A Word from the Pastor
Good morning, First Baptist Church!
Today is a BIG day as we enjoy MISSION FEST in the gymnasium during the Sunday School hour, but our hearts will also be attuned to missions here in the sanctuary. Think about this. The US Navy has commissioned many battleships over the years to defend our country, so you can imagine what a tragedy it would be if these battleships remained in the harbor where they were commissioned and never left the safety of the dock. They never accomplished their tasks. So, we understand the importance of the commissioning of a navy vessel, but do we really take seriously the commissioning Jesus gave us? You see, Jesus launched the church for a task. He launched us to be on mission and to be missionaries. He launched us to go into every part of the world and make disciples. BUT for many people, the Great Commission has become the Great Omission. When we don’t make evangelism and missions our priority, we practice the Great Omission. May this never be the case at FBC! May we be missionaries who are always on mission to share our faith with the lost!
Serving the Lord with you!
Join us for this celebration and hear some of our plans for the future!
~ GOD’S WORK DONE IN GOD’S WAY WILL NEVER LACK GOD’S SUPPLY! ~
Luncheon Honoring Widows
Annie Armstrong—Church Goal: $8,000
We offer children’s worship in the 11 am service. Parents should sign in kids on the landing before service or when dismissed. Children can be picked up on the 4th floor.
Bowie Elementary Good News Club
First Baptist Church wants to welcome the kids from the Good News Club who are in attendance today.
Evening Service @ 6 pm
The sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Betty and Louis Gibson, their son Patrick Gibson and Cameron Hodges by Nancy Hodges, Gail Clowe and Mike Gibson.
Monty Trimble, Josh Wallen
Jerry Eddins, Steve Adams
Good News Club—Bowie
Fifty-Five Plus Game Nite
Beloved Ladies Meeting
Make reservations by Tuesday.
Call the office (903) 872-7473. ans
Oven Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans & Dessert
Coffee, Tea, Water
YHWH The Lord
Led by Deadra Gage
Wed @ 6 pm A102
Lesson 5: Days 6-10
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
Led by Brother Danny
Wed @ 6pm in the Choir Room
Pickle ball will soon be coming to a Family Life Center near you. If you want to participate in this weekly activity, register with Rebecca Clopp in the Family Life Center.
Each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday we offer a class that emphasizes strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The class is led by Jimmie Buchanan, our local Body Recall expert.
We continue to host a Good News Club for Bowie Elementary (50+ children). We are looking for five or six volunteers to help shepherd the children. If you can help, please contact Cathy Byrne or Lillie Osborne.
National Day of Prayer
We are looking for helpers to assist in making sack lunches for all the participants who will come for the noon prayer on Thursday, May 5, for the National Day of Prayer. FBC will be assembling and preparing the sandwiches and the sack lunches.
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.
We need people to sort through clothes donations. If you would like to help, contact Cleita Ferrell or Jeff Fitzhugh.
There are two ways to help our bus ministry. First, you can drive a bus route. Second, you can pick someone up on your way to church. Don’t let the lack of transportation keep someone from experiencing the blessing of Christian fellowship. To help, contact the Church Office or Stan Osborne.