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Winston Baptist
Christian Ministry
Center Needs:
Spaghetti Sauce &
Peanut Butter
Canned Meat
Macaroni & Cheese
Dried Beans
Grits or Oatmeal
Canned Fruit
Wednesday Night Supper
March 18
Red Beans & Rice
(cooked by
Chef Stephen Moody)
Turnip Greens
Potato Salad
Green Salad
Corn Muffins
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Sunday School – March 15, 2015
Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Financial Record
Weekly Budget Goal . . . . $21,105.12
Tithes & Offerings . . .
Designated Budget . . . . . .
Designated Restricted . . . . $1,105.00
Acts 1:8 Offering . . . . . .
Annie Armstrong Offering . $195.00
Total Receipts . . . . . . . . . $15,800.20
Backpacks of Hope
This Thursday, March 19th,
meet in the Fellowship Hall
at 10:00 a.m.
to pack 21 bags of food
supplies for 21 needy children
in our community.
Come be a part of this fun and
impactful ministry every
Thursday at 10. This is a
ministry our senior adults can
ETC Ministry
Sundays, March 22
Mallory S. Eaves and Edna Overstreet
Humbled Before God
In A Quiet Place in a Crazy
World (Multnomah), Joni
Eareckson Tada writes about
ap p ro ach ing God w ith
humility, out of “a place of
dust and ashes.” God rewards
an attitude of deep humility by
lifting us up (see James 4:10
and 1 Peter 5:6).
Abraham, for example, boldly
approached God in prayer,
“Though I am nothing but dust
and ashes) (Genesis 18:27,
NIV). “The lower Abraham
humbled himself, the “higher”
he must have felt.” Tada
This Past Week
First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 547, 205 South Church Avenue, Louisville, Mississippi 39339
Pray for our search
committee as they seek
God’s will for our next
Minister of Music.
Mark Donald
Matt Hillyer
Emily Perkins Sylvia Wright
Rhonda Shotts Gwen Clark
David Humphries
Johnny Johnson
Humbled Before God continued...
Media Crew for March
writes. “I can imagine that
when Abraham spoke to God,
he felt as though he was
carried up on eagle’s wings to
the heights of heaven. It must
have awed him to be allowed,
of all things, access to God
Such an attitude of humility
helps us appreciate God’s real
presence with us in prayer,
Tada Says, because “we will
know the assurance of talking
to Someone who is really
Radio broadcast on WLSM at 11:00
a.m. and 6:00 p.m. are now tape delayed
of both previous Sunday services. We
are sorry that at this time we cannot
broadcast on the local TV channel. This
is through no fault of our own and we
are working to fix the situation.
Director: Beth Mitchell
Broadcast Sound: Rusty Mitchell
House Sound: Matt Hillyer
Media: Robert McCool
Cameras: Jimmy Covington &
Eric Humphries
Copied from The Newsletternewsletter, Vol 37, #2
Offering Committee for March
Jeremy Cummins, Chairman Jerry Donald
Richard Ballard
Jerry McCullough
Donnie Woodruff
Justin Rodgers
Deacon on Call
March 20 - 22
Johnny Johnson
Transportation for March
Gary Fulton
Published weekly (except Christmas
week) by First Baptist Church, 205 South
Church Avenue, Louisville, MS 39339.
Periodical postage paid at Louisville, MS
39339. Publication No. 195320
Rob Paul, Pastor
Terry Carter, Bldg. Supt.
Newlie Long, Minister of Ed. 803-9421
Scott Lowrey, Minster of Youth
Missy Hudspeth, Children’s Minister
Church Office
Making Jesus known from the red hills of
Mississippi to the ends of the Earth.
Vol. 47
March 19, 2015
No. 7
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
For North American Missions
National Goal: $60 million
Our Church Goal: $12,500.00
Given to Date: $1,965.00
Get Connected This Easter!
Sunday, April 5th
Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.
Worship - 11:00 a.m.
Sell - Shop - Save
Lil’ Blessings Children Spring/Summer
Consignment Sale
Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28
To volunteer, contact Hazel
at 803-0193.
Pastor’s Perspective
Minister of Education, Youth & Children’s Ministry
- Rob Paul -
- Newlie Long –
Easter is coming – April 5th – and I hope you have already
made your plans to be here and to invite someone else to
Get Connected! We will have two morning worship
services – 8:30 and 11:00 – with Sunday School at the
regular time. The worship services will be identical so
make your plans to attend the one that best fits your
schedule and the schedule of those you will invite. It’s
going to be a glorious day!
I’ve had the privilege to listen to a little of our wonderfully
talented choir’s rehearsals on Sunday afternoons as they
prepare to lead us in worship each Sunday. I’m telling you,
Easter is going to be amazing! This coming Sunday, the
choir will enjoy lunch at the church followed by a rehearsal
in preparation for Easter. Please contact the church office to
let them know how many will be attending from your
family and if you need childcare. The church will provide a
variety of Subway sandwiches for lunch.
Speaking of Easter… As you know Easter is the time of
year that we focus on the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
for North American Missions. Every penny of every dollar
given through Annie Armstrong goes directly to the mission
field to help push back the darkness of a lost world. You
and I have two options to participate. You may give to
AAEO directly, or you may give through the Acts 1:8
offering (Annie Armstrong is included in our Acts 1:8
Offering). Either way you are helping to make Jesus known
throughout North America! Just remember, these are
offerings that should be given over-and-above your support
of our regular ministry budget.
After what we experienced this past Sunday, I can’t wait
until we meet again. God is definitely working in our sweet
fellowship. I hope you are spending time with Him
throughout this week so that when we meet on Sunday
morning, our praise flows from a life that has spent in daily
Family Ministry continued...
Family Ministry
Friday Night Live
Our next installment on April
24th will focus on personal
growth in our relationship
with God. Look for the flyers
coming out this week! Gary
Permenter will be the guest
speaker and Square One will
lead us in worship! The cost
is $20 and covers all the food
and NEW t-shirts!
Vacation Bible School
VBS planning is under way!
We are excited about such a
special week of investing in
the children of our community.
Be in prayer now for what role
you can play. Teenagers, we
need your help. Adults that
are available during the day,
you know we need you.
Senior Adults, you are a vital
Can you register
children, count money, put out
snacks, rock a baby, pass out
crafts, smile and encourage a
child! Let’s make this one of
the best ones we have ever had
because of our amazing
volunteer base! If you can
help, please contact Missy
Hudspeth or Kim Killen.
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Associational Youth
The Association Youth Revival
is next week. The theme is
Live It! Romans 12:1. This is
going to be three great nights
The schedule is as follows:
6:00 p.m.-Monday, March 23
at Noxapater Baptist Church
Speaker: Newlie Long
(The van will leave FBC at 5:30.)
6:00 p.m.-Tuesday, March 24
at Poplar Flat Baptist Church
for the Girls with
Anna Katherine Wells
The Way for the Guys with
Shaun Selman
6:00 p.m.-Wednesday, March
25 at South Louisville Baptist
Speaker: Rusty Parsons
FBC Band will lead in worship
(The van will leave FBC at 5:30.)
We will again be challenged to
live out Romans 12:1!
Scott Lowrey
Be sure to congratulate Scott
when you see him. He has
finished his first two classes as
he works on continuing his
education. He earned A’s in
both classes!
Mission Update
What a great connection in
Statesboro, GA we had. A
team of 20, four families and
some teenagers were able to
help with a block party where
150 showed up, helped with a
normal Sunday worship
service, and then remodeled
two bathrooms as a local
ministry prepares to fit foster
girls with formal dresses as
part of their “Princess Day”.
The surprise blessing for us
was when the local ministry
offered us eight boxes of handsewn sundresses for little girls!
We will be able to carry these
to Cambodia and Haiti and
bless some beautiful little girls
with stunning dresses. As a
father of a 5-year old girl, I
know that nothing puts a smile
on a girl’s face like a new
dress! How amazing to get to
share dresses in the name of
We have a team of five
preparing for our trip to
Cambodia in May and a team
of nine planning to connect
with our Acts 1:8 partner in
Haiti during July. We are also
finalizing details for our
mission oppor tun ity to
Brooklyn, NY with Mosaic
Baptist Church in July. They
have asked us to help with a
block party and outreach there.
Many have already begun to
ask about this trip.
Be in
prayer about how God would
use you in our Acts 1:8
strategy. Get involved in
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FBC Calendar of Activities
March 19 - 26
Thursday, March 19
10:00 a.m. Packing Backpacks
Friday, March 20
5:30 p.m. Youth Bible Drills
Saturday, March 21
6:00 p.m. Upward Celebration
Sunday, March 22
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
12:00 Noon Adult Choir Lunch
1:00 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal
5:00 p.m. Children’s Bible Drills
6:00 p.m. Evening Worship
Monday, March 23
10:00 a.m. WMU Spring Meeting
at Wess Chapel
6:00 p.m. Youth Revival
Tuesday, March 24
10:00 a.m. Precept Bible Study
in Adult 4
6:00 p.m. Adult 5 Fish Fry
6:00 p.m. Youth Revival
6:30 p.m. Precept Bible Study
at Naomi Fryery’s
Wednesday, March 25
5:00 p.m. Family Meal
5:30 p.m. Preschool &
Children’s Choir
Ladies Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting
& Bible Study
Parent’s Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Youth Revival at
6:30 p.m. GAs, RAs, &
Mission Friends
Thursday, March 26
10:00 a.m. Packing Backpacks
Mission Update continued…
carrying the Gospel from our
neighborhoods, throughout the
State, the country and around
the world by praying, giving,
and going.