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Worship Guide | August 27, 2023

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A Word from the Pastor

Welcome to First Baptist Church!

God’s Spirit is working among us, and I want to invite you to join with me today as we continue in the sermon series that we started 2 Sundays ago. The title of the sermon series is“Beyond Conversion,” and the heart of this series is about spiritual growth.

You see, many people accept Jesus as Savior, but they never grow as Christians. They never move beyond their conversion. They accept Christ, but they never learn how to live the Christian life. This sermon series is all about teaching us how to live the Christian life.

The specific title of today’s is…

Beyond Conversion…There is Worshipping!

Here’s the deal…Many people today believe that they don’t need the Church. Maybe they’ve been turned off by “Organized Religion.”

But please listen to me…

Anyone serious about living for Jesus and growing to spiritual maturity needs the church.”

It’s always been that way. It will always be that way because the Bible knows nothing of a church-less Christianity. Today, we will learn key reasons we should be committed to coming to church!

Proud to be your pastor,
Bro. Danny


Church Conference @ 5:00pm

Hispanic Fellowship 16th Anniversary @ 6:00pm

Sanctuary Flowers

The sanctuary flowers are in celebration of the First Baptist
En Espanol 16th Anniversary.

Deacon Ministry


  • Darrell Shelton
  • James Hooser

On Call:

  • Thomas McNutt
  • Chris Higgs


  • Tom Lucas
  • Scott Royal

Midweek Bible Studies

The Gospel of John reminds us to believe in Jesus and find life in his name. Despite what our culture may argue, there is only one hope that is truly trustworthy and that is our savior, Jesus Christ.

Led by Pastor Danny | Wednesdays @ 6:00pm | Choir Room

A Bible study for women led by Marla Woolsey | Wednesday @ 6:00pm | E308

A Bible 101 study led by Deadra Gage | Wednesday @ 6:00pm | Fellowship Hall

Family Meal

Wednesdays @ 5pm in the Family Life Center.

Cost is $3 per person. Call the Church Office (903) 872-7473 by Tuesday to make a reservation.

Shepherd’s Pie, Black-eyed Peas, Salad, Desserts; Coffee, Tea or Water.

Music Ministry

Worship Team meets Wednesday at 5:15pm in the Sanctuary.
Celebration Choir rehearsals resume this week.
Solid Rockers Choir rehearsals resume after Labor Day.

Children’s Ministry News

No Kids Praise today. Guides for kids are located outside the Sanctuary.


Our Kids Day Out program starts on September 5. We will have a meet the teacher time on August 31 from 9:30-11:30. Be in prayer for the kids and teachers who are a part of this special ministry.

Student Ministry News

Sunday School | FLC | 9:45am
EDGE | FLC | Wednesday @ 6:30pm
D-Groups will return on September 10 @ the Higg’s home. The Study of ACTS. An explosion of Faith!

Hispanic Fellowship

Our Hispanic Fellowship is celebrating 16 years of existence. God has been good and has been with this group faithfully. We hope to honor the faithfulness of our Lord by celebrating this occasion on Sunday, August 27. We will have a special service, thanking God, at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary. Afterwards, we will go to the Family Life Center for a celebration dinner.

55+ Ministry

Fall Game Night |October 5 @ 6 pm in Fellowship Hall

State Fair of Texas | October 19 | $2 secures your seat on the bus.

Christmas Trolley Trip | December 14

Branson Trip

For more information go HERE.

Mens Ministry

Connection Groups | Monday @ 6:00am. Resumes on September 11.

Men’s Retreat | October 20 & 21 @ FBC. Contact Phillip Kelner.

Good News Club

Team members help lead a Bible club for various CISD Elementary Schools in the Fall and Spring. To help, contact Michelle Purifoy @ 214-529-5233.

Fall Schedule:

Fannin | September 5th thru October 3rd
Bowie | October 17th thru November 14th.

ESL Classes

ESL teachers and substitutes needed. Spanish not required.
Contact Mary Heard @ 361-894-3084.

OCC Workshop

We will host an Operation Christmas Child Shoe box training with Jody Brownwell & Nanette Bray in Fellowship Hall @ 10-11:30am on Sept 9

Mission Arlington

We will be partnering with Mission Arlington, an organization that takes church to people, on October 7.Leaving at 9:00am and returning around 5:00pm bringing a sack lunch. There will be several ministry opportunities including: picking up donations or making deliveries, working in a food pantry or clothes closet, passing out Bible study fliers, or helping with Backyard Bible Clubs. If you would like to participate, contact Michele Purifoy.

Additional Opportunities

For more ways to serve go HERE.