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The Monthly Newsletter of Tecumseh’s First Baptist Church

Youth Mission to Arlington March 15-20

Week of Prayer March 1-8

March 2009

New Small Group Orientation Sunday, March 29 @ 5 PM


March 2009 What’s Up With Kids Wondering how you can discover your teenagers’ doubts, questions, fears, and feelings? Youth minister Doug Fields, writing at SimplyYouthMinistry.com, says great questions are key: 1. The key to asking great questions is to LISTEN. Silence is golden. Many times I'll walk away from a conversation and say, “I’m an idiot, I talked too much.” Listening is the best way to communicate care. Try to refrain from thinking ahead and trying to solve someone’s problem with a verbal bandage. Listen for someone’s needs. What does their body language tell you? Begin the process of identifying needs even before you start to ask questions. 2. Ask questions without a question mark. For example, instead of asking, “Did you have a good day today?” say, “Tell me what you did today.” 3. Don't give up; push with follow-up questions. The second question is often the most difficult one to ask. Hang in there. Keep asking questions (go for six to 10 before you give up). Asking good questions can be the key to opening the door to dialogue (superficial, basic questions), which leads to connection (deeper questions), which leads to growth (challenging, faith-building questions). 4. Use your questions as a way to teach. Telling someone exactly what they need to know is ineffective for at least two reasons: The learner is passive and isn’t convinced he or she needs the truth. The eternal truths of God and wisdom for everyday living are simply too important (and complex) to reduce to a lecture of platitudes and clichés. A good question puts the “ball in the court” of the other person. Aside from generating verbal interaction, everyone can answer the question in their own thoughts.

A DAM ’ S A DDITION week. We will leave Sunday afternoon immediately after church. Lunch will be provided. Wednesday nights are great, high energy worship experiences for the youth where we have games, worship, Bible studies and small group sessions. This month we will be discussing “who is in charge” as we discover why God is Well it is March and it is our authority. full of madness as we apThe 12 is our Sunday proach the halfway mark of night small group where the semester. Our D-NOW we experience service and was great and I want to outreach at its best. Our thank everyone who helped students are learning what in making it a success. it means to put others first in meeting the needs of This month we will be their family, friends, and going to Arlington, Texas community. Join us as we for a mission trip during discover the plans the Spring Break. The cost will Lord has for each one of be $50 and this will take us. care of all meals for the

Calendar Events The 12 Sunday’s @ 6pm For location contact Adam

Mission Arlington March 15-19 Cost: $50

KNOWN Wednesday’s @ 6:30 in the Cafe


The Pastor’s Perspective Pastor Clark Frailey—clark@tecumsehfirst.com HEBREWS SERIES CONTINUES We continue the Hebrews series through the 22nd of this month. I hope the book series has proven valuable to you as we discover a new aspect of Christ’s superiority each week. ALL ABOUT JESUS Recently my devotional life has led me in some Scriptures and reading regarding the role Jesus plays in our daily lives. I invite you to find out more on my blog at blog.clarkfrailey.com SAM & STEPHEN TURN 2 & 4 It’s hard to believe that little Sam is turning 2, the days of helicopter flights to St. Francis and those first few weeks seem like only yesterday! Stephen is ready to turn 4 because it puts him one year closer to his goal = to become a choo-choo train. LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING is a 30-day church-wide campaign, inspired by the Grammy® award-winning song recorded by Tim McGraw that has touched millions with its evocative imagery.

together during a focused period of time for spiritual transformation. The Bible teaches that we’re not guaranteed tomorrow. So how should we live? We begin our walk through this message series and small groups campaign on Sunday, March 29th in both morning services! Your Servants in Christ,

This campaign takes a song of the culture, the deepest needs of people, the truth of God’s Word, and brings it all

Pastor Clark, Wendy, Stephen & Sam

M&M News FBC Missions & Ministries WMU/Adults on Mission Sunday, March 1st at 5:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Men’s Breakfast Sunday, March 1st at 7:45 AM

Ministry Celebration Sunday, March 22nd @ 6:00 PM Any Ministry Team leader or Committee Chair that would like to give a report please contact clark@tecumsehfirst.com no later than March 11th

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Week of Prayer runs March 1-8th

New Small Groups Orientation Sunday, March 29th @ 5:00 PM

Adult 6 Fellowship Thursday, March 5th @ 6:00 PM

Annual Women’s Missions and Ministry Day, Wed., April 1, 2009. After 10:00 am Chapel service you are invited to join Mary Jo Sharp and members of the community for luncheon in the Geiger Center, Rooms 218-220. The luncheon is available for $10.00 per person. Please have your registration in the office by March 16th. Seating is limited, so please reply quickly.

Newcomer’s Class Sunday, March 8th at 9:30 AM (Café Ladies Retreat—Falls Creek—Deadline for registration to BGCO, March 9th


1st—Ron Lyons

23rd—Chad Fowler

2nd—Charles King Sherri Johnson Tanner Fowler

25th—Stephen Frailey

3rd—Ashley Sigman Josh Pope

28th—Lorene Jordan Khylee Forgety

5th—Brenda Goode

29th—Dennis Trahan Kathy Young Sam Frailey

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20th—Jim White

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Birthdays

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8th—Rosemary Lyons 9th—Thelda Butler Sandra Farris

31st—Ansley Elliott

12th—Arran Cearley 14th—Don Beauchaw

Anniversaries

16th—Marjorie Robison Kim Holman

David & Terri Williams (10) Mr & Mrs Jim White (17)

17th—Danna Beth Higdon

301 S. Broadway Tecumseh, OK 74873

30th—Joann Poole

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27th—Alta Mae Johnson

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