A Note from the Pastor
We got our annual mission giving statement from the Arkansas Baptist State Convention last week.  In 2018, First Baptist Church gave $627,392.98 to causes outside the church through Southern Baptist mission channels. These funds do not count the money that 130 of you spent paying travel for work in our strategic mission partnerships around the world. Nor does it count mission money given through the GO Fund, timberland fund, and gas/mineral funds. That increases the gifts substantially to roughly $787,000 . First Baptist gives megabucks outside the walls of the church. Thank you for your kingdom vision, your mission spirit, and your mission generosity. I’m proud of you and thankful for you.
This Sunday, we conclude the series, Where God Is . Last week, we looked at the church as the body of Christ. This week, we’ll think about valuing the body of Christ as a place where God does great work in us and through us. Let’s finish this series strong. If you know someone out of church or down on the church, invite them to come. God may warm their heart toward the church again. See you Sunday.
Your Pastor,
Wednesday Night Supper January
Soup, salad and fries always served
6th: Chicken Fried Steak, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Hamburger, Fries, Pie
13th: Chicken w/ Dumplings, Green Peas, Dressing, Corn Dog, Fries, Cake
20th: Spaghetti w/ Meatballs, Salad Bar, Pie
27th: Taco/Potato Bar, Cake

Ministry Fund (1-27-19)
Weekly Receipts            $58,998
Online Giving                 $6,211
Total Given                    $65,209
GCF (Great Commission Fund)
Weekly Receipts: ( 1-27-19) $855
If you prefer to give your tithes and offerings on-line, go to our website, firsthotsprings.com , and follow the giving prompts. Please make sure the office has your current email address.
Fitness/Recreation Ministry
FBC Adults 3 on 3 Basketball League
Tuesdays, February 26-May 14
Separate men’s and women’s leagues; open to FBC members and prospects 18 and older. Men’s league limited to 6 teams, with a pair of co-captains per team. Players will play in at least one of the scheduled scrimmages. The co-captains will conduct a draft to create teams and increased fellowship. Women’s league will create different match-ups each week unless we get more than 15 players to enable a draft.
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UPPER LEVEL Basketball is on the horizon! Be watching for your opportunity to sign up to volunteer in our special-needs basketball league for children and adults!
·  Mon, Apr 8-May 13:
°  6:15 pm: Children’s division (8-14 years old)
°  7:15 pm: Youth division (15-18 years old)
·  Thu, Apr 11-May 16: Adults (19 and older) games at either 6:15 or 7:15 pm
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We need to let you know we are changing up our children’s summer programming. We will no longer offer our children’s summer basketball camps for multiple reasons including decreased participation, increased community alternatives, and the need to be better stewards of our resources. We are currently working on a list of summer specialty camps and will post the list no later than mid-February.
Until we all fall down, Wallace
Education / Outreach Ministry
Support Group
Starting Wednesday, February 6 at 6pm in room 126.
Jeffrey Bennett will be the facilitator.
This group is to provide support and encouragement for those who have attempted suicide or for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Please join us and invite someone who needs this.

Everyone needs to find a group and Connect!
Connect Groups help you:
Connect with God!
Connect with Each Other!
Connect with New People! 
Directories and Guides are available at Welcome Centers. Invite your friends or better yet, bring them Sunday at 9 or 10:30 and we will help them find a Connect Group! Make a resolution to join and bring your family to participate in a Connect Group!

Most Fun Job in Church!
Can You Drive a Golf Cart?
Then this ministry may be for you! Some of our drivers have had to quit for medical and family reasons. We need a Golf Cart Driver for 1 st Sundays. We also need one for every Sunday now.  Our purpose is to give a friendly welcome and directions and provide transportation from remote parking areas to the church building. This will make it more convenient for our members to park further away, allowing more parking up close for new people. Contact me if you are interested.
Love, Danny