First Baptist Church

“Seeking to Expand God’s Territory”

Pastor Mike Herring – Interim Pastor
Graham Honeycutt – Music & Family Ministries

Marsha Carter – Organist
Cecil Lipscomb – Drummer; Sammy Freeze – Electric Guitar; JoAnn Collins – Vocalist;
Jerry Lippard – Bassist; Tim Honeycutt – Keyboard
Teresa Poole – Secretary

November 18, 2018

Seeking To Serve


Opportunities of Service
Opening Prayer
Welcome to Our Guests
Worship The Lord At Your Name
O Come To The Altar
Offertory Prayer Bonnie Moore
Offertory Instrumental
Worship The Lord Hymn #514 – When We All Get to Heaven
Choir Special Without His Cross
Message It’s Not About A Turkey – 2 Corinthians 9:15 – Pastor Mike
Invitation Hymn #637 – Come, Ye Thankful People, Come


Youth/Children’s Supper – 5:00 PM
Bible Study – 6:00 PM

Deacon of the Week – Bonnie Moore
Next Week – Tim Honeycutt

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
If you cannot serve, please call your substitute so your time will be covered
Nov 18 – Jeannie P. (8:45 AM); Dean & Bonnie M. (10:00 AM)
Nov 21 – No Services
Nov 25 – JoAnn C. (8:45 AM); Jessica H. & Jennifer C. (10:00 AM)
Nov 28 – Amy C. & Robin C.
Dec 2 – Donna H. (8:45 AM); Hannah G. & Stacey H. (10:00 AM)
Dec 5 – Jamie K. & Renee M.
Dec 9 – Jessica H. (8:45 AM); Amanda L. & Jessica H. (10:00 AM)
Dec 12 – Amanda L. & Jeannie P.

Finance/Offerings Report
Last Week Month Year to Date
Offerings Rec’d $4,645 $14,103 $241,077
Budget Needed $5,582 $11,163 $245,608
Ahead/Behind -$937 $2,940 -$4,531

Capital Improvement Fund – Help drive our church forward. Goal: $50,000. Cash or check donations accepted. We’ve received $42,313.52 toward our goal.

Hear…Pray…Act – This week we’re praying Irwin Wasswa, student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Irwin is preparing to be a pastor and is currently serving as an associate pastor.  Having recently returned from a missions trip to villages in the Amazon River Basin, Irwin saw God move powerfully as people were eager to hear about Jesus.

Unreached People – This week we’re praying for the Jat people of Pakistan.  There are 32.6 million people among the Jat people.  100% of the population believe in Islam but there are also pockets that believe Hinduism and Sikhism.  Despite having the Bible available in their language, there are 0 known Christians among them.  There are small pockets of Christians among the Jat people who live in other countries, primarily the U.K.  Being a Christian in Pakistan means severe persecution, both physically and emotionally.  Learn more about praying for unreached people groups at www.joshuaproject.net

Children’s Worship – Due to the church-wide lunch following the service, there will be no Children’s Worship in the Family Life Center.

Youth Supper Groups Monthly Schedule:
1st Sunday – Men on Missions
2nd Sunday – Youth Committee
3rd Sunday – Ruby Raper & WOW SS Classes
4th Sunday – Church Covered Dish
To help support this ministry for our youth, please contact JoAnn Collins, Graham Honeycutt or a youth committee member.

Christmas Ornaments:Today  is the last day to turn your money and order form in.

Hanging of the Greens Service: Make plans now to attend our Hanging of the Greens Service on November 25th. Come and learn the meaning of our decorations and why we use them. The children will place your ornaments on our Christmas tree during the service.  Reception following, please bring finger foods for our time of fellowship.

Sharing Home…Changing Lives:   In the month of November, we have the opportunity in giving to the Baptist Children’s Home of NC.  Envelopes have been placed in the pews for your offering to help the many children that are in need, in need of love, in need of peace and a place of rest and especially where they can go to church to hear the Gospel. Thank you for praying how our Lord will press on your heart to give toward the annual offering goal of $1.5 million.  Through the offering gifts in 2017, 32,576 lives were ministered to and 203 decisions for Jesus Christ were proclaimed!           In Christ love, Your Mission Team

Youth Camp Meeting: directly following the meal. Please plan to attend if you are considering going to camp.

Children’s Committee: We will have a meeting on Wednesday, November 28th, at 5:15 before the dinner.

The following proposed Constitutional Amendment comes from the Deacons for your consideration regarding church membership:
Anyone wishing to join First Baptist Church China Grove should:
1) express his/her desire to join to the Pastor
2) be baptized by immersion prior to joining
3) attend a new members’ class with the Pastor for 30 days
4) be presented to the church body for a vote on membership
5) be encouraged to join a ministry team


Youth Bible Study


Working for Jesus
Sun (18) 8:45 am Bible Study/Sunday School
10:00 am Thanksgiving Worship Service
11:30 am Soup Lunch/Cake Auction
4:00 pm Pastor Search Committee Meeting
5:00 pm Youth & Children’s Supper/Bible Study
5:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting
6:00 pm Bible Study
Mon (19) 10:00 am Art Class in FLC
Wed (21) …No Evening Services
Sun (25) 8:45 am Bible Study/Sunday School
11:00 am Worship Service
11:15 am Business Meeting
11:30 am Deacons Meeting
6:00 pm Hanging of the Greens Service (Reception Following Service)
Wed (28) 5:15 pm Children’s Committee Meeting
5:45 pm Wednesday Meal & Fellowship
6:30 pm Worship Service/14th Session of Bible in 90 Days
6:50 pm
Thurs (29) 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Homeschool Co-Op
Sun (2) 8:45 am Bible Study/Sunday School
10:00 am First Sunday of Advent – Hope
12:00 pm Youth Christmas Party
5:00 pm Men’s Meeting
5:30 pm Trustee’s Meeting
5:30 pm Youth & Children’s Supper/Bible Study
6:00 pm Bible Study

Last Sunday’s Report
Sunday School: 80
Morning Worship: 102
Budget Receipts: $4,644.80

Happy Birthday
Hannah Gagnier – 20
Elizabeth Hamilton – 21
Clint Fontenot – 23

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