Announcements May 10 2015

Church-wide Picnic

Our annual Memorial Day church picnic is right around the corner. On Sunday, May 24th, we will gather on the south lawn (following our special 10:00am worship service) to eat and fellowship with one another. The church will provide all of the hamburgers, hotdogs, and buns. A special request has been placed in the information pouch of some of our ABFs asking for help with other elements of the meal. We are also asking each family to bring their favorite dessert to share. Please bring blankets and/or camping chairs for you and your family.

CHL Class

On Saturday, May 16th, FBC will be hosting a CHL class for those interested in obtaining their CHL license. Class will begin at 1:00pm and is being led by  Jeremy Cox of Cox Firearms. Cost is $30 per person and can be paid at the time of the class. Please allow a total  five hours for all class activities. You  can reserve a place for this class by calling the church office or sending an email to or

XYZ Branson Trip

Hurry, hurry—you need to sign up and make a deposit on your Branson trip now! The trip will be September 28th-October 1st. We will be staying at the Grand Plaza Hotel for 3 nights, see 5 shows, and have 2 paid dinners. Shows include: George Strait Tribute/Uptown Café, Showboat Branson Belle, The Baldknobbers Jamboree, Smoke on the Mountain, and the Brett Family. The prices are $545 (single), $419 (double), $383 (triple), and $365 (quad). Cancellation insurance is available. You have until May 15h before other churches will be invited to join  us. Contact Emily Powell (903.815.2972), Deanna Helms (903.532.5403), or Georgia Richardson (903.532.5302) for reservations and to make your deposit.

Praise & Worship

Join us for a time of praise and worship at Texoma Healthcare center on Friday, May 15th at 10:30am.

Churches of the Week

The GBA’s “churches of the week” are East Baptist and Mt. Carmel Baptist. Please keep these churches, as well as pastors Brett Castle and Bobby Hawkins, in your prayers this week.

Property Purchase

Last Sunday, the church 201 to 3 in favor of purchasing the Hughes St. property. Be in prayer about how God can use this property in the future.

KidQuest Volunteers

Join us for a prayer safari this summer, June 15th-19th! Here’s  how to help:

  •  In the children’s building, you will find a short form to sign up—return the completed form to the offering plate or church office!
  • Join us Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in the downstairs area of the children’s building as we start to prepare decorations that will transform our buildings into a true safari adventure! No artistic talent? No problem! We’ll have a project for everyone who wants to be involved!
  • Save your paper towel rolls. We will be needing these for a craft, so any that you can save and turn in the office or donation areas would be greatly appreciated!

Prayer List

If you would like to be added to our email prayer list, visit to sign up for updates.

Graduate Sunday

Next Sunday, May 17th, we are going to honor and pray for our soon-to-be graduates during our morning worship services. Please let us know if you have a son/daughter or grandchild who will be graduating at the end of this semester. As always, a special brunch is being held for our grads and their families next Sunday in the youth building from 9:45-10:45am.

XYZ Meeting

The XYZ will meet Thursday, May 14th at 10:30am in the fellowship hall. Our guest speaker will be Darren Foster. Darren is a member of our church and will be giving his testimony. Please come and invite someone to come with you. Bring food to share at lunch!