First Baptist Church Collinsville
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

 Vacation Bible School – June 2nd thru 6th



 Week of Prayer for North American Missions will be March 3-10, 2019. Our church goal is $5,500.00. Contributions will be accepted through the month of March.



We invite you to join us for worship.

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A happy Christian family was driving down the road during a trip, when they decided to pass the time singing. One of the songs they loved to sing was, You Can’t Be A Beacon If Your Light Don’t Shine. Now you can understand that one of the smaller children didn’t quite get the words right. Dad began to listen more closely, when he heard, “You can’t be a Deacon if your light don’t shine.” She had the words to the chorus wrong, but she was sure right about Deacons. Their lives should be a shining beacon, to point others to Christ.

            I am very excited to know that we have selected four men, to serve alongside our current Deacons, while we go forward, as a body of believers. These men are Jerry Armstrong, Justin McDonnell, David Sheppard, and Jason Hodkinson.


            On March 3, during the evening service we will conduct an Ordination service for these men, with the exception of Jerry Armstrong, who has already been ordained. This is always a very special time for a church body. I hope you will be praying for these men and you will be present for the Ordination, to stand behind and encourage these men of God, who will be serving the church. I can assure you, that they covet your prayers.



Bro. Jerry                                          





College & Career Ministry Class 

The range for this ministry is singles ages 18-24. We will meet every other Thursday evening at 6:30. This class will be led by Trent and Kaley Hodgkinson.

Contact Trent or Kaley for more information.



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Mar 25 - Prayer Warriors @ 6:00 p.m.
Mar 28 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7 a.m.
Mar 30 - 105th BD party for Evorie Graham 1-3 p.m. church gym
April 1 - Ladies Bible study #1 6:30 p.m.
April 2 Ladies Bible study #1 9:00 a.m.
April 4 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7 a.m.
April 4 - 6 - photo sessions begin
April 7 - GodChaser/TeamKid Fundraiser Lunch
April 7 - Deacon meeting
April 8 - Ladies Bible study #2 6:30 p.m.
April 9 - Ladies Bible study #2 9:00 a.m.
April 9 - 10 - photo sessions
April 11 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7 a.m.
April 13 - Singles over 65 SPRING Banquet @ 3 p.m. Fellowship Hall
April 14 - Business meeting
April 15 - Ladies Bible study #3 6:30 p.m.
April 16 - Ladies Bible study #3 9:00 a.m.
April 16 WM team mtg - 6:30 p.m. Conference room
April 17 - Adult III Game Day
April 17 - NO SERVICES
April 18 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7 a.m.
April 18 - 20 - Youth North Texas Easter Retreat
April 18 - MAUNDY Thursday & LORD's Supper 7:00 p.m.
April 20 - Men's ministry breakfast 7 a.m.
April 21 - EASTER
April 21 - NO Evening Services
April 22 - Ladies Bible study #4 6:30 p.m.
April 22 - Prayer Warriors @ 6:00 p.m.
April 23 - Ladies Bible study #4 9:00 a.m.
April 23 - Girls NIGHT IN - 6:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall
April 25 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7 a.m.
April 27 - CPR training 8:00 - noon Multi-purpose bldg
April 29 - Ladies Bible study #5 6:30 p.m..
April 30 - Ladies Bible study #5 9;00 a.m.

Contact Church Office for more Information or to Add an Event or Activity, 903-429-6742.


The Back-pack Buddy program is an outreach project being organized through our Collinsville schools. A back-pack of nutritional foods is sent home on Fridays for students in need over the weekend. FBC will be contributing supplies to the school once a month to help with this project. This a partial list: fruit cups, pudding cups, individual juices, small cans of ravioli, spaghetti Os, soups, meats, crackers, little Debbie snacks, fruit snacks. For a complete list, check your Sunday school classes or pick up one in the office. If you have any questions please contact Marilyn Head. 

 Children’s church is for our 4 to 7 years old children. Children need to sit with their parent/parents. The children will be dismissed when the choir is dismissed. There will be attendants at the back to take the children to the classroom. You may pick up your children following the service, in the 1st & 2nd grade Sunday school classroom. Please direct your questions to our children’s church coordinator – Janelle Hodgkinson







Outreach Opportunities
FBC Food Pantry sponsored by the Joanna SS Class
Donations are accepted the first Sunday of each month – your donations maybe dropped off in the old kitchen.
If you know of a need contact either Polly Pruitt, Marilyn Head or Wanda Overstreet.

Our pantry is very low….please remember you may bring items the first of each month….place items in the old kitchen….also remember if you know of a need please contact either Marilyn Head or the church office.



Spotlight on

 Senior Adults

Adult III Game Day 
Don’t forget Game Day is now the 3rd Wednesday of each month - so plan on being here & bring a friend for Skip Bo, Dominoes, 42 or other games.


Next Game Day - April 17th 

Games begin at 9:30 a.m.

 Potluck lunch at 11.30 a.m.


 Senior Adult News
2019 Branson Roadees
These are the shows we are scheduled to see in Branson this year May 7-10. Other activities will be eating (evening meals included-lunch is on your own) and shopping. Lodging will be at the Stone Castle Hotel with breakfast every morning. Make your plans now, we will be providing more information soon. A $50 deposit by March 7 will hold one of 28 seats on the bus until April 3 when a balance of $235 for FBC members ($265 for non- members)) is due. This is down a little this year, mainly because we are not going to the Sight & Sound Theater.
Several variety shows are on our agenda this year beginning with Pierce Arrow, Glenn Campbell Songbook, Six, Clay Cooper, and Smoke on the Mountain.
There will be free time Wednesday morning for shoppers and some open time Thursday afternoon too.
BRANSON MAY 7 – 10, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 -- 6:00 am departure
3:00 pm Arrive in Branson / Check into Stone Castle Hotel
6:00 pm Sit-Down Dinner / Uptown Café
8:00 pm Pierce Arrow Gold Show / The Pierce Arrow Theater
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -- Extended Breakfast / the hotel
Free Time – 9:00 – 1:00
2:00 pm Glen Campbell Songbook / The Little Opry Theatre
5:00 pm Ozark Dinner (served upstairs) / McFarlain’s Restaurant
8:00 pm SIX / Hughes Brothers Theatre
Thursday, May 9, 2019 -- Extended Breakfast / the hotel
10:00 am Clay Cooper Country Express / The Clay Cooper Theatre
6:00 pm Dinner / Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano
8:00 pm Smoke on the Mountain / The Little Opry Theatre

WOMEN’S Ministry Corner

Spring Ladies’ Bible Study
“The Faithful” – Heroes of the Old Testament

By B. Moore, P. Shirer, L. Harper, K. Minter & J. Rothschild

This will be a five week study. Monday evening and Tuesday morning classes available. Monday classes will begin on April 1st at 6:30 p.m., facilitator will be Tricia Folsom. Tuesday classes will begin on April 2nd at 9:00 a.m., facilitator will be Claudia Hanes. Please sign up at the office window. Study books are available in the office for $13.00. 


Please contact Cathy Farquhar for more information.





Attention: Men of all ages


      This is your opportunity to enjoy a time of devotion, fellowship and a good hot breakfast with your fellow man.

Next Breakfast - April 20th 







 Special Thank you………


Special Thanks:

Dear Church Family,

Sidney is doing a great work in the Philippians. She is working with the children- which was her hearts’ desire, and doing a women’s’ bible study. We would like to say that we are grateful and thankful for all who donated and made this possible for her. We are very blessed as a family to have such a wonderful church family. Please continue praying for her. Once again, thank you all for being here for her.


Love, Charles & Debbie Roberts & family




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