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Volume 31

February 2018

No. 2

NEWS & VIEWS OF WILLIAMS Church Phone: (256) 435-5020 Church Email:

Daycare Phone: (256) 435-8313 Church Website:

“There’s something about it that makes sense, Lent. You give something up, and everything’s more joyful.” ― Elaine Stritch Perhaps it’s the cold weather we’ve been having lately, or maybe it’s the way in which time seems to progress faster as I get older, but it doesn’t feel like it was all that long ago that we were lighting the candles around the Advent wreath, singing Christmas carols, and celebrating the birth of Jesus with friends and family around the tree. It doesn’t seem as if enough time has passed for us to be “over” the seasons of Advent and Christmas for us to now be heading into the season of Lent, yet here we are, with Lent beginning this month on February 14 th, Ash Wednesday. Perhaps it’s good for Lent to feel so close to Christmas this year. Maybe we need a season of repentance and sacrifice, a season often marked by giving up something, to follow on the heels of a season that can so easily be distorted as one of materialism and consumption. We need to be reminded of the importance of sacrificing what we think we want in order to make room for those things God has in store for us, those things that matter far more than the material things we collect and desire. With that in mind, in the two weeks of this month leading up to Ash Wednesday, take time to assess the priorities in your life. What consumes the most of your time? On what do you spend most of your money (with tax season in full swing, perhaps this will be easier to assess)? What gets your attention, gets you excited? What things fall towards the bottom of your list of priorities? What things are missing from that list that you know should be on it? Take the two weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday to reflect on your life, and seek God’s direction in what you may need to give up, what you may need to reorganize, what you may need to take up, and then, when we gather for our Ash Wednesday Service on the 14th at 6:00 P.M., commit to making those changes—at least during this season—as an act of worship, devotion, and discipleship. Commit this season to realigning your life with the will of God and the work of God’s kingdom as we begin a journey towards Christ’s resurrection and the power of renewed life it brings. Grace and Peace, Chris

Ministry & Missions Budget Needs Monthly $ 27,623.34 Year to Date $ 331,480.00


Receipts $ 26,722.27 $ 26,722.27

NURSERY HELPERS Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25


“A special thank you to each and every one of you for your monetary support and hard work that enables First Baptist Church of Williams to touch lives by sharing the love of Jesus”. ~Finance Committee

COUNTING COMMITTEE FOR FEBRUARY Jeremy Quinn & Matt Whitaker GREETERS & USHERS FOR FEBRUARY Rex & Peggy McAlister Matt & Lori McFall

JACKSONVILLE CHRISTIAN OUTREACH CENTER Our church is scheduled to provide the following items to the J.C.O.C. for the month of FEBRUARY: Canned Soups, Sugar, Pudding Mix & Toothbrushes. Please take your donated items DIRECTLY TO the JCOC located just behind McDonalds.

Nursery helpers will assist one of our regular nursery workers each Sunday morning for Sunday School and Worship. Our regular nursery workers are: Terri Harris and Sharon Williams. Nursery Helpers if you need to reschedule your day to work, please contact Marleah Blades at 256-689-0242.

3 & 4-YEAR OLD HELPERS Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25

Maggie Hedgepath & Cailynn Steele Bethany Johnson & Marleah Blades Randy Blades & Kate Hamby Lauren McGinnis & Gracie Davis ======================

CHILDREN’S CHURCH Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25

Courtney Johnston & Sharhonda Duncan Christie Shew & Rhonda Duncan Nikki Haynes & Callie McFall IN CHURCH ======================

CHILDREN’S STORY Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25

ADULT GAME NIGHT: Adult get-together will be held at 6pm on February 1st & February 15th. Bring your favorite covered dish foods and join us for an evening of food, fun & fellowship!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER We begin serving at 5:30pm. Cost is $5 per person (age 6 & up), $2 per child (age 2-5) and no more than $20 per family. Feb


Patsy Boozer & Team Pork Chops, Green Beans, Scalloped Potatoes, Toss Salad, Roll and Dessert

Feb 14th

Sarah Ann McGinnis & Team Roast Pork Tenderloin, Mac & Cheese, BlackEyed Peas, Salad, Bread & Dessert

Feb 21st

Lynn Edwards & Team Baked Ham, Green Beans, Au Gratin Potatoes, Toss Salad, Roll & Dessert

Feb 28th

Patsy Boozer & Team Beef Stew, Cole Slaw, Cornbread & Dessert Kids: Fish Sticks, Tater Tots


Cemetery Committee Meeting

Feb 4


Deacons Visitor & New Member Ministry Team Meeting

Feb 7


Building & Grounds Meeting

Feb 11


Finance Committee Meeting

Feb 21


Personnel Committee Meeting

Cheryl Lyon Lori McFall Sallie Thomas Beverly Almaroad

Randy Blades Rhonda Duncan Marleah Blades Chris Thomas

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Sunday Sunday School 9:00 am Morning Worship 10:00 am Choir Practice 4:00 pm Tuesday Bible Study

10:00 am

Wednesday Supper 5:30 pm Evening Devotion 6:00 pm Children & Youth Activities

Join us for Ash Wednesday Service 6:00pm on February 14th

February 2018

FBC Williams Activities Calendar Sunday



Jan 2018 S M T W T 7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29


2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25



Mar 2018 F S 5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27


S M T W T 4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29


8:15 AM Deacon/Staff Monthly Meeting

6:00 PM CMC Reserved-K Duncan

11:00 AM Cemetery Committee Mtg

F S 2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31







6:00 PM Adult Get-together

6:00 PM CMC Reserved- K Duncan

Happy Birthday Rita Edwards

Happy Birthday Sam Maples



6:00 PM Devotion, Children & Youth Activities

Happy Birthday Landon Beason


6:00 PM CMC Reserved- K Duncan

5:30 PM Supper



Happy Birthday Jean Jenkins

Happy Birthday Jamie Freeman

3:00 PM Visitor & New Member Min Team Mtg "SOUPER B OWL"

11 3:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting

12 Happy Birthday Randy Beason

Happy Birthday Sierra Teal

13 10:00 AM BIBLE STUDY 6:00 PM CMC Reserved-K Duncan

Happy Birthday Donny Ponder & Jeremy Quinn

18 2:00 PM -4:00 PM Polar Bear Swimming @ Anniston Aquatic Center

19 Happy Birthday Sonia Preston

20 10:00 AM BIBLE STUDY 6:00 PM CMC Reserved-K Duncan

Happy Birthday Jeanie Floyd



27 10:00 AM BIBLE STUDY 6:00 PM CMC Reserved-K Duncan

14 5:30 PM Supper 6:00 PM Devotion, Children & Youth Activities

15 6:00 PM Adult Get-together



6:00 PM CMC Reserved- K Duncan


21 5:30 PM Supper 6:00 PM Devotion, Children & Youth Activities 7:00 PM Personnel Committee Meeting

28 5:30 PM Supper 6:00 PM Devotion, Children & Youth Activities

Happy Birthday Peggy McAlister


23 3:00 PM Food Pantry Distribution 6:00 PM CMC Reserved- K Duncan

24 Happy Birthday Chad Lipscomb & Chris Thomas

February 2018 Newsletter  
February 2018 Newsletter