Welcome to First Baptist Charlestown 

Worship | Community | Discipleship | Mission 

February 25, 2024

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 and please let us know if you have any prayer requests or ministry needs. 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.

Mission/Vision of First Baptist Church:  We exist to see the hope of Jesus Christ transform Charlestown by providing every person with an opportunity to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus and equipping them to grow up into maturity in Christ.   

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.  

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Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival 

"Are you tired of trying to be a good Christian? Are you overloaded and worn out with church activities? Do you sometimes feel as if you're just going through the motions of the Christian life? Do you often find yourself running on empty spiritually? Do you experience heaviness or shame more than joy and freedom in your Christian life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, perhaps God is calling you to something deeper. Maybe you're ready to experience personal revival!"   

Seeking Him study began last week.  Shea & Allison Allen will be leading a group through it on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM, and Rick will be leading his Sunday School Class/Community Group through it on Sunday Mornings at 9:30 AM. 

This is a 12  week study.   In addition to the group time, each week there are five short daily lessons for you to go through individually with a faith builder story, truth encounters in the Word and a time of making it personal.   We were able to get the books at a discounted cost.  We would love to provide each participant with a book at no cost to you.  If you feel led, you are welcome to make a donation for the book (through the offering plate or the app online Bible Study Books), but it is not required.  We have already ordered several books for the study.  If you are planning to attend, it would be helpful to email Sandy at office@fbctown.com just so we know that we have a book for everyone.  Either way, please pray for our church as we seek the Lord for personal and corporate revival!

SCBI TRANSFORMED WOMEN’S RETREAT...Friday, April 12 to Saturday, April 13 @ Calvary Baptist Church in Greenwood, IN     COST:  $55 if registered by March 16th,  $70 after March 16th

If you need a registration scholarship and/or if you want to stay in a hotel with 1-3 other ladies, please sign up with Allison Allen by Wednesday, March 6th!

Single women Appreciation Dinner 2024: Friday March 22nd at 6 PM here at FBC in the fellowship hall! Dinner and childcare are provided. Devotion, games and Fun!  Please RSVP to Allison Allen by Sunday March 17th (50-552-1272).

CROSSOVER INDIANAPOLIS:  Save the Date:  June 3-7.  Crossover is an annual evangelistic emphasis that takes place in the city where the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting is held. Many churches in the host city plan an evangelistic outreach the week before the meeting, and many will plan evangelistic events the Saturday before the annual meeting starts and will recognize a Harvest Day the next day.   

This year the Southern Baptist Convention will be held in Indianapolis.  First Baptist Charlestown will be taking a group to Indianapolis to most likely help serve alongside a church plant in their evangelistic efforts to reach Indianapolis with the Gospel.  This might be a family day, VBC, Block party, sports camp, canvassing or so much more!  We will find out more details in the coming months.  Begin now to pray for this evangelistic effort in Indianapolis and that God would prepare hearts in advance.   Also, pray about going along with the group FBC to serve in June! 

Crossings Camp is coming up on July 13-17! The remaining balance of $300 is due on June 23rd. If you’d like to donate to a student’s balance, be sure to designate your donation to the student ministry. Thank you!

Budget Giving for 02/18/2024:

Weekly giving needed to meet our budget needs:          $7,757.00

Undesignated receipts received toward budget needs: $5,274.18

(Designated giving is available on monthly budget reports or call Sandy for any specific information).  Thank you.

Worship Attendance 02/18/24:  91

Serving Today 2/25:

Counters: Laura Waters, Gale Rutherford

Door Lock: Tara Koressel

Prayer Chapel:  Lesley Tyler

Tag Team:

Babies: Allie Parrish, Barb Spaulding

Toddlers:  Levi & Sam Speth

Preschool Praise: Cassie Frost, Jan Jones

Children’s Church: Bryan & Amber Anderson

February Birthdays 

27 Linda Jackson      

March Birthdays

4  David Spaulding

6  Amanda Hobson

     Amber Anderson

(Please contact the office at 256-3421 or office@fbctown.com if your birthday or you know of someone’s in the FBC family that’s been left off the monthly lists! Thanks!)

Activities This Week Wed, February 28th

5:15 Stewardship Committee Meeting/Library

6:30 PM: Mission Kids, Mission Friends,

Youth Group, Seeking Him Bible Study/Allen’s

Deacon of the Month For February:

Rick (Jan) Cox  812-989-2846