Welcome to First Baptist Charlestown 

Worship | Community | Discipleship | Mission 

  We are so grateful you are joining us for worship, and our prayer is that you have a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ. Throughout our service, we have times of prayer, singing, preaching and an opportunity to respond to the gospel message. At FBC, we invite you to be yourself. We are imperfect people that have hope in a perfect God, and we want to shine the spotlight on Him.   In order for us to connect with you, please complete the Connection Card located in the pew.  At the end of service, please take it to the kiosk in the Connection Center as we have a gift for you.  Also, we have free Bibles available in the Connection Center if you need a copy of God’s Word.   

 December 4, 2022

Video “Here I Am LORD”

Nativity Presentation                                         Linda Jones & Kids        

Song                                                                     Go Tell It on The Mountain

Song                                                                    Hark The Herald Sing

Welcome/Offertory Prayer                                Shea Allen

Advent Prayer                                                     Parrish Family

Song                                                                    Prepare Him Room

Sermon                                                              Jimmy Bledsoe

Song                                                                  O Come All Ye Unfaithful

Pray over the Bledsoe Family

Closing Song                                                     O Little Town of Bethlehem   

At FBC we believe that when Christ calls us to salvation, He also calls us into community with one another to pray, apply Scripture to real life, encourage one another,  serve and share Jesus together.  We currently have the following community groups available:

Sundays at 9:30 am:  Adults, Parents of Pre-Adult Children, College Students/Young Adults, & Senior Adults

Wednesdays: 10:30 am—Sandy McCoy’s home

6:30 pm—Adults in Fellowship Hall   

Caroling, Cookies, Candy Canes & Christmas!

Sundays, Dec. 4 & 11            Wednesdays Dec. 7 & 14               6:30 PM

 HAPPENING TONIGHT! This is a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus. We’ll have a table setup at the square. We need people to bring cookies, serve hot chocolate, pass out candy canes, pass out children’s Christmas books, pray with people, etc.  Sign up in the Connection Center! On Wednesday Dec 7 & 14, there will be childcare at the church for ages Kindergarten and below if parents do not want to take children to the park.   Sign up in the Connection Center!   

 Lottie Moon Post Office : the Lottie Moon Mailbox (located in the Connection Center, look for the Poster and nice mailbox along with the name lists you can use) will be available through the month of December for you to bring in cards that you want to give to active church members. The money you would have spent on postage can be donated online or in the offering plate to help our church meet it's Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal of $5,000 this year.  Please make sure to designate it for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering online or on your envelope.  See Lesley Tyler with any questions!     

 Our Deacons are collecting Christmas monetary gifts for the staff.  Several ways for you to give: put your gift in the offering plate (envelopes are in the pews) give online, give to a Deacon or bring it by the church office.  Please designate your gift for “Staff Christmas.”  Thank you for showing your appreciation to your staff this holiday season!   

It's a Boy!  Our Mission Friends/Mission Kids classes are going to celebrate the Birth of Jesus by having a "Baby Shower" for Choices Life resource Center. We invite the church family to participate with us by donating: diapers, wipes, formula and/or $$. A collection box will be in the Connection Center.  Last day for collection: Dec. 21st!

Prayer Walkers Needed... Are you an early riser and willing to sacrifice a little extra time on Sunday mornings to arrive at church 15-30 minutes earlier?  If so, would you please consider helping our church family by prayer walking our facilities/parking lot before normal activities begin on Sunday mornings, anytime between 8:45 and 10:30?  There is a basket of prayer cards on the kiosk in the Connection Center that may be used to help guide this extremely important time; grab a card and then go and pray over the listed area using the prompts.  (Kindly return when finished.)  Thank you for loving your church family in this very significant way!   

FBC Women's Ministry Christmas Party 2022 will be Friday, Dec. 16 at 6 PM in the Fellowship Hall. catered dinner, secret sister reveal (bring your final gift).  If you didn't particpate n Secret Sisters, you can bring a gift to participate in a different gift game.  RSVP to Allison Allen by Dec. 11th!

Save the Dates:

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service— 5:00 PM

Christmas Day—10:00 AM

(Both events are to worship as a family.  No childcare provided)

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions

FBC Goal: $5,000.00              Given to Date:  $175.00

You can put your gift in the offering plate (envelopes are in the pews) or give with online designation.   

Copies of the REVISED Proposed 2023 Budget for FBC are located in the Connection Center. Please take a REVISED copy and look it over. If you have any questions see a member of the Stewardship Committee.Thank you.   

There will be a Special Called Business Meeting on December 18, 2022, after morning worship service to vote on the 2023 Budget for FBC.  Copies of the REVISED Proposed 2023 Budget for FBC are located in the Connection Center. If you have any questions please see a member of the Stewardship Committee.       

 Next Sunday, December 11th we will be taking up a Love Offering for our new Associate Pastor/Youth Nathaniel Hillmer. Nathaniel, Kaitlyn and Atlas will be moving to Charlestown in January!  We would like to help them with their moving expenses. You may give online or put in the offering plate designated for the Hillmer Family. Thank you.   

 

 By the Numbers 11/27/2022:

Budget Needs………..…………….7,911.00             

Budget Receipts……..……..…….1,270.00       

Electronic Giving…………..........3,359.58

Sub Total…………………….………..4,629.58

Lottie Moon……………………………...25.00

Staff Christmas………………………..320.00

Men’s Ministry………………………..136.00

D100 Books……………………………...97.95

Assos. Pastor Moving Exp……….500.00

Total Stewardship..………………5,708.53

Sinai……………………………………….320.00  

Worship Attendance 11/27:  112  

Serving Today 12/04:

Counters: Linda Jackson, Rebecca McKee

Door Lock: John Waters

Prayer Chapel: Becky Chapman

Tag Team: Anita Walden

Babies: Ryan & Becca McMillin

Toddlers: Ashley Latiolais, Lynn Mendez

Preschool Praise: Kyle & Danielle Mullins

Children’s Church: Amy Farmer, Mirna Moreno  

December Birthdays this Week:

3 Bryan Anderson        Jaselyn Dailey 

7 Kylen Farmer, Ethan Farmer & Joy Begley

10 David Tyler

11 Lesley Tyler         Levi McCoy         Helen Miles    

Activities This Week:

Tonight and Wednesday @ 6:30 PM —ministry on the City Square  

 Target and Walmart Gift Card Donations for Family in need! At the end of September Katie Baunach was taken from her children in a brutal and unspeakable manner.  Katie's mother, Carolyn McKinney is now the sole caretaker of CJ (age 6) & MaKayla (age 4).  Carolyn was a coworker at CGB with Janine Pakhamah for many years & was known to pray for her coworkers & talk openly about her faith & love for Jesus.  When she retired, she moved south to be closer to family. They could all use a lot of prayer & a little help along this journey.  If possible, would you please consider picking up a gift card from Walmart or Target?  This would help to provide food, school supplies & other needs for the children. If you have a favorite verse of encouragement, feel free to add that on the gift card.  While we know God is with them, let us join together to be the hands and feet of Jesus and help this family through a dark and difficult time.  Gift cards can be dropped by church office or placed in offering plates!   Please see Pastor Shea for questions or more details.      

 

Rick (Jan) Cox    (812) 989-2846

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