First Baptist Church
PASTOR'S THOUGHTS

Thank you for the many cards and gifts of Love we received for Minister Appreciation Day. Devona and I love First Baptist Church; you are family to us. It is a joy serving God with you. May He richly bless you.

Thank you to everyone who helped and brought their car to “Trunk or Treat”. It was different from having Fall Family Festival in the Family Life Center. The weather was great and everyone enjoyed the evening. I noticed that here and in other towns, “Trunk or Treat” seems to be the way of doing it this year. Thanks again for your help.

Next Monday and Tuesday (November 10 & 11) the Louisiana Baptist Convention will be held in Lafayette. I will be attending as your messenger to the Convention.

This coming Sunday: Deacon Council – 4:30 p.m. Church Business Meeting – Evening Worship

REVIVAL Let’s begin praying for our Revival that will be held February 1 – 4. The Evangelist will be Bro. Jerry Chadwick. His website is “Spirit Truth Ministries”. Bro. Brad Mount will be our Music Evangelist. His website is “Walking By Faith Ministries.” Pray for them as they lead us in our Revival Services.

Youth

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who I received cards from last Sunday. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your kind words of encouragement and support. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms and for allowing me to minister to the youth during this season. It is a privilege and honor to be a member at First Baptist.

Thank you to everyone who came out for the baptisms this past Sunday. So proud of Kaleb and Tyler for taking that step and walking in obedience to what God has for them.

We will be postponing the Lock In event. There were many who were not going to be able to attend, so we will save it for a later time. We had a Vision night this week in Youth, and I was able to share what the Lord has put on my heart for the upcoming months. The verse that God gave me is found in Matthew and it’s my prayer that we would be “a city on a hill” for the town of Haynesville, for the state of Louisiana and for the entire world.

 “You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.  No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lamp stand, where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. “ Matthew 5:14-16 (GNT)

In His Love, Lauren Serrapica

Announcements

9:45 am Sunday School 11:00 am Morning Worship Service 4:30 pm Deacons' Meeting 6:00 pm - Evening Worship/Business Meeting Wednesday November 12, 2014 5:00 pm - Wednesday night meal 5:00 - 7:00 pm - AWANA 6:00 pm - Youth Meet 6:00 pm - Prayer Meeting in Lower Sanctuary 7:00 pm - Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Nursery Worker

FBC has hired a nursery worker. Her name is Shirley Robinson. She is friendly and will take care of your baby/toddler. She also works in WEE Care during the day.

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.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Mookie Bailey Pat Bennett Otho Black Barbara Booth Lyonel Bradshaw Bonnie Burgess Beverly Cook Mark Cook Ashton R. Coleman Becky Cox Pat Crow Claudette Crump Lewis Daniel Dub Dubberly Helen Forgey Hayden Franklin Hilda Furlow Brenda Giddens Scott Glass, Sr. Morris Glenn Billy Kennedy Conrad Lambert Heloise Lewis Sue Mitchell Cody Lowery Henry C. Maddox Teresa McDaniel Rhonda Moss Jamie Modisette Sue Rabb Odom Linda Sneed Al Stanford Robby Surovik David Taylor Charlie Teague Dixie Vining Michael Waits Ken Young U. S. Military The Families of: Neal Adams Robert Shaver

November Birthdays

5 Raley McEachern 5 Carol Waller 6 Betty Thrailkill 7 Beverly Coleman 9 Jerry Smith 10 LaVerne Phelps 14 Sydney Elizabeth Owens 15 Eddie Coleman 15 Cynthia Haynes 16 Linda Sharp 17 Miriam Hollenshead 17 Katie Taylor 19 Betty Waldron 19 Tooter Herring 20 Jennifer Kennedy 23 Anissa Heckel 24 Cheryl Taylor 26 Betty Moss 30 “Kip” Reeder

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