News -- for the week of January 14 - 20, 2019
It was such an informative blessing to have William Jacques here. He is from the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. I know a lot of you already know all of this, but we just wanted to touch on some of the highlights. If you got a workbook, please use it. It is a great planning tool that will really take the STEW out of STEWARDSHIP.
This is a biblically based program and at it’s heart is a plan to bring back the joy in our lives as we give of our resources and receive all of the blessings of God.
We had a great crowd for the Sunday School service and especially the morning worship service. The evening service was a little down, but far more than we usually have on Sunday night.
Just as a reminder, the three major focus areas are: “How to Find Joy Through Truth;” How to Find Joy Through Giving;” and How to Find Joy Through Spending.”
I hope you enjoyed the program as much as I. If you would like a workbook, please contact the church office.
Dear Church Members,
The In-Reach Committee is currently exploring the possibility of starting a grief support group at our church which would be open to everyone.
Grief Share, a video/facilitator based 13 weeks program which meets once per week, is being considered. This has been very successful at many churches. If interested, please turn your name in to the church office (853-5520) or contact Lisa Riels at 831-0233 or me at 672-3430. Please share the information to others who might be interested.
We had a good choir last Sunday and I hope that can continue. We will be adding some new songs and singing more with the praise team. Be sure and join us for Wednesday rehearsal at 7:30.
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.
This Wednesday we are continuing the New Series by digging into 2 Corinthians 5:17 again. Last week, we looked at the first 6 words of the verse (therefore, if anyone is in Christ) and this week, we are looking at the next 5 words (he is a new creation). We will be looking at how God created us, why He created us, and how He is making us into a new creation. It is going to be a great night of worship and I cannot wait to see the students there!
SourceWeekend (our yearly DNOW) is coming up in just a few short weeks! We will be having 40 or so students in the ROC all weekend on Jan. 25-27, hearing the gospel and worshiping God! This is my favorite event that we do all year long, and if you want to be apart of it, whether it be donating snacks, food, or just coming to worship with us, please let me know!
We need volunteers for Youth Supper on Wednesday nights!! Contact Lonni Davis 500-3190
Dear First Baptist Church,
We want to thank our church family for all of the thoughts, prayers, calls, texts, visits, and cards following the deaths of my Father and Mother, JW and Bessie Barber, this past month. Having a supportive church family is truly a blessing. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Brad, Rebecca and Carly Shiver
Adult Sunday School Teachers
There will be a meeting in the
New Life Sunday School Classroom
Sunday, January 20th at 9:30 a.m.
This is to discuss an Outreach Project.
Please make plans to attend.
To write to Ralph Parker: Ralph Parker
c/o Amanda Stewart
3036 Blossom Trail Lane
Franklin, TN 37064
JAN. 16 — WELCOME BACK TO AWANA!!
Food: Dana Callaway & Lisa Atkins
Thanks to everyone who helps with AWANA!!
The Methodist Church
will sponsor a fundraiser for the
Soup, Gumbo, Chili & Fixin’s
January 20 after morning worship in their fellowship hall.
All proceeds will benefit the Pioneer Club for children.
Week of January 7:
Ben Carpenter 489-6019
Brad Davis 814-1653
DeWayne Massey 737-2926
Jack Shell 853-6457
ROC Committee is sponsoring a
Immediately following morning worship
in the Fellowship Hall
Anyone wishing to help make
chili, bring crackers and cheese
and cinnamon rolls
should see Anell Meeks or any
of the ROC committee members.
Donations of Chili and all the trimmings are welcome.
Proceeds got towards upkeep of the ROC. No. 1 priority is to replace the flooring in the bathroom and kitchen.
January 20, 2018
Ushers: Brad Davis, Chairman, Ralph Parker, Eddie Mack Stanley, Johnny Pierce, Zach Lauhon, Britt Barnes
Jan. 20: Bed Babies: Marilyn Chambers
2 & 3 Year Olds: Destin Anderson
Jan. 13: Bed Babies: Tracy Streeter
2 & 3 Year Olds: DeAnne Murphy
January 13, 2019
Sunday School - 123
Budget Offering — $6,909
LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING FINAL AMOUNT: $28,429
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.