First Baptist Church Collinsville
Monday, August 20, 2018

Saturday August 25th @ Lake Kiowa
4:00 p.m. till Dark

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         This is unbelievable, yet it really happened, several years ago.  A 16 year-old girl was kidnapped and held prisoner for four months.  Where?  In the attic of a church in Tennessee.

            Week after week that congregation gathered to worship, to sing, to pray, to enjoy Christian fellowship—and for four months, in that very same building, there was a terrified human being that needed to be rescued.  Until she was discovered and released by two men on the church’s maintenance staff, that girl was a helpless captive.  (Our Daily Bread)

            Imagine!  A prisoner in church!  But perhaps there are more people hidden away in church than we realize—people who have been taken captive by God’s diabolical enemy. 

(2 Tim. 2:26)  Like the apostle Paul before his conversion, they may even think they are living for God while they are dead in sin.  There may be people in our churches who have not experienced spiritual freedom through faith in Jesus Christ.

            Evangelist Billy Sunday remarked that taking a horse into a garage, doesn’t turn it into a car, nor does merely taking a sin-bound person into a church change him or her into a child of God.  Only personal faith in Jesus does that.

            Are you a captive, or have you been set free?


Bro. Jerry                                          



Youth Ministry at FBC

Important dates to Save:


August 25—Back To School Bash 4:00 pm till Dark




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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Aug 19 - Home Studies #3 - 6:00 p.m.
Aug 20 - Prayer Warriors - 6:00 p.m.
Aug 21 - WM Kickoff Event - 6:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall
Aug 23 - Coffee w/ Pastor - 7 a.m.
Aug 25 - Youth - Back to School Bash 4:00 p.m. to Dark
Aug 26 - Home Studies #4 - 6:00 p.m.
Aug 30 - 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

A word from our Children’s Church Director:

Reminder: our children’s church is for children ages 4-7 years old. Please contact Jason or Janelle Hodgkinson,

if you have any questions or would like to help.

*There will be no classes in the month of August.

August will be a break for all the children’s church staff. 




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 - August 15

Games begin at 9:30 a.m.

 Potluck lunch at 11.30 a.m.


 Senior Adult News
In case you haven’t noticed, summer is here! We had a nice game day in June and even had a new game introduced and instructed by Judy Beard. Marilyn Head was another player who showed up after I have bothered her several times. We had so much fun we are going to take a break in July and pick back up August 15th with Birthday month. Enjoy the break as we too will.


WOMEN’S Ministry Corner

Save the Date: September 22, 2018

Ladies’ conference –

‘Anchored in Christ’ Hebrews 6:19

FBC Collinsville @ 8:00 a.m.

Speaker – Nan Anderson 
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 - August 18th







 Special Thank you………


Dear Church Family,
 We want to thank all of you for the calls, texts, cards, food, and especially your support and prayers.
 We are so blessed to be a part of a wonderful church that not only believes in prayer, but are the hands and feet of Jesus. I will be having my last chemo infusion next week; followed by 6 weeks of radiation. God has been so faithful to walk with us during this difficult time. God is so good and so are His people at First Baptist Collinsville.
Please continue to pray for us.
We love you all,
Gene and Lana                                                                                                                                      
 We truly appreciate the recommendation you all gave us as we transition into the next season the Lord has for us. As we are preparing to begin seminary at Southeastern in Wake Forest, NC, please know we continue to ask His richest blessings upon the FBC family!
Grateful,Jordan, Ember & Eden Johnson (Phil. 4:8)
252 McDowell Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587
We would like to send a special thank you to all the hostess who threw us a baby shower for our sweet Tinley. Also, a special thank you to everyone who came and brought gifts for us. We are truly blessed with an amazing church family and couldn’t be more excited to raise Tinley in such a great place with amazing role models to help teach and guide her in her Christian walk.
Phillip and Sydney McDaniel
To our church family,
Words cannot express our appreciation for all the prayers, cards, calls, food and love that we have received in the last few weeks. The shoulder surgery was successful and now comes the healing.
Thank you so much.
Sincerely, Keith and Cathy Meyer



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