News -- for the week of June 22, 2020
Soon all of our church families will be getting in the mail a small book called The Bible Story: One Story from Genesis to Revelation. We purchased these a few months back and they were placed on backorder. Our hope was to provide a brief biblical resource to encourage you while we have not been able to meet for Sunday School and small groups. If you are doing the church Bible reading plan it will be a great little helper and even if not I hope it stimulates your Bible reading.
Be praying for the men who God might be laying on your heart to choose as deacons to replace our deacons who will be rolling off of deacon service this next year. We will vote on these men in the middle of July, but I want you to carefully pray and think about who you believe God would help lead us in this church office.
As your pastor, it has been a struggle for me not being able to see many of you on a regular basis due to COVID-19. When this pandemic began and shut everything down, I tried to do my part by socially distancing, but I was frustrated not getting to see you in person. I know in recent news we are seeing spikes in cases in our state, and we are still being encouraged to socially distance. I was hoping by this point we would be encouraged to get back to normal, but that does not seem to be the case. I know some of you due to age or health conditions have not left the house much and may be feeling lonely. I want you to know that if you need a visit from me, want to come by the office, or would like to talk on the phone, I would love to visit with you. Please let me know by calling or texting my cellphone, 901-485-7254, or calling the church office, 870-853-5520.
Senior Sunday is going to be July 12th during our morning worship. This is a great time where we get to honor our graduating seniors for all their hard work and let them know that we will continually have their backs and be praying for them as they jump into college. If you are a senior or parent of a senior, and you haven't sent in your pictures, please do that in the next week or so!
Also, we are planning on having our Senior Dinner on the night of July 12th. This is one of my favorite things to do because we have the parents come in and read a questionnaire that they have filled out. There's a lot of laughs, a lot of tears, and I'm sure I will be crying too because I am actually going to be answering that questionnaire this year too! Please be in prayer for these students as they are getting ready to jump into something different!
Our 10 graduating Seniors
Kirsten Bradford Ashley Hollis
Courtney Carrico Ahian Jackson
Carson Clark Mary Lauhon
Walker Davis Callie Martin
Brandon Fulgham Chandler Norsworthy
”I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1
Thank you all for the great singing. I know that the songs weren’t as familiar as you would like, but I appreciate you singing them. I also appreciate Ashley Hollis joining us on the platform. Ashley has a beautiful voice. She will be attending SAU this fall. Please help me thank all of the singers and instrumentalists for their sacrifice each week. We will have a business meeting this Sunday at 10:15 (prior to worship). The praise team will need to practice at 9:30. Please be on time.
Certainly, our prayers go out to the family of Sonny Holland and the family of Carrie Taylor. Both will be greatly missed.
Love to you all,
Your key to the Fellowship Hall should work all outside glass doors. The panic bars have been installed and rekeyed to the keys recently handed out.
Guidelines for other safety plans
will be announced soon.
No words will ever express the gratitude that my family and I have felt during this loss of Jim!! Jim loved his church and would be so happy that you are standing by his family. The prayers, calls, texts, cards, memorials, food, gifts and your presence at his funeral were so comforting. Until you are on the receiving end of the love of FBC you don’t know what a wonderful church we have. Thank you Bro. Ty, Bro. Bob and Turner for your kind words and song. Jim loved each of you. Please continue to pray for me and the days ahead as we face life without him.
Thank You All
Linda Yarbrough & family
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Our Life Choices center has continued to serve Ashley County with clothing, diapers, wipes and other needed items as we have had requests. As of June 8, the center has opened up part-time under the guidelines of Gov. Hutchinson.
The annual Baby Bottle Campaign would usually run from Mother’s Day until Father’s Day but with social distancing during this pandemic handing out baby bottles is not possible. However, we still need your support.
We are asking that churches conduct a Diaper Drive through the month of July. We need diapers, pull-ups and wipes.
Beginning in July, donations may be left at an entrance to FBC & Your OutReach Committee will make sure these items are delivered to the center.
Thanks for your support
of this ministry.
Nicole Courson, Director
Your monthly magazines for April and May
are in the church office.
Call Deedee for Pick-up or to be mailed.
Journey Stand Firm
Home Life Mature Living
This Sunday, June 28th, you will not want to miss a special announcement concerning the Music Minister position. We will be announcing the person the committee will be presenting to the church. See you there!
Chair of the committee
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
To write to Joretta Albritton: Joreta Allbritton
36 Woodglen Road,
Little Rock, AR 72207
June 28 , 2020
Deacons on Call
Donald Wayne 853-6424
Dan Courson 304-7268
Ben Carpenter 489-6019
June 21, 2020
Budget Offering — $8,389
Mail Contributions to:
P.O. Box 352
Hamburg, AR 71646
Or Drop them in the plate at an entrance on Sunday or drop by the office 9—3 Mon—Thurs
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.