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By Corinne Scott, Impact Editor

Teresa “Terri” A. Hammerbeck is not shy when she talks about her relationship with Jesus. She boldly said, “I’m just so very thankful for Christ in my life. I just can’t imagine my life without Him or going through life events without remembering the Lord. He is so real to me. It’s not religion; it’s the


At an interview at her workplace, Terri, 62, shared bits and pieces of her life, including the miraculous coming to salvation for both her and Rob, her husband of 39 years.

Born in Johnson City, Tenn., and raised in Petersham, Mass., Terri graduated from Mahar Regional High School in Orange, Mass., in 1976. She then studied public communications and fine arts at the Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Mass.

Terri had a Christian mother and a praying Baptist grandmother. She attended Sunday school and youth group at a Congregational Church. “I felt close to the Lord,” Terri said, “but I never thought of myself as being saved.” Terri then went out to Sun Valley, Idaho, “chasing a boyfriend.” She said that lasted a year, but while in Idaho, she met Rob Hammerbeck. Rob’s employer and his employer’s secretary were strong Christians, and they kept telling Rob he

“Making Disciples and Loving the Least of These”

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Please see Terri on Page 6 needed to go to this church -- an Assembly of God church.

“We were dating and Rob took me,” Terri said. “I had never been to an Assembly of God church. I did not know what a Pentecostal church was like. I had no idea. I was kind of scared. I almost got up and ran out.

“I’m embarrassed to say, Rob and I smoked pot. So, we’d go to church, and then on our way to dinner we’d smoke a joint and talk about the service.” Then Rob proposed to Terri. They went through counseling at that church where they chose to get married. Within a couple of months, Terri became pregnant. She said that that kind of changed things for both of them. “We needed something different in our lives because we are going to be responsible for another life,” Terri said. “We both got saved in that church – Rob on a Wednesday night and me at a Sunday service. Afterwards, we had no desire to smoke, drink alcohol or anything. We were instantly

transformed. We knew we had been touched by God. There were no ifs, ands or buts about it. It was a complete, 180-degree transformation. I will never forget that feeling for as long as I live, of being fully whole, fully changed. We lost friends because of it. All of that. It was something.”

Following their salvation experience, Terri Hammerbeck volunteers at the Welcome

Center, smiling and greeting people as they come, offering help and direction as needed. Photo by Dave Hudacek/Bayside In Focus.

Hearts Who


“The Lord is

so real to


Where are you


“ 1 Oh, the joys of those who do not

follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with

mockers. 2 But they delight in the law of

the Lord, meditating on it day and night.

3 They are like trees planted along the

riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they

prosper in all they do. 4 But not the

wicked! They are like worthless chaff,

scattered by the wind. 5 They will be

condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the

godly. 6 For the Lord watches over the

path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.” Psalm 1 NLT

I love this Psalm because it answers the question of how to be blessed. Spurgeon put it this way, “It is an old saying, and possibly a true one, that every man is seeking after happiness. If it be so, then every man should read this Psalm, for this directeth us where happiness is to be found in its highest degree and purest form.”

My encouragement to you is to read and contemplate this Psalm. Meditate on it and then make a diligent effort to apply it in your life. If you do, you can discover, “where happiness is to be found”! God Bless, Pastor Mark


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Connections Ministry—

God Wrote Philip

and Jenny’s Love


By Amida Gallito,

Connections Ministry Team Leader

Philip and Jenny McCotter lead the Con-nections Ministry Bridge Team. This team works behind the scenes to con-nect everyone who comes to Bayside to our church family.

Philip, 24, is the son of Phil and Ruth McCotter. Philip attended Bayside grow-ing up and was active in Bayside’s youth group. Jenny, 25, is the daughter of Mary and Paul Vliek. Both Philip and Jenny grew up with parents who love the Lord. At a young age, each had trust-ed that Jesus ditrust-ed on the cross in our place and rose from the dead three days later.

Jenny struggled with abiding and walk-ing closely with Christ in high school until her senior year when the Lord drew her back to Him. A year later, she went overseas for the first time and the Lord slowly grew her heart for the un-reached peoples of the world, which led her to Moody Bible Institute where she met Philip.

Philip and Jenny started dating in the Fall of 2016 in Chicago and got married

in November 2017. They attended Eth-nos360 Bible Institute. After completing two years of training, they moved to Superior in January 2020 and shortly after became members of Bayside Bap-tist Church. They have been part of the Missions Focus Team, and Jenny also helps in the nursery.

For the past three years, Philip and Jen-ny have felt the Lord leading them to overseas missions. Lord willing, they hope to attend a two-year program fo-cused on practical missions training and the Christian life at the Ethnos360 Mis-sionary Training Center later this year. Ethnos360 is focused on planting church-es among unreached tribal people, and Philip and Jenny are excited to be a part of it.

Philip and Jenny have a 1½-year-old son, Micah. They have another baby due in August.

What made you decide

to serve in the

Connec-tions ministry and lead

the Bridge Team?

“We had been hoping to jump into serv-ing the church body in some way, but with COVID hitting last March, it became difficult to know how and where we could serve besides continuing to be part of the Missions Focus Team. At the first meeting (Connections Ministry), we learned about the heart behind the min-istry and felt it was something we’d like to be a part of. We’ve enjoyed getting to know our brothers and sisters in Christ in this way. We’ve also enjoyed getting to know the other members of the Connec-tions Ministry and have been encour-aged by them. We know that the body cannot function without each member using their God-given gifts to uphold one another, and this is one way we can be obedient in building up our local body at Bayside.”

Surely, God wrote Philip and Jenny’s love story, and wrote the love for serving God in both their hearts.

“Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.”

Romans 12:11, ESV

Philip and Jenny McCotter relax with their son, Micah, outdoors at Bayside where they serve to-gether on the Connections Ministry Team. Photo by Amida Gallito/Bayside In Focus.


By Cheri Boreen, Missions Team Member The Valentines are Bayside’s supported missionaries to Poland. They serve with Converge. Their purpose is disciple mak-ing and church plantmak-ing as they work with Polish evangelical leaders. In No-vember 2019, they came back to the United States to train for six to seven months, to connect with supporters and to visit families. Their return to Poland was delayed in 2020.

Below is their thank you to Bayside for continued support.

“This past year has been filled with many ups and downs, but it was not short of adventure and much joy in the midst of interrupted plans, delay in our return to Poland and navigating both homeschool (in America) and now virtual school in Poland. Despite many changes of (or cancelled) plans during our time in Amer-ica, we reflect with thankful hearts for the family and friends we did get to see. In a year that introduced us all to wear-ing masks, quarantine/isolation, work from home and constant change, the

Lord continues to be gracious, abounding in Love and He remains unchanging: He is our constant hope and peace. As you can see, the kids -- Karis, Isaac, Olivia, and Milo – are growing like crazy! Steve con-tinues to navigate ministry work from home and in person when possible. No matter what 2020 held for you, we hope you feel the Love of Christ in a real and tangible way.”

For ministry updates from the Valen-tines, find them on Facebook. (Valentine: Running in Obedience, Resting in the Gospel) They do an amazing job keeping supporters up to date on their ministry. The Valentine Family: Steve and Jenny with their children: (From left) Karis, Olivia, Milo and Isaac.

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People, One


By Ruth Juntune, Deacon

From the time the intimate loving God, Elohim, created man out of a mixture of dirt and water, shaped him with His own hands, and breathed the breath of life into him, God has been in the business of reaching out and opening the door to welcome us into increasing close fellowship with Him.

Jesus chose a motley crew of individ-uals to carry on His ministry. Peter, ever brash, impetuous, promising more than he could deliver, was called the ‘Rock’ of the church. Thomas, who could have come from Missouri, didn’t believe until he could see for himself. Nathaniel qui-etly followed Jesus. Matthew, the cheating tax collector, repented and repaid, while Judas, the treasurer stole money from the community pot before he finally betrayed Jesus. Barnabas was the encourager who loved people and, when Mark messed up, came alongside him to restore him to ministry. And so, the 12 chosen became a microcosm of the church today. We can all identify with one or more of them.

God, who knows every cell of our body; how we are wired; the thoughts, motives, and intent of our hearts before we do, provided a Ris-en Savior in Jesus Christ to offer for-giveness for our sin and healing for our shame. His goal is that each one of us become like Him as we are His hands and feet to minister to those around us.

Many of us practice reading through the Bible every year. This year I am reading the Amplified Bible and am finding passages that are so familiar take on new meaning.

“So I, the prisoner for the Lord, ap-peal to you to live a life worthy of

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By Olivia Stano, Family Ministries Director Hello Bayside!

One of our goals the youth leaders and I agreed on was that we wanted to teach the students about worship and create a space where they could experience Wor-ship. Lela Brown, one of our awesome youth leaders, was eager and excited to take on the responsibility alongside of being involved in the Youth Worship Team, to teach the students what wor-ship looks like and all the different acts of worship. Lela has spent months talk-ing about the different acts of worship and how worship is not just singing but giving as well.

When the time was right, we put our words into actions. We got our Compas-sion International Catalog and started looking at all the fundraising opportuni-ties that we could do with the students. Lela presented the idea and the students picked what they wanted to raise money for from the catalog. They chose a Water Well. Our goal was to raise $400 so we could provide six families with fresh, safe and clean water wells.

We wanted to make this fundraiser fun and exciting for the students, so we had incentives. When we reached a new milestone, one of the leaders of the stu-dents’ choice, would eat something nas-ty! The students were so nice to choose among some of our least favorite foods to eat. We ate everything from Ranch soda, worm, crickets, tomatoes, black olives, sardines, pickled herring, and the spiciest chip for the finale.

We honestly thought that this fundraiser was going to take the rest of the semes-ter, but these students raised OVER $400 in less than eight weeks!! In fact, they raised enough money to purchase Water Wells for eight families!! How amazing is that?!

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By Allyse Prichard,

Women’s Ministry Team Leader

The new Women’s Ministry started with closing out the last part of the old Wom-en’s Ministry: The Secret Sister Ministry. Once a year, women would gather at Bayside and indulge in a chocolate foun-tain with an array of dipping items. They would listen to a short message, and then find out who had been giving them encouraging notes and gifts throughout the previous year. They would then start the cycle over again with a new secret sister.

This year on Saturday, April 10, the women met at the church to reveal their secret sisters, but, unfortunately, there was no chocolate fountain. The women each received a small box, which, fortu-nately, did have chocolate in it, although not in liquid form. They also received a notebook which they were encouraged to use as a thankfulness journal. There was also an envelope they were told not

to open until given permission. The room was set up with chairs in a circle as this year there was no food and there would not be a new cycle of sisterhood beginning.

Allyse Prichard welcomed the women and mentioned that there was a card in the boxes with an e-mail to send ques-tions, ideas or comments to the Wom-en’s Ministry team. Allyse gave a short devotional on good works and reminded the women that while they were not starting the secret sister cycle up again this year that they were all still called to do good works for one another, citing several verses from Titus as well as oth-ers as the basis for her lesson.

Then it was time for the ladies to find out who their secret sister was. Allyse demonstrated opening the envelope and reading out the name of her secret sis-ter. She then had the next woman on the circle open hers, intending to go

Who is my Secret Sister?

Allyse Prichard, team leader for the new Women’s Ministry, leads the “Reveal” for secret sisters. Photo by Amida Gallito/Bayside in Focus



around the circle one by one so that each woman would have a moment in the spotlight to find out the name and then find the person. Unfortunately, there was a mix up with the names. Ra-ther than finding out the name of their secret sister, the women found them-selves reading the name of the woman they had given to. Despite the mix up, the women still found out who their secret sisters were.

Allyse read off the master list any who were not there to reveal themselves. The women who did not attend will still get a box with the correct name in it so that they, too, can find out who has been giving them encouragement during this especially difficult year.

“The saying is trustworthy, and I want

you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.” Titus 3:8

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Terri and Rob began to grow. They were youth leaders at the church. They also experienced a personal miracle. Terri said they were praying for their son who had a really high fever in the middle of the night.

“As we were praying for him,” Terri said, “both of us saw, at the same time, fiery darts being thrown towards him, and we just cried out in the name of Jesus to stop them! We used the powerful name of Jesus, and instantly those darts were extinguished, and our son’s fever came down. That was huge for me, really big. Rob and I believe all things are possible.” Terri and Rob began attending Ogden Avenue Baptist Church in the early 1990s. They left for a while, and then came to Bayside Baptist shortly after hearing Mark Pavola had become the senior pastor. Terri had taken Pavola’s Quest class at the Encounter.

Terri is certainly one of those “hearts that serve.” She has been in the same small group for about 10 years, she has served on the church board and has To witness the students’ enthusiastic

hearts who wanted to serve and help these families was humbling. Yes, it was fun to torture the youth leaders by eating something that we hated, but what a great reason to! There wasn’t one Wednesday during that whole fund-raiser where the jar that we passed around to drop money in, came back empty. I know that these students took to heart that tithing is an act of worship, alongside serving and much more. I asked one of our students to explain to me why this fundraiser was so important and why we as believers should perform acts of worship daily. She said, “God gave His life for us, so the least we can do is give back to others.”

What more do I have to say? God pro-vided, and we have the best Youth Group we could ask for! This will not be our last fundraiser as we are currently looking into what God is calling us to do next for our living acts of Worship. We appreciate your prayers for our youth leaders and Youth Group as we continue striving toward the goal!

In Christ, Olivia Stano

Co-ed Softball


Bayside will be sponsoring a soft-ball team this summer in the co-ed church softball league on Tues-day nights. The team is open to anyone ages 14 and up. Please contact Noah Stano or Pastor Tom to sign up by Sunday, May 9. First game will be on Tuesday, May 18.

Bayside 101 –

Know more about

Bayside Baptist Church.

Every fourth Sunday of the month, the Connections Ministry will have an infor-mal session to help you know more about Bayside Baptist Church. Look for the Bayside 101 sign in the foyer and meet with representatives of the Con-nections Ministry team. We will have a brief tour of the church and introduce you to church staff and ministry leaders we meet along the way. We will also review the different ministries and pro-grams that might interest you. Take the next step, learn how you can plug in and become part of the life of Bayside Baptist Church. Rendezvous with your tour guides at the fireplace in the front of the sanctuary after the church ser-vice.

the calling to which you have been called [that is, to live a life that exhibits godly character, moral courage, person-al integrity, and mature behavior—a life that expresses gratitude to God for your salvation], with all humility [forsaking self-righteousness], and gen-tleness [maintaining self-control], with patience, bearing with one another in [unselfish] love. Make every effort to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the bond of peace [each individual working together to make the whole success-ful].” Ephesians 4:1-4 (AMP)

“Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and show-ers righteousness on you.” Hosea 10:12 (NIV)

May God bless each one of us as we grow in our relationships with God, oth-ers and ourselves.

been on the decorating and gardening teams. She has taken the Leadership class and the Spiritual Gifts class. She discovered her spiritual gifts are faith, mercy and knowing.

“It was neat for me to see that faith was my number one,” Terri said. “Because I just believe.”

One of Terri’s favorite passages is Philippians 4:6-9, with special emphasis on verse 8: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable,

whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any

excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Terri has been the office manager at Greenwood Cemetery about 10 ½ years. She enjoys artsy stuff and anything outdoors, such as gardening and horseback riding. She and Rob have three sons: Andy, 38, Ryan, 35, and Travis, 29. They have one grandson, who is Andy’s son.


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For God and for Eternity

Copyright. All rights reserved. May 2021 * Volume 4, No. 8

Impact is a publication of Bayside Baptist Church. The purpose of the publication is to raise awareness of ministries of the church and the impact of those ministries for God and for Eternity. We pray the impacts will glorify God and bring hope, encouragement, peace and the unconditional love of Jesus Christ to readers of “IMPACT.”

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Shane McCotter -- Webmaster Allyse Prichard — Women’s Ministry

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Why don’t mummies go to summer camp?

They’re afraid to relax and unwind.

At summer camp, what did the lake say to the sailboat?

Nothing, it just waved.

Where did the sheep go to summer camp? —— The Baa-hamas! Why didn’t the elephant buy a suitcase for his summer camp? Because he already had a trunk! Where do cows go for summer camp? —— Moo York. Where do eggs go for summer camp? ——New Yolk City! Where do sharks go to summer camp? ——Finland. What do cows wear to summer camp in Hawaii? ——Moo Moo’s.

Teacher: Please use the words

“letter carrier” in a sentence.

Student: Yes, ma’am. “My dad said

that after seeing how many things my sister was bringing on to summer camp, he would rather letter carrier own luggage.”

“Motherhood is a million little moments that God weaves together

with grace, redemption, laughter, tears, and most of all love.”

Lysa TerKeurst



Happy Mother’s

Day to

Carli Dudzik, who

gave birth to a

daughter, Sawyer

Mae, on April 8,


Photo by Dawn Vergamini/ Bayside in Focus

For you created my

inmost being;

you knit me

together in my

mother’s womb.

I praise you because

I am fearfully and

wonderfully made;

your works are

wonderful, I know

that full well.

Psalm 139: 13-14

Sunday Preservice Prayer, 9:30 a.m. (In person) Youth Room

Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. (In person and Live Stream)

Mondays, Men’s Weekly Book Study, “Pilgrim’s Progress” at the church, 6:30 p.m.—8 p.m.

Wednesdays, Digging Deeper Bible Study Book of Romans, 6:30 p.m. (In person only)

Wednesdays, Garage Guys Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. (In person in the Garage)

Family Ministry events for kids, youth and their families:

Youth Group (6th-12th grade) Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Last day is May 19

Children’s Small Group (PreK-5th Grade), Wednesdays, 6:30p.m. –7:30 p.m. Last day is May 19

Wednesdays, Youth Group at Taryn Packa’s home, 1 p.m.—3 p.m.

Thursdays@4 Prayer Cell — 4p.m.— 5p.m., Blue room at Bayside

Sunday Nursery open Sundays for ages 0-3 years

May 9, Sunday, Mother’s Day

May 11, Tuesday, JOY Book Club, 12:15 p.m., lunch at Perkins/Superior; 1:30 p.m. Discussion of “The Lion of Babylon”

at Bayside.

May 11, Tuesday, Missions Focus Prayer Zoom, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Contact Pastro Tom to be included in the email

Zoom link.

May 13, Thursday, Membership Class, 6 p.m.

May 18, Tuesday, First Church Softball Game (Times and locations to be announced.)

May 22, Saturday, Opening of Bayside Community Garden, Noon. All are welcome to come help!

May 23, Sunday, Bayside 101, after the service

May 23, Sunday, Gather and Pray (GAP) 6 p.m.—7 p.m.

May 31, Monday, Memorial Day




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