First Baptist Church Collinsville
Monday, February 19, 2018



How to Get Up from the Knockdowns of Life

In today’s culture where millions of men are trying to recover from the economic downturn, financial problems, shattered dreams and family issues, a strong word of encouragement is needed! Neal Jeffrey delivers in this new study for men! 


 Men’s Bible Study Feb 19th thru April 2nd each Monday night at 7:00 p.m.
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Session – 1 – Feb 19th @ 7:00 p.m. MOSES: TOUGH GIG FOR THE TOP DOG!
Coming Back Determined…to Lead God’s People
Session – 2 – Feb 26th @ 7:00 p.m. JOSEPH: EXCELLING AGAINST ALL ODDS!
Coming Back Responsible…with Purpose and Power
Session – 3 – Mar 5th @ 7:00 p.m. SAMSON: HAIRCUT FROM HELL!
Coming Back Strong…for the Final Push
Session – 4 – Mar 12th @ 7:00 p.m. DAVID: A ROOF WITH A VIEW!
Coming Back Repentant…after a Deceitful Cover-up
Session – 5 – Mar 19th @ 7:00 p.m. PETER: WHAT'S THAT I HEAR?
Coming Back Bold…from Denial to Destiny
Session – 6 – Mar 26th @ 7:00 p.m. PAUL: PRAISE THE LORD, I SAW THE LIGHT!
Coming Back Committed…to Finish the Course
Session – 7 – April 2nd @ 7:00 p.m. THIEF ON THE CROSS: LAST TICKET TO
Coming Back Lost…in Search of Salvation


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   It wasn’t like Scott Kregel to give up.  He was a battler, a dedicated athlete who spent hour after hour perfecting his free throw and jump shot during the hot summer months of 1987.  But just before fall practice everything changed.  A serious car accident left Scott in a coma for several days.  When he awoke, a long rehabilitation process lay ahead.  Like most patients, with closed head injuries, Scott balked at doing the slow, tedious work that was required to get him back to normal – such things as stringing beads.  What high school junior would enjoy that? 

            Tom Martin, Scott’s basketball coach at the Christian school he attended, had an idea.  Coach Martin told Scott that he would reserve a spot on the varsity for him, if he would cooperate with his therapist and show progress in the tasks he was asked to do.  Tom’s wife Cindy spent many hours with Scott, encouraging him to keep going.  Within two months, Scott was riding off the basketball court on his teammates’ shoulders.  He had made nine straight free throws to clinch a triple-overtime league victory.  (Our Daily Bread)

            What a remarkable testimony of the power of encouragement.  And oh, how important the power of encouragement is to the Church.  One of the most amazing persons in the New Testament is a man named Barnabas, whose name means “encourager”.  He is held up as an example, of the importance of encouragers in God’s family and especially to the brand new church, in the book of Acts.  The growth of the early Church was due in part to men like Barnabas, who loved the Lord and wanted to see people do well, in their service to the Lord.

            One of the greatest expressions of love, from the heart of a child of God, is to be an encourager to someone, who is going through a rough time, either spiritually or physically.

Will you be somebody’s Barnabas today?  Look around; there are people who need encouragement from God, right here in this church.            

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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Feb 19 - BB – gym – 6-8 p.m.
Feb 19 - Ladies Bible Study – 6:30 p.m.
Feb 19 - Men's Bible Study @ 7:00 p.m.
Feb 20 - Ladies Bible Study – 9:00 a.m.
Feb 21 - Adult III – Game Day (birthday month) 9:30 a.m
Feb 22 - Coffee w/ Pastor 7 a.m..
Feb 22 - BB – gym – 6-8 p.m.
Feb 25 - VBS Teacher mtg.- noon
Feb 26 - BB – gym – 6-8 p.m.
Feb 26 - Men's Bible Study @ 7:00 p.m.
Feb 27 - Ladies ‘NIGHT in’ Brush strokes w/ Bobby 6:30 in fellowship hall


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

Baby Shower on Saturday, February 3rd
FBC fellowship hall
1-2:30 P.M.
Registered at    Walmart & Target
Allison Brooke                                                       Evelyn Nichole 
6.1#, born at 9:05 a.m.                                     3.9#, born at 9:06 a.m.
January 23rd
Parents:  Derek & Cynthia Goodloe. Allison and Evelyn are welcomed home by sisters Kaydence, Leslie & Lily


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 - Feb 21

Games begin at 9:30 a.m.

 Potluck lunch at 11.30 a.m.


 Senior Adult News
Branson Trip:
These are the shows we are scheduled to see in Branson this year May 8-11. 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. Time to start planning.

“IT” Starring the Hughes Brothers, Hot Rods & High Heels, Clay Cooper’s Country Express, Oh Happy Day: Goin' Back to Gospel, Samson, one of the bible’s most fascinating figures, comes to life on the Branson stage! 


WOMEN’S Ministry Corner

 Ladies “NIGHT OUT” – January 30th

Southern Kitchen Restaurant in Denison. Please sign up at the office window. We encourage you to join us on the bus!

The bus will depart from the church at 6:00 p.m.


WMU – North American Study – 
February 17th at Gordonville FBC; covered dish lunch. Contact Shawn Bensley for more information.
Ladies “NIGHT IN” – February 27th – 6:30 p.m.
Come join us for ‘Brush strokes w/ Bobbie’
*If you attended the last painting class, you will need to bring the canvas you used and $5. If this is your first time to paint with Bobbie, your cost will be $10. Bring your favorite finger food.  Only 20 seats available!! – Please sign up soon.
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 - March 17th







 Special Thank you………


Bill and I want to thank all of your for your prayers and gifts during this trying time. Your faithful prayers and concern for our family has richly blessed us.
We love you all in Christ. Bill and Sandy Wyatt
Church family,
I just wanted to thank each of you for taking the time to send me off yesterday evening (28th). Your words of encouragement and cards were a tremendous blessing to me and my family. Thank you especially to the ladies who worked so hard to organize and prepare the food! My boys were so excited to get to eat my picture off the cake! As you all know, I am sad to leave, but am looking forward to what God will do next both in my family’s life and the Music Ministry at FBC. Have Faith in God.
He is on His throne!!! Love to each of you.
Thanks, Aaron Davis



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