A Word from Our Pastor
Good morning, First Baptist Church!
I hope you enjoyed the winter weather! I’m very glad we’re back at church after having to cancel Wednesday night. Things are about to heat up this morning, as we get to continue with the discussion we began last Sunday, “Christ’s Extended Forecast.” In Mark 13, Jesus, of course, was not predicting the weather. He was predicting the future. He was giving us some important details about His Second Coming.
It’s motivating to remember that the early church was very focused on the return of Jesus. They had a word they used to greet each other and say farewell to each other that reflected this anticipation. The word was “maranatha.” It meant, “The Lord is coming!”
I hope it’s a word that you might start using. It will remind you that you must be ready, because no one knows the day or the hour.
In His Service,
Wednesday Night Bible Studies
The Book of Mark
Our Whisper & The Gospel of Mark studies will NOT meet this week. HOWEVER…
We encourage all ladies to attend our “Night of Hope” event in the Fellowship Hall. Snacks will be provided.
Men are encouraged to attend a special study with Pastor Danny in the Choir Room.
Sunday School (Sundays | 9:45-10:30am)
D-GROUPS (Sundays | 6-7pm)
Edge (Wednesdays | 6:30-7:45pm)
High School Students, get excited! This Spring Break (March 12-15) we will be going on a BOUNCE Mission Trip to Jefferson County! We will be staying at FBC Nederland and working in surrounding areas. Cost is ONLY $50!! Talk to Tim today about this great opportunity!
No Kidspraise this week. Parents may pick up an activity packet for their child outside the Sanctuary doors.
Shout Choir // Bible Skills // Bible Stories // Missions // Recreation
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.
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
Beloved Ladies Ministry
Sanctity of Life
“Night of hope”
take a bottle, Fill it up, and bring it back By Feb 19
Wednesday 6-7pm | Fellowship Hall
Speaker: Lauren Venable – Hope Center Director
Beloved Ladies Meeting &
“Night of Hope”/Fellowship Hall
No Evening Service
January 22-February 19
Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign
Valentines Day Dinner | February 14. 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall.
Enterainment by Ed & Terry Miller. Ticket’s $10.00 EA.
This is the last Sunday to purchase tickets in the welcome center with Nanette Bray.
Family Night First
The sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of our parents, Charles and Wanda Elder and Paul and Frances Powers and brother, Lanny Powers.
FAMILY MEAL $3 PER PERSON
Wednesdays @ 5pm in the Family Life Center. Make a reservation by Tuesday.
White Chicken Chili, Cornbread or Crackers, Cold Three Bean Salad.
Salad & Desserts, Tea & Water.
Call the Church Office (903) 872-7473 by Tuesday to make a reservation.
Find A Place To Serve
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
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.
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.
Good News Cafe/closet
Team members collect, sort, and distribute clothing to those in need. They also prepare and distribute basic hygiene kits. We are in need of coats, men’s work clothing and children’s clothing.
On Mondays, team members prepare and serve a free hot meal to people in our community, ministering and praying for those who attend. Meals are served from 11-12:30pm.
Good news clubs
Team members lead Bible clubs for CISD elementary schools.
Our club for Bowie Elementary meets on Tuesdays.
To help contact Michelle Purifoy @ 214-529-5233.
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.
Ministry Team Greeters
Team members welcome and direct guests who visit our facility.