Inside: Grandparents' Day, Faith and Blue Weekend, Chili Cookoff, FBC Christmas Ornaments, Drive-Thru Nativity casting, Manna donations, and so much more!
Last week our Cornerstone Preschool Celebrated Grandparents Day! It was such a fun morning with story time, cookies, snacks, and crafts! Grandparents and "Grandfriends" are such an important part of these kids lives and it was such a joy to welcome them into our church! Next Sunday, October 16 we will have our fall preschool Sunday. We will have the privilege of welcoming our preschools and their families to worship on Sunday morning. Plan to come hear these kids sing; you will be be blessed!
Sunday, October 23 immediately following morning worship we will have a chili cook off and dessert auction fundraiser to help the youth with the cost of summer camp. The cost of lunch will be $8 for adults and $5 for kids. If you would be willing to bring a crockpot of chili, there will be a sign up sheet in the Sunday school folders this week. You can also email Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also need people to bring desserts. We will have a silent dessert auction going on during lunch.
Manna has asked that our church collect 400 boxes of stuffing mix for their holiday bags. They need them by November 1. You can place these in the blue ministry bin in the atrium.
EARLY BIRD registration is now OPEN for FBC Thomson Upward Basketball 2022-2023. K5 - 5th grade. Find more info and register online at https://registration.upward.org/UPW82646
FBC Christmas Ornaments
Our kids (completed 1st-6th grade) are going to CentriKid this summer! (We will have more information about camp next week.) In order to help with the cost, we are going to be selling some beautiful Christmas Ornaments designed by Frankie Brown. Christmas ornaments will be $10 each and we will be able to keep $5 from every sale to help with the camp cost. Orders are due by November 6. Place your order in the atrium after church, by emailing Christy at email@example.com or calling the church office at 706-595-4252. We are so excited about these ornaments and hope that you will be too!
We are now casting for Drive-Thru Nativity. As you know, this event takes the help of so many people. If you are interested in Acting, Setup, Food, or Parking please contact Paige Boutwell to sign up. We will also have signups in the bulletin soon.
THIS WEEKEND is National Faith & Blue Weekend, a nationwide effort of community engagement by local police departments. The Thomson PD will be hosting events in churches that weekend, and they will wrap up the weekend here at First Baptist! Not only will they be joining us in our worship service, but they will also be hosting a community-wide cookout in our park after the morning service. We want all of our church members to stay for the cookout and connect with other community members who come, showing our support for all they do for our community!
The Women’s Ministry Team is offering a fall event on Saturday, October 29, starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at noon. This half day event will include a time of fellowship, worship, and Bible study. Our speaker will be Chelsey Patat and her topic will be Is God Speaking to Me? based on the book by Lysa Terkeurst. Each participant will receive a copy of the book. This event is for women from youth through senior adults, and there is no cost.
We will also have Joe and Frances McCommon’s daughter tell us about her daughter’s experience as a missionary through the International Mission Board. To help support her work on the mission field, she works for a company that makes leather women’s handbags and there will be handbags available for you to buy. Start your Christmas shopping by buying a handbag and support missions at the same time.
Please register by October 23. You may call the church office (706-595-4252), sign-up on the Sunday Connection Card or sign-up on our website (available Friday afternoon). Nursery will be provided for 0-3. Please let us know if you need childcare for older children (and tell us ages).
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