First Baptist Church
PASTOR'S THOUGHTS

Always Faithful The apostle Paul makes the point that “it is required in stewards that one be found faithful” (I Cor. 4:2). And Christians are nothing if not stewards—of creation, of spiritual gifts, of the Gospel, of time, talent, and treasure, and of the grace of God. There is never a day when we are not expected to be faithful to God, never a day when we can allow fear of the future to replace faith in the God who knows the future. If you are a follower of Christ, let the Marine motto, Semper Fidelis be your watchword today and every day: Always Faithful.

Sunday Night Calendar for August August 3 – Q & A August 10 – New Liberty Quartet in Concert. They are out of Monroe, LA. August 17 – Family Night August 24 – Visitation August 31 – Labor Day Weekend, No Services

Q&A This Sunday Night We will meet in the Family Life Center starting at 6:00 p.m. It will be an informal time and informative evening. I will read your questions, answer them as best as possible and then have a time of discussion to each question. The evening will begin with a light meal. I look forward to it!

Outdoor Extravaganza There are three (3) tickets left to the Outdoor Extravaganza to be held September 6 at the Century-Tel in Bossier. Many Vendors of outdoor equipment will be present, many items will be given away, different speakers, and of course the Duck Commander will be the main speaker. Three tickets left; $35 apiece.

Student Events

What an incredible Student Life Camp! That was the type of camp that I wish everyone in the church could have gone too! I’m already looking forward to next year’s camp. Oh, by the way it will be at the beach! Yes, if you want to go ahead and get your money in for it you can. We do not have a price yet but we do know that the deposit will be $60 per person. We have had a lot of people sign up to go to Magic Springs, Friday August 8th. The price has dropped. We were able to get in at a lower group rate that was available for Christian Music weekend. We do not yet have a driver confirmed, if that remains the same we will use the van and carpool there together. Be sure to invite some folks we can reach out to. We leave at 10:00 am and will be back late. Comely quickly is a parent and youth banquet. We have kids that will be coming into the youth department, we will be welcoming them and laying out a preview of our fall calendar as well as giving you some dates for the summer. We want everyone to attend so that you know what to expect and know how you as a parent can have an impact on our student ministry. We will be serving Chick-A-Dilly but we also need parents to bring sides. This will be Sunday August 10th right after morning church. It won’t be long until we start our doughnut fundraising, be praying about whether you or your kids will be able to go on a mission trip, we will get started raising money early. Doughnuts will be sold for 2 weeks and will be given out on a Saturday morning. When we do silent auctions, if you provide an item and you know you are going on a trip, the proceeds will go towards your trip.

Announcements

Sunday, August 3, 2014 9:45 am - Sunday School 11:00 am - Morning Worship 6:00 pm - Q & A Night in FLC Wednesday, August 6, 2014 6:00 p.m. - Youth 6:00 p.m. - No Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Friday August 8, 2014 10:00 a.m. - Leave for Magic Springs Return Late Sunday August 10, 2014 6:00 p.m. - New Liberty Quartet in Concert They are from Monroe, LA. P.M. Svc. August 17 - Family Night P.M. Svc. August 24 - Visitation P.M. Svc. August 31 - Labor Day Weekend - No PM Services

Wednesday Night Meal

A meal is served each Wednesday night at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is Children Age 6 and under $3.00, Age 7 through Adult is $4.00. Regular Wednesday night meals will resume on August 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Nursery Worker

FBC has hired a nursery worker. Her name is Ali Bledsoe. She is friendly and will take care of your baby/toddler.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Otho Black Carol Bourn Pat Bourn Delton Brown Charlie Buford Bonnie Burgess Mark Cook Jan Alexander Curran Lewis Daniel Dub Dubberly Helen Forgey Hayden Franklin Hilda Furlow Bo Hickman Billy Kennedy Joe Marlon Lee Heloise Lewis Henry C. Maddox Linda Mills Rhonda Moss Jamie Modisette Raine Moody David Taylor Charlie Teague Bailey Thompson Michael Waits Grady Whitman Buddy Williamson Ken Young All U. S. Military

August Birthdays

1 Bob McDaniel 1 Clair Traylor 4 Clarece Garrett 5 Carolyn Guinn 5 Alan Tomlinson 7 Nina Mills 12 Steve Lewis 13 Rose Birdsong 13 Blake Daniel 15 Parker Rogers 16 Buddy Williamson 16 Rhonda Chiasson 19 Dean Fanning 20 Marley McEachern 21 Marilyn Stanberry 21 Jeanne Dunwoody 23 Melissa McEachern 24 Kay Bond 26 Babs Maddox 26 Patti Wise 28 Holley Hollenshead 29 Jim Garner

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