On Sunday, March 6th, we began a new teaching series called “Filters, Temptation is Never What It Seems”. Based on 1 John 2:15-17, this teaching series will equip us with the ability to identify temptation and understand it for what it truly is – an attempt to enslave you. If you’ve ever been tempted to do something, say something, or think something wrong, this series is for you!
Menu for Wednesday Night, March 23rd is: Pizza, Caesar Salad and Dessert
Get Your Strike On for the March Church Bowling Madness!
Saturday, March 26th
at Billy’s Ayr Lanes Bowling Center from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Only $5.00 per person
Come join us for a fun filled evening of bowling and food!!
Please sign up at the welcome desk by Wednesday, March 23rd so we know how many lanes we need to reserve.
Cross Seeker Camp: Register TODAY!
Attention Parents: Cross Seeker Camp Registration is now open.
Cross Seeker Camp is a 5-day youth camp for students who have completed 3rd-5th grades, Student Leaders (9th-12th grades) and their sponsors. Camp is scheduled for June 6-10, 2022 at Webster Conference Center in Salina, KS. Cross Seeker Camp is both an evangelistic and discipling event. Encourage your students to invite lots of friends!
A week includes:
Worship, messages by the camp pastor, and outdoor games and activities.
Quiet Time with God: Each day begins with planned daily devotions for participants to have an individual encounter with God.
Church Group Meetings: Led by Student Leaders and Church sponsors.
Recreation: The Blob, swimming, canoeing, paddle boats, disc golf, gaga ball, dodgeball, volleyball, and the Zipline.
Camp forms along with one-half of the registration fee ($92.50) are due by Sunday, March 27, 2022.The other half is due by Wednesday, May 18, 2022. We will try to have a couple of fundraisers between now and May. Please do not let the cost be an obstacle. Visit with Norma Jean about possible scholarships.
I look forward to your child(ren) joining us this summer. If you have any questions, please call me or send me an email email@example.com.
COUPLE EQUIPS HISPANICS AND LATINOS IN SOUTH ASIA Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
IMB workers Skip and Kim Meyer have spent their lives on two very different mission fields but with the same purpose: giving hope to people who need it and equipping others to do the same. The Meyers moved to South Asia in 2004 with the desire to plant their lives in an area with a great need for the gospel. Their lives on the mission field started, however, in South America where they grew up as friends — each the child of missionaries. After they married, they knew continued service in international missions was their calling. The region’s 1.7 billion people occupy an area less than half the size of the U.S. God is using Skip and Kim’s knowledge of the Spanish language and Latino culture to mobilize Hispanics and Latinos to serve countries in South Asia that have a desperate need for the gospel. As the Meyers have gone to some of the least-reached areas of South Asia, they’ve ministered alongside and trained Hispanic and Latino Christians who are committed to seeing the gospel reach regions it has never been before. Skip says it is a joy to see them being obedient to God’s call to share the good news in South Asia. The Meyers are strong advocates of the mobilization of churches from Spanish-speaking cultures. The Meyers frequently host training events for Hispanic volunteers and long and short-term workers. Skip says that leading them to become faithful and effective long-term missionaries is a goal. Skip and Kim said the impetus for their partnership and mobilization of Hispanics and Latinos came through a connection with Hispanic Southern Baptists from Chicago who came on multiple short-term trips. The Lord also facilitated a connection with a short-term team from South America who traveled to South Asia to serve around the same time. Antonio Morales joined one of the volunteer teams from Chicago and stayed several weeks longer before returning to the U.S. “This was pivotal in his decision to follow the Lord to South Asia. He went back, convinced his wife Ana and the rest is history,” Skip says. Antonio and Ana are now strategy leaders with the IMB. This year’s goal to support missionaries working in North America (US, Canada, and their territories) through the NAMB (North American Mission Board) is $2,000. Please join us for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering! This week’s video ishttps://vimeo.com/568807220
Grace Place Pregnancy Care Center would ask your help in collecting disposable diapers sizes 3, 4, 5, and 6 for the care of the babies of whom the center comes in contact with. For March and April there will be a bassinette in the foyer to place the diapers in.
Make plans to join us for our Good Friday service on Friday, April 15 at 6:30pm as we consider “Thirty Pieces of Silver”.
Easter Sunday is just a few weeks away! Who do you know that needs to hear the message of hope we have in Jesus this Easter?
Mark Your Calendar! Coming Saturday, April 30th, at FSBC, an all-day Lifeway simulcast! Watch for more information!
We have an opening on the church Stewardship Team. If you would like to know more information about this team or be interested in joining the team, please contact Doug Werner at 620-417-4002 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey Church! We need your opinion! This year, following Easter Sunday, we’re going to begin a 6-week teaching series called, “You Asked For It”. In this series, YOU will be selecting the 6 topics for each week’s message. To best collect your opinions, we’ve put together a survey that will allow you to select up to 6 topics OR there’s an option for you to request an unlisted topic. So, if you’ve ever said, “I wonder what the Bible says about ________”, this series is right up your alley!
You’ve probably already heard that there are some changes coming regarding the staffing of our Kids Ministry. In the event that you haven’t heard, both Norma Jean Dodge, our Children’s Coordinator, and Nique Brown, our Nursery Coordinator, have prayerfully decided to step down from their respective positions effective December 31 last year. We’re incredibly grateful for their years of service and for the healthy way in which both ladies are pursuing this change! If you have any questions or concerns regarding the transition of Norma Jean or Nique, please take the time to seek these ladies out and talk to them directly.
As we look towards the future of our Kid’s Ministry here at First Southern Baptist Church, we will be pursuing a single, full time position for the role of Kid’s Coordinator (this position will include oversight of kids, birth – 5th grade). If you’re interested in this position, or know of someone who might be, check out the link below! If you have questions about the position, check out the link below! If you just want to be in the know about the details of this position, check out the link below!
In the meantime, we would greatly appreciate your continued prayers for wisdom and understanding as the Personnel Team is seeking God’s will regarding the individual who will fill this role.
I want to thank everyone for praying for me when I had my heart cath a week ago. Thanks also to Dean & Cindy Walters for letting my daughter and I stay with them. Our prayers were answered there was no blockage.
Thanks church family & I love you, Margaret McWilliams