News -- for the week of February 11 - February 17, 2019
The First Baptist Church family is excited to welcome our new pastor, Brother Ty Danielson, his wife Alex and their sweet 2-year-old son Philip to Hamburg after they were overwhelmingly approved on Sunday, February 10th. We look forward to helping their family transition into ours.
As they make arrangements to make this move, we will have to be patient for a little longer. Brother Ty will be here to preach for the first time on March 3rd. Please be sure to welcome him if you see him around town as he intends to begin visiting and getting to know our community.
Since Alex is a school teacher under contract, she will be staying in Mississippi with Philip until the end of the school year which is about 3 months down the road. Ty plans on spending 4-5 days per week here and then traveling home to be with his family for a short time each week.
They will be working on taking care of their current housing situation and eventually we will be helping them fully move into our parsonage.
During the weeks when Brother Ty begins staying in the parsonage, it would be a great blessing if members of the church could think about inviting him out, or into our homes for some meals – or maybe just taking something by. We have time to think about that and perhaps some organization. Pray about it and pray for he and his family during this time.
We will have a potluck lunch in the ROC after morning worship on the 24th for Bro. Bill’s last Sunday. The church will provide the meat, rolls, and drinks.
Please bring sides and desserts and join us as he and Mrs. June prepare for the next step in their ministry. A love offering will be received.
Dear Church Members,
The first meeting of GriefShare, a 13 week video based grief support group, will be Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00. It will meet once a week in the Clara Jane Hall classroom in the Fellowship Hall. The fee for the workbook is $15.00 with scholarships available upon request.
Please call the church office at 853-5520 to register and to also let Deedee know if you are in need of nursery services.
Thank you to everyone who helped make last weekend a success. From the clean-up, to the Meet & Greet for Bro. Ty, Mrs. Alex & Philip, Sunday Services, the vote to call him as our new senior pastor, to the Valentine Banquet……..and the baby shower ….everyone worked together and made for a blessed weekend. Praise our Lord for His continued grace, mercy and many blessings!!
Thank you to Ben Carpenter and the choir who took charge of leading worship when I had to leave suddenly on Sunday.
We are excited about Bro. Ty and family coming to be with us as senior pastor.
Just a Note of THANKS for all the prayers, emails and texts and the sweet offers of help. We love you all and can't thank you all enough for your kindnesses.
Also, by the time you read this, I plan to have decided about Wednesday’s choir rehearsal and to have let you all know.
Blessing on you all,Bro. Bob
The Helping Hands Food Pantry is looking for someone to fill in for Ralph Parker at the pantry until he returns. The job is strictly volunteer and preferably a member of First Baptist Church. The work is needed every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 until 12:00 noon, as well as an hour of two a couple of times a month. The applicant must be able to lift and carry loads of 20 - 40#. If you are interested please contact Mary Williams or Kenneth at 870-853-2334.
Ladies Bible Study
Ladies join us for our winter bible study starting Tuesday, February 5 at 10 am and 6 pm for a 7 session study on
Psalm 23 The Shepherd With Me by Jennifer Rothschild.
Call the office to reserve your book or drop by there to pick one up. Books are $15.00.
Also, let us know if you need a nursery.
Our Nursery is currently looking for some volunteers to help out but also to fill a now vacant paid position. This position includes a commitment to being faithful in service to our nursery and to assist Mrs. Pat as needed.
Applicants should love babies, be physically able to change soiled diapers, to clean up as needed and to be flexible for the baby as well as the 2 & 3 year old room.
Please contact the church office and fill out an application.
Before anything, I want to give a big thank you to some people. Thank you so much to everyone who came and help with the work day. I wish I had taken before and after pictures but there was a lot of work that was done and our whole campus looks beautiful! Thank you to those who came to the meet & greet for Bro Ty and his family. Thank you to everyone, men and women, who helped cook, set up and tear down for the Valentine's Banquet. Finally, thank you to the Pastor Search Committee for their diligence and following God's leadership in bringing Bro. Ty here to FBC Hamburg. I cannot tell you how excited I am for the future of this church and this community!
This Wednesday we are continuing our series New≠Easy. We are going to be digging into Philippians 1:21-30 and talking about how living is Christ. It is going to be a great night of worship and I cannot wait to see the students there!
Last thing...if you aren't in service somewhere on a Wednesday night yet, let me challenge you to pray about service with Awana or our Student Ministry. Both ministries are growing, and growing fast! With this growth, we are all in need of more adults to come in, hang out with kids/students and point them to Christ by the way we act, speak, and interact with them. There are always ways to serve, and serving doesn't have an age limit. You are never too young or old to serve! Kids/Students don't care about age...they just want someone to take them as they are, love them, and invest in their lives.
We need volunteers for Youth Supper on Wednesday nights!! Contact Lonni Davis 500-3190
You are invited to a baby shower honoring
Anna Lauhon Henderson
On February 10th
At 1:30 to 2:30
In the Fellowship Hall
Gender of the baby is a surprise to everyone.
Anna is Registered at Harrison's, LaGrone's, Babylist, & Target
To write to Ralph Parker: Ralph Parker
c/o Amanda Stewart
3036 Blossom Trail Lane
Franklin, TN 37064
Feb. 13: Emily Wright & Emily Wisener
Feb. 20: Ramona Sanderlin & Sandra Knight
Feb. 27: Joy Barnes & Sharon Burnett
Thanks to everyone who helps with AWANA!!
Week of February 17, 2019
Ben Carpenter 489-6019
Brad Davis 814-1653
DeWayne Massey 737-2926
Jack Shell 853-6457
February 17, 2019
Ushers: Steve Hartshorn, Chairman, Jimmy Murphy, Noel McGilton, Wade Tubbs, Mark Johns, Rick Murdaugh, Nick Martin, Clay Poole, David Wesson
Feb. 17: Bed Babies: Lonni Davis
2 & 3 Year Olds: Taylor Lauhon
Feb. 24: Bed Babies: Deanne Murphy
2 & 3 Year Olds: Randi Burchfield
Please be in your area by 10:40 for choir members to get in place.
February 10, 2019
Sunday School - 186
Budget Offering — $13,108.33
Z U M B A F I T N E S S C L A S S E S
are offered weekly at the ROC on Monday and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. Each class has a short devotion and prayer circle following exercise.
Everyone is invited at attend.
Cost is $3 per class.