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.


Bro. Bob


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.


Thank you,


Linda Tucker

In-Reach Chair


I was very impressed with Bro. William Jacques and the Stewardship program he shared. I felt it was well worth the time and I hope everyone who attended received some useful information.

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.

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.



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! 


John 1:4

Turner  Roberts


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




Food:  Dana Callaway & Lisa Atkins


Thanks to everyone who helps with AWANA!!



Kristin Nutter



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



January 27th

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

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