First Baptist Church Collinsville
Sunday, November 18, 2018
OCC collection week is November 11 – 18
Our church will NO Longer be a relay center.  But will continue the project as a church group. More information will be available in the front foyer of the church.
Shoebox dedication will be November 18th at 11:00 a.m.
All boxes are requested to be in the church by 7:00 p.m. on the 18th.

 Calendar notes:
November 11 – Church Thanksgiving Meal – 5:30 p.m.
December 8 & 9 - Christmas Musical

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             Why is it so hard for some of us to live, with an attitude of praise and thanksgiving, toward God?  As Christians, we of all people should live, each day on our knees, honoring God for His benefits.  If you are having trouble giving thanks for each day, let me give you a



One Cup of Contentment:  Phil. 4:11-12 I have learned to be content in whatever circumstance....

 Contentment is very rare.  Neither the rich nor the poor are content, and so thanksgiving is rare as well. A contented person recognizes that God knows best.  Whether God has chosen to give him much or little, it is the right amount from a wise and loving Father.  Contentment must be learned. 


Ten Tablespoons of Thoughtfulness:  Psalms 103:2  Bless the Lord O my soul and forget not His benefits.

Thinking of God’s many blessing will lead to thanksgiving.  Times of meditation are needed, every day and every hour of life.  “If you think your will thank.”


Six Teaspoons of Self-Knowledge: 1 Cor. 4:7  Who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive….. Only when we recognize that we have no claim to anything at all, will we be grateful, for whatever God gives us.  Those who presume they deserve much, do not give thanks, but turn to bitterness, envy, jealousy, and greed.  These consume and destroy, but thanksgiving brings joy and enrichment of character and courage for the days ahead.


Combine all ingredients in a New Heart: Col. 3:15 Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, since as members of one body, you were called to peace. And be thankful!

All the ingredients are related.  A thoughtful person will be contented; a contented person has faith in God’s wisdom; a wise man knows both how small and how great he is.  And these graces will be developed best when Jesus rules the heart, turning it from greed and envy to service and thanksgiving.


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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Nov 5 – Ladies Bible Study #6 @ 6:30 p.m.
Nov 6 – Ladies Bible Study #6 @ 9:00 a.m.
Nov 6 – Stewardship Committee mtg. 6:30 p.m.
Nov 7 – Business Meeting
Nov 8 – Coffee w/ Pastor – 7 a.m.
Nov 10 – Youth – Girls activity – Fellowship hall
Nov 11 – Church Thanksgiving Meal 5:30 p.m.
Nov 12 – Ladies Bible Study #7 @ 6:30 p.m.
Nov 13 – Ladies Bible Study #7 @ 9:00 a.m.
Nov 15 – Coffee w/ Pastor – 7 a.m.
Nov 17 – Men’s Ministry Breakfast – 7 a.m.
Nov 17 – WMU – International Mission Study – Teamkid Room – 10 a.m.
Nov 17 – Joanna SS class – Fellowship hall 10:00 a.m.
Nov 18 – OCC shoebox dedication – 11 a.m.
Nov 18 – NO Evening service
Nov 19 – Prayer Warriors @ 6:00 p.m.
Nov 19 – Ladies Bible Study #8 @ 6:30 p.m.
Nov 20 – Ladies Bible Study #8 @ 9:00 a.m.
Nov 21 – NO Adult Game
Nov 21 – NO church activities
Nov 22 – HAPPY Thanksgiving
Nov 24 – 50th Anniversary celebration – Charles & Debbie Roberts 4-6 p.m. – church gym
Nov 26 – Ladies Bible Study #9 @ 6:30 p.m.
Nov 27 – Ladies Bible Study #9 @ 9:00 a.m.
Nov 29 – Coffee w/ Pastor – 7 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 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



Christmas Card Exchange Project =

Sponsored by GodChasers / TeamKids


If you would like to exchange Christmas cards with fellow church members why not participate in this service project.  You write out your cards, drop them in the mailbox (located in the front foyer), the students will process the cards, then members would check their mail folders on Sunday & Wednesday evenings. You are requested to put $0.25 per card in the change can. The funds received will be given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. The dates of the project will be December 2 – 16. NO cards will be accepted after 16th!


Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Dedication Morning  November 18th

@ 11:00 a.m.

FBC will be traveling to the DFW Processing center on November 26th.  Our work shift will be 6-10 p.m. There are only 20 spaces available; if interested in serving contact Trent ASAP 



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.


NO Game Day in November

Games begin at 9:30 a.m.

 Potluck lunch at 11.30 a.m.


 Senior Adult News



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
 Dear Brother Jerry and Church Family; Thank you for much love and caring these past few weeks, for your calls, cards, prayer, and food.  Special thanks to Charles Ashley, Bill Wyatt and Roger McDaniel for teaching our Sunday school class when Dan hasn’t been up to it. Twalla is on the road to recovery from her gall bladder surgery if she doesn’t overdo it. We are still seeking answers to Dan’s blood pressure issues, prayerfully we may have answers soon, please keep the prayers lifted up.  Many Thanks,

In Christian Love, Dan & Twalla 




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