VOL XLIX APRIL 10, 2018 NO 07
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Baby bottles for the PROMISS Campaign may be picked up in the sanctuary.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Gautier High School Graduates:
David Rayburn, Lacey Woodward
Kyle Kirkpatrick, University of Mississippi, law school
Chad Carlson, Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Engineering, Mississippi State University
Brad Rigby, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
Sunday, May 27, 2018
FROM THE PASTOR’S PEN....
It’s Official! Effective June 10, 2018 FBC of Gautier will have a new Youth Minister. Bro James Wilson has accepted the call to serve at FBCG. He has a few thing things to resolve at his current position and he will then move with his wife to our community and begin serving this great church.
There are two things that I want to say to the church body. First, Bro. James asked me to convey his appreciation for the fellowship that he and his wife experienced this past weekend. He told me that he was overwhelmed by what he felt was the work of the Holy Spirit and by the vote of confidence by the congregation. Second, I want to challenge you as a church to remember that we were 100% in favor of calling this man, now let us be 100% in support of him in his ministry at the church. I challenged the Search Committee to remember to walk beside him closely for at least the first year. Now I want to say the same to the Body of Christ. Let’s walk alongside him as he and his wife get their foundation laid for living and serving in this community.
May is a very busy month. Next Sunday is Mother’s Day, then Graduation Sunday, and finally Memorial Day week-end. This is a month of recognition and remembrance. We remember our mothers and the many people that have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We also recognize our graduates for the hard work they have put in to accomplish the education standards for their future.
June comes next and involve VBS and the Youth Summer Mission trip. VBS is critical to the life of the church. A high percentage of professions of faith in most churches come from the seeds that were planted during VBS. My first real church memories and Bible stories were when I attended VBS at Main Street Baptist Church with my childhood friend. Youth Summer Mission trips are also important because we have an opportunity to get inside our young people and address some of their worst struggles and offer them biblical hope for their future. I am excited about the future of the church in the future! Are you?
Always remember that God loves you and I love you, Bro. David
BRO. BILL, Music & Education ,,,,,
A huge Thank You to everyone who volunteered and served in our recent Spring Fling. Our community was touched during this event and people were able to see that FBC truly cares about them as people. Your willingness to give of time and resources makes this possible. You are truly appreciated!
May brings the wrapping up of another school year - and along with that the conclusion of another year for children's music. "God's Groupies" (preschool choir) and "WOW - Wonders of Worship" (children's choir) will be sharing their spring program on Sunday evening, May 20. You will not want to miss this as both groups have a great variety of ministry tools to share with the congregation, including singing, instruments, puppetry, and other creative ways of worshiping God. The Handbell choir will be sharing in worship on May 13, and our orchestra will be helping to lead in worship as we recognize our graduates on May 20 in the morning service.
As the school year winds down so the summer season begins. Our summer is always off to a fantastic start with Vacation Bible School! This year's school will be June 4-8, from 9 AM until noon with a parent night on Friday night. There is still need for a few more workers to make this a successful event - see Janie Steele to volunteer. There will be an orientation/training meeting for all workers on Monday, May 14, starting at 6:30 PM in room 105. This will be very important for us as we lay the foundation for this year's VBS.
God is preparing us at FBC for something powerful and exciting. This year's VBS theme is a sports theme challenging the children to "get in the game" for Jesus. Far too often we as adults tend to become spectators and lose sight of the reality that god still calls us to be players in the game actively involved on the field rather than only standing on the sidelines. Find your place or places of service and stay "in the game" for the Kingdom. Borrowing the lyrics from one of John Fogerty's hit songs ("Centerfield", 1985) - may all of us call out to our Heavenly Coach - "Put me in, coach, I'm ready to play!"
The Youth Summer Mission Trip is set. WE are leaving on June 16th, and returning on June 23rd. We will be in Williamsburg, KY doing VBS and various community projects. The cost will be $150 for youth and $75 for chaperones. It will be a great trip with a great team. We are looking for our youth the sign up and get ready to go!
The next ministry for the Celebration Singerswill be Tuesday, May 15th. Our first stop will be the Singing River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. We will then sing at the River Chase Village Nursing Center. We will depart from the church parking lot at 9:00AM. If you are a senior adult that enjoys singing, please join us!
CALLING ALL LADIES!! GALS Ministry is inviting all ladies to come and join us for a trip to Bellingrath Gardens on Saturday, May 19. We will be leaving the church at 9 a.m. Cost is $12 per person and we are suggesting taking a sack lunch, drinks will be furnished. They do have a café that serves prepackaged soups, salads & sandwiches if you are interested. Call the church office to sign-up up for this fun filled day!!
NOMINATING COMMITTEEis working diligently on the Sunday School teachers and officers for the 2018-2019 church year. Please seek God’s guidance in where He would have you to serve.
We need adult & teen leaders in classrooms, recreation, crafts and worship rally. Please call the church office if you can help with any of these areas. FYI: VBS is one of our greatest outreach opportunities for sharing the love of Christ.
LAST WEEK AT A GLANCE
SS Enrollment (+6 Homebound) -------------------406
SS Attendance (+6 Homebound) -------------------203
D. T. Bible Study---------------------------------------64
TRANSPORTATION LOAN BAL-------------28,834
TRANSPORTATION RECEIPTS (April)------1,106
The flowers will be placed on Sunday, May 13, by Jim, Jimmy & Tony Miller in loving memory of Shirley Miller. Sally Curry will also place flowers in loving memory of her husband, Alan Curry, for his birthday on May 14.
Flower Delivery for May 14: Gaynell Atkinson
The flowers will be placed in our sanctuary Sunday, May 20by Dorothy Hanna in honor of her daughter, Leigh Hanna, for her birthday. Flowers will also be placed by Mark, Tonya & Hunter Hinson in loving memory of Ashton & Kinsey Johnson.
Flower Delivery for May 21: Janet Keith
THANK YOU NOTEShave been received and placed on the bulletin board from Betty Zimmerman.
NO FAMILY NIGHT SUPPER FOR SUMMER
Thank you to everyone that came out and supported the Family Night Supper. We are taking a much-needed break for the summer. See you in August and have a fun, safe summer.
T.J., Deb & the Kitchen Committee
is extended to Bro David Aultman & family in the death of his uncle, Travis Bradley.