December 9, 2018

Join us this Sunday for our 10:30 AM Worship Service as Pastor Glen continues his Advent Message Series:

Grace Under Fire
Malachi 3:1-6
Also this Sunday:

Annual Church Meeting - Immediately after Worship our Church Members will be voting on our 2019 Executive Leadership Team, Nominating Team, and Budget

Click HERE to view a PDF of the Full 2019 FBC Budget

Click HERE to view a PDF of Sunday's insert with the 2019 Executive Leadership Team Nominees, Nominating Team Nominees, and 2019 Budget Overview

Money Talks
by Senior Pastor Glen Money

Amazing Journey
Today’s Money Talks Blog comes from FBC’s 2018 Advent-ually Devotional Collection for December 9th

Thirty-four years ago today, Lisa and I stood up before God and everybody, said our “I do’s” and started quite the journey together. The only thing that rivaled our love for each other that day was our fear. Like the song says, “we were two scared kids just trying to save each other.”  ... READ MORE
FBC Choir at the Holiday Spectacular
Support our Choir by attending the Holiday Spectacular at the Palladium Theater THIS Monday, December 10th, starting at 7:30 PM. This event includes Christmas music from several choirs, wind ensembles, and more!
Purchase a poinsettia 'In Memory of' / 'In Honor of' a loved one. The deadline to buy is NEXT Friday, December 14th. Contact John Rice in the Church Office at 727-576-5508 or by email at to make your purchase.
The entire family is invited to join us for a Special Worship Service at 10:30 AM on Sunday, December 16th for our third Annual A First Family Christmas! Our Worship Ministry has prepared a wonderful assortment of songs, scriptures, and more! 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.
FBC Hosting Family Promise Families
FBC is hosting Family Promise families again this December the week of the 16th! We still have over 20 open volunteer positions. We would like to fill them all by the end of this week! Please go to the Online Sign-Up Sheet and sign-up! If you haven’t yet been trained, their next Training Session is on Monday, December 10th at 6 PM at Central Christian Church (6161 22nd Ave N). Visit for more information, or contact John Rice at
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 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.
FBC Prayer Walk
You are invited to join some of our Church Members for a Prayer Walk after service the next six Sundays (through January 6th - December 2 was their first walk). 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
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.
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Coming Up


9 - FBC Annual Meeting (Executive Leadership Team, Nomination 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


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