March 12, 2015 - First Baptist Church

(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
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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.