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HAPPENINGS IN MAY
After the Kidz Choir musical, “Big Shot,” at 6:00 p.m. next Sunday evening, May 3, there will be an Ice Cream Sundae Fellowship in the pavilion.
Parent/child dedication will be on Mother’s Day, May 10. Please call the church office if you would like to have your child dedicated.
Graduate recognition will also be conducted on May 10 in the morning worship service. If you’re graduating and want to be recognized, please let Paula know.
There will be no evening activities on Mother’s Day, May 10, or on Memorial Day weekend, May 24.
Movie night, Sunday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. “The Drop Box” tells the story of a South Korean pastor and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of society.
June 22 - 26
July 19 - 22
WOMEN’S MINISTRY SPRING BANQUET
This year’s Women’s Ministry Spring Banquet will be held on Monday evening, May 4, at 6:30. The theme is “Forever Friends.” The cost of the meal will be $12.00. Tickets may be purchased in Sunday School classes, after worship services, or in the church office. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, April 29. Linda Sheppard (Dr. Sheppard’s wife) will be the guest speaker. Be sure and invite your friends!
If you plan to decorate a table, please sign up for a specific table on the chart in the Family Life Center.
Nursery and child care will be provided for children 6th grade and younger. If you need child care, please indicate this on the sign-up sheet. Supper will not be provided for the children.
SPRING SEMESTER DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING. “Grace-Based Parenting Building Character” is being offered to adults, beginning tonight, April 26, 5:00-5:45 p.m. The Women’s Ministry study of “Gideon” begins this Tuesday, April 28. Classes are offered at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT. If you want to help with the financial support of a Moldova missions team member, drop your contribution by the church office. Three members presently need help with the $2,905 fees. You can also purchase textbooks for pastors who will attend the new Pastors’ Institute and help with their scholarships.
MOLDOVA MISSIONS LOVE OFFERING will be received on Sunday, June 7, to underwrite the costs for construction materials, dental supplies, medical supplies and prescription drugs, day camp supplies, Pastor’s Institute textbooks and participants’ stipends. The estimated cost is $15,000.
FIRST BAPTIST SCHOLARSHIPS
First Baptist scholarships are available. Applicants must be members of First Baptist, enrolled as a fulltime student in an accredited college, trade, or vocational school at the time payment is received. No application will be considered after a student receives a scholarship for two years. Students who have received a scholarship for one year must reapply to receive a scholarship for the second year. Applications may be picked up in the church office and must be returned by Sunday, May 10.
Kidz Choir Spring Musical - May 3, 2015 6:00 P.M.
KIDZ CHOIR will present their spring musical entitled “Big Shot” on May 3. Dress rehearsal is scheduled for this Saturday, May 2, 9:00-noon.
An ice cream fellowship will follow the presentation.
Shirts with the new logo are
available in the church office.
Sunday, May 3 – Doug Clark 573-261-0057
Deacons of the Month
April: Terry Cunningham 729-2324 Jim Ellis 729-7244
May: Steve Spencer 729-4962 Joe Brand 247-1651
OPPORTUNITIES AT FIRST
Sunday, April 26
9:00 AM – Sunday School
10:15 AM – Morning Worship
5:00 PM – Preschool Choir
– Fish Sticks
– Youth Camp JOY Training
– Discipleship Training for Adults
6:00 PM – Evening Worship
7:00 PM – VBS Meeting
– Deacons’ Meeting
Monday, April 27
3:00 PM – Kidz Choir
Tuesday, April 28
10:00 AM-3:00 PM – Quilting in Room C 117-118
1:00 & 4:00 PM – Gideon (Women’s Ministry Study)
5:30 PM – Handbell Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, April 29
8:00-9:30 AM – Men’s Bible Study at Common Grounds
5:00 PM – Gym Open
6:00 PM – TeamKID
– Xtreme Youth
– Adult Bible Study
7:00 PM – Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Friday, May 1
10:00 AM – Prayer Meeting in Old Choir Room
Saturday, May 2
9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Kidz Choir Dress Rehearsal
Hello, Men of First Baptist Church. What do you think about a Main Event at FBC Raytown on July 17-18?
Speakers are Dr. Tony Evans, Tommy Bowden, David Akers, Darrin Patrick, Derwin Gray, Tierce Green, Mike Hamilton, and Stephen Kendrick. Also featured will be Comedian Marty Simpson and Worship Leader Stephen Miller.
Join us in Kansas City for worship, humor, and challenging messages from an amazing group of pastors, leaders, and high achievers. There are many hotels in the area to choose from. Ticket price is $69 if bought before May 1 — $89 if bought at the door. Please contact Mike Comer at 847-736-1136 or email@example.com (We know of great BBQ in KC.).
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