April 2018


Happy Birthday

Larry Davis – 1
Dustin Green – 2
Barbara Doby – 4
Lucy Collins – 4
Amy Efird – 4
Renee Mikoski – 5
Jessica Honeycutt – 7
Carrie Brown – 9
Rusty Collins – 9
Jimmy Carter – 10
Mark Honeycutt – 10
Bonnie Moore – 14
Alayna Collins – 14
Phillip Karriker – 17
Jane McDonald – 19
Norma Stack – 19
Christine Myers – 22
Kristina Trexler – 23
Frankie Doby – 24
Amy Parker – Winston
Eric Overcash – 26
Ashley Suther – McKnight
John Suther – 27
Tobitha Doby-Stewart – 29

OASIS (Older Adults Still In Service) – OASIS will meet Tuesday, April 3rd in the FLC for a catered lunch at 11:30 am. Our program will have an Easter theme with Interim Pastor Michael D. Herring (Pastor Mike) and Graham singing. Come get acquainted with Pastor Mike and enjoy the good food and fellowship!

WOM (Women On Mission) – WOM Bible Study will meet at 1pm Tuesday, April 10th, in the FLC. Come and enjoy this time of learning and fellowship. Our Main Street Mission items again will be Peanut Butter, Jelly and Toilet Paper.

April Extended Session  

Apr 1 – 8:45 AM – Donna H.; 10:00 AM – Brian & Kim C.
Apr 4 – 6:30 PM – No Services
Apr 8 – 8:45 AM – Jessica H.; 10:00 AM – Robert & Laura M.
Apr 11 – 6:30 PM – Jamie K. & Renee M.
Apr 15 – 8:45 AM – Jeannie P. & 10:00 AM – Rev. Mark & Betsy A.
Apr 18 – 6:30 PM – Amy C. & Beverly S.
Apr 22 – 8:45 AM – JoAnn C. & 10:00 AM – Amy C. & Donna H.
Apr 25 – 6:30 PM – Dean & Bonnie M.
Apr 29 – 8:45 AM – Amy C.; 10:00 AM – Melanie B. & Robin C.
May 2 – 6:30 PM – Amanda L. & Jeannie P.

You Are Invited – MOMS IN PRAYER GROUP @ the South Rowan YMCA Board Room. Thursday mornings 9-10am. We start and end on time! Bring your Bible, folder for prayer sheets and pen.

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.

Do you have a child interested in attending a younger children’s camp this summer? They must be rising fourth graders thru rising sixth graders. We will be attending Anchorage Christian Camp at Lake Waccamaw, NC. Interested, call or see Robin Coffer.

First Baptist Church will be hosting the Spring Banquet for the Rowan Baptist Association on Thursday, April 26th, at 6:00pm in the Family Life Center.  (We are in need of those willing to help decorate Wednesday & Thursday, please see Janet Brawley or Sara Misenheimer.) We are pleased to have as our guest speaker, Ruth McWhite.  She currently is the Director of Women’s Ministry of North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC.  Ruth is an amazing woman of God who lives out her testimony loving on those around her with her upbeat, scripture memorizing personality.  Come and join us for an evening of excitement! Dinner will be provided by Debbie Suggs with a cost of $10.00.  Music will fill the air with a beautiful Soloist.  Our mission project will be monetary donations to help provide bunkbeds for Camp Mundo Vista.  Please RSVP to Sara Misenheimer by Monday, April 23, 2018. 

Dear Church Family, We are so blessed here in North America!  How exciting to be part of reaching more for Christ by getting involved by praying, giving and going in light of Annie Armstrong. Annie supports those Missionaries in North America and Canada. Our goal this year is $4,000. Would you be in prayer how our Lord is pressing on our hearts to give towards this goal. We will soon be hearing from folks what a difference this offering has helped. We will be collecting until the end of April. Blessings to you all and may His Kingdom expand for His glory!  – Christ love, Your Mission Team

Vermont 2018 – Plans are already underway for going back to the NorthEast Kingdom.  Please be in prayer about your role in this upcoming mission trip.  We will be ministering to the communities July 20-28.  If you are interested in physically going on the trip or if you would like to be a part of the Vermont 2018 Prayer Team, please see either Chad or Amanda Lewis.  Our projects will consist of painting, construction, soup kitchen, prayer walking, community interaction and more.   Coming out of last year’s trip, the Lord has enabled us to see some of the early fruits from the seeds being planted.

Pastor Search Committee – Thank you for your prayers for the Pastor Search Committee.  Your prayers have helped sustain us as we have sought God’s guidance through our journey thus far.  As we welcome Pastor Mike Herring and his wife Beth as our interim pastor, we know and understand that the journey continues.  We ask for your continued prayers as we seek God’s guidance.  In the coming weeks and months, as a congregation, we will be working to learn more about who we are but more importantly, who God wants us to become.  Thank you for your prayers,  Pastor Search Committee


Finance Report

Please be in prayer that our financial resources will be provided.

January – March 18,  2018 
Contributions Needed/Goal $61,402
Contributions Received $56,977
Under Budget -$4,425

Capital Improvement Fund – Help drive our church forward.  Goal:  $50,000.  We’ve received $27,403.02.  Cash or check donations accepted.

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