Georgianna Hook
August 23, 2018

Shine:  A Life of Self-Control 
 This Sunday we conclude our summer series "Shine" with a look at this aspect of the fruit of the spirit, that requires some personal responsibility. So have you ever said something to some one and you immediately wished you could take it back? Have you ever let the actions of one person influence your reactions to many others? And how is it that one person dings us and we then feel the permission to ding dozens? Self-control covers a multitude of issues, whether it's our tongue, our desires, our selfishness, our weaknesses. The thing is, the absence of it is a spiritual issue. As I say so frequently, you may not have a... (fill in the blank) issue...what you probably have is a Jesus issue. Have you ever noticed that when we fail to exercise self-control in some aspect of our life, it always seems to be some one else's fault? Why do we do that? Why do we play the blame game? What ever happened to personal responsibility? The fact is our "witness" to all things Christ, or our ability to "shine" His glory is directly connected to the spirit led self-control we demonstrate. We live in a world of cyber-courage that allows us to fling insults and criticize others without seeing the damage we cause. What if we could hit the pause button and ask...does this comment, action, activity, feeling or thought, actually glorify God and represent Christ that I claim lives inside of me? Join us Sunday as we close out our summer series with an exclamation point.


For those interested in volunteering at Cambridge Elementary School you can sign up this Sunday in the Courtyard.  Please stop by the Outreach table to add your name and email info to the volunteer list! Training will be held at Georgianna on Tuesday,  August 28th at 6 pm.
The upcoming fall mission trip applications will be available in the courtyard on Sunday morning!  Deadlines are quickly approaching!  Please see Chris or Laura if you have any questions!
Kentucky - October 4 - 9
Guatemala - November 3 - 9
Belize - November 10 - 16  
The Deadline to apply for Kentucky is August 26 
Children's Ministry  
Volunteer needed to be a Nursery Checker before and after  
9:45 service on the 3rd Sunday of every month. 
Volunteer needed on the 4th Sunday of every month
during the 8:15 service 
Volunteers needed for Wednesday night Vineyards
from 6:00pm to 8:30pm 
(See Vineyard dates below)
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kelly Winston, Children's Pastor, at or (321) 452-7523.

The youth will be attending Rock the Universe on 
 Saturday, September 8th. Cost is $75. We only have 
 75 seats available, so make sure you sign up and get your 
 money in as soon as you can to guarantee a spot!

Jr. High - Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Sr. High - Sunday 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Come Pray
For the ministry of Pregnancy Resources from 11 am - 12 pm on
Monday, August 27 at 165 North Babcock Street, Melbourne.
Courtyard Baptisms
Courtyard Baptisms will take place on Sunday, August 26 
after the 11:30 service.  This is an immersion baptism 
of believers.  Please bring a towel and wear appropriate 
clothes if you would like to be baptized.
Nathaniel's Hope/Buddy Break
Volunteers are needed in this program for special needs children to give
their caregivers a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities.
First Baptist Church of Merritt Island hosts Buddy Break  once  
a month on Saturdays from 10 am - 1 pm.
For more information contact Kim Morrill at

We will be hosting an informational meeting for anyone interested in  
joining the church on Sunday, September 9th immediately following the last service.
The meeting will be held in the Fishing 56 Sunday School Room
(located behind the kitchen.) Lunch and childcare will be provided. 
Please RSVP (noting number of children needing childcare) to Janice at:
Light dinner of soup and bread will be served starting  
at 6:30 pm and Bible study will start at 7:00 pm.
All are invited to join us at 6 PM in the Historic Sanctuary
for a time of prayer prior to Vineyard.
Mark your calendar for future Vineyard dates: 
September 5, 19, October 3, 17 
November 14, 28, December 12
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, September 22 at Cocoa Village Riverfront Park
Join Debbie Carson, Cindy Stepina and Steve Phelps of Edward Jones and Georgianna to help raise funds and awareness for Alzheimers. To register or donate go HERE!


3925 South Tropical Trail

Merritt Island, FL  32952