First Connections April 2, 2015

First Connections – April 2, 2015

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalms 103:1-5

The First Baptist Church office will be closed tomorrow for Good Friday.


 FBC Downtown Neighborhood Workday

Saturday, April 4, 2015

If you are helping minister to our neighbors this Saturday, please be at the church at 8:30 AM for breakfast and assignments. Bring work gloves if you have them and a bottle of water. Please know that even if you cannot help with anything physically challenging, you may join us for prayer. Ray will be leading a prayer walk around the neighborhood and I will be leading prayer in Fellowship Hall. Thanks and see you Saturday - Mary



We still need help with meals and snacks for Shimmer weekend April 17-19 - Would you please consider helping? See Brandon or call the church office.


 The FBC Legacy Ministry provides opportunity to invest in the future ministry of FBC through gifts that become a part of our Legacy Ministry Fund. The Fund provides a cash distribution each year which is used to fund needs that are outside the annual budget. The Legacy Ministry Committee is currently seeking input on how best to invest the current year distribution of $2900 in FBC ministries. In the past years we have funded needs in the nursery , children’s and youth areas, and provided scholarships for children’s and youth activities. If you have a request, please submit it to the church office in writing by Sunday, April 5. The Legacy Committee will review the requests and bring a recommendation to the church. If you would like more information about the FBC Legacy Ministry and how you can impact the ministry of FBC beyond your lifetime, please contact the church office.


Wednesday Night Dinner Menu

April 8        Chef -David Stevens

Taco’s with all the Fixings

Build your own so it is exactly what you want

Both Hard Shell and Soft Tortillas

Pizza for the Kids

Vanilla Ice Cream

Coffee                  Iced Tea                 Pink Lemonade


Church Calendar - April 5 – April 12, 2015

 Sunday, April 5 - Easter

Bible Study                                                                                                9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

 Monday, April 6

Church Council in Room A-100                                                           11:30 am

 Tuesday, April 7

Staff Meeting                                                                                          1:00 pm

Women’s Bible Study at DeeAnn Schroyer’s                                       7:00 pm

 Wednesday, April 8

Church Dinner                                                                                        5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                                         5:15 pm

Children’s Choir                                                                                      5:45 pm

Prayer Meeting in 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, April 9                                                                                                 

Women’s Bible Study at the church                                                      8:30 am

Sunday, April 12

Bible Study                                                                                         9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                  10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                                                      4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                              5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                       6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                               6:15 pm

                                Middle School at Stobbe’s; High School at Dyer’s

 Coming Soon:

Family Promise                                                                          April 19—April 25

Baptist Church Music Conference at Quail Springs               Monday, April 20

            Ron Lewis will be presented a Lifetime Ministry Achievement Award. To reserve a seat on the church van, call or email Mary at the office or use the sign-up  sheet on the church office window. Sign up is first come, first serve. (Leave church at  5:30 PM – eat first or bring a sandwich; back around 10 PM.)



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