First Connections

First Connections – November 25, 2015

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name! Psalm 100:4


Attention: Committee Chairs:

2016.2017 Budget Request forms have been distributed.  Please meet with your committee to complete this important work. They are due back in the office by Dec. 7.


“Rediscover Joy – An Advent Series”

We have discipleship books available to go along with Ray’s current Sermon Series. They are available at either the Welcome Center or the foyer (to the west of the Sanctuary.)


Wednesday Night Dinner

December 2, 2015

Chef -David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Prize Winning Hot Biscuits

Homemade Oven Baked Orange Chicken

White Butter Rice

Chef Prescott’s Hand Crafted Green Salad

Zucchini and Tomatoes

Pizza for Kids


Vanilla Ice Cream


Join the FBC Senior Adults
on Dec. 5, 2015 for Dinner at Frateli’s @ 5:30 pm and the Hanging of the Green at OBU @ 7:30 pm. (sign up sheet is on the office window for reservation purposes, each one will be responsible for own meal.)


Giving Tree Premiers Sunday!

Bags will be available on the Christmas trees in the Sanctuary on November 29. Each bag contains the name of a recipient with suggestions for what you might give them. Red bags represent a small amount of money required; green bags will suggest a larger amount and Gold bags will contain more than a single person, perhaps a whole family. Please choose as you can and as you feel led. We are asking that you deliver the gift yourself – this is part of the ministry of the Giving Tree – and that the gifts be delivered no later than December 19 (the Saturday before Christmas.) We have more information available which will be announced in church, or call the church office if you have questions - 275-6111.



Church Calendar

November 29– December 6, 2015

Sunday, November 29
Bible Study                                                                                           9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                              10:45 am

                                Hanging of the green

                                Giving tree begins

                                Lord’s Supper

Youth Handbells                                                                                 4:00 pm

Deacon Ordination Council Meeting                                                5:00 pm

                                In A-100

Youth Choir                                                                                         5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                   6:00 pm

                                Deacon Ordination

Youth Small Groups on 4th Floor                                                      6:00 pm

Tuesday, December 1

Staff Meeting                                                                            1:00 pm

Women’s Bible Study-Dee Ann Schroyer’s House                           7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 2

Church Dinner                                                                          5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                                      5:15 pm

Children’s Choir                                                                                   5:45 pm

Prayer Meeting - A-100                                                                       6:00 pm

Mission Friends                                                                                    6:15 pm

Shimmer                                                                                               6:30 pm

Grief Recovery                                                                                      6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                                            6:45 pm

Spark                                                                                                      6:45 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                           7:00 pm

Thursday, December 3

Women’s Bible Study-preteen room - 3rd Floor                     8:30 am

Friday, December 4

Kid’s Night Out                                                                            6:00 pm

Sunday, December 6
Bible Study                                                                                              9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                 10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                                                     4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                             5:00 pm

Children’s Choir Program                                                                      6:00 pm



Christmas Season Events at First Baptist

The Hanging of the Green: Nov. 29 @ 10:45 am; (This will also be the first day to pick up Giving Tree bags.)

Kid’s Night Out: Dec. 4; 6-10 pm.

Senior Adult Christmas Outing: Dec. 5; 5:30 pm eat @ Frateli’s; then Hanging of the Green @ OBU.

Children’s Choirs Christmas Program: December 6 @ 6:00 pm; performed by our Children’s Choirs.

Children’s Choirs Caroling: December 9 at 5:45 pm.

Community Christmas Celebration:  December 13 @ 6:00 pm; featuring choirs from FBC, UBC and WUMC.

Happy Birthday Jesus Parties: December 20 in kids’ Sunday School classes.

Church wide Fellowship: December 20 @ 6:00 pm. Potluck and board game night.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: December 24 @ 5:00 pm.

FYI: Children are encouraged to attend the programs; nursery provided if needed.



Give Online. It’s Easy!

Electronic giving is a convenient, consistent way to help our church grow. Consider scheduling a recurring electronic contribution today. It’s easy! You will no longer need to write out checks and prepare envelopes every week. Even when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, your electronic contributions will continue to be received on an uninterrupted basis.

·         Set up and manage recurring donations

·         Make one-time contributions

·         View your online giving history

Get started today! Visit our church website, FYI: You can also make a gift to Lottie Moon this way!



Please pray for our Youth Minister Search Committee, elected by the church on July 12, 2015:

Katie Ford


Jon Greenwood

Amy Jennings

Jan Tipton

Phil Todd

Mike Wester




If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email Thank you!  Mary