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February 5, 2012

February Memory Verse:

  • "Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10a

Church Directory:

  • The 2012 Church Family Directory is available at the information desk.

AB Girls of Joy:

  • 3rd - 5th Grade Girls: February 12th at 5pm. "Daughters of the King" Dinner.

3rd -5th Grade Boys:

  • February 9th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Games and Refreshments.

Youth Leaders Meeting:

  • Next Sunday at 12:30pm

Save the Date:

  • Church Family Retreat: March 9-10 at Camp Merrill (Friday evening - Saturday afternoon) "Influence Your World"

Welcomer's Coffee:

  • Today at 9:30am

Read the Bible in a Year:

  • 3 Chapters a day and 5 Chapters on Sunday.

Middle School Lock-in:

  • Thursday, February 9th at 8:00pm. Pick up students at 8am on Friday.

Upward Basketball:

  • Games are Saturday from 9-2 at First Baptist Church and from 2:30-5:30 at Horizon Middle School. Come out and support your favorite teams!!!

Senior Adult Walk:

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

Library Committee Meeting:

  • Wednesday night at 6:00pm


  • Adult Study "Leadership in the Church", Women's Class "Key Promises of God", Financial Peace, Choir, Youth Group, AWANA, Nursery available.

Leadership in the Church:

  • Leadership = Influence: Being a person of influence - what hinders us from this? Wednesday at 7pm.

Women's Ministries:

  • Ladies Prayer Time: Monday Mornings at 9:30am
  • Rebecca Anna Circle: Monday at 7:00pm
  • ABWM Valentine Cheer Plates: Wednesday, February 8th at 9am
  • Sarah Circle Valentine's Day Party: Next Sunday at 3pm
  • Women's Bible Study: Friday Mornings at 9:30am

Senior Men's Fellowship:

  • An opportunity for retired men to come together for mutual encouragement and benefit. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 3pm.

Virtuous Women:

  • Tuesday night at 5:30pm in the Quads. "The Story: Finding Your Story in God's Story". All women welcome.

Financial Peace University:

  • Wednesday nights at 7:00pm. Brian Peterson will be leading the class. Call the Church office if you have questions.

Easter Cantata:

  • The Easter Cantata is being planned for March 24-25 at the Merryman. Choir will begin practicing on Wednesday at 7:45pm. Please join us if you like to sing!

RWF Executive Committee Meeting:

  • Thursday night at 7:00pm

Egypt-Israel Trip:

  • May 15-29, 2012. If you know someone who would like to go please have them call the church at 234-2311 for info.

State Representation:

  • There are critical moral issues before the Board of Regents and the State Legislature. Be informed and influence your representatives.

Preschool Enrollment for 2012-13

  • The Sessions are: 4-5 year olds MWF 9-11:30am & 12:30-3pm, 3-4 year olds TTH 9am-11am & 12-2pm. Registration forms can be picked up at the info desk and dropped off in the office. You may register at any time, but get your form in soon for the session of your choice, as they will fill up fast. $40 registration fee is due with the registration form. Call 234-2311 for more info.

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:

  • Monday Night Promise Keepers: First and Third Mondays. Call Monte Krueger at 236-9217 for info.
  • Tuesday Night Promise Keepers: First and Third Tuesdays at 7:30pm at Rob Gwin's home. Call Rob at 234-1563 for more info.
  • Friday Promise Keepers meets at the church at 11:30am in the Saints Alive Room. Bring a sack lunch. Call Bill @ 308-440-1030 or Bob @ 308-893-9217.

Christian Counseling:

  • 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 Kathy Adams at 440-2150 or e-mail to 

Roger Williams Fellowship:

  • Mondays at 5:30pm - RWF Meal and Devotion.
  • Are you interested in becoming an RWF Booster? See Pastor Zach for details.

Sunday School Hour:

  • Agape Sunday School Class: "God's Solutions for Today's Problems" led by Leroy Giffin.
  • Young Adults Sunday School Class: We meet downstairs in the old youth room.
  • Partners With Christ Class: "Why We Do What We Do: A Biblical Perspective on Christian Traditions". Led by Bob Talbitzer.
  • Faith Builders Fellowship Group: Faith Builders will begin a twelve week study of the book "The Twelve Pillars" by Jim Rohn.
  • Truth Seekers: NE Quad Room - "Living on the Edge" a Romans 12 Study.
  • Hope Class: "When Life is Hard" by James MacDonald. You are invited to Hope Class.
  • Pathfinders 2 is a new Sunday School Class for family oriented couples and singles in their 30's - 50's. The Class will feature single topic, open discussions of current events and Christian applications. We meet downstairs in the old Youth Room.
  • Seeing Yourself as God Sees You: We meet downstairs in the old Youth Room next to the Young Adults.