Connection News for July 2018

thanks volunteers

Thank you to all who helped with our VBS this summer by praying, planning, and participating. It takes every part the church body to make VBS happen. We enjoyed our Game On emphasis this year as we were challenged to come closer the divine power of God’s work in our lives. We challenged, taught, and led 250 children throughout four stations of learning in storytelling, recreation, crafts, music and worship. Thank you to our older teens and 80 of our adults who helped us lead these children on a part of their faith journey. What a blessing to serve at Jesup First Baptist and see how God changes lives in amazing ways as we learn and celebrate His word!  Thank you to all!

 

KIDS SUMMER FUN REMINDERS!

 July 4 No Activities
 July 11

Splash in the Boro / Statesboro

Cost: $16/ person

Lunch and snacks provided

10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.

 July 18

Bowling /Brunswick        2-6 p.m.

 July 25

Swim time/ 522 Altamaha Road

Amy/Creston’s Home

 August 1

Back to School Event

Earl/Wanda's Home / 60 Melody Lane

 

Connection News for June 2018

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JUNE 18-22

Hi! Are you ready to get into the team spirit for VBS 2018? Join Jesup First Baptist Church as we lace up our cleats, dust off our megaphones, and get ready for an amazing experience as we learn from God's ultimate playbook: The Bible. Jesup FBC Vacation Bible School 2018 will take place June 18, 2018 through June 22, 2018 from 9:00 am till 12:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

Sign up through the following link:


Children link:

https://goo.gl/forms/3X4xWX5UDk2E2kui2


Volunteer link:

https://goo.gl/forms/SYXwGYOCQU8DUJHG2

 

VBS Upcoming Events

June 3 - Teacher/Worker Meeting /

Immediately after service in Conference Rm.

June 9 - @ 9:00 a.m. VBS Morning Outreach

June 11-15 @ 11:00 a.m. Lunch Outreach

June 15-17   Room Preparations

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NOMINATING TEAM MEETING

JUNE 10 @ 4:00  P.M.

CONFERENCE ROOM

Connection News for May 2018

gameon

JUNE 18-22

Hi! Are you ready to get into the team spirit for VBS 2018? Join Jesup First Baptist Church as we lace up our cleats, dust off our megaphones, and get ready for an amazing experience as we learn from God's ultimate playbook: The Bible. Jesup FBC Vacation Bible School 2018 will take place June 18, 2018 through June 22, 2018 from 9:00 am till 12:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

Sign up through the following link:
Children link:

https://goo.gl/forms/3X4xWX5UDk2E2kui2

Hi! Thank you for your interest in helping with First Baptist Church's 2018 Vacation Bible School Ministry. Please fill in the information below and let us know what area you'd like to help in. Thanks again!

Volunteer link:

https://goo.gl/forms/SYXwGYOCQU8DUJHG2

 

VBS TEACHER MEETING

MAY 6 @ 11:30 A.M.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING

WORSHIP SERVICE.

Connection News for April 2018

volunteer

Nominating Team Meeting

April 22 at 4:00 p.m.

We ask that each member to begin to ask themselves where can I “SERVE” God here at First Baptist Church. It takes everyone doing their part to make the kingdom of God grow.

 

game on

Hi! Are you ready to get into the team spirit for VBS 2018? Join Jesup First Baptist Church as we lace up our cleats, dust off our megaphones, and get ready for an amazing experience as we learn from God's ultimate playbook: The Bible. Jesup FBC Vacation Bible School 2018 will take place June 18, 2018 through June 22, 2018 from 9:00 am till 12:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

 

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Why Overnight Camp Matters

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak as a part of CentriKid Camps again. One of my favorite parts of speaking with CentriKid is the opportunity that I have to share the stage with my friend Dylan Arms and his band. One of their members is a "kid" I once had in kid's ministry during my early years of ministry named Coleman. A kid who grew up fast. That little, quiet first grader quickly grew into a seasoned lead guitar player, who now leads me in my spiritual walk.

Overnight camps like CentriKid are not just an opportunity for kids to get away. It's a ministry that makes a huge impact. It's a ministry that changes perspectives. It's a ministry that God uses to change hearts. How?

1. Overnight Christian kids camps give kids the unique opportunity of being able to live in a kid's world for a week. In a world bombarded with adult life, kid's camps are a time for kids to sing and laugh and play and get messy. Adults even join in the fun.
2. Overnight Christian kid's camps provide memorable experiences. As we talked about camp, Coleman didn't remember every small group activity or every craft we made in kids ministry but he did remember his Track Time Leader. He did remember his Bible Study at camp. He did remember the worship band. He did remember how he trusted God for the first time. Why? Because camp matters. Camp is a spiritual marker.
3. Overnight Christian kid's camps focus on what's most important - Jesus. Games matter. Communication matters. Srageating matters. Why? Because a kids Camp that focuses on Jesus, focuses on Him at all times.

When your child looks back on his life, he probably won't remember every detail of last week's Sunday School lesson or even last month's memory verse—but he will remember the impact of a week of camp.

That week when he was "on his own." And it was all ok.
That week when God made sense for the first time. And it was all ok. That week when life was fun and made up of dancing and laughing and screaming out loud. And it was all ok.
That week at camp that summer. That week that Coleman and I talked about last week. That week that your child will talk about in 15 years. That week that your child will look back on when he needs remember what it was like... When it was all ok.

DAVID PEARSON is from Greenville SC. David served as Children's
Pastor for l3 ve;irc and as Family & Operations Pastor at Springwell
Church in Taylors, SC for the last four years.

Connection News for Jan 2018

new beginnings

I recently saw this quote, "No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending" (Unknown). I really began to think about that statement. The conclusion was that we don't start over; but we begin again right where we are, making things better in our lives.

As a believer in Christ, it is not about saying I will do this and I won't do that and then dropping the idea or falling short. It is more about asking the Lord to help us each day, to fall deeper and deeper in love with Him. This way our focus will be set on the things of heaven and not on all this earthly stuff.

If I were to make a New Year resolution, it would be to have a deeper commitment, a deeper love, and a deeper worship for the Lord. In the beginning of this past year, He spoke to me in that still small voice in prayer and said, "I am more than enough. I am more than enough in every area of your life." He also said to tell others the same thing.

This year I am determined to make Him my all and all. He wants our undivided attention in spite of the distractions and temptations that lie waiting around the corner. He has to be our main focus.

Do you want a new ending this year? How do you want the ending of your life? If you're not a Christian, please know that this could be the best New Year of your life. Your life can be filled with hope and peace. To know what the ending will be is an extra bonus. Why should every year be the same as the one before with nothing really changing? After all, the New Year resolutions may or may not get accomplished.

If you are a Christian and you feel stagnate in your relationship with the Lord, then now is the time to rekindle the love affair with Him. He calls us to Himself and says, "Come away my beloved." Can you hear Him? He is tugging at your heart. The real ending in our life will be when Jesus says well done my good and faithful servant. That statement will be for someone who took the time to get to know Him, love Him, and that obediently followed Him.

“My Daily Devotions” Cathy Irvin