First Baptist Church

“Seeking to Expand God’s Territory”

Rev. Steve Wilson, Pastor
Graham Honeycutt, Music & Family Ministries
Marsha Carter – Organist; Lucy Wilson – Pianist
Cecil Lipscomb – Drummer; Sammy Freeze – Electric Guitar; JoAnn Collins – Vocalist;
Jerry Lippard – Bassist; Tim Honeycutt – Keyboard

February 18, 2018

Gifted By God

Opportunities of Service
Opening Prayer
Welcome to Our Guests
Worship The Lord Here For You
Offertory Prayer Brian Collins
Offertory Instrumental
Worship The Lord Hymn # 426 – Victory In Jesus
Choir Special Think About His Love
Message We Have Great Gifts – Romans 12:3-8 – Pastor Steve
Invitation Come As You Are


Video Bible Study – 6:00 PM

Wednesday Night 21st
Adults will be studying Ephesians 4:29-32

Deacon of the Week -Brian Collins
Next Week – Wendy Fontenot

For Our Guests
Thank you for honoring us with your presence today. Our guiding verse is “For we do not preach ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” (II Corinthians 4:5). With that in mind, we’d like to ask all first time guests to fill out the “We’re Glad You’re Here!” card in your guest pack so we can know how best to be your servant. We ask that you place the card in the offering plate as it is passed. If you prefer you may fill out an online guest card at chinagrovefbc.com/guests

Extended Session
Feb 18 – Jeannie P. (8:45 AM); Stacy H. & Hanna G.
Feb 21 – Amanda L. & Jeannie P.
Feb 25 – JoAnn C. (8:45 AM); Oley P. & Deb G.
Feb 28 – Jamie K. & Renee M.
Mar 4 – Donna H. (8:45 AM); Dean & Bonnie M.
Mar 7 – Robert & Laura M.
Mar 11 – Jessica H. (8:45 AM); Jessica H. & Jennifer C.
Mar 14 – Amy C. & Donna P.

Hear…Pray…Act – This week we’re praying for Corey Alley, Concord, NC.  Pastor Corey is currently working at planting gospel communities throughout apartments and surrounding communities.  Once those communities have been established, they will come together to corporately worship in the near future.  They recently saw their first person become a Christian within these communities.  Please pray for openness within the communities.  Learn more about praying for international missionaries at: www.operationworld.org

Capital Improvement Fund – Help drive our church forward.  Goal:  $50,000.  Cash or check donations accepted.  We’ve received $25,382.77 toward our goal.

Children’s Worship – During the 10:00 worship hour, we have a children’s worship service available for your child in the Family Life Center next door.  Holidays and the last Sunday of each month there is no Children’s Worship so as to allow the opportunity for families to worship together.

The Pastor Search Committee has committed to providing status updates at the monthly business meeting.  The organizational structure of the committee is as follows:  Chad Lewis (Chairman), Jason Wilson (Vice-Chairman), Deb Gagnier (Prayer Coordinator), and Jamie Karriker (Scribe).  The committee is comprised of Chad Lewis, Deb Gagnier, Gene Doby, Jason Wilson, Jamie Karriker, Kim Collins, Rodney Phillips, Tim Honeycutt.  Alternates: Jeremy Carter and Hannah Gagnier

Do you have a child interested in attending a younger children camp this summer. They must be rising fourth graders thru rising sixth graders. We will be attending Anchorage Christian Camp at Lake Waccamaw, NC. If you are interested please see Robin Coffer.

Girls Night Out Fun!  Mark Your Calendar!  All girls and ladies get ready for a time of fun, food, fashion, and a Christian message. Friday, March 23rd at 6pm we will have a meal and at 7pm the Fashion Show sponsored by Anne’s. Anne’s will show us the spring fashions for 2018. Roxanne Johnson will deliver a message that women can take to heart. What a great girl’s night to be with sisters and friends. Also door prizes will be a plus to enjoy. All this fun for $15.00! Proceeds for this event will help the Capital Improvement Fund.  To purchase tickets see Norma, Wendy, Faye, Laura, or Earlene.

Easter egg hunt, 2-3pm on March 24th, church-wide – you can help hide the eggs! We need candy donations to fill the eggs; a box is by the water fountain. Thank you for your support!

Pastor Retirement Luncheon – On March 4th, we will be honoring Pastor Steve & Lucy with a church-wide spaghetti luncheon following the morning worship service.  We want each of you to be there as we express our appreciation and love for their ministry to our church family and community.

Working for Jesus
Sun (18) 8:00 am Men’s Breakfast
8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
4:00 pm Pastor Search Committee
5:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting
6:00 pm Video Bible Study
Mon (19) 7:00 pm Pastor Search Committee
Wed (21) 6:30 pm Worship Time
6:30 pm Children’s Mission Activities
6:50 pm Adult Bible Study – Ephesians 4:29-32
6:50 pm Youth Bible Study
7:30 pm Adult Choir Practice
Thurs (22) 9:00 am Moms Prayer Group – South Rowan YMCA
Sun (25) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Baptist Women’s Day – Amy Boone
5:00 pm Church Council
6:00 pm Business Meeting
Wed (28) 6:15 pm Youth Packing Backpacks
6:30 pm Children’s Mission Activities
6:30 pm Adult Bible Study
7:30 pm Adult Choir Practice
Thurs (29) 9:00 am Moms Prayer Group – South Rowan YMCA
Sun (Mar 4) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
11:15 am Pastor Steve & Lucy – 17 Years Retirement Luncheon
…No Evening Services
Tues (6) 11:30 am OASIS (Older Adults Still In Service)
Wed (7) 6:30 pm Worship Time
6:30 pm Children’s Mission Activities
6:50 pm Adult Bible Study – Dr. Sharon Barnettee
6:50 pm Youth Bible Study
7:30 pm Adult Choir Practice
Thurs (8) 9:00 am Moms Prayer Group – South Rowan YMCA
Finance/Offerings Report
Last Week Month Year to Date
Offerings Rec’d $6,121 $11,605 $28,722
Budget Needed $5,582 $11,164 $33,492
Ahead/Behind $539 $441 -$4,770

Last Sunday’s Report
Sunday School: 94
Morning Worship: 120
Budget Receipts: $6,121

Happy Birthday
Feb 19 – Donna Hampton
Feb 20 – Yvonne Patterson
Feb 21 – Jonathan Eagle
Feb 21 – Linda Michael
Feb 22 – Peggy Stilwell
Feb 24 – Graham Honeycutt
Feb 24 – Margaret McCora-Lawson

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