Winston Baptist Christian Ministry Center Needs: Spaghetti Sauce & Noodles Peanut Butter Canned Meat Macaroni & Cheese Rice Dried Beans Grits or Oatmeal Canned Fruit Crackers Wednesday Night Supper March 18 Red Beans & Rice (cooked by Chef Stephen Moody) Turnip Greens Potato Salad Green Salad Corn Muffins Cake Continued in next column... 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 . . . $14,037.20 $293.00 Designated Budget . . . . . . Designated Restricted . . . . $1,105.00 $170.00 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 enjoy! Opportunities 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 Almighty.” 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 there.” 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 773-2279 Transportation for March Gary Fulton 803-7470 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 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 CHURCH STAFF Rob Paul, Pastor 803-4589 Terry Carter, Bldg. Supt. 803-3508 Newlie Long, Minister of Ed. 803-9421 Scott Lowrey, Minster of Youth 601-416-5041 Missy Hudspeth, Children’s Minister 803-3562 Church Office 773-6246 The WITNESS 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 worship! 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 link! 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. Continued in next column... Associational Youth Revival The Association Youth Revival is next week. The theme is Live It! Romans 12:1. This is going to be three great nights of worship and encouragement. 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 and 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! Congratulation, 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 Jesus. 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 Continued in next column… 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 doorstep to local neighborhoods, throughout the State, the country and around the world by praying, giving, and going.
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