First Baptist Church Martinsville
Called to be the people of God
Mission Statement: The congregation of First Baptist Church, led by the Holy Spirit, convenants to worship Almighty God and to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Consistent with the Great Commission, we will share our spiritual gifts beyond our doors with enthusiasm, generosity, and grace.
First Baptist Church
23 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
Reverend John T. Fulcher, Jr., Pastor
Mr. Daniel Willson, Assistant Minister
for Family Ministry and Education
Mrs. Sarah Leamy, Director of Music
Marsha Garren, Administrative Assistant
Renee Fulcher, Financial Secretary
Mr. Baxter Jennings, Organist
Opportunities for the Week
October 27 - October 31, 2013
Sunday, October 27
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship Service
Monday, October 28
6:00 p.m. Baptist Men
Wednesday, October 30
5:45 p.m. Family Night Supper
6:15 p.m. Prayer Concerns
6:30 p.m. Business Meeting
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, October 31
10:00 a.m. Bible Study—Proverbs
YOUTH OUTING TO GREENSBORO
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
MEET IN THE CHURCH
PARKING LOT AT 9 A.M.
Grace Network Needs for October
New Food Assignment: Pudding (5.25 oz. boxes) Food can be left on the table in the Bell Tower Narthex. Don’t forget—if you can’t shop, we can shop for you.
GOOD NEWS JAIL AND PRISON MINISTRY ANNUAL BANQUET,
Saturday, November 2, 5:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. You are
invited to come hear the keynote speaker Elder Mandell Motley and musical
guests, One Way Church International Ensemble. Contact Chaplain Joe
Carter at 650-8511 for tickets ($10).
October Family Night Menus
2nd Spaghetti and meat balls, cucumber and tomato salad, French bread, jello and cookie
9th Barbecue chicken, peas and carrots, pear/apple & cottage cheese salad, roll, peach cobbler
16th Ham, butter beans, fried apples, biscuit, sherbet
23rd Beef stroganoff with noodles, tossed salad, roll, birthday cake
30th Meat loaf, mashed potatoes and peas, roll, banana pudding
FAMILY NIGHT SUPPER on Wednesday, October 23,
at 5:45 p.m. This week’s menu is Beef stroganoff with
noodles, tossed salad, roll, birthday cake. Cost is $6 for
adults. Please call the office by 4 p.m. on Monday if
you would like a reservation, or to cancel your weekly
reservation. After the meal, prayer concerns will begin
at 6:15 p.m., followed by a discussion “Renewing the
Church, Part 2,” at 6:20 p.m. This article is available on
the table in the Narthex.
Spread the Word About FBC Recycling to Help Missions
Our deacons assist at the paper trailer the third Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. If you need assistance with placing your newspapers, magazines, or catalogs in the trailer, they will be glad to help. The profits from our trailer help local agencies and provide money for FBC mission trips.
BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 6:30 P.M.:
Reading of Minutes, Financial Report, Presentation of 2014 Budget,
Presentation of 2014 Nominating Committee Report, other committee
DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR WOMEN’S GET-A-WAY AT EAGLE
EYRIE NOVEMBER 1-2. We hope to fill Burroughs Lodge for this
event. Call Joan Haynes or the church office if you would like to attend.
HCBA Senior Adult Trip to Niagara Falls/Quebec City, Canada Tour on May 12-18, 2014
This is a great trip, beautiful scenery and wonderful fellowship. Travelers will need a passport. Call Betsy Ivey for more information at 276-340-3900 (cell), 276-647-7248, or e-mail her at email@example.com. Registration forms with points of interest and cost are posted on the bulletin board outside the church office.
WOMEN ON MISSION MEET ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4.
· The guest speaker will be a representative from the Salvation Army. Note especially that group 3 is meeting at 5:00 on Monday Nov. 4 in the parlor at the church.
· Also, planning for 2014 is Wednesday morning, November 6 at 10:00. Please let Joan Haynes know if you cannot attend. Those who can, please come with ideas for the coming year and ways we can do missions with more personal involvement..
Emphasis on State Missions
Goal is $2,500
$2,335 received to date
Nursery Volunteers Needed!
A sign-up sheet in located in the Narthex.
Operation Christmas Child
This year, you once again have the unique opportu-nity to demonstrate God’s love to hurting children in a tangible way through "Operation Christmas Child". Through Smaritan's Purse we will be partnering with churches worldwide who are participating in this ministry by filling shoe boxes with toys, schools supplies, and other small gifts.
This Christmas, a needy child overseas will receive your shoe box, hand delivered, along with Christian literature in his or her own language. This is a wonderful opportunity to reach these chil-dren with a clear presentation of the gospel!
Plastic shoe boxes will be in the Narthex for your convenience on October 13. Last year, we filled 85 shoe boxes. Let’s see if we can accom-plish that again this year.
On Sunday, November 17, 2012 we will celebrate "Shoe Box Dedication Sunday." You may bring your filled shoe boxes and place them in the Narthex anytime. Our prayer is that many children and families will come to know of God’s greatest gift—His Son, Jesus Christ.