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First Baptist Owensboro

May 2018


Table of Contents

A Word from Paul ................................................. 1 Summer Preview ...............................................2–3 Summer hits in June and there will be plenty for you and your family to do! Check out this overview of upcoming events, and pray for those coordinating and participating.

God at Work in Columbus ...............................4–5 In March, a mission team from FBC traveled to Columbus, Ohio to partner in some work with Paramount Church. Read their testimonies of what the Lord did!

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On My Mind by Pastor Paul Strahan ..............6–7 So many things are happening and changing here at First Baptist Owensboro. Read what is on Pastor Paul's mind.

Introducing Our Minister to Students ............... 8 Our new minister to students, Jonathan Chapman, says hello!

Class of 2018 Graduates........................................ 9 Know Your Deacons............................................10 National Day of Prayer .......................................11 Find out how you can participate in this year's National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3rd.

April: A Month in Review ..................................12 Calendar of Events ..............................................13 On the Cover: On the front of our last Connect Magazine, we take a walk down memory lane looking at different covers from the last 18 months.

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MEET OUR STAFF PASTOR Paul Strahan pstrahan@fbcowb.org WORSHIP Derry Billingsley dbillingsley@fbcowb.org STUDENTS Jonathan Chapman jchapman@fbcowb.org DISCIPLESHIP Wesley Dunn wdunn@fbcowb.org

ADMINISTRATION & SENIOR ADULTS Bob Farmer bfarmer@fbcowb.org

RECREATION Dave Roberts droberts@fbcowb.org

CHILDREN Suzie Horner shorner@fbcowb.org

FINANCIAL SUPERVISOR Barbara Wright bwright@fbcowb.org

PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR Ginger Mayfield gmayfield@fbcowb.org

OFFICE MANAGER Judi West jwest@fbcowb.org

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS Michele Burton mburton@fbcowb.org Susan Dant sdant@fbcowb.org RECEPTIONIST Vicki Campbell vcampbell@fbcowb.org

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SERMONS IN THE

then Jesus values you so much that He

BOOK OF COLOSSIANS!

was willing to die for you. Let us live for

We have continued our series of messages on “He is More than Enough.” I have enjoyed preparing and delivering these messages from Paul’s epistle. I pray they have been helpful, encouraging, and challenging, and you have discovered application of the text each week. I have often said, “The hardest part of preaching is making the application of the text to our personal lives.” I look forward to the remainder of this precious and powerful book about JESUS! TWITTER, FACEBOOK, & OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS I wanted to share just a few personal thoughts I have about these two social media giants. I have had Facebook and Twitter accounts for a few years. I have used them mainly to keep up with people and see what is going on in their lives. I have noticed for a long time that people use both of them to simply give their unfiltered opinion of anything and everything. I have thought maybe a better name for Twitter is Bitter.

Him. Two verses of Scripture I want to leave you with are in Colossians 4 and in Psalm 19. Colossians 4:6 (NASB) “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Psalm 19:14 (NASB) “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” Let me paraphrase these verses. Colossians 4:6 (Paul's Paraphrase) “Let your Facebook posts, tweets, texts, Snapchat stories, and pictures be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Psalm 19:14 (Paul's Paraphrase)

I understand people need to vent but

“Let your Facebook posts, tweets, texts,

doing so in a public place is usually not

Snapchat stories, and pictures and the

the best. At times it appears to simply

meditation of my heart be acceptable

be a feeding fest against people we don’t

in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my

agree with or don’t like. I am also aware

Redeemer.”

that many people find value in sharing things with others in order to be validated or affirmed. That is something we all desire. My desire is that all of us find our value in the person and work of Jesus Christ. If you are a follower of Christ

You understand, it is a constant struggle to live like Jesus but “greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world!” Loving Jesus!


NO EVENING ACTIVITIES Wednesdays, May 23 & 30

CLC SATURDAY CLOSINGS Saturdays in June & July

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 25–29 at 8:30 AM

There will be no evening activities on

During the months of June and July,

This summer, our kids will grab their

Wednesdays, May 23rd and 30th. This

the CLC will be closed on Saturdays.

megaphones, lace up their cleats, and

includes family supper, youth and chil-

Saturday fellowships, parties, and CLC

tune up their instruments. As they

dren's activities, and all studies. Noon

rentals may still be scheduled at least

fill up the offensive line, sideline, and

Prayer Lunch will meet on these days.

two weeks in advance by contacting

drum line, your players, cheerleaders,

CHILDREN'S CHURCH SUMMER BREAK

Dave Roberts at droberts@fbcowb.org

and band members will realize God has

or 270-683-3505. We encourage you

given them His ultimate playbook. He

and your family to get out and enjoy the

wants them to join His team, train hard,

beautiful summer weather!

celebrate salvation, and encourage one

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE FOR JUNE

another.

May 20–August 5 Our Children's Church Summer Break will begin on Sunday, May 20th. During this break, children are encouraged to attend worship with their families. Chil-

Wednesdays in June

dren's Church will return on Promotion

Each Wednesday in June, First Baptist

Sunday, August 12th.

will have noon prayer lunch, but we will

OFFICE & CLC CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

not serve family supper or have evening

Monday, May 28 The church office and the Christian Life Center will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th.

activities. However, there will be no prayer lunch on Wednesday, June 27th due to VBS.

QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETING Sunday, June 24 at 6 PM There will be a quarterly business meeting on Sunday, June 24th, at 6 PM. We encourage all FBC members to attend.

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Vacation Bible School is for children who have completed grades K–5th. Registration is now open for children and volunteers online at fbcowb.org under "Church Life." There will be a drawing and giveaway for three children who register before May 15th. Contact Suzie at shorner@fbcowb.org if you have any questions.

CROSSINGS SUMMER CAMP FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL June 11–16 In Christian circles, the idea of worship is often limited to music and singing on


Sunday morning. Worship, however, encompasses all of life, because humanity was created to worship God as our ultimate purpose. Therefore, worship is ultimately about a relationship with God. This is why it has been said, “Know your God and know yourself.” It is when we focus on God that we discover our true purpose and our true identity.

NO EVENING WORSHIP Sunday, July 1 There will be no evening worship on

We will remember and proclaim Jesus

OFFICE & CLC CLOSED

Christ's sacrifice during both morning

Wednesday, July 4 The church office and the Christian Life

will attend camp—themed "Wired for

Center will be closed for Independence

Worship"—at Jonathan Creek on June

Day on Wednesday, July 4th.

11–16. Watch fbcowb.org and our

CAMP K12

mation, or contact Jonathan Chapman at jchapman@fbcowb.org or 270-6833505.

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE FOR JULY Wednesdays in July

Sunday, July 15

Sunday, July 1st.

Our middle and high school students

social media accounts for more infor-

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD'S SUPPER

Friday, July 13 Kindergarteners–2nd graders love to go to camp but may not be quite ready for an overnighter. This is their chance to get away for a day and have some fun! Camp K12 will be on Friday, July 13th and children will receive an email with the details as to where we will go this

Each Wednesday in July, we will have

year and how to register. Friends are

our Wednesday prayer meeting, but

welcome to join us! Past destinations

no meal will be served. Attendees are

have been the Children’s Museum of

encouraged to bring their lunch with

Evansville, Chaney’s Farm, and Ken-

them. We will not serve family supper

tucky Down Under. This year’s camp

or have evening activities.

will be just as fun. Contact Suzie with any questions.

worship services on Sunday, July 15th. Take the opportunity to prepare your heart and mind in the days prior to this special time.

CAMP 2–6 SUMMER CAMP AT CROSSINGS July 23–26 We are so excited to return this year to Jonathan Creek Camp. Each year the kids have had a blast, met new friends, gotten to know each other better, and most of all, God has worked in their lives. Last year, we saw three make decisions at camp! Please pray that the Holy Spirit will speak and that children will listen and obey Him. There are still spots available for your 2nd–6th grader to attend camp! Visit fbcowb.org and click "Register for Kid's Camp" under "Church Life." Contact Suzie at shorner@fbcowb.org if you have any questions. May 2018 | 3


God at Work

Columbus

O

n March 23–25, a mission

members responding to questions such

team from FBC traveled to

as: What was the trip's impact on you?

Columbus, Ohio to partner

What perspective do you now have of

in some work with Paramount Church,

Paramount’s work in Columbus? How

a church plant that FBC has support-

does going on this trip influence your

ed for several years. Rush Witt is the

view of missions in Owensboro? The

pastor and his wife Kathryn grew up at

children also answered questions such

FBC and is the daughter of Grey and

as: What did you like about the mission

Ellen Hurt. The team consisted of Ryan

trip and why was the trip important?

and Hillary Overby (and their children Paige and Parker), Danelle Young (and her son Maverick), and Wesley and Julie Dunn (and their children Elliot, Lillie, and Jesse). Grey and Ellen were also able to be in town during the trip! The team’s primary work took place on Saturday as they canvassed neighborhoods in the area surrounding the church building, distributing door hangers to approximately 1,000 homes and inviting them to Paramount's upcoming Good Friday and Easter services. The weather was frigid, but the team did wonderful, especially the children. On Sunday, the team attended Sunday School and worshipped with Paramount before heading back to Owensboro. The following 4 | Connect Magazine

includes testimonies from the team

Ryan and Hillary Overby: This was the first mission trip our family has ever been on. It allowed us to get out of our comfort zone. Taking part in the trip gave us a small introduction into mission work, but also gave us a spark to do something more in the future! The culture in the area we went to greatly differs from Paramount’s beliefs, but you can easily see how they have been working hard to promote the Christian faith in the area. In addition to these things, the brief amount of pre-trip work we did in Owensboro in preparation for the trip (canvassing an apartment complex on Hwy. 54) showed us how many local people do not have a church home.


Paige and Parker Overby: We enjoyed

Danelle Young: In June of 1999 I tear-

meeting new friends and placing the

fully waved goodbye to my parents and

door hangers…and swimming in the

boyfriend at the Columbus Interna-

hotel pool! It was important for us to

tional Airport. I was about to embark

invite people to Paramount Church to

on my first flight, alone. Two hours

learn about God.

later, the plane landed in Florida where

Julie Dunn: Our family has been on a previous trip to work with Paramount. It is exciting to see God moving in other local churches and communities. It gives me an appreciation not only for how hard church plants work to reach their communities, but also the dependency they have on the Lord to grow His church and meet their needs.  I had great joy seeing my husband lead the trip and witnessing our children literally run from door to door with their friends with invitations to attend Paramount Church.  It was also such an honor to serve with other believers who love the Lord. Though the weekend

I would begin my summer adventure with Teen Missions. I trained for two weeks alongside strangers at a swampy “boot camp” designed to prepare everyone for a summer of primitive living (to include cold-water bucket bathing). Although other teams went to foreign countries, I felt called to minister to my fellow Americans before allowing myself to travel internationally. My group of 10 deployed to the rural lands and lakes of the Midwest. We spent most of the summer outdoors, laboring on various service projects, performing at churches and campgrounds, and sleeping in tents.

was short, the Lord used this time to

Fast forward 19 years. I love that our

grow us closer together. Also, knowing

church supports North American and

that Paramount Church reaches out

international missionaries! While I was

to their physical neighbors near their

growing up, my church didn’t offer mis-

church, I am challenged to continue

sion trips, so my parents encouraged

to engage the people in my neighbor-

me to seek out that experience through

hood through prayer walking, building

another organization. We are blessed

relationships, and being intentional to

at FBC to have multiple opportunities

pursue faith conversations.

per year to go “on mission” with fellow church members. “Columbus 2018” was

Lillie Dunn: We handed out flyers. 

my third mission trip with FBC (and

Walking with Paige was good. Ding-

my fourth commission including that

dong.

sticky summer). In 2013 Kevin and I

Elliot Dunn: Walking with Josiah and Parker was fun, and I liked handing out the flyers with them.  We went to tell people about Jesus.  

went with the East Asia team to visit the Wellmans, and in 2015 I went with a more sizable FBC group to Columbus.

local elementary school. Columbus is dear to me because I lived there through most of my twenties and I have friends and family still there. Helping Paramount feels like giving back and caring for a city that I called home through my young adult years. Hopefully, the Easter service invitations that we shared encouraged one or more people to go to Paramount Church, or at least got them thinking about Jesus and his miraculous resurrection. Admittedly, I’m a bit of a baby when it comes to cold, but spending that day outside prayer walking and distributing door hangers was worth the chill. It provided time for me to reflect, fellowship with friends, help a sister church in my home state, and get some exercise! Serving alongside the Dunn and Overby kids made it extra fun too. Their enthusiasm was infectious! There’s no reason we can’t reach out to our Owensboro community in the same way with door hanger invitations and a smile (just in case the door opens). The next morning, I also enjoyed worshipping with my brother, my niece, baby Mav, our FBC team, and the Paramount Church family. Their congregation has really grown over the last three years, and it’s evident that God is working in that community. I’m thankful for a church that offers short-term mission trips, not only for teens and adults, but also for young families too.

At that time, Paramount was a freshly planted church and met for worship at a

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ON MY MIND A GREAT EASTER CELEBRATION On April 1st, we celebrated Easter, Resurrection Sunday, and we had a wonderful time of celebrating the Risen Lord. It was unusual that Easter fell on April Fool's Day and the first Sunday of Spring Break. Nonetheless we had two 6 | Connect Magazine

great worship services and enjoyed the fellowship of many family members who were present. We also had a couple of places where families were able to have Easter pictures taken. Thanks to Derry Billingsley, Kaitlyn Moore, Kendall Moore, JJ Poole, Hayden Billingsley, Al and Jenny Hancock, and Robert Riherd for making it happen.

by Paul Strahan, Lead Pastor

JONATHAN IS HERE Our new Student Minister, Jonathan Chapman is on board. His first day was Sunday, April 22nd. Jonathan’s wife and son will be joining us probably by the time you have this issue of Connect in your hand. We are excited about the future for our students. I want you to put


May 6th on your calendar. On that date

change will be in the weekly worship

children. It has been said many times,

we will officially welcome Jonathan,

bulletin. In order to continue commu-

“It is a hard time to raise children in our

JoLynne, and Levi with a reception.

nication to the church, we will begin

culture!” The good news is the Church

putting more in the worship bulletin

is a support to families in assisting

and changing the layout of it as well.

them in that process. One of the most

STUDENT MINISTER SEARCH COMMITTEE A huge thanks to each of the committee members for their hard work over the past several months as they

CHANGES IN OUR APPROACH TO THE BAR-B-Q FESTIVAL

important things we, as a church, can do is to provide safe, clean, and friendly places for children to learn about Jesus. As you pray for families, pray God

met, prayed, and sought God’s will for

FBC will host a Picnic Pavilion on

will send us more volunteers to our

our church. Thanks to Adam Overall

Saturday, May 12, 2018 during the Bar-

Preschool and Children’s area. There is

(chairman), Jean Byrd, Peggi Clark,

B-Q Festival. Ths pavilion will provide

always a place to serve!

Erica Houston, Samantha Bacon, Dave

a rest area with tables, chairs, and large

Booher, and D.T. Dent.

tent for folks to eat food and get off

MAEGHAN ADAMS

their feet for a break from the crowds.

SENIOR RECOGNITION ON SUNDAY, MAY 20TH

We will be securing volunteers to set

We will be honoring our seniors who

Many of you are aware that we retained

up and tear down the tables and also

graduate high school in the 11 AM ser-

Maeghan on contract work when she

volunteers to serve in keeping the tables

vice only. A luncheon will be provided

and Ryan moved away. Maeghan will

cleaned off and ready for others to sit

for them following the worship service.

soon end her contract as she and Ryan

down. We are also getting volunteers

This year, we have nine seniors and all

are expecting! YAY! We are so excited

to meet and greet those who utilize

of them will be here participating. You

for them. Please be praying for them

our area. We feel this is a wonderful

will see in the Connect magazine that

and their baby over these next months.

way to engage people without pressure

we have some college graduates as well.

Also pray for FBC as we determine

but simply to have a conversation. Our

To them we say, “Congratulations!”

what our next move will be concerning

prayer is that we are able to minister to

the work she has done for us.

people and begin spiritual conversa-

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE I’m not sure who coined the phrase but it is so true. Change happens to all of us whether we are ready or not. Here are a couple of changes that will be coming your way. We have been doing the Con-

tions with them. If you are interested in serving at the Picnic Pavilion, please contact Dave Roberts.

MOTHER’S DAY AND FAMILY DEDICATION DAY ON SUNDAY, MAY 13TH

nect Magazine since April 2014 and as

This will be a great weekend as we

they say, “All good things must come to

celebrate moms, families, and children

an end!” This issue will be the last issue

in our worship service. God has been

for Connect Magazine. We had been

good to allow us the privilege of having

discussing the future of the magazine

a good number of babies, preschoolers,

and, with Maeghan’s decision to leave,

and children in our Church family.

we recognize now is the time. The other

Please pray for all of our families with

There are many things going on at First Baptist Owensboro. If you are not involved in some ministry or Sunday School class or project, get on board, contact one of our staff, pray and ask God to help you find your place. We want you to be participant and not simply a spectator! Pictures on Opposite Page (top left to bottom right): The Hall family in their Easter photo taken at FBC; welcome to the Chapman family; the Ross family at Dedication of Families a few years ago; see all of our graduates on page 9. May 2018 | 7


Matthias was chosen to fill the void in the disciples. What came next was the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost in Acts 2. Peter preached a sermon where Scripture says 3000 were added to their number that day. I reflect on the humanity of Matthias and personal thoughts he must be having during this time. Was he overwhelmed? Did he feel honored? Did he have a specific role or did all twelve do the same tasks of discipleship, baptism, etc.? Acts 2:42 says, “And they [the new believers] devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and

Introducing Our Minister to Students by Jonathan Chapman, Students

G

reetings, church family! What a whirlwind it has been! I am so honored and blessed to

come to First Baptist Owensboro and serve alongside some wonderful people. Thank you to everyone who has been so encouraging to our family during this whole process. I cannot express how much the Facebook messages, cards in the mail, and text messages offering love and affirmation mean to us. It means more than you know. I have a few shout-outs. Thank you to Adam Overall, Peggi Clark, Jean Byrd, Erica Houston, Samantha Bacon, D.T. Dent, and Dave Booher for your support, communication, guidance, and affirmation through this process. Thank you to JJ Poole and Todd and

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Erica Houston for spearheading the interim period. I pray you continue being involved in the lives of these awesome young people. Thank you to Judy Lambert for educating my family about everything Owensboro and always taking my call. Thank you to Pastor Paul, Bob, Derry, Wesley, Suzie, Ginger, and Dave for taking time to get to know us as a family and for answering our questions. Thanks to administrative staff, Judi West, Michele Burton, Susan Dant, Barbara Wright, and Vicki Campbell for all your support. I am unbelievably blessed to serve with such an amazing church staff. Please forgive my learning curve but thank you for your grace! Following the resurrection and ascension of our Lord Jesus, there was some church business to take place in Acts 1.

the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Matthias was a leader in all of this! I can relate to Matthias. I’m the new guy, the rookie, the new kid on the block. But there are two things I know for sure: 1. I am looking forward to serving a wonderful church which is made up of wonderful people alongside a team committed to the vision of making, maturing, and multiplying. 2. I am anticipating God to do something amazing through this church and its young people in the near future. Will it be Pentecost 2.0 and 3000 saved? Wouldn’t that be awesome!? I hope and pray that as we transition leadership, the mission of reaching our communities for Christ never changes. We have the Br-B-Q Festival coming up. We have summer camp where our students can see their identity in Christ around the corner. Buckle up! We are anticipating God to move! It is going to be an exciting time at First Baptist Owensboro! I’m just glad to be part of it!


Nathanael Dent, DCHS

Anna Gargus, DCHS

Branden Kinney, McLean

Coy Schmitt, Heritage Hills

Toni Schmitt, Heritage Hills

Katherine Strahan, DCHS

Timothy Tedder, DCHS

Hayden Wilson, Apollo HS

Oliver Wilson, Apollo HS

COLLEGE GRADUATES Isaac O'Bryan Miami University of Ohio

Mary Elizabeth Wilk Western Kentucky University

Jenny Beth Willis Trevecca Nazarene University May 2018 | 9


Bill Long

John Thacker

Dr. Jim Chatham was Pastor and influ-

While my earliest memories of FBC are

enced our decision to join FBC in 1997.

coming to the nursery as a very small

When did you become a member of FBC?

As Deacons, Bill Long and John Thacker are tasked with the mission of caring for the

He took a personal interest in my family

needs of our church. Pray for

at a critical time in our lives.

them daily as they seek to serve our congregation and pursue unity in the church.

What Scripture passage has recently impacted you? Philippians 4:6-7, 13. Each day we

When did you become a member of FBC?

child, I became a member in 1968.

What Scripture passage has recently impacted you? “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’” —1 Peter 1:15-16

face trials and difficult situations. I am

Bill Long

constantly in need of God’s strength to

God is holy, and we have salvation

see me through the worries of each day.

through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross

During troubling and difficult times,

and his blood shed for us. God did not

we can take EVERYTHING to God in

isolate holiness to be just for Himself,

prayer, “...and the peace of God, which

but we are to be a holy people as well—

passeth all understanding, shall keep

set apart by God for God. These verses

your hearts and minds through Christ

have reminded me that while I am

Jesus…I can do all things through Christ

saved by God’s grace, I must not take for

which strengtheneth me.”

granted what was done for me, and I am

What are your prayers for the congregation of FBC? Our Sunday School class (Open Door Class) keeps up with the specific prayer needs of class members as well as many Church members. I regularly pray for those specific needs of individuals. I also include the Children’s and Student Ministry in my prayers. Our young people are our future, and they need faithful spiritual guidance. I pray for the church staff that they may lead us and keep us in the center of God’s will.

John Thacker

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called to live my life sharing in Christ’s holiness.

What are your prayers for the congregation of FBC? I pray that we as a body of Christ will continue to be a light and a source for sound biblical preaching and teaching in our community and beyond. I pray that we will continue to be a welcoming congregation, loving and encouraging one another in living life and growing in our faith in Jesus Christ.


National Day of Prayer • Thursday, May 3rd YMCA PRAYER BREAKFAST 7–8 AM at the YMCA Gym Start your day with corporate praise and prayer.

THE CIRCLE OF GOOD NEWS 11:30–11:50 AM on the Courthouse Lawn Join hundreds of other locals who make reading the entire

people to achieve this joyous goal each year. Unable to attend? Sign up to receive a passage to read from wherever you are during this time on Owensboro's NDP Facebook page (facebook.com/owensboronationaldayofprayer). If it rains, please bring an umbrella.

NOON PRAYER & WORSHIP Noon–1 PM on the Courthouse Lawn

Bible in 20 minutes a possibility! Come to the Courthouse

There’s no better way to spend your lunch hour than with

flagpole at 11 AM to receive your assigned reading, then

hundreds of others interceding on behalf of our nation

stake any spot on the sidewalk that surrounds the Court-

through prayer and worship. If it rains, this event will take

house and begin reading aloud at 11:30 AM. We need 365

place inside the Courthouse.

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Visit fbcowb.org to register your child for Camp K12! Info on page 3.

APRIL A Month in Review

"If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together." —1 Corinthians 12:26

MEMBER REPORTS

CLC HOURS

MARCH 20APRIL 17

Wednesday

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:30 AM - 8 PM 6:30 AM - 8 PM

Sympathy...During their time of loss, we

Friday

offer Christian love and sympathy to Rodney &

6:30 AM - 1 PM

Lindsey Decker (daughter, Kenzie Decker), Gay

Saturday

Brandle and Jessie Martin (husband and father respectively, Steve Brandle), Lisa (Kent) Filbeck (grandmother, Geraldine Morgan), and Dianne Baber Critchlow (husband, David Critchlow).

9 AM - 1 PM Transfer of Letter Profession of Faith Ben Smith Brooks Smith Pictured with their Daughter, Caroline (4.1)

PICNIC PAVILION EASTER PHOTOS Volunteers Needed! Ready for Download! This year during Bar-B-Q Festival, FBC will

If you and your family took Easter family

host a Picnic Pavilion! The Pavilion will act as

photos at First Baptist on April 1st, they are

a rest area with tables, chairs, and a large tent

now ready for download! Follow the instruc-

for folks to eat food and get off their feet for

tions below to download your picture(s), or

a break from the crowds. We need volunteers

contact Derry Billingsley at 270-683-3505 or

to make this Picnic Pavilion a reality! Volun-

dbillingsley@fbcowb.org with any questions.

teers are needed to set up, take down, or to serve in two-hour shifts between 11 AM and 5 PM on Saturday, May 12th, keeping the area clean by wiping tables and discarding trash.

Directions for Easter Photo Download

• Go to fbcowb.org and click "Easter Family Photos" located under "Church Life"

If you are interested in helping at this event,

• Click the Flickr link provided in #1

visit fbcowb.org and click "Picnic Pavilion"

• Find and click your picture

located under "Church Life." If you have any

• Click the arrow icon at lower right

questions, contact Dave Roberts at droberts@

• Highlight and click desired picture size to

fbcowb.org or 270-683-3505.

begin download • NOTE: “Original” is best for printing

OFFICE HOURS Monday–Thursday 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday

8 AM - 1 PM

BROADCAST INFO Our service is broadcast on 90.3 WKWC on Sundays at 10 AM and Channel 72 Tuesdays at 7 PM and Wednesdays at 9 AM. Services are on a one week delay. Note: If sensitive information is mentioned in a service, it cannot be broadcast. An older service will be aired in its place.

MINISTER ON CALL If you have an after hours emergency, please call 270.683.3505 and press 9 to reach the minister on call.


Coming in th e month of

MAY

4WEDNESDAY 12:00 PM 4:45 PM 6:00 PM

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Prayer Lunch Evening Supper Studies for All Ages

SUNDAY Celebration of the Lord's Supper 8:30 AM 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM

Classic Worship Sunday School Elevate Worship Women's Bible Study Evening Worship

7 MONDAY 8TUESDAY 9WEDNESDAY 6:00 PM

Seekers Prayer Group

9:30 AM

Jo Nelson Study

Children's Sing-Along Begins 12:00 PM 4:45 PM 6:00 PM

Prayer Lunch Evening Supper Studies for All Ages

12SATURDAY 11:00 AM Picnic Pavilion 13SUNDAY Mother's Day

Dedication of Families No Evening Worship 8:30 AM 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 5:30 PM

Classic Worship Sunday School Elevate Worship Women's Bible Study

16WEDNESDAY 12:00 PM 4:45 PM 6:00 PM

Prayer Lunch Evening Supper Studies for All Ages

20SUNDAY

Graduate Recognition Sunday No Children's Church 5/20–8/5

8:30 AM 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Classic Worship Sunday School Elevate Worship Women's Bible Study Evening Worship Deacon Meeting

21 MONDAY 23WEDNESDAY 6:00 PM

Seekers Prayer Group

No Evening Activities 12:00 PM

Prayer Lunch

27SUNDAY

No Children's Church 5/20–8/5 No Evening Worship 8:30 AM 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 5:30 PM

Classic Worship Sunday School Elevate Worship Women's Bible Study (TBD)

28MONDAY

Office & CLC Closed for Memorial Day

30WEDNESDAY

No Evening Activities

12:00 PM

Prayer Lunch


May 2018 | First Baptist Owensboro Connect Magazine  

All good things must come to an end, and this issue of Connect Magazine is the last! Find out what's going on at FBC this summer, meet our n...

May 2018 | First Baptist Owensboro Connect Magazine  

All good things must come to an end, and this issue of Connect Magazine is the last! Find out what's going on at FBC this summer, meet our n...

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