Dear First Baptist Church Family,

Ahhh, April, and spring is here! What a welcome relief from the cold of winter! April also brings our Resurrection celebrations. Sermons will be centered on the last week of Jesus’ life. We’re looking forward to “The Weaver’s Apprentice,” play presentation on Palm Sunday, April 14 during the worship hour. We will have a Good Friday (Tenebrae) night service solemnly focusing on the crucifixion. Then, on Easter Sunday morning will celebrate the Resurrection.   This is a special time of year!

Thank you, Church Family, for supporting the annual auction and raffle for First Christian School at Rosemont on Saturday, March 16th. The people who made it happen should be commended on a job well done. It was a huge success!

The “What Next?” follow up to “The Church Jesus Envisions” has been fun, challenging, and productive. Soon, you will see results from the efforts of those who attended the sessions. Thank you all who have been involved! I know we will see God at work.

Join me on Monday nights beginning April 8th for a three-week discipleship series on sharing your faith. We’ll use a simple conversation guide called “The 3 Circles.” Communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ begins with a conversation. Learn to change everyday conversation into gospel conversations. The gospel is the most profound reality of life - share it!  Bring paper and a pen!

There is an open house at Camp Concord on Saturday, May 18th from 3-7pm, no reservation needed. This is an opportunity for you to see the camp and to enjoy activities with Association members from many churches. There will be Brunswick stew and hot dogs for dinner, tours of the camp facilities, games and crafts for our young people, and music by the gospel group “Last Chance” for entertainment and worship. Come and see our Association’s great Kingdom asset!

I am thankful to be serving with you!

In Christ, 
Joe





First Baptist Church
Bible Reading Plan for 2019
 

 Take the Challenge! Let us be people of the Word! As a church family we will read the Bible together during the year. Imagine what God can say to us as we focus together on His Word. 

 In the year ahead, ask God to speak to you through Scripture. Pray before you read. Be expectant. Allow God’s Word to shape your attitudes and behaviors. Over the course of the year, you will gain greater insight and understanding of God’s Story. The Bible reading plan, produce by Into Thy Word will take you through the Bible in a year. The readings are divided into the main genres such as Gospels, Law, Narrative (history), Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, and Epistles. This plan will help you maintain interest. Don’t give up!