Worship Guide | December 4, 2022

A Word from Our Pastor

Good morning, FBC!

First of all, I can’t help but celebrate all you have accomplished as a church family. We just completed our efforts with Operation Christmas Child (The Christmas shoe boxes), and our goal was 575 boxes brought independently with another 225 to be prepared at our church-wide packing party…GOAL: 800. That was a challenging goal to say the least;; however, you shattered it by producing 870 shoeboxes!!!! Wow! I am so proud and thankful for you and your commitment to see children around the world hear about our Lord Jesus! Let’s be praying for these boxes.

Now for the BIG news! Executives from Operation Christmas Child have reported that across the world they have seen up to 10 people accept Christ as Savior from EACH BOX! Can you believe that? That means due to your efforts, up to 8700 might get saved! I am humbled. I am excited. I am emotionally thankful.

Thank you, FBC, for all you do to share the message of Jesus. Thank you to Nanette Bray, our leader, that guides us in these efforts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring about lost souls. We are an Acts 1:8 church. Let’s keep bringing them in, building them up, and sending them out for the glory of God!

Your pastor,
Dr. Danny P. Reeves

Advent

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God showed us how He truly loves us by sending His Son to earth.

God, thank You for showing us love by sending Your Son. Please help us to remember Your love for us no matter what is happening in our lives. Show us ways we can share Your love in our lives this season.

Student Ministry

Sunday School (9:45AM)

D-GROUPS (SUNDAY | 6-7pm)

Edge (wednesday | 6:30-7:45)

Disciple now (january 13-15)

Get ready to take a trip through one of the best witnessing tools that we have in all of Scripture! This weekend will be loads of fun as we travel together! Led by Garrett Ferris in worship and yours truly, Tim being the trip leader as we learn all about sin and salvation!.

Children’s Ministry

KidsPraise

During the 11am service. Parents should sign in kids on the landing before service or when dismissed. Pick-up is on the 4th floor.

Cultivate 28

Every Wednesday—6:00-7:30pm.

Shout Choir // Bible Skills // Bible Stories // Missions // Recreation

Nursery Workers

We are in need of nursery workers to work during worship services and special. Contact Lesley Keltner or Church Office.

Sunday School Teacher

We have an opening for some Sunday School helpers in our Children’s area. If you are interest, contact Cathy Byrne.

Music Ministry

Christmas Cantata. ”The Heart of Christmas”. We look forward to presenting our Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 18 at 11:00am and Monday, December 19 at 6:00pm. We hope you will invite friends, family and neighbors to this choral celebration of Jesus Christ.

Body Recall

Each week (M-W-F) we offer a class that emphasizes strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The class meets in the FLC at 9 am and is led by

Jimmie Buchanan.

55+ Plus

December 13th. Dallas Christmas Light Trolley Tour

Tonight

Worship Service – 6pm

SANCTUARY Flowers

The sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of my parents, Joyce and Marcus Humbert by Donna Whittenburg.


Calendar

Wednesday Meal

Family Meal $3 per person

Wednesdays @ 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Make a reservation by Tuesday. Call the Church Office (903) 872-7473.

Scalloped Potatoes with Beef, Cole Slaw, English Peas
Salad & Desserts, Tea & Water

Discipleship Opportunities

The Ten Commandments |
Led by Bro. Danny l Choir Room

The Book of Mark |
Led by Deadra Gage | Room E112 This week: Week 4 |Day1 & 2

Spiritual Gifts Survey
Led by Marla Woolsey | E102
Starting in January, 2023

Lord Supper Schedule

Dec 24 – Christmas Candlelight

Deacon Ministry

Counselors
Monty Trimble
Josh Wallen

On-Call
Jerry Eddins
Steve Adams

Visitors
Morris Applewhite

Food Drive for Compassion

Help us collect 1000 cans of corn and 500 cans of yams for Compassion Corsicana. Bring donations to the Welcome Center by December 11.

Ministry Opportunities

ESL (English Second Language)

Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 17 from 6-7:30 pm.
We have several volunteer needs:

1) Bilingual Helpers (6-7:30 pm) *
2) Full, Part-Time or Substitute Teachers (6-7:30 pm) †
3) Registration Clerks & Guides (5:45-6:30 pm)

* If you are in the choir, you can help till 7:00 pm.
† Bilingual not required

Supply Needs: Old CD players. If you have one, let Mary Heard know.

Safety Team

Team members work to provide a safe environment for church members during worship services and other church events. This team also provides leadership during emergency situations.

Good News Club

Team members lead Bible clubs for CISD elementary schools. To help contact the Church Office or Michelle Purifoy @ 214-529-5233. We will begin our club at Fannin Elementary this Tuesday. Be in prayer.

Guest Services

We are looking for smiling faces to welcome families, students, and children to our facility. You can assist families with check-in, collect information from guests, and help guide visitors to the appropriate class or group.

Christmas Gifts for Families

Each year we receive requests for Christmas gifts from struggling families in our community. If you are able and would like to help a family in need, please call the Church Office.

Good News Cafe/closet

On Mondays, team members prepare and serve a free hot meal to people in our community, ministering and praying for those who attend. For the next couple weeks we will serve To-Go meals from 11-12:30pm.

We cannot accept clothes donations while we renovate the gym floor. Please take clothes donations to Northside Baptist for the next few weeks.

Habitat for Humanity

Every Saturday morning you can help a family build a place to call home. Work is from 8am till 12 noon at 1108 E 4th Avenue. For more information, see Rick Jarrell.

Worship Media Team

Team members help coordinate tech support for worship services. We are currently seeking a member to help run lights.

Corsicana Angels Troop Support

Each year we host the Christmas Packing Party led by Corsicana Angels Troop Support. A list of items needed is in the Church Office or in the Bray Sunday School classroom. Items can be delivered back to the Church Office or Bray Sunday School classroom. This event is scheduled for December 3, at 9:00am.

Angel Tree

I t starts with a gift, and leads to restored lives.

Share the hope of Jesus with a hurting child in our community by providing a Christmas present and a personal message of love on behalf of their parent in prison. Here are three ways to participate…

1. Choose a tag and purchase a gift for a child.

2. Make cookies for our party on December 20.

3. Help with crafts at our party on December 20.

4. Come and pray for a family at our party on December 20.