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Potluck Dinner and a Movie You are invited to a Potluck Dinner and a Movie in the social center on Monday, October 20. The movie will be an excellent Christcentered movie entitled The Wager starring Randy Travis. The movie will be an hour and 20 minutes. Sign up now at the welcome center. Review: Michael Steele (Randy Travis) is ten days from the biggest night of his life - he has been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. Achieving the height of career success, Michael is quickly cast in the role of a lifetime as the lead character in a classic struggle between good and evil when rumors about his morality and faith run rampant. Will he buckle with temptation or stay true to his beliefs? The Wager is a soulful story of conviction and redemption that reminds us that, in the face of adversity, we must find the strength to do what is right. Prayer Room Volunteers for the month of October University and Youth Melinda Whitfield Humphrey and Mark Oulian Graves invite you to share their joy at their wedding Saturday, the twenty-fifth of October Two thousand eight at half past four o’clock First Baptist Church Bowling Green, Kentucky Reception to follow in the church Social Center Please RSVP to (270)791-3720 Deaf Revival November 14 - 16 Guest speaker John Lovas from New Orleans, LA. The Minnie Berry Circle will meet October 20, 2008. Time is 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church. Please note the later date than we usually meet. Baptist Women October 16 / 10:30 AM / Room B-134 Outreach through the ROC Brent Neumann Group Meetings at 9:30 AM / Pot-Luck American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Training First Baptist Church Recreation Outreach Center Wednesday, October 22 9:00 AM—2:00 PM $40 registration fee Instruction provided by Lisa Young Call 202—6137 for more information

as of Monday, Oct. 13 MEDICAL CENTER Marshal Etta Marshall THE CHURCH WEEK as of Mon., Oct. 13 10:30 AM Bible Study Participation for the week of 10/12/08: 413 Registration open for Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Early registration is $55. After October 20, registration is $65 Deadline for registration is October 28 To register or information, contact the Recreation Outreach Center (ROC) 842-1019. ----------If you are interested in helping advertise Upward Basketball & Cheerleading within the community, there are Brochures and yard signs available for distribution at the ROC. Grief Recovery Support Group Each Wednesday Now through Nov. 12 6:00 – 7:00 p.m / B-134

Spotlighting our Homebound Members: Virginia Gregory 622 Eastwood #1 / Bowling Green, KY 42103
If you know of someone who is homebound or a homebound caregiver, please call the church office.

The stewardship committee would like to thank the church for contributing approximately $450 more per week to the budget of the church than in 2007. Your on-going support of the mission and purpose of the church as expressed in your increased contributions this year are greatly appreciated. Consistent stewardship of our material blessings is honoring to the Lord. We are so deeply grateful. Duncan Faxon, Chairman

FIRST THOUGHTS…….
The church adopted "Building Bridges to Bowling Green" as our focused effort to have every ministry program in the church reach out into the community with the good news about Jesus Christ and God's love for all people. Various avenues were explored in order to accomplish this goal; some of which included mentoring students at Parker Bennett Curry, Upward Football, Basketball, and Cheerleading leagues, Becoming a Contagious Christian training event, summer camps for children, Easter Egg hunt, Trunk or Treat, an end of summer celebration for our Childhood Development Center, taking various musical groups to the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center at Christmas, Operation Christmas Child, Backpacks for Bowling Green, and other projects not mentioned. So many groups shared in these and other activities to make an impact on lives for the kingdom's sake. It takes this kind of dedication and on-going commitment to reach others. Our love and focused outreach must become a part of our lives as we continuously think of ways to reach others. Our 60 total additions to the life of the church during this past church calendar reporting year was fourth best in the Warren Association of Baptists (out of 47 reporting churches). My deepest thanks to all who made this kind of effort to tell other people about Jesus Christ and the difference He makes in our lives. With so many people now living in great anxiety over the economy and "future shock", once again we have the wonderful opportunity to demonstrate to the world that knowing Christ in a personal relationship brings peace and courage in daily life. I don't know about you, but I have that my own prayer life has been deepened with all that is going on in our world. This daily conversation with God truly is a sustaining power. The Psalms have been particularly meaningful to me in my devotional life. What a wonderful record they are to God's faithfulness to His people in times of testing and trial. Grace and peace, Mark Hopper

Deacon Election Process Underway A booklet titled, Deacon Nominating Committee Report on Deacon Nominees is available at the FBC Information Kiosk. The booklet contains a brief biographical sketch of each nominee along with the nominees’ picture. October 19, 2008, 7:00 p.m., Business Conference: The deacon candidates will be voted on by written ballot at the October 19 Business Conference and those receiving the highest number of votes will be elected. The term on the Deacon Body will begin January 1, but they will be requested to attend the December Deacons’ meeting. The Deacon body organizes each year in December by the election of a Chair-elect and a Secretary and the assignment of deacons to the various ministries. Each newly elected deacon receives a copy of The Deacon Ministry and an orientation session will be held for those who have not previously served on the FBC Deacon body. Also, a Deacon Ordination service will be scheduled as needed. Names appearing on the Deacon ballot are: Rick Allison, Cecil Cade, Mattie Cobb, Randy Deere, O’Neil Harrell, Joe Johnson, Mike Jones, Joe Light, John Moore, Paul Parks, Dwight Pounds, Delbert Reeder, Tim Riley, Herb Shadowen, Brad Sine, Danny Spillman and Ben Tomblinson, Sr. Absentee Ballot Information Monday – Friday, October 13 - 17, Absentee Ballots will be provided for members unable to attend the Sunday evening October 19, 2008 Business Conference in the church office during regular office hours. WELCOME TO SUNDAY SCHOOL Gemstones (15) Anne Puckett Deaf (16) Kim Dunn (17) Tyree Jackson The Helping Hands ministry is grateful and humbled at the magnificent outpouring of response the church made to the appeal to re-stock the food pantry. It is a wonderful resource to people in need. Your caring will make a difference in many lives in the weeks to come. Thanks for sharing Christ's love with others.

Dated Material. Please deliver by Wednesday, October 15.

The Messenger
621 East 12th Avenue Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101 Phone: 270-842-0331 / Toll-Free 1-877-476-9750 / Fax: 270-842-8506 www.firstbaptistbg.org

First Baptist Church

Church-Wide Trunk or Treat
Wednesday, October 29 6:00 - 8:00 PM Parking lot beside the ROC. Wear your favorite fun costume, bring your car and decorate your trunk. Prizes given for costumes and trunk decoration. BRING A FRIEND! Candy greatly appreciated.

MISSION STATEMENT We are a community of believers in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who are seeking to advance God’s Kingdom through worship, Bible Study, missions, evangelism, fellowship and prayer.


				
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