Happenings At First Baptist Church Of Madison

Our time of praise included “Forever” and “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place.” For the offertory we sang “Because He Lives.” The worship choir’s special was “Revelation Song” based on Revelation 5:12, “saying with a loud voice: ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!’” Bro Gabe continued his preaching from the Sermon on the Mount using Matthew 7:1-6, as his text. The word judge implies acting like a judge who pronounces condemnation. It does not do away with common sense or seeing wrong for wrong. Believers are to be judges in civil matters and will judge angels. However, because of Rom. 3:23, we have no right to condemn. The solution is not to just walk away, rather remove the plank from our own eye so we are able to see clearly to help restore others. Our time of worship included observing the ordinance of the Lord’s supper. March 2 ~ Sunday ~ 9 a.m. Breakfast Fundraiser, Alaska Mission Trip…Les Parks will host a special breakfast fundraiser for the Alaska Mission Trip. Come enjoy a delicious breakfast and help send Les back to serve in Alaska. All donations will be appreciated. WE’RE GOING ON A MISSION TRIP…PRAY…GIVE…GO…Our Missions Committee has partnered with Back2Back Ministries of Monterrey, Mexico to provide fifteen members to help with construction projects or simple repairs. They will also play games, tutor children, or do other craft projects with children from ten children’s homes. There will be opportunities to feed families in three impoverished areas of the city. The team will share the Gospel while meeting people’s basic needs. The trip is scheduled for July 25-Aug. 2. Pray for the fifteen participants daily. Each of us can do M~ M ~ M something good. Here’s the list. Let’s get busy. MEAL ~ Sunday, March 9 ~ BBQ Lunch Fundraiser following the worship service. MUSIC ~ Make a donation to the mission fund and Lynne will play your favorite hymn for the prelude in memory or honor of someone or just a song you love to hear. Donations to Kara and requests to Lynne. MERCHANDISE ~ During the month of March we will be collecting new tennis shoes, new socks, new underwear: Kids, 3T; Men’s: medium; Women: 5-6, new boxers and briefs: adult small and medium, gently used children’s clothes, jeans for boy and girls, sizes 6-14, bras for teenage girls, and boys’ bathing suits, sizes 3T, medium or size 10/12. Please contact Kara Washington or church office for a pamphlet. GOOD NEWS CLUBS The Madison County Central School Club meets on Tuesday, at 2:45 p.m. The Pinetta Elementary School Club meets on Thursday, at 3:15 p.m. March 4 ~ Tuesday ~ JOY Choir ~ We will visit one of our local nursing homes. March 5 ~ Wednesday’s Schedule: 5:30 p.m. ~ AWANA, 6:00 p.m. ~ The Youth and College Group, 6:30 p.m. ~ Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. ~ Worship Choir rehearsal. March 8 ~ Saturday ~ 5 p.m. ~ 2014 First Baptist Cup Championship ~ Ping Pong Tournament ~ the entry fee is $3/person. You must complete a registration form/waiver to participate. Forms are available in the church office or contact the Youth Committee. Friday-Sunday, March 28-30 ~ “LIVE OUT LOUD” Men’s Retreat ~ Lake Yale Conference Center…If you are interested in attending this event please contact Brian Townsend or church office to register. The cost is $200/person. This includes room, six meals and conference. The Family Career and Community Leaders of America/Madison County High School is sponsoring a food drive in order to collect food for Madison County Elementary students in need. One in six children do not receive proper meals or snacks when they go home on the weekends. Donated food items will be packed into backpacks to be given to selected elementary students on Fridays before the weekend. BREAKFAST ITEMS: Granola bars, pop tarts, individual packaged cereal, etc. SNACK ITEMS: Pudding, fruit cups, fruit snacks, individual packs of crackers and chips, other snack items. LUNCH ITEMS: Easy Mac, Chef Boyardee products, Ramen noodles, etc. DRINKS: Individually packaged fruit juices and drinks. Any donations will be appreciated. This will continue until the end of the school year. Sunday nights @ First …From 5:45-7:30, a variety of class options will be available to grow your faith. For ADULTS three different classes are being offered. Use the sign up sheets on Sandra’s door or tear-off portion of the bulletin or call the church to register. Experiencing God -13 wks. – led by Debbie Roderick – Cost $16. 3/2: Units 6 & 7 ~ 3/9: Unit 8 ~ 3/16: Unit 9 ~ 3/23: Unit 10 ~ 4/6: Units 11 & 12. Divorce Care – 13 wks. – led by Bro. Gabe, Ann McLeod and Shelly Smith – Cost $15. This is a class for those experiencing separation, divorcees or those going through a divorce. Managing the Stress of Abundant Life led by Dr. Mike Miller ~ four -weeks: Mar. 2, 9, and March 16. There will be classes for YOUTH, grades 6-8, and for HIGH SCHOOL, 9-12 grades through COLLEGE/CAREER age. The CHILDREN will also have special places. The Preschool Choir, ages 3-6, will be taught by Beth Carey and Carol Bynum. The Children’s Choir for those in first-fifth grades will be led by Jim Carey and Thelma DeHart. And of course, a Nursery will be provided for those babies through age two. Dinner will be served from 7-7:30 for preschool through college. No matter your age or where you are in your walk with Christ, there is a place for you “SUNDAY NIGHTS @ FIRST!” God is doing awesome things! If you have questions about any of the announcements or prayer concerns, the church staff is ready to serve you. The church office hours are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday – Friday. The office phone number is 973-2547 or you can reach the church secretary by email at 1stbaptistoffice@gmail.com. We also have a website, madisonfbc.net, that is regularly updated. Our pastor can be reached at gabekrell@yahoo.com. Jim Carey, our music minister can be reached at muzicman123@gmail.com. Join us this week at 9 a.m. for the breakfast fundraiser, Alaska Mission Trip, hosted by Les Parks. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. where we have classes for nursery through senior adults. Worship begins at 11 a.m. when we will honor the Lord with songs of praise, prayers, offerings and the spoken word. Support our Sunday nights @ First. And remember, “Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

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