On the second Monday of each month, at noon, our Senior Adults gather for a "pot-luck" luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. This has become one of the cherished times of fellowship for those seniors who gather to spend time together, share a meal and also hear a guest speaker share important information about community events and/or opportunities of interest to those in the mature years of life.
This Sunday, Oct. 6, will be a very special day @ First Baptist Church, Blytheville, AR. We are encouraging every man, woman, boy & girl to wear their favorite hat to church. However, we don't want hats with indecent messages or pictures and we highly discourage harts with political themes or messages.
We hope you'll help all of us enjoy this special day by both wearing your hat and by compiling with the rules.
See you Sunday morning!
Dr. Ron will continue his new teaching series called "CHASE the LION." This 6 week series will challenge those who are not yet saved to find their purpose in life by finding a saving relationship with our Savior, as well as encourage and teach believers how to pursue God-given dreams and find their fulfillment in that pursuit. It's an opportunity to discover the spiritual warrior God has placed inside each of us and to fulfill our God-given destinies.
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 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 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.
We are currently working to secure a date for the Voices of Mobile to be in concert with us. Please pray that we can lock in the date we need and welcome this outstanding group, from the University of Mobile's Center for the Performing Arts, to First Baptist Church of Blytheville soon.
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!
Sunday, Oct. 6 @ 12:15ish, we will resume our study Essentials 301: "DISCOVERING MY MINISTRY (Discovering My Spiritual S.H.A.P.E. and What to do About It). Our next study will be: "DISCOVERING MY MISSION IN LIFE" (ESSENTIALS 401). These two studies combined will take app. 6 weeks to complete.