FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH – “FAITH WALKERS` News”

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FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH – “FAITH WALKERS` News”
Faith Walkers’ News
“We walk by Faith, not by sight.”
December 2008
Volume 1, Issue 4
In this issue …
1
Greetings
2
Service Times
2
Word for the Quarter
2
Our Vision & Mission
3
4-5
6
6
FMBC News
7-8
Reminders
Activities/Events
Congratulations
Anniversaries
9
Prayer Requests
10
Birthdays
11-14
Bible Quizzes/Answers
Faith Missionary Baptist Church
“A Kingdom Church”
P. O. Box 854
Rayne, Louisiana 70578
www.fmbcrayne.org
Greetings,
We welcome you to Faith Missionary Baptist Church’s
newsletter, “Faith Walkers’ News.” Here at FMBC,
we are Kingdom Citizens practicing the teachings of
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “We walk by faith,
not by sight” and we have Favor And Integrity
Through Him.
As we come to yet another close in another year that
our Lord has bountifully blessed us with, we at FMBC
continue to thank Him and offer up daily praise to Him.
The FMBC Family has come a long way this year and
we owe it all to the Lord. We recognize that it is Him
who has made it all possible. We are just His vessels
waiting to do His will, as we continue to make a positive
impact in the lives of others, as well as in our own
lives. To God be the glory!
Browse the newsletter to see the happenings at
FMBC. To share in our experiences, please feel free
to join us. It is our sincere prayer that your life’s
journey will be greatly enriched by the “Faith
Walkers’ News” and remember, “FMBC is the place
to be. FMBC is for YOU … and for ME!”
Rev. John E. Jordan, Jr.
Pastor/Teacher
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FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH – FAITH WALKERS’ NEWS
DECEMBER 2008
“Where there is no vision,
the people perish.”
(Proverbs 29:18a)
OUR VISION
Empowerment Hour ……Sunday…8:30 a.m.
Worship Experience ……Sunday…9:30 a.m.
Women of Faith…….3rd Sunday….9:30 a.m.
The Lord’s Supper….4th Sunday….9:30 a.m.
“For by grace are ye saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves: it is
the gift of God:”
2:8
“
Our vision is to make a positive
impact within our community, our
state, our country and our world as
we empower and equip men, women,
boys and girls to serve and to
reverence God as we all become
excellent disciples and stewards for
the Kingdom and spread the gospel
with clarity and simplicity.
OUR MISSION
Our mission is to be a beacon of light
in this dark world as we worship God
through loving, evangelizing, serving
and producing disciples.
We
therefore
develop
an
intimate
relationship with Him as we
experience making a positive impact
in our community and fostering a
sense
of
belonging
to
the
congregants within our nurturing
church family.
AS A BODY OF BAPTIZED
BELIEVERS WE ARE COMMITTED
TO:
 Bringing persons into a saving
and redemptive relationship with
Jesus Christ.
 Maturing the body of Christ by
developing persons spiritually,
emotionally, socially, mentally and
physically.
 Pure worship by bringing glory
and honor to God.
 Yielding to God our stewardship
of Time, Talent and Tithe that the
Kingdom of God might be
blessed.
STEPS TOWARDS
ACCOMPLISHMENT
1) Know the vision.
2) Operate in the vision.
3) Live the vision.
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DECEMBER 2008
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FMBC is now online and can be viewed at
www.fmbcrayne.org
Log on and get online updates of what’s happening at the FMBC Kingdom and to
view the “FAITH WALKERS’ NEWS” newsletter online.
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DECEMBER 2008
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Activities/Events
OCTOBER 2008

Sunday, October 19th - The FMBC Family fellowshipped with Pastor J. J. Mitchell and the
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana in a joint Worship
Experience at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Jordan delivered a powerful message, which was the first
in a series of messages entitled, “Next Dimension Mentality.” The Scripture text was taken
from Daniel, Chapter 3 and Hebrews, Chapter 13. Pastor Jordan made several points as to
“If you want to be next dimension material, there are some things we do that must change.
It’s all about your attitude.”
o (1) Have an attitude of association and assimilation.
o The church uniformly must provide followship to the one God has anointed and
appointed to leadership.
o (2) Have an attitude of expectation from God.
o You must expect God will do what he has promised to do.
o (3) Have an attitude of jubilation.
o You must praise Him before the visual manifestation come to pass.
(Thanks Kingdom Citizens for traveling to Baton Rouge and for your continued support.)
NOVEMBER 2008


Saturday, November 15th
o
The “Women of Faith” met at the home of Bro. Aaron and Sis. Paula Cutrer. After
their informational session, the ladies enjoyed a meal of gumbo, fried chicken,
sandwiches, fruits and soft drinks.
o
The “Master’s Men’s Ministry” had their “Men Night Out” fellowship with the men
of FMBC.
Sunday, November 16th – Pastor Jordan along with Kingdom Citizens of the FMBC family
fellowshipped with Rev. E. I. Sullivan and Cunningham A.M.E. Church during their 121st
Year Church Anniversary.
FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH – “FAITH WALKERS’ NEWS”
DECEMBER 2008
Faith Missionary Baptist Church Pastor’s and Church’s 1st Year
Anniversary will be Sunday, February 08, 2009, to be held at
the Rayne Civic Center “Ball Room” at 2:00 P.M. It is an
exciting time for our congregation, a time of celebration and
of thanksgiving for our Father’s guiding hand.
During this wonderful occasion, we will be honored with a
Commemorative Souvenir Booklet to share for many years.
FMBC Kingdom Citizens have been given AD pages and are
requesting the support of their family, friends, co-workers,
neighbors, etc. in making this Commemorative Souvenir
Booklet a success.
We are looking forward to this joyous and momentous
celebration and sharing in the fellowship with others who
have touched the lives of FMBC.
We give all the praise and glory to God!
Rev. Ricardo Handy, Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and New St.
John Baptist Church of Plaquemine, LA will be the guest speaker.
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DECEMBER 2008
FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH – “FAITH WALKERS’ NEWS”
To the latest Kingdom Citizens who have been appointed their
seat on the bus . . .
FMBC EXPRESS
Bro. Robert Washington – Deacon
Bro. Terry Augustus – Leader of the Master’s Men’s Ministry
Sis. Kathleen Cook – Head Usher
Bro. Aaron Cline Cutrer, III – Head Junior Usher
Terry & Andrea Augustus
who celebrated their
wedding anniversary on
November 4th
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DECEMBER 2008
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DECEMBER 2008
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Kingdom Citizens,
We are now in PHASE II of our “Special
Pledge Project.” A space has been added
on the regular envelopes, “Special Pledge –
PHASE II” for contributions in addition to
your tithes and other offerings.
Also, to see how we are progressing, please
check the chart with the thermometer on
it. Our goal is not only to reach the top,
but to overflow!
As always, we thank you for your continued
support and for your spirit of excellence in
all you do.
….Nickels, Dimes, Quarters,
etc. and drop them in the
container on your way in or out
of Faith Missionary Baptist
Church. Any amount accepted –
No amount is too small.
FUNDS
WILL
BE
USED
TOWARD OUR BUILDING
PROJECT. SO BRING YOUR
CHANGE, DROP IT IN, AND
SEE HOW YOUR “CHANGE”
WILL
HELP
MAKE
A
CHANGE!
“To everything there is a season, and
a time to every purpose under the
heaven: . . . a time to break down,
and a time to build up;”
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 3b
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DECEMBER 2008
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My Earnest Prayer
Continue to pray daily for the Faith Missionary
Baptist Church Family and all those who set foot
in the doors. Always be mindful to remember our
Pastor, Rev. John E. Jordan, Jr., First Lady Karla
M. Jordan and their family.
Remember to uplift in prayer those listed below
and others that are not listed as well as those that
are providing care for them …
Rev. Aaron C. Cutrer, Sr.
Sis. Gloria D. Jones
Bro. Christopher Moore
Sis. Rosa Mouton
Sis. Marie Pickens
Sis. Kim Washington
Sis. Gladys Maracalin - First Lady Karla’s mother
All the FMBC Kingdom Citizens whose jobs
require them to work on Sundays and those who
travel to and fro – pray for traveling grace.
Please remember to continue to FAST and
PRAY every night from 8:00 P.M. – 8:30
P.M. for FMBC and our continued success in
our endeavors.
Also, let us continue to pray for those FMBC
Kingdom Citizens and for our friends who have
had death in their family during the last months.
Bro. Ernest Augustus and Family – Uncle
Sis. Debra Jackson - Father
Today, I pray for others, Lord,
Who seem less blessed than I,
That in your love and mercy,
You’ll heed their desperate cry.
For those depressed and lonely,
Please be their constant guide …
And show them they are not alone,
For You are by their side!
For those in pain of body …
Dear Lord, please make them whole,
And those who doubt …
increase their faith;
Reveal their glorious soul!
Feed those who live in hunger,
House those who have no home,
And free this world from hatred;
Show us we all are one.
Dear Lord, thank you for listening,
And answering this prayer,
This world seems much less frightening,
Just knowing that You care.
Pray for everyone listed – for their healing,
renewed strength and continued faith.
(Deborah A. Doyle)
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DECEMBER 2008
December
Tamara Moore – December 5th
November
Dimitri Charles – November 22
Tabitha Garner – December 12th
nd
Katelyn Domingue – December 17th
Willis Minix, Jr. – December 20th
Paula Cutrer – December 26th
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DECEMBER 2008
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BIBLE QUIZZES
CHRISTMAS QUIZ
How much do you really know about
Christmas? Questions start out easy and
then get hard.
Our
culture
has
influenced
our
understanding of the story of the birth of
Jesus. A lot of misconceptions have arisen
due to this. The more difficult questions
help clarify the difference between the
original Bible story and modern ideas.
5. How did Joseph and Mary get to Bethlehem?
Refer to the Bible for help if you get stuck
on a question. (Answers will appear in
the next issue of the newsletter.)
6. After being born, Jesus was placed in a:
1. The name of the mother of Jesus was:
Martha
Mary
Eve
Deborah
2. Jesus was born in what town?
Jerusalem
Nazareth
Bethlehem
New York
3. Joseph was a:
Carpenter
Doctor
Engineer
Fisherman
4. Why didn’t Joseph and Mary stay at the inn?
It was too expensive
There was no inn
There was no room
None of the above
Colt
Mary rode a donkey and Joseph walked
Wagon
Who knows?
Basket
Manger
Pile of hay
On the back of a donkey
7. A manger is a:
Stable
Feeding trough
Wooden table
Barn
8. Which animals does the Bible say were
housed in the stable?
Cows, donkeys, sheep
Lions, tigers and bears
Goats, sheep and cows
The Bible doesn’t say.
9. From what area were the three kings that
visited Jesus?
The west
The east
The orient
None of the above
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DECEMBER 2008
FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH – “FAITH WALKERS’ NEWS”
CHRISTMAS QUIZ (Continued)
10. What sign were the shepherds told to look
for by the angel?
A lion and a sheep together in peace
A tree with a star on top
A star over Bethlehem
None of the above
11. With what words did the heavenly host of
angels praise God?
“Joy to the World, the Lord is Come”
“Glory, Glory, Hallelujah”
“King of Kings and Lord of Lords”
“Glory to God in the highest”
12. What is frankincense?
A form of gold
An incense from a tree
A jewel
None of the above.
13. What is myrrh?
A musical instrument
A spice used for burial
A valuable wine
None of the above
14. How many wise men came to see Jesus?
One
Two
Three
The Bible doesn’t say
15. What does "wise men" most likely refer to?
Lawyers
Star gazers
Priests
Doctors
16. The wise men met Jesus in a:
Manger
Castle
Stable
House
17. Who told Joseph and Mary to go to
Bethlehem?
An angel
Caesar Augustus
Herod
No one told them to go
18. The child Jesus went to Egypt:
To meet pharaoh
Because Joseph was told in a dream
to take him
Joseph did not take Jesus to Egypt
None of the above
19. According to the Bible, the little drummer boy
met Jesus:
When Jesus was in the manger
At a house
When Jesus was about two years old
None of the above
20. In which books do we find the story of
Jesus’ birth?
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
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DECEMBER 2008
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Below are the ANSWERS to the quizzes
that were in the October 2008 newsletter.
QUIZ 1: The correct answers have been
highlighted.
Books of the Bible
6. Who wrote the book of Acts?
1. How many books are there in the Bible?
27
39
66
75
2. Which is the last of the gospels?
Mark
Matthew
John
Luke
3. Which of these books is not in the
New Testament?
Jude
Amos
James
Titus
4. Which of these is a book of prophecy?
Joshua
Nehemiah
Ezra
Nahum
5. In which book can we read of David and
Goliath?
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
Luke
Paul
John
James
7. Which book comes after Job?
Numbers
Psalms
Daniel
Ezekiel
8. How many Psalms are there in the Bible?
119
134
150
175
9. Which prophet tried to escape from preaching
God’s word in Nineveh?
Jonah
Nahum
Haggai
Micah
10. Which of these books is part of the
Pentateuch?
Exodus
Joshua
Daniel
Judges
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DECEMBER 2008
QUIZ 2: Answers have been written on
the lines.
Anagrams – Books of the Bible
1.
seesign
______Genesis________
2.
hemwatt ______Matthew_______
3.
usedox
4.
visitclue ______Leviticus_______
5.
nailed
6.
nominaltaste ___Lamentations____
7.
violentera ______Revelation______
8.
lastagain _______Galatians_______
9.
hazephina ______Zephaniah______
10.
asheepsin ______Ephesians_______
11.
onmars ________Romans________
12.
moodytenure ___Deuteronomy____
13.
hobaida _______Obadiah________
14.
ijeerham _______Jeremiah_______
15.
hemplion ______Philemon_______
16.
ashoe _________Hosea_________
17.
tileaccesses ____Ecclesiastes_____
18.
beshrew _______Hebrews_______
19.
socialsons _____Colossians______
20.
shipinpipal _____Philippians___ _
21.
human ________Nahum_________
______Exodus________
______Daniel ________
22. chairhaze ______Zechariah_______
If you have an item or news
you would like published,
please complete a “News
Information Card” and place
the card in the “News” tray on
the table no later than the 2nd
Sunday of each month.
Thanks.
Rev. John E. Jordan, Jr.
Pastor/Teacher
Sis. Karla M. Jordan
First Lady
Associate Minister
Rev. Randy Augustus
Church Chairman
Bro. Aaron C. Cutrer, Jr.
FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH – “FAITH WALKERS’ NEWS”
Faith Missionary Baptist Church
“A Kingdom Church”
P. O. Box 854
Rayne, Louisiana 70578
ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED
DECEMBER 2008
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