Griffith at a Glance - Griffith Memorial Baptist Church


Griffith at a Glance - Griffith Memorial Baptist Church
Griffith at a Glance
A Monthly Publication of
Griffith Memorial Baptist Church
Volume 1
Number 5
Growing Mature Believers in Christ
5275 Terry Road
Jackson, MS 39212
Office: 601-372-7812
Fax: 601-372-8087
Church Staff
Bro. Andy Fullington
Senior Pastor
Bro. Steve. Frederick, Sr., M.Div.
Associate Pastor for Worship/Education
Andrew Nordquist
Student Pastor
D’Alice Ledingham
Ministry Assistant
Billy Dixon
Facilities Manager
Dedication Day
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Collection Week
November 18-25, 2013
Drop-off Times
Mon – Nov 18: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tues – Nov 19: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed – Nov 20: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thurs – Nov 21: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri – Nov 22: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat – Nov 23: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Sun – Nov 24: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon – Nov 25: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hello Friends and Family,
Well, fall is finally here, probably my favorite time of the year, and that means it is
time to change our dress from warm to cool. What a difference a long sleeve shirt or a jacket
makes in the midst of cool weather. Although I have found myself leaving the house
prepared for a
cool day and things change and I wish I would have been prepared for the change. You can
say the same thing as you look back on the times of going to the football game, hunting
event, or to the outside birthday party. Things change and the weather is one thing we are
used to here in the Bible belt. Things change in our lives as well, and at times we are never
prepared for them. One day you can be leaving for work with big plans for supper only to find yourself in the emergency room at
the hospital. Things change and we must be prepared to be flexible and adjust to change. This weekend we will experience a
change in the time as we fall back in our clocks one hour. We also see a change in the length of daylight as we move to shorter
days. Friends and family, in the midst of all the change around us, I read in God’s Word that “Jesus is the same Yesterday, Today,
and Forever,” Hebrews 13:8. Thank God today that he is our Solid Rock upon which we stand. Amen!
Please remember this month is our shoe box ministry and the goal is 300 boxes. I challenge you to grab your children,
grandchildren, and friends to have your own packing party to share the love of Jesus with a child. We have had a very busy month
and we hope to thank all those that took part some way to participate in all the events of GMBC. The work days were a success
and we say thank you to all who helped paint, trim trees, and cleanup the beds. The Lord is working in the life of his church so
get involved and give him more than lip service. “GIVE HIM HEART SERVICE.” He desires your heart more than anything. The
fall festival was a success and special thanks goes out to Mrs. D’Alice, Mrs. Barbara, Mrs. Shirley, and Mrs. Frances. Y’all put
your best foot forward and God was honored. Thanks again!! Many of you have fallen away from Sunday night worship and
Wednesday night attendance. I challenge you to keep your priorities in line and don’t let Satan get a foothold in your commitment
to the Lord.
Up coming events!
1. Coming up—Bro. Andy Preaching in a Revival at First Baptist Terry Nov. 19th @ 7:00
2. Family Thanksgiving meal Wednesday Nov. 20th @ 6 P.M.
3. Community gathering with other churches on Tuesday at First Baptist Byram, Nov. 27 @ 6:30 (do not have to bring anything)
4. Starting in the book of Judges during our Bible study on Sunday night
v.f.t.m. Psalms 100
In Him,
Bro. Andy
Spiritual Statistics
Average Sunday School Attendance
Average Worship Attendance
Average Discipleship Training
Tithes and Offerings
+/- Budget
GMBC Annual Thanksgiving
November 20, 2013 6:00 PM
Hello Church Family,
Wow, I remember my grandmother talking about how
fast time would go by as I got older and let me just say, she
wasn’t joking. This year has simply flown by, Here it is
Thanksgiving already and soon it will be Christmas. My, how
time is flying by!
Well, we had three of our young adults audition for the
Mississippi Baptist All State Youth Choir last month and we
are anxiously awaiting the results. The choir should be chosen
around Thanksgiving if everything goes according to plan.
The choir is busy working on the Christmas program which will be presented Sunday,
December 22, 2013, at 4:00 in the afternoon. This will be our Evening Service so invite everyone you
know to come and enjoy the sound of Christmas and the love of a Savior. We will also enjoy a fingerfood fellowship immediately following the performance.
The Children’s Choir is very busy working on “We Three Spies.” Starting this Sunday,
November 10, 2013, we will be meeting 30 minutes earlier in order to get some extra practice time. So
Choir will be from 4:30 to 5:30 from now until December 8th when we will present the musical.
Again this musical will be presented at 4:00 PM and will be followed by a finger-food fellowship as
well. This musical will also take the place of our Evening Worship service as in previous years.
Let me take a moment to thank all of our Veterans as well as those currently serving in our
Armed Forces. As Veteran's Day approaches, let none of us dare forget the sacrifices of our brave
men and women and the ongoing struggle so many are still having after returning from combat. We
are and will always be indebted to these brave soldiers who have given so much so we can enjoy so
Singing His praises,
Steve Frederick
Have you ever thought about arranging flowers for your home, church, or office?
Register today for a new class in beginning floral design.
This class will be taught by retired floral designer Selma Foreman.
See Ms. Selma to sign up for class, and get more details about the class.
By Baptism
Taylor Brooks
Kathy Hood
Jerry May
Kameron Lutrick
Mallory Nordquist
By Letter
Cecil Fullington
Rosemary Holmes
Catherine Parish
Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday, November 26, 2013,
Byram First Baptist Church
6:30 PM
Bro. Andy Fullington-speaker
A Message from Your
Student Pastor
October has come and gone! This time of year
is busy for everyone including your Youth. We
went to “The Judgment House” on Wednesday,
October 30, at Clear Branch Baptist Church in
Wesson. It was remarkably well done and really
gave our students and adults a live look at the
consequences of poor choices. I coined a phrase
many years ago “Life is a series of choices.”
That was very evident and I believe it had a
profound effect on our students. Friday night,
November 1, we went out to eat and then went
bowling as a group. We had a great time getting
to know each other better and enjoying some friendly competition.
As we look ahead, We have our Youth Christmas Party at the Bewley’s home on Dec 11 at 6:30 pm. As usual, we will play
Dirty Santa and also have a contest for the Tackiest Christmas Sweater so start raiding the local Goodwill for your winning entry!
In Him – Andrew
5-Savannah Colyer, Marty Gray
16-Charlie Gray, Kim Lowery
18-Madeline Maynard
20-Ryleigh Grzanich
21-Linda Hancock
22-Myrna Gray, William Pierce
23-Jarrett England, Carol Winterstein
24-Larry Maynard, Barbara McWhorter
25-Judd England
26-Wyatt Fullington
30-Ray Hasie
Recurring Events
First Sunday of every month
Brotherhood Breakfast-8:00 AM –FLC
First Tuesday of each month
WMU meets at 12:00 AM-Old Fellowship Hall
Wednesday before the third Sunday
Stewardship Committee 5:45 PM
Third Sunday of each Month
Deacon’s Meeting-4:00 PM
Third Tuesday of each month-Young at HeartMeeting Times TBA
5275 Terry Road
Jackson, MS 39212
Regular Events
SundaysSunday School-9:15 AM
Worship Service-10:30 AM
Children’s Church-10:45 AM
Kids’ Quest– 5:00 PM
Small groups-5:00 PM
AWANA--6:00 PM
WednesdaysFellowship Meal-5:30 PM
Celebration Choir Rehearsal-6:30 PM
Mid-week prayer and Bible Study-6:30 PM
Royal Ambassadors-6:30 PM
Girls in Action-6:30 PM
Mission Friends-6:30 PM
Student Ministry-6:30 PM