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The congregation packed over 40 boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year. Thank you to those who packed a box! Children around the world will be presented with the gospel when they receive their shoebox gift. Please keep the enclosed bookmark in your Bible and remember to pray for those 11,000,000 children.
Fellowship of Friends will meet Thursday, December 3, at 11:30 a.m. at the Parthenon for lunch and a Christmas Party. There will be a $5 or less gift exchange. Mark gift for a man or woman.
Chrysalis House Christmas Wish List is on the back table.
Please pick up a Voice of the Martyrs calendar on the back table. It is a Christmas gift from the Missions Committee. Post it somewhere in your home where you can pray for each country listed every day in 2016.
If you would like to help pack the boxes for our college students’ Christmas care packages please meet right after church in the Fellowship Hall.
Mid-Winter Couples Retreat, February 5-6, 2016, Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston, Iowa. Registration deadline is January 31, 2016. Registration forms with info are on the back table.
We are having a special Food Pantry collection for the holidays the entire month of November. Each person is asked to bring at least one food item. The holidays are a very demanding time for the Food Pantry—extra effort is needed and appreciated. There ia a collection cart in our lobby.
All ladies of the church are invited to the annual First Baptist Red Hat Gals Christmas Breakfast at Fort Colony on Saturday, Dec. 5th at 8:30 AM. All ladies attending will order from the menu. Please note the signup sheet on the back table of the church. Reservations will be taken until Sunday, Nov. 29th. Also as a Christmas giving project, the Red Hat Gals are collecting mittens and gloves to be given to local children. Beginning Nov. 15th there will be a tree at the back of the church and the mittens or gloves can be placed on the tree. Please help us fill the tree with mittens and gloves that will be given to local schools and organizations to share with Fort Madison kids. Our annual breakfast is always a great time of fellowship for our ladies, so please join us.
Worship Service today at SunnyBrook Assisted Living at 1:30 p.m. You are invited to come and share fellowship with the folks.
Women’s Choir practice today—4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Dean Graber I Peter 1:6-9 “The Purpose of Suffering”
Guest Speaker Wayne Green from The Gideons International
Pastor Dean Graber I Peter 1:3 “Living Hope”
Pastor John Lange “The Power of One” Phil 4:13
Pastor Dean Graber “The Purpose of Suffering” I Peter 1:3-4
Pastor Dean Graber I Peter 1:1-5 “The Purpose of Suffering”