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Waiting till the last minute is never a good idea.

It seems something always comes up that makes the last minute the second. WELL, this week I waited to the last minute to do my article and it got me to thinking about how many times we put doing things to the last minute and then doing them half-way. Jesus talked about this in the parable of the ten virgins. You will remember how five of them prepared for the wedding and five put off to the last minute getting the oil for their lamps. While the five foolish virgins went to get their oil, the bridegroom came and they were left behind. We can be guilty of waiting till the last minute in our Spiritual lives and in the life of the church. We have great excuses for putting off things, but they are just that, excuses. We have good intentions but they are only intentions if they are not acted upon. We have much to do here at First Baptist and in the Kingdom as a whole. Lets not put things off any longer! As the old hymn says: TO THE WORK, TO THE WORK Ill see you Sunday.

Sunday February 2, 2014 Budget Receipts $25,985.11 Budget Needs To Date $82,578.15 Budget Receipts YTD $96,356.21 Receipts Over Budget By $13,778.06 Lottie Moon TD $13,925.60 Bible Study 321 WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT February 12 Baked Chicken Tenders Macaroni & Cheese Broccoli Salad Rolls Dessert

Sunday, February 9 Early Worship 8:30 AM Bible Study 9:45 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Mandatory meeting DNOW parents and Host Homes 4:00 PM Shockwave 5:30 PM AWANA 5:30 PM Evening Worship 6:30 PM Monday, February 10 Saints Alive Rehearsal 10:30 AM Tuesday, February 11 Youth Prayer Breakfast 6:45 AM Mens Prayer Breakfast 7:00 AM Wednesday, February 12 Graded Choirs rehearse 5:45 PM Student Ministry 6:00 PM Family Supper 6:00 PM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM Mission Friends 7:00 PM GAs, RAs 7:00 PM Handbells 7:00 PM Chancel Choir 7:45 PM Thursday, February 13 Ladies Bible Study led by Frances Gay in the Library 5:45 PM BCM @ College 7:00 PM

Friday, February 14 Jubalheirs concert 5:15 PM D-NOW begins 5:00 PM thru Sunday February 16 EXTENDED SESSION February 9 Bryan & Julie Cottles, Allison & Maci Barber, Erin Caplan, April & Haley Helms, Faye Young, Sawyer Hall, Tina Richardson. CONGRATULATIONS TO: Jimmy & Phyllis Collins on the birth of a great granddaughter, Madison Brooke Boyd, on January 23 weighing 8 lbs 10 ozs. Proud parents are Ryan & Ashley Boyd.

First Baptist
February 5, 2014


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


Join us this Sunday night as we welcome home our Foreign Missionary, Mary Lynn White. She will be sharing her recent month-long ministry with us in the Sanctuary at 6:30 PM.. Come, be blessed, and leave ready to serve.


(Seniors 55 +)

Last Mondays event was a great success. We had over 50 in attendance. Lynn Roberts led us to remember some of our oldie favorite songs with a great touch of humor. He certainly is a favorite of our folks. We missed having Harold & Barbara Fleshman with us. Please remember him as he continues to recover from his recent surgery. Next event will be Monday, March 3.

Ride Alongs Needed Sunday morning van riders are needed! I am looking for individuals who don't mind riding along to pick up and drop of children once every 1-2 months. You are not asked to drive, simply help the kids on and off the van, keep a tally of the kids and make sure they are buckled up. Requirements are 25 years of age, valid GA driver's license, FBC church membership, completion of a background check authorization and compliance with the Safety and Health Policies of the FBC Children's Ministry Calling all travelers! I am collecting the travel size shampoos and shower gels for a North American Mission Board Missionary as a project for our children's ministry. If you have these stashed away from all your overnight stays in hotels, please bring them to the church office by February 19. They will be used for a homeless shower station in the heart of downtown New Orleans. Thank you! Sharing Sunday School LOVE If a child in the preschool or children's department brings an unchurched friend (not a member of another church or does not regularly attend any other church) to Sunday School during the month of February, that kiddo and their friend will receive a special treat. Talk to your child about who he or she may want to invite (and maybe their parents, too)! Stacey What's Happening: February 9 AWANA Beat the Clock


I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Georgia Baptist Conventions mens chorus known as the Sons of Jubal. It is a true blessing to share the gospel of Christ all throughout Georgia and on foreign fields as well. February is busy as we share 5 concerts in 9 days.

DNOW 2014 February 14-16 The theme is Love Out Loud. Guest speaker will be Tony Nolan. Aaron Keyes and his band will lead in praise and worship. Other students and churches will join for recreation and meals. Tony Nolan, Aaron Keyes, food, fun, friends and the Word of God...Whats NOT to Love??? Cost is only $35 which covers study materials, meals and a tshirt. Applications may be obtained from Debbie Duke or Church Office. Please complete and returned ASAP. The D-Now Mission Project will be SOLE HOPE, a project to help provide shoes to children around the world who have no shoes at all. The youth will not be gathering shoes but rather gathering funds to provide shoes. $9.00 will provide a new pair of shoes for children in all areas of the world. You can help by supporting our youth as they tell us about it on Sunday, February 16. Pray for D-Now. Approximately 80 youth have signed up from our church for this event. Pray for the leaders, the host homes and the youth. Lets join together in asking God to touch and change lives. CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR OUR PERSONNEL COMMITTEE AS THEY SEEK OUR NEW YOUTH MINISTER.

Join us in the choir room each Wednesday night as we prepare for this years Easter Musical: Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone. 7:45 PM The JUBALHEIRS will be in concert at FBC Moultrie, Friday Feb 14. The church van will depart promptly at 5:15 PM and return home about 10:15 PM. No admission fee. Call ahead to reserve your seat for an evening of beautiful praise & worship music from these 150 gifted ladies.

February 9 Shockwave 5:30 PM February 11 Prayer Breakfast @ Bettys 6:45 AM February 12 Youth Supper & Bible Study 6:00 PM February 12 Team 3 Host Wednesday Supper Beth Briggs, Carla Smith, Kelley Harrell, Angie Presnal Randa Barr