The Staff of FBC wishes you
a Happy Thanksgiving!

I will give thanks to you, LORD,
with all my heart;
I will tell of all
your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 9:1
THIS SUNDAY AT FBC
November 25, 2018

Join us this Sunday for our 10:30 AM Worship Service as Pastor Glen continues his Fully Equipped Fall Message Series for one last Sunday!

Fully Equipped For Thanks and Giving
1 Thessalonians 5:12-14
Proverbs 11:23-25
Money Talks
by Senior Pastor Glen Money

Approaching Year-End
How can it be that Thanksgiving week has arrived already? I mean Easter was just the other week and school started back yesterday – right? At least it feels that way. We just got up from a great staff meeting putting the finishing touches on our Advent plans. As we get ready to get ready for the coming of the Christ child, there will be lots of ways to be meaningfully engaged at FBC. I trust you will take advantage of them and invite some friends to join you.

Approaching year-end brings about another important focus in congregational life; the fulfillment of the current budget and presentation of a new one. In 2018 we were intentionally ambitious in setting the annual ministry goal funded at 1.35 million dollars. We have received just short of one million of that to date, representing a considerable shortfall. There have been cuts, revisions, and postponements where possible, but the bulk of our commitments and unavoidable expenses have largely remained. In response to that deficit, we need a very strong financial finish over the next five weeks. That calls for all of us to be bolder in regular giving. And for those among us with the heart and capacity to dig deeper and step higher, now is an important time to do so ... READ MORE
Announcements
Family Promise Poinsettia Fundraiser
Help homeless children and their families achieve sustainable independence by purchasing your poinsettias from Family Promise! All orders (with payment) must be received by Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Visit fppinellas.org/events to download the purchase form. Poinsettias will be displayed in the Worship Center on Sunday, December 16th. You can also purchase a poinsettia in the Church Office 'In Memory of' / 'In Honor of' a loved one by emailing Pastor John Rice at jrice@fbcstpete.org
FirstKIDS Family Christmas Caroling
Our FirstKIDS Children’s Ministry is Christmas Caroling on Saturday, December 1st! We will meet at FBC at 9:30 AM for donuts and card-making and then travel to an Assisted Living Facility. If you and your children would like to attend, please sign up on the Christmas Caroling Sign-Up Page!
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Monthly Church-Wide Lunch and Food Pantry Food Drive
Everyone is invited to join us for our next FREE Monthly Church-Wide Lunch on Sunday, December 2nd after Worship! Donations gladly accepted. Also, don’t forget that on that same Sunday we will collect food donations for our FBC Food Pantry!
Touching Miami with Love Boxes for Success
This year, FBC is working with Touching Miami with Love to provide boxes for Middle and High School students. Boxes for Success are to encourage students and push them toward success! Our goal is to send 100 boxes!

Items to Include:
Headphones, snacks, highlighters, colored pencils, a small notebook, pens, fun socks, flash drive, calculator, $5 gift card to fast food places,mechanical pencils
Guys: Body wash, deodorant
Girls: Lip gloss, body wash

Boxes will be available on Sunday, December 2nd. Bring your boxes with you to the Worship on Sunday, December 23rd and place on the steps to the stage in the Worship Center. We will pray over the boxes that day.
Annual Church Meeting + 2019 Budget Info Meetings
This year’s Annual Church Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 9th, following our 10:30 AM Worship Service. This meeting will include a vote on our 2019 Executive Leadership Team Members and 2019 Church Budget. Information Meetings about the 2019 Church Budget will be held at 9:15 AM on Sunday, Dec. 2nd , and 11 AM during Anchor Fellowship on Monday, Dec. 3rd, both in Heritage Hall.
Service of Hope
Our Service of Hope is a unique and helpful service for those who have experienced grief, loss, and difficult life situations. This special service will be held on Sunday, December 9th, at 3 PM in the Narthex and is led by Senior Pastor Glen Money.
FBC Choir at the Holiday Spectacular
Support our Choir by attending the Holiday Spectacular at the Palladium Theater on Monday, December 10th, starting at 7:30 PM. This event includes Christmas music from several choirs, wind ensembles and more!
FBC Hosting Family Promise Families
FBC is hosting Family Promise families again this December! If you've been trained and are able to help, please see our Online Sign-Up Sheet. If you haven’t yet been trained, their next Training Session is on Monday, December 10th. Visit fppinellas.org for more information, or contact Pastor John Rice at jrice@fbcstpete.org
Find Us Online
Coming Up

November

21 - No Choir Rehearsal

22 - Thanksgiving Day - Church Closed

23 - Church Closed (Celebrate Recovery will still meet!)

30 - TaRanda Greene & Tiffany Coburn Christmas Concert (with the FBC Choir and Orchestra - 7 PM - FREE!)

December

1 - FirstKIDS Christmas Caroling

2 - Advent Begins

2 - 2019 Proposed Budget Information Meeting (9:15 AM in Heritage Hall)

2 - Monthly Church-Wide Lunch

2 - Food Pantry Food Drive

3 - 2019 Proposed Budget Information Meeting (11 AM in Heritage Hall - during Anchor Fellowship)

9 - FBC Annual Meeting (Executive Leadership Team & 2019 Budget Vote)

9 - Service of Hope (3 PM in the Narthex)

10 - FBC Choir singing at the Holiday Music Spectacular (7 PM at the Palladium)

10 - Family Promise Training Session (6 PM at Central Christian Church - 6161 22nd Ave N)

16 - A First Family Christmas (Special Worship Presentation by our Worship Ministry)

16-23 - FBC Hosting Family Promise Families

23 - Touching Miami with Love Boxes for Success Due

24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (6:30 PM)

25 - Christmas Day - Church Closed

31 - New Year's Eve
Contact Us

First Baptist Church
of St. Petersburg
1900 Gandy Blvd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
727-576-5508