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Like you, I receive many letters in the mail that reminds me of the need to make a year end charitable

gift. These letters all come from legitimate ministries and institutions and certainly are worthy of my attention. Unlike these ministries, the church does not send out letters but does need year end gifts. Some find it easier to give their tithe at the end of the year for the whole year, December is the time to do so. Some have made pledges to our building fund and are asking, Is now the time to give? The answer is Yes. God has blessed us in these turbulent financial times and we need to honor our pledges to Him. Next Wednesday evening, December 14, will be our regular quarterly conference. As I stated last week this will be an important meeting because we will be reviewing and voting on the budget for the coming year and discussing some cost saving changes. The meeting will be held in the Sanctuary at 7 PM. I cannot close without mentioning what a blessing last Sunday evening was to all who attended. The presentation of A Night in Bethlehem by our youth was inspirational and entertaining. Thank You to all the youth, adult leadership, and others who made this worship experience so meaningful. We have an awesome group of youth and I am very appreciative of each one. This Sunday evening we will be blessed with our Adult Christmas presentation. I encourage you to be here for that and for our Sunday School and Morning Worship. I look forward to seeing you then. Paul Memory VerseDecember 11 Luke 1:46-47 And Mary said: My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

Sunday, December 11 Early Worship 8:30 AM Bible Study 9:45 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Chancel Choir 6:30 PM Monday, December 12 Saints Alive @ Willow Ridge 10:00 AM Memorial Manor 11:00 AM Lunch at Church Noon Property Committee 6:00 PM Tuesday, December 13 Youth Prayer Breakfast 6:45 AM Mens Prayer Breakfast 7:00 AM Wednesday, December 14 WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT Graded Choirs Rehearsal 5:45 PM December 14 Family Supper 6:00 PM 6:00 PM Youth Bible Study & Supper 6:00 PM Turkey & Dressing Church Conference 7:00 PM Sweet Potatoes Chancel Choir 8:00 PM Green Salad Rolls Dessert

Sunday December 4, 2011 Budget Receipts $23,835.80 Budget Needs To Date $905,933.19 Budget Receipts YTD $814,548.91 Receipts Under Budget By $91,384.28 Lottie Moon TD $9,818.14 Bible Study 347

EXTENDED SESSION December 11 Roger & Frances Edmunds, Hope Toole, Cheryl Godwin, Brad & Joanne Moore, Janone Doss, Paula Brinson, April & Madison Helms.
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First Baptist Church P.O. Box 155 Bainbridge, GA 39818 Phone 229-246-1563 Fax 229-246-8182 Rev. Paul Medley......Pastor Rev. Art Bruce....Minister of Music/Senior Adults Clarene Jones....Office Secretary Virginia Smith........Administrative Secretary Email:
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December 7, 2011
Volume 64

The First Baptist

Number 48



Chancel Choir ..will present the Christmas Musical A Song in the Air Sunday, December 11 at 6:30 PM. CHURCH CONFERENCE The proposed budget for the year 2012 will be reviewed and voted upon during Conference Wednesday December 14 in the Sanctuary at 7:00 PM. There will also be discussion during this time of changes to the Builder and the printed Order of Worship. HANDBELLS The handbells will playing on the square December 15 at 5:30 PM CHILDREN CHOIRS MUSICAL The graded choirs will present their Christmas Musical, Sunday December 18 at 6:30 PM. CANDLELIGHT AND COMMUNION SERVICE .will be held on Saturday, December 24 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Sunday, December 25 We will have only Worship Service at 10:00 AM. No Sunday School or evening worship. CHURCH OFFICE The Church Office will be closed Friday, December 23 through January 1. Sunday, January 1 We will have only Worship Service at 10:00 AM. No Sunday School or evening worship.

Youth of the Week Carah Jones is the daughter of Bo and Ginger Jones. She is an seventh grade student at Bainbridge Middle School, where she is a member of FFA and FCA. Carah also represented her class as homecoming attendant this year. Youth Christmas Service, A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM The youth Christmas service was wonderful. Thank you to all of the youth and adults for reminding us of the true message of Christmas. Shining Light Award For the young person who is voted by the youth of FBC to have demonstrated outstanding Christian character in their church, home and school activities and therefore glorifying our Father in Heaven and shining His light into our world. All youth Sunday School members will have the opportunity to vote for an 11th or 12th grade member of FBC for this award. Ballots will be available during Sunday School on December 11th. Wednesday Night Youth Supper December 14 Team 1: Tina Wallace, Hope Toole, Tammy Deal, Rhonda Walker, Ginger Jones. Menu: Sloppy Joes. Mark Your Calendars December 19 Youth Christmas Party leave from church parking lot at 6:00 pm. February 17-18 - DNow Attention, Youth Parents We are in the process of compiling contact information for all parents of youth. If you have not completed a Youth Parent Information form, please go to the youth website below to download one or see Tina to get a copy. This information will help keep all youth and parents informed of youth activities. For Where to Be (and When to be There)please check the following:


Your presentation last Sunday was the best ever. The drama, solos, ensembles and choral pieces were exceptional. Thanks to each of you for effectively sharing the story of Christs birth! SAINTS ALIVE TO MINISTER The Saints Alive choir will share concerts at Willow Ridge and Memorial Manor on Monday of next week. Meet us at 10 am at Willow Ridge. Saints Alive Luncheon to follow at noon in the Fellowship Hall. JANUARY 20TH CONCERT IN ARLINGTON, GA Jeff Steinberg, Christian singer and inspirational speaker will be in concert at FBC Arlington. Save the date and watch for further details.


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