Our annual Youth Cake & Pie Auction is slated for after lunch on Sunday, Dec. 8. All types of desserts will be available on the auction block for you to enjoy immediately or take home for another time. All money raised in this auction goes directly into the Youth Ministry Fund to help them pay for their trips to Xtreme Winter (Dec. 31-Jan. 2 at Gatlinburg, TN) and YEC (March 13-14, 2020, in Nashville, TN) Come enjoy bidding and get a great dessert and donate to a very worthy cause.
Sunday, Dec. 22, we will once again have our annual "Ugly Christmas Sweater Sunday" during both morning services (9:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.). Everyone is encouraged to don their favorite ugly Christmas sweater and join the celebration!
Yes, there will be prizes for:
The Ugliest Sweater
The Most Unusual Sweater
The Most Creative Sweater
Dr. Ron will help us see the Christmas story with fresh eyes as we see Christmas through the perspective of a traveler.
This 5-part series will open your heart to the wonderful story of the birth of God's Son, allowing the Holy Spirit to restore to us the joy of our salvation. Plus, we will celebrate our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 @ 5:30 p.m.
DEC. 8: The Unexpected Journey”
DEC. 15 : “The Emotional Trip”
DEC. 22: “The Christmas Gathering”
DEC. 29: “The Changed Family”
Don't forget our 5th Sunday Night Concert Dec. 29 @ 6 -
"Coming Home for Christmas" Concert featuring Katie Wilcoxson
We know how important style is in worship. While we will still offer and grow our traditional service that we call Sanctuary Worship at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday in our Sanctuary, we also offer Contemporary Worship in our Fellowship area called The Crossing. The Crossing is casual in dress but we are not casual about our love for the Lord Jesus or our love for people who need Him. "THE CROSSING" meets each Sunday @ 9:15 a.m. in our Family Life Center.
We want all of our worship services to be fantastic experiences of fellowship with God and other worshipers. While teens and adults worship in THE CROSSING, children and preschoolers are cared for and have fun learning life lessons from the Bible taught by gifted teachers who love kids. Adults who want to be a part of an adult Bible study/small group can join others in contemporary Bible Study @ 10:30 and their children will attend "Children's Church" in our new Children's Theater.
We offer a full hot breakfast along with juice and coffee every Sunday in our Life Cafe' located in the Family Life Center - the building that borders Main St., from 8:30 a.m. til 9:15 a.m. Why not join us for breakfast and stick around for awhile?
We have classes designed for everyone to find a group going through similar life-stages. Adults, we make you 3 promises:
1. You won't be asked to read the Bible aloud, unless you volunteer to;
2. You won't be asked to answer a question about the Bible aloud, unless you volunteer to; and,
3. You won't be asked to pray aloud, unless you volunteer to.
Regardless of the worship service you attend, we have classes that allow you to learn and grow. Let us help you find a group you're comfortable learning with.
Enjoy a breakfast in our Life Cafe', across the alley-way in our FLC (the building that borders Main St.). It's on a donation basis and you can have fresh waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, donuts, fruit, coffee and juice. Come enjoy not only a great meal but also great fellowship anytime from 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. Then join us for Sunday School or The Crossing contemporary worship @ 9:15 a.m. Coffee will be available during The Crossing worship at The Crossing Coffee Bar in the hallway just outside the Chapel doors.
Wonderful Wednesdays begins with our professionally prepared supper in our Fellowship Hall each week @ 5 p.m. Along with a delicious hot meal, you can get a salad from the salad bar, with all kinds of "fixin's" and an assortment of desserts. Kids often are offered an alternative menu. The cost is only $5 for adults; kids are only $3 each. And the youth meal is only $2.
At 6 p.m., Adults stay in the Fellowship Hall for a season of prayer together and then teaching from Dr. Ron. Youth go up to JAM (Jesus And Me) Room for S.W.A.T. (Students With A Testimony). And, children go to the Children's Theater for "ELEVATE" - the fun award winning video-based children's discipleship ministry.
FBC Blytheville has the most successful daycare in the city. Your precious little one is looked after by trained and highly-qualified personnel, and are given the best of care possible. To learn more, call Cindy, our director at 870-763-0399.
Our new CHILDREN'S THEATER is ready and we are having our Children's Church in there and also our Wednesday night award-winning program for kids called ELEVATE - a ministry that helps kids learn Biblical principles in a fun and exciting format. This is an innovative way for kids to learn and grow in Christ. We encourage parents to visit with us to see the exciting format of ELEVATE. Wednesdays @ 6 to 7 p.m.
SENIOR ADULT EVENTS
TNT - our monthly Senior Adult luncheons that meets @ noon on the second Monday of each month will take a Winter Break for Dec. - Feb. They will resume in March 2020.
Beyond a great pot-luck lunch, attendees of TNT also enjoy a guest speaker on a current topic during our meetings.
We've rescheduled Katie for our December 29th Concert. Although this is the last of the concerts in our 2019 5th Sunday Concert series, it promises to be one of the best of the year! Katie just keeps posting tremendous accomplishments on her resume, like her recent weekend at the Second Baptist Church of Houston, TX. So get ready for a wonderful night of music and Christmas joy!