Newsletter | March 30, 2022

Annie Armstrong was born in Baltimore at a time when women were not expected to lead. She served challenged churches to action and rallied support for missionaries. Ultimately, Annie was recognized as a
national Southern Baptist trailblazer renowned for visionary missions leadership.

Today, more than $2 billion has been given through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®. All gifts—100%—support thousands of missionaries in church planting and compassion ministries across the U.S. and Canada.

Church Goal: $1500.00

Attention High School Graduates

First Baptist Church High School Seniors, If you would like to apply for the Rosemary Johnson scholarship that is awarded by the FBC Joy Sunday School class, please send a letter to Scotty Price at PO Box 624, Ashburn GA 31714.  The letter should include your goals, the college you will attend, a letter of recommendation,  your GPA and  SAT scores and any other information you’d like to share with us.  Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!


To support the humanitarian efforts of Samaritan’s Purse in Ukraine, First Baptist has set up a designated fund you may contribute to. The fund will be open until May 4th, with all donations going straight to Samaritan’s Purse Ukraine humanitarian efforts.

Samaritan’s Purse has established an Emergency Field Hospital on the outskirts of Lviv, in western Ukraine, to care for those suffering as war rages on. The initial patients arrived on March 14. There very first patient was a woman named Marina from Malyn, a city west of Kyiv. She fell and injured her arm while escaping into a basement/bomb shelter. She suffered for nine days before arriving at our field hospital after her travels.

The field hospital has two operating rooms, with a capacity for 14 major surgeries or 30 minor surgeries per day. There are nearly 60 total inpatient beds, including four intensive care unit beds and four step-down beds. The emergency room can handle 100 patients per day.

Samaritan’s Purse is also operating a 24-hour medical clinic at a train station in Lviv. In southern Ukraine, they opened an Emergency Outpatient Clinic to provide basic medical services and triage. They are also providing hygiene kits, blankets, and other important items for refugee families and delivering food to local churches are distributing it to fleeing Ukrainians.

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Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion in the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.

Giving as of March 30, 2022

Budget for 2022 . . . . . . . .  $322,471.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . $80,617.81
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $64,714.52
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,201.37
Tithes Received this week . . .  $4,899.00

From our Family and Music Minister

Have you ever seen a beautiful piece of artwork designed by a famous artist or listened to a musical arrangement that left you in awe?  Maybe you’ve watched a movie or a YouTube video of someone inventing something great, and you found yourself thinking, how in the world did they think of that?

Well, God has that same effect.  He turns heads and blows minds, leaving people to wonder, how in the world did He do that?  How did He take nothing and create so much?  How did He suspend the sun and the moon in space?

The Bible says in Psalm 19:1-4, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.  They have no speech; they use no words; no sound is heard from them.  Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.  In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.”

Every time you look at the sun, it is telling you that there is a God.  The universe does not speak with words like we do, but it does speak.  Every day, through God’s creation, we are reminded that God is real and is very much in control.

Romans 1:20 states, “for since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine power – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

God can be clearly seen and understood from the things that He has made.  We cannot see God, but we can see the creation of His hands all around us.  God has provided everything we would ever need on earth and the truth is, we have no excuse for not worshipping Him because the universe undoubtedly defines His existence!

Although God is a great creator and designer, not everyone chooses to worship Him.  The definition of worship is “the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.” Worship is our response to God’s awesomeness.

We should not only worship Him because He is the creator of this amazing universe.  We should worship Him because He loved us so unconditionally that He laid down His life for us.

In Romans 5:8 we read, “But God demonstrated His love for us in this; while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

If the creation of this vast universe is not enough to leave you speechless, just think about Jesus who loves you so much that He was willing to die for you.  Worship is our response to God’s awesomeness.  We spend so many hours in a day unknowingly worshiping the world around us.  We should take time daily to praise God for all He has done.  We should have a desire to sing His praises and worship with fellow believers every day.

Sunday, April 3

Deacon of the Week: W. Greg Brown

Deacon Greeters
Front Door: W. Greg Brown
Organ Greeter: Dan Raines
Piano Greeter: David Flake

Sound: Chris McCard
Video: Saskia Van Son

Nursery Workers
Sue Mastrario & Jane Smith

Sunday, April 10

Deacon of the Week:  Dan Raines

Deacon Greeters
Front Door: Dan Raines
Organ Greeter: Carl Hobbs
Piano Greeter:  Dwane Lewis

Sound: Carl Hobbs
Video: Sue Mastrario

Nursery Worker
Pat Rainey & Daisy Lee Speight