Happenings At Madison First Baptist Church

Baptism is an ordinance of our church that we participated in this week. Kristen Barfield received Believer’s baptism to begin our worship time. We continued our time of praise with “God Is Good, All the Time” and “Tell the Good News.” One of our newest members, Tara Harrelson blessed our hearts with her solo, “Oceans.” Then we sang this writer’s all time favorite hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” The worship choir’s selection was “Until Then” and included part of the old hymn, “We’ll Work Till Jesus Comes.” Continuing his preaching from the Sermon on the Mount, Bro. Gabe based his message on Matt. 6:24, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” While this is probably a sensitive subject to most folks, Jesus was very clear on His point. Mammon can be translated to mean wealth, riches or anything other than Christ on which we depend for security. Money is neither good or bad. It’s when money has the person that it becomes a spiritual issue. Jesus isn’t condemning preparation with money or inheritance, He just wants us to be sure we have things in the right order. BABY BOTTLE SUMMARY… Throughout the month of January we had been collecting offerings for A Women’s Pregnancy Center, the local organization that ministers to ladies who are in crisis pregnancies. As of Monday morning the counting committee had posted $1,003.18 as being collected. We should now pray that this money will be used wisely to meet the needs of those clients who come to the Center. Sunday Dinner ~ Annual Friendship Banquet…was delicious. Thanks to Chef Teresa Rutherford and others for the meal and to the Youth for being such good hosts. A great time was had by all. Additionally, nearly $1,000 was added to the Youth Fund. This effort was a church-wide success. The Sunday night crowd enjoyed the ARK singers from the Ukraine as our special guests. They sang in English with a Russian accent. It was a great concert of hymns. Feb. 18 ~ Tuesday ~ 10 a.m. Just Older Youth choir… We will visit a local nursing center. Feb. 19 ~ Wednesday’s Schedule: 5:30 p.m. ~ AWANA, 6 p.m. ~ The Youth and College Group, 6:30 p.m. ~ Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. ~ Worship Choir rehearsal. 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. Sunday nights @ First …From 5:45-7:30 p.m., 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 the portion of a bulletin or call the church to register. Experiencing God -13 wks. – led by Debbie Roderick – Cost $16. 2/16 :Units 4 & 5 ~ 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: Feb. 16, Mar. 2, 9, and March 16. There will be classes for YOUTH, grades 6-8, and for HIGH SCHOOL, 9-12 grades and 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 p.m. 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! Men’s Retreat ~ March 28-30 ~ Lake Yale Conference Center…Brian Townsend, the Brotherhood president would like to take a group of men to this event. The retreat is designed to call Florida Baptist Men to “LIVE OUT LOUD” in the power of the Holy Spirit, Romans 8:31 is the key Scripture. The cost is $200 per person. Contact Brian at btamelectric@centurylink.net or 929-2494 for more information. Scholarship money is available to help with this cost. Early registration is a must for reservations. 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 – 4:30 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. PRAY…..GIVE…..GO…..July 26-Aug. 1 ~ WE’RE GOING ON A MISSION TRIP. 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. PRAY about where God will use you in this missions’ endeavor. GIVE ($212 x 15= $3,180) monetarily. A trip deposit of $212 is due March 19 and passports will be ordered in April. We can reach this goal of $3,180 if we set our minds to it. GO if the Lord leads you in that direction. Each of us can DO something. Please contact Kara Washington or church office for more detailed information. Join us this week for Sunday school 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. And remember, “We can start living in the economy of the next world today. Who’s slave will you be?”

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