Author Archive: Pastor Mark

Fear and Faith

British mathematician, philosopher and famous atheist, Bertrand Russell had this to say about fear and faith. “Religion is based mainly on fear … fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the basis of the whole thing.… Science can help us to get over this craven fear in which mankind has […]

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October 2021 Update

Dear FBC Friends, Crisp fall weather, bonfires, sweaters, football, amazing colors in the trees, pumpkin-spiced everything! These are a few of my favorite things. With the change of the seasons we can see God’s beautifully creative work all around us. Also with the change of seasons, please look for fresh starts and new direction. We […]

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August 1 Update

Dear FBC Friend, The summer will soon wind down and back to school flyers are already appearing. Our attendance, including returning frequent guests, has been steadily growing over the past few months. Praise God! We want to continue to reach more of our community. Thanks for inviting friends, family and neighbors to join you at church […]

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COVID Restrictions Lifted in New York

Great news from the NY Health Department website on June 15, 2021. “COVID-19 restrictions are now lifted, as 70% of adults have received their first dose of the vaccine. New York State’s health guidance and industry specific guidelines are now optional across commercial and social settings.” We will no longer need to wear masks or social […]

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Book Recommendation – Summer Reading

If you are looking for a great book to start off your summer reading, here is my (Pastor Mark) recommendation: Jesus the King: Understanding the life and death of the Son of God by Tim Keller. This will nicely compliment our new The Cross & The Crown sermon series at FBC. I also recommend you […]

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June 2021 Update

What’s happening this month at First Baptist in Dunkirk? How will you worship, grow and share? It’s June and western NY is staring to warm up again. Lake Erie and our local lakes are inviting us to jump in. The school year at CCA is wrapping up and we are all looking forward to a […]

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COVID Update May 19, 2021

Dear Church Family and Friends, Praise God that our nation and our state are starting to see positive changes in the pandemic and are lifting more of the restrictions. We will obey the state requirements and honor those in authority over us while we show grace to those who are fearful or at greater risk. […]

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