FBC Enews: December 5, 2023

This Sunday – December 10th – 9:30 a.m.

Message: “The Love of God with Us”

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-23

Preaching: Senior Pastor Evan Guse

Bulletin – Playlist

Decorating: Enjoy getting in the Christmas Spirit? Each Wednesday of Advent will be a time to help decorate our building. The closer we get to Christmas, the more Christmasy it will be! So join us this Wednesday, 11/29 @ 3:30 PM, for Christmas Decorating!

Choir: Rehearsals continue this week: Wednesday @ 7:00 PM; Sunday @ 8:45 AM.

Transportation Sign up: If you are willing to pick up a guest and bring him to church on a rotating basis, sign up at the Gathering Place. See Jan Carlstrom for any questions.

Prayer Shawls: Prayer shawls will be available in the Gathering Place the 2nd Sunday of each month, December 10th, for those who wish to pick one up for someone in need of encouragement.

Love Chapel News:

PACKING PARTY AT LOVE CHAPEL: Twelve volunteers are needed to help pack food for the Love Chapel Christmas Pantry Distribution on Thursday, December 7, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Love Chapel Food Pantry. A sign up sheet is available in the Gathering Place.

Philharmonic Holiday Concert & Dinner: A pitch-in dinner will be held in Fellowship Hall following the concert at 5:30 pm on December 9th. There is a sign-up sheet at the Gathering Place. Call Bill Baker (812-371-1354) for dinner reservations. Meat & drinks will be furnished. You are welcome to attend the pitch-in dinner whether you attend the concert or not.

Newsletter: The deadline for the newsletter is December 15th. Please submit any info to Mel by this date.

Bethlehem Lights: Southeastern Baptist Youth Camp Bethlehem Lights, will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 15-16, 2023 from 5:00-8:00 PM. This is a drive through display and nativity. For more details follow this link.

Church Council Meeting: The monthly Church Council meeting will be Tuesday, December 19th @ 7 pm.

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Prayer Shawl Group – 11:00 AM

Prayer Group – 12:30 PM


BSF – 9:00 AM

Decorating – 3:30 PM

Choir – 7:00 PM


LIGHT Women’s Bible Study – 9:00 AM

Columbus Star Quilters – 9:30 AM


Men of Faith Bible Study – 7:00 AM


Sunday Worship – 9:30 AM

Second Hour – 10:45 AM

PRAYER Matters:

Please be in prayer for the Church during this time of pastoral transition, including our Church Council and FBC Staff.

Pray for Pastor Evan & Family as they settle in at FBC.

The Malik Zada/Afghan family being sponsored by our FBC Team.

The people of Ukraine and efforts toward peace.

Victims of the Israel-Hamas War.

FBC congregant prayer concerns: Alice Richmond, Myrna Shane, Anita Burton, Marcia Battle, Dick & Beth Miller, Ramona Harlow, Dan Greene, Claude Wright, Jr “Bub”, Anita Yancey, Joyce Sutton, Roger & Ben Glick & all persons who are homebound & in nursing care centers.