A Word from Our Pastor
Good morning, First Baptist Family!
This morning, we are centered on our children. Let’s celebrate the receiving and sending of hundreds of Christmas Shoeboxes to children around the world. (With each box goes the very clear message that Jesus is the Son of God who came to save people from their sins!) A BIG “Thank You” to Nanette Bray who leads us so well to accomplish our goals in this ministry.
Let’s also celebrate our amazing Shout Choir! When children sing, we are all blessed. I’m so thankful for all of our Wednesday night workers who lead this choir. We have an incredible Children’s Ministry!
And…Finally, let’s celebrate the incredible moment from the Book of Mark we will study today, that moment when Jesus said,“Let the little children come to me!”God loves every single person, but He especially loves the smallest among us, the children. The title of this morning’s message is, “It’s a Small World After All.”
All for Jesus,
Sunday School (9:45AM)
D-GROUPS (SUNDAY | 6-7pm)
We invite you to help with the OCC Packing Party this evening and then we’ll head over to Sonic to hang out and grab ice cream!
Get excited about D-Now 2023! Mark your calendars and begin to talk to your friends about it! Let’s pack out this whole church that weekend! Thanks so much y’all!
During the 8:30am & 11am service. Parents should sign in kids on the landing before service or when dismissed. Pick-up is on the 4th floor.
No Cultivate 28 this week.
We welcome our Shout Choir singing at the 11:00am service today.
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 teachers in our Children’s area. If you are interest, contact Cathy Byrne.
Feast & Praise
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
Packing Party for OCC @ 6pm
No evening Worship Service
The Sanctuary Flowers
The sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Cy and Jimmye Henson by their sons Bill Henson and Dick Henson.
Tx Baptist General Convention
Feast & Praise
Community Service @ Grace Church. 6:00pm.
Feast & Praise
We are created for community, fashioned for fellowship, and formed
for a family, and none of us can fulfill God’s purpose by ourselves.
Feast & Praise is our church-wide Thanksgiving fellowship will be held this Wednesday at the IOOF Event Center. Doors will open at 5:30pm.
The meal and program will begin at 6:00pm.
Tickets are $3 per person and available outside the Sanctuary.
NO studies this week. We hope you join us for Feast & Praise.
Operation Christmas Child
Our church goal is 575. Today we celebrate reaching that goal and b lessing the lives of many children. Come back tonight for one last packing party at 6:00pm.
The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at Grace Community on Sunday, November 20 at 6:00pm.
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.
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.
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.
Order a poinsettia in memory or honor of a loved one for $15. Complete the envelope in the pew pocket and place in the offering box or come by
the Church Office during the week.
The Christmas Parade is scheduled for December 3. If you would like to help prepare a float, contact Brother Danny today after the service.
We are in need of a couple Sunday School teachers in our Children’s area. Contact Cathy Byrne if you would like to work with 3rd or 4th Grade.
Good news clubs
Team members lead Bible clubs for CISD elementary schools. To help, contact Michelle Purifoy @ 214-529-5233.
Be in prayer for the kids from Fannin Elementary.
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.
Team members help coordinate tech support for worship services.
We are currently seeking a member to help operate the lights.
Texas Baptists | Annual meeting
Attention Messengers: The convention will be held this week at the Waco Convention Center. We will depart from the FLC tomorrow morning at 6:30am and return around 9:00pm. Please bring money for both lunch and dinner. Thank you for serving as a messenger.