(ID USPS 853-440) Volume 54, Issue 11 March 12, 2015 Leading Our G e n e r a ti o n 138 S. Washington Street Prattville, AL 36067 334.365.0606 www.fbcprattville.org [email protected] Prayer Request: 334.365.2273 Mom’s Day Out: 334.361.9497 Kindergarten: 334.361.9481 Deacons of the Week March 15—March 21, 2015 Carl Sallé Bruce Ward 365-2702 361-7120 CHURCH STAFF Dr. Travis Coleman, Jr. Senior Pastor Dr. John Johnston Serve Pastor Rev. James Jackson Grow Pastor Rev. Mitch Loftin Worship Pastor to be Tr a n s f o r m ed T h r o ug h G od ’ s Living Spring Training For Sunday School Leaders Sunday, March 15 4:00-7:00 p.m. Adult & Youth Leaders in Chapel Preschool & Children’s Leaders in Room 206 Free supper and childcare by reservation. There will be no Evening Worship Service. Rev. Larry Jenkins Missions Pastor Rev. Dave Burns Senior Adult/Pastoral Care Pastor Rev. Dustin Scott Student Pastor Rev. Carter Reeves Associate Worship Pastor Mrs. Julie Parmer Preschool Ministry Director Mrs. Megan Woodham Children’s Ministry Director Word National Goal: $60 Million Church Goal: $33,000 Received to Date: $12,483 A Moment with the Pastor My luggage and my soul caught up with me last week. Let me explain. When Arlinda and I were checking in with Lufthansa Airlines to fly out of Israel at 2:45 a.m. on February 27, our luggage was not tagged. Therefore, when we arrived in Atlanta 20 hours later our luggage wasn’t on our plane. It was still in Tel Aviv. It took six days for it to catch up and we are grateful to Lufthansa for their cooperation and diligence to locate our luggage and get it to us. It was personally delivered last Thursday evening at 10:05. Arlinda was very excited about it, as you ladies can imagine. Something else caught up with me and that was my soul. My body landed in Atlanta and arrived in Prattville a few hours later that Friday evening. But with jet lag and exhaustion it felt like my soul didn’t catch up for a few days. In other words, it took a few days to “feel” whole again, to “feel” like myself. I think many of us live such a fast-paced, hectic life that we out pace our spirits and souls, so to speak. Our bodies arrive first, but something of ourselves lags behind. This may be one of the many reasons God gave a commandment to have a Sabbath rest, one day to let our spirit and soul catch up to the body for rest and worship. Let me suggest you give some thought to this idea. Have you been feeling out of sorts lately? Maybe it is because you have not rested and worshipped as God commanded. Let’s get our body, soul and spirit in sync. God will be most grateful. Travis March is Our Month to Help with Meals on Wheels! We need two volunteers each weekday during the month of March to help deliver prepared meals to shut-ins in our community. Volunteers should report to the Gillespie Center on their delivery day between11:00 and 11:15 a.m. A sign-up calendar is located across from the elevator near the Chapel. Gillespie Center Frozen Meals Ministry Volunteers are needed to help cook and prepare meals for freezing for 19 individuals who are outside of the Meals on Wheels delivery area. Each person receives five meals a week, for a total of 95 meals. Meals are cooked in a volunteer’s home and brought to the Gillespie Center for packaging and freezing. If you or your Sunday School class can help with this need, contact Larry Jenkins, 365-0606, ext. 217. Builders for Christ Informational Meeting March 22, 4:00 p.m. In Room 102 Volunteers Needed Habitat for Humanity Spring 2015 Home Build Beginning Wednesday, March 11 If you would be willing to provide meals or help build, please contact Margaret Ann Hornsby, 358-2540 or 590-0534. Crossover Columbus Evangelism Outreach June 11-June 15, 2015 Participants of all ages invited! SPACE STILL AVAILABLE! Cost: $40 per person. Contact Larry Jenkins, Missions Pastor, 365-0606, ext. 217 for more information. Our Church Facts Weekly Events (March 15—March 21) LAST WEEK Sunday 8:00-8:30 a.m. Library Open 8:15 a.m. Sunday School 1 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 2 Traditional Blended Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 3:30 p.m. Acteens 4:00-7:00p.m. Spring Sunday School Training Adult & Youth Leaders Preschool & Children’s Leaders 4:30 p.m. Student Choir 5:00 p.m. Sunday Night Options 5:00 p.m. Discipleship Training Rec Room Chapel Rm 206 March 8, 2015 Enrollment 1915 333 306 241 2795 Sunday School Adults Youth Children Preschool Total 9:30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Worship Total Sunday Morning Worship Total Evening Worship Room 131 Kristin Malan/Rob & Emily McKay 133 Rebecca Marshal/Bonnie Bates 137 Stephen & Rebecca Tidwell 139 Carla Thompson 141 Matt & Lindsay Harden Monday 6:00 p.m.. Tuesday 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday 3:30-5:00 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Thursday 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Room 131 Risa Entrekin/Tara Vest 135 Sheridan Cahoon/Rachel Beard 139 Dallas Godshall/Jordan Kramer/ Carla Thompson 3rd St Entrance Fun & Fitness Fit for Life HEARTS Rm 104 Chapel FH Puppet Ministry Library Open Wednesday Night Supper B.B.Q Baked Beans Cole Slaw, Grilled Bread Children: Chicken Nuggets $5.00 Adults 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. Visitation $3.00 Children under 12 Rec Room FH $20 Family Cap Preschool Music & Missions Children’s Music & Missions Wednesday Night Options Prayer Meeting Adult Choir Fun & Fitness Fit for Life Various Various WC Choir Rm Rm 104 Chapel Christian Sympathy Christian Sympathy is extended to the Katherine Brown family. Ms. Annie Merle McCollough 918 Greencrest Drive Prattville, AL 36067 602 526 1128 120 Stewardship Report March 8,, 2015 WORSHIP CARE –March 15 9:30 a.m. Attendance 595 116 102 82 895 Budget Offering Designations Building Fund Renovation Fund Total $54,855.39 $9,243.42 $2,455.00 $2,100.00 $68,653.81 Budget Offering Needed Year To Date Total Year to Date $594,066.15 $588,168.90 Transformed by His Story Pledged to Date Given Since 5/16/10 Given Since 8/7/12 (Loan Payoff) $1,701,739.00 $2,021,599.80 $679,160.08 Our Church Family Recently Hospitalized JACKSON—Taylor Moates, Wilson Kidd BAPTIST EAST—Peggy Hammond BAPTIST SOUTH—Peggy Raines OUT-OF-TOWN - Paula Pittman, Brody Vest, Mary Mims, Jean Allred Congratulations to: Michael & Whitney Nunnelly on the birth of John Joseph, 3-5-15. Welcome New Member! Gavin Porter—Baptism #23 Daniel Mueller—Letter #33 Linda Mueller—Letter #34 Thank you A thank you was received from Ann Mullins, Tommie Holsombeck and Anne Carol Emory HIGHLITES Issue 11, March 12, 2015 (ID USPS 853-440) is published weekly except the week of Christmas by the First Baptist Church, 138 So. Washington Street, Prattville, AL 36067-3120 Periodicals postage paid at Prattville, AL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to Highlites, First Baptist Church, 138 So. Washington Street, Prattville, AL 36067-3120 PACK-A-PURSE March 8-April 19 Ways You Can Help: Pack-A-Purse (new or gently used) with items from list below. Give donations either cash in a mar ked envelope or new items listed below so purses can be filled. Items Needed: Shampoo Hair gel/Hairspray Conditioner Nail polish Toothbrush Deodorant Toothpaste Soap/Body Wash Lotion Feminine Products House Shoes/Pajamas Undergarments (colored athletic type) Drop unused, unopened items in Mission Drop Boxes throughout the church. Volunteers and Candy Needed for: GLOW IN THE DARK EASTER EGG HUNT Friday, April 3, 7 - 9 P.M. in the Worship Center for all 3rd—6th Graders Contact Megan Woodham, 365-0606, ext. 233 or [email protected] for information. And EGG-CITEMENT Saturday, April 4, 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. for all K—2nd Graders Contact Julie Parmer, 365-0606, ext. 231 or [email protected]e.org for information.
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