Author Archive: Pastor Mark

Billy Graham goes home

A fitting tribute to a man with a passion for our world. William Franklin Graham Jr., the Baptist evangelist who preached to more than 200 million people and became one of the most notable figures of the 20th century, died on Feb. 21 in Montreat, North Carolina. Known the world over as Billy, he spent […]

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Struggling with Anxiety & Worry?

Do you struggle with anxiety and worry? Who doesn’t? One in six U.S. adults reported taking a psychiatric drug primarily to help with depression and anxiety (according to a 2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey). We tend to worry about our kids, our career, our marriage, our relationships, our weight, our finances, just about anything and everything. […]

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Worship. Grow. Share.

Pastor’s Challenge from our Annual Business Meeting: WORSHIP, GROW, SHARE The mission of First Baptist Church is to make and mature disciples who worship God, grow spiritually, and share the Gospel and their spiritual gifts. Greatest Command: Love the Lord your God – Luke 10:27; Glorify God – 1 Corinthians 10:31 God’s Will: Spiritual Maturity […]

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New Year’s Thoughts & Challenge

In Colossians 2:13-14 we learn that when Jesus Christ died on the cross, He paid the penalty for our sins, He canceled the debt we owed, and He provided forgiveness for all our sins. “And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven […]

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What is Advent?

Advent at FBC Celebrate Advent with us this December as we prepare for and look forward to celebrating Christmas. The word “advent” comes from the Latin term “adventus” which means “arrival” or “coming,” particularly the arrival of something or someone of great significance. The season of Advent is a period of both reflection and celebration. […]

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Thanksgiving Checkup

THANKSGIVING Checkup Would the people who live nearest to you characterize you as a complaining person or a thankful person? When was the last time you sat down to literally count your blessings? When was the last time you spent time grumbling, moaning and complaining about life? When you look at your world, are you […]

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Are you growing?

Are you still growing spiritually or have you already “arrived”? Join our adult bible study this Sunday morning at 11:00 am after the worship service.

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New Adult Bible Study: Discipleship

Are you dealing with life’s challenges in a godly way or are just doing your best? How is your own personal spiritual walk? Do you know how to help and encourage others to grow? Pastor Mark Massaro is teaching a Bible study focused on discipleship during our Sunday School hour at 11 am. The class […]

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New Women’s Bible Study

Discover how our redeeming God desires a deeper relationship with you. Cindi Massaro is teaching a women’s Bible study of the book of Exodus during our Sunday School hour at 11 am. The class will meet in the Conference Room next to our Welcome Center on the main floor of the church.

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Installation Service for Pastor Mark Massaro

On Sunday October 29, 2017, Rev. Thayne Bodenmiller (FBC former interim pastor), Rev. Jim Vogel, Executive Director of Northeast Fellowship (association of independent, Bible-believing, Christ-honoring, Baptist churches) charged the church and new senior pastor as First Baptist Church – Dunkirk, NY celebrated the installation of Rev. Mark Massaro. Deacon chair, Robert Whittemore welcomed the Massaro’s […]

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