Greetings in Jesus’ Name.  What a wonderful time yesterday of simply experiencing the awesome presence of the Lord God in our midst.  I trust that you were able to be with us as we worshipped & then conducted Kingdom business.  Elsewhere in the Lamplighter will be information about the Pastor Search  Committee.  Please pray for these 5 folks as they seek first and foremost to know the mind of God concerning our future senior pastor.


As we spoke in the morning message, were you aware of any roadblocks that may be blocking you or the church?   Is there a failure to persevere in prayer?  Am I spending    adequate and quality time alone with Jesus?  Am I forsaking the gift that God has given me or do I practice it for His glory?  Am I   fleeing from any obligation that God has given me, or am I pressing on to reach that goal and pursue the obligations that Christ has laid on my heart?


Lastly, am I somewhat ashamed & fearful about sharing the Good News?  Or do I gladly stand up for Jesus and trust His Word.  Remember as you go through this week….ask God to give you at least one serious spiritual conversation (not just religious talk!!) with a friend or neighbor or acquaintance.  It’ll be the highlight of your week! 


May you be thoroughly blessed as you serve the Risen Lord and walk with Him this week.


Bro. Bill

Cell 903-280-1119


“I would like to thank the church for their prayers & participation in the election of the Pastor Search Committee. The committee is Dan Courson, Chair;  Ben Carpenter, Karen Morris, Jimmy Murphy, & Tracy Streeter. Please continue to keep this group in your daily prayers as they begin the important task of searching out the man God has set aside to pastor & lead FBC Hamburg.”
In Christ,

Keith Long

Sunday was another great day in the life of our church.  Sunday morning the church chose the new search committee.  We all need to keep them in our prayers daily. Sunday evening after a great Sunday night Hamburger/Hot Dog Social (Thanks, Joe, Steven, Ralph, Derenda & Rhonda) the church chose our :


1) Primary Mission Statement:

Our Primary Mission is to be an evangelizing church that reaches unbelievers, and disciples believers.


2)   Core Values: 

   1)   Family:  Teaching that God is the center of the family. Encouraging healthy relationships between   parents and their children, according to God’s design  for the family.

   2)Evangelism:  Seeking the lost and spreading the good news of Christ to all people in our community, state, nation and abroad.

   3)Biblical Instruction:  Being familiar with & having the desire to know the plan of salvation, truths of scripture, including prayer, discipleship, Bible study, tithing,                             Ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

   4) Leadership & Service:  Christians actively involved and serving in the ministries and missions, locally and abroad of the church.

   5)  Worship:  Glorifying and acknowledging God with our abilities through worship.

   6) Fellowship:  Spending time with other Christians, encouraging them, comforting them, caring about them and strengthening our faith with one another. 

3) Vision Statement:

    ●To share the Good News of Jesus Christ with a lost and dying world; and in the next five years have an     actively involved membership of 325- 500 members.

    ●To lead the lost to Christ and disciple them to spiritual maturity through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, Bible study, small group studies, seminars, revivals,

       and retreats for the development of the church member’s gift and talents.

    ●To be a place of refuge and hope for the future generations of our community—a lighthouse in their stormy world and a sanctuary where they can find unconditional love,             forgiveness, encouragement and  direction for their lives.

    ●To be a church of missionaries as we develop and empower believers for their own ministry and mission both in this community and the world.  Our dream is to send our             members on short-term mission projects throughout our state, nation and world.


We should all pray these statements will truly guide us to be a Great Commission Church.

Kenneth Williams


Wild Game Supper and Silent Auction
For Lottie Moon Missions
November 4, 2018
More information coming!!

I am in need of items for the auction.  Food items can be brought to the auction or I will make you a Gift Certificate. You can make an item or go out and buy an item. Please get the items to me or let me know what your item is by Wednesday, October 31, so the bid sheet can be made.

Most of all, Come and Enjoy the Food, Fellowship and Bid to kick off our offering for the Lottie Moon International Missions.


Linda Yarbrough -- 870-853-8123 or 870-831-0451.               


Next 2nd Sunday Dinner

October 14, 2018.

Serving from 11:30-1:30

Ashley County Fairgrounds. 

Menu:    Cajun Roasted Pork Loin

                (well seasoned, but NOT HOT!),

                Justin Wilson’s Dirty Rice,

                Baby Lima Butterbeans,

                CHEESY Bread, Drink & Yummy Dessert. 

All this for a $10 donation!

Hope y’all can join us! 

Call Sandra Dee Dorman at 870-737-3121


So thankful for our choir. Beautiful music last Sunday. I also appreciate our Praise Team and all that they add to the service.


I thought it was a very good day. We all need to pray for our Pastor Search Committee. God has a man already selected for our church and we need to pray for our committee as they follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.



I’ve had several youth talk to me about the youth doing a few songs at Christmas. I’m all for it! I need to hear from some more of you and you need to select a rehearsal time. Just let me know.


Organ Dedication
The new organ should be installed withing the next two weeks. Bryan has it almost ready and Bryan will play a recital at the dedication service on November 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Adult Choir Rehearsals
We meet each Wednesday at 7:30. No matter what else is going on, we will have rehearsal at 7:30. We will rehearse Christmas music first and then our Worship music.

Children’s Choir
The children are working on some songs for worship and we will be singing The People of the Church again very soon.

Bro. Bob


We will continue to receive your gifts to the Dixie Jackson Offering for State Missions.


From the WOM, we thank everyone who   participated in the Dixie’s Delectables Auction.  We raised $1,228 for the Dixie Jackson Mission Offering for Arkansas Missions.

Remember this offering will be received through October 21st and our church goal is $4,100.  To date you have given $3,023.

Thanks for being a mission minded church!!


First off, I need to give a huge thank you to the Shiver's for opening up their home last Saturday for Scatterdays. The plan was to have a cookout and play some Water jug Wiffle Ball, but the rain got the best of us. We still went out there and had a great time eating, watching the Razorback game and playing some board games! Thank you so much for serving our students by opening up your home for us!


This Wednesday we are going to be continuing our series The Gospel According to Culture. We are going to be digging into Genesis 1 and talking about how God created us in his image but that our sin has corrupted what that image is. It is going to be a great night of worship and I cannot wait to see the students there!


                                                         Turner Roberts

                                                         John 1:4

We need volunteers for Youth Supper on Wednesday nights!! Contact Lonni Davis  500-3190


Just a few notes about Branson.  I’m trying to get the itinerary out to everyone, but in case I miss you, here are a few details about the morning of departure:


The weather in Branson will be comfortable. Highs in the low 60's. Lows around 50.  At this time, rain is forecast for Friday, but you know how that can change. We will only be gone 2 nights, so remember that when packing. Last year, a few of you took enough luggage for an arctic expedition. By the way, please dress warmly for the shows. It’s usually very cold in the theaters.


Thursday, October 18

7:30 a.m. Breakfast at the church. (Be sure to park on the WEST side of the church by the Fellowship Hall. We will load and unload there.) Leave your luggage out by the bus before you go to eat. Make sure your luggage is clearly marked with a name tag.

8:00 a.m. Departure

See you Thursday,

Bro. Bob


Oct 10: Glow Night…….Fun at game time

                Bring flashlights & anything that glows

Food:   Linda Hollis and Brenda Wayne


Oct 17:  Missions Night...Special Guest is an International Missionary

Food:  Mildred Summerland, Margaret Massey, and Linda Harville


Oct 24:  Crazy Sock Night…….

Food:   Sandra Knight and Ramona Sanderlin


Oct 31:  Fall Festival…

              Regular AWANA will NOT meet.

              Bring your family for the fun

Food:   Fall festival










Kristin Nutter



Bob Barnes                    853-6996

Todd Callaway              831-9538

Dan Courson                 304-7264

Steve Hartshorn           853-6070






October 21, 2018

Ushers: Dan Courson, Chairman, Donald Wayne, Ryan Knight,  Mike Sanderlin, Larry Smith, Patrick Chapman, Billy Dean Akers, Jerry Freeman


October 21:  Bed Babies:  Tracy Tucker

                  2 & 3 Year Olds:   DeAnne Murphy

October 28:  Bed Babies:  Taylor Lauhon

                   2 & 3 Year Olds:  Jana Evans

Please be in your area by 10:45 for choir members to get in place.