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The idea of a Contemporary Worship Service has been talked about in our congregation and among the staff

for several years. The staff and the Church Council think it is a good time to pursue the idea and see how God will bless the effort. Several questions come to mind when talking about such a service. They include: Do you think we need it? Yes, we are not reaching a large segment of our community for Jesus that would benefit from the service as well as those already in our congregation that would attend. Will it Cost something? Monetarily no, it should not. We have what we need already to be holding the service. Time, talent and commitment, YES, it will take commitment on the part of the worship leaders. When would we have it? This is still being discussed. Your input would be appreciated. Im sure there are many other questions. I would encourage you to talk with a staff member about your concerns and ideas. We want to hear from you. I look forward to seeing you this Sunday. Paul

Sunday May 12, 2013 Budget Receipts $12,619.00 Budget Needs To Date $328,548.00 Budget Receipts YTD $313,622.24 Receipts Under Budget By $14,925.76 Bible Study 332 WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT May 22 Swedish Meatballs Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Biscuits Dessert

Sunday, May 19 Senior Breakfast 8:30 AM Early Worship 8:30 AM Bible Study 9:45 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM with Senior recognition Baccalaureate 7:00 PM No Evening Worship Monday, May 20 Saints Alive 9:00 AM Finance Committee 5:30 PM Women on the Go 6:30 PM Deacons 6:30 PM Tuesday, May 21 Youth Prayer Breakfast 6:45 AM Mens Prayer Breakfast 7:00 AM Mary Blair Group Noon Wednesday, May 22 Youth Bible & Supper 6:00 PM Family Supper 6:00 PM Children Activities 6:45 PM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM Chancel Choir 7:45 PM Thursday, May 23 BHS Graduation

HIGH SCHOOL Alan Aguire Ramsay Chambers Meredith Conder Claire Culverson Clint Edmunds Jake Goodson Cole Granato Karmryn Kirkpatrick Taylor Harrison Madison Helms Stone Inlow Erin Kirkus Jason Long Madison Malone Broc McVay Blake Voyles COLLEGE Kayla Godwin Becky Heard Guagliardo Parker Heard Rion Murrah Morgan Powell Katie Fayth Roland Austin Rowe Ryans Smith Searcy Smith Noah Thorn

EXTENDED SESSION May 19 Eddie & Debbie Duke, Jean Stokes, Betty Johnson, Tresa Rayfield, Charley Rayfield, Misty Griffin, Lindsey Duke, Betty Boyett. OUR CONDOLENCES TO: *****Jan Culverson and Lee Ann Inlow and their families in the death of their father, Robert Harrell. *****Bucky Buchanan and family in the death of his grandfather, Cannie Outlaw of Kingsland, GA. CONGRATULATIONS TO Jerry & Beverly Pollock on the birth of a grandson, Michael E. Buffaloe, on May 12 weighing 8 lbs 10 oz. Proud parents are Michael & April Pollock Buffaloe.

First Baptist

May 15, 2013

WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS BY LETTER John & Kay Hall 672 Bethany Church Rd.

Pastor Rev. Paul Medley Minister of Music Rev. Art Bruce Minister of Youth Brian Steward Director of Children Stacey Sweitzer

SHOCKWAVE MUSICAL Last Wednesday was another awesome time of worship, led by out youth choir, SHOCKWAVE, and the DRAMA TEAM. Everyone present was blessed beyond measure and overwhelmed with the talent and skill of those singing and acting. Thanks to each leader who has worked diligently this year to bring these fine teens to their level of excellence. Thanks to the AV Team, as well for another Job Well Done. CDs and DVDs of the musical are available. Contact an AV Team member or the office to purchase your copy. SAINTS ALIVE REPORTS The Saints Alive Choir shared two concerts of Gaither music lat Monday at Willow Ridge Assisted Living and at Bainbridge Healthcare. Each of the groups really enjoyed our presentation. We even had a lady dancer who shared her gifts as two of the songs were sung. Our enjoyable morning ended with a trip to Boyds Bar-B-Q for lunch. What a great day of ministry! Next Monday, May 20th will find us sharing the same program of heartwarming Gaither music at Riverside Place Assisted Living at 9:00 AM and Memorial Manor at 10:30 AM. Lunch will follow at a local spot TBA. I still have the music. Come and expect another blessing next Monday.

SUMMER GAMES! Every Wednesday Night, starting May 22 6:45-8 pm, Completed K5th grade, Preschool separate Well be learning basic principles of God while playing all sorts of wacky games! SLIP-N-SLIDE Day! Thursday, May 30 11 am-until, Green Space @ FBC Come and celebrate the beginning of summer with a giant slip-nslide!! We'll have pizza and drinks. Discovery Bible Time June 2 - July 14 Sunday Nights, 6:15 pm, Library Completed Grades 2-5 *Note to parents, the daily devotionals are super important for this study. This is a great way to begin teaching your child the habit of Bible study! CALL THE OFFICE TO SIGN UP! VBS- NOT just for kids! Remember, Bro. Paul and Calvin Brownhill will be teaching an adult section of our VBS this year! You won't want to miss it! June 24-28, 5:45-8:30 pm, Dinner @ 5 pm. VBS Training Sunday, June 9 Noon, Fellowship Hall Calling all volunteers! Get the schedule and get excited! Lunch will be provided. Stacey What's Happening: May 18 RA Canoe Trip May 30 Slip-N-Slide Day, 11 am June 10-14 CentriKid Camp, Norman Park in Tifton June 15 Daddy Daughter Date Night, 6 pm June 24-28 VBS July 18-20 5th Grade Retreat RSVP by June 2

Haiti Mission Event 14 days away!!!! Graduates and their Parents Meet in the Fellowship Hall at 8:30 AM this Sunday, May 19 for the Breakfast. ALL GRADUATES WILL BE HONORED IN THE 11:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICE THAT MORNING. Bus Drivers- We are in need of a few more bus drivers for trips throughout the year. If you are interested in getting your license or already have your license and are willing to do some driving, please see me. Summer Activities So much coming up! College trip, Jr. and Sr. trip, Merge Mission Camp, Haiti Mission Trip, CHAOS activities, Wednesday night events, SUMMER INSANITY on Thursdays in July, and so much more! I hope you are locked and loaded! Brian Whats Happening May 19th Graduate Breakfast and Senior Recognition Baccalaureate at BHS Gymnasium, 7:00 PM May 24th-27th Jr. & Sr. Trip June 1st-7th Haiti Trip June 17th-21st Merge Mission Camp July 2,9,16,23 Hilda Byrd Chaos Activities July 11th, 18th, and 25th Summer Insanity activities July 29th and 30th Chaos end of the year trip