Bulletin 5-13-18

Bulletin 5-13-18




Welcome Visitors!



We are honored with your visit! You and your family are important to us and we gladly welcome your presence. If you would, please fill out the visitor information on the front of the bulletin, tear out the tab, and place it in the offering plate. Ushers are also present to take the tear-off at your convenience. We would like to contact you, but we promise to not be overwhelming. Thank you for your visit and please feel free to return!




Order of Worship:



  • Welcome & Words of Ministry
  • “Be Thou My Vision” | soloist Jennifer Blevins
  • Parent/Child Dedication
  • “Behold Our God”
  • Offertory Prayer
  • Giving | “The Great Divide”
  • “Speak, O Lord”
  • Message | Dr. Jason Clark
  • Invitation | “Shine on Us”
  • Closing




Special Consideration:


  • Flowers have been placed in the sanctuary today in honor of Laiklee Whitener, our family, and the members of this church for God’s goodness, His love, and the miracle of life. — Mike, Kim and Cassie Bivens
  • The flowers at the Ingleside Avenue sign were provided and planted by Carey and Nancy Hicks, in memory of Eleanor Streetman Haddock.
  • Deacons of the Week:
    • Glen Allen
    • Chuck Bivens
    • Rob Shamblin
    • Garry Shipp




Today’s Sermon:




“How Fellowship Witnesses to the World”

Philippians 2:12-18

By Dr. Jason Clark and Drew Byers





Sermon Outline:




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1 – Fellowship __________________ the reality of who we are (v 14-15a)


A – Through our __________________

B – Through our __________________ (v 15a)



2 – Fellowship __________________ forth the Gospel to an unbelieving world (v 14-15)


A – The __________________ of our Fellowship

B – The __________________ of our Fellowship (Matt. 5:14, 16)

C – The __________________ of our Fellowship (v 16)








  • 5:00 PM – Sunday Nights Together meets in the Worship Center for teaching, prayer, and fellowship. Please join us!




This Week:



  • Monday – Monthly Meetings – Monday, May 14th
    • Finance Committee – 6 PM
    • Missions Committee – 6 PM
    • Security – 6 PM
    • Deacons’ Meeting – 7 PM
    • Deacons’ wives will meet for prayer in the Atrium at 7 PM.
  • Tuesday – Senior Adult Luncheon will be Tuesday, May 15th at 12 PM. Thomas Brown will provide the entertainment. Cost is $5.00. Sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.
  • Tuesday – Basketball Open Gym @ 6:30 PM. All are welcome to come and play pick-up basketball.
  • Wednesday – Wednesday Morning Bible Study at 10 AM, KidSing at 4:30 PM, Family Dinner at 5 PM, Prayer Meeting, Adult Choir, AWANA, and One|Together (youth) at 6 PM.
  • Wednesday – There will be a meeting for all VBS leaders on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:30 pm in the Chapel. Nursery care will be available.
  • Thursday – Senior Adult Choir @ 10 AM
  • Thursday – Senior Game Day at 11:30 AM
  • Thursday– Basketball Open Gym @ 6:30 PM. All are welcome to come and play pick-up basketball.







Church Picnic will be on Sunday, May 20th at 5 PM at Athens Regional Park in the Lower Pavilion. The church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Please bring two side dishes. Don’t forget your lawn chair!



Senior Adult Trip to the Cumberland County Playhouse and Cumberland County State Park Restaurant – May 29th. Depart FBC at 9:30 AM (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE) and return at 5 PM. Cost: $45 (all inclusive). Sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.




Save the Dates:



  • Vacation Bible School: June 4th-8th, 9 am – Noon
  • SonRock Kid’s Camp: June 18th – 21st





Last Week:



Attendance – May 6th

  • Sunday Small Group – 252
  • Sunday Worship – 487




  • Last Week $30,769.05
  • Benevolence – $884.00



BUDGET TOTALS (Through Apr. 2018)

  • Giving – $274,855.34
  • Expenses – $290,086.74



FORWARD GIVING (Through Apr. 2018)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Giving – $2,255,742.76
  • Loan Balance – $1,456,037.25
  • Last Week’s Giving $6,092.77





Pastors and Staff:



  • Jason Clark, Pastor
  • Tim Ellis, Min. of Music
  • Drew Byers, Min. of Youth
  • Karen Ellis, Children’s Min. Dir.