FBCNP FAMILY NEWSLETTER
November 2016
A MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR

What an amazingly beautiful fall we are having; we are blessed with the warm temperatures.   Our Come 2 Me Youth Conference just wrapped up, and it was a blessed event. There was a total of six Salvations!   In addition, about 60 youth were discipled and encouraged in the Lord during our Saturday breakout sessions. If that weren't enough, Brock Gill amazed us with his talent and touched us all with the Gospel message.   I look forward to doing this again next year.
We just completed our most recent New Member's Class and added nine new members to our church family!  I would like to welcome Josh & Alia Bailey, Nicholas & Heather Dugger, Rachel Handeland, Jason & Celeste Holbrook, and Darren & Amy Wagner.  What a blessing you and your children are to us.
I want to thank you for allowing me to serve as your pastor.  I do not take for granted the privilege of leading you and count it all to God's glory that He enables me to rightly divide His word as we all grow more into the image of our Savoir. Thank you all for the cards for Pastor Appreciation Day and for your continual support. This truly is a great church!
If you don't already have plans, please sign up for our Church Family Thanksgiving Dinner November 24th at 3:00. We have some fun things planned for those in attendance.  I look forward to some good fellowship time with you.
We are inching closer and a closer to the purchase of the new building across the street. We are still awaiting the results of soil testing but are pressing ahead with the funding. We are only $60,000 away from being able to pay cash for the building!  If you feel led by God to support this endeavor, your financial gifts would be a huge blessing.  I'm praying we will be able to start work on it next summer and long to use this Community Outreach Center to reach our local neighborhoods for Christ.  Please pray for this project.
Do you remember our theme verse for this 2016?  "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another," - John 13:34-35.  Here at First Baptist Church North Pole we may not be perfect, but I think we sure are attempting to live out Christ's command!

  Be Strong and Courageous (1 Cor. 16:13)
 
Pastor Jeff
CURRENT/UPCOMING MINISTRIES & EVENTS
Bible Study/Discipleship

Adult Bible Study
Tuesdays 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. 
 
Pastor Jeff leads this John Piper study exploring reasons why the Bible is the infallible Word of God.  

Ladies' Bible Study
 Saturdays @ 9:00 a.m.
 
Sept. 17th - May 13th
Jennifer Ling will lead the
ladies through a study of the
Book of John.

 
Sundays @ 9:45 a.m.
 
There are classes for all ages.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get connected with a small group.
Bible Study/Discipleship
 
RIOT
Wednesdays @ 6:00 p.m. 
 
Calling all youth grades 7th - 12th!  Come join us from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for an evening of great fellowship and the study of God's Word.  
 

Ladies' Bible  Study
 Wednesdays @ 6:00 p.m.
 
October 5th - November 16th, come study the Book of 2 Timothy, Paul's final letter, and learn about the Gospel message God has entrusted to us to carry to the ends of the earth.
Awana!
Sundays 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 
 
We have classes preschool up to Jr. High.  This is an energetic evening of Scripture memorization, fellowship, Bible study, games and snacks.  There is also a class for adults.

 
Ministries & Missions

November 5th - 10 to 3
 
Please tell your friends and co-workers about our free clothing closet.  There are all sizes of quality clothing available.

April 22nd - 29th
 
Please pray for our mission team of 18 as they prepare for this upcoming evangelistic adventure. Pray for Pastor Fidel and  the Biblica Iglesia Church as they make preparations for our team..
 
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Family Food Boxes
 
Thank you to all who support these winter Family Food Boxes we send out to local families in need each month Oct. - March.  Food and financial donations are always appreciated.
 
Ministries & Missions

Home Groups @
 
The O'Malley home - 1st & 3rd Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m.
The Fishbaugh home - Every Thursday @ 6:30 p.m.
Please call the church if you are interested in attending either of these home groups.
 
 
OCC Shoeboxes
Nov. 14th - 21st
 
 Our church is a drop-off location for OCC Shoeboxes.  We are in need of volunteers to collect shoeboxes during this distribution week.  Please sign up on bulletin board.
 
Homeschool Co-op
Fridays - Noon to 2:30
 
If you are a homeschool family, you are welcome to join us.  Our current semester ends December December 9th.  We will have a 2nd semester planning meeting Dec. 16th at Noon.
Prayer Opportunities
 
Prayer Warriors
   
  We have a faithful group of prayer warriors at our church who regularly lift up the prayer needs of our church family. If you have a request, please call or email the church. 
 
 
Intercessory Prayer Group
 
If you would like to take part in a powerful intercessory prayer group, we meet each Wednesday morning at 6:00 at the altar.  All are welcome.
 
November 6, 2016
 
 Join us Sunday, November 6th, as we remember the persecuted churches around the world and pray for them.
More Happenings...
 
Advent
Nov. 27th - Dec. 24th
   
  Advent candles ($8.00) and Daily Advent Family Devotions (free) will be available to pick up November 20th and 27th at the back of the Sanctuary.
 
Church Family
Thanksgiving Meal
 
November 24th @ 3:00.  If you do not have plans for Thanksgiving Dinner, you are invited to share it with the church family.  The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.
  Ladies' Retreat
November 11th & 12th
 
 All ladies are invited to participate in the 'Sweet Life CafĂ©'  retreat at Camp Li-Wa.  The retreat begins 6:00 Friday night and ends Saturday at 3:00.  The cost is $80.  Sign up on bulletin board by Nov. 6th.
More Happenings...
Bible Study Leadership Training
 
November 5th from 9:00 to Noon.  There will be training for teachers of pre-school through adult.  Breakfast is included.  Please sign up on bulletin board.
 
Children's Christmas
Music Practice
 
Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:15.  Children will be performing at Eagles' Wings and Holiday Heights Dec. 17th and during church Dec. 18th. 

OCC Shoebox Packing Party!
 
Dec. 20th during Awana Club.  Children are asked to bring some socks and a toy to put in shoeboxes.  All other materials will be provided.
Church Information:

First Baptist Church North Pole
609 E. 5th Ave.
North Pole, AK  99705
(907) 488-2240
www.firstbaptistchurchnorthpole.org

Email - 
Pastor Jeff Ling - jlingfbc@gmail.com
Church/Julie Watson - jwatsonfbc@gmail.com
Ike Fishbaugh - ifishbaughfbc@gmail.com
Brooke Fishbaugh - bfishbaughfbc@gmail.com

Services:
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Awana Club Sunday Nights 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.