First Baptist Church
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Sunday at 9am and 11am, Sunday morning services will be held in the Chapel at 9am and in the Sanctuary at 11am. Please call the church office to reserve a seat.
Wednesday at 530pm-630pm. To continue facilitating prayer meetings, a staff member will offer you the opportunity to pray about specific needs and offer updates on some of our past prayer concerns. Pull through the overhang on the south entrance of the church (the doors facing the Methodist church), and a staff member will be present for that hour of prayer to pray with you there.
FOR MORE INFO…
While we will be trying to keep in touch by phone and mail, you can be alerted quickly to any changes or updates through our church Facebook page and our website, www.fbcjackson.net. There is a lot happening and we want to keep you in the loop as best we can. So if you do not have access to the Internet or are having trouble connecting, call the office 246.4491 and we will make sure we find the best way to keep you informed.
During this time, we are communicating quite a bit through email. If we don’t have your current email address and you would like to stay updated this way, please call the church office or email Cassie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH AND FAMILY
- Graduate Recognition will be this Sunday, June 7th. We will honor our graduating seniors during the 11:00 AM service.
- Join us as we walk through the book of James via video on Sunday afternoons.
- Join us for small groups! Guys meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Girls meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Text/message Colton to sign up.
- Download the "read Scripture" app, and begin walking through the Bible with us as we follow 'The Bible Project' reading plan.
- Summer camp is July 27-31 in Gulf Shores. The cost is $125 and our first registration deadline is June 17th with a $50 deposit due. Registering after the 17th will raise the cost to $150. July 15 is the final deadline for registering, final balance, and paperwork.
- Keep an eye on the mail for Sunday School resources from the church.
- VBS will look a little different this year. We are happy to announce “Family Bible School.” Join us July 12-14 at 6:00 PM each night as we come together as a family ministry. This will be a modified version of VBS for the whole family featuring music, games, fun activities, and more. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact the church office.
MINISTRY AND MISSION
Seniors Ministry. Our next church-wide senior adult meal (pickup and delivery only) will be June 10th. If you have NOT received one, but would like to, please call the church office.
Community Senior Adult Meal will be June 11th. This meal is for area senior adults (outside of our church) that could use a hand up. Provided as an outreach by FBC, Mayor Paul and Jan South, and Mt. Olive #2.
Small Groups. Certain church spaces are now available for small group meetings. We do ask that no meetings are scheduled on Sundays. For more info or to schedule a time, please call the church office.
Counseling. Bonnie Givens of a Straight Path will resume seeing clients at FBC beginning in June. To schedule an appointment, please call Bonnie @ (601) 466-2186.
Benevolence. We have not had a surge in benevolence requests yet. The stimulus money from the Federal Government will likely offset some of the challenges families may face in the near future. We anticipate, however, that we could have an unusual amount of people in need in the coming months. As time goes on, we will be looking to make you aware of those needs as they arise and as we can meet them.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
We all seek wisdom for various things. We ask God to help us know who to marry, about new jobs, business deals, and numerous essential factors in our lives. We should ask ourselves, "Do I seek God's guidance for my financial needs?" We all struggle with doubt and fear. Praying about our concerns and uncertainty are areas that we need to diligently ask for guidance as well.
Mail-In Giving: Feel free to mail in your offering to First Baptist Church Jackson, 214 College Ave. Jackson, AL 36545.
Drop-off: Our office is still open Monday-Thursday, 8am-12pm, and Friday 8am-1pm. Come by and drop it off at the church office. Our doors are still locked but if you will call ahead, we will watch for you and assist you as needed.
Drive-in Church: As long as we are able meet in the parking lot for Sunday services, there will be a typical offering taken during the service.
Direct Deposit Giving: You may go through your bank and set up your Direct Deposit contributions. You will then need to call Robbin and let her know the approximate date of the month to expect your giving and the amount.
Bill Pay Through Your Bank: If you are already using your online banking bill pay system, you can add FBC as one of the weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly bills that you would pay. Your contribution will be mailed to us by your banking institution and it will be counted along with Sunday offerings.
Shelby.com. You can also use our church’s online, direct giving system (called “ShelbyNext Giving”). This allows you to give direct by phone/computer/etc. Call the office if you would prefer this route. If you are unsure how to set this up, we will be glad to assist you.
FBCJakson.net. We now have a second online giving option set up for you through our website. If you prefer to give online and directly with credit/debit card info or through your mobile phone, click here or go to http://fbcjackson.net/giving/givethree65.
Designated Funds Available for Contributions
Annie Armstrong Fund Nicaragua Mission Fund
Renovate Loan Fund Nicaragua Team Fee Fund
Celebrate Recovery Fund Special Gifts
Flower Fund SonShine Fund
Hispanic Ministry Benevolence Fund Youth Fundraiser Fund
Kitchen Fund Senior Adult Camp Fund
Library Fund Children's Camp Fund
Operation Christmas Child Fund Youth Camp Fund
GIVING from week of May 31, 2020
Annie Armstrong YTD
As you know, we have been making a few adjustments over the past few weeks, and we are excited to let you know that the office is back in full swing. We are limiting how people come into the main office area, but nothing significant. Hopefully, these changes have not been too disruptive to your access to the office and staff. Remember, if you have any trouble or need anything, give us a call (4491), and someone will be able to help you with whatever you may need. So far, the church staff is all healthy and happy , and we are eager to continue to minister to you effectively.
Purpose. Remember, FBC Jackson exists to lead all people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. That hasn’t changed. We are still in the business of making disciples. That hasn’t changed. So we want to encourage you to love your neighbor, share the gospel, and help us think of creative ways to minister to the community. It has been amazing to watch our church family and community respond to the needs and challenges of our time. Keep up the great work!
We love you and are praying for you every day.