September 2016

September is here, and it is just plain gorgeous outside! I personally love the fall weather - everything just seems to smell better. God has blessed us so much here at 1st Baptist, and this study in the book of Romans is transforming all of us. It has challenged me to rely on God each day and not on myself; I pray you too are being challenged in this way. 
Please continue to pray about the new building. We are moving ahead and are awaiting the results of the soil sample. With God's blessing, we will be starting to renovate our new outreach center next summer.

As fall and winter set in, historically it is a time we all settle down and get involved in a Bible study.  We have many options to choose from; I invite you to sign up for one. All of us need to attend one service, one Bible study, and then use our gifts to serve for the Gory of God! So please take a few moments to look at all the opportunities available to you, and let's work together and grow! If you have a ministry thought or idea that God has laid on your heart, talk to one of our directors and see if God may want to use you to get a new ministry started.

I am so privileged to be able to serve you. I want to thank you all for making it such a joy to do. I pray God continues to make us all hungry for more of His Word.

Be Strong and Courageous,

Pastor Jeff
Bible Study/Discipleship

Foundations Bible Study
Fridays 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
 Our last session is Sept. 2nd.  Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Study begins at 7:00.

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.  

Adult Bible  Study
 Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.
Beginning Sept. 20th,
Pastor Jeff will lead the
adults in a exciting
Bible Study.  All are welcome! 

Christmas Program 
Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.
In Conjunction with the adult Bible study, children/youth will be rehearsing for Christmas Music Program.  Grades Kindergarten and older.

Ministries & Missions

September 3rd - 10 to 3
Please tell your friends and co-workers about our free clothing closet.  There are all sorts of clothing, including winter clothing, available.

Spanish Class/Pot Luck
September 4th after service
Josh Bailey will lead this class
to teach the mission team a simple way to share the Gospel
in Spanish.  It's not too late
to join the mission team!
Costa Rica Mission Fundraiser
Sept. 3rd 10:00 to 3:00
There is still a bunch of
items left over from yard sale last week.  Please stop by and take a look. 
Ministries & Missions
Kick-Off Sept. 11th
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
We are still accepting
registrations.  There are classes for children 3 years old through Jr. High School.
Family Food Boxes
October - March
 We are getting close to starting our Winter Food Box ministry to local families in need.  If you would like to donate, please contact the church office.
Holiday Heights
Sept. 17th @ 5:00 p.m. 
Volunteers are needed to bring food and help with games.  The theme is: 'Don't Gamble with your Eternity'.  Menu:  Finger Foods
Ministries & Missions
Costa Rica Fundraiser
Oct. 8th 10:00 to 6:00 
The Costa Rica Mission Team will be selling Mexican Food at the Eielson AFB Bazaar.  Come out and support us! 
Home School Co-op
Kick-Off Sept. 9th @ Noon
 If you are a home-schooling family and are interested in joining our co-op, please contact Julie at the church.
OCC Workday
Sept. 3rd - 11 to 4:30
 We need volunteers to help sew, iron, wrap boxes, and pack items for our upcoming Operation Christmas Child boxes.
Other Awesome Events

Baby Shower for
Tiffany Gonzalez
September 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at Julie Watson's home.  Help us welcome her first baby (little girl).  For directions, please call the church.
House Warming Party 
for Hannah Currier 
Hannah bought a house!  Help her celebrate Sept. 10th at 5:00 p.m.  This will be a wonderful evening of church family fellowship.  Call church for directions.

Baby Shower for 
Christina Stinnett 
September 17th @ 11:00 a.m. at Alysen Montague's home.  Help us welcome baby number two into our church family.  For directions, please call the church.
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. (beginning Sept. 11th)