Annual Sportsman’s Supper in Fellowship Hall on March 1
First Baptist Children’s Choir
First Baptist Church 212 Twelfth Street Post Office Box 828 Columbus, Georgia 31902 - 0828
March 11 - 17, 2018 MARCH 11, 2018
Easter Egg Hunt and Cookout
The Brightest Hour John 3:14-21 Dr. Jimmy Elder INVOCATION / OFFERTORY PRAYER
Rev. Kim Jenkins / Mr. Tommy Boyd
Saturday, March 24, 11 AM - 1 PM at the home of Sandra and Lamar Beck
Dr. Jimmy Elder
(7500 Jenkins Road, Upatoi, GA)
Food, Fun and Fellowship for Everyone!
S U N DAY, M A R C H 1 8 5:00 PM IN FELLOWSHIP HALL
The beautiful flowers in the sanctuary are given to the glory of God and in honor of the birthday of
by her family.
M A RV I N A A N D H O W I E H O O P E R
NO EVENING WORSHIP
PAT T I A N D D O U G PU L L E N
READ THE BIBLE THROUGH IN A YEAR READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 11 - 18, 2018 11th Judges 11:1 - 12:15 John 1:1-28 Psalm 101:1-8 Proverbs 14:13-14
12th Judges 13:1 - 14:20 John 1:29-51 Psalm 102:1-28 Proverbs 14:15-16
13th Judges 15:1-16:10 John 2:1-25 Psalm 103:1-22 Proverbs 14:17-19
14th Judges 17:1 - 18:31 John 3:1-21 Psalm 104:1-23 Proverbs 14:20-21
15th Judges 19:1 - 20:48 John 3:22 - 4:3 Psalm 104:24-35 Proverbs 14:22-23
17th Ruth 2:1 - 4:22 John 4:43-54 Psalm 105:16-36 Proverbs 14:26-27
16th Judges 21:1 - Ruth 1:22 John 4:4-42 Psalm 105:1-15 Proverbs 14:24-25
18th I Samuel 1:1 - 2:21 John 5:1-23 Psalm 105:37-45 Proverbs 14:28-29
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Mrs. Helen Grantham EXTENDED SESSION WORKERS
Toddlers: Julie Wright Threes: Sunny and Ivan Vitanov
MENU MARCH 14 Pork Tenderloin Steamed Cabbage Rice / White Beans Salad / Fruit Rolls/ Cornbread / Dessert
DEACONS OF THE WEEK
Tommy Boyd and Kim Jenkins GREETERS
Dayton Preston, Chuck Jones, Beth Mott, Jay Sparks and Mickey Timbes SHUTTLE DRIVER
Children and Youth: Hot Dogs
Please remember to call the church office (706.322.4468) to make or cancel reservations by noon on Tuesday.
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.
Gathering and photos with the Easter Bunny begin at 11 Group photo on the steps at 11:15 Egg Hunt for preschoolers and children at 11:30 Hamburger / Hot Dog Cookout begins at noon Free play for children 11 AM - 1 PM Please call the church office (706.322.4468) for reservations by Thursday, March 22. Admission is free, but we need an attendance count to provide enough food for all of our guests.
Bring friends, neighbors, prospects, lawn chairs and blankets!
Loving none more than Christ and loving others as ourselves, we strive to reflect God’s love to all.
FAMILY MATTERS IN MEMORY OF
, First, a word of gratitude about last Sunday—the service was wonderful and the music was beautifully done. I am grateful for such a deep pool of talent in our Church Family—so deep, in fact, that the morning worship music created an atmosphere fit for a classic Billy Graham Crusade. Thank you for your continuing commitment and tremendous gifts. One thing that struck me about the whole recollection of the life of Billy Graham was the importance of the media in the advent of Dr. Graham’s Crusade ministry. William Randolph Hearst was so deeply moved by his experience at the 1949 California Crusade that he sent a memo to his newspaper editors to Puff Graham. I mentioned this in the sermon; but I want to reiterate it here, for I think it is important. Hearst understood the power of the print medium to influence a nation in a positive way. He heard a message he felt others should hear, so he helped open the door for that. I fear that our national media, post-Watergate, became so engrossed in its power to depose others that it neglected to consider the power of a good word, an encouraging word, a word of hope. As a journalism student, I heard the conversations of the place of media in the public interest—both as watchdog and encourager. There is a real rush of power in influencing public opinion, but there must be a keen sense of responsibility in making sure the mission is balanced and truly serves the public good. As in anything, when we enjoy a certain kind of negative power too much, we jeopardize our focus on the more positive ability to change the world for good. When the negative is pointed out, it should be accompanied with the hope that this will help stem the tide and restore the good. In other words, what is the greater purpose in all that we do? I think about our lives and the stewardship of our influence, which has been heightened by access to the internet and other forms of quick expression of ideas. Vehicles like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and the like—I know that even these are dated—empower us to help others form opinions, to build up or tear down reputations, to raise alarm or offer reason, to point out problems or affirm the good—in short, personal influence in our day is greater than it has been at any point in history, for everyone has a forum. Someone will listen to that voice and be affected, no matter how off-the-wall the idea happens to be. We have known the power of gossip for ages; there is evidence in ancient writings of gossip. Even the scriptures in places like Exodus 23:1 warns of spreading false reports. I want to be an encourager. Yes, there are some problems that need to be addressed; and there are proper ways to do so. We need to remember that it is one thing to point out the bad, but it is not helpful unless it offers some kind of solution to the problem. I have watched parents with their kids in sporting events. Parents come from two camps: they chastise their children, embarrassing them while ordering them to do better; or they encourage them in what they did right and help lead them to a way to improve and grow. That is key to personal development. It also puts forth the greater purpose: do they want to win the game or do they want the child to learn the character-building principles that make her/him a better ballplayer and person? The same is true of the way we deal with issues in our world. Are we in it only for the gotcha moment, or are we more interested in helping the world become a better place? There was much that Jesus could and did seek to correct. He pointed out problems, but never without solutions. Jesus was truly the way, the truth and the life. Dr. Graham’s experience reminds us that we sometimes need an advocate to open a door as we follow responsibly what God has empowered us to do and be. Oh, to be that door of good in someone’s life! Your Pastor, Jimmy
MISSIONS MINISTRY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. David O’Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Henry Douglas
The GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP to serve at the children’s malnutrition center will be July 7-13. Our projects will include feeding and caring for babies; leading pre-school and school-aged activities; planning senior adult activities; and doing light maintenance. The cost of the trip is $800.00, and the deadline to sign up is April 2 ($250 deposit due then). If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like noonday (Isaiah 58:10). For additional information, call Howie @706-326-6148.
Dr. Robert Potts Mrs. Doris Black Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Boles
Dr. Jack Lawler Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Boles Mrs. Edith Nagy Young in Heart Dr. Dan Newberry Mrs. Lucile Armstrong Mrs. Doris Black Mr. and Mrs. Henry Douglas Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Franks
IN HONOR OF Dr. Jimmy Elder Ms. Vivian Money CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED TO Mark Rozycki and family in the death of his father, Mr. Stanley Rozycki.
BABY CONGRATULATIONS TO Mr. and Mrs. Trammell Coleman in the birth of a daughter, Lillie Cathryn Coleman, on February 21. Proud grandmother is Mrs. Cathy Young Horne.
MEETING FOR LADIES INTERESTED IN A TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 2 WILL BE SUNDAY, MARCH 18, ON THE PIANO SIDE OF THE SANCTUARY AFTER THE 11:00 WORSHIP SERVICE. See Kelli Booth for more information.
Yo u a re i n v ite d to join us for First Baptist Church’s Imagine 20/20 Congregational Conversation Sunday, April 8 9:00 - 10:30 AM Fellowship Hall
EDUCATION MINISTRY While shopping at Lowe's this week, Babbs commented that she liked going to that type of store because everyone seemed to have arrived with some anticipation of what was to come; and she was right. When people are going places with an expectation of what will take place, there is a different atmosphere you can feel. Many times, at the mall, it seems that people are there because they have nowhere else to go. There is no excitement in the air there; but at Lowe's, Home Depot, ACE or Wynnton Hardware, people are there with a purpose. I hope this is true for each of us when we join in worship or Bible study and when we dive into our personal devotion time each day. We should always anticipate what God can do in our lives and in His world. I look forward to anticipating with you on Sunday. Blessings.
MUSIC MINISTRY (email@example.com)
Thank you to all who made this past Sunday, honoring the life of Billy Graham, a great worship experience. Janie Lee Bullock, Nancy McKee, Bart and Kimetha Eysel, Kenneth Funderburk, Sue Ellen Williams and the Adult Choir did stellar jobs of preparing for and leading in the worship service. We are blessed to have people who are so willing to use their talents for the glory of God—not just on special occasions but every Sunday as they give of themselves to lead us in worship. YOUNG IN HEART / SENIOR ADULT DAY TRIP TO ANDERSONVILLE THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Please call Nina Snead for reservations.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Sunday School March 4, 2018 362 Choir / Missions / Weekday Studies 114 / 163/ 57
March 11 - 16, 2018
Financial Stewardship Giving 2018 Year-to-Date Annual Budget 2018 Expected Receipts to Date Actual Receipts to Date Receipts to March 5, 2017
$1,947,972.00 $285,851.08 $265,014.12 $235.468.42
Online giving is now available from our church website.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In Genesis 26, we find Abraham’s son, Isaac, settling in his father’s land and opening wells. When his new neighbors argue with him, he moves to a new place and digs new wells. Isaac had every right to those wells, but he chose peace instead. Bottom Line: Prove you care more about others by walking away from a fight. Sometimes creating peace with someone means walking away, even if we’re not wrong. Often it takes a stronger person to have the self-control to walk away.
CITY MINISTRY (email@example.com) [Brandon Strozier]
On Easter Sunday morning, Second Story will partner with Uptown Columbus and Greater Beallwood Baptist Church to create a worship service that will be held on the main Broadway stage at 9:30. This dream was an original one for Second Story: to create something large in scope to reach unchurched individuals and families! Please feel free to share about this event with people you know; and don't worry, we will be finished in plenty of time for the 11:00 service at First Baptist!
YOUTH MINISTRY (firstname.lastname@example.org) Spring break is almost here! We're excited to embark on our annual boys’ fishing trip pilgrimage to Apalachicola! We'll head down on Sunday, March 25 and return Thursday, March 29. If you know a 6th-12th grade boy, we want to take them fishing. Sign up at http://bit.ly/FBCFish18 (it’s case sensitive!). Thanks to Mr. Lamar Beck for his continued vision for and leadership of this trip!
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT 8:30 AM WORSHIP SERVICE 9:30 - 11 AM Church Library Open 9:35 AM Nehemiah Project 9:45 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 AM Victory Mission Sunday School 11:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICE 4:00 PM Missions Committee Bible Study: When Helping Hurts (111) 6:00 PM NO EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM Youth Small Groups (TBA) 9:30 AM 11:00 AM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 5:15 PM 5:15 PM 5:55 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 9:30 AM 9:30 AM
7:00 AM 7:45 AM
MONDAY Food Closet Bible Study 3 Finance Committee (FH) Deacons’ Meeting (FH) Ladies’ Bible Study (Elders’ home) TUESDAY Victory Mission Bible Study WEDNESDAY Fellowship Supper begins (FH) Reading Buddies (various rooms) Ladies’ Study Seamless with Marvina Hooper (114) Stitch and Study Quilting (Library) Preschool Arts for 4 and 5 year olds (110) Music and Arts for children in grades 1-5 (206) Prayer Around the Tables (FH) Youth Wednesday Night Live! (YAB) Pastor’s Coed Bible Study (FH) Men’s Study Ragamuffin Gospel with Mike Greene (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) Food Closet Young in Heart / Senior Adult Group departs for Andersonville FRIDAY High School Breakfast (C-F-A) Middle School Breakfast (C-F-A) SATURDAY
For an updated calendar, please visit our website: www.firstbaptistcolumbusga.com.
Bible Study for children in grades 1 - 5 at the home of the Elders will be Tuesday, March 20. Call the church office for reservations. FOOD CLOSET ITEMS FOR MARCH:
Any canned fruits or vegetables. Please bring donations to the church office.
Published on Mar 8, 2018