At last, we=ve moved into our home in Christmas season, along with our adults and handbells. 11 Mae Brooks - Sunday School Mary N., Lisa & Tracy, Gerald & Bonnie Lee - Worship Jordan, Jill Midland. There are still boxes to Watch your calendars carefully. You won=t want to miss 18 Felix & Carolyn Hinson - Sunday Meredith & Scott, Lori, unpack and things to put up, but it is any of the special Christmas programs and activities. Sch. Bill & Sonya beginning to feel like home. I want to This is my favorite season as we joyfully celebrate Jim & Cheryl Cameron - thank you for giving us this Christ=s birth and the hope which is in our hearts Worship opportunity and thank the deacons because of Him. 25 Tom Hill - Sunday School Jim & LeeAnn, Cory & Watts and others for helping us physically Harold & Louise Floyd - Worship Abby, Jamin & Janna Up?? move our heavy furniture, including two Finally, I want to thank everyone for participating in our pianos and a pump organ. We couldn=t pictorial directory. We had a great turnout and eagerly have done this without your help. I also want to thank await the arrival of our best book ever. Dec Deacon of the Week Stewardship – Dec. you for providing the parsonage for us to use for the Love Pastor Terrell 7 Gerald Lee Jim Cameron last ten years. We are already missing the convenience Felix Hinson of living so close to the church. The parsonage has 14 Ann Burgess been appraised, and a recommendation about this 21 Ted Parker Jan. – Harold Floyd property will be presented soon. 28 Danny Poplin Betty Huneycutt De Church Greeters Nursery - Worship Jan 4 Alan Smith Usher – Dec. c We have so much to be thankful for as a church. God 11 Chip Alsobrooks Wes Tucker 7 Felix Hinson - Sunday School Jane G., April, Ashley, continues His work here in a wonderful way. Now that Deborah Tucker - Worship Tinker, Doris 18 Doug Burgess Usher - Jan permits have been obtained, we can get to work on 14 Daren & Stacie Stoker - Sun. Angie, Matt & Melanie, 25 David Efird Todd Craven completing renovations on the Davis Building for our Sch. Marilyn, Danny & Julie Youth. Jamin Brown - Worship 21 Margaret Tyson - Sunday School Ronell, Shannon, Bonnie, I am amazed at the growth of our children=s choir and Charles Kippes - Worship Amber, Dot A. 28 Edith Coble - Sunday School Kayla P., Thomas & Nicole, Jennifer Eaglen - Worship Tucker W., Gale Ja Telia Baucom - Sunday School Kay & Cody, Ashlea, Kayla n Todd Craven - Worship H., Paige, Wes & Rebekah 4 youth choir. They will be sharing with us during this We continue to extend our drop off your donations in the large box located in the Ajourney@ is free, but you=ll be responsible for your prayers, love, support, and basement kitchen area. meal. Please sign up for this outstanding depiction of Christian sympathy to the familes the nativity. of Vivian Lorch, Lewis Efird, Croppsie Barnhardt, and Junior You missed it!! If you didn=t go to see AThe Real Morton. Christmas Story,@ then you truly missed a great time Ladies, don=t miss the and wonderful music and drama. We hope to go again Women=s Bible Studies on in the spring to see another show at Narroway which December 8 and January 12 at For December, we are collecting toiletries such as toilet illustrates the miracles of Jesus. More information later. 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the tissue, paper towels, cleaning supplies, shampoo, We will be traveling to China Grove on December 12, church. Dianne Hudson continues to lead our study. If you toothpaste, soap, deodorant & personal hygiene for the leaving at 5:00 p.m. to drive through AJourney to need any information, please contact Amy Boger. Stanly Community Christian Ministries (SCCM). Please Bethlehem@ and have dinner at Gary=s BBQ. The In memory of Dot Smith, Mary Jo Elting Lorch by: donations were given to the Building Fund by: Rachel Furr Margaret Tyson Scott & Meredith Broadaway Tony & Joy Helms Wiley & Joyce Little Matt & Melanie Hudson Pamela Wellons Jim & Cheryl Cameron Bud & Teresa Smith Lewis & Frances Davis Ted & Jewell Parker Clyde & Doris Hatley Betsy Stewart Heath Terry & Patty Whitley Oakboro High School Class of 1959 Rick & Linda Smith Ruth Turner Jim & Shelbie Davis Amy Whitley Clinton & Marie Teeter Margaret Bowers Margaret Tyson In memory of Croppsie Barnhardt, Jim & Shelbie Davis Harriet & Bill Archer contributions to the Building Fund were Amy Whitley given by: A donation was made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Jerry & Doris Eudy & Family, Harding & Cora Eudy, Mae Brooks by Clinton & Marie Teeter in memory of Dot Smith. Dwight & Zelma Eudy & Family Doug & Ann Burgess Dan & Eleanor Brooks Wiley & Joyce Little Ted & Jewell Parker In memory of Margie Huneycutt Jim & Shelbie Davis Tom & Bertha Rogers donations were given to the Building Fund by: Chip & Dot Alsobrooks Matt & Melanie Hudson Contributions were given to the Building Fund by Margaret Tyson Wilson & Aline Tarlton Bud & Teresa Smith and Jim & Shelbie Davis in memory of Larry & Judy Tucker James & Dianne Hudson Mildred Huneycutt. Clyde & Doris Hatley Doug & Ann Burgess Keith & Barbara Drye Bud & Teresa Smith Charles & Louise Berg and Mazeppa Boy Pat Almond In memory of Dwight Hill, a donation was given to the Building Scout Troop 167 Fund by Betsy Stewart Heath. Wilson & Aline Tarlton Rella Huneycutt, Zoe Burleson, Evelyn Hatley Stephen Burleson, & Shanna Crump In memory of Vivian Lorch, in sympathy of Elizabeth Arrowood Miky & Marilyn Huneycutt Betsy Stewart Heath Family, contributions were made to the Building Fund by Wilson & Jim & Shelbie Davis Robert Eggleston Jr. Aline Tarlton. First Baptist Church, Oakboro Peggy Davis Hazel Brattain Snider, Raymond & Prue Ronald & Christina Huneycutt Donations were given to the Building Fund in memory of Vivian Snider, Jerry & Kathy Snider, Janice & Douglas Harris Louise & Ernest Witherspoon Keith & Barbara Drye Mae Brooks. Michael Redding Ted & Jewell Parker Jack & Bea Goodman A memorial was given to the NC Baptist Children=s Homes by James & Dianne Hudson in memory of ATo Our Church Family, Croppsie Barnhardt. In honor of Ola Helms=s birthday, a gift was presented to During our time of loss you have been such a Contributions were made to the Building Fund the Building Fund by blessing. From prayers, visits, cards, phone calls, food in memory of Lewis Efird by: Mae Brooks. Mae Brooks and flowers. We appreciate all of you! Even now that Wiley & Joyce Little Ted & Jewell Parker In honor of The Brotherhood, a month has passed, you continue to show love and Mae Brooks made a donation to their fund. Margaret Tyson First Baptist Church, Oakboro support you will never know how much that means to A donation was made to the Baptist Children=s Homes of us. During the last year of grandmother=s life her In memory of Lewis Efird, Brooks & Jane Barnhardt made a North Carolina by Geraldine Stewart in honor of Vera mind was deteriorating. Thank you for Robinson. donation to the NC Baptist Children=s Homes. making her feel she was fine. Again, In memory of Billie Crisco, and Harold Curlee, a donation In honor of Deborah Tucker=s birthday, Ted & Jewell thank you for everything. We love you was given to the Building Fund by Jim & Shelbie Davis. Parker gave a contribution to the Building Fund. All!!@ In memory of Junior Morton, donations were made Sonja Linthicum made a donation in honor of the Ladies #2 Dot Smith=s Family to the Building Fund by: Sunday School Teachers: Evelyn Hatley, Hope Gaston, and Mae Brooks Christmas programs and the Oakboro Parade and the West Stanly Players Cast and Crew (so much Families Involved festivities. talent!) and their tremendous productions of AMurder From the Jenkins family of in Serving Him Is Fun!@ and AKilling Mr. Withers.@ We attended Oakboro to your family: May Here=s some CONGRATS. Gavin Phillips was inducted opening night Thursday, November 20, and everything God bless you at Christmas and always. We are really into the Beta Club at their respective schools, and was AWESOME! Judy & Larry Tucker and Kim Goodman excited about celebrating Jesus Christ=s birth with our Preston Flowers, Hannah Privette, Allison Efird, Hailey spent much time preparing for the guests with great precious Oakboro family! We encourage you to Bates, Brooke Harvey and Daniel Jenkins are all in food and hospitality! Thank you, thank you! remember the reason why Jesus came to Earth, and we their second year of Beta Club at their schools. We all have much to do before the Lord returns. Our admire their good grades and hard work and are so THANK YOU for helping provide 19 Operation middle-school youth Sunday school lessons have been very proud of you! Congratulations also to Ashlea Christmas shoe boxes. That will very deep and intense on the need to ALive Out Loud@ Watkins, who has been accepted to the University of make 19 kids VERY HAPPY! ~~ with the message from Romans 15:30 ASo reach out North Carolina at Greensboro. We love and appreciate Dana Jenkins & Amy Boger and welcome one another to God=s glory.@ Please ask you so much! (Let Dana know of your achievements!) people that you see every day if they are Christians and Merry Christmas to ALL the boys and girls and ALL have a daily relationship with the Lord. Please pray for More BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Wes Tucker and all the families of First Baptist Oakboro. this community. I=m looking forward to all of the Big Youth Events Coming Up! food once inside arena. All Youth 6th - 12th Grades and Youth Leadership You=re Invited: We invite EVERYONE to come and hear Mandy Smith & Dana Jenkins are going to take the are invited the presentation of ALord, I Lift Your Name on group of Youth in lieu of Youth Choir that night. December 13 High@, written by Karla Worley & Steven Taylor by the 6th - 12th grade Youth Choir of First Baptist Church. You Groups include: Hawk Nelson, NewSong, Toby Mac, 5:00 - 9:00 pm. will be blessed by this service of worship ON Brandon Heath, Stephanie Smith, Francesca Battistelli & Meet at and return to the church Tony Nolan (guest speaker) December 16 at 6:00 p.m. Dress with coats, hats, scarves & gloves JOIN US! The Preschool and Children=s Choirs will Winterplace Each individual is asked to bring a total of 4 canned sing on Sunday morning, December 7, and then will present AChristmas Songs@ and ACase of the Missing 30 Youth and Adults from First Baptist have made goods or non-perishable items: 1 for each course of Christmas@ written by Dennis & Nan Allen. ALL reservations for Winter Weekend in West Virginia for the night. We will collect canned goods at 5:00, then preschoolers and children and their families are February 27 - March 1, 2009 progress to various locations. invited to a AHappy Birthday, Jesus@ party after the (Reservations are closed!) evening service at 6:00 p.m. We are excited about the great weekend planned. Food Middle School High School Please pray about what God will reveal to us! Appetizer Families of Preston Families of Andrew The Children=s Choir has been invited to present ACase s Flowers & Zach Smith & Kayla of the Missing Christmas@ and sing at two other A mailbox will be operated by our GA=s and RA=s and Broadaway Plummer is located on the first floor of the educational building. locations. Location: 213 Glenwood Location: 1171 N. Please donate 424 for every Christmas card you would December 8 - Children=s Choir as usual and 4:00 Dr. Main St performance at Spring Arbor. want to mail to someone in the Salads Families of Elizabeth Families of Hunter December 15 - Children=s Choir as usual and 4:00 church family and help support Maness and Jade & Harvey and Ashlea the Lottie Moon Christmas performance at Stanly Manor Gavin Phillips Watkins offering. The church goal is Location: N Main Street Location: 130 Osborne Winterjam Tour Spectacular $6,200, so please send cards to your church family Dr For all 6th - 12th graders through this project, which will help achieve our goal Main Fellowship Building Sunday night, January 11, 2009 this year. We do ask that you place them in alphabetical Entree LASAGNA Charlotte, North Carolina @ Time Warner Cable order. THANK YOU!! Arena Desserts Home of Jenkins Family 812 Meadow Dr. Doors open early; we will meet at church at 4:00 p.m. The GA=s and Mission Friends made some beautiful You need $10 cash for ticket plus any money for Christmas ornaments, and for every $300 the church BBQ Donations 509.35 Country Store 318.32 receives for the Lottie Moon offering, an ornament will Scholarship 50.00 Youth Ministry 20.00 be placed on the small tree in the fellowship building. Sights and Sounds of Janice Watts and Bethel Baptist Church - Mr. Wes Watts December 21 - 4th Sunday of Advent ALOVE@ 11:00 a.m. - Adult Choir, Instrumentalists, Handbell Choir December 7 - 2nd Sunday of Advent ~ APEACE@ Message - Dr. D. Terrell Watts 11:00 a.m. - Adult Choir, Instrumentalists 6:00 p.m. - First Baptist Church Adult Choir Presents Preschool Choir (ages 2-5 years) Songs AJoy, Joy, Joy@ at First Baptist, Oakboro Children=s Choir (K-5th grade) Songs December 24 - 11:00 p.m. Message - Dr. D. Terrell Watts Christmas Eve Service 6:00 p.m. Preschool Choir presents AChristmas Candles, Carols & Communion Carols@ Children=s Choir presents ACase of the Missing Christmas@ written by Dennis & Nan Allen From the Entire Staff (Happy Birthday, Jesus! Party will follow service) December 14 - 3rd Sunday of Advent ~ AJOY@ 11:00 a.m. - Adult Choir, Instrumentalists, Youth Choir Praise (6th - 12th grades) Tithes & Offerings Message - Dr. D. Terrell Watts 6:00 p.m. Youth Choir (ages 6th - 12th grades) presents ALord, I Lift Your Name on High@ by Karla Worley & Steven Taylor December 19 @ 7:00 p.m. Community Presentation of AJoy, Joy, Joy@ written by David Clydesdale presented by Adult Choirs of First Baptist Oakboro-Mrs.
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