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May 2012

Vol. 3 No. 5

vacation bible school june 18-22 8:30 am - noon Entering kindergarten - completed grade 6


A Word From Your

Pastor Mark Bryant

Ministerial Staff Senior Pastor

Mark Bryant []

Associate Pastor

Fred Lewis []

Worship Pastor

Neal Terwilliger [

Associate Worship Pastor

Darren Gray []

Minister of Education

Bruce Welch []

Minister of Recreation & Outreach

Mike Armstrong []

I want to begin by thanking everyone who participated in ministry throughout the month of April. As I began to tabulate all the hours of work that is done by our volunteers I was reminded that this is an enormous team effort. When you consider every ministry in the church and you calculate conservatively how many hours our church family puts in during a single month, the total exceeds 2000 hours per month. Again, that is a conservative estimate. The reason this is important is that we often miss the opportunity to say thank you to people who work diligently without ever expecting anything in return. There are so many things that we never notice, unless they are missing. I remember watching the movie “Pearl Harbor” and there is that line that just captured my attention. “Nothing is stronger than the heart of a volunteer”. As we read God’s word, we see a consistent pattern. God’s people encouraged one another. At the end of Paul’s letters to the churches, he always encourages those who were serving. I hope you will take the time to tell our volunteers, the ones who sing, greet, cook, teach, and a long list of other things, how much you appreciate them. Send them a card, a text or an email and simply let them know that you notice their labor of love. You might be amazed at the impact you can have in the life of another when you encourage them. With that being said, I want to say thanks. I will not list all the areas but I want to thank our volunteers for the work you do to make FBCSS a wonderful place to serve the Lord.

Be blessed, Pastor Mark

High School Student Pastor Brian Brewer []

Middle School Pastor Heath Anderson []

Minister to Children Brit Fisher []

Director of Preschool & Kindergarten Tracey Cody []

Business Administrator

Tommy Johnston [] Director of Technology Scott Singleton [] La Primera iglesia Mission Pastor Amadeo Miranda

First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs... With the Bible as our basis and the Holy Spirit as our guide, we exist to INTRODUCE

people to Jesus


the life of Jesus, and to


our community and the world for Jesus

OUR CORE VALUES • • • • • • • • • •

Prayer Unified Direction Strategic Missions Biblical Preaching and Teaching Transformational Discipleship Effective Evangelism Strong Families Authentic Worship Intentional Fellowship Relevant Ministry

FBC Masters Golf Tournament Saturday, May 12 Lake Fork Golf Course 8:00 am 4 person Scramble Cost: $40 Golf, cart, prizes and lunch

Saturday, May 26 8:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall Cost: $3.00

Sign up in the Music Suite Pay now-play then!

Adults 55+ to AJ’s

Thursday, April 19 Cost: $2.00 for gas

Bus leaves at 5:00 pm from the east parking lot. Call the church office to sign up and reserve a seat on the bus.

Happy Mother's Day May 13

Our mission begins at home! we will have opportunities to reach our own neighborhoods...Backyard Bible Clubs, Neighborhood Outreach & more!

June 24-30, 2012 Cost: $50 VBS, landscaping, community service, etc. Designed for students involved in thirst & ignite, but of course Adults are welcomed! Participation in our local vbs is required to allow proper training & preparation to go & lead while on the trip. Contact: Heath Anderson

The week of july 17, 2012 (Exact date to be determined soon)

Cost: TBD join us as we help and encourage the churches and pastors in Milwaukee. A great mission trip for all ages, families, singles, and youth. Contact: Brit Fisher.

April 15-21, 2012 Cost: $200

Basic carpentry, drywall, painting, plumbing, and electrical work will be done. You do not have to be skilled in these areas to go and to help. For adults. (men & women)

It is not too late to sign up for a mission trip! pick up a brochure in the welcome center for more info. RISE Choir Tour July 8-14, 2012 Cost:$500 Contact:Neal Terwilliger Or Bradley Edge (For RISE Choir members and sponsors)

Contact: Tommy Johnston

There are over 6000 people groups considered unreached (which means that less than 2% are considered Christian). ssfbc has partnered with The IMB to Embrace one of these groups, asking the Lord to use us to see The Gospel established among them. Please join us in praying for our Himalayan tribal group known as The Bantawa.

To Be Announced... For College & Adults

High School End of School Year Blowout Wednesday, May 23 7:00 pm Join us for a feast, fun times with friends and focused prayer for the summer!

Pray for the College Mission Trip to Chicago May 18-26

VBS 2012 JUNE 18-22 8:30 AM - NOON FOR KIDS ENTERING KINDERGARTEN THORUGH COMPLETED 6TH GRADE. friends and family can register online at church members are already registered!


Senior Sunday May 20, 2012 11:00 am Service

Join us as we honor the Class of 2012! Nepal Informational Meeting

Cost: $325 Come to the Table!

YMCA of the Rockies

This summer, our High School students will be studying through the significance & symbolism of the traditional feasts of Israel found in the Old Testament.

June 10-16 Sign up online or in the church office.

Preschool and Children's Choirs end of year program sunday - may 20th 7:00 pm worship center

Preteen 4th and 5th Grade Camp July 2-5, 2012 Austin College-Sherman, Texas

Cost: $235.00 Cost includes $10.00 key deposit Sign up online or in the church office

May 6 5:00 pm Room 107 Join us as we explore our partnership with the IMB to reach the tribal peoples of east Nepal with the gospel. we are preparing to take a team in january, 2013. Come join us for more information.

The church office will be closed on Monday,May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. Friday, May 11


High School & Middle School Camp


Friday, May 11 Randy Koon’s 6:30—9:00PM

Lake, Brashear

Randy Koon’s Lake, Brashear Meet 5:45pm at

FBC East

Meet 5:45pm at a Parking Lot for FBC to East ride the Parking Lot for a FEAST ride to the FEAST

You can bring any beast you You can bring want to feast any beast you upon. food wantBring to feast hot and ready to upon. Bring food eat. hot and ready to eat.



COMING Starts June 6th

Light Supper 5:15 pm Children & Youth Activities 6:00 pm Bible Study 6:00 pm

COST: $7

Wednesdays during the summer

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116 Oak Avenue Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

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