January 5, 2023 Newsletter

Hey Church!
We’re kicking off a new year with a new series called, “I LOVE my Church”!  
We’re excited to kick off a brand new year with each and every one of YOU!

Hey Church!

This past Sunday (1/1/23) we discussed the 59 one another commands found in the New Testament. As promised, the complete list is attached below! 
Pastor Mark
Click Here – One Another Commands in the New Testament
Lottie Moon Mission Offering
Olga wanted to go to church for years, but her husband forbade it. He didn’t believe in God and didn’t want his family dabbling in a faith he understood to be false.

After Russia invaded Ukraine in the spring of 2022, Olga, her daughters and grandchildren fled and were welcomed at the border of Moldova by Christians from Dancu Baptist Church in Dancu, Moldova.

Moldova shares an eastern, southern and northern border with Ukraine and a western border with Romania. When news of the war emerged, the Moldovan Baptist Union, comprised of 400 churches, converted their buildings, summer camp facilities and children’s homes into shelters. Dancu Baptist Church sent buses to the border to meet refugees. The church created a welcoming environment by placing stuffed animals on beds for the children and having school supplies on hand. They provided WiFi, three home-cooked meals a day and counseling.

David and Shannon Brown serve with the International Mission Board and they, along with their home church, partner with and support the pastors of Dancu Baptist Church and the Moldovan Baptist Union in ministering to Ukrainian refugees. They’ve been impressed at the way Moldovan believers have embraced refugees like Olga.

Olga’s family found safety and family in Dancu Baptist Church.
Her grandchildren found freedom and safety within its walls. The emotion rose in her voice – strong and insistent, but also trembling – as she said, “They’ve surrounded us with love and care.  They are supporting us psychologically, emotionally and spiritually,” she continued.

The Browns recruited volunteer medical teams to meet the needs of refugees housed in Baptist churches, campgrounds and a medical clinic in the capital.

Olga called her husband to tell him how well the Baptists cared for them. She was astonished by his response. “Praise the Lord! That’s God’s grace. God is good and protected you,” he said. She never imagined she would hear these words leave her husband’s mouth.

She finally had what she waited so long for – the chance to go to church. After attending church on two Sundays, Olga and her daughter, Alexandra, committed their lives to Christ.

Olga and her family often read a children’s storybook Bible. The illustrations helped their understanding of the Bible stories. The children were more interested in reading the Bible than their school lessons, and they paid attention during the church services. They affectionately called the senior pastor “grandpa.”

“Did you listen to what grandpa said?” Olga asked after a service. “He said to love your neighbor,” they responded. “We came here through God’s grace, and we are in God’s grace here,” Olga said.

Please join us in sacrificially giving for this Lottie Moon Mission offering.
    Wednesday Night Dinner
               January 11, 2023
                  5:15 – 6:00 PM

Garlic Bread
Click Here to Sign Up for Wednesday Supper
We are looking at restarting the men’s ministry.
On Saturday, January 14th at 8:00 AM we will meet at The Pancake House (640 E. Pancake Blvd.)  We will eat, have a devotional and discuss a schedule of men’s ministry activities for this year. 
Come and enjoy some fellowship and good food with other men.
If you haven’t done so yet, download the Church Center App today! With this app you can: 
1. View our Sermon Archives
2. Connect with FSBC and ask for Prayer
3. Give Securely Online
4. Pre-Check In your children
5. Keep Connected with the Groups you’re a part of.

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You now have many safe and secure options for your giving towards FSBC, you may:

1. Drop off contributions on Sunday or church during office hours.
2. Mail contributions to –
    First Southern Baptist Church
    621 N Western
    Liberal, Kansas  67901

3. Use our NEW Online giving! You can do so from desktop or mobile devices here:   https://fsbcliberal.churchcenter.com/giving, or you can download our new Church Center App. 
Click Here to View Our Weekly Prayer List
Offering required weekly for 2023 – $10,415.13
Offering received for Sunday, January 1, 2023 – $2,624.60

Year to date budgeted $10,415.13    Year to date received $2,624.60

Will have 2022 ending totals next week.
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