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Church Staff Chris Thomas, Pastor .......................................................................................... cthomas@fbcwilliams.org Lamar Freeman, Administrator .........................................................................lfreeman@fbcwilliams.org Peggy Green, Secretary………………………………………………………………………………pgreen@fbcwilliams.org Nikki Haynes, Children’s Director ...................................................................... nhaynes@fbcwilliams.org Jason Teal, Interim Youth Director…………………………………………………………………jteal@fbcwilliams.org Pat & Lynnelle Barker, Interim Music Director……………………………………..……pbarker@fbcwilliams.org Marilyn Ingram, Daycare Director ................................................................. …mingram@fbcwilliams.org Church Office Phone: 256-435-5020

First Baptist Church of Williams

Daycare Phone: 256-435-8313

Ministry & Missions Budget Needs Weekly $ 7,081.43 Monthly $ 30,686.17 Annually $ 368,234.00

Receipts Last Week $ 2,252.00 Month To Date $ 24,401.00 Year To Date $ 271,359.04

Our Church is pleased to support CBF Global Missions in moments like these where bearing witness to Jesus Christ takes place through a beloved community of believers. "Beloved Community looks like a community of believers in Moldova working together on an oral translation project. Local Romany believer, Catea, learned and retold the story of Mary and Martha from Luke 10:38-42. A Dutch woman living in Romania, an American woman living in Romania, a Romanianspeaking Moldovan and myself, an American living in the Netherlands, all worked alongside Catea. The next day, the women's Bible study discussed the story. Thanks to the teamwork the day before, the women listened to the story in their own language and understood it much better." - Mary van Rheenen, CBF field personnel in the Netherlands

Dec Dec

Difference -$ 4,829.43 -$ 6,285.17 -$ 96,874.96

3th Nursery Helper: Sharon Williams 10th Nursery Helper: Carol McGinnis ===================

Dec

3th

Dec

10th

3 & 4-Year Old Helpers: Kate Hamby & Gracie Davis 3 & 4-Year Old Helpers: Candace Burns & Haley Stephens ===================

Dec

3rd

Dec

10th

Children’s Church: Courtney Johnston & Callie McFall Children’s Church: Nikki Haynes & Randy Blades

______________________ December Counting Committee: Sharhonda Duncan & Jeanie Floyd =================== December Greeters & Ushers: Alan & Patsy Boozer Ty & Jill Green

Like & Follow Us! Visit us online!

Facebook: facebook.com/FBCWilliams

fbcwilliams.org

Twitter: @FBCWilliams

“Touching Lives by Sharing the Love of Jesus!”

YouTube: youtube.com/user/FBCWilliams

Rev. Chris Thomas, Pastor December 3, 2017


Morning Worship *Please stand if you are able

Deacon of the Week: Rex McAlister – 256-435-3938 HANGING OF THE GREEN

Opportunities This Week

Prelude Opportunities for Service

Nikki Haynes

Invocation

Rev. Chris Thomas

The Meaning of this Service Hymn #124

Christie Shew “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

The Sanctuary Evergreens Hymn #138

Alan & Patsy Boozer “Go, Tell It On The Mountain”

The Christmas Tree

John & Jessica Medley

The Christmas Poinsettia

Jamie Davis

*Offertory Hymn #145

“O Come All Ye Faithful”

*Offertory Prayer

Rex McAlister

Worship with the Giving of Tithes and Offerings *Doxology #625 The Paraments and Advent Colors

Rhonda Duncan

The Advent Wreath & Lighting the First Candle of Advent

Sean & Patti Ponder

Choir Anthem The Nativity & The Christ of Christmas Sermon

Jason & Michelle Teal

“The Works of God”

Rev. Chris Thomas

Isaiah 64:1-9

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Benediction

5:00pm 6:00pm TUESDAY 10:00am

Deacon/Staff Monthly Meeting Sunday School Morning Worship-Rev. Chris Thomas Hanging of the Green Choir Practice Christmas Program BIBLE STUDY @ The Golden Saw

WEDNESDAY 5:30pm Supper 6:00pm Devotion, Children & Youth Activities THURSDAY 6:00pm 6:00pm SATURDAY 7:00am

Adult Get-together Deacon/Staff Christmas Party@ Ponders

Brotherhood Breakfast

NEXT SUNDAY 8:30am Deacon/Staff Prayer Time 9:00am Sunday School 10:00am Morning Worship- Rev. Chris Thomas CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Bring your friends and

*The pastor will be at the front during this time to welcome any prayer need or decision you would like to share – whether it is to publicly profess faith in Christ or to join the Williams family. Respond as God’s Spirit leads.

*Invitation Hymn #123

TODAY 8:15am 9:00am 10:00am

Rev. Chris Thomas

family and join us tonight for our annual Christmas program at 6pm.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER: If you do not have

a standing reservation for Wednesday night supper and would like to join us this week, please call the church office (256-435-5020) by Tuesday to add your name to the supper list. Cost is $5 per person (age 6 & up) and $2 per plate (ages 2-5) and no more than $20 per family. Menu this week: Breakfast COOKS: Lynn Edwards Team CLEAN UP CREW: Lamar & Diane Freeman & Jamie Davis

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING: Our Fourth Quarter

Church Council meeting will be held on Sunday, Dec 17th at 4pm in the sanctuary. All chairpersons of committees should attend the meeting to give a report. If you cannot attend please ask a member of your committee to attend and give the report. CBF GLOBAL MISSIONS: Our goal for CBF Global

Missions this year is $6000 with a challenge goal of $7000. You may make your donations payable to FBCW and write at bottom of check “Global Missions”. You will be able to donate through Jan 6, 2018. BUT, as an added incentive if we reach the goal of $6000 prior to Christmas Eve………Bro. Chris will wear the “special and colorful” “Christmas Suit” to church on Christmas Eve during morning worship. AND, if we reach the challenge goal of $7000, Pat Barker will also be wearing a Christmas suit. FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS: Donations for the

monthly food pantry is an ongoing mission. Thanks for all the donations received to insure we continue this vital ministry to the community. Amount needed per month is $1499. Currently we have reached our goal for November and December and now we are applying donations towards January. Total Received for January: $849 PLEASE NOTE: The Food Pantry Distribution for this month will be held at 3pm on Friday, December

[Next Sunday, December 10th: “A Highway for Our God” – Isaiah 40:1-11 - Rev. Chris Thomas] All Hymns are used by permission CCLI#3148358


Morning Worship *Please stand if you are able

Deacon of the Week: Rex McAlister – 256-435-3938 HANGING OF THE GREEN

Opportunities This Week

Prelude Opportunities for Service

Nikki Haynes

Invocation

Rev. Chris Thomas

The Meaning of this Service Hymn #124

Christie Shew “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

The Sanctuary Evergreens Hymn #138

Alan & Patsy Boozer “Go, Tell It On The Mountain”

The Christmas Tree

John & Jessica Medley

The Christmas Poinsettia

Jamie Davis

*Offertory Hymn #145

“O Come All Ye Faithful”

*Offertory Prayer

Rex McAlister

Worship with the Giving of Tithes and Offerings *Doxology #625 The Paraments and Advent Colors

Rhonda Duncan

The Advent Wreath & Lighting the First Candle of Advent

Sean & Patti Ponder

Choir Anthem The Nativity & The Christ of Christmas Sermon

Jason & Michelle Teal

“The Works of God”

Rev. Chris Thomas

Isaiah 64:1-9

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Benediction

5:00pm 6:00pm TUESDAY 10:00am

Deacon/Staff Monthly Meeting Sunday School Morning Worship-Rev. Chris Thomas Hanging of the Green Choir Practice Christmas Program BIBLE STUDY @ The Golden Saw

WEDNESDAY 5:30pm Supper 6:00pm Devotion, Children & Youth Activities THURSDAY 6:00pm 6:00pm SATURDAY 7:00am

Adult Get-together Deacon/Staff Christmas Party@ Ponders

Brotherhood Breakfast

NEXT SUNDAY 8:30am Deacon/Staff Prayer Time 9:00am Sunday School 10:00am Morning Worship- Rev. Chris Thomas CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Bring your friends and

*The pastor will be at the front during this time to welcome any prayer need or decision you would like to share – whether it is to publicly profess faith in Christ or to join the Williams family. Respond as God’s Spirit leads.

*Invitation Hymn #123

TODAY 8:15am 9:00am 10:00am

Rev. Chris Thomas

family and join us tonight for our annual Christmas program at 6pm.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER: If you do not have

a standing reservation for Wednesday night supper and would like to join us this week, please call the church office (256-435-5020) by Tuesday to add your name to the supper list. Cost is $5 per person (age 6 & up) and $2 per plate (ages 2-5) and no more than $20 per family. Menu this week: Breakfast COOKS: Lynn Edwards Team CLEAN UP CREW: Lamar & Diane Freeman & Jamie Davis

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING: Our Fourth Quarter

Church Council meeting will be held on Sunday, Dec 17th at 4pm in the sanctuary. All chairpersons of committees should attend the meeting to give a report. If you cannot attend please ask a member of your committee to attend and give the report. CBF GLOBAL MISSIONS: Our goal for CBF Global

Missions this year is $6000 with a challenge goal of $7000. You may make your donations payable to FBCW and write at bottom of check “Global Missions”. You will be able to donate through Jan 6, 2018. BUT, as an added incentive if we reach the goal of $6000 prior to Christmas Eve………Bro. Chris will wear the “special and colorful” “Christmas Suit” to church on Christmas Eve during morning worship. AND, if we reach the challenge goal of $7000, Pat Barker will also be wearing a Christmas suit. FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS: Donations for the

monthly food pantry is an ongoing mission. Thanks for all the donations received to insure we continue this vital ministry to the community. Amount needed per month is $1499. Currently we have reached our goal for November and December and now we are applying donations towards January. Total Received for January: $849 PLEASE NOTE: The Food Pantry Distribution for this month will be held at 3pm on Friday, December

[Next Sunday, December 10th: “A Highway for Our God” – Isaiah 40:1-11 - Rev. Chris Thomas] All Hymns are used by permission CCLI#3148358


Church Staff Chris Thomas, Pastor .......................................................................................... cthomas@fbcwilliams.org Lamar Freeman, Administrator .........................................................................lfreeman@fbcwilliams.org Peggy Green, Secretary………………………………………………………………………………pgreen@fbcwilliams.org Nikki Haynes, Children’s Director ...................................................................... nhaynes@fbcwilliams.org Jason Teal, Interim Youth Director…………………………………………………………………jteal@fbcwilliams.org Pat & Lynnelle Barker, Interim Music Director……………………………………..……pbarker@fbcwilliams.org Marilyn Ingram, Daycare Director ................................................................. …mingram@fbcwilliams.org Church Office Phone: 256-435-5020

First Baptist Church of Williams

Daycare Phone: 256-435-8313

Ministry & Missions Budget Needs Weekly $ 7,081.43 Monthly $ 30,686.17 Annually $ 368,234.00

Receipts Last Week $ 2,252.00 Month To Date $ 24,401.00 Year To Date $ 271,359.04

Our Church is pleased to support CBF Global Missions in moments like these where bearing witness to Jesus Christ takes place through a beloved community of believers. "Beloved Community looks like a community of believers in Moldova working together on an oral translation project. Local Romany believer, Catea, learned and retold the story of Mary and Martha from Luke 10:38-42. A Dutch woman living in Romania, an American woman living in Romania, a Romanianspeaking Moldovan and myself, an American living in the Netherlands, all worked alongside Catea. The next day, the women's Bible study discussed the story. Thanks to the teamwork the day before, the women listened to the story in their own language and understood it much better." - Mary van Rheenen, CBF field personnel in the Netherlands

Dec Dec

Difference -$ 4,829.43 -$ 6,285.17 -$ 96,874.96

3th Nursery Helper: Sharon Williams 10th Nursery Helper: Carol McGinnis ===================

Dec

3th

Dec

10th

3 & 4-Year Old Helpers: Kate Hamby & Gracie Davis 3 & 4-Year Old Helpers: Candace Burns & Haley Stephens ===================

Dec

3rd

Dec

10th

Children’s Church: Courtney Johnston & Callie McFall Children’s Church: Nikki Haynes & Randy Blades

______________________ December Counting Committee: Sharhonda Duncan & Jeanie Floyd =================== December Greeters & Ushers: Alan & Patsy Boozer Ty & Jill Green

Like & Follow Us! Visit us online!

Facebook: facebook.com/FBCWilliams

fbcwilliams.org

Twitter: @FBCWilliams

“Touching Lives by Sharing the Love of Jesus!”

YouTube: youtube.com/user/FBCWilliams

Rev. Chris Thomas, Pastor December 3, 2017

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