This Friday, MAY 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. host anyone who wants to come skate. However, all children must have an adult who stays with them during their time in our gym, and all skaters who use our approved skates. There is no charge to enter, but concessions will be available for purchase.
Dr. Thom Cheney, President of Renovate Conferences and Direct of Missions of the Greater Orlando Baptist Association will be with us on Saturday, October 26 to present the one-day seminar: "Reclaiming Inactive Church Members." Dr. Cheney will go into detail the "Reclaiming Strategy" that so many churches are using to help reconnect with church members who have dropped out of active church involvement. The cost is $29 per person, also includes lunch and snacks.
This seminar is open to all churches of all denominations as well as members of First Baptist Church of Blytheville. Details about registration process and deadlines will be forthcoming as we approach this date.
RECLAIMING INACTIVE CHURCH MEMBERS seminar begins @ 8:30 a.m. and will conclude app. 3:30 p.m.
The registration fee includes the R.E.C.L.A.I.M. Strategy Notebook as well as the DVD.
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.
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 youth and adults; kids are only $3 each.
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 ROCK student ministry. And, children go to the Children's Theater for "ELEVATE."
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.
We are currently working on the Tri-State Senior Adult Conference. It is tentatively scheduled for early Nov. Keep checking back for more details.
OTHER SENIOR ADULT EVENTS
TNT - our monthly Senior Adult luncheons meet @ noon on the second Monday of each month. Beyond a great pot-luck lunch, attendees of TNT also enjoy a guest speaker each month.
Dr. Bob G. Magee leads these 25 singers that features a variety of music including classical sacred music, spirituals, and contemporary arrangements.
The Williams Singers are known for their adherence to high spiritual and musical ideals. They travel extensively during the academic year representing Williams Baptist College in churches, state Baptist conventions, youth meetings, and civic groups.
John Martin Keith is a Nashville-based singer/song writer/recording artist/tv celebrity as well as a wonderful follower of Christ and a great Dad to Rachel and husband to Keely. "Marty" has been here before as he performed for our 2018 Valentine's Banquet, and everyone loved him!
Marty has appeared on the hit TV show "Nashville" as well as writing songs that are currently being used on other TV shows. Originally from Paducah, KY, Marty moved to the Nashville area years ago and eventually became the Worship Pastor for Bent Creek Community Church, where Dr. Ron was the Founding Pastor.
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, so get ready for a wonderful night of music and Christmas joy!
First Baptist Church is hosting FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT in the gym on Friday, April 26 @ 6 p.m. There is no cost to enter or watch the movie. However, concessions will be available at a nominal price.
Beginning Sunday, March 3, @ 12:15ish, we will study "Getting a Handle on the Bible." This is a 8 to 10 week study that explores every avenue of God's Word from Genesis to Revelation.
NEXT: "ESSENTIALS 201 & 301." These two studies are an essential part of our Discipleship Ministry and will teach "DISCOVERING MY MATURITY: The 4 Habits of a Growing Disciple of Jesus" (201) and "DISCOVERING MY MINISTRY: My Spiritual S.H.A.P.E. and What to do About It" (301). These two studies combined will take 6 to 8 weeks.
All families can have their portrait made with Mom at no cost - during breakfast or after services. All ladies, 18 and up, will receive a special gift from us just for being present.