The February Link Newsletter

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Tonight @First Baptist

Midweek
Wednesday, February 1st

Dinner Is Served - Hamburger Steak
Served 4:30-6:00pm in the Gym
• Kids Meal: Grilled Cheese
• Adults $5, Kids $2, Immediate Family Max $20
• Salad bar served as an alternative entrée
• Take-outs available

6:00pm - Discipleship University Classes Continue!

Living With Jesus
Reason For God - E202
Experiencing God - E203

Living Like Jesus
Grace Based Grandparenting - C303
Engage - Parenting In A Social Media Age - C304
No More Perfect Marriages - C311
Acts of the Apostles - Fellowship Hall
Biblical Citizenship - D143

Living For Jesus
Intro To Disciplemaking - E207
Turning Everyday Conversations Into Gospel Conversations - C307

6:00pm - Age-Graded Activities Happen Too!

Preschool - 6:00pm in A100 (babies - 5K)

Kids - 6:00pm in D203 (1st-3rd grades) and C412 (4th-5th grades)

Worship - Choir Rehearsal - 6:15pm in the Music Suite
                  - Orchestra Rehearsal - 6:45pm in the Worship Center

Students - 6:30pm - Compassion - A200 (Middle & High School)

 


This Week @First Baptist

JELLO

Thursday, February 2 • 9:00 & 10:30am • D203

It's the Preschool Ministry's weekly playdate for preschoolers and their moms!

Pick the time that works best for your schedule, and we'll see you in the Children's Worship Room tomorrow!


First Thursday Prayer 

Thursday, February 2 • Worship Center

You're invited to join the SAM Ministry tomorrow in the Worship Center as we pray for our "one" for salvation. Men will pray at 6:30am, with a time of prayer for ladies taking place at 12:30pm.


Joyful Hearts Singers

Thursday, February 2 • 10:30am • Fellowship Hall

If you're 55 and up and love to sing, we'd love to have you join us for tomorrow's Joyful Hearts Singers rehearsal! We'll sing together, then fellowship over lunch, all in the Fellowship Hall.

Hope to see you then!


This Sunday @First Baptist

Sunday, February 5, 2023
9:15 & 10:45am  •  Worship Center

This Sunday we continue our Keep The Change message series, looking at the possessions God has given us.

If it's one thing the Parable of the Talents suggested from last Sunday, it's that God freely gives gifts and blessings as He wishes.

Whether or not lots of possessions are a blessing or a curse is for discussion another time, but one thing is for sure: God expects us to oversee what He has given us with responsibility, and in a way that honors Him. So how do our possessions affect our values, and how can we make sure we're managing things God's way?

Join us online or in-person this Sunday as Pastor Buddy leads us in a look at this topic, based in Luke 12:15-34. See you in worship this Sunday morning!


Baptism Sunday!

Sunday, February 5 • Noon • Worship Center

If you need to be baptized, this Sunday is for you! We'll have another informal time of baptism after services this Sunday in the Worship Center. Just bring a change of clothes and meet in the Chapel following the 2nd service!


Upward Celebration Night

Sunday, February 5 • 6:00pm • Worship Center

We'll celebrate the conclusion of another successful Upward Basketball season with our annual celebration in the Worship Center!

We'll honor our K5-2nd grade basketball players and cheerleaders, and those who played Student Basketball as well!


Galentines

Sunday, February 5 • 6:00pm • A200

Girls grades 6th-12th are invited for this special "Gal Pal" event! Krista McBroom will join us for this night of dinner and encouragement for young ladies, held in the high school worship space!


Coming Up

• 6:11 (Men) - February 9 more
• Edible Education (Sports & Wellness) - February 10 more
• Parent Banquets (Children) - February 19 more
• President's Day Event (SAM) - February 20 more
• BIrmingham Bulls (Sports & Wellness) - February 25 more
• Mother-Daughter Dinner (Girls) - April 27 more

See more info on these and other upcoming events (and register) on the Events page on our website!


Also...

Other Dates of Note...

Earlybird tickets for PASSION 2024 are on sale through the end of February! Students and young adults (ages 18-25) will go together to PASSION in Atlanta January 3-5, 2024! Take advantage of the early bird rate of $225 through the end of the month! 

More here


The Stephen Ministry

Pray for our new Stephen Ministry Ministers

Please pray for the following people as they take the first step in their training to be a Stephen Minister this weekend. They will be training for the next 15 weeks.  

Robin Foshee, Susan Minor, Yo Taylor, Myra Dawkins, Brendar Gardner, William Tyner, Debbie Nations, and Jammy Erwin.


Childcare Help

Assisting With Exercise Classes

The Sports & Wellness Ministry is seeking helpers to assist with childcare on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (ladies) while mothers take exercise classes. This is a paid position ($10/hr) from 7:45-9:15am each day. To inquire contact Olivia Romano:


Do You Have The Gift of Hospitality?

We're looking for you!

Help is needed with our Condolence Team serving on-campus meals to families following funeral services. If you like to serve (but not necessarily cook), we need to talk! Contact Jamie Chappell:


Missions

Annie Armstrong Tea

Saturday, March 5 • 3:30pm • Gym

Tickets are on sale now for next Annie Armstrong Tea, where we'll learn about Annie's life and legacy. Tickets are $15 per person, or $150 per table, the proceeds going to North American Missions! Get your tickets at the table across from the Event Center this Sunday!


Serving You Ministries

We are currently collecting cleaning supplies and hygiene items for Serving You Ministries, one of our ministry partners that serves families in need in the greater Birmingham area through sustainable solutions to the challenges that they face. Help this worth organization by donating any of the following at the Mission Wall:

Hygiene Items:
Deodorant
Toothpaste
Shampoo/Conditioner
Toothbrush
Soap (bars)
Body Lotion
Shave Gel
Comb
Razors (men and women)
Lip Balm
Bandages
Tissues 
Nail Clippers 
Hair Ties 
Feminine Hygiene Products
(tampons and pads)

Cleaning Supplies:
All Purpose Cleaner
Scrubbing Sponges
Baking Soda
Glass Cleaner
Swiffer 
Dish Soap 
Garbage Bags

Please Note: Food donations are not needed at this time!

Thank you!


Memory Verse
This year Pastor Buddy is leading us in scripture memorization

Our current memory verse:

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV)


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Where Can I Serve?
We're glad you asked!

Special Needs Teachers/Buddies Needed
(For Sunday mornings, and other occasions)

This ministry reaches families like no other, offering the loving hand of support needed to families and individuals impacted by special needs. Our goal is for each child/student to feel loved and included while learning how incredibly precious they are to their Creator. If you are interested in this ministry, please let Special Needs Coordinator Carrie Jones know! You can reach her at (205) 913-1815, or:


Prayer Texts
Text “PRAYER” to 205-898-6920

Do this to receive messages from FBCT about concerns and requests we are praying for as a church!

Note: This is a one-way texting service; if you have prayer requests for us, visit fbctrussville.org/prayer-requests or speak with a minister!