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to view The Witness - First Baptist Church Louisville, MS
Over the next several months,
our pastor wants to visit in
the homes of as many church
members as possible. If you
are willing to receive an inhome visit, please complete
the information below, tear
off this column, and place it
in the offering plate on
Sunday or return it to the
church office. (Or, you can
pick up a form at the church.)
Rob has already begun
visiting those who have filled
out the forms. It will be a joy
for you to get to know our
pastor on a more personal
level as he also enjoys getting
to know you.
You are cordially
invited to
A Tea/Shower
Maggie Watson
Bride-elect of Austin Reed
Sunday, February 8, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall
Cindy Baker
Julie Jones
Beverly Ballard
Christy Long
Kay Burton
Carolyn Moody
Emily Perkins
Gwen Clark
Daphne Donald
Rhonda Shotts
Amy Hillyer
Tonya Stevenson
Karla Jackson
Pam Womack
Jean Jones
Shalon Woods
Sylvia Wright
Phone __________________
I prefer to be visited on:
Monday, Wednesday or
Thursday (circle one)
In the afternoon or evening
(circle one)
Between 1:00 & 5:00 or
7:00 & 9:00
Note: You will be contacted
by the church office to set up
your visit.
Sunday School – February 1, 2015
Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Financial Record
Weekly Budget Goal . . . .
Tithes & Offerings . . .
Designated Budget . . . . . .
Designated Restricted . . . .
Acts 1:8 Offering . . . . . .
Love Offering . . . . . . . . . .
Total Receipts . . . . . . . . .
Thank You
A note has been placed on the “Thank
You” board by:
♥ Sue Ann Ryals
♥ Jessica Peebles & family
♥ DeWayne Lance & family
Maggie is the daughter of Lisa
Watson and the late Elton Watson.
Yes, I would love to have
a pastoral visit.
Your Name:
This Past Week
First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 547, 205 South Church Avenue, Louisville, Mississippi 39339
Visits from the Pastor
Wednesday Night Supper
February 11, 2015
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Cole Slaw
Potato Salad
Baked Beans
Assorted Dessert Bars
Don’t forget to make your
reservations by Noon on
Tuesday. Cost is $5 per
Pray for our search committee
as they seek God’s will for
our next Minister of Music.
ETC Ministry
Sundays, February 8
Mallory S. Eaves and Edna Overstreet
Media Crew for February
Radio broadcast on WLSM at 11:00
a.m. and 6:00 p.m. are now tape delayed
of both previous Sunday services. Tape
delayed TV broadcast of the previous
Sunday morning and evening worship is
broadcast at 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on
cable channel 18.
Director: Re-C Carter
Broadcast Sound: Terry Carter
House Sound: Jeffrey Woodward
Media: Anthony Sloan
Cameras: Johnny Johnson &
Greg Holdiness
Offering Committee for February
Robert Clark, Chairman
Bill Fryery
David K. Boydstun
Odie Keen
Lester Cummins
William E. Donald
Deacon on Call
February 6 - 8
Jimmy Covington
Transportation for February
Charles Kitchens
Published weekly (except Christmas
week) by First Baptist Church, 205 South
Church Avenue, Louisville, MS 39339.
Periodical postage paid at Louisville, MS
39339. Publication No. 195320
Rob Paul, Pastor
Billy Bowie, Minister of Music 803-4043
Terry Carter, Bldg. Supt.
Newlie Long, Minister of Ed. 803-9421
Scott Lowrey, Minster of Youth
Missy Hudspeth, Children’s Minister
Church Office
Making Jesus known from the red hills of
Mississippi to the ends of the Earth.
Vol. 47
February 5, 2015
No. 1
Little Hearts Luncheon
Jesus said, “Let the little children come
to me, and do not hinder them, for the
kingdom of heaven belongs to such
as these.” Matthew 19:14
Friday, February 13th
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 per person
FBC Fellowship Hall
All proceeds will benefit the
Good News Clubs of Winston County.
Menu includes Appetizers, Soups,
Sandwiches, Casseroles, Salads,
Breads & Desserts
Sponsored by community churches
in the Winston County area.
Costume jewelry will also be available to purchase
at the benefit. If you would like to donate
jewelry to sell, please put each piece/set in a
plastic bag and leave it in the church office.
Pastor’s Perspective
Minister of Education, Youth & Children’s Ministry
- Rob Paul -
- Newlie Long –
Most of us are familiar with Samaritan’s Purse. We are
familiar with Franklin Graham. We have put shoeboxes
together for Operation Christmas Child. Over the course of
the next year, we will have the opportunity to know
Samaritan’s Purse in a whole new way.
Early last Fall we were contacted by Samaritan’s Purse as a
potential partner-church for their one-year commitment to
help in tornado rebuild in Winston County. After several
meetings, much planning and a whole lot of prayer,
Samaritan’s Purse will begin rolling into Louisville and First
Baptist Church in the next few weeks.
Here’s what the partnership means for First Baptist:
We have an opportunity work with a respected worldwide
ministry and some amazing volunteers over the next year.
- We will provide office space in the Adult VII
Sunday School Department for the Samaritan’s Purse
full-time staff.
- We will provide sleeping and eating space in the
Crossing for approximately 20 construction
volunteers each week.
We also have an opportunity to minister to the employees,
the volunteers and the homeowners in our community who
will be helped.
- Many of the employees and volunteers will
participate in our weekly ministries.
- We will build relationships with families in our
community and follow-up with helping families
connect with a local church.
Let me encourage you to pray for this partnership. Once
Samaritan’s Purse is set up, you will also have opportunities
to get involved.
Thank you for your support and participation in our Acts 1:8
Strategy to make Jesus known from the red hills of
Mississippi to the ends of the earth!
Children’s News
If you have not signed up to be
a part of the Berenstain Bears
Live trip on Friday, February
13th, it is not too late. See
Missy or call the church office
to make sure you are a part of
this fun night. We will eat,
enjoy the play, enjoy time
together, and all for only $10!
There will be a nursery
available if needed, but you
need to preregister for it!
Registration has begun for...
Children’s Camp
Lake Forest Ranch,
May 28th - June 1st.
A non-refundable deposit of
$100 is required. Register
now and be a part of our
upcoming fundraisers.
Children’s Bible Drills
this Sunday, February 8th,
5:00 p.m. in Adult 5
Youth News
We have begun registering for
our Youth and Family Spring
Break trip to Statesboro, GA.
We will leave on Friday,
March 6th, and return on
Tuesday, the 10th. We will
work with Southbridge
Continued in next column...
Youth News...
Community Church - our
Acts 1:8 partner, pastored by
Stewart Moody. Come as a
teenager or as a family! See
Scott or Newlie for more
information or to register for
this fun time. We will also
enjoy the beach and be tourists
in Atlanta!
Summer Camp registration has
begun as well. We will be in
Orange Beach, June 1 - 5
with Clayton King, Matt Papa,
and Student Life. You will be
really, really sad if you miss
out on this week.
Missions Connection
What an exciting meeting last
Sunday night talking with
potential partners for our
Cambodia and Haiti trip. If
you were not able to be there
and you would like more
information, please see me.
We will need commitments in
two weeks of those planning to
participate so that we can
begin to schedule flights and
finish all the preliminary
paperwork that goes into these
The Cambodia trip will be
mid-May and the Haiti trip
will be mid-July!
Staying Fed
“How sweet are your
words to my taste,
sweeter than
honey to my
(Psalm 119:103,
Recently I was confronted
with this question: If you fed
yourself with food the way
you feed yourself with God’s
way, would you still be alive?
It gave me pause.
Do I eat enough spiritually? feast regularly enough on
Scripture to keep up my
energy and the health of my
soul? Do I eat nutritiously? take in a balanced meal of law
and gospel, comfort and
commandments, prophecy and
Do I pass up
spiritual junk food? - set
aside empty calories that lead
to disease, in order to hunger
for what truly gives life? Do I
drink enough Living Water to
avoid faith dehydration? And
once in a while, do I splurge
on dessert? - savor the
sweetness and joy of
belonging at God’s table?
What abundance God sets
before us. May we never skip
a “meal”!
-Heidi Mann
Copied from The Newsletternewsletter, vol. 37, #2
FBC Calendar of Activities
February 5 - 12
Thursday, February 5
5:00 p.m. Packing Backpacks
Saturday, February 7
8:30 p.m. Upward Games
with 3rd - 6th Grade Girls
9:30 a.m. 3rd & 4th Grade Boys
10:30 a.m. 5th & 6th Grade Boys
Sunday, February 8
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
2:00 p.m. Tea/Shower honoring
Maggie Watson
4:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal
6:00 p.m. Evening Worship
Monday, February 9
6:30 p.m. Deacons Meeting
Tuesday, February 10
10:00 a.m. Precept Bible Study
in Adult 4
6:30 p.m. Precept Bible Study
at Naomi Fryery’s
Wednesday, February 11
5:00 p.m. Family Meal
5:30 p.m. Preschool &
Children’s Choir
Ladies Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting
& Bible study
Youth Worship
6:20 p.m. GAs, RAs, &
Mission Friends
Business Session
Thursday, February 12
5:00 p.m. Packing Backpacks