THE MIDWEEK


VBS Training: June 9 at 7:00. Snacks provided. Come and see what we will be doing in VBS this year. For all leaders and helpers!    VBS help needed! We need YOU to make VBS great for our kids! Thank you to all who have offered to help. We are still in need of leaders for MANY groups. Please pray about how you can help during this fun time for our kids!  Please take some time to pray about how you could help! If interested, contact Bekah Kropf, Kelly Hawkins, Marcia Kalinowski, or Kelly Harper.    Craft Donations Needed: Want to help out with VBS but can't volunteer your time? Here's another way you can help! Craft donations are being collected now! Look for a tub in the foyer! Thanks!  Craft Rocks (125 rocks); Craft Acrylic Paint in various colors; Paint brushes in all sizes; Permanent Markers – Black; 1 x 6 Pine boards varying lengths ; 1 inch Finishing Nails (200 nails); Washable Paint various colors; 2 bags Potting Soil; Drawing paper (8.5 x 11) (50 sheets); Permanent Markers - All colors Neon colors and Primary colors (25 markers); Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil - 5 big rolls; Cardboard - needs to be able to be cut into 8.5 x 11 pieces; Elmer’s Glue - 10 Large bottles; 1 pkg LARGE Coffee Filters; Crayola Markers - 5 packages primary colors Pipe cleaner - All colors (50 pieces); 5 rolls butcher paper (brown)

VBS Training: June 9 at 7:00. Snacks provided. Come and see what we will be doing in VBS this year. For all leaders and helpers!

VBS help needed! We need YOU to make VBS great for our kids! Thank you to all who have offered to help. We are still in need of leaders for MANY groups. Please pray about how you can help during this fun time for our kids!

Please take some time to pray about how you could help! If interested, contact Bekah Kropf, Kelly Hawkins, Marcia Kalinowski, or Kelly Harper.

Craft Donations Needed: Want to help out with VBS but can't volunteer your time? Here's another way you can help! Craft donations are being collected now! Look for a tub in the foyer! Thanks!

Craft Rocks (125 rocks); Craft Acrylic Paint in various colors; Paint brushes in all sizes; Permanent Markers – Black; 1 x 6 Pine boards varying lengths ; 1 inch Finishing Nails (200 nails); Washable Paint various colors; 2 bags Potting Soil; Drawing paper (8.5 x 11) (50 sheets); Permanent Markers - All colors Neon colors and Primary colors (25 markers); Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil - 5 big rolls; Cardboard - needs to be able to be cut into 8.5 x 11 pieces; Elmer’s Glue - 10 Large bottles; 1 pkg LARGE Coffee Filters; Crayola Markers - 5 packages primary colors Pipe cleaner - All colors (50 pieces); 5 rolls butcher paper (brown)


Restroom Station for Anchor Fest: If you would like to monitor the FBC restrooms during Anchor Fest, please contact Carrie Coggins at 573-682-7044.

Restroom Station for Anchor Fest: If you would like to monitor the FBC restrooms during Anchor Fest, please contact Carrie Coggins at 573-682-7044.


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 will meet on June 11 at LeeAnn Mahieu’s home at 7:00pm.  Happy Reading!

Book Club: We will meet on June 11 at LeeAnn Mahieu’s home at 7:00pm.  Happy Reading!


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.  Next Meeting: June 6 at 11:30am  Luncheon at Judy Malloy’s home

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.

Next Meeting: June 6 at 11:30am

Luncheon at Judy Malloy’s home

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.  Next gathering is June 28 at Noon. 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.

Next gathering is June 28 at Noon. Come join us!


*Merge Missions Camp: June 24 – 28 in Millington, TN; Cost $175  *Centralia Mission Project:  July 17-21  Sign up for Youth Updates:   swestfall@centraliafbc.org

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

*Centralia Mission Project:

July 17-21

Sign up for Youth Updates:

swestfall@centraliafbc.org


Youth Work Day: June 8; Sign up on the office bulletin board if you have work that the Youth can do for you.

Youth Work Day: June 8; Sign up on the office bulletin board if you have work that the Youth can do for you.


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.  Rock Bridge State Park:May 28@ 9am

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 28@ 9am


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 June 19, 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 June 19, 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             147

Morning Worship         190

Evening Worship          53

Wednesday Eve             n/a

JOY Group                   35

 

TITHES AND OFFERINGS:

Weekly Need                   $8,481.00

General Rec’d                   $5,240.80

Designated Rec’d            $1,005.00

Total Rec’d                       $6,245.80

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING at FBC

DEACONS OF THE WEEK

May 26 - June 1

Larry Bryson and Nathan Martin

MONDAY TELLERS

May (T)28 and June (M)3:

Chuck and Rita Burton

THIS WEEK

Sunday, May 26:

8:00 am             Early Worship

9:00 am             Family Fellowship

9:30 am             Sunday School

10:45 am           Morning Worship

6:00 pm             Evening Worship

Monday, May 27:

Memorial Day – Office Closed

Tuesday, May 28:

9:00 am             Children’s Dept to    Rockbridge State Park

Wednesday, May 29: 

6:00 pm             NO C4 Youth

6:00 pm             Adult Bible Studies

Thursday, May 30:

6:00 am             MOM (Men on Mission)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, June 2: 8a Breakfast; 8:30am Dismissal to Sunday School; 9:15am Worship; 11:00am Community Worship in City Square; 6:00pm Evening Worship

Monday, June 3:  1p & 7p WOW; 5p A&P Class gathering

Wednesday, June 5: 6p Worship Team Practice; 6p C4 Youth Service; 6p Adult Bible Studies

Thursday, June 6:  6:00a MOM; 1p WMU Meeting

Saturday, June 8:8:00a Youth Work Day

 

 

SERVANTS for May 26, 2019

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP

Nathan Martin, Sadie Foster

BREAKFAST DUTIES

Duane Farmer’s  Sunday School Class

NURSERY WORKERS

8:00:  Dan & Bethany Rhoades

10:45: Stuart & Jamileh Cox, Sandra Dorr

 GREETER: Marlene Dunn

USHERS

8:00:  John Wheeler

10:45: Tom Fenton, Brandon Hough

STUART HOUSE:  Duane Farmer

SERVANTS for June 2, 2019

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP

Kendrick Ross, Tonya Hann, Shauna Starks

BREAKFAST DUTIES

Mary Brown’s  Sunday School Class

PASTRIES

Mary Brown, Dena cox,

Twyla Power, Loraine Sukalski

NURSERY WORKERS

9:15:  Janelle & Abby Ross, Rebekah,  Natalie, Noah Kropf, Carol Buck

GREETER: Marlene Dunn

USHERS

9:15:  Jerry Cox, Miechael Kropf, Pete Brooks, Kenny Ball

STUART HOUSE:  Steve Gordon