October 2016

As Pastor Johnny use to say, "The frost is on the pumpkin!" Fall is here and temps are cooling, but First Baptist is on fire for the Lord!
Church ministries are off to a great start. Our Awana program has over 70 children and 45 volunteers! Praise God for our volunteers. The Clothing Closet continues to be a blessing to hundreds each month, and we have many Bible studies and multiple opportunities to learn and fellowship together each week. Only God could hold all this together, and He is pouring His favor on us. We, as one small member of Christ's body, are so blessed. I want to say, "Thank You, Lord!"
We have a series of New Member's classes starting October 9 th and New Life Groups (home Bible study) will begin soon. We are still asking the Lord to provide us with a Men's Ministry director, so please pray for that. Illusionist and Evangelist, Brock Gill, is flying up October 28 th for a Youth Conference we are hosting inspired by Matthew 11:28 titled C2M "Come 2 Me". We're praying for many youths to come to faith in Christ; there is an October prayer calendar to assist us in spiritual preparation for the conference if you would like to partner with us in prayer. Just email the church, and we will send it to you.
October is also Reformation month. Many years ago Martin Luther sparked a spiritual reformation that continues today, and we are still guided by the 5 Biblical truths that resulted - the 5 Solas: we are saved by Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone, and God's Glory Alone. Next year will mark the 500 anniversary of that event.
We are still awaiting the results of the soil test on the new property. If all goes well, we should be purchasing it this month. Please pray for this exciting new endeavor. Also pray for the funding - we still need about $50,000 to be able to pay for it outright. I ask that you pray the soil is good and for God to provide the finances to undertake this opportunity. There will always be challenges as we grow, but the ability to reach out to the community with the Gospel of Jesus will be worth it.
Remember 1+1+1=growth (1 service + 1 Bible study + 1 ministry = Spiritual Growth)
Be Strong and Courageous (1 Cor. 16:13)

Pastor Jeff
Bible Study/Discipleship

Adult Bible Study
Tuesdays 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. 
Pastor Jeff leads this John Piper study exploring reasons why the Bible is the infallible Word of God.  

Ladies' Bible Study
 Saturdays @ 9:00 a.m.
Sept. 17th - May 13th
Jennifer Ling will lead the
ladies through a study of the
Book of John.

Sundays @ 9:45 a.m.
There are classes for all ages.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get connected with a small group.
Bible Study/Discipleship
Wednesdays @ 6:00 p.m. 
Calling all youth grades 7th - 12th!  Come join us from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for an evening of great fellowship and the study of God's Word.  

Ladies' Bible  Study
 Wednesdays @ 6:00 p.m.
October 5th - November 16th, come study the Book of 2 Timothy, Paul's final letter, and learn about the Gospel message God has entrusted to us to carry to the ends of the earth.

Christmas Rehearsal
Tuesdays 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. 
Grades Kindergarten & up are invited to be a part of this year's Christmas program!  We will perform Dec. 17th at Eagles Wings & Holiday Heights and Dec. 18th at church service.

Ministries & Missions

October 1st 10 to 3
Please tell your friends and co-workers about our free clothing closet.  There are all sizes of quality clothing available.

Spanish Class/Pot Luck
October 2nd after service
It is not too late to join the mission team!  The first payment of $350 is due October 22nd.  Anyone interested is invited to this meeting.
Costa Rica Mission Fundraiser 
October 8th 10:00 to 6:00
The mission team will be selling Mexican food at the Eielson AFB Holiday Bazaar.  Come and support your team!
Ministries & Missions
Sunday Evenings
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
We have classes for ages 3 years through Jr. High.  There is also an adult class available.  All are invited to participate in this amazing program!
Family Food Boxes
October - March
 It is time to begin our Winter Food Box ministry!  You can help a local family in need by donating food or money for the boxes.  Please see Loren Dobberpuhl or Julie Watson for more information.
Holiday Heights 
October 15th  @ 5:00 p.m. 
Our menu this month is 'Stews & Breads'.  Volunteers are needed to provide food and to come fellowship with our local seniors.  Please sign up on bulletin board.
Ministries & Missions
Intercessory Prayer
  We have a faithful group of prayer warriors at our church that regularly lift up the prayer needs of our church family. If you have a request, please call or email the church. 
Home School Co-op
Fridays Noon to 2:30
 If you are a home-schooling family and are interested in joining our co-op, please contact Julie at the church.
OCC Workday
October 8th - 11 to 4:30
 We need volunteers to help sew, iron, wrap boxes, and pack items for our upcoming Operation Christmas Child boxes.
Come 2 Me Youth Conference
October 28th & 29th 
  All Tanana Valley Baptist Association (TVBA) Youth are invited to attend this amazing youth conference featuring Brock Gill.  Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call the church for more information. 
Saturday Night
October 29th
All local youth are invited to this special Saturday evening event featuring Brock Gill.
October 29th from 7:00 to 9:00.  Pre-paid tickets are $10 and $15 at the door. 
Sunday Night 
October 30th 
 Adults, youth, and children are invited to this Sunday evening event at 5:30 p.m.  There is no cost.  This performance will be in place of Awana on this evening.  All are invited to come see Brock Gill!
Upcoming Baby Showers!

Baby Shower for
Grace Magileitil
October 1st at 2:00 upstairs at the church.  Grace is having a little boy named Jude.  This is her first baby.
Baby Shower for
Loren Dobberpuhl  
October 14th @ 6:30 p.m. at the church.  Loren does not know the gender of her baby. 

Baby Shower for 
Amity Chase 
October 22nd @ 11:00 a.m. at Monica Garn's home.  Amity is having a girl.  Please call the church office for directions to Monica's.
Church Information:

First Baptist Church North Pole
609 E. 5th Ave.
North Pole, AK  99705
(907) 488-2240

Email - 
Pastor Jeff Ling - jlingfbc@gmail.com
Church/Julie Watson - jwatsonfbc@gmail.com
Ike Fishbaugh - ifishbaughfbc@gmail.com
Brooke Fishbaugh - bfishbaughfbc@gmail.com

Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Awana Club Sunday Nights 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.