THE MIDWEEK


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering:  It’s the primary way we support Mission efforts in North America. 100% of the gifts given to the offering are used to support Southern Baptist missionaries servicing across the United States and Canada. Your prayers and gifts are our way of sending our love to our missionaries.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering: It’s the primary way we support Mission efforts in North America. 100% of the gifts given to the offering are used to support Southern Baptist missionaries servicing across the United States and Canada. Your prayers and gifts are our way of sending our love to our missionaries.


Senior Recognition Service will be held May 5. FBC is in need of information to share with the congregation…favorite bible verse, plans for your future, senior picture, etc. Please pick up a form in the office hallway or go to  http://www.centraliafbc.org/c4youth  and return by May 1st.

Senior Recognition Service will be held May 5. FBC is in need of information to share with the congregation…favorite bible verse, plans for your future, senior picture, etc. Please pick up a form in the office hallway or go to http://www.centraliafbc.org/c4youth and return by May 1st.


Jeremiah: The Prophet of Renewal and Hope:  Starting January 17, 2019 and meeting weekly at 10:00am in the Wigham Recreation Center, 109 Wigham St (Sunset Gardens), we will begin our study  Jeremiah: The Prophet of Renewal and Hope.  This study is open to anyone who wishes to attend. It is a non-denominational study. Just bring your bible, a pen, some paper, and be willing to look at the Book of Jeremiah from a new perspective. Thanks, Bro. Bill Davis

Jeremiah: The Prophet of Renewal and Hope: Starting January 17, 2019 and meeting weekly at 10:00am in the Wigham Recreation Center, 109 Wigham St (Sunset Gardens), we will begin our study Jeremiah: The Prophet of Renewal and Hope. This study is open to anyone who wishes to attend. It is a non-denominational study. Just bring your bible, a pen, some paper, and be willing to look at the Book of Jeremiah from a new perspective. Thanks, Bro. Bill Davis


Newsletter:  FBC Newsletter is sent our every two months. January, March, May, July, September, and November.  The next deadline for information to be published is Friday, April 26, 2018.

Newsletter: FBC Newsletter is sent our every two months. January, March, May, July, September, and November.

The next deadline for information to be published is Friday, April 26, 2018.


Wednesday Night Adult Bible Studies  Wednesday Evenings at 6 p.m.

Wednesday Night Adult Bible Studies

Wednesday Evenings at 6 p.m.


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Wednesday Dinner Menu   5:00pm  Cost: Suggested Donations of  Children & Youth: $2  Adults: $3  Apr 24: Meatloaf, Vegetable, Salad, Dessert  This Wednesday, April 24th will be the last Wednesday Dinner till the new school year starts in the fall. If you have not had the opportunity to come yet this year, please do and enjoy the fellowship and food even if you have no other activities. If you have never enjoyed the food you don't know what you are missing.  The cost is only $3 for adults and $2 for children donations. Please join us even if the cost is an issue for your family, our ministry is to feed those that wouldn't get a good meal otherwise. We have some fantastic cooks that rotate each month and have some awesome meals they plan. Thank you to each one of them that do a great job each week. Please consider sharing your time and cooking talents to serve God with this ministry on a rotating basis. We have an entire Sunday School class right now that helps us cook. Please prayerfully consider helping this next year as we always need cooking teams.  The more cooking teams   we have, the less often each team will cook. Or maybe have your Sunday School class use this as a mission endeavor they all can participate in. Yes, it is hard work and time consuming, but the rewards of helping others is why we do this. Contact the church office or Kenny Ball at 682-7256 for details.

Wednesday Dinner Menu

5:00pm

Cost: Suggested Donations of

Children & Youth: $2

Adults: $3

Apr 24: Meatloaf, Vegetable, Salad, Dessert

This Wednesday, April 24th will be the last Wednesday Dinner till the new school year starts in the fall. If you have not had the opportunity to come yet this year, please do and enjoy the fellowship and food even if you have no other activities. If you have never enjoyed the food you don't know what you are missing.  The cost is only $3 for adults and $2 for children donations. Please join us even if the cost is an issue for your family, our ministry is to feed those that wouldn't get a good meal otherwise. We have some fantastic cooks that rotate each month and have some awesome meals they plan. Thank you to each one of them that do a great job each week. Please consider sharing your time and cooking talents to serve God with this ministry on a rotating basis. We have an entire Sunday School class right now that helps us cook. Please prayerfully consider helping this next year as we always need cooking teams.  The more cooking teams   we have, the less often each team will cook. Or maybe have your Sunday School class use this as a mission endeavor they all can participate in. Yes, it is hard work and time consuming, but the rewards of helping others is why we do this. Contact the church office or Kenny Ball at 682-7256 for details.


We meet at McDonalds every Thursday at 6:30am. Right now we are studying the book of Matthew. If you need more information, call Don Rodgers at 573-682-4404.

We meet at McDonalds every Thursday at 6:30am. Right now we are studying the book of Matthew. If you need more information, call Don Rodgers at 573-682-4404.


WOW (Women of the Word):   Meet every Monday  1:00pm and 7:00pm  Take your pick which time or come to both!  At Bryson's home, 539 E. Gano Chance Drive. All are welcome, we are studying the Gospel of Mark.  NO MEETINGS on April 15 and 22. We will resume on April 29.

WOW (Women of the Word):

Meet every Monday

1:00pm and 7:00pm

Take your pick which time or come to both!

At Bryson's home, 539 E. Gano Chance Drive. All are welcome, we are studying the Gospel of Mark.

NO MEETINGS on April 15 and 22. We will resume on April 29.


Woman's Missionary Union (WMU)   We meet the first Thursday of each month at 1:00pm in the church fellowship hall. Come join us as we do a variety of mission projects.

Woman's Missionary Union (WMU)

We meet the first Thursday of each month at 1:00pm in the church fellowship hall. Come join us as we do a variety of mission projects.

Dear Parents,  As we are settling into our new rooms and new routine in the children’s and nursery departments, we wanted to make you aware of a few things.  All children need to be checked in downstairs in the lobby. If the computers are not working properly, or you have a child that is not registered, please find Pastor Chris, Nicole Rhoades or Nancy Nelson and we will help you. Please make sure you have your “claim ticket” and make sure your child is wearing their name tag. This process is for the safety of our children. As we continue to grow, there will be people we don’t know joining us and we need to get in the habit now of checking in and out and wearing the stickers. I know the older children are not that excited about wearing the stickers, but please help us by stressing the importance of wearing the stickers. For dismissal, the children will be in their rooms. When you come to pick your child up, please make sure that you stop and give us your ticket, we will check your child(ren) out. Nursery parents will be allowed to pick up their child(ren) once they have been checked out. Children’s department, we will get them for you. This will eliminate any chaos and confusion in the door area. If your child will be attending Children’s Church, we will give the ticket back to you. You will need to show your ticket to whomever is in charge of Children’s Church that week and they will call your child to you. Check out time can be hectic and we are trying to keep everyone safe. We will not let your children leave without your “claim ticket.” If you want someone other than you to pick up your child, they MUST have the ticket.   Nursery Department   For those attending the 8 a.m. worship service we ask that you come get your child(ren) from the nursery during fellowship time and then return them to their appropriate classes no earlier than 9:20. This enables the volunteers and teachers ample time to switch and regroup for the Sunday School hour. Also, be on the lookout for an “in” door and an “out” door to the nursery. Pleasefollow the same policy that the school follows regarding illness  and fever. Your child must be fever free/on medication for 24 hours before coming to class.   Children’s Department   Please do not let your child come upstairs any earlier than 9:20. We cannot have students upstairs without adult leaders. Teachers will be here by 9:20. When students come upstairs, they need to find their designated class area in the open area, by the stairs, and sit down. We will begin doing an opening every Sunday morning in this area before we head to class. Please check the calendar of dates on the bulletin board as well. We have lots of fun activities planned for kindergarten-5th grade. You will also find registration forms for TeamKID and VBS as well as the medical release form for any field trips we take.  As with any change, it will take time to work the kinks out. Please be patient as we all learn this new procedure. Last week, Chris told us some startling statistics regarding the safety of children. Please remember this is all in an effort to keep your children safe.  Thank you,  Sunday School Teachers of Nursery through 5th grade  “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” Psalm 91:4

Dear Parents,

As we are settling into our new rooms and new routine in the children’s and nursery departments, we wanted to make you aware of a few things.

All children need to be checked in downstairs in the lobby. If the computers are not working properly, or you have a child that is not registered, please find Pastor Chris, Nicole Rhoades or Nancy Nelson and we will help you. Please make sure you have your “claim ticket” and make sure your child is wearing their name tag. This process is for the safety of our children. As we continue to grow, there will be people we don’t know joining us and we need to get in the habit now of checking in and out and wearing the stickers. I know the older children are not that excited about wearing the stickers, but please help us by stressing the importance of wearing the stickers. For dismissal, the children will be in their rooms. When you come to pick your child up, please make sure that you stop and give us your ticket, we will check your child(ren) out. Nursery parents will be allowed to pick up their child(ren) once they have been checked out. Children’s department, we will get them for you. This will eliminate any chaos and confusion in the door area. If your child will be attending Children’s Church, we will give the ticket back to you. You will need to show your ticket to whomever is in charge of Children’s Church that week and they will call your child to you. Check out time can be hectic and we are trying to keep everyone safe. We will not let your children leave without your “claim ticket.” If you want someone other than you to pick up your child, they MUST have the ticket.

Nursery Department

For those attending the 8 a.m. worship service we ask that you come get your child(ren) from the nursery during fellowship time and then return them to their appropriate classes no earlier than 9:20. This enables the volunteers and teachers ample time to switch and regroup for the Sunday School hour. Also, be on the lookout for an “in” door and an “out” door to the nursery. Pleasefollow the same policy that the school follows regarding illness

and fever. Your child must be fever free/on medication for 24 hours before coming to class.

Children’s Department

Please do not let your child come upstairs any earlier than 9:20. We cannot have students upstairs without adult leaders. Teachers will be here by 9:20. When students come upstairs, they need to find their designated class area in the open area, by the stairs, and sit down. We will begin doing an opening every Sunday morning in this area before we head to class. Please check the calendar of dates on the bulletin board as well. We have lots of fun activities planned for kindergarten-5th grade. You will also find registration forms for TeamKID and VBS as well as the medical release form for any field trips we take.

As with any change, it will take time to work the kinks out. Please be patient as we all learn this new procedure. Last week, Chris told us some startling statistics regarding the safety of children. Please remember this is all in an effort to keep your children safe.

Thank you,

Sunday School Teachers of Nursery through 5th grade

“He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” Psalm 91:4


CARD MINISTRY   When we receive a card…especially one through snail mail…it reminds us that someone cares. For a while cards have been available in the hymnal racks and on a shelf in the library foyer for your use in reaching out to say you care. Pick one up today…perhaps even one each week… and mail it to someone you have missed, someone who is ill or recuperating, or someone to whom you want to say thank you. Missy Belshe oversees this ministry; watch for her new ideas about how to reach out. For those of you who donate your extra cards, please keep them coming; they are a great help!

CARD MINISTRY

When we receive a card…especially one through snail mail…it reminds us that someone cares. For a while cards have been available in the hymnal racks and on a shelf in the library foyer for your use in reaching out to say you care. Pick one up today…perhaps even one each week… and mail it to someone you have missed, someone who is ill or recuperating, or someone to whom you want to say thank you. Missy Belshe oversees this ministry; watch for her new ideas about how to reach out. For those of you who donate your extra cards, please keep them coming; they are a great help!


Ages 55 and older   Just a reminder that the JOY meeting is held on the 4th Friday of every month. Senior adults 55 years and over are eligible members. Guests are welcome.  Come join us!

Ages 55 and older

Just a reminder that the JOY meeting is held on the 4th Friday of every month. Senior adults 55 years and over are eligible members. Guests are welcome.

Come join us!


Sunday School: Sunday mornings 9:30am  High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Friday; 7:30am; Pattons Rm  Make it Happen High School: Every Wednesday 3:15p-5p  Make it Count Middle School: Every Wednesday 3:15p-5p  High School Youth: Sunday Nights 5:30p-7p in Youth Room  Middle School Youth: Wednesday Nights 6p-7p in Youth Room    Mission Opportunities:  *Casas Por Cristo: Juarez Mexico: May 25 – June 1; Cost $450  *Merge Missions Camp: June 24 – 28 in Millington, TN; Cost $175  *Centralia Mission Project: TBD  C4 Bible Challenge; We want to encourage you to post a picture each day of you reading your bible. This is a way of encouraging others and having accountability.  Sign up for Youth Updates: swestfall@centraliafbc.org

Sunday School: Sunday mornings 9:30am

High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Friday; 7:30am; Pattons Rm

Make it Happen High School: Every Wednesday 3:15p-5p

Make it Count Middle School: Every Wednesday 3:15p-5p

High School Youth: Sunday Nights 5:30p-7p in Youth Room

Middle School Youth: Wednesday Nights 6p-7p in Youth Room

Mission Opportunities:

*Casas Por Cristo: Juarez Mexico: May 25 – June 1; Cost $450

*Merge Missions Camp: June 24 – 28 in Millington, TN; Cost $175

*Centralia Mission Project: TBD

C4 Bible Challenge; We want to encourage you to post a picture each day of you reading your bible. This is a way of encouraging others and having accountability.

Sign up for Youth Updates: swestfall@centraliafbc.org


Spring Clean Up:  Do you need work done around your home? The Youth is having a Work Day on April 13, 8:00-2:00. Sign up on the office bulletin board or contact Scott Westfall

Spring Clean Up: Do you need work done around your home? The Youth is having a Work Day on April 13, 8:00-2:00. Sign up on the office bulletin board or contact Scott Westfall


FBC 150th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION…2021!  We are hoping to get stories about members…both past and present to help us “tell our story.” Some of you have promised to share stories, and a few neat ones have come in, but we need more! Tell about something that just happened that will uplift or amuse, or tell about something you heard or remember from past years. For instance, Jeana Calloway-Hodson wrote about the impact Betty Chiles has had on her life as a young pastor’s wife. How the lights went out as Rev. Howard E. White was presenting flowers one Mother’s Day and Art Allen’s reaction was priceless! A collection envelope is located under the bulletin board in the library foyer.

FBC 150th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION…2021! We are hoping to get stories about members…both past and present to help us “tell our story.” Some of you have promised to share stories, and a few neat ones have come in, but we need more! Tell about something that just happened that will uplift or amuse, or tell about something you heard or remember from past years. For instance, Jeana Calloway-Hodson wrote about the impact Betty Chiles has had on her life as a young pastor’s wife. How the lights went out as Rev. Howard E. White was presenting flowers one Mother’s Day and Art Allen’s reaction was priceless! A collection envelope is located under the bulletin board in the library foyer.


Children's Department    Sunday School  begins at 9:00am. If you need a ride, call 573-682-2148 during the week.   Rock Bridge State Park :May 18@1pm

Children's Department

Sunday School begins at 9:00am. If you need a ride, call 573-682-2148 during the week.

Rock Bridge State Park:May 18@1pm


Team Kids   Every Wednesday during school  5:45pm – 7:30pm  PreK – 5th grade

Team Kids

Every Wednesday during school

5:45pm – 7:30pm

PreK – 5th grade


The Pantry is open the 3rd Wednesday of every month.   Food Pantry Needs:  pancake, syrup, canned chicken noodle and vegetable soups, graham crackers, cereal bars, trash bags, paper towels, bar soap, dish soap, $10 gift cards  For those in need, the pantry will be open May 15, 1:00-3:00pm

The Pantry is open the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Food Pantry Needs: pancake, syrup, canned chicken noodle and vegetable soups, graham crackers, cereal bars, trash bags, paper towels, bar soap, dish soap, $10 gift cards

For those in need, the pantry will be open May 15, 1:00-3:00pm


Would you like to get announcements and notifications by email? You will receive cancellations, ministry notifications, deaths, births, prayer concerns, etc. Please email the church office if you are interested in getting these various notifications.  jstelzer61@gmail.com .

Would you like to get announcements and notifications by email? You will receive cancellations, ministry notifications, deaths, births, prayer concerns, etc. Please email the church office if you are interested in getting these various notifications. jstelzer61@gmail.com.


Background Checks  are needed for everyone volunteering with children and youth. Forms are found in the office hallway in the folder holder. Please complete the form and turn it in at the church office as soon as possible.  Even if you have had a background check at another facility, you are also required to have one done at First Baptist. Please complete a form for FBC.

Background Checks are needed for everyone volunteering with children and youth. Forms are found in the office hallway in the folder holder. Please complete the form and turn it in at the church office as soon as possible.

Even if you have had a background check at another facility, you are also required to have one done at First Baptist. Please complete a form for FBC.


Operation Christmas Child!   The challenge is on! And it comes with three options: #1 Take a box home and fill it with items to bless a child. As you do, pray for the child who will receive it. #2 Collect and donate items for the Team Kids to pack in boxes next fall. The crate for donations is outside the office area. #3 Donate money to help with processing, shipping, and training as well as the cost of the Greatest Gift Gospel materials used to bring the gospel to the children, a total of $9 per box.  What goes in a box? Things to delight and bless a child who may have never had a gift. Include a quality “WOW” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal. Fill with other fun toys, hygiene or clothing items and school supplies. Think boys/girls, ages 2-4, 5-9, 10-14.

Operation Christmas Child!

The challenge is on! And it comes with three options: #1 Take a box home and fill it with items to bless a child. As you do, pray for the child who will receive it. #2 Collect and donate items for the Team Kids to pack in boxes next fall. The crate for donations is outside the office area. #3 Donate money to help with processing, shipping, and training as well as the cost of the Greatest Gift Gospel materials used to bring the gospel to the children, a total of $9 per box.

What goes in a box? Things to delight and bless a child who may have never had a gift. Include a quality “WOW” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal. Fill with other fun toys, hygiene or clothing items and school supplies. Think boys/girls, ages 2-4, 5-9, 10-14.


FACTS & FIGURES

Attendance

Sunday School              164

Morning Worship          187

Evening Worship            49

Wednesday Eve             102

JOY Group                   n/a

 

TITHES AND OFFERINGS:

Weekly Need                   $8,481.00

General Rec’d                  $4,736.22

Designated Rec’d            $2,894.00

Total Rec’d                       $7,630.22

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING at FBC

DEACONS OF THE WEEK

April 21 - 27

Gary Dorr and Dan Rhoades

MONDAY TELLERS

April 15 & 22: Bill and Elsie Davis

THIS WEEK

Sunday, April 21:

6:30 am                 Sunrise Service

7:00 am                 Breakfast

8:00 am                 Early Worship

9:00 am                 Family Fellowship

9:30 am                 Sunday School

10:45 am               Morning Worship

Tuesday, April 23:

7:30 pm                 Gym usage

Wednesday, April 24: 

5:00 pm                 Dinner

5:45 pm                 TEAM Kid

6:00 pm                 C4 Youth MS

6:00 pm                 Adult Bible Studies

6:15 pm                 Worship Team

Thursday, April 25:

6:00 am                 MOM (Men on Mission)

6:00 pm                 Gym usage

Friday, April 26:

12:00 pm               JOY Group

5:30 pm                 Wedding Rehearsal

Saturday, April 27:           

3:00 pm                 Wedding

UP-COMING EVENTS

Sunday, Apr 28: 8a Early Worship; 9a Family Fellowship; 9:30a Sun Sch; 10:45a Morn Worship; 12p Church Council; 5:30p C4 Youth; 6p Evening Worship

Monday, Apr 29: 1 & 7p WOW

Tuesday, Apr 30:  7:30pm Gym usage

Wednesday, May 1:  3:15p HS Make it Happen; 3:15p Make it Count; 5p Wed Dinner; 5:45p TEAM Kid; 6p C4 Yth MS; 6p Adult Bible Studies; 6:15p Worship Team

Thursday, May 2:  National Day of Prayer: 6:00a MOM; 6p Gym usage

Friday, May 3:  10a Game Day

Saturday, May 4: 11a Fellowship Hall usage

 

 SERVANTS for April 21, 2019

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP

Gary Dorr, Elsie Davis, Carrie Coggins

BREAKFAST DUTIES

Mary Brown’s Sunday School Class

NURSERY WORKERS

8:00:  Dorie Spurling, Nancy Wheeler

10:45:  Dena & Lonnie Cox,

Carol Rodgers

 GREETER

Connie Cox

USHERS

8:00:  Travis Barr, Kenny Griggs

10:45: Frank Buck, Kendrick Ross

STUART HOUSE:  Jim Hollis

SERVANTS for April 28, 2019

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP

Tom Nelson, Katie & Harold Hildreth

BREAKFAST DUTIES

Janelle Ross’s Sunday School Class

PASTRIES

Martha Bruce, Carol Buck,

 Cindy Hinspeter

NURSERY WORKERS

8:00:  Shauna Starks, Morgan Ross

10:45:  Rachel Westfall, Katie Conyers, Nancy Nelson

 GREETER: Nancy Burson

USHERS

8:00:  Dan Rhoades, Mike Coggins

10:45: Kim Haverstick, Steve Gordon

STUART HOUSE:  Kendrick Ross