On Wednesday nights at 6 p.m., Dr. Ron will be opening up the book of Ephesians and teaching this tremendous book in-depth.
Ephesians is a rich book that describes how to be a church and live in Christian fellowship. You will be blessed as you spend time in God's Word each Wednesday night going through this letter of the Apostle Paul to the church at Ephesus. This series is slated to take 33 weeks to complete.
Each year, we celebrate godly love during our banquet. We'll have a special guest performer and a great meal for an extremely reasonable price.
To be a part of this year's banquet, just like in past years, requires turning in a reservation to make sure we have enough food.
The cost is $10 per person and the final date to turn in your reservation is Sunday, Feb. 9.
Dr. Ron and Jim Clark are currently putting together our 5th Sunday Concert series offerings for 2020. We always have a mix of great musical presentations at 6 p.m. on the 5th Sunday nights scattered throughout the calendar each year. The dates for these in 2020 will be:
Sunday, March 29
Sunday, May 31
Sunday, August 30
Sunday, November 29
We should post our schedule of musical concerts soon.
We know how important style is in worship. We don't all get blessed from the same style of worship, so we offer two styles each week. We have our traditional service that we call "Sanctuary Worship" at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday in our Sanctuary, with Sunday School @ 9:15 a.m. We also offer a contemporary Worship in our Chapel at 9:15 a.m. 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. 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. Teens and adults who can be a part of a Bible study/small group after contemporary worship @ 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.
At 5:45 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 Byford, 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 @ 5:45 to 6:45 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.
Plus, our Senior Adults make monthly trips just for fun, which includes a great lunch at a restaurant.
The velvety voice of Charlotte Ritchie has become a favorite among gospel music audiences across North America. She was first introduced to Homecoming listeners more than a decade ago during her years as a vocalist for Jeff and Sheri Easter, and she now appears on the Homecoming stage as a beloved solo artist. Prior to her years with the Easters, Charlotte gained national attention as the soprano singer for legendary gospel group, The Nelons.
Since embarking on her solo career in the spring of 2008, Charlotte has enjoyed tremendous success with two solo recordings, “Closer” and “Bridges Over Blue” which have spawned national success, including hit releases on southern gospel and inspirational radio. Her solo concert schedule takes her to festivals, churches and women’s conferences nationwide, where audiences are getting to know the incredible heart that accompanies her one-of-kind voice.
Charlotte and her husband, Greg (drummer extraordinaire for the Homecoming concert tour), make their home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, (near Nashville) with their two children, Landon and Jayna.
Fresh from her appearances on the hit TV show "The Voice," Marybeth Byrd will share her vocal talents and her love for the Lord Jesus with us during our May 31 concert.
Marybeth pushed the viewing audience over the edge with her rendition of Vince Gill's “Go Rest High on That Mountain” during her performance.
According to her own bio, Marybeth grew up with a terrible stutter and was constantly teased. Speech therapy didn’t help, but one day her parents heard her sing and realized she wasn’t stuttering. Music became her refuge, and after performing at several charity events, she soon became known as the soul singer.
A native of Armorel, we are proud to welcome Marybeth to our second 5th Sunday Night Concert at First Baptist Church.
We are currently working to fill this date.
It's been several years since we've had a Christmas Cantata, but this year we will have several special musical presentations from our Sanctuary Choir, and the Christmas Cantata on Sunday, Nov. 29 will be the highlight. Get your Christmas celebration off to a great start by inviting friends to join you for this evening of wonderful music!