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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF INDIANAPOLIS • COME AS YOU ARE
DECEMBER 8, 2013
Frederick Lewis, Senior Minister • Evan Bever, Associate Minister
Steve Potts, Music Director • John Bolt, Worship and the Arts Director • George Kimsey, Visitation Ministe r
WELCOME TO FBC OF IN DIANAPOLIS
We hope you will join us for worship, learning, fellowship, ministry,
and service opportunities as listed below. Please stop by The
Welcome Center for information and join us in the Atrium for
refreshments and fellowship. Come as you are…
H O W T O C O N N E C T AT F B C
If you are new to FBC and would like to find out more about our
church, we offer the following opportunities…
Come and Consider - an information session on the church.
Membership - is offered through:
 Confession of faith in Jesus Christ and baptism
 Transfer of Letter
 Christian Experience
Service Opportunities - many local and mission-related projects
are ongoing within the church.
Fellowship Groups and Studies - join in Bible Studies, book
groups, or Sunday morning small groups.
For more information, please talk to someone at The Welcome
Center on Sundays, or call the office at 317-846-5821 during the
week, or visit our website 24/7 at www.fbcindy.org.
OUR SUNDAY SCHEDULE
December 8
8:50AM
10AM
December 15
10:20AM
11:30AM
1PM
5PM
8:50AM
10AM
10:20AM
11:30AM
1PM
4PM
Small Groups and Sunday School
Care for Infants and Toddlers
Second Sunday in Advent
In This Way - Evan Bever
Spirit Seekers, Rm. 208
New Journeys, Parlor
First Karen Baptist Church, Sanctuary
Youth Group Meeting (grades 6-12)
Small Groups and Sunday School
Care for Infants and Toddlers
Third Sunday in Advent
In This Way - Evan Bever
Spirit Seekers, Rm. 208
New Journeys, Parlor
First Karen Baptist Church, Sanctuary
Youth Group (grades 6-12) will be
participating with the Christmas Caroling
Party
*For your information, the sermons are available online. Go to:
www.fbcindy.org and link to Resources/Sermons.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Tues. Dec. 10, 6PM
Tues. Dec. 10, 6:30PM
Wed. Dec. 11, 9:30AM
Wed. Dec. 11, 11:30AM
Wed. Dec. 11, 1PM
Publication Deadlines:
Adult Ministries, Rm. 110
Personnel Comm. Rm. 112
Worship Staff, Pastor’s Office
Prayer Gathering, Parlor
All Staff, Rm. 112
EVENTS THIS WEEK
MISSION FAIR 2013
Sunday, December 8, 8:30AM-Noon
This alternative giving event benefits local non-profit organizations
including FBA and Beginnings. There are fliers with order forms that
can be mailed to the church if you make a decision after Dec. 8.
ARCHIVES CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, Dec. 8, 8:30-Noon (closed during Worship)
Come for a little Christmas in FBC’s best kept secret- the
Archives! Christmas displays, pictures, and Mission Fair-related
events over the years on exhibit.
SPIRIT SEEKERS FOR CHILDREN DURING WORSHIP
Sunday, December 8, 10:20AM, Rm. 208
This group is for children during worship (age 4 through Grade 5).
Children will be dismissed from the service at approximately
10:20AM. Parents, please pick up children after worship in Rm. 208.
CAREGIVERS OF ADULTS
Sunday, December 8, 6-8PM
Support group meeting for those caring for older family members.
GEORGE ROBINSON’S RETIREMENT EVENTS
Monday, December 9th, 5-7:30PM
Most of you know that our First Baptist Athletic Director, George
Robinson, is retiring as of December 15. His FBA and FBC families
will be celebrating his years of ministry during an Open House in the
Gym at First Baptist on the above date and time. If you would like
to contribute to a love gift for George, please make your check
payable to First Baptist Church and mark on the memo line
“George Robinson.” On December 15th the worship service will
honor George’s 24 years of ministry and a reception with photo
opportunities will follow.
SALLY DODGSON, RITA CHAPMAN CIRCLE
Tuesday, December 10, 10AM, Parlor
Join our monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month.
SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
Thursday, December 12, 7PM, Chapel
We will remember those friends and loved ones whose loss we feel
during the Christmas holidays. This service is planned by the FBC
Stephen Ministers and Norman Brandenstein will take us on his
journey of faith regarding the death of his mother, Virginia
Brandenstein. A reception will be held after the service in the Parlor.
Tuesday @ 10AM for the Weekly Connection to [email protected] and
Wednesday, December 18 @ noon to [email protected] for the January Inspiration
Thursday @ noon for the E-spiration to [email protected]
DECEMBER FOOD PANTRY
Tuesday, December 17, 4-6PM (Note 3rd Tuesday)
Normally this event falls on the last Tuesday of the month, but because the last
Tuesday in December falls on New Years’ Eve and the 4th Tuesday is
Christmas Eve, a change needed to be made. This month and only this
month, the Pantry will fall on Tuesday, December 17 from 4-6PM. Set-up will
take place on Monday the 16th. If you have any questions, please contact Mary
Lou
Curless at [email protected] or Barb Minks at [email protected]
WWW.FBCINDY.ORG
DECEMBER EVENTS
MISSION CORNER
Volunteer & Service Opportunities
CHRISTMAS CAROLING
Sunday, December 15, 4-7PM
Join us for a family holiday event as we carol for our “shut-ins” then
enjoy pizza together. Register on the bulletin’s response sheet or by
e-mailing the FBC office, [email protected]
DECEMBER FOOD PANTRY
CELEBRATING CHRIST’S BIRTH - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24
DONATIONS
Family Service, 5PM
The Light of Christmas - Music Makers, Children’s Choir Program
Wassail and Fellowship in The Atrium, 10:30PM
Candlelight Service, 11PM-Special Music by the Keynote Brass
Tuesday, December 17, 4-6PM
See Featured Opportunities on Page 1
THE FOOD PANTRY’S DECEMBER SPECIAL IS…MONETARY
Leave it in the offering plate on Sunday mornings or mail it to the
church.
ON TUES. NOV. 26...

J A N U A RY E V E N T S
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WINTER FUN DAY
Friday, January 3-10AM-2PM
This is for children age 5 through Grade 5. The cost is $5 per child
(payable at the door) which includes lunch. Sign your child up on the
bulletin response sheet. If you would like to volunteer to help,
please contact Cindy McMath at [email protected]
G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N
The November Food Pantry served 212 families which meant a
total of 811 individuals did not go hungry this month.
Over 700 people were served Thanksgiving Dinner at Edna
Martin Christian Center. Thanks to all who donated, cooked,
transported, and served!
WE’RE COLLECTING PENNIES AND PEANUT BUTTER
The Food Pantry is requesting jars of peanut butter and your
pennies to help with our year-end budget. There is a table in the
Atrium where you may donate both items until Christmas.
CHILDREN’S BOOKS
DECEMBER GIVING
Please consider...
 Completing and returning your 2014 Estimate of Giving Card on
line, by mail or in worship, if you have not yet done so.
 Making a special above and beyond gift in 2013 to help us
conclude the year in the strongest fiscal position possible. A
Special December envelope is available in the pew.
 Completing your planned giving by Dec. 31, 2013.
Thank you for your generosity and commitment.
WE WELCOME STEVE CARR TO FBA
The FBA Transition team and the FBC Administrative Council
introduce Steve Carr as the new Director of First Baptist Athletics.
Steve is a 2005 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s
degree in social work. He brings experience in youth sports, urban
Young Life programs, and most recently case management for the
Indianapolis Department of Child Services. We welcome Steve and
his wife, Lindsey and their children Jack, 6; Crosby, 3; and Jonah,1
to the FBC/FBA family. Steve began training on December 2 with
George Robinson until December 16, when he will assume full time
responsibilities.
SHARING OUR FAITH AND STORIES-FBC ADVENT DEVOTION
Rejoice with us as we celebrate the Advent Season through the eyes
of our own members. Each unique Advent Devotion brings to life a
story of faith; a time when God became real “in this way.” If you are
signed up for our weekly e-newsletter online, you will receive an email reminder on Monday mornings during Advent with a link for the
week’s daily devotions at our FBC website. In an effort to keep our
printing costs down, we are only printing this upon request. If you do
not have computer access, we ask that you contact the office for a
printed copy at 846-5821 or [email protected]
You may bring new or gently used children’s books to the Atrium for
Food Pantry give-aways.
ANNUAL ADVENT MISSION PROJECT
Hats, Mittens, and Socks for Kids
 Decorate a tree with your donations of new mittens,
hats, gloves, scarves or socks in infant through teen
sizes.
 All donations will be given to children at Edna Martin Christian
Center and Nora Elementary
 Collecting from December 8 through January 5 in the foyer. -“I
was cold and you helped me.”
FBA TOY DRIVE FOR EDNA MARTIN CHRISTIAN CENTER
From November 23-December 14
Help by bringing new and very gently used toys (unwrapped)
to the FBA office. If no one is there, please leave the item(s)
outside the athletic department door.
DID YOU FORGET TO ORDER FROM TASTEFULLY SIMPLE?
Beginnings will continue giving the fund raiser discount when you
order for the holidays, mentioning them when you order! That's a
win, win for all of us! Call the Coordinator at 416-3652.
THANK YOU...
We appreciate all who helped decorate the church this week!
2014 OFFERING ENVELOPES ARE AVAILABLE
Please stop by the table in the downstairs hallway and pick up your
2014 envelopes. We ask though, that you not use these envelopes
until 2014.
FBC Weekly Prayer Ministry
LOCAL, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL CONCERNS…
ABCGI delegation in Burma for the Judson 200th
anniversary celebration: Joan Friesen-Executive Minister,
Joseph Huse-Lebanon FBC, Stephen & Klem Kio-Indiana
Chin Baptist, Jeff Stratton-Southport BC., Bob and Pat
Coats-Indianapolis First BC.
FOR THOSE…
 Who are making the FBC Mission Fair possible
INDIVIDUALS REQUESTING PRAYER
Eileen Ackman
The Mann Family
Maryann Miller
Gary and Judy Saltsgaver
Ruth Taylor
The Williams Family
WEEKLY BIBLE READINGS
Matthew 3:1-12
Isaiah 26:7-15
Isaiah 4:2-6
Malachi 2:10-3:1
Philippians 3:7-11
Philippians 3:12-16
Matthew 21:28-32
THANKSGIVING FOR…
 George Robinson and his 24 years of ministry at FBC
and FBA
8600 N. COLLEGE AVE., INDIANAPOLIS, IN
46240
317-846-5821