First Connections May 6, 2016

First Connections – May 6, 2016

The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars, he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. Psalm 147:2-5



 Invite a single parent
"Single and Parenting" is back in session on Wednesdays at 6:45 pm in the Kid's Chapel.  Childcare available for all ages “0 - 18.” Brochures available at the welcome center.


Because you do not suffer alone.

Wednesdays at 6:45 pm in the Church Parlor. For men/women who have lost a loved one.  Childcare provided. Call Mary at 275-6111 for more info.


Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, May 8. We will be honoring our First Baptist college graduates in the morning worship service.

Next Sunday, May 15, we will honor our First Baptist high school graduates during morning worship.


Youth Garage Sale Fundraiser

The youth sale to help fund their summer mission camp will be held on May 27-28. If you have donations, you may start bringing them beginning next Sunday, May 8. We have made room on the west end of Fellowship Hall to keep these things until the actual sale.


 Re: Closet Clean-up scheduled for May 14 at 8:30 am

Recently, during Church Council meeting, the subject of closets came up. 

We all know there are many, many closets around FBC and most of these are being used. However, quite a few of these closets contain not only good, useful materials but old stuff as well. And then there are the closets stuffed full of many treasures that no one seems to have used for years. 

It was pointed out that cluttered and dusty closets could present a fire danger, so staff has put a clean-up day on the calendar. Our thought is that if you are a committee person, Sunday School leader, etc. and you have a closet your group uses for your ministry, then you are the logical person/s to clean it out. We will also need some extra help for these old forgotten closets that I mentioned.

Please mark your calendars for the morning of May 14.



Minister to Youth and Families

Brandon McClure was voted in as our new Minister to Youth and Families.

He will start Sunday May 22. Please keep him in your prayers.



Missions Committee

We are co-sponsoring a mission trip to the Dominican Republic where Mary Chung Feller’s mother is a resident missionary. The OBU vocal group, Voce Vera, will be leading in multi-ministry effort. Carlos and Mary will be leaders in this effort, too.

  • Please pray for them as they leave on a 10 day trip starting May 25.
  • Also, please help by donating any musical instruments, especially guitars, a special request for a saxophone, and keyboards that are in good condition, hopefully including the carrying case. These are needed ASAP! They leave for the DR on May 25 and they need to go over the instrument to prepare it for use and shipping, May 15th, would be the deadline. Please bring these donations to the church office.

Missions team thanks you, and asks for your prayers and support. God bless you for all that you do for Him.


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