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  • The VISITOR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SILSBEE

    Mark Carpenter, Pastor Wayne Monk, Music

    Tom Hawk, Minister of Church Ministries

    Vol.63, No.47 (409) 385-2819 www.fbcsilsbee.org December 12, 2017

    Sanctuary Choir Christmas Musical Sunday, December 17, 6 PM Presenting a compelling new Christmas musical based on one of the most cherished Gaither songs of all time Jesus, There’s Something about That Name. This powerful musical presentation combines narration, several heart-warming hymns and favorites along with moving new songs which retells God’s purpose and plan to send the Promised One – Jesus! At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! Afterwards join us in the Fellowship Hall for sandwiches (provided by church). PLEASE BRING COOKIES! Be sure to invite your friends and family for this special Christmas event.

    DON’T FORGET!!! Your year-end financial

    contributions must be received by the church office no later than December 31st.

    Year End and New Year Reminder: Don’t forget to double check your

    2017-2018 automated giving dates in Push Pay. Haven’t tried our Push-Pay app? Don’t use checks? Use your phone to do all your gifts to the church. Go to your app store and download FBCSilsbee app. You can

    access Pushpay, church calendar, and other helpful options through our app.

    First Friends Happy Birthday Jesus! Party

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00-7:30pm

    Christmas Story · Christmas Craft · Christmas Games · Birthday Cake

    Vacation Bible School Preview Event January 19-20, 2018

    Contact the church office for more information.

    UPCOMING EVENTS AND DATES:

    December 17: Sanctuary Choir Musical December 20: Youth Christmas Party @ The Fontenot’s Home

    December 24: Sunday Morning only worship service at 10:15 December 24: Sunday evening Christmas Eve Service December 25-29: Family Week-No church activities, office closed

    (emergency need arises, please contact Bro. Tom at (409) 289-1216) December 31: No evening services

    We will observe the Lord’s Supper this Sunday, December 17, 2017 during the morning worship service .

    You’re Invited

    Church Wide Open House

    Home of Bro. Mark & Amy Carpenter

    680 Knupple Road, Silsbee Texas

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    5:00pm-8:00pm

  • Bible Study Report December 10, 2017 Enrollment Attendance

    Adults 501…………………………………….…..141 Youth 87………………………………….………17 Children 47.…………………………………………30 Preschool 22….………………………………….…...11 Homebound 0... …………………………………….……0 TOTALS 657 199

    WORSHIP ATTENDANCE FOR DECEMBER 3, 2017:

    Morning– 231 Evening– NA

    FINANCE REPORT

    Budget Receipts to Date………………..……………….$735,253.05 Budget Expenses to Date……………………………..…$702,719.15 Missions to Date…………………………………….…. $10,445.35 Lottie Moon to Date…………………………………….$3,463.44

    Birthdays December 13-December 19 13 Geraldine Roberts 17 Wesley Simpson 14 Janice Dunn 17 Joe Hawthorne 14 Ellen Brown 17 Paula Petty 14 Pam Willis 17 Melissa Strahan 14 Kyler Macon 17 Kevin DeHart 14 Shae Smith 17 Jakob Love 15 Christy Mouton 18 Randall Gebhart 16 Bryan Tatum 18 Zack Littlepage

    Memorials Art Gietzen from Adult 5 Men’s Sunday school class; Helen Parks;

    Charlotte Sain & Family Thyra Hicks; Ruth Powers; Deborah Sanford Smith; Kendel Gatch; and

    Mark Allen from Patti Gietzen

    Bible Drill Competition Team Meeting

    For Parents and Kids

    Wednesday, January 10, 7:30pm

    Room #248

    Qualifications to be on our Bible Drill Competition Team:

     Be a fourth, fifth, or sixth grader

     Attend practice weekly (day will be determined at meeting)

     Be willing to work hard – we have lots to learn

    Please contact the church office if you need more info!

    Deacon Christmas Fellowship

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    5:30pm at Catfish Cabin

    ATTENTION YOUTH:

    1. Hot Heart (Jan 26-27) tickets are now available $35

    (sign up sheet to hold spot is in youth wing)

    2. December 20, 2017 youth Christmas party at the

    Fontenot’s house (must have permission slip)

    REMINDER: December 25-29: Family Week-No church

    activities, office closed (emergency need arises, please contact Bro. Tom at (409) 289-1216)

    Christmas Eve Service Sunday, December 24,2017

    6:00pm

    Would you pray over the planning of a family mission trip for next summer. We are looking at the Kokomo, Indiana

    area because of the partnership between our two associations. Bro. Mark and Tom will be taking a trip in

    early January to meet the pastors, hear/see their needs, and finalize some details in order to get information out to our

    church family.