First Baptist Church
Sunday, September 27, 2020
We are hosting 2 services this Sunday. Our 9:00am service will be a “Drive-In” styled church. The 11:00am will be in the main sanctuary, as per usual.
For the 9:00am:
If you choose to attend the 9:00am Drive-In service, we will be parking in the east part of our parking lot (the lot behind the church building adjoining the Morrisons and the Bradleys properties). And we will be leading the service from the center entrance of our education building under the small porch.
You can tune into 87.9fm in your car to pick up our service, leave those windows up, and let that A/C flow! Should our radio transmission drop out, we will have a more-than-sufficient speaker system that will be loud enough for you to hear from your car. We’re having a good turn out and I hope you can come.
For the 11:00am:
If you choose to come to the service in the building, we are asking that you bring a mask and wear it as you enter the building, exit the building, and particularly during the singing portion of the service. This is to respect our state mandate , and out of an effort to try to take care of our community as best as we know how.
Furthermore, you do not need to sign up in order to attend this service. Based on the past month’s attendance numbers for our services, we should have plenty of space in our sanctuary to accommodate social distancing should you choose to attend the 11:00am.
Sunday School 9:45am:
Whole group Sunday School class meets in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend. At this time, the nursery will remain closed.
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.
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY
Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Grounds. Better: A Study of Hebrews by Jen Wilkin. This will be a 10-12 week study led by Lynne Brown, Donette Mullinix, and Joy Stevens. Contact the church office or one of these ladies for more info.
FLOWERS IN SANCTUARY
The flowers are lovingly placed in the sanctuary to honor and celebrate the upcoming marriage of Jordan Breedlove and Kyle Bailey.
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 social media. If we don’t have your current email address or are not on Facebook and you would like to stay updated this way, please call the church office or email Cassie at email@example.com.
FBC Senior Adults
On Oct 1 @ 4pm we will be serving a meal for our senior adults. (Chicken and dressing with trimmings prepared by Monette Morrison) Meal will be pick up and delivery only.
- Wednesday night worship in the chapel @ 6:30 PM.
- Book Club @ 5:30 PM each Sunday night.
- Trunk or Treat will be Wednesday night Oct. 28th! You can donate candy and sign up to fill your trunk at the welcome center.
- Family worship tonight (09.27) @ 5:30 PM!
- Join us for our family retreat at the beach October 23-25. This will be a great opportunity to have fun and connect with other families in the church. The weekend is flexible, and you can stay as many nights or as your schedule allows. Cost depends upon the number of people attending. $60 for 2 people, $80 for 3, $100 for 4 or more. Sign up online!
MINISTRY AND MISSION
Fire Prevention Fellowship and Cookout. Join us at 3 pm, Oct 7th as we celebrate some of our local heroes and fellowship together. Bring a bag of chips or a dessert.
Alpha Women’s Resource Center Annual Fundraising Event. “2020 Vision for Life” Thursday, October 15th from 6pm-7pm at FBC Jackson in the main sanctuary. Adults and children ages 12 and up are invited. Please make plans to attend and support this local mission. Attendees will be presented with a delicious boxed dessert to take home with them. Social distancing will be observed and masks are to be worn to and from the event.
Operation Christmas Child. Oct 3rd (10-noon) (Drive-up) & Oct 4th (2-4pm) (Walk-in) we will be hosting showers for shoeboxes. Make a trip to the Dollar Tree and join us as we kick-off this all too important ministry. If you need a supply list or help, call the church office.
Local Coffee for Local Heroes. Our church has teamed up with Bigbee Coffee and Nick Waugh State Farm to provide coffee drinks to our local heroes at Jackson Medical Center and Jackson Healthcare. The main purpose of this ministry is to demonstrate care and concern for healthcare workers who sacrifice so much for those we love. Each month specific shifts will be provided a coffee drink of their choice from Bigbee. Would you like to be a part? We need folks to help with retrieving orders and serving. You can volunteer or get more info through the church office.
School Ministry. Over the next few weeks we would like to provide coffee and biscuits for faculty and staff at various schools. The goal is to minister to a different school each week. Bigbee will supply the coffee and biscuits. We need some volunteers who would be willing to pick it up and set it up at the location. Might you be willing and able? You can volunteer or get more info through the church office.
Small Groups. Certain church spaces are now available for small group and Sunday School 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 Counseling sees clients at FBC. 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.
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 open Monday-Thursday, 8am-430pm, and Friday 8am-1pm. Come by and drop it off at the church office.
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.
Giving at the end of the 11:00am service: You can drop off your offering in the baskets stationed at each of the exits to our main sanctuary.
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.
GIVING from week of September 20, 2020
As you know, we have been making a few adjustments over the past few weeks, and we are only certain that we certainly don’t know what the next days will hold! 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. 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..