2015 PFWBC News April - Pittsburg Freewill Baptist Church

PFWBC NEWS
SPECIAL
POINTS OF
INTEREST:

V O L U M E
AWANA Year
End News

Daughter’s of
the King
Banquet

Meet the
McDannel’s

Upcoming
Love 442
fundraiser
INSIDE
THIS ISSUE:
Egg Hunt
Details
2
Business
Meeting Info
3
IL WAC
Brunch
4
April
Women’s
Meeting
4
Fridge
Calendar
5
Down the
line
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4
I S S U E
4
A P R I L
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Resurrection Weekend
It’s Friday….But Sunday’s
Coming!! The first weekend in
April we will commemorate and
celebrate the greatest 3 days in
the history of the world!
flyers in the Info Center to
invite others with, as well as a
Facebook event that you can
share on your wall. Let’s pack
His house and Praise His Holy
Name!
On Good Friday, April 3rd, we
will have a Concert of Praise
worshipping Jesus for His birth,
life, death, resurrection, and
promise to return! The evening of
worship will begin at 6:30pm. The
PFWBC Praise Band will be
leading. Josh Colson will be the
MC for the night and leading us in
praise and prayer. This event is
open to anyone who would like to
attend and is free. There are
On Resurrection Sunday, April
5th, we will begin the day with
our Sonrise service. It will
begin at 6am. Don’t worry the
lights will be low and the dress
is casual. There will be a
fellowship breakfast
immediately following in the
Life Center for anyone who
would like to attend. No one
will go away hungry!
We will then all meet back up at
10 am for our Morning Worship
service. Last year there was
over 500 in attendance, so you
better come early to get a seat!
There will be NO Youth Group
or Children’s Church that day,
There will also be NO Sunday
School or Evening Service to
allow time with family.
Make plans to attend and rejoice with us in the fact that
Jesus has conquered death, hell
and the grave! And as a result
we get the gift of spending
eternity with Him in His House!
Marriage Conference
Mark your calendars. On
Saturday, April 18th, PFWBC
will be hosting an all-day
marriage conference. It is open
to anyone inside the church or
outside the church who would
like to attend. There is no cost
for the event. A love offering
will be received during the lunch
meal to help cover food costs.
The menu is fried chicken or
ham, cheesy mashed potatoes,
corn, green beans, bread and
dessert.
The doors will open at 8am for
registration. Coffee and muffins
will be available. The conference
will begin at 9am and end at 3pm.
Handfuls on Purpose will also be
supplying a bookstore, with materials geared towards marriage and
family, you can browse during
breaks and before and after the
conference. You will purchase
directly from them.
Pre-registration is required. You
can pre-register on our website
at www.pittsburgfwb.org or go to
our app and register. You can
also scan the QR code in this
article and it will take you directly
to the registration form. Registration will end Sunday, April
12th. Once you register, you will
automatically be entered into
our “Date Night” drawings!
There are flyers and brochures
available in the Info Center you
can take for your information or
to pass along to someone you
think would be interested in attending. There is also a Facebook
event that you can share on your
wall to spread the word. If you
have any questions please see
Jenny Felty, Jessica Lenon, Jamey
Rogers or Christina Wilcox.
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May Details….
Wednesday May 6th, SALT & Prayer
Meeting will begin summer schedule and
meet at 7pm until the end of the summer.
Nights Shield &
Goodsearch.com
update: Current
amount is
$463.86. Up $1.11
from last month!!
There are many
ways to support
Women’s Banquet is scheduled for Friday
May 8th beginning at 6pm in the Life
Center. Details about the event are on next
page.
Sunday, May 10th is Mother’s Day. There
will be NO Evening Service to allow time
with family.
immediately after morning service in the Life
Center. The Church will provide fish, chicken,
and fried potatoes. Please bring side dishes
and/or desserts. We usually have around 350 in
attendance for the meal. There will be NO
Evening Service.
Church Closet setup will begin the week of
Memorial Day weekend. Last drop off will be
Monday, May 25th, which is Memorial Day from
9am-11am. Setup will be for two weeks this
time. Closet is scheduled for Saturday, June 6th.
Sunday, May 24th is our annual Dutch
Anderson Memorial Day Fish Fry. It will be
the Nights Shield
now on the
internet. Check
out GoodDining,
GoodShop,
GoodSurveys and
more. Go to
GoodSearch.com
and click on the
more ways to raise
tab at the top!
Remember to keep
searching, because
every penny
counts!
AWANA End of Year News
AWANA is winding down for this
school year...already! Hard to
believe it has went by so fast.
Clubbers will have their normal
schedule for the first three
weeks of April.
On Wednesday, April 22nd, the
AWANA Year End Party will be
held. The clubbers will have
dinner, play games, and get to
spend the evening fellowshipping with their groups. The
menu will be hamburgers, hot
dogs, chips and cookies so bring
them hungry!
The following Wednesday, April
29th, will be the AWANA
Commencement. It will begin
at 7pm in the Sanctuary. We
will celebrate the Clubbers
accomplishments throughout
the year.
Thank you to all of our leaders who have committed
themselves each and every
week and to the parents for
bringing your children each
Children’s Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4th at 10 am,
PFWBC will host a community
wide Children’s Egg Hunt. The
event will be held at the
Pittsburg City Hall in downtown
Pittsburg. They are in need of
volunteers to help with face
painting, games, balloon filling
and more.
The event is open to children up
thru fifth grade. Activities
include games, prizes, face
painting, a balloon release
and more!
The event is open to the
public so feel free to invite
whoever you would like.
If you would like to
volunteer please see Kim
Francis or Jenna Barnett.
and every week. We couldn’t do
it without you!
The next AWANA year will begin
in the fall in early September.
Stay tuned to the PFWBC News,
bulletin, and Facebook to stay
up to date!
Allegiance
& Angela Lilly Trio
Saturday, April 11th
7pm @ PFWBC
Open to anyone who would
like to attend.
Love Offering will be
received.
Doors will open at 6pm.
Flyers are available in the Info
Center to invite those who
are interested in attending.
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May Women’s Banquet
On Friday, May 8th, the annual Women’s Banquet will be held in the Life
Center. It will begin at 6:00pm. A sign
up sheet is in the Info Center to
reserve your spot and your guests at
the Daughters of the King Banquet.
so the Committee can get an
accurate count. Also, LAST DAY to
sign up is Sunday, May 3rd.
The menu for the evening consists of
a wide variety of miniature, delicate,
fancy foods that you would find at a
The theme this year will be a tea party tea. Elegant will be the word for the
evening. After all, we are the Most
for Princesses! Tea cups and
High King’s daughters!
tiarras….lots of purple (color for
royalty) and white (color for puriThe evening will start off with dinner
ty) ..angels...flowers... and sparkle!!
and then move into the program
The Banquet is open to anyone who
attends PFWBC and their guests. It is
free. Pre–registration is necessary so
as to determine seating, adequate food
portions, and more. So please sign up
show, and special music and more will
round out the evening.
Please wear something that makes you
feel beautiful! It can be a beautiful
evening gown or jeans and t-shirt if it
makes you feel like a princess! A
beautiful princess inside and out!
The prayer is that this will be a night
that you will never forget and you will
discover or be re-affirmed of your
place in the King’s Court!
portion. Malinda Edgell will be sharing
with us her heart about what it
means to be a Daughter of the King.
A reading of being a princess in
God’s eyes, the King’s Court fashion
Business Meeting’s
A special business meeting was
scheduled for Wednesday,
March 4th to vote on whether
to add Pastor Keith McDannel
to the church PFWBC staff as
Associate Pastor. The vote
had to be postponed until
Wednesday, March 18th due
to the bad weather. Pastor
Keith was unanimously voted
in! When you see him and his
family tell them how glad you
are that they are a part of our
church family! On the page 4
there is a brief “Meet The
McDannel’s” article.
Also, in the month of March,
survey forms were made
available to gather the
consensus on what to do
about the ongoing growth of
the church body. If you have
been to a service recentlyespecially when there is no
Children’s Church or Youth
Group-you have noticed it is
getting a bit crowded in the
Sanctuary. The survey was ONLY
a survey, not a vote, to see what
direction the church body wants
to take in moving forward.
The NEXT Business Meeting is
scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th at
7:45pm in the Sanctuary.
The options to choose from were
1) Build a new sanctuary,
2) Vote on Rhonda Burnett joining
the church
2) Have 2 services or
3) A letter of recommendation for
Brother Kenneth Edwards
ordination papers to be moved to
the South Central Quarterly
3) other suggestions.
The opinions were gathered for
the last couple weeks of March.
The results will be presented at
the next Business Meeting in April.
The Agenda for the meeting includes
1) elect delegates for next quarterly
meeting
4) Report on Church Growth
Survey results
5) There will be discussion about
the church parking lot
Make plans on attending so you can
stay informed of what is happening at
your church!
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IL Women Active For Christ Brunch
On Saturday, May 2nd there will be
an Illinois Women Active for Christ
Brunch with special guest speaker
Kelly Penn. Her presentation will be
on “Our Applicable God” . It will be
held at Pleasant View FWB Church on
Meyers and Kell Road in Walnut Hill,
IL. It will begin at 9am.
There will be a Provision Closet Shower that day too. They are collecting
twin size sheet (300+) thread count,
mattress pads for twin, queen, and
king beds; solid towels- all colors and
LOVE 442 Fundraising Meal
On Sunday, April 19th immediately after morning service, the nonprofit Love 442 ministry will be
providing a donation based meal
to raise funds for their ministry.
The menu consists of lasagna,
fettucine alfredo, salad, bread
and dessert. Funds will be used
for start up costs of new conces-
sion areas for the Marion Park
District. The money earned through
concessions goes directly to local
non-profit ministries that struggle
financially such as The Promise, The
Lighthouse homeless shelter, and
the Nights Shield Children’s Shelter
in West Frankfort. For more info
check out LOVE 442 on Facebook!
April Women’s Gathering
The next Women’s
Gathering is scheduled for
Monday, April 6th at 6:30pm in
the Fellowship Hall. There will be
childcare provided.
Kim Francis will be
leading the meeting. The theme
for the evening is “Get Your Head
in the Game!”. Many popular
games will be played throughout
the evening. There will also be a
devotional. Please bring a snack if
possible.
The upcoming events that
the Women’s Group hosts will also
be discussed along with the
specific events that still need
volunteers for them. The
gathering is open to ANY lady at
PFWBC. You do not have to be a
member to attend. We love to see
new faces each and every time!
Blood Drive & Youth Fundraising Meal Recap
We had another successful
Blood Drive! We had 36
people present to donate and
30 were successful! We will be
able to provide life saving care
for up to 90 people through
this sacrificial act of giving. It
is such an awesome way to
literally give a piece of yourself
to others that you will
probably never meet this side
of heaven. Thank you to all who
participated!
The Youth Group also had a
meal fundraiser to raise funds
for their upcoming P2 mission
trip in June. They had a great
turnout as well. Thanks again for
supporting these great
ministries!
very thick including hand towels
and wash cloths; kitchen towel sets;
sets of 12 inch flatware; and sets of
12 piece Corelle Ware.
MEET THE MCDANNELS!
Keith
McDannel
has been a
General
Baptist
minister for
the past 30
years. He was
raised in Creal Springs, and still lives there with his
wife, Kim. Brother Keith is also an electrician for
the Southern Illinois Power Co-op. Keith and Kim
have been married for 27 years and have three
children. Their oldest daughter, Abby is married to
Tyler Smith. They currently live in Carterville and
attend Cornerstone church in Johnston City where
his dad is the pastor. Olivia is a Junior at Agape
Christian High School in Marion while Zach plans
to graduate from the Unity Christian School 8th
grade class this May.
During his years of ministry, Keith has served
several churches either as Head Pastor, Associate
Pastor, and Youth Pastor. He and Kim both were
saved at an early age, grew up as preacher’s kids,
and feel they have been called by God to continue
the work in the local church. They both are committed to Christian education as well. Keith serves
as President of the Unity Christian School Board
and Kim is Secretary and Admin. Assistant at the
Agape Christian High School.
The McDannel family feels so blessed to be a part
of PFWBC and thanks each one for the welcome
and support they have received. They are very
excited to see what God has planned for our
church and feel privileged to have this opportunity to be used by God to grow the Kingdom!
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April 2015
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
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2
3
4
Good Friday
Concert of
Praise Worship
Service 6:30pm
3rd Blood Moon
Best View
6:40am
AWANA
6:30-8pm
SALT & Prayer
Group 6:457:45pm
5
6
7
8
SonRise Service
6am * Breakfast
after in LC
Women’s
Meeting
6:30pm FH
Men’s Basketball
6:30pm LC
AWANA
6:30-8pm
No Sunday
School or
Evening Service
12
10
11
Allegiance
Homecoming
7pm here
Business Meeting
7:45pm
13
LAST Day to
register for
Marriage
Conference
19
9
SALT & Prayer
Group 6:457:45pm
10am Worship
Egg Hunt 10am
Passover begins
at sundown
14
15
Men’s Basketball
6:30pm LC
AWANA
6:30-8pm
16
17
Marriage
Conference
9am-3pm
SALT & Prayer
Group 6:457:45pm
20
21
Men’s Basketball
6:30pm LC
22 AWANA
End of Year
Party 6:30-8pm
18
23
24
25
SALT & Prayer
Group 6:457:45pm
26
27
LC=Life Center
28
29
Men’s Basketball
6:30pm LC
AWANA
Commencement
7pm in Sanctuary
FH=Fellowship Hall
30
MCC=Marion Cultural Civic Center
PFWBC
A Church For Today With A
Vision For Tomorrow
The church office is open on Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday from 8 am to 2 pm.
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Do you have a submission for this monthly
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Phone: 618-982-2230
[email protected], drop your it in the office
E-mail: [email protected]
or contact Christina Wilcox. Thank You!
Website www.pittsburgfwb.org
Next Church Closet June 6th!
Come and See!
Down the Line….
Connections
May 6th
Holy Grounds Coffee Shop The coffee
shop is open every Sunday from 8:30am9:30am. Grab and Go or Sit and Chat!
Weekly bulletin A copy can be emailed to
you. Send your request to
[email protected] with “bulletin” in
the subject line.
Screen Announcements are ran
continuously before each Sunday service.
Our website www.pittsburgfwb.org
Every Sunday morning service is
videotaped and uploaded to this site.
Introduce your family and friends to
PFWBC through our site.
Bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
Information center in the foyer.
Facebook If you would like to be added
please send an email to
[email protected] with Facebook in
the subject line to be added.
Church App-We now have our very own
FREE church app that is available on
Google Play Store and the Apple Store.
Wednesday Night Summer Schedule Begins
7-8pm for ALL classes/programs
May 8th
Women’s Banquet 6pm
May 10th
Happy Mother’s Day * No Evening Service
May 24th
Dutch Anderson Memorial Day Fish Fry
No Evening Service
May 25th
Last Day to drop off for Church Closet
9am-11am
May 26th
Closet Setup
May 27th
Closet Setup
May 28th
Closet Setup
May 29th
Closet Setup
May 30th
Closet Setup
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