We are almost there!

$325,000 plus dollars has been raised and is in hand toward our goal of $365,000 to break ground for our new Youth Building. Ground breaking will held when the remaining $40,000 is in hand. I am awed at what an AWESOME GOD WE SERVE! This project was first presented to the church for approval in the December 2012 business meeting and already we are almost to our goal. Thank you, if you have already given. Please give if you have not done so. Wouldn’t ground breaking be a great way to start the spring? I think so. I am thrilled at what God is going to do this weekend in the life of our youth. This Sunday will be D-Now Sunday in the morning worship service. I will be concluding the Wednesdays evening study on surrender this Sunday morning. The adults have been doing the same study that the youth will be doing this weekend. Sunday’s message will also be the conclusion to the D Now Weekend Study. Come and be blessed of God in both our worship services this Sunday Morning. I look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Sunday February 10, 2013 Budget Receipts $11,845.17 Budget Needs To Date $103,752.00 Budget Receipts YTD $111,380.40 Receipts Over Budget By $7,628.40 Youth Bldg TD $35,255.00 Bible Study 330 WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT February 20 Grilled Chicken Tenders Butter Beans Cole Slaw Rolls Dessert

Sunday, February 17 Early Worship 8:30 AM Bible Study 9:45 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Chancel Rehearsal (Bass) 5:00 PM AWANA 5:30 PM Evening Worship 6:30 PM Monday, February 18 Saints Alive 10:30 AM Helen Lane Group 3:00 PM Finance Committee 5:30 PM Ladies Bible Study 6:00 PM Tuesday, February 19 Youth Prayer Breakfast 6:45 AM Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7:00 AM Tables of Love 6:00 PM Wednesday, February 20 Graded Choirs Rehearse 5:45 PM Youth Bible & Supper 6:00 PM Family Supper 6:00 PM Missions Fr, GA’s, RA’s 7:00 PM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM Handbells 7:00 PM Chancel Choir 7:45 PM Thursday, February 21 Ladies Bible Study 6:00 PM BCM @ College 7:00 PM Friday, February 22 Deacons & wives Fellowship

First Baptist
February 13, 2013
Pastor Rev. Paul Medley Minister of Music Rev. Art Bruce Minister of Youth Brian Steward Director of Children Stacey Sweitzer

EXTENDED SESSION February 17 Jim & Natalee Dozier, Mary Lynn White, Meredith Conder, Carolyn Thompson, Stone Inlow, Chris & Anne Hobby, Cole Thomas, Patti Hall. CONGRATULATIONS TO: Jim & Shirley Beck on the birth of a grandson, Ethan James Thompson, weighing 7 lbs 5 oz on February 5. Proud parents are Jamie & Lindsay Thompson.



JUBALS WORSHIP IN BLAKELY The JUBALS Regional Concert at FBC Blakely was wonderful. There were over 40 precious folks from FBC to attend this powerful service of worship. I am grateful to each of you who made an extraordinary effort to attend. My father-in-law, his pastor and friends from Tallahassee made the trip, too. Thanks to each of you who attended and were blessed by this ministry. LOOKING AHEAD SENIOR ADULT TRIP TO MACON FOR THE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL. March 15-23 We’re checking the calendar to find the best date to attend. Watch this column for information about the trip and how to be a part of it. BELL FESTIVAL Although our choir is not participating this year, some have asked about attending the handbell festival concert. It will be held at FBC Tallahassee’s Fellowship Hall, Saturday, Feb. 16th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EASTER CANTATA BONUS REHEARSAL
Bass—Sunday February 17th, BARACA room 5 PM.

Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 2 pm, Christmas Tree Farm Hunts available for ages 2- 4th grade Would you help make this event a success? We'll need the following donations by Friday, March 29 @ noon: -Candy-filled Eggs. Drop these by the church office prior to the big event. There will be a receptacle available. Please use only individually wrapped candy that will not melt (no chocolate). -Snacks & Goodies. We would like to offer treats to the egg hunters and their families. Prepackaged donations are welcome anytime and may be dropped off in the Library. Homemade items will only be accepted on March 29 from 8:30 am until noon. We'll need the following volunteers: -Setup/Breakdown Teams. Load, unload and transport all the eggs and snacks. Take care of any onsite setup prior to the event. Then after the big event, load it all the extras back up to go back to FBC. -Registration Team. Help families register for the hunt and direct them to the egg hunt and hayride launch sites. -Egg Hunt Team. Hide eggs in the age appropriate sections and direct kids and parents to the appropriate sections from the Egg Hunt Launch Site. -Snack Team. Set up all the goodies, pass out drinks and welcome any FBC non-members. -Hay Ride Team. Help the Christmas Tree Farm employees round up kids and parents from the Hay Ride Launch Site and help them onto the ride. -Follow-up Team. Make contacts to any FBC non-members and invite them to church. (This team will meet sometime in April.) -If you are interested in being a part of one of these teams, call or email me! And we'll need all FBC members to invite their friends and family! Stacey

I am so excited about our D-Now weekend. I know that God has something big in store for us. Continue praying throughout the weekend for changed lives. We will be having the “Uganda Thunder” here in concert on March 9th @ 6:00. They are a group of orphans from Uganda that travel around for 11 months of the year to raise money for their orphanages. They are AMAZING. Make sure you schedule this date in your calendars. There is no cost for the concert but we will be taking up a love offering for them. Brian What’s Happening February 15th-17th– D-Now Weekend February 18th– Haiti Meeting February 12th– Breakfast @ Betty’s February 13th– Student Ministries (6-8) February 14th– BCM @ Bainbridge College February 19th– Breakfast @ Betty’s February 20th– Student Ministries (6-8) March 9th– Uganda Thunder @ FBC @ 6:00 March 16th– Haiti meeting (12-2) March 28th– Casting Crowns in Albany April 2-5– Spring Break Activities April 12th-13th– 30hr Famine in Dothan April 20th– Haiti meeting (12-2) May 11th– Haiti Meeting (12-2) May 24th-27th– Jr. And Sr. Trip June 1st-7th– Haiti Trip June 17th-21st– Merge Mission Camp July 2,9,16,23– Hilda Byrd Chaos Activities

FELLOWSHIP CLUB Our next gathering will be at noon on Monday, March 4th. Mark this date on your calendar and invite friends to this special event.

What's Happening: March 8 VeggieTales Concert, 6 pm, Tallahassee March 23 VBS Pep Rally, 9 am, Tifton March 30 Easter Egg Hunt, 2 pm, Christmas Tree Farm June 10-14 CentriKid Camp, Norman Park in Tifton ($315/kid) June 24-28 VBS