VOL. XLVIII April 16, 2017 No. 09
Saturday, April 29, 2017
11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
4 National Day of Prayer
6 May Friendship Day
10 B-Men Gathering
14 Mother's Day
21 Graduation Recognition
24 RA/GA Badge Workshop
26 GHS Graduation
28 Memorial Day Service
FROM THE PASTOR’S PEN
SO MUCH IS HAPPENING! I am excited about what is happening at FBCG. We have just gone through the Easter season and it was truly a joy to me. Now we are moving into the summer plans and activities. However, before we leave the spring events let me remind you of the SPRING FLING on Saturday, April 29. This is one of two events where we can invite the community of Gautier to FBCG and we can demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ and the fellowship of the people of FBCG. I know it takes a great deal of effort. I know we don’t always see a great response from the visitors after the event. But our job is to plant seeds when and where we can. This event, like the Fall Festival, is one of the ways we can successfully invite the community to the church. We need your help in succeeding with this event.
I am also wanting to remind you of the “Special Called” business meeting Sunday morning at the beginning of the morning worship service. The purpose of this meeting is to decide on a recommendation from the Committee On Committees regarding the proposed Church Directory Committee. Along with that recommendation, the Nominating Committee has one recommendation of change regarding the Associational Executive Committee representative for FBCG. I hope this will be a very short meeting so that we can get back to worship and Bible study.
May is going to be very busy as well. On May 14th we will celebrate Mother’s Day during the morning worship and a Teen Challenge Choir from Missouri will present a program during the evening worship. On May 21st, we will recognize our graduates. Then on May 28th, we will focus on a Memorial Day emphasis during the morning service. In the midst of all of that, we are also having CPR/AED and basic first-aid training on Saturday May 20th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Are you involved? If not, then why not? FBCG is providing opportunities from for you to grow in your faith and opportunities for you to serve the Kingdom of God.
Always remember that God loves you and I love you, Bro. David
BRO. BILL, Music & Education ...
As the school year winds down, summer plans begin to wind up. This means it’s almost time for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! There are still openings for volunteers to serve in any capacity- and we need you! This is one of the strongest and most concentrated opportunities we have to reach children with the Gospel of Christ. Your investment is only a week of mornings, but the return on your investment just may be the salvation of a child. I can’t think of a more profitable investment than that – can you?
We have several exciting things coming in May – even before school is out! This coming Sunday morning our children’s choir will be singing a song from their upcoming musical. They are working very hard and it should be a wonderful presentation when the full musical is shared on May 21 in the evening service. There are several other special events in May including Graduate Recognition during the morning service on May 21 and some special evening worship features. The handbell choir will wrap up their season on May 14 – Mothers’ Day – as they play in worship.
This coming Saturday is the Spring Fling. This is an opportunity for our community to get to know us – not as a building but as the people of Christ, loving and genuinely concerned for them. If you haven’t already, make plans to participate. The events run from 11 AM to 2 PM and there are always places where volunteers are needed to help. Contact Francelle or just show up to volunteer.
There are exciting times at FBC with so much more ahead that we can only begin to imagine what great things God has in store!
NEWS FROM WAYNE’S WORLD
This is the time of year that we’re typically frantically trying to tie up any loose ends for our mission trip. However, this year is a little different and a little less hectic. This year we are participating in MissionLab. The entire experience is based on worshipping God through song, through service, and through the ministry of the Word in preaching and group study times. MissionLab involves hands-on interaction with the people and needs of the city of New Orleans. Our group will work together as a team throughout the week, learning practical ways to express the love of Jesus to others while sharing a meaningful missions experience–an experience that will hopefully challenge them to carry it into their life back home. Please encourage your students to participate in this life-changing event. The date for MissionLab is June 18-23.
To help offset the cost of the trip we are having a veggie sale on Saturday, May 20, 9:00-12:00 in front of the daycare building. This will be a “come and buy” sale. We are not taking orders for this sale but will have product sheets available and we are taking phone numbers to call or text reminders to. We plan to have all of our regular fruits and vegetables available. Thanks for your support of our students.
CHRISTIAN LOVE & SYMPATHY IS EXPRESSED TO
Janis Pinion & family in the death of her mother, Dorothy Dickson; to the family and friends of Shirley Borden; to Phillip Everett in the death of his wife, Molly Everett; and to Connie Baxter in the death of her father, Billy Vaughn.
THANK YOU NOTES have been received and placed on the bulletin board from Janis Pinion & family.
WISEONES WILL BE TRAVELING TO MESHKAN GALLERY, THEODORE, AL ON THURSDAY, MAY 11.
COST: $7 LUNCH WILL BE DUTCH TREAT.
DEPART FBCG 10 A.M. PLEASE CALL CHURCH OFFICE BY APRIL 27 TO RESERVER YOUR SPOT.
MAY FRIENDSHIP DAY-MAY 6,2017
LIBERTY ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4848 GAUTIER-VANCLEAVE ROAD
LAST WEEK AT A GLANCE
SS Enrollment (+6 Homebound) -------------------425
SS Attendance (+6 Homebound) -------------------201
APRIL Budget Requirements-----------------53,349
APRIL Budget Receipts-to-date--------------47,404
A special gift has been given to the Building Fund in honor of Francelle Sanderford by Dan & Sharon Marks.
A special gift has been given to the Building Fund in memory of Florence Marr by Gene & Elouise Klavon.
A special gift has been given to the Building Fund in memory of Florence Marr, Sue Robbins & Dorothy Dickson by Mary Cambre.
A special gift has been given to the Disaster Relief Ministry in memory of Dorothy Dickson, mother of Janis Pinion, by the Sanctuary Sunday School Class.
A brick will be placed around the Bell Tower in memory of Sue Robbins by the Sanctuary Sunday School Class, Annette Hughes & Deana Bush.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
The flowers will be placed in our sanctuary in honor of the Flower Committee: Joann Roberts, Zelma Lofton, Peggy Greene, Michelle Howard, Phyllis Lee, Joyce Branson & Jackie Patrick.
Flower Delivery for May 1: Wini Harris
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Flowers will be placed in our sanctuary by Joann Roberts in loving memory of her husband, Jack, as a memorial for his 4th anniversary in heaven. Gene & Elouise Klavon will place flowers in memory of their mothers, Lois George and Cecelia Klavon for their birthdays.
Flower Delivery for May 8: Bill Rushing
May 3 - Meatloaf, mac-n-cheese, corn, coleslaw & dessert
May 10 - Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad & dessert