Newsletter | October 18, 2023

Join us tonight for family night. Supper starts at 6:00 PM,
followed by our study of the life of Joshua.

Don’t forget to invite someone to join us.

Menu for tonight:
Baked Potatoes
Chili and Fixings

WMU Mission Project

First Baptist WMU needs your help on a current mission project. They are collecting items for Called To Care in Tifton. These items will specifically help the teens that they are ministering to. The mission of Called to Care is to equip the body of Christ to support children, families, and workers by ministering through adoption, foster care, and missions. Their vision is for every child to be in a Christ-centered, loving home.

Body wash/soap

Pillow and pillowcase

Stuffed animal
Chapstick/lip gloss
Coloring book/crayons
Walmart gift card $10

OCC Relay Center

If you would like to help with the OCC Relay Center, please see Jonathan. The times we are open are listed below.

Mon, Nov. 13: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Assemble bags for Trick or Treats in the Street
We do not need candy this year.
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

OCC Set Up Night
November 6, 2023

OCC Packing Night
November 8, 2023

Church Wide Christmas Decorating
Sunday, November 19, 2023
We need everyone to come help as we prepare the
church for the Christmas season. We will have lunch following the
morning service and then will begin decorating.
Please let Sami Mastrario or Jonathan Perry know if
you plan on helping so we can get a count for lunch.

Giving as of October 17, 2023

Budget for 2023 . . . . . . . .  $348,707.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $280,943.21
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $192,777.34
Needed for the weekly budget . . .  $6,705.91
Tithes Received this week . . . . $2,926.95


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.

From Our Pastor

Do you spend time with God in His Word?  Don’t rob yourself!  God blesses and guides us through the Scriptures.  In Psalm 19:7-8, David was inspired to write, “The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.  The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.”

Think about what God does through His Word.  First, He restores our soul.  He does this on so many levels.  He brings us to salvation.  He convicts us of sin and leads us to His cleansing.  He comforts us from the strains of life.  When we spend time with Him in His Word, He renews us from within.

Next, He gives us wisdom.  That means the ability to look at life and living from God’s perspective.  Through His Word, He guides us into what is true, real, worthwhile, and good.  We’ll be able to see through the smoke screen of this world in which we live.

God also uses His Word to bring us into His joy.  This world tries to create happiness through means that never last and are always dependent upon the circumstances.  God gives us joy from within in spite of the circumstances.

Last, God gives us guidance.  This world is full of confusion and conflicting lies.  We struggle with knowing what to do.  God will guide us through His Word.  He will reveal commands, principles, and examples to guide us as we live.  He gives a solid, certain and secure path through this world.

What a treasure God has given in His Word!  How we need to spend time in the Word listening to our Father.  That will be the most important part of our day.

Sunday, October 22

Deacon of the Week:  Daniel West

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  Daniel West
Organ Greeter:  Allen Whitehead
Piano Greeter:  W. Greg Brown

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Pat Rainey & Daisy Lee Speight

Sunday, October 29

Deacon of the Week:  David Flake

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  David Flake
Organ Greeter:  Carl Hobbs
Piano Greeter:  Tom LaRocca

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Sami Mastrario & Eilene Perry