First Connections January 8, 2016

First Connections – January 8, 2016

O Lord, thou hast searched me and known me! Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up; thou discernest my thoughts from afar. Psalm 139:1-2



This will be Mary Ann LaCour’s last Sunday here at FBC. She is moving to Texas next week. We would like to express our gratitude for all that she has done. We love you and will miss you greatly.



 Youth Meal Train

Help needed. It is time to fill in our rotation for the Sunday night meals for the youth. If you can help, please go to the website link below and sign up. Thanks!



Wednesday Night Dinner

January 13, 2016

Chef –David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Prize Winning Hot Yeast Rolls

Oven Roasted Tenderloin

Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole

Guest Chef Hand Tossed Green Salad

Mac and Cheese for Kids

Chocolate Cake


Grief Share and Single & Parenting Classes
These classes will both resume on Wed., January 6 @ 6:45 pm. Childcare provided for all ages.
Brochures available at the Welcome Center.



Church Calendar - January 10 – January 17, 2016

Sunday, January 10

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—4th floor                                                             6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 12

Staff Meeting                                                                                           1:00 pm

Wednesday, January 13

Church Dinner                                                                                   5:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting - in conference room                            5:15 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

Grief Share                                                                                               6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                                               6:45 pm

Spark                                                                                                         6:45 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                             7:00 pm

Sunday, January 17

Family Promise arrives

Deacon’s Meeting                                                                              8:30 am

Bible Study                                                                                               9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                  10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                                                     4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                             5:00 pm

Renew the Fellowship Leaders Meeting                                              5:00 pm

Business Meeting                                                                                   6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups—4th floor                                                             6:00 pm



Guatemala Mission Trip 2016

March 14-19

Time to start the passport process!

The cost of the trip will be around $800, but the Missions Committee will pick up half of that, leaving about $400 for each participant to handle themselves. The participants will travel to San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala to work on installing filters on the water tanks that FBC helped pay for. We need a “dedicated dozen” to go on this trip.

Passports must be up to date and must still have at least 6 months after March 19 2016 left on them. You may get the form from Mary in the church office. If you are interested in going, or have questions, contact Charles Prescott or the church office.



Family Promise:

Family Promise will be here January 17-23, 2016.

If you can help please contact the church office or sign up on the sheet on the office window.




To start off the New Year the Deacons want to contact all of the families of FBC to update them on new developments, identify needs and strengthen our fellowship. We would encourage all Deacons (active and reserve), Sunday School Teachers and anyone else who would like to participate to do so.  We will have a session at 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 17 to distribute names and discuss the process.  If we have 30-40 people then this process could be complete by February 1.



Girls Night Out
When: January 22, 6:00 pm

What: Soup and Salad Dinner

Soup, Bread and Drinks provided; Please bring a salad or dessert.

Come hear about the new Bible study - Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer (7Weeks); (Books $15 each will be available.)

Movie-”War Room”

Where: Fellowship Hall; Feel free to bring your comfy chair of choice.



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




Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our website for more details.




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