First Connections January 16, 2015

First Connections – January 16, 2015

But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted into the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Psalm 92:12-13


Church Calendar — January 18-January 25, 2015

Sunday, January 18

Deacon’s Meeting                                                                                      8:30 am

Bible Study                                                                                                 9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                      10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                                                        4:00 pm

6th Notes Handbells                                                                                 4:40 pm

Adult Handbells                                                                                         5:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                               5:00 pm

Business Meeting                                                                                      6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                                  6:15 pm

Middle School at the Stobbe’s, High School at the Dyer’s

Tuesday, January 20

Staff Meeting                                                                                             1:00 pm

Wednesday, January 21

Church Dinner                                                                                          5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                                           5:15  pm

Children’s Choirs                                                                                      5:45 pm

Prayer Meeting in Room A-100                                                              6:00 pm

Mission Friends                                                                                        6:15 pm

Shimmer                                                                                                   6:30 pm

SPARK                                                                                                       6:45 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                             7:00 pm

Sunday, January 25

Bible Study                                                                                           9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                     10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                                                       4:00 pm

6th Notes Handbells                                                                                4:40  pm

Adult Handbells                                                                                        5:00  pm

Parents and Youth Choir Meeting                                                          5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                        6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                                 6:15 pm

                   Middle School at the Stobbe’s, High School at the Dyer’s         

 Coming Soon                                     Family Promise                                 Feb 1 –Feb 8  ’15


 Business meeting Sunday, January 18 at 6:00 pm

  • There will be a motion on the agenda to create a new designated account.
  • There will be a statement read by Ray regarding Megan Grant entering into Truett Seminary.


FBC Committee Information

The FBC Nominating Committee is beginning to work on the Committee List for April 1, 2015 –March 31, 2016.  If you are not presently serving on a committee or are rotating off a committee (your chairman will notify you if you are rotating off your current committee this year), please consider serving during the 2015-2016 Church Year. Look at the committee list below.  Every committee listed will have vacancies and let a current member of the Nominating Committee (Jim Farthing, Sam Garlow, Michelle Wallace, Ron Lewis, Pat Brown or Jan Tipton) know of your desire to serve and where.

FBC Committees






Legacy Ministry



Missions and Ministry


Public Relations



Properties, Vehicles and Ministry Corner






Contribution statements are ready;

Please stop by the Welcome Center or the Church Office to receive yours.



Wednesday night program for PreTeens (4th and 5th grades)—This is a Preteen discipleship time on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8pm. Elaine Hawkins will lead each week in deeply exploring the story of the Bible as well as learning spiritual disciplines like Bible reading, Bible memorization, prayer, gratitude, and fasting/unplugging. This time will also include fellowship, praise and worship music, and of course, snacks. We will follow the children's choir schedule.



Security Guard Job Description (from the Personnel Committee): The FBC security guard will work from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Sunday mornings, 5-7 PM Sunday evenings, and from 5-8:30 PM Wednesday evenings. The pay is $8 hour. Job responsibilities will be to watch the north and east parking lots, watch for people entering the church while services are in progress, helping children and others cross the street after the services are over and making sure all church doors have been locked after services.

 Contact Mary for job application at 275-6111.


Book Return

If you loaned a book to Sarah to read this past fall, you can now pick it up. Please check with Mary in the church office. And thank you very much for your help in providing things for her to read.


 Wednesday Night Dinner Menu, January 14   -   Cook-David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Southern Style Hot Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade Cornbread Stuffing

Chicken Gravy

Chef Charles Prescott’s Fancy Tossed Salad

Pizza for the Kids

Spice Cake

Iced Tea                   Pink Lemonade          Coffee          Water