A Note from the Pastor
Congratulations to Tyler Lee!  On Sunday the church voted 95.4% to call him to serve as our Associate Worship Pastor. Tyler will oversee the media team and will assist Lee in various music responsibilities. It’s great to add a young man to our staff. Tyler and his wife Hanna will be with us this Sunday. We’ll find ways to welcome them more formally in the next few weeks. Please begin praying for them as they transition to First, Hot Springs.
Another Upward season is in the books.  Wallace Yamauchi and his incredible team put together another stellar season for the kids. If you’ve been an Upward leader or volunteer this season, thank you so much for investing in kids and their families. The gospel was shared several times to children, parents, and grandparents. In a new dimension, the season ended with parents blessings their kids after the final game. I appreciate Wallace’s adaptability to changing conditions on the child-basketball front in Hot Springs. Upward is a viable gospel platform, and God is using it.
Ash Wednesday service for the whole church family is this Wednesday, March 6, at 6:00 in the sanctuary.  This will be the fourth year we’ve done this. You respond so positively to it. It’s a good way to begin our move toward the cross and resurrection of Jesus. (And just a reminder: my usual Wednesday night Bible study will only be at 6:00 starting March 13.)
As we continue On the Move with Jesus through the Gospel of Mark, we’ll make a stop this week in chapter 2. Remember those four friends who loaded up their crippled friend and brought him to Jesus, letting him down through the roof? Let’s explore that story this Sunday. What is Jesus up to—forgiving sins or healing the sick or both? See you Sunday.
Your Pastor,
Keenager’s Trip
to Eureka Springs
May 10-11
Total cost is $140,
due at sign up.
Sign up in the church office
Wednesday Night Supper February
Soup, salad and fries always served

6th: Roast beef, potatoes, green beans, corn dog, pie
13th: Baked chicken, mac & cheese, purple hull peas, pizza, cake
20th: Pork loin, potatoes, green peas, hamburger, pie
27th: Chicken fried steak, potatoes, green beans, corn dog, cake

Ministry Fund (3-3-19)
Weekly Receipts            $82,878
Online Giving                 $5,440
Total Given                     $88,319
GCF (Great Commission Fund)
Weekly Receipts: ( 3-3-19) $1,425

If you prefer to give your tithes and offerings on-line, go to our website, firsthotsprings.com , and follow the giving prompts. Please make sure the office has your current email address.
Fitness/Recreation Ministry
Registration is now open for UPPER LEVEL Basketball. Volunteers and parents/guardians can get info or register at www.fbcrecreation.com . We need 16 coaches and other volunteers in our special-needs basketball league for children and adults!
Mon, Apr 8-May 13:
6:15 pm: Children’s division (8-14 years old)
7:15 pm: Youth division (15-18 years old)
Thu, Apr 11-May 16: Adults (19 and older) games at either 6:15 or 7:15 pm
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Want to get in the game?
FBC Sports is open to FBC members & prospects (unless otherwise indicated) Go to www.fbcrecreation.com for more info or to register.
FBC Adults 3 on 3 Basketball League ; Tuesdays, February 26-May 14; 6:00 pm;
Scrimmages on Feb 26, Mar 5, 12. Team drafts on March 12. Games start March 26.
Church League Summer Softball ; Men’s league: Mondays starting June 24 ;
Coed: Fridays starting June 24?
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Here is our current list of Children’s Summer Specialty Camps . We hope to add additional camps asap. Check back frequently. All camps will run Monday-Thursday, 9 am-noon. Get additional information at www.fbcrecreation.com . Online registration will open no later than April.
June 24-27: Mosaics camp led by Karen Hendrix; open to 10-12-year-old girls
July 22-25: Sewing camp led by Cheryl Nichols; open to coed 10 years old and older.
(REMINDER: we will no longer offer summer basketball camps.)
Until we all fall down, Wallace
Education / Outreach Ministry
Who Will You Invite?!
Thanks to Katy Wreyford we have some Easter cards. These are to remind us to be thinking and praying about who we will invite to a choice of three Easter services on April 21. These are available at all welcome centers. Soon we will also have some invite cards to use. Who will you be thinking and praying about?
Spring forward. Remember to set your clocks forward Saturday night. This is also a good time to contact your Connect Group members and prospects and remind them to reset their clocks and come on to your group!
Gambling Addiction Support Group
Would anyone be interested in talking with me about the possibility of starting a Gambling Addiction Support Group? This could be an important outreach and ministry much needed in our community. I have curriculum available to help.
Wednesday Night Special Schedules
  March 6 - Ash Wednesday Church-wide Service
March 13 - No 4 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting
March 20 - No Wednesday pm activities during Spring Break
  Golf Carts on Wednesdays
  We need four people to do Safety Team on Golf Carts on Wednesday nights. Maybe you could do the 4-6 pm time or the 6-8 pm time. Let me, Brad Phillips or Bobby King know ASAP!
Love, Danny