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September 20, 2015

#FirstDenton

Join us for a 7-week series where we will EXPLORE the big questions:

September 13 Does Life Have a Purpose? September 20 Is There a God? September 27 Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering? October 4: Is Christianity Too Narrow?? October 11: Is Jesus Really God? October 18: Is the Bible Reliable? October 25: Can I Know God Personally?

VISIT FirstDenton.org/sermons to watch or listen to previous messages or download our app at FirstDenton.org/app

Is There a God? Dr. Jeff Williams, Senior Pastor


FirstDenton Today’s Worship 8:15 AM Sunday Groups 9:30 AM Sunday Groups Worship Service Baptism: Logan Ventrca Parent Commitment: Alora Annette Beckwith, daughter of David & Rachel Beckwith 11 AM Sunday Groups Worship Service Parent Commitment: Everett Murray Taylor, son of Jared & Kristi Taylor

What We Are All About Love God

We love God by living a life of genuine worship, prayer and study of God’s Word. Loving God means being fully devoted to Him and living a life of obedience.

Love People

Jesus said the world will know us by our love. We love people by first loving fellow believers in the church, and then loving and meeting the needs of people in Denton and around the world.

Make Disciples

Disciples are simply followers of Jesus Christ. We seek to make disciples through our worship services, Sunday Groups, Bible studies and one-on-one relationships. Our goal is to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Share Jesus

At First Denton we believe everyone is called by God to share Jesus with those who are not yet believers in Christ. We are all ministers and God gives us unique opportunities to share the gospel message with those in our circles of influence.

building

GENERATIONS Join us for the Building Generations Ground Breaking Ceremony Sunday, October 4 • Immediately Following the 11 am Service To stay up to date on progress, visit: BuildingGenerations.org


News & Events Church Wide

Cindy Nichols Chapel Stained Glass If you would like to own a 30” x 36” panel of stained glass from the Cindy Nichols Chapel, you can fill out a request at BuildingGenerations.org/stained-glass or pick one up in the church office. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. All donations will be added to the Building Generation’s fund. Requests must be submitted by September 27. Quarterly Business Meeting Sunday, September 27 • 5 pm • FH We will be voting on a proposed amendment to the church bylaws concerning the First Baptist Church Council presented by the Constitution and Bylaws Revision Committee. Written copies will be available at the meeting or you can download a copy at FirstDenton.org/bylaws. Baptist General Convention of Texas November 8–10 • Frisco, TX At this year’s annual BGCT meeting, we’ll examine Baptist Distinctives and share the reasons we choose to be Baptist. Our church is allowed 25 messengers to go to the meeting. If you are interested in serving as a messenger, please contact Deb Kingrey at debk@firstdenton.org before October 25. Men

Deacons Meeting This month’s Deacons Meeting will be on Saturday, September 26 at 8 am in the Fellowship Hall. A light breakfast will be served. Family

Marriage Basics Beginning September 30 • 7 pm • FH This is an 8 week class that will help prepare you for marriage. If you are engaged or seriously dating, you will want to take part in this free class. For details and to register, visit FirstDenton.org/marriage-basics. Cockrell Family Adoption Benefit October 17 • 4 pm • FH The Cockrell Adoption Benefit will include a BBQ meal, dessert, live music, silent auction, raffle drawings and live auction. Tickets are $25 each. All proceeds will go to the Cockrell Family Adoption Fund. Stop by the foyer or the church office to purchase your ticket.

Carnival 31 October 31 • 3:30–6 pm Carnival 31 is a night of fun for preschool and elementary age children on Halloween. We will have games, rides, laser tag, inflatables, trunk-or-treating, concessions for sale and candy. You can help by bringing new unopened bags of candy and place them in the candy receptacles located around the church. We need lots of people to help make Carnival 31 a success each year. If you would like to volunteer to help the night of the event, visit FirstDenton.org/carnival31. Adult 55+

Game Day Join other Adults 55+ for table games on September 22 from 1–4 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a snack to share. Women

Moms Connect Thursdays • 9:30–11:30 am • FH Looking for support and encouragement as a mom? This is the place for you! Enjoy meaningful conversation, laughter and friendship as you're supported in your journey through motherhood. Moms of all ages are welcome. Register for childcare at FirstDenton.org/mc. Fall Bible Study Join us this fall as we study Priscilla Shirer’s Armour of God. For details and to register, visit FirstDenton.org/womens-bible-study. Spirited Scrappers September 25–26 • 6 pm • FH Come join other scrappers and crafters to connect with friends and work without interruption. You can set up Friday night at 6 pm and stay until 10 pm if you wish. You can leave your set up overnight. Come back Saturday at 9 am and scrap until 6 pm. To reserve lunch on Saturday, email Deanna Blackmon at blackmond@verizon.net. Worship & Music

Kid’s Choir Helper Opportunity Wednesdays • 5:30–6:15 pm Kid’s Choir is in need of people to serve every week or on a rotating basis. If you have a music background and love working with kids, this is a great opportunity for you to use your gifts. Please contact Ashley Sterrett at ashleys@firstdenton.org to volunteer or for more information.

FirstDenton.org/connect


First Denton Campus Map P-101

Map Key Choir Room

Hall

P-103

Restrooms

Main Office

Maint. Office

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Preschool P-125 P-116 Wing

P-113

P-117

P-122

SH 3&4 Conf Rm

Conference Room

South Hall

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S-109 B

Playground

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P-118

Library

S-109 A

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P-109 P-110

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Courtyard

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Worship Center

Preschool Office

S-111 A S-111 B

Main Office

S-110

Fellowship HallFellowship

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Choir Room

Worship Center

Chapel

Music Office

South Hall A

South Hall B

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Upper Level N-220

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S-216 N-216

Kid’s Ministry Offices

South Hall S-215

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Student Floor

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Kid’s Worship

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Kids Floor

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Worship Center Balcony

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This Week at First Denton Today, 9/20 Women’s Bible Study.............................5 pm, SH Prayer Meeting...........................6 pm, Conf. Rm. Student Home Groups..................................6 pm Monday, 9/21 Christ Commanders (R).......................6 pm, CLC Celebrate Recovery................................7 pm, SF Tuesday, 9/22 Bible Study (W)......9:30 am, Linda Olma’s Home Game Day (A).......................................1 pm, FH Overflow (C)..........................................8 pm, WC Wednesday, 9/23 Dinner.....................................................5 pm, FH Kid’s Choir...............................................5:30, pm Women’s Bible Study..............................6 pm, SH P - Preschool Ministry K - Kid’s Ministry S - Student Ministry C - College Ministry Si - Singles Ministry Y - Young Adult Ministry F - Family Ministry M - Ministry to Men W - Women’s Ministry A - Adults 55 +

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WEBS.....................................................6 pm, FH Grief Share.........................................6 pm, S-111 Awana......................................................6:15 pm Worship Choir (Mu)...........................6:15 pm, CR United (S)..........................................6:30 pm, SF Men's Bible Study...........................7 pm, FH-E&F Praise Team Rehearsal (Mu)............7:45 pm, WC Thursday, 9/24 Moms Connect (W)............................9:30 am, FH Friday, 9/25 Spirited Scrappers (W)...........................6 pm, FH Saturday 9/26 Deacons Meeting (M).............................8 am, FH Spirited Scrappers (W)...........................9 am, FH

R - Recreation Mu - Music Ministry Mi - Missions FH - Fellowship Hall FR - First Refuge SF - Student Floor WC - Worship Center CR - Choir Room SH - South Hall CLC - Christian Life Center

1100 Malone St • Denton, TX 76201 • 940.382.2577 • FirstDenton.org

2015 Budget As of September 13, 2015 Budget Received This Week $63,665 Budget Required Y-T-D $2,587,533 Budget Received Y-T-D $2,581,464 Over/Under Budget ($6,068) World Mission Y-T-D $48,753 World Mission Goal $130,000 Building Generations Total Commitments $5,079,282 Total Given $2,521,940


thirty one carnival first denton

october 31 3:30–6 pm

free event!

trunk 'r' treat bounce houses petting zoo carnival games candy prizes preschool zone food available for purchase


Committee Nominations The Committee on Committees would like to ask the church body to nominate themselves or others to serve on standing committees for the upcoming year. Name: ______________________________ Phone: ______________________________ Email Address: ______________________________ How long have you been a member of First Denton? ______________________________ Please describe any church related ministry & volunteer experience. _______________________________ _______________________________ Are you willing to fulfill a three year commitment on a committee unless stated otherwise by the Committee on Committees? Circle one: Yes or No Why are you willing to serve on a standing committee? ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Which committee/s are you willing to serve on? Check all that apply. Children Committee on Committees Finance Personnel Preschool Properties Scholarship Scouts Teller Weekday Education Please tear off flap and place in the offering plate.


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