National Day of Prayer will be held at Heritage Park, behind Colony Bank, at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, May 5th. The guest speaker will be Clay Pirkle.
Turner Association’s Evangelism Meeting
Bethel Baptist Church
Thursday, May 5
Guest Speaker: Brad Waters
Schedule for the Night
Executive Committee 6:30 PM
Supper 7:00 PM
Evangelism Meeting 7:30 PM
CHURCH GOAL: $1500.00
SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE THROUGH SAMARITANS PURSE
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.
Click here for more information: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/
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 April 27, 2022
Budget for 2022 . . . . . . . . $322,471.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $105,423.29
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $80,236.47
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,201.37
Tithes Received this week . . . $3,631.70
From Our Family and Music Minister
WOW! We had a great turnout Sunday afternoon for our outreach. We had eight teams, ranging in age from 8 to 80 plus, helping us cover the northeast side of Ashburn. More than 300 houses were covered within an hour. It is incredible what a small group of like-minded people can accomplish in a short time. We may not see the immediate result of our work, but we know we were a part of the Gospel message being distributed to every house in our community. Even though this was a group effort, I hope you will consider how you can reach out personally to others for your Savior.
People tend to be apprehensive whenever inviting someone to church or when church outreach comes up in conversations. I have heard people say, “I just don’t know anyone who doesn’t attend church,” or “I don’t know who to invite.” Unfortunately, in our community, we have an abundance of people who do not attend church regularly. As Church members, we must be proactive in identifying them and then trust God to give us the wisdom to know what to say.
There are two crucial things you should consider before making a list of prospects or inviting someone to church. First of all, you should ask for God’s guidance in prayer. Ask Him to put on your heart those He wants you to reach. God will guide your path if you ask. Secondly, when you invite someone to church, plan to be there yourself. There is nothing more uncomfortable than for someone to show up and not see the person who invited them.
When coming up with a list of people for outreach, first start by identifying the lost people in your homes. These people may attend church sometimes or be familiar with the concepts of being a Christian – but being saved has nothing to do with church attendance or head knowledge. Instead, being saved means having a personal relationship with Christ and a life that reflects that relationship. This may be the most challenging group to invite to church, but you would never want to pass up the opportunity of sharing the saving grace of Jesus with a person you love.
After thinking of people in your home, make a list of all the people in your neighborhood. Cross through the ones that you know attend church; the names that are not crossed out are good prospects for inviting to church. After this process with your neighbors, move on to your workplace, classmates, and friends. If you honestly sit down and make this list, you will have many people to invite. As Christians, we know the most important news ever shared; be a part of spreading that news.
Sunday, May 1
Deacon of the Week: Dwane Lewis
Front Door: Dwane Lewis
Organ Greeter: Carl Hobbs
Piano Greeter: W. Greg Brown
Sound: Chris McCard
Video: Saskia Van Son
Sami Mastrario & Eilene Perry
Sunday, May 8
Deacon of the Week: Allen Whitehead
Front Door: Allen Whitehead
Organ Greeter: David Flake
Piano Greeter: Carl Hobbs
Sound: Carl Hobbs
Video: Sue Mastrario
Sandra Ellis & Rachel Flake