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Youth Evening Fellowship at the Home of the Elders

First Baptist Church 212 Twelfth Street Post Office Box 828 Columbus, Georgia 31902 - 0828

Volume 7

February 19 - 25, 2017 FEBRUARY 19, 2017

MESSAGE

Anger’s Questions

INVOCATION / OFFERTORY PRAYER

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 and Matthew 5:38-48 Dr. Jimmy Elder Mr. Kris King / Mr. Lev Norman CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Dr. Jimmy Elder

BIBLE STUDY FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES 1 - 5 WILL MEET AT THE HOME OF THE ELDERS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

21st Judges 4:1 - 5:31 Luke 22:35-53 Psalm 94:1-23 Proverbs 14:3-4

23rd Judges 7:1 - 8:17 Luke 23:13 - 43 Psalm 97:1 - 98:9 Proverbs 14:7-8

25th Judges 9:22 - 10:18 Luke 24:13-53 Psalm 100:1-5 Proverbs 14:11-12

20th Judges 2:10 - 3:31 Luke 22:14-34 Psalm 92:1 - 93:5 Proverbs 14:1-2

22nd Judges 6:1-40 Luke 22:54 - 23:12 Psalm 95:1 - 96:13 Proverbs 14:5-6

24th Judges 8:18 - 9:21 Luke 23:44 - 24:12 Psalm 99:1-9 Proverbs 14:9-10

26th Judges 11:1 - 12:15 John 1:1-28 Psalm 101:1-8 Proverbs 14:13-14

Web Address: www.firstbaptistcolumbusga.com / Like us on Facebook

Deacons and Staff of First Baptist Church of Columbus

EXTENDED SESSION WORKERS Toddlers: Krisitn Hinton Threes: Michele Kilday and Carly Weddle

if your child(ren) will attend.

19th Judges 1:1 - 2:9 Luke 21:29 - 22:13 Psalm 90:1 - 91:16 Proverbs 13:24-25

The beautiful flowers in the sanctuary are given to the glory of God and in appreciation of the

NO EVENING WORSHIP

by February 20 to let her know

READ THE BIBLE THROUGH IN A YEAR

MENU FEBRUARY 22 Baked Fish and Chicken Tenders Potato Logs / Grits / Cole Slaw Broccoli with Cheese Sauce Fruit and Salad Bar Rolls / Dessert Please remember to call the church office (706.322.4468) to make or cancel reservations by noon on Tuesdays.

Phone: 706.322.4468

2017

by Bob and Ruth Harris.

Parents, please call Glynn Tomblin(706.322.4468)

READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19 - 26, 2017

SANCTUARY FLOWERS

Fax: 706.324.7422

DEACONS OF THE WEEK Kris King and Lev Norman GREETERS Jerry Booker, Arnold Boles, Norman Bone, Chuck Fortner, Martha Hilton, Mike McBride and Jim Wetherington SHUTTLE DRIVER Don Smith View the 11:00 AM service live on WTVM or on the internet by clicking the "Watch Live Streaming" link on the left side of the website.

T H U R S D AY, M A R C H 2 6:00 PM IN FELLOWSHIP HALL TICKETS: $10.00 PER PERSON PURCHASE DEADLINE:FEBRUARY 28 A D VA N C E P U R C H A S E O N LY Tickets are available Sundays on the loggia, Wednesdays in Fellowship Hall and weekdays in the church office. S P E C I A L G U E S T S P E A K E R : B u c k y B o w l e s , W i l d l i f e A r t i s t

Loving none more than Christ and loving others as ourselves, we strive to reflect God’s love to all.


FAMILY MATTERS WELCOME NEW MEMBERS BY LETTER:

Rickey and Pam Gibson January 29, 2017 (Not Pictured)

, One of the most creative, effective and loving ministries ever begun at First Baptist is also one of the quietest. It has involved many people; inspired young people in school projects and service to others; connected our church and the hearts of our people with those in need during times of illness, treatments and the beginning of life; and encouraged engagement by many who say, I cannot teach a class but I can use a needle and help make a quilt. Those involved have simply referred to it as The Quilting Ministry; when it is publicized or spoken of it has been called The Quilting Ministry at Barbara Bell’s.

BY LETTER:

Robert and Patricia Cardin February 12, 2017

Week after week, people who have been part of this ministry have taken hundreds (maybe thousands) of pieces of cloth and thousands (maybe tens of thousands) of stitches and crafted them into quilts. Each quilt was bathed in prayer and delivered to new mothers, cancer patients and others with the blessing of Jesus . . . instruments of Christ’s peace and love. She even made a quilt for me that is magnificent; it is in my office if you ever want to see a true work of art by these loving hands.

IN MEMORY OF Rev. Alton Harpe Mr. and Mrs. Steve Dudley Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fletcher The Waddail Family Mrs. Betsy Hinton Mr. and Mrs. Gene Chestnutt

Alas, Barbara is preparing for the next phase of her life, which will be nearer her children who live out of state. The quilting ministry seemed to be coming to an end; BUT do you remember how I mentioned that one of its gifts was that of inspiring others? It did! Wanda Person spoke with me and said she was inspired and moved to explore the possibility of continuing this important ministry. Her inspiration was clearly the call of the Holy Spirit, for this is an important ministry in the name of the Lord. She, Brenda Burditt and Michele Kilday met with me and began to lay out an idea, a dream, a call that is about to become a reality. God is moving in this! The idea is to take the quilting ministry and move the dream forward. It will be called Stitch and Study, and it is filled with all sorts of possibilities. Wanda wrote, Our primary goal is still to serve the NICU's needs for quilts, gowns, and wraps for the babies who are too fragile for gowns. Our next goal is to meet needs of those in the pediatric units and cancer/chemo patients. There is an opportunity for anyone who enjoys sewing or needlework, including knitting and crocheting; but those who want to serve and don't have any experience in sewing can still work with the fleece blankets which involve just edging or tying—and anyone can learn new skills. Isn’t this an awesome next step in a vibrant and effective ministry? This honors what Barbara and her team have done so well and responds to burgeoning needs. Wanda explains her interest: After 9/11, there was a point when over 70% of the students in my school had a parent deployed to either Afghanistan or Iraq, and there was a lot of tension in the school. We set up a quilting frame in the library, and children came in when they were stressed to work on a quilt. A lot of bad situations never developed because when a child was about to lose it, he would tell his teacher "I need to stitch!" and head to the quilt. It was a hard time, but I think we did help make it better for a lot of children. Teachers were very flexible and sensitive to moods, so when things got tense, they knew that children could be calmed by the repetitive task of quilting; but the quilting came with a lot of talking and that was the bigger stress relief. Being able to work with this ministry now is such a blessing because I know in my heart that there are people who just need the calm of this kind of work and they will benefit just as much as the people who receive the items we make. I think that—like our students—people will make new friends and enjoy belonging to a group working toward a common goal. Interested??? The informational meeting is Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 PM in the Church Library. Are you inspired, moved, called to such a task? This is a great opportunity to serve the Lord! Your Pastor, Jimmy

Mr. Clyde Fountain Mr. and Mrs. Mote Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buck, III The Grace Sunday School Class Mr. and Mrs. Steven Howard Mrs. Jo McDaniel Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pope Mr. and Mrs. Al Ramsay Mrs. Mickey Timbes Janice Watson Mrs. Lyra Hodges Mr. Rex Hodges CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED TO

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Dennis Hendrix and family in the death of his mother, Mrs. Betty Hendrix Sandra Murphy and family in the death of her husband, Mr. Gary Murphy

LADIES’ MONDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY RESUMES FEBRUARY 27

Ladies' Monday evening Bible Study resumes at 6:30 PM February 27 at the home of Roxann Elder. The group will read and discuss Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World by Melissa Spoelstra. All ladies of the church and their friends are invited to join this study and discussion. THE FOOD CLOSET WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. DONATIONS WILL STILL BE ACCEPTED.

YOUTH MINISTRY

THE RECORD

(dpotter@firstbaptistcolumbusga.com)

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sunday School February 12, 2017 363 Choir / Weekday Studies / Missions 109 / 35/ 146

February 19 - 25, 2017

On Sunday, February 19, I'll depart from Columbus for Jacksonville, Florida and my next gathering with the CBF Fellows cohort. If you'll recall, this is a group of ministers serving in their first call who share learning experiences and insights as we work in our respective congregations. As we gather, we'll discuss leadership styles, specifically, and ways each of us hopes to use our God-given talents and skills in shepherding our local congregations. I look forward to sharing with you about all I've learned when I return on the 24th. Feel free to ask me about it; I'd love to talk with you!

Financial Stewardship Giving 2017 Year-to-Date Annual Budget 2017 $1,894,883.00 Expected Receipts to Date $191,650.00 Actual Receipts to Date $183,868.18 Receipts to February 14, 2016 $207,712.61

Online giving is now available from our church website. *

MUSIC MINISTRY (kfranklin@firstbaptistcolumbusga.com)

We are so blessed with wonderful musicians as both interns and church members. The preparation that is done to lead our church in worship is seen and heard every Sunday. What we see and experience through music is a culmination not only of hours of practice but years of preparation and education by people who have made the commitment to use those gifts to the glory of God, and I am grateful and thankful. Soli Deo Gloria!

EDUCATION MINISTRY (mdouglas@firstbaptistcolumbusga.com)

I was working on one of our Smartboards this week that needed to have the software updated and to be reoriented. After getting the newest version of software downloaded, I knew the screen needed to be reoriented so that when someone touched the screen, the interactive part would recognize where they touched it. I knew there was an icon that would take me to the orientation module, but I could not find it. I'm certain you have had a similar experience. You knew what needed to be done but could not find the right button or word or...well you get the idea. I eventually found the command and was able to complete the task. That is when God reminded me that many times we all need to be reoriented in some form or fashion. We know what needs to be done but can't or won't take the steps to make it happen. Usually it has something to do with our stubbornness. I hope we can each find the right way to allow God to reorient us this week. Sunday Bible Study may be a good place to begin. Blessings.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

(pthompson@firstbaptistcolumbusga.com)

When was the last time you were excited about looking up scripture? Last Sunday the children worked in groups of readers and non-readers to find 1 John 4:10 in the Bible. We walked our way through finding the book, then the chapter and finally that small number 10 for the verse. Each group was successful and proud of its accomplishment— so proud they shared with their parents when they were picked up. When was the last time you were excited about looking up scripture?

CITY MINISTRY (secondstoryfbc@gmail.com) [Brandon Strozier]

Second Story hosted a Classy Valentine's Party on Monday, February 13. It was a full house: full of students and adults who came for dinner and entertainment. The evening was also full of energy and fun! Musicians and performers of the evening reflected the diversity of the 2S community. Most importantly, our event ended in worship; and we celebrated together the relationship we have in Christ. It's the greatest joy to create something that attracts people and, in the midst of that thing, offer the substantive gift of the gospel message.

8:30 AM 9:45 AM 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 11:45 AM 5:15 PM 5:30 PM

5:15 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM

6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:45 PM

6:30 AM 7:00 AM 5:30 PM

7:00 AM 7:45 AM 6:00 PM 11:00 AM

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE SUNDAY SCHOOL Victory Mission Sunday School WORSHIP SERVICE NO EVENING WORSHIP Youth Small Groups (TBA) MONDAY NO Ladies’ Bible Study TUESDAY Breaking Bread Bible Study (2S) Victory Mission Bible Study for children in grades 1 - 5 at the Elders’ home WEDNESDAY Fellowship Supper begins (FH) Leadership Sub-group Meeting (255) Reading Buddies (various rooms) Ladies’ Study (114) Preschool Arts 4 and 5 years (110) Music /Arts for grades 1-5 (206) Church in Conference (FH) Youth Wednesday Night Live! (YAB) Prayer and Pastor’s Coed Bible Study (FH) Men’s Study (261) Adult Choir (Music Suite) GAs (213) / RAs (209) / 4s and 5s Mission Friends (109) THURSDAY Men’s Bible Study (Panera) Men’s Bible Study (BK Wynnton) Fifty Plus group departs for dinner at Kitchen 3810 FRIDAY High School Breakfast (C-f-A) Middle School Breakfast (C-f-A) Youth Girls’ Lock-In begins (YAB) SATURDAY Ladies’ Celebration at Victory Mission

For an updated calendar, please visit our website: www.firstbaptistcolumbusga.com.

FIFTY PLUS NIGHT OUT AT KITCHEN 3810 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 We will depart from the church at 5:30 PM. Please call the church office for reservations by Tuesday, February 21. VIP RETURNS TO THE YAB MARCH 5 - 12

CHURCH IN CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 6:00 PM IN FELLOWSHIP HALL

If you can assist by bringing supper one night, staying during part of the day on Saturday or Sunday, or spending one night, email Kris Keske at kpkeske@gmail.com.


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