The entire family is invited to join us for a Special Worship Service at 10:30 AM THIS Sunday, December 16th for our third Annual A First Family Christmas! Our FBC Choir has prepared a large variety of music for us, and our FirstKIDS Elementary-aged children will be singing for us as well!

Families with Children - Please Note: There will no childcare for children during this service as we invite your entire family into Worship for this special event and to allow our Children's Ministry Volunteers the opportunity to attend.
ALSO THIS SUNDAY

Pastor Glen continues his Advent Message Series: Advent-ually

Sing, God's Children, Sing
Zephaniah 3:14-16
Money Talks
by Senior Pastor Glen Money

Christ Was Born For This
I’ve been preaching from the prophets this Advent season. In the Gospels we have a birth narrative from Matthew and Luke as well as John’s theological perspective. The stories of donkeys, shepherds, inns, stables, angels, and wise men give shape to the main attraction; the arrival of the holy baby entrusted to two scared kids. Indeed the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

I love those accounts, but continue to be intrigued with the passages about those who long waited for that arrival. The prophets spoke to God’s people at different times in history and stages of faithfulness. None were sure of how and when it would happen, or for that matter, what it would look like. But the promise remained as big as the need for it – God would make himself present and known in an unmistakable way. ... READ MORE
Announcements
FBC Hosting Family Promise Families
FBC is hosting Family Promise families again NEXT week (Dec. 16-23)! There are still a couple of volunteer positions we need filled. Please go to the Online Sign-Up Sheet and sign-up! If you haven't yet been trained, you can still bring food. Visit fppinellas.org for more information, or contact John Rice at jrice@fbcstpete.org
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 are available in the Narthex! Bring your filled boxes with you to the Worship Center on Sunday, December 23rd and place on the steps to the stage. We will pray over the boxes that day.
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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Your entire family is invited to join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Monday, December 24th, at 6:30 PM in our Worship Center. This service is a favorite of many and includes traditional Christmas carols, scripture reading, and a message from Pastor Glen. Families with Children - Please Note: There will be no childcare for this service as we invite your entire family to join us and allow our Children's Ministry Volunteers the opportunity to attend.
FBC Prayer Walk
You are invited to join some of our Church Members for a Prayer Walk after service the next five Sundays (through January 6th). This group will walk around the church property one time and pray for God to direct us, our church, and all who attend. The group meets at the East entrance of the Prayer Garden right after service. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Anderson at larun26@gmail.com.
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Coming Up

December

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

26 - Church Closed

31 - New Year's Eve

January

1 - New Year's Day - Church Closed

6 - The Lord's Supper during 10:30 AM Worship

6 - Monthly Churchwide Lunch (after worship in the Multipurpose Room)

6 - FBC Food Pantry Food Drive

7 - DivorceCare Moves to Mondays
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First Baptist Church
of St. Petersburg
1900 Gandy Blvd N
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
727-576-5508