J une 2 0 1 - First Baptist Church Lynn Haven
Take the Journey!
Join us to uncharted territory
where you will begin to
understand that obedience to
God can lead you beyond the
expected. So toss the map, stick
close to your guide, and prepare
to listen to God’s direction in this
journey that is unknown to us,
but known by Him.
June 21 - 25
And whenever you turn to the right or to the
left, your ears will hear this command behind
you: “This is the way. Walk in it.” (HCSB)
5 - 8 p.m.
First Baptist Lynn Haven
From the Desk of Pastor Tom...
As most of you are aware the church voted in our May Business Conference to proceed with the new children’s building. The vote was
overwhelmingly in support of the project. Thank you for your participation in the decision making process in this matter. Over the next
couple of months our Budget Committee will be looking into the financial aspects of the project including financing and fund raising. The
Nominating Committee will be selecting nominees for a Building Committee. Also, the architect will be working on the more detailed
drawings of the building. As soon as the items are ready for presentation there will be a called Business Conference for phase II to be
presented to the membership.
While we are waiting for that Business Conference there are things that we can do to aide the process. First and foremost we can pray.
For this project to come to fruition it must be bathed in prayer. We believe that God has called us to do this and we must have His help.
We cannot do this in the flesh. Second we need to give. We have about twenty five percent of the needed funds in the bank but that
means we still need to raise the last seventy five percent. We can start now giving to the project. Everyone can do something and
everyone needs to do something! Finally we need to do our part in promoting this project to the membership. As our presentation at
the Business Conference revealed, everyone gets to benefit from the project not just children. So help build momentum that will make
this project successful. I know that you will do that!
Summer is here and that means that VBS is at the door. We had great success in recruiting leader and workers. Thank you!!!
The preparations have been made and now we need to get the children here to experience a wonderful week of fun learning about Jesus.
The dates are Sunday night June 21 through Thursday night June 25. Bring your children and grandchildren, invite you neighborhood kids
and pray for God to bring children to experience His love. I know you will do that!
Also, please mark you calendars for June 7 at 6:00 p.m. That is the night that we will be ordaining Daniel McNeill to the Gospel Ministry.
Daniel and Crystal are a very special part of the ministry here and we want to show our love and support for them by being present for
this special event in their life and ministry. I know you will do that!
Thank you for your kind expressions of love and support for us! You are very special to us and we are grateful that our Lord
allows us to serve you through His church. May the Lord bless you for being such a blessing! I know that He will do
First Baptist Lynn Haven
Volume 22 Issue 6
he last several weeks
we have been sharing with
the students their biblical
role in evangelism. As
believers this is a command
not an option (Matthew
28:19). Evangelism is not,
contrary to popular belief in
Christian circles just for
pastors and staff (although
they do have a special calling)
but rather a role that all
believers must partake
(Psalm 145:10-12). It is
critical for our spiritual
growth because without it
we do not witness first hand
the power of God and His
message of salvation. If we
never share the “Good News”
then we miss much of God’s
blessing in this life and
eternity. Witnessing or
evangelism is important
because Jesus demonstrated it
and taught His disciples to do
the very same (1 John 1:1-3).
Our motivation for witnessing
or evangelism is empowered
by the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8),
has been, and is still today
directly proportional to
persecution (Acts 11:19-21),
can only be accomplished
when God opens the door
despite the adversary
(1 Corinthians 16:9),
and should be carried out in
confidence (Romans 1:1617). Our approaches to
2015 VBS "Journey
Off the Map" –
Unknown To Us,
Known To Him
Take the journey! This
summer, take your kids
to uncharted territory where they will begin to
understand that obedience to God
can lead them beyond the expected.
So, toss the map, stick close to your
guide, and prepare to listen for
God’s direction in this journey that
is unknown to us, but known by
Him. Mark your calendars:
June 21st-25th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
evangelism should not be
limited. We need to witness
in our homes and to our family
(Mark 5:18-19), to
individuals (Acts 8:30-35),
to assembled groups (Acts
5:42). The methods we use to
evangelize and witness include:
sharing our personal testimony
(Acts 22:3-8), explaining the
scriptures (Acts 17:1-3),
(Colossians 4:6), holy living
(Matthew 5:16), and acts of
devotion (Luke 7:36-38).
Finally, this all needs to be
conducted with urgency
(2 Corinthians 5:20),
fearlessly (Ephesians 6:1920), and clearly with love
(1 Peter 3:15). Answer the
call and obey the command
today, share the Good News
of Jesus Christ without delay!
See you Sunday and ask you
neighbor to come hear the
Growing Together in Unity,
School’s Out – End of Summer Bash at Crystal Lake!
Don’t miss out on this year’s School’s Out – End of Summer Bash for all
K-5th graders. Little ones are welcome too! This event will be Saturday,
June 6th from 2-5 p.m. We will meet at the carpool area on the corner of
Hwy 77 and Hwy 20 at 1:45 p.m. We will carpool all together to Donnie
and Nancy Owen’s Lake House. Cars will leave at 1:55 p.m. and head to
the lake. Hotdogs and drinks will be provided. Families are to bring chips
or cookies. Dinner will be at 4:15 p.m. Bring your flip flops, sunscreen, and
water toys and get ready for some fun in the sun!! Carpool will leave at
5 p.m. Be sure to sign up in the vestibule so we can get a count of who is
coming. This will be a great afternoon for families to get together!! Hope
you can make it! Children must be with an adult. Contact Leanne Krohne
at 624-4913 if you have any questions or concerns.
What a privilege it is to proceed with the plans of building the new children’s building here at FBCLH! God
is good and He provides! Not long after the Business Meeting where 98% of the vote was “yes” to go to the
next phase in the building project I came across the verse: “Tell the children of Israel to go forward.”
(Ex 14:15) They had the Red Sea in front of them and a not so happy Pharaoh and his chariots behind them,
and then Moses said, “Don’t be afraid. Stand firm and see the Lord’s salvation He will provide for you
today…The Lord will fight for you…and the Lord said to Moses, tell the children of Israel to go
forward” (Ex14: 13-15). What a change in faith and trust that must have been for the Israelites. They had to
obey to receive His promise. Dealing with change isn’t always easy but we can focus on its long-term
benefits instead of its short-term inconvenience. We can be honest with ourselves about what we really feel
and fear about the change, and take it to God in prayer. Don’t be dismayed by unyielding thinkers, keep an open attitude towards
new ideas, and stand on this scripture: “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do
not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left” (Isa 54:2-3) On
another note I want to share with you about some young Marines that I knew: Lcpl Andrew Kilpela, Lcpl Mario Castillo and my
good bud Cpl. Jesse Jaime. Kilpela & Castillo were KIA June 10, 2005 and Jaime on June 15, 2005. That has been 10 years ago since
we were together in Iraq. None of us were over 23 at the time. With Memorial Day behind us and Independence Days in front of
us this can especially be a hard time for their family. Let’s say a special prayer for their family as they go through out this month.
In His Service, Pastor Daniel
Youth Schools Out for Summer Bash!
June 5: School Ends
Come out for food, fun, swimming, and games.
Wear old clothes and bring your friends!
Date: Friday, June 5th
Location: Booth Home
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Please call Grady (819-6021) or
Paula Booth (819-6022) with questions.
Schools Out Summer Bash 6 pm (Booth Home)
June 6: Children’s End of the Year Bash (Donnie Owens Lake Home) 2 pm
June 7: Ordination Service for Daniel McNeill 6 pm
June 10: Meals End for Summer
June 14-20: Hope Missions Trip (New Orleans, LA)
June 14: Deacon’s Meeting 7 pm
June 17: Youth to Sweet Frogs (after service)
June 20: Willis Coulliette SS Cookout (Donnie Owens Lake Home) 5 pm
June 21: Father’s Day
June 21-25: Vacation Bible School 5 pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Date: June 14 - 20, 2015
Cost: $169 per person
and Adults preferred
See Pastor Grady,
June 28: Family Worship Day
It’s America Patriotic Service 4 pm (FBCPC)
7 - Corey Anderson
8 - David Skipper
9 - Kay Landingham
10 - Duane Randall
11 - Liz Bracy
12 - Iris Congleton
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June 28 at 4 p.m.
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Panama City, FL 32401
20 - Carolyn Gill
21 - Sylvia Daniel
23 - Daniel Lishbrook
25 - Lauren Blaich
26 - Michele Ard
27 - Virginia Kent
13 - Cathy McClellan
14 - Carter Craig
16 - Merriel Kirkland
18 - Dana Blount
19 - Lisa Crockrell
29 - Edwin Prince
30 - Mike Pavlus
We have the "History of Bay County From the Beginning" By Tommy
Smith in our history section. Do you know what year Bay County
was incorporated? This book is loaded with pictures and stories of local
cities and many unincorporated areas, as well as numerous other historical
landmarks. Worth many hours of entertainment and enlightenment!
Come check it out.
May 2015 Attendance Averages
Does not include May 31 data.
May 2015 Giving Totals
Building for the Future:
BFF to Date:
Mother’s Day Offering:
Does not include May 31 data.
June Prayer Partners
Dwayne & Carol Lee
Donnie & Jean Padgett
Scott & Kim Blount
Jay & Trish Craig
How great is the love the Father
has lavished on us. I John 3:1 NIV
A Dad is a person who is loving and kind, And
often he knows what you have on your mind.
He’s someone who listens, suggests, and
defends. A dad can be one of your very best
friends! He’s proud of your triumphs, but when
things go wrong, A dad can be patient and
helpful and strong In all that they do, a dad’s
love plays a part. There’s always a place for
him deep in your heart. And each year that
passes, you’re even more glad, More grateful
and proud just to call him your dad!
A Father’s Love
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