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Attendance Report April 19

Sunday School 105

First Focus
Worship 182

First Baptist Church, Hamilton, Texas

Our Tithes and Offerings.... Advancing the Gospel
Gifts to the Budget Vol. 32, No. 17 April 22, 2009
April 12 6,468.00
April 19 6,273.14
Average Weekly Needs 5,350.48
Dental Ministry 50.00
Wednesday Night Meals 132.00
Youth Nicaragua Mission Trip 13.00

Total Gifts April 12 $6,468.14

Sunday Personnel April 26

Cody Catoe, Dewayne Clover, Dick Dixon,
Bridgette Haile, Holly May, Bill Spencer
Moody Courtney, David Holley, Steve McKandless
E-mail Address office@fbchamiltontx.org

Sunday School - Allyson Elkins

Clydell Massingill,
Rev. Eric Coleman, Minister to Youth

Church Nursery - Julie Boatwright,

Church Office - 254/386-8141

Susan Foster
John Woods, Minister of Music

2-3 Year Olds with

Nancy Diaz, Mellisa Pearce
Rev. Keith Felton, Pastor

Children’s Church YOUTH FUNDRAISER

First Baptist Church

Hamilton, TX 76531

Kenneth Foster, Josh Mehaffey

220 S. Bell Street

P.O. Box 673

Deacons on Call for April
Bill Gillham - Team Leader
Brandon Haile, Lynn Pearce, Alyce Poteet
AT 5:15 P.M.
From the Shepherd’s Shop‹
Shop‹ Notes Celebrating the Ministry of
Maria Weaver
(Journey to the Cross - cont’d)
Saundra Lengefeld did a wonderful job leading the
Life of the Church

by Pastor Keith Felton For at least fourteen years, Maria Easter Pageant this year, following in Barbara Sunday, April 26
has been serving Christ through Johnson’s footsteps. Of course, there were many, Deacons’ Meeting 8:30 am
her many gifts as a part of the Ordination of John Woods
From many people who led different parts of our Easter Sunday School 9:45 am
This past Sunday we examined one of the main purposes of Music Ministry of First Baptist. Pageant, and it was truly a team effort. We had great
Each and every Sunday, she Worship 11:00 am
the writing of 1st John, namely, the assurance of salvation. crowds both nights, filled with both church members Children’s Church for Pre-K thru K 11:00 am
We also have in this epistle one of the clearest statements in John prepares intently and offers her and non-members alike. In fact, several people from Monday, April 27
all of Scripture regarding the nature of God. In chapter 4:16- very best so that God’s people the community walked over and joined us both nights, Cub Scouts 5:00 pm
18, the Apostle writes, “God is love, and those who abide in may worship at their very best. Countless choir standing in the back and taking it all in. Be sure to Chandler Craig Handbell Choir Rehearsal 5:15 pm
love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has been rehearsals, musicals, soloists, and songs: Maria is present check out the pictures in the hallway of the Youth & Wednesday, April 29
perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on for all of them. She provides the soundtrack to our Family Life Center. It never gets old telling the story Youth Fundraiser Meal 5:15 pm
the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this worship-life together. Just think back over your time at Children’s Music & Missions 6:00 pm
of Christ’s love for all people.
world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; First Baptist. The biggest moments in our church’s life— Ekklesia 6:00 pm
for fear has to with punishment, and whoever fears has not worship, baptisms, commitments to Christ, weddings, Rob Baker 6:00 pm
funerals—all are enhanced and blessed by her ministry. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal 7:00 pm
reached perfection in love.” The nature of God is love. In our
Thursday, April 30
strivings to be disciples of Christ, and in our understanding of There are certainly many more years of blessings to
Ladies Crafts 9:00 am
being new creations in Him, we are being transformed into a come. This past Sunday in worship, our church presented
disposition of love. This is love fleshed out by Jesus Christ. It Maria with a leather-bound book of letters from many COMING SOON...Howard Garrett, the Dirt AA Meeting 8:00 pm
is this love which we are called to dwell and to have live in members and friends of First Baptist. There are so many Doctor, to Hamilton, Texas. Friday, May 1
us. In this we need not fear judgment because as we abide in our church who serve faithfully and expect no Women’s Wellness Luncheon 12:00 pm
in love, we are participants in God’s own nature. As we grow attention or accolades, and Maria is one of those people. Thursday, May 14 Saturday, May 2
in our relationship with God, His Holy Spirit works with us to We have the blessings of her ministry at First Baptist, 6:00 P.M. Church Work Day 8:00 am
bring our love to maturity. and we say a unison Thank You to our friend and God’s Hamilton Junior
servant Maria Weaver. High School Cafetorium
The question for all of us as members of a local body of
those growing in relationship with God is… Are we Handbells in Worship
participating and maturing in the nature of God which is Each week a talented and devoted group of ringers join TICKETS
love? Are we daily identifying ways in which we can mature together to prepare music to enhance our worship Advance Purchase
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in loving one another? One of the most important things for experience. Thank you, Chandler Craig Handbell Choir,
visitors to experience as they walk among us is a sense of for the beautiful offering of music you shared with us last April 29
our love for one another and for them. This is how they will Sunday! CALL Youth Fundraiser Spaghetti Supper
know we are authentic Christians and that our family of faith Children’s Choirs in Worship 254/372-3120
is truly abiding in God. I am not naïve in thinking that we are The Children’s Choirs of our church will present their
never going to be frustrated at one another and even year-end concert on Wednesday, May 20 at 6:00 P.M. in
squabble from time to time; however, if we want to be a the Sanctuary. Be on the lookout for your special
place where people sense the presence of God then we will Remember in Prayer… 2009 BIBLE 365
invitation, and start inviting your friends and family. It is Mack Cole Day 107 - Numbers 15:17-16:40, Mark 15:1-47,
make every effort to grow up in love. Ruby Webb
a wonderful responsibility to work with children each Bill Chappell Jace Williams Psalm 54:1-7, Proverbs 11:5-6
The good news is I hear all the time from visitors that they week. The privilege of the Music & Worship Ministry is Kaley Neie Hilbig Leslie Smith Day 108 - Numbers 16:41-18:32, Mark 16:1-20,
experience God’s love among us. They discern a genuine to help shepherd children to be life-long worshippers of Dale & Glenn Chilton Rosa Gillham Psalm 55:1-23, Proverbs 11:7
love present in our community and that love reaching out to God. Our primary responsibility is to mentor flexible, Nelson Shave Earl Cowley
Day 109 - Numbers 19:1-20:29, Luke 1:1-25, Psalm
them. The thing about faith and following Christ is that none nimble worshippers of God, who are fluent in many Gwen Wallace Pam Jones
Doris Lancaster Micha Farris 56:1-13, Proverbs 11:8
of us has ‘arrived’ yet. We still have ways in which we can different styles and expressions of music. Each of our
Sarah Bone Renee Smith Day 110 - Numbers 21:1-22:20, Luke 1:26-56,
improve and mature in our love for one another and for our leaders offer many gifts to the children they encounter
Earl Cowley Patty Gillham Psalm 57:1-11, Proverb 11:9-11
community and the world. Two ways in which we can grow in each week. A safe place to belong is a worthy gift in
Frankie Ellingberg Jackie Weaver Day 111 - Numbers 22:21-23:30, Luke 1:57-80,
our love for one another: Pray for each other and do itself. Clay Ingram
Jack Pettit Psalm 58:1-11, Proverbs 11:12-13
something tangible for someone (write a note, give a gift for Journey to the Cross: Easter Pageant Dick Dixon David Cla Day 112 - Numbers 24:1-25:18, Luke 21:1-35,
no particular reason, take someone to lunch, make a phone It is amazing to see the way our family of faith Tony Rogers Heather Gates Psalm 59:1-17, Proverbs 11:14
call, etc.) Maturing in love may be the most important comes together to construct Jerusalem on the front porch Walter Woolley Jackie Crusenberry Day 113- Numbers 26:1-51, Luke 2:36-52, Psalm
development in our entire journey here on Earth. of the church on Circle Up Sunday. Tina Summers and DeWanna Alsouissi 60:1-12, Proverbs 11:15