First Baptist Church Collinsville
Monday, October 15, 2018

 Calendar notes:
October 31 - Falls Festival – 6 to 8 p.m.
November 4 – Daylight Savings Time ends
November 11 – Church Thanksgiving Meal – 5 p.m.

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 We don’t like to talk about our own personal sin, but when are forced into it, we have a way of minimizing that sin, in order to present ourselves as more acceptable to the world.  Let me examine some of the ways we minimize sin.

            Defending: When confronted with our sin, we explain it away, talk about our successes, or justify our decisions.  As a result, we rarely have conversations about difficult things in our lives.

            Pretending: We strive to keep up appearances, in order to maintain a respectable image.  My behavior is driven, in some degree, by what other people think of me.  As a result, not many people know the real me.

            Hiding:  We conceal as much about our lives, especially the bad stuff.  We are closed and have no transparency. This is different than pretending, because it is more about shame.  We don’t think people will really accept us.

            Blaming: We are quick to blame others for our sin or our circumstances.  We have a difficult time owning our sin.  There is an element of pride that says that it is not my fault.  We fear rejection if we are found out.

            Minimizing: We downplay circumstances in our lives, as if they are normal, or not that bad.  As a result, things don’t often get the deserved attention, and sins have a way of mounting up, in our lives.

            Exaggerating: I tend to think and talk more highly of myself than I ought. As a result, things good and bad get more attention than they deserve. 

            What do you tend to do with your sin?  The scriptural message regarding sin is found in 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”    Confession means to say the same thing about our sin that God says.  We are to own up to the reality of sin in our lives, without the temptation to minimize it, so that we seem respectable in this world. 

            I don’t care so much about appearances.  I desire the peace and joy that comes in fellowshipping with the Father, when I am right with Him.  


Bro. Jerry                                          



Youth Ministry at FBC

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Youth Schedule
Youth Sunday School: 10AM
Worship Service: 11AM

Youth Bible Study/Mission Projects: 6-7PM

Wednesday Night:
Group Games: 6PM
Meal: 6:15PM
Bible Study:7PM

Small Groups: 7:45-8PM 




Youth Texting System

If you are a youth Parent and want to be on the Mass Text System for youth information text @fbcpa to 81010 and follow the instructions.

If you are a youth Cook/Kitchen Helper and want to be on the Text System for youth food information text @fbccooks to 81010 and follow the instructions.

If you are a youth Student and want to be on the Mass Text System for youth information Junior High text @fbcju - High School text fbchi to 81010 and follow the instructions.

If you are a youth Sponsor and want to be on the Mass Text System for youth information text @fbcspon  to 81010 and follow the instructions. 



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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Oct 15 – Prayer Warriors @ 6:00 p.m.
Oct 15 – Ladies Bible Study #3 @ 6:30 p.m.
Oct 16 – Ladies Bible Study #3 @ 9:00 a.m.
Oct 17 – Adult III Game day * Birthday month
Oct 18 - Coffee w/ Pastor - 7 a.m.
Oct 18 - Girls Night Out @ Hucks-6:00 p m
Oct 22 - Ladies Bible Study #4 @ 6:30 p.m.
Oct 23 - Ladies Bible Study #4 @ 9:00  a.m.
Oct 25 - Coffee w/ Pastor - 7 a.m.
Oct 29 - Ladies Bible study #5 @ 6:30 p.m.
Oct 30 - Ladies Bible Study #5 @ 9:00 a.m.
Oct 31 - Fall Festival - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Oct 31 - No Regular Church Services 


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 began last month. This 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 - Oct 17

Games begin at 9:30 a.m.

 Potluck lunch at 11.30 a.m.


 Senior Adult News

Some of you missed it last month; we had a good time and a change of cuisine (grilled hamburgers) along with the fixings. We had dominoes, 42 & 84 or 88 or something like that. Everyone had some fun. This month is going to be our last game day of the year with Thanksgiving & Christmas coming up so we are going to try a meal of chicken along with sides by potluck. In the meantime please look for the signup sheet & side dishes (that you will bring) signup sheet on the office window. Please sign up by October 12 we need to know how many are going to be here for chicken & GAMES: Oct.17


Looking forward, we are considering going to see the choir along with other choirs in their Christmas presentation at Kidd Key Auditorium. We will see how that looks a little later.


WOMEN’S Ministry Corner

Jesse Tree Advent Project

The Christmas season is fast approaching; the Women’s Ministry will celebrate the season of Advent and the coming of Jesus at Christmas with a Jesse Tree.

The Jesse Tree project takes place December 1 through 25. It’s similar to an advent calendar, but it’s more about tracing the history of the coming of Jesus.

The tree gets its name from Jesse, the father of David. The first day’s scripture is Isaiah 11:1-2 – “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord.” This branch came in the form of a babe, and through the scriptures for each ornament, you can see God weaving the stories into place to ready the world for the coming Messiah.

To prepare for this project we will need an assortment of 25 ornaments to represent the history of the coming of Jesus. These ornaments maybe homemade or bought. We would like for all church members to have a part in this project. On Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00 pm there will be a planning meeting and for everyone to select their ornaments and to receive more information about the project.

Please contact Cathy Farquhar for more information.

Women’s committee   2016-2017
       Cathy Farquhar, Shawn Bensley, Bobbie Zimmerman, Suzanne Cox, Misty Landers, Janice Wilsford 




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 - Nov 17th (NO Oct breakfast)







 Special Thank you………


Dear Collinsville Friends,
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. I have finished all treatments and am doing well.
Thank you, God Bless You All. Mary Ann Cox
The Women’s Ministry would like to extend a grateful Thank you to all that help with the Ladies Conference on the 22. We were blessed with over 90 attending, on a cold rainy day.
This conference could not have been a success without the prayers and support from our church members and staff. We so appreciate those who were willing to give your time and went that extra mile to have our church prepared for the conference.  We are so blessed with the many gifts God has given to our church members.
A special Thank you to our Pastor for his awesome Valet service!
Thank you and Blessing to all
Women’s Ministry Committee,


Cathy, Misty, Janice Shawn & Suzanne  


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