The Quarterly Church Conference will be held on Wednesday evening, December 19.

This conference will include presentation of the proposed budget for the 2013 Church year, reports from committees, and a presentation from the property committee. It is very important that every church member be present for this meeting if at all possible. You may pick up a copy of the proposed budget from the church office at any time prior to Wednesday’s meeting. The Conference will be held in the Sanctuary at 7PM. The youth will meet in the fellowship hall. We continue to be blessed with the worship and celebration of Christmas. Thank you, Children’s choirs and choir leaders for the worship experience you provided last Sunday evening. You won’t want to miss tonight’s presentation ―AND ON EARTH PEACE‖ by our Adult choir. I am so looking forward to it! Let’s turn our hearts to worship as we Praise the KING OF KINGS this morning. Paul

Sunday December 9, 2012 Budget Receipts $16,149.93 Budget Needs To Date $843,568.00 Budget Receipts YTD $827,312.46 Receipts Under Budget By $16,255.54 Lottie Moon TD $9,665.35 Bible Study 336 WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT December 19 Ham Hash Brown Casserole Green Beans Rolls Dessert

Sunday, December 16 Early Worship 8:30 AM Bible Study 9:45 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Chancel Choir 5:30 PM Chancel Choir Musical 6:30 PM Monday, December 17 Saints Alive 9:15 AM Finance Committee 5:30 PM Ladies Bible Study 6:00 PM Deacons 6:30 PM Tuesday, December 18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7:00 AM Wednesday, December 19 Youth Bible Sty & Supper 6:00 PM Family Supper 6:00 PM Quarterly Conference 7:00 PM Chancel Choir 7:45 PM OFFICE HOURS The Church Office will be closed December 24 thru January 1 with the exception of Monday December 31 from 8:30—10:30 AM for those making year end contributions.

EXTENDED SESSION December 16 Darren & Tammy Deal, Kim Burrell, Bucky & LeAnn Buchanan, Krystal Hiers, Peyton Burrell, Meredith Jordan. OUR CONDOLENCES TO: *****Ray Harrell and family in the death of his sister-in-law, Alice Harrell
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 Rev. Brian Steward ………………………..Minister of Youth/College Clarene Jones…………………………………..……..Office Secretary Virginia Smith…...…………………..……...Administrative Secretary Email:

The First Baptist
December 16, 2012


Offering Envelopes are on the table in the hallway of the Educational Building and are ready to be picked up.

MORNING WORSHIP December 16, 2012 8:30 & 11:00 AM Prelude Pianist Welcome Rev. Paul Medley Hymn 203 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks Children’s Sermon Rev. Paul Medley Music Witness Joy to the World Adult Praise Team Missions Video Lottie Moon Foreign Missions Emphasis Hymn 200 One Small Child Offertory Mary, Did You Know? / Silent Night Adult Praise Team Music Witness The Newborn Ancient of Days Chancel Choir Message ―Christmas According to Matthew ‖ Matthew 1-2:15 Rev. Paul Medley Invitation Hymn 527 The Greatest Thing Benediction Brian O’Mara Postlude Pianist Evening Worship 6:30 PM


Our student ministry has so much to be thankful for this year. I am so excited and thankful to the Hilda Byrd Sunday School Class for their donation to the youth program. They will be the new sponsors of the CHAOS activities throughout the summer months. CHAOS is an outreach ministry that allows us to invite students that are not involved in our ministry as well as help build friendships within the ministry. Thank you, Hilda Byrd Class for caring about our students and for helping support our efforts financially to bring as many to the Kingdom as we can. Thank you CHURCH for jumping in and helping with the Christmas party at the River’s Community. We appreciate all of you that gave or bought gifts for the children. I am thankful for the ladies that came to the church on Friday and helped wrap gifts for the children. I am thankful for the deacons cooking the hotdogs and being out there for support. It is an AWESOME feeling to see the church come together to further the LOVE of God and see, once again, how much support the Student Ministry has from you guys. If you haven’t noticed, our student ministry has made ―Inside Out‖ t -shirts, long sleeve shirts and even hoodies. These are to promote our ministry within the community as well as a way of helping us raise money for our Honduras trip in the summer. The t-shirts are $10, the long sleeves are $15, and the hoodies are $20. If you are interested, please see me or Alli Guy.

CHILDREN’S CHOIRS RESUME Our Children's Choirs will resume their regular rehearsals on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Public schools are out on the previous week, so this should allow all of our students the opportunity to be back for another season of great choirs! SAINTS ALIVE All Senior Adults are encouraged to join with the Saints Alive Choir as we share Christmas carols. Meet with us at the following times and ministry locations: Monday, Dec. 17th 9:15 AM Willow Ridge 10:45 AM Riverside Place Christmas luncheon to follow at the home of Art & Dian: 362 Riverchase Drive. DECEMBER FELLOWSHIP CLUB . The next meeting of the Fellowship Club will be Monday, January, 14th as we host the Bowen Baptist Association’s quarterly Senior Adult gathering. Mark this date on your calendar and invite a friend for this special event. Art

Deacon of Week—Brian O’Mara Building Security Sanctuary & Shell Annex –Jerry Pollock & Tommy Wheeler Educational Building-Nathan Harrell & Troy Long

What’s Happening December 19th– Remainder of Know La money due! December 19th– Student Ministries (6-8) (8:30-10) December 18th– Breakfast @ Betty’s cancelled December 27th-29th– Know La Conference December 30th– College night January 16th– Deadline for D-Now registration and money February 15th-17th– D-Now Weekend Brian