Georgianna Hook

From the Pastor's Desk               November 3, 2017 

Life Together:  Abundant Joy
The longer I am in ministry the more I am keenly aware that the enemy really does want to come and kill and destroy. I think he would love nothing more than to separate us from our life together with petty quarreling and denominational skirmishes. Lastly he wants to wreck your life and steal your joy. In response I think there is a huge difference between "God with us" and "God in us". The latter is like fire retardant for our soul. When Jesus is "in us" through the Holy Spirit, then he goes everywhere we go. When he is "with us" it implies we can choose to acknowledge or ignore his presence. Jesus "in us" means that his joy in us is untouchable, it cannot be snatched away and it for sure is not circumstantial. I am an extrovert so doing Life-Together is a great source of replenishing joy in my life, the more the merrier. God creates the church and its united community as a vessel for sharing joy, for celebrating and for being reminded that our circumstances, no matter how difficult never have the last word. When I invite people to church, one of the first push backs is that they have been to church before and it is boring ( I am always thankful that Georgianna is not the church they have visited). Church should never be boring!!!!!!! The fact is that simply being rescued from death is plenty of reason to celebrate and to be filled with an expressive and abundant joy. Join us Sunday as we affirm what I think we do best...sharing joy.
Provost Parking: Thanks to Gunnstruction and Bussen-Mayer for helping us with the parking mess at Provost. Most of the parking lot is back open, we are grateful for those who sacrificially choose to park there. I appreciate everyone's patience as we continue to look for ways to squeeze a few more spaces out of our 3 properties.
Don't forget to set your clocks back on Saturday night.   
Daylight Savings time ends on Sunday, November 5. 

Upcoming Mission Trips
Guatemala- January 21-27, 2018   $1200 per person
Kenya- February 10-24, 2018        $3000 per person
Please pick up an application from the welcome desk in the foyer or email laura@georgianna if you are interested in either trip.
Applications and deposits are due by:
  November 12th for both trips.
We collect Box Tops and Campbell soup labels for Cambridge Elementary School throughout the year.  The drop off box is located in the church foyer.  
Turkey Drive
On Sunday November 19th, we will have Worship in the Park (Kiwanis Island Park) and collect frozen turkeys that will be donated to House of Hope and distributed to families in our community . They must be frozen and weigh between 10 and 12 pounds.  

Children's Ministry  
Volunteers Needed:
Upper Elementary Sunday school classroom 
 during the 11:15 service once a month
Family Advent calendars will be given away on Sunday, November 19th after our Worship in the Park service 
If you interested or have questions about  
volunteering in Children's Ministry
please contact Kelly at 452-7523 or 
Bible Journaling will continue on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm  
Open to Jr. and Sr. High

6:00 - 8:00 pm on Sunday - meal provided 
6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday - meal provided 

2018 Upward Basketball Season Registration
Important Dates and Information:
Early Registration Dates October 24, 2017 - December 31, 2017 - $75
After December 31, the cost is $85
Deadline for registration is January 6.
Brochures will be available soon at the Hospitality Desk.
Upward Basketball is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Merritt Island 

If you are interested in serving on our Usher team
during the 9:45 service, please contact Janice Shepard:

  Pastor Calhoun continues the study on Acts.
Soup and fellowship starts at 6:30 then bible study immediately following.
 November 8, 29
  "Men of Integrity"
Prayer time - 6:30 to 7:00 pm
Study -  7:00 to 8:00 pm 
 November 15   


3925 South Tropical Trail

Merritt Island, FL  32952