Weekly Announcements
Sunday, October 21  
  8:30 a.m.        Sunday Funday Breakfast in FLC
  9:00 a.m.        Sunday School
10:15 a.m.        Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.        Preschool Choir, Fishsticks, 2H4C
                          Discipleship Training
  6:00 p.m.        Evening Service
Monday, October 22
 No Kidz Choir
Tuesday, October 23
10:00 a.m.        Quilting Ministry
  3:00 p.m.        Ladies Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.        Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, October 24
  8:30 a.m.        Men’s Bible Study
  5:00 p.m.        Open Play
  6:00 p.m.        TeamKID
                           Xtreme Youth
                           Adult Bible Study 
  7:00 p.m.         Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, October 25
 11:00 a.m.          BASIC Choir Rehearsal
 12:00 p.m.          BASIC Luncheon – Program: Show-N-Tell Crafts
Friday, October 26
  9:30 a.m.          Prayer Meeting
First Facts for October 14
Sunday School – 209
Morning Worship – 215
Evening Worship – 80
Nursery – October 21
AM – Kelli Sisco, Treva Satterfield
2-3 yr. – Sherri Henderson, Mary Lou VanWinkle
PM 2-3 yr. – Jessie Harris
Bus Schedule
Sunday, October 21 – Gary Brown (729-4915)
Sunday, October 28 – Bill Hammons (729-4685)
Deacons of the Month
October: Chris Welch (729-5657); Gary Brown (729-4915)
Extending Sympathy To:
Mitzi Johnson and family at the loss of her father
Russell Rendleman
Susie Mackey and family at the loss of her granddaughter, Maddy

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
October 21 – 6:00 p.m. – BASIC Choir to Sing in Evening Service
October 25 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
                      12:00 p.m. – BASIC Luncheon – Program: Show-N-Tell Craft Day
October 28 – 6:00 p.m. – Night of Praise
November 8 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
                         12:00 p.m. – Thanksgiving Luncheon – Program: Lisa Wulff
Sign-up sheets and calendars are available at the HUB across from the Welcome Center.
Operation Christmas Child
Boxes are available for pickup in the Family Life Center. Please remember that we are no longer allowed to pack toothpaste or candy of any kind. Sunday, November 11th will be the last day to turn these boxes in. Our goal this year is 200 boxes.
Pray for Operation Christmas Child!
Sunday – Praise the Lord for using Samaritan’s Purse to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to 157 million boys and girls through Operation Christmas Child!
Monday – Ask God to prepare the hearts of the children who receive shoebox gifts to respond to the message of Christ’s love.
Tuesday – Pray that each gift will not only touch a child, but an entire family and community, transforming them by the power of the Gospel.
Wednesday – Pray for the thousands of local volunteers who promote, collect, and process shoebox gifts.
Thursday – Ask God to bless international volunteers who host outreach events and teach The Greatest Journey discipleship classes.
Friday – Pray for God to use The Greatest Journey to save souls and raise up a new generation of evangelists.
Saturday – Ask the Lord to use Operation Christmas Child to strengthen the ministries of local churches worldwide so they can grow and multiply into new areas.
Ministry Opportunity
The church is in need of a nursery coordinator. The primary responsibilities of the nursery coordinator will be to recruit and schedule nursery workers, to ensure that the nursery is adequately staffed for church events, and to ensure that the nursery has all it needs to minister to children and their families. See Michael or Paula for more details.
Text Alerts for Information about First Baptist Church
The church is using a new system to get information out about events, activities and any changes that are occurring. You can text “@2fa42a” to 81010 to receive text messages from the church. If you don’t text, you can also use email. Send an email to and be signed up to receive the alerts that way.
October Sunday Fundays
Breakfast will be served on Sundays during the month of October from 8:30-8:55 in the Family Life Center. This is for FBC Kidz ages nursery and up and their families.
October 21 – Biscuits & Gravy & Groovy grandparents Family Feast – Wear your groovy socks and invite some Grandparents to eat with you and your family (borrow some Grandparents if you want to!)
October 28 – Pastries with the Pastor – You and your family don’t want to miss this day, we have a surprise for you!
Mark Your Calendars – Night of Praise
Mark your calendars for our Night of Praise on Sunday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. We will be praying for our community and all churches of DCBA are invited to join together during this special service. Choir practice begins at 3:30 p.m. and all are invited.
Thank You
Thank you all so much for your cards, phone calls, visits, food, and prayers during this difficult time. A special thank you to those who provided food and served during the funeral dinner. It has meant so much to us. – The Family of Paul Camden Sr.
Retirement Celebration
The Dent County Baptist Association and Camp Committee are holding a Retirement Celebration for Jim and Sandy Chilton. We would like to honor them for their faithful service to Dent County Baptist Camp. This event will be held Sunday, October 28th in the camp cafeteria from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Cake, cookies, and ice cream will be provided. Please RSVP to Brittany at Walking Faith (729-7500) or Nancy at FBC (729-4863).
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Morning Bible Study has resumed and will be studying the book of James. Meet us at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and a great time of study and fellowship.
Ladies Tuesday Bible Study
Tuesday Bible Study for ladies will begin Tuesday, September 18th at 3:00 p.m. The sign-up sheet is located at the HUB.
Celebration Choir
It’s not too late to join us for our Christmas Program practices. We have CD’s available for each section. Our Christmas rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Fall Discipleship Training
Join us for Sunday Evening Discipleship Training!
Our new discipleship class begins October 21st entitled You Become What You Practice. Jesus says: The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out fo the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. During these sessions, Chuck will lead us in a further understanding how to translate the knowledge that exists in our head (the “love” we confess with our lips) into a life that is lived in fullness from the heart.
Kidz Choir
Kidz Choir for 1st-6th grades is on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. We pick up students at R-80, R-1 and R-4 schools. Ending time will remain the same at 5:00 p.m. Come join us!
Wednesday Night Kids Activities
Wednesday night Kid’s Activities starts at 5:00 p.m. with open play and TeamKID and Xtreme Youth at 6:00 p.m.
Trunk or Treat Candy Needed
We have begun to collect candy for our Trunk or Treat event. This will be held on Wednesday, October 31st from 6-8 p.m. It’s also time to start thinking about your themes for your cars and trucks!
Electronic Giving to the Church
Did you know that it is possible to simply your tithing and other contributions by giving to First Baptist electronically? Check out your banks’ bill pay options! If you need help, please call the church office.
Have You Visited Our Library
We have an extensive collection of Christian fiction by well-known authors. There are lots of other books as well as DVDs and videos. Our children’s section also has lots of books, videos and DVDs.
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If you would like up-to-date information on church activities, check this out.
Hearing Assistance
The Audiovisual Committee has 14 hearing assistance units available for use in our worship services. If you need help hearing what is being said in the worship services, one of these units may help you. Contact Tim Hines or Jerry Hammons for more information.
BASIC’s is for senior adults 50+.
The BASIC Choir rehearses and sings at the Care Centers around Salem. Join Today!
Nursery Help Needed
Help is needed in the nursery for during morning and evening services. If you can help, see Era Freeman.
Quilters Wanted!
If you would like to learn to quilt, or if you are already a quilter and would like to join the ladies who quilt on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. in room C117-118, see Carol Mimms. All quilts that are made help support the Baptist Children’s Home.