THE MIDWEEK


Westfall Family Fellowship   July 14 at 6:00pm  Church wide Dessert Fellowship  Everyone, please bring a  dessert to share.

Westfall Family Fellowship

July 14 at 6:00pm

Church wide Dessert Fellowship

Everyone, please bring a

dessert to share.


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, June 21, 2019.

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, June 21, 2019.


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

Wednesday Night Adult Bible Studies

Wednesday Evenings at 6 p.m.


Book Club:  We meet monthly.  Watch for details for our next meeting.

Book Club: We meet monthly. Watch for details for our next meeting.


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):  We will continue meeting each Monday at either 1pm or 7pm. Both sessions will be studying the Book of Ephesians. We meet at Patti Bryson’s home. Check with Patti if you have any questions. All are welcome.

WOW (Women of the Word):

We will continue meeting each Monday at either 1pm or 7pm. Both sessions will be studying the Book of Ephesians. We meet at Patti Bryson’s home. Check with Patti if you have any questions. All are welcome.


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.  Our next meeting will be     Aug 1.

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.

Our next meeting will be Aug 1.


Ages 55 and older  July 26 and August 23 at noon  July :  Speaker:Pastor Marcus Blair from Crossroads Baptist Church, Centralia. Music by FBC’s Danelle Mathews and Sadie Foster.  August: The Matt Carroll Family  Come join us! “Bring a dish, bring a friend”

Ages 55 and older

July 26 and August 23 at noon

July: Speaker:Pastor Marcus Blair from Crossroads Baptist Church, Centralia. Music by FBC’s Danelle Mathews and Sadie Foster.

August: The Matt Carroll Family

Come join us! “Bring a dish, bring a friend”


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.

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!


*Centralia Mission Project:  July 17-21  *Youth Pool Party: July 19 at 7pm

*Centralia Mission Project:

July 17-21

*Youth Pool Party: July 19 at 7pm


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.

Discover how God used an Operation Christmas Child shoebox in my life…   Saturday, July 27; 9:00-10:00am  Centennial Baptist Church  816 W. Breckinridge, Mexico  Desire grew up in a poor family of nine in Burkina Faso, West Africa. He walked three miles each way to school every day, often searching for discarded food along the way. Desire received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift at the age of eight. Two items stood out in particular: a green toy car – he had never ridden in one – and a light-up yo-yo. Along with the box, Desire also received a booklet called “The Greatest Gift”, which told him about Jesus’ love. He would read through the booklet several times a day. He was inspired to work with children, and eventually served with the team of volunteers who coordinate the efforts of Operation Christmas Child in Burkina Faso. Today Desire is studying at Victory Bible College in Oklahoma. To hear what God did in his life, come to Centennial Baptist Church, Mexico. Feel free to bring a friend! We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, contact Chuck or Rita Burton.

Discover how God used an Operation Christmas Child shoebox in my life…

Saturday, July 27; 9:00-10:00am

Centennial Baptist Church

816 W. Breckinridge, Mexico

Desire grew up in a poor family of nine in Burkina Faso, West Africa. He walked three miles each way to school every day, often searching for discarded food along the way. Desire received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift at the age of eight. Two items stood out in particular: a green toy car – he had never ridden in one – and a light-up yo-yo. Along with the box, Desire also received a booklet called “The Greatest Gift”, which told him about Jesus’ love. He would read through the booklet several times a day. He was inspired to work with children, and eventually served with the team of volunteers who coordinate the efforts of Operation Christmas Child in Burkina Faso. Today Desire is studying at Victory Bible College in Oklahoma. To hear what God did in his life, come to Centennial Baptist Church, Mexico. Feel free to bring a friend! We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, contact Chuck or Rita Burton.


Camp Cedar Crest  Youth: July 22-26  Children: July 27 -30  Pick up registration forms at the office.

Camp Cedar Crest

Youth: July 22-26

Children: July 27 -30

Pick up registration forms at the office.


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.  Trip to St. Louis Zoo: Friday, July 12; Leaving FBC at 8:00am. Will be back to church about 5:00pm. Bring sack lunch.

Children's Department

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

Trip to St. Louis Zoo: Friday, July 12; Leaving FBC at 8:00am. Will be back to church about 5:00pm. Bring sack lunch.


The Pantry is open the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  Food Pantry Needs: Cereal Bars, Canned Chicken/Tuna, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Instant Potatoes, Pudding Cups, Jelly, $10 Gift Cards  For those in need, the pantry will be open July 17, 1:00-3:00pm

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

Food Pantry Needs: Cereal Bars, Canned Chicken/Tuna, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Instant Potatoes, Pudding Cups, Jelly, $10 Gift Cards

For those in need, the pantry will be open July 17, 1:00-3:00pm


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             124

Morning Worship          187

Church in the Park        n/a

Wednesday Eve             n/a

JOY Group                   n/a

Average VBS                88

 

TITHES AND OFFERINGS:

Weekly Need                   $8,481.00

General Rec’d                   $9,119.77

Designated Rec’d                  $705.00

Total Rec’d                      $9,824.77

 Total VBS OCC donations: $555.89

WHAT’S HAPPENING at FBC

DEACONS OF THE WEEK

July 14 - 20

Larry Bryson and Nathan Martin 

MONDAY TELLERS

July 8 & 15:

LeeAnn Mahieu & Dorothy Smith

 

THIS WEEK

Sunday, July 14:

8:00 am                 Early Worship

9:00 am                 Family Fellowship

9:30 am                 Sunday School

10:45 am               Morning Worship

5:00 pm                 Nominating Comm Mtg

6:00 pm                 Westfall Reception

Monday, July 15:

91:00 pm               WOW

7:00 pm                 WOW

July 17 – 21:        Youth Centralia Mission Project

Wednesday, July 17: 

1:00 pm                 Food Pantry Open

6:00 pm                 Adult Bible Studies

Thursday, July 18:

6:00 am                 MOM

Friday, July 19:

5:00 pm                 Kelly-Aquino Rehearsal

7:00 pm                 Youth Pool Party

Saturday, July 20:

2:00 pm                 Kelly-Aquino Wedding

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, July 21:  8a Early Worship; 9a Family Fellowship; 9:30a Sun Sch; 10:45a Morning Worship;  6p Members Mtg

Monday, July 22: 1p & 7p WOW

Wednesday, July 24: 6p Adult Bible Studies

Thursday, July 25:  6a MOM

Friday, July 26: 12p JOY Group

July 27-30: Children’ Camp Cedar Crest

Saturday, July 27: 9a Group to Full Circle

 

 

 

SERVANTS for July 14, 2019

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP

Larry Bryson, Gretchen Spires

BREAKFAST DUTIES

Mary Brown’s  Sunday School Class

NURSERY WORKERS

8:00:  Katie & Harold Hildreth

10:45:  Ellen Lewis, Shari Harwood, Grace Griggs

GREETER: Nancy Nelson

USHERS

8:00:  Joey Hawkins, John Malloy

10:45:  Mike Hardman, Nathan Martin

STUART HOUSE:  Dan Rhoades

SERVANTS for July 21, 2019

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP

Tom Nelson, Gary & Sandra Dorr

BREAKFAST DUTIES

Janelle Ross’s  Sunday School Class

PASTRIES

Larry Bryson, Rita Burton,

Jan Hollis, Patsy Hunter

NURSERY WORKERS

8:00:  Katie Patton, Carol Rodgers

10:45:  Stuart & Jamileh Cox,

Jenny Bodine

GREETER: Nada Gibson

USHERS

8:00:  Don Rodgers, Larry Cox

10:45:  Stuart Cox, Dale Hughes

STUART HOUSE:  Steve Gordon