We started a brand new teaching series called, “What’s Next?” Following our Easter celebration we’ll ask and answer the question, “So, since Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave, what am I supposed to do next?” This is a sermon series designed to challenge the church to pursue the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. We’re so excited to see what God will do in our church as we respond in obedience!
Secret Church is a 6 hour intensive study of God’s Word. We gather with some snacks and study together with Pastor and Author David Platt as he guides us to understand God’s Word better. The simulcast is taking place on April 23rd this year from 6:00 PM to Midnight. We would love for you to join us! Sign up in the lobby today as we have a limited number of study guides for this event. If you would like more information about this years theme, please click here…
You can scan the QR code and sign up for the Wednesday Night Supper on April 28th.
Menu: Chicken & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes and Dessert. Please sign up by 5 PM on Monday, April 26th.
1 to 1 First meeting is Monday, May 3 at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. The first meeting is designed as an introduction to the group where those interested can come find out what 1 to 1 has to offer. If you’re curious, come check it out!
1 to 1 is:
a relationship-building group to connect churchgoers
a regular spiritual and emotional check-in with someone else at FSBC
a chance to get to know someone you don’t already know
a consistent opportunity to disciple and be discipled with other Christians
1 to 1 is not:
a mentorship program
a large time commitment
difficult to participate in
AWANA Awards Night
WOW! The year has flown! Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 6:10 pm all AWANA Clubbers and their family and friends are invited to the AWANA Awards Ceremony in the sanctuary. Please join us in celebrating your child(ren)’s accomplishments this AWANA year. Clubbers have spent time learning several verses that will help them in life situations. We look forward to recognizing them. Immediately after the Awards Ceremony, all families are invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall for cookies and punch. Thank you for sharing your child(ren) with us this year. Hope to see him/her again!
Who is Annie Armstrong anyway?
FSBC is in the midst of our annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering when we contribute funds to support missions work in North America. But who, you might wonder, is Annie Armstrong? We may know her only as the namesake of this annual offering, but she is an important figure in Southern Baptist history. In the late 1800s Annie was a bold missions advocate, who is remembered for beginning WMU, and for having an influence in the denomination during the era after the Civil War years.
Annie lived from 1850 to 1938. She had become a Christian in 1870 in Baltimore, and was impressed by a women’s group called “Women’s Mission to Women,” and always remembered that circle of kneeling women praying for missions. This group did much for missionaries and gathered funds for them. Her goal was for every church to have a group who would pray for and support home missions. She was instrumental in forming the Women’s Missionary Union in 1888. GO FORWARD was Annie’s watchword and she always saw endless possibilities for ministry. She organized activities involving churches among the black community, worked among struggling mountain people, and took a special interest in reaching international visitors in Baltimore.
Annie was a prolific letter writer, sending 17,718 letters in 1893, mainly to Southern Baptist Convention leaders, missionaries, pastors, and women. She also was a prolific writer of curriculum for WMU, and for young people in a S.S. publication, as well as in other publications related to missions.
Traveling consumed much of Annie’s time. For example, in 1903, she covered over 12,000 miles and was sometimes gone from her home in Baltimore as many as 50 consecutive days. This was travel in jolting wagons and hiking up and down rough mountain paths! She never accepted a salary and paid her own traveling expenses.
Annie had a special heart for young people. She often visited colleges to talk to young women. She believed that youth should be trained so that they would be informed about missions and would respond if God should call them into missions. Because there was hardly any printed material available for this training, she planned and prepared program materials and made them available.
Her biographer called her a “dreamer in action, with the emphasis on action. She worked long, hard hours in too many ventures to recount in a brief story.” Tom Nettles, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary called Annie Armstrong “a person who looked at her gifts and her opportunities and pushed through any personal inhibitions and contextual prejudices to do what she believed God wanted her to do for His glory and the extension of the Kingdom.”
In 1938 when Annie was 88 years old, she was asked to send a message to the Golden Jubilee meeting of WMU. Missions was still on her heart when she wrote: “Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward…After the study of God’s Word comes the study of the fields. Then people pray. Then they give.” On December 20, 1938, Annie died. Her many accomplishments point to her strong belief that if a person will GO FORWARD in faith, she will find “the stone rolled away.”
Our Easter offering takes its name from this great lady. In 2021 may we at FSBC honor her memory by praying and giving to reach our North American neighbors with the gospel. Our goal for 2021 is $2000, our portion of the $70 million for the greater North American goal. Today, over one billion dollars has been raised through this annual offering, and it continues to support missionaries and their work across the U.S. and Canada. What a privilege to be a part!
Hey Church! Beginning Sunday, May 9, we will not be starting a new sermon series. Instead, we will have 4 weeks of stand alone messages. That simply means that each week will have a message that is unique to itself and will not build on a theme, topic, or the previous week’s message. These messages will still be Biblically based with clear application that points to obeying Jesus in our everyday lives. Each week is a brand new opportunity to bring someone to church with you to encounter God through worship, community, and His Word!
VBS 2021 Destination Dig – – Volunteer Applications Being Accepted
Please mark VBS on your calendar for July 18-22, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m for VBS Destination Dig. VBS is for kids who are 4 years old by September 1 through 8th grade. We would love to have your children and teenagers join us for this huge evangelistic event. We need volunteers for the following areas: teachers, cooks, security, registration, missions, crafts, recreation, music, prayer team, and more. To join the VBS Crew, click on thislink and complete the information needed. You may also reach out to Norma Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. VBS Volunteer training begins on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Dear Camp Sponsors, We get to have camp this year! We are excited to start gathering kids, materials, counselors, and monies for the 2021 Camp. Our theme this year is “Learn the Fundamentals”. It is a sports theme where we teach the fundamentals of a sport and then relate it to Bible fundamentals. The kids will learn the fundamentals of salvation, how to keep God first, and then how to persevere when the going gets tough. Last year due to Covid, we weren’t able to hold camp. We didn’t contact sponsors or gain financial support. Our carryover from the year before was: $5,700. So we are needing $8,000 more to finish the cost of sending kids, counselors and teachers this year. We will hold a garage sale in Hugoton on Saturday, May 22. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact me at : 620-428-1886 and I will make arrangements to pick them up. Our goal is to have 60 campers, 20 counselors, 5 teachers, and 1 preacher. We have Pastor Jack Jacob coming again as our preacher. His wife Keyanne helps me run the camp and also teaches. Their church group from Walters, Oklahoma uses our camp as a mission trip, so we gain several counselors. Chad and Anna are once again bringing kids from Oklahoma City. If you would like to sponsor a child, the cost is $140. This pays for their lodging and food for the week. Camp week is June 7 – 11. Please begin praying now for our camp. Thank you for all your years of support! Here is the new camp mailing address: Freedom Cross Road, Box 715, Hooker, OK. 73945.
In Christ, Tonya Hill
FSBC is excited that God led us to start a Broadcasting ministry many years ago. As we entered into this crazy year, the fact that we were already set up to livestream and record our services was a blessing. The equipment that we use for this ministry is beginning to wear out and we are in the process of replacing it. Would you be willing to prayerfully consider helping us purchase the new equipment to keep this ministry running smoothly? Click on the link below to hear from Gary Classen the head of our Tech Team for more information!
As a family we wanted to take the time to give a heart felt thank you to your entire church. As a congregation, you all took our Mom in, lifted her up and embraced her. It was such a relief for us to see that. Without so many of your beautiful church members, we wouldn’t have made it through the last few years. Thank You! We also want to sincerely thank you all for allowing us to use of the fellowship hall and providing us such a delicious meal. I don’t think we, as a family, had to think of anything on our own. Maybe that’s what a church is supposed to do but that doesn’t mean the kindness was lost on us. Thank you for making such a beautiful service for our mom possible.