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.   

  January 29, 2023

Community Group Outreach/Prayer                Will & Sarah Jackson

Song                                                                     Battle Belongs

Song                                                                      Jesus Messiah

NAMB Video                                                     God Made an Impact Through You in 2022 Welcome/Announcements                              Nathaniel Hillmer

Song                                                                 Famous For (I Believe)

Sermon                                                            Shea Allen

Song                                                                Great I Am

Commission                                                   Scott Fellows

Song                                                               How Great Is Our God   

 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:   6:30 pm—Adults in Fellowship Hall   

Thursday: 10:30 AM Sandy McCoy's group in the FBC library

Stewardship Committee Meeting tonight at 5:30 PM in the library!

Member’s Meeting (Business Meeting) 6:00 PM—light supper 6:30 PM—Meeting will begin ALL are welcome and encouraged to attend for a time of sharing a new vision statement, hearing updates on our youth/children/other ministries and for service opportunities!  We will have an expended time of praying over all ministries!  

 Activities This Week: 

Wed, Feb. 1—6:30 pm—Mission Friends, Mission Kids,  Youth, & Adult Community Group   

Transformed State Women’s Retreat is March 10-11th at Calvary Baptist Church in Seymour.  Go to scbi.org to register.  Cost is $55 if registered by Feb. 10th.  Do not let the cost keep you from going.  See Allison Allen with questions.  

Single Ladies Dinner on Friday, February 10th—6:00 pm—Fellowship Hall.  Childcare will be provided.  Let Allison Allen know if you will be attending.  

Download the church app today to ensure you are receiving the latest announcements    (including possible worship service cancellations due to inclement weather).  Make sure to turn on notifications when you set it up.  

Crossing’s Camp is happening on June 16-20 and we want your student to be there! If you would like to reserve a spot for your 6th-12th grader, a $75 deposit is due on February 15th. Don’t let money prevent your student from participating; we’re happy to help out. Email Nathaniel@fbctown.com to save your student’s spot or to help as a chaperone.   

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!

TODAY is the last day to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions FBC Goal: $5,000.00  Given to Date:  $4,612.10 You can put your gift in the offering plate (envelopes are in the pews) or give with online designation.   

Women On Mission, formerly WMU, will have our regular meeting on Feb. 6th at 9:00 am in the fellowship hall.  Our theme this month is Harmony. All are welcomed to attend.  

God, Guns, and Grub! February 19th after church at Levi Speth’s farm. Weather permitting. Come out men and have some fun.    See Colby Hart for details!   

 Here is our Associate Pastor/Youth Nathaniel Hillmer’s email: Nathaniel@fbctown.com.  

 Save the Dates: 

Saturday, April 1—10:00 am—Community Easter Egg Hunt (rain date—Sunday, April 2—2:00 pm) We will do Neighborhood Outreach for the Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 26th after worship (quick lunch to be provided) and Wednesday, March 29th at  6:30 pm   

 By the Numbers 11/22/2023:

Budget Needs………..…………….8,346.00             

Budget Receipts……..……..…….3,325.00

Electronic Giving…………..........2,603.64

Sub Total…………………….………..5,928.64

Lottie Moon…………………………..1,014.41


Hope Center.................................70.00

Total Stewardship..……………….7,213.05  

Worship Attendance 01/22:  89  

Serving Today 01/29:

Counters: Ted Peak, Gary Orr

Door Lock: John Waters

Prayer Chapel:

Tag Team: Lesley Tyler

Babies: Amber Radcliff, Barb Spaulding

Toddlers:  Tara Koressel, Ashley Latiolais

Preschool Praise: Oscar & Maria Diaz Duarte

Children’s Church: Amy Farmer,  

January Birthdays this Week:

30 Greg Rone       

Jimmy Walls       

Debbie Orr

31 Susan Knoebel       

Lynn Mendez-Smith  

February Birthdays this Week:

2 Diane Gillooly

5      Jordan Dailey     

Deacon of the Month: Kelly (Amy) Farmer 502-345-7014   

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