First Connections January 9, 2015

First Connections – January 9, 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 Calendar — January 11-January 18, 2015

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

                    Middle School at the Stobbes’s; High School at the Dyer’s

Tuesday, January 13

Staff Meeting                                                                                     1:00 pm

Wednesday, January 14

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

Thursday, January 15

Senior Adult Council Meeting in A-100                                            10:00am

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 Strobbe’s, High school at the Dyer’s           


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) of your desire to serve and where.

FBC Committees






Legacy Ministry



Missions and Ministry


Public Relations



Properties, Vehicles and Ministry Corner







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 back 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 ’15  -     Cook-David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Famous Southern Style Hot Biscuits

Oven Broiled Fish Deluxe

Pioneer Women Mashed Potatoes

Cole Slaw

Mac and Cheese for the Kids


Iced Tea                   Pink Lemonade          Coffee          Water