THE CHURCH WEEK as of Mon., Oct. 6 10:30 AM Bible Study Participation for the week of 10/05/08: 400 Weekly Tithes and Offerings Needed: $31,486 Sunday’s Tithes and Offerings (10/05/08): $29,502 Monies from Refunds and Other Sources: $1,724 Total Receipts for Budget Use: $31,226 YTD Receipts Needed to Reach 2008 Budget: $1,294,556 YTD Receipts for Budget: $1,219,573 Eliza Broadus Campaign Total: $8,678 Campaign Goal: $10,000 World Hunger Campaign to Date: $1,784 Campaign Goal: $5,000 . a note.. Give a ca Write ll… er them Rememb yers... ra in your p Spotlighting our Homebound Members: Regina Hines 631 Sherwood / Bowling Green, KY 42103 If you know of someone who is homebound or a homebound caregiver, please call the church office. Prayer Shawl Ministry Mon., October 13, 2008 6:00 PM / TGI Fridays Call Janet Kay to make your reservation. Dear First Baptist Church, Scott and I want to thank you so much for your gift of $112.50 this past year toward our ministry here in Hungary, E. Europe and Russia! We are so grateful! It means so much to us to have the support and prayers and encouragement from First Baptist Church. You all mean so much to us (especially Scott). You have helped us to continue ministering to this needy part of the world. God bless you all! Love, Patti and Scott Neel 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 Deaf Revival November 14 - 16 Guest speaker John Lovas from New Orleans, LA. The Swamp Shootout October 18, 2008 $15 per person 9:30 AM Shotgun Start Bring your own shells Muhlenberg County Register by Oct. 15th, call 842-1019 for details Oct. 12 is World Hunger Day Help turn the table on world hunger by participating in “Fast One to Feed One” to support the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund. Here's how: • fast one meal each month and use the meal time to pray for needs in your community. • give the amount you would have spent on the meal through your church to the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund. FBC Goal: $5,000 Prayer Room Volunteers for the month of October University and Youth 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. 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. 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. Appreciation is extended to those who participated in the recent Operation Inasmuch Blood Drive held Wed. Sept. 24, 2008. Thirty-four (34) units were collected. Mark your calendars for the next Blood Drive which has been scheduled for 3:00 - 8:00 p.m., December 3, 2008 in the ROC. 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 Christ-centered 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. The Christmas Home Tour is looking for two additional homes to tour for this year's event. Already Vickie Elrod has agreed to open her home to us. If you would be willing to let us visit in your home for a few hours on Sat., Dec. 13 please call B.Kaye Beckner as soon as possible. Grief Recovery Support Group Each Wednesday Now through November 12, 2008 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. / Room B-134 Anne Puckett Joined Sunday, October 5, 2008 Transfer of Letter WELCOME TO SUNDAY SCHOOL U-2 (14) Robert Flaherty Sunrise Children’s Services October Project: Pray for and promote the annual THANKSGIVING OFFERING. Call 1-800-456-1386 to be put on the mailing list for Sunrise Children’s Services MESSENGER. The publication is free. Mile of Pennies: we now have $722.00 towards our twenty-third mile. For further information contact Mabel Kirk 843-3771 or Ruth Snazelle 842-7495. Wednesday Evening Meal - October 15 Chicken and Dumplings, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Orange Glazed Carrots, Broccoli Slaw, Tossed Salad, Ice Cream Sundae Bar Dated Material. Please deliver by Wednesday, October 8. 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 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.