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December 15, 2013 

December Memory Verse:

  • Isaiah 9:2 "The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."

Read the Bible in a Year:

  • 3 Chapters a day and 5 Chapters on Sunday.

Membership Class:

  • Membership Class will start on January 12th at 9:30am in the Choir Room. All ages are welcome.

Senior Adult Walk:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00am

AB Girls:

  • Monday at 4:30pm

Prison Ministries:

  • Monday at 6:30pm

New Building Finance Committee:

  • Monday at 7:00pm

Virtuous Women:

  • Who Do You Think You Are? Finding your true identity in Christ. Virtuous Women's Bible Study meets Tuesday nights at 5:30pm.

Bell Choir:

  • Bell Choir practice is Tuesday night at 7pm in the choir room.

Preschool Christmas Program:

  • Tuesday at 7:00pm

Wednesday Night:

  • All Church Caroling! Come and join the fun at 7pm. Cocoa and cookies to follow. Bring a dozen to share.

Men's Bible Study:

  • Thursday at 8:45am

Lunch Bunch:

  • Thursday at 11:30am


  • Thursday from Noon - 6pm.

Women's Ministries:

  • Ladies Prayer Time: Monday Mornings at 9:30am
  • Sisters of Ruth: Wednesday at 11:30am
  • Dorcas/Tabitha Circle: Wednesday at 1:00pm
  • Sarah Circle Christmas Party: Thursday at 7pm.
  • Women's Bible Study: Friday Mornings at 9:30am

Lifetree Cafe:

  • Thursday at 7pm. This week's topic: Overcoming Hardship: A father and son beat the odds.

Men's Breakfast:

  • Saturday at 7:30am

Christmas Care Tree:

  • All Care Tree Gifts need to be turned in TODAY! If you haven't gotten your gift to the church, please call Val Gwin at 308-390-9861 to make arrangements.

Christmas Activities:

  • If you would like to donate a poinsettia for the sanctuary, please purchase one at your favorite florist and let Angie know what you would like printed in the bulletin. Consider a silk one to be used year after year.
  • Christmas with Crystal: Sunday December 15th at 4pm.
  • Baby's First Christmas: December 22nd at both services. If you have had a baby born in 2013, please come celebrate with us.
  • All Church Caroling will be December 18th at 7pm. Come and join the fun!!! Cocoa and Cookies following at the church. Bring a dozen to share.
  • Candlelight Christmas Eve Services: Dec. 24th at 6pm and 10pm.

All Board and Committee Chairs and Ministry Leaders:

  • Your annual reports are due. Please email them to or bring a copy in to the office as soon as possible. Thanks!

Year End Contributions:

  • As a reminder, Year End Contributions need to be at the church by 10am on December 31st.

First Baptist Cares:

  • Please join us to encourage others in our church family and enjoy some fun fellowship. We meet in the Library, Wednesday nights at 7:00pm.
  • First Baptist Cares is seeking Military addresses of your loved ones. They can be state side or overseas. We also want e-mail addresses if you have them. We would like to encourage those who bravely serve our country. Thanks!!!

Promise Keepers:

  • Friday Promise Keepers, 11:30am, Saints Alive Room. Bring a sack lunch. Call Bill @ 440-1030 or Bob @ 893-9217.
  • Monday Night Promise Keepers, Monte Krueger's Home, 1705 6th Ave @ 7 pm, 1st & 3rd Monday, Questions call 236-9217
  • Tuesday Night Promise Keepers, Rob Gwin's Home @ 7:30 pm, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, Questions call 234-1563

Christian Counselling:

  • First Baptist Counselor, Angie McDermott, holds a Master's degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner.  She has been with the Church since January of 1997. You can set up an appointment with Angie by calling (308) 293-2220


  • If you need to add a loved one to the prayer chain please call Krystal Arehart at 308-293-0645 or email to

Videos of the Service:

  • Please note that you may now WATCH the worship service. It will be online by Sunday afternoons. Go to then go to video library and choose the service you desire.

Sunday School Hour:

  • Young Adults Sunday School Class: We meet downstairs in the old youth room.
  • The College Sunday School Class meets in the Library
  • Friends Class: Meets in the Friends room and studies a variety of topics.
  • Saints Alive Class: Meets in the Saints Room.
  • Servants and Friends: We meet in the Gym and study a variety of topics.
  • Truth Seekers: We meet in the North East Quad Room.
  • Faith Builders Fellowship Group: We meet in the SE Quad room. "Life Without Limits" by Nick Vujicic.
  • Pathfinders 2: Ministry for middle agers (stage of life). Biblical principles applied weekly to today's family issues and current worldly events. All are welcome.
  • What In the World is Going On? A DVD study by Turning Point's Dr. David Jeremiah. Come and learn with us in Hope Class.
  • Unshackled: We meet in the SW Quad.
  • Agape Sunday School Class: "Joshua" led by Leroy Giffin
  • Partners With Christ Class: We are studying the Sermon on the Mount. Join us!
  • Young Adults Class: Join us for an hour of fellowship and study. We meet downstairs in the old youth room.
  • Bible Expo Class: We are studying Ephesians. We meet in the Lower Level.