First Connections January 2, 2015

First Connections – January 2, 2015

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening…

Psalm 92:1-2




Church Council meets Monday, Jan. 5 at 11:30 am.

Look for us either in A-100 or in Fellowship Hall.


2015-16 Budget Request Forms are due this coming Monday, January 5.

Please turn in to the church office to Teresa Jett,.



Sunday, January 4

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

Evening Service                                                                                      6:00 pm

Repurposed Class New Years Party                                                       6:30 pm

                                At John and April Stobbe’s home

 Monday, January 5

Church Council Meeting                                                                          11:30 am

 Tuesday, January 6

Staff Meeting                                                                                            1:00 pm

 Wednesday, January 7

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

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                             7:00 pm

 Thursday, January 8

Senior Adult Potluck (in Fellowship Hall)                                               11:30 am

                                Bring a generous dish to share.

                                Program: Alpha Black will talk about the Jail Ministry that he

                                heads and that is supported in part by First Baptist.                 

 Sunday, January 11

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

Evening Service                                                                                     6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                                6:15 pm



Wednesday night program for PreTeens (4th and 5th grades)—Coming in January

     We'd like to begin a new Preteen discipleship time on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8pm called "SPARK". I will lead us 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. We will be starting this on January 7


  Service Opportunity WND Helpers Needed

Starting in January, we need 2 people to help store the food following Wednesday Night Dinner. It usually takes about 30-45 min. each week. Contact Mark Burnett to volunteer.



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.