FBC Enews:  March 28th, 2023


Content for E-News: March 28th

This Sunday – April 2 – 9:30 a.m.
Message: “The King is Coming”
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Preaching: Interim Pastor Rev. Dr. David Hinson
Bulletin Playlist

Easter Egg Hunt Update: Those who are interested in helping to fill the Easter eggs, join us on Sunday, April 2nd during second hour. The Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 8th @ 9 am.

Easter Invitations: We have prepared Easter invitations to invite family, friends, and coworkers to join us on Easter Sunday. Pick up a few in the Gathering Place on Sunday to hand out. Easter services are as follows: Sunrise Service- 7:30 am, Breakfast- 8:15 am, and morning worship- 9:30 am. JOIN US!

Holy Week Devotions: Pick up your copy at the Gathering Place in preparation for Holy Week. If you are unable to pick one up in person, a PDF version is available HERE.

Help Needed for Hot Meals: It is First Baptist Church’s turn to prepare and serve a hot meal to those in need on Tuesday April 4th and Tuesday April 11th at Memorial Baptist Church. There is a sign up sheet in the Gathering Place for anyone who might be able to help with preparing a dish, salads or cookies, and or is able to serve the meal. Details will be on the sign up sheets. If you have questions, please contact Sue Putterill at 812 350-0357.

31 Days of Prayer: March has been designated our month of prayer as we pray over the many needs, causes, and plans of First Baptist Church Columbus. Each of you is invited to pick a day to pray for an hour during these “31 Days of Prayer.” Continue to pray for all our church needs. A prayer guide is available near the sign up.

Blood Drive: There will be a blood drive sponsored by Versiti Blood Center, on April 17th from 10 am – 2:30 pm in the fellowship hall. Sign up to donate HERE.

Lunch with the Pastor: There is a sign up sheet at the Gathering Place for those who would like to take Pastor David Hinson to lunch on Sundays.

Search Committee:

  • Continue praying over the Search Committee and its members as they begin the next leg of the race: Keith Arbuckle, Heather Babb, Jeff Caldwell, Bill Griffith, Matt Hamon, Jennifer Kelley, Kenny King, Carolyn Pool, and Alice Richmond.
  • Congregational Survey Results can be found HERE.

STUFFED WITH LOVE CAMPAIGN: Stuffed animals can help children with the stress of hospital/ER visits. Your donation of NEW items can help.  The goal is 1,000 (500 for Seymour Hospital/500 for Columbus Regional).  Sponsored by the Young Marines Troop of Seymour.  There is a box in the Gathering Place for donated items.

Bible Study Opportunities: We are in a Lenten Bible Study, “The Eclipse of the Son, The Daily Progression of Darkness During Holy Week” that began in February. Study guides are available in the Gathering Place. 

  • L.I.G.H.T. Women’s study on Thursdays @ 9:30 am.
  • Men of Faith on Fridays @ 7 am.

Scholarships Available: The deadline to submit applications for the FBC Foundation scholarships is April 1st. E. Don Tull Scholarship is for a graduating high school senior planning to attend an institution of higher learning full-time and Foundation Scholarship is for a full-time undergraduate student. Applications can be found on the website under “Connect” – FBC Foundation. 

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    • Tuesday:
      • Prayer Shawl Ministry – 11:00 AM 
      • Prayer Room – 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday:
      • BSF – 9:00 AM
      • Choir Practice – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday:
      • LIGHT – 9:30 AM
  • Friday:
      • Men of Faith – 7:00 AM
    • Sunday:
  • Worship Rehearsal – 8:30 AM
      • Pre-Worship Prayer Time – 9:10 AM (Prayer Room)
      • Sunday Worship – In-Person & Livestream @ 9:30 AM
  • Second Hour – 10:45 AM

PRAYER Matters:

  • Nashville Christian School Shooting Victims and their Families
  • Earthquake Victims and their families in Turkey, Syria, and the Surrounding Area
  • Please be in prayer for the Church during this time of pastoral transition, including our Church Council and FBC Staff.
  • The Malik Zada/Afghan family being sponsored by our FBC Team.
  • The people of Ukraine and efforts toward peace.
  • FBC congregant prayer concerns: Lynne Lovelace and Family,  Larry Carter and Family, the Family of Corie Wheeler, Soozi Ford and Family, Grace Marshall, Marcia Battle, Dick & Beth Miller, Joyce Roney, Ramona Harlow & all persons who are homebound & in nursing care centers.