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2-5-2019

A GREAT DAY AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-TUESDAY
      Today is Tuesday and a beautiful day in Sulphur Spring at 76 degrees.  I guess our northern friends would love to see 76 degrees.  Parents Day Out began this morning at 9:00 a. m.  Just to let you know that Mark Beggs is now a student at Truett Seminary in Waco beginning work toward his doctorate.  He is there on Monday and we are blessed to have him at First Baptist Church.  Please pray for him and encourage him.  Mark is a very talented person and grew up in FBC.
          Tomorrow night (2/6) RECHARGE will be led by John Ginn.  RECHARGE meets in room 109 and begins at 6:15 p. m.  The church family meal menu is:  chicken fried steak; baked potatoes; cheese & sour cream, salad, roll, drink and dessert.  FBC is the place to be on Wednesday night.  There is always a place for you and the community is always invited to attend.  New Life Journey classes are in full session and you can still be a part of a class.
     Thursday (2/7) the Women Going Forward Luncheon for widows and single ladies will be held in room 108 at noon.  The luncheon is free and under the leadership ministry of Emma Shaw.  All ladies in the church and community are invited to attend.
     People have different reasons for attending a particular church.  Each person’s reason is valid and we should respect that person’s right.  We are blessed in the USA to have freedom to go to church and have choice where we do attend.  We should always be thankful for this freedom and work to keep this freedom.  A nation is always one generation away at any time in history to lose their freedom and their country.  Every Christian should pray daily for our national, state and local government leadership. 
         Have a great day in your neighborhood!   Fred W. Lewis
A GREAT DAY AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-MONDAY
     
     Yesterday was a glorious day at First Baptist Church.  So many wonderful experiences at worship, Bible Study Life Groups and in the evening Big Game Sunday at the ROC.  At worship we saw a young man baptized and Dr. Vang preached a wonderful biblical message to the church family.  In Bible Study there was the Starting Point Class led by Bruce Welch and concluded with a wonderful lunch.  Also, in Bible Study two departments met together in room 109 and Brad Holland taught the lesson to two different generations of people.  During the month of February these two departments will be sharing the Bible Study time together.
     Last night, the church family had an exciting time at the ROC.  There were many different ages and generations.  Greg Owens brought the devotional and it was exceptional.  He shared how different generations had different needs and values.  He challenged each generation to learn, share and respect each generation.  There was a lot of excitement, good food, fellowship and some watching the game.  We want to thank all the staff and people that pitched in to help make this ministry event so successful.
     Today is Monday and we will begin the day with staff meeting.  The Community Bible Study led by Dr. Cutrell will meet tonight.
          On Wednesday (2/6) RECHARGE will be led by John Ginn.  RECHARGE meets in room 109 and begins at 6:15 p. m.  The church family meal menu is:  chicken fried steak; baked potatoes; cheese & sour cream, salad, roll, drink and dessert.  FBC is the place to be on Wednesday night.
     God calls his Kingdom and Church to make disciples.  At FBC, we accomplish this mission by GATHER, GROW, GO.  The mission of the church never changes, but the methodology of the mission will change.  God is still on His Throne and God desires all of creation to know of His love.  We will use different methods to tell HIS STORY to the world.  FBC is always on mission to make disciples.
     A SPECIAL NOTICE!  On Wednesday (2/13) at Christus Mother Francis-Sulphur Springs from noon to 1:30 p. m. there will be a “Healthy Heart” lunch and learn.  Dr. V. Ram Aligeti, MD, Cardiologist, will be the main speaker and it is a great opportunity for you and the community to learn about heart health and care.  There will be additional heart help and information provided at this meeting.
         Have a great day in your neighborhood!   Fred W. Lewis

Staff Blog 2-4-2019

A GREAT DAY AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-FRIDAY
     
     Today the men’s coffee time began at 8:30 a. m. in room 108.  At 3:45 p. m. Brit Fisher and the chaperones will leave for Super Start in Arlington.  Super Start is for fourth and fifth grade where they will experience plenty of great activities of Bible Study, good food, skating, and plenty of fun.  Please pray continue to pray for all of them this weekend.  Tomorrow (2/2) at the ROC Upward Basketball will be in full session with plenty of fun, speed, action, and good spirit.
     Sunday (2/3) will be the first Sunday of this new month.  Dr. Preben Vang will be here to preach in the two morning worship services and his message will be: “Youthful Christians in the Church”.  The morning service times are 8:30 a. m. and 11:00 a. m.  Starting Point Class for adults and families will be held on beginning at 9:45 a. m. and meeting in the Choir Suite.  Starting Point is to help new people to learn about the church’s purpose, ministries, history and ways you can be a part of FBC.  Bible Study Life Groups will begin at 9:45 a. m. and this Sunday two different departments from different age groups will meet during the month of February in room 109.  This allows cross generations to meet, study and learn from each other. 
     On Sunday night (2/3) the church will host “BIG GAME SUNDAY” at the ROC beginning at 5:00 p. m.  There will be plenty of action for all ages.  Join us for a night of fellowship, food, games as we watch the BIG game on the BIG screen.  This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors to a special evening of fellowship and good times.  There will be NO evening service on this night because of the ministry event at the ROC.
     A SPECIAL NOTICE!  On Wednesday (2/13) at Christus Mother Francis-Sulphur Springs from noon to 1:30 p. m. there will be a “Healthy Heart” lunch and learn.  Dr. V. Ram Aligeti, MD, Cardiologist, will be the main speaker and it is a great opportunity for you and the community to learn about heart health and care.  There will be additional heart help and information provided at this meeting.
         Have a great day in your neighborhood!   Fred W. Lewis
A GREAT DAY AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-THURSDAY
     
     We were blessed last night at RECHARGE to have Dr. Hardage bringing the Bible Study.  An extra special treat was Price Griggs did a solo with his guitar.  Price is in the eleventh grade at the local high school and a very faithful Christian follower.  He did a super job and it is always great to see the students sharing their talent with others.     
     Today, Parents Day Out begins at 9:00 a. m.  On Tuesday and Thursday parents bring the preschoolers to FBC for a day of Christian teaching, fun, and fellowship.  The ROC is busy with all types of activities and tonight there will be Upward Basketball Practice.  At 5:00 p. m. the bus rolls out to take Adults 60  Plus to A J’s Fish Restaurant for a night out. 
     Tomorrow Super Start for fourth and fifth grade students will be held in Arlington with plenty of great activities of Bible Study, good food, skating, and plenty of fun.  Please pray for Brit Fisher and the other chaperones as they work and help these students in Christian discipleship.
     Sunday (2/3) will be a big day at FBC.  Starting Point Class for adults and families will be held on beginning at 9:45 a. m. and meeting in the Choir Suite.  You are invited to learn about the church’s purpose, ministries, history and ways you can be a part by joining us with this class.  Sign up by January 30 at ssfbc.org or in the church office.  Also, during the Bible Study Life Groups two different departments from different age groups will meet during the month of February.  This allows cross generations to meet, study and learn from each other.  The two departments will meet in room 109. 
     Next Sunday night (2/3) the church will host “BIG GAME SUNDAY” at the ROC beginning at 5:00 p. m.  There will be plenty of action for all ages.  Join us for a night of fellowship, food, games as we watch the BIG game on the BIG screen.  This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors to a special evening of fellowship and good times.  There will be NO evening service on this night because of the ministry event at the ROC.
         Have a great day in your neighborhood!   Fred W. Lewis
A GREAT DAY AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-WEDNESDAY, 1-30-2018
         
     Today the morning began with the Community Bible Study meeting at 9:00 a. m.  The Community Bible Study is a great organization that invites people from all churches or denominations to come together to study God’s Word.  We are blessed as a church family to have them meeting together at FBC.  The Kingdom of God is larger and greater than just one church or denomination.  Community Bible Study is for all ages from young to old.  The Bible teacher is Susan Cutrell for the adults and many other adults being used by God to bless His Kingdom in Bible Study.
     Tonight Dr. David Hardage will be here to do Bible study for RECHARGE.  It begins at 6:15 p. m. in room 109.  The church family fellowship meal menu is:  chicken fried chicken, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, roll, drink and dessert.  There are many other ministry activities for all ages.  Wednesday
night in Sulphur Springs, you are invited to FBC for a great evening of Bible Study, good food, classes on Christian discipleship, choirs, and great relationships with others.
     Friday begins Super Start for Grades four and five students.  It will be held in Arlington and plenty of great activities of Bible Study, good food, skating, and plenty of fun.  Please pray for Brit Fisher and the other chaperones as they work and help these students in Christian discipleship.
     Sunday (2/3) will be a big day at FBC.  Starting Point Class for adults and families will be held on beginning at 9:45 a. m. and meeting in the Choir Suite.  You are invited to learn about the church’s purpose, ministries, history and ways you can be a part by joining us with this class.  Sign up by January 30 at ssfbc.org or in the church office.  Also, during the Bible Study Life Groups two different departments from different age groups will meet during the month of February.  This allows cross generations to meet, study and learn from each other.  The two departments will meet in room 109. 
     Next Sunday night (2/3) the church will host “BIG GAME SUNDAY” at the ROC beginning at 5:00 p. m.  There will be plenty of action for all ages.  Join us for a night of fellowship, food, games as we watch the BIG game on the BIG screen.  This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors to a special evening of fellowship and good times.  There will be NO evening service on this night because of the ministry event at the ROC.
   God has a purpose and plan for your life.  Last Sunday’s Bible Study lesson for about Jacob who was at trickster and schemer.  Regardless of his many faults, God could forgive him, change his name to Israel and use him to be a blessing to many generations in the future.  If God can forgive a person like Israel, God can forgive and use you and me.
    Have a great day in your neighborhood!  

Fred W. Lewis

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