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June 19, This Week at FBC

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June 19, 2014 June 19, 2014 June 19, 2014 June 19, 2014

Church Leadership
Our ministers and lay leaders are
available to answer any questions you
may have to help you connect with
the ministries of First Baptist Church.

Rev. Matt Sturtevant
Senior Pastor, x. 202
matt@firstbaptistlawrence.com

Rev. Dr. Meredith Holladay
Associate Pastor of
Spiritual Formation, x. 204
meredith@firstbaptistlawrence.com

Jenny Purvis
Office Manager, x.203
jenny@firstbaptistlawrence.com

Jim Davidson
Chancel Choir Director
jamesrdavidson@ku.edu

Holly Grassy
Bookkeeper
grassyclan@att.net

John Pauls
Moderator
jphawk@yahoo.com

Evelyn Falen
Organist
edfal13@gmail.com

Buddy Langford
Custodian

Church Office:
785/843.0020
office@firstbaptistlawrence.com
www.firstbaptistlawrence.com
Preparing for Worship
June 22, 2014 June 22, 2014 June 22, 2014 June 22, 2014
One service at 10:30 a.m.
Second Sunday after Pentecost
Rev. Matthew Sturtevant
Scripture: Matthew 10:24-39
Summer Worship:
We are now following our summer schedule:
Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Worship at 10:30 a.m.
each week through August 10.
Birthday Picnic Celebration
June 29, 2014
Celebrate FBC's 159th birthday with a
potluck picnic and other festivities.
New this year: a birthday cake contest!
Break out your best frosting artistry
and bring a decorated birthday cake to
the picnic--Pastor Matt and Pastor
Meredith will judge the winners.

When: June 29, 12 noon (1:00 cake
judging, 1:30 egg toss, Frisbee golf on-
going)
Where: Centennial Park (next to
Biemer's BBQ on 9th Street)
What to bring: a side dish or two to share, and a decorated birthday cake if you're itching
for competition!

FBC will provide fried chicken.
(Remember to bring lawn chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, and Frisbees for Frisbee golf.
Tableware, if you’d like.)
~FBC Membership Ministry
We Want to Hear From You!
The Spiritual Leadership Team wants to hear your thoughts about our congregation’s priorities and programs.
Why? After several years of focusing on big projects (i.e. decisions concerning the building, staff changes, and by-
laws revision), it is time to look at the sustained weekly and daily ministry and programs of our church In a world
that is constantly getting busier, we have begun to ask how we will engage in spiritual formation to prepare for a
life of faith. As good Baptists, we recognize that this is not a decision of only staff members or SLT leaders, but
the entire congregation. We want to hear from you as we discern our priorities together.
How? Over the last several months, the SLT has met, discussed, and partnered with the Fredrikson Center for
Faith and Church Vitality at Ottawa University in order to create a process for hearing your thoughts and opinions.
After meeting with the SLT and engaging our needs, the Fredrickson Center has designed questionnaires, and will
confidentially administer, collect, and prepare the feedback for dissemination.
Where...do I get one of these questionnaires? The Fredrikson Center (who has done this process with several oth-
er churches in other places) suggests that the best way to assure confidentiality and to avoid duplication is for every
congregation participant to request a questionnaire by a) emailing the church office to request a digital copy
or b) calling or giving your name to Jenny in the office to receive a paper copy and instructions via the
Fredrikson Center. You may do either, starting this week.
Who? YOU! We want to hear from you as we continue to together seek God’s vision for our congregation and
our community.
Building Reconstruction Cost Estimates
These are architect’s estimates, not contractor-bid prices. They are only estimates. These projects will
be sent to the contractors to bid costs.
Sanctuary Work Estimates:
New Narthex Wall $38,000
Interior expansion of worship space $15,000
Exterior expansion of worship space $35,000
Removal of Parlor/Narthex wall $5,000
Painting of worship space $7,500
New Lighting $40,000
Expansion of Chancel $7,500
Relocation/upgrade of sound equipment N/D
A/V upgrades N/D
Code improvements $2,000
New seating $15,000-55,000
Roger Williams Room Work Estimates:
New Acoustical Treatments $20,000
New Acoustical Ceiling Panels $12,000
New light fixtures $2,000

Total Flooring Cost Estimate:
Including Sanctuary, Roger Williams Room, corridors
and classrooms $97,000-119,000
June/July: Architects finish bid-ready document and
church sends out document to contractors, who will bid on
projects
July/August: Congregational meeting to approve bid and
begin work
Fall/Winter: Construction begins. Roger Williams Room
project begins first (lighting, ceiling tiles, flooring) then sanc-
tuary work begins (reconstruction, lighting, flooring, A/V)

Looking down center aisle
Remember in Prayer
First Baptist Youth and Youth Leaders on mission trip this
week
International Ministries Missionaries: Tim & Kathy Rice,
Democratic of the Republic
Regional Minister: ABC of New Jersey, Rev. Dr. Edgard
Nicolas, serving in East Orange, NJ
Local congregation: Community Bible Chapel

You are invited to send prayer requests to:
The church office: 843-0020,
jenny@firstbaptistlawrence.com
Martha Gage, msgage@sunflower.com.
(E-mail prayer chain)
Hazel Nitcher, 843-5302, Annie Merriam, 841-1384, or
Judy Stuart, 856-1782 (Telephone prayer chain)

In an effort to help low-income parents in our community, Ballard Community Services and The Salvation Army of
Douglas county are working together to make sure families whose children qualify for free or reduced lunches have the
tools they need for academic success. With expenses continuing to be a challenge for many Douglas county families,
they are hoping to provide over 800 children with school supplies, a new pair of shoes and a backpack in preparation
for the 2014 –2015 school year. Their goal is to complete the collection of donated supplies by July 31. If you
would like to contribute, there is a collection box located just outside the church office door. You can find a list of pre-
ferred items from USD 497: http://www.usd497.org/documents/SchoolSupplyList2014-15.pdf. Please call the church
office if you have any questions.
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering Begins
For seven decades now, nine denominations in the U.S., have to-
gether been connecting people through One Great Hour of Shar-
ing. Sisters and brothers living in poverty who would have been
otherwise overlooked, or outright forgotten, have been empowered
by our gifts to the offering. Families across North America, are
accompanied for the long haul, thanks to funds from One Great
Hour of Sharing.
Each time a gift is given, a connection is made. Every
single offering builds another bridge and tears down
another wall. Each donation, no matter how large or
small, reveals our unity, that in Christ Jesus we are one
family. One Great Hour of Sharing enables us to fulfill
those needs, for they are our needs. For the next few
weeks we ask you to give generously to this great
connector of our shared faith, work, and witness in
the world.
~FBC Mission Ministry
A Service of hymns
and communion
will be July 6 at
10:30 a.m.

We are the hungry, the
thirsty, the sick, the home-
less, the hurting. We are
one with our sisters and
brothers, and we will an-
swer Christ’s call until we
all are fed. Until all are fed.
First Baptist Church
1330 Kasold Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
785/843-0020
785/843-0021 (fax)
www.firstbaptistlawrence.com
Staff Whereabouts:
Pastor Meredith will be in Louisville, KY with FBC youth & youth
leaders at Passport Camp this week.

By the Numbers…as of June 15, 2014
GENERAL OPERATING
Weekly Receipts: $2,922.00
YTD Receipts: $153,689.63

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Weekly Receipts: $2,420.00
Cumulative Giving: $263,722.00

If you would like more detailed financial information, please
contact our bookkeeper at grassyclan@att.net.

Thank you for your generous giving. Your generosity helps to
make our many ministries possible.
Sunday Morning Volunteers
Nursery 9:30 a.m.—Amy Munsterman
10:30 a.m.—Amy Munsterman
Extended Care— Shane or Brenda
Schenkel
Life of the Church
Sunday, June 22
8:30 a.m.—No early service
9:30 a.m.—Sunday School
10:15 a.m.—Choir rehearsal
10:30 a.m.—Combined Worship
Tuesday, June 24
11:00 a.m.—Newsletter announcements due
Thursday, June 26
No Chancel Choir rehearsal

Looking Ahead:
June 22-28—FBC ABY to Passport Camp
June 29—Church Birthday annual picnic at
Centennial Park



Musicians Wanted for Summer Worship
If you are interested in providing special music (vocal or
instrumental) this summer while the Chancel Choir is on
break, please contact Jim at jamesrdavidson@ku.edu
and/or sign up at the back of the sanctuary. There will be
a total of six Sundays (7/13-8/17) available for you to
share your gifts in worship.

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