News -- for the week of April 15 - 21, 2019
I want to thank those of you who came to hear The Story at First Baptist North Crossett this past Sunday Evening. It is a powerful program that presents the overarching salvation story in the Bible. This next week we will host the combined choir here at FBC Hamburg, and I want to encourage you to plan on attending and invite your family and friends. We will have a wonderful time this Sunday evening.
With even more joy, I am excited to celebrate the most important holiday of our year with you this Resurrection Sunday. We have the joy of celebrating the defeat of sin and death with Christ’s resurrection from the dead. Christ is the only hope for this world, and it is on this Sunday that we celebrate the fact that there is an empty tomb in Israel today. Please invite your friends and family to celebrate Easter with us. As a church family, I want to encourage you to be ready to greet those who do not come to church regularly and let them know we are glad to have them here.
Please take time this week to read the latter half of the gospels and remind ourselves what all Jesus went through to redeem us. We can never do enough to express gratitude for the salvation he offers us. Daily we can rest in his grace we and praise him for the greatest gift.
Presented Sunday night at 6:00, April 21 at First Baptist Church of Hamburg. Everyone is welcome to hear this Easter musical presented by five Ashley County Choirs.
This week for us is a toss-up. If the weather allows Awanas to go on the Easter egg hunt, we will stay at the ROC and have a worship service geared towards the crucifixion and resurrection. If the weather doesn't cooperate, then we will take the bus again to Crossett for the final night of the Area Wide Youth Event! If we go, we will leave the ROC at 5:45 and be back by 7:30!
I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend! Enjoy time with family and friends, and most importantly, don't lose sight of the bigger picture. Christ came, lived among his creation that had turned their backs on him, died for them (for us) and rose again, beating sin and death and offering new life to those who put their faith and trust in who he is and what he has done! Hope to see you Sunday so we can all worship the Risen Savior!
Wednesday Night Suppers!!
If you can cook & serve, contact Lonni Davis 500-3190.
A grief support group is meeting on Tuesdays at 6:00 through May 28th in the fellowship hall. The group will not meet during spring break. One can join the GriefShare group at any time. Each session is “self-contained” and sessions do not have to be attended in sequence. Plans are to have the program available again in August.
Bridal Shower Honoring
Bride-elect of Aaron Flemister
Sunday, April 28, 2019
1:00 until 2:30 pm
Ashley County Museum
302 N. Cherry Street, Hamburg
Registered at Harrison’s & www.myregistry.com
”I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1
Landry Cotton and Karen did an amazing job with the song “Remember Me.” They really harmonize well together. Thank you, Landry and Karen for sharing this song.
If you didn’t go to First North Crossett last Sunday night . . . good news. You have two opportunities remaining to see and hear this powerful musical. We had about 110 singers and pretty much a full house. It was really great and it will only get better.
You can attend another presentation of this music on Sunday night at FBC Hamburg at 6:00 and also at FBC Crossett on April 28 at 6:00.
Our choir will be working on music for worship in the coming week. We hope to be able to work on the worship music as well as special songs.
Blessings on you all,
An Easter Musical will be presented by our choir and 4 other Ashley County choirs at 6:00 pm:
April 21—Hamburg FBC
April 28—Crossett FBC
Make plans to attend!!
You are invited to a……
Mary Ashley Bierbaum Harper
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 until 11:30 am
1369 Highway 425 South
Registered at Harrison’s & babylist.com.
We are looking into taking our children to a camp this summer. If this is something your child would be interested in, please contact Bro. Bob ASAP. The dates would vary by camp, but Joyworks at OBU is a music camp for children who have completed 3rd - 6th grades (after this school year). The dates are July 8 - 12.
Siloam Springs has a children’s camp. The dates are July 1 - 5 and July 8 - 12. Our association also has a camp at Beech Springs which is outside of Smackover. The camp is for those who have completed 3rd - 6th grades as of this June. The dates are July 8 - 11.
Audio and Projection Volunteers Needed
We need some more people who can be trained to operate our sound and projections systems.
If you are interested, please contact Bro. Bob, Eddy Tucker or Jim Yarbrough.
There will be a Mother’s Day Tea Party
At the ROC on Saturday, May 11th at 2 pm.
Theme: Trolls & Unicorns
This is the annual fundraiser to benefit the Mia Rose Hollis Memorial Garden located at ACMA in Crossett. This event is for mothers, daughters, granddaughters or just special friends of all ages!! Come enjoy an afternoon filled with singing, crafts, tea party refreshments and lots of fun!!
Everyone is invited to attend. Tickets are $30/couple, $10 each add’l ticket. For tickets or to volunteer to help, please call Stephanie Hollis at 500-5513.
2nd Sunday Dinner
Ashley County Fair Grounds in Hamburg
April 14th from 11:30 until 1:30
Menu: Beef Tips in Gravy served over Homemade Mashed Potatoes, County Green Beans, Corn, & Cheesy Bread with a drink and a Yummy Dessert all for $10 donation. Dine-in or Take-out.
The New Beginnings Sunday School Class is planning to set up two photo booths Easter Sunday for family pictures. They are planning an inside location and an outside location with pictures to be printed or emailed. The photo booths will be open from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm with the exception of the morning worship time. They even plan to take pictures through the Sunday School hour. These pictures can also be used to make a new directory & to help Bro. Ty & Mrs. Alex learn names and faces.
Join us for this exciting event.
As of March 10th our Welcome Desk was in place in the vestibule. The ushers are being asked to please have four men in the vestibule, with one at the canopy door and one at the fellowship hall door. This is to limit congestion in the vestibule & to make sure we do not miss anyone coming in for worship.
Thank you for helping in this effort.
Visitor Welcome Desk -- Sponsored by the Outreach Committee
WELCOME DESK SCHEDULE
March 31: Emily & Kristin
April 7: Myra & Olivia
April 14: Susan & Jamie
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.
VBS “IN THE WILD"
will be held June 2-6, (Sunday - Thursday)
from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
(Dinner from 5:00-5:20).
We need volunteers! If you would like to help please call or text
Brittney Harrod 870-814-8018
or Michelle Williams 870-814-0828.
To write to Ralph Parker: Ralph Parker
c/o Amanda Stewart
3036 Blossom Trail Lane
Franklin, TN 37064
To write to Dean Nelson: Dean Nelson
674 E. Main St., Apt. 233
Hendersonville, TN 37075
April 24: Closing Ceremonies
Week of April 14, 2019
Tommy Hollis 831-1935
Keith Long 415-8074
David Streeter 940-0555
Donald Wayne 853-6424
April 21, 2019
Ushers: Harry Shiver, Chairman, Dale Streeter, Sam Evans, Kyle Harriman, Brad Shiver, Roy McDuffee, Drew Foote, Alan Riels
April 21: Lezlie & Lawanda
April 28: Donald & Drew
May 5: Derenda & Eddie
April 21: Bed Babies: Need Volunteer
2 & 3 Year Olds: Lonni Davis
April 28: Bed Babies: Sarah Summers
2 & 3 Year Olds: Katie Barnes
Please be in your area by 10:40 for choir members to get in place.
April 14, 2019
Sunday School -163
Budget Offering — $10,899.00
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering - $4,350
Z U M B A F I T N E S S C L A S S E S
Zumba Strong -- Mondays at 5:30p
Thursdays -- Zumba 5:30pm
Gentle Yoga -- 6:30pm
Each class includes a short devotional and prayer circle.
Everyone is invited at attend. Beginners Welcome. Cost is $3 per class.