Happenings – April 9, 2017

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FBCL TOP 3  April 9, 2017

 #1: EASTER SERVICES

April 14th, 7:00 pm, Good Friday services in the Family Life Center (English) and Chapel (Hispanic). A time to sing, pray, and focus on the Cross. In this solemn time together, we will reflect on our need for redemption and Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice. We hope to see you there. Sunday, April 16th, Easter Sunday. We will begin with a sunrise service at the front entrance of this building at 6:30 am. Then we will have our regularly scheduled worship services at 8:00 am,  and 10:30 am. Our morning messages will show proofs of the Ressurection. Invite a friend to join you next Sunday morning as we celebrate the resurrected Jesus.

#2: THE LEGACY FUND

There are ministries here at First Baptist Church whose primary purpose is the spread of The Gospel in our community and beyond. The Legacy Fund has been established to ensure that those ministries are funded for both the present and future. Legacy Fund means different things to different people. For us, we want to leave a monetary gift behind each year that will grow over time. The interest from this fund will be applied directly to ministries meeting certain criteria. We are asking each giving unit or person to give an extra $125 this year to mark our 125th anniversary as a church. We’ll add a dollar each year that our church celebrates its anniversary. For more information on the Legacy Fund, including how it will be administered and how to give to this fund, please visit our website at FBCLaurel.com/give.

 #3: NIGHT OF PRAYER

Night of Prayer: April 30th, 6:00 pm – We’re inviting other local congregations to join us that evening to pray for our community, our nation, and the advancement of the Gospel. Please make this event a priority as we seek the Lord in corporate prayer.

BIBLE STUDY FOR ALL AGES

Join us at 9:15 am on Sunday morning when we offer a variety of Bible Study small groups. We offer something for every age! Stop at the connections desk for details.

POWER UP FOR GRADES 1 – 5

Children will be directed to meet the group leaders who will escort them to the services during the 10:30 worship service. After service, children will be returned to rejoin their parents. PARENTS: Please stay in the FLC until your child returns. We ask that all children either remain with their parents in service or be escorted to and from children’s services by their leaders.

SHARE FOOD ORDERS FOR APRIL

SHARE Food orders are due by 12:00 noon today, April 9th. The distribution date will be Saturday, April 22nd.

Save the Date – International Sunday
International Sunday: May 7th – There’ll be an international dinner and program at 2:00 pm. Get information about this and other events on our FaceBook page – Facebook.com/FBCLaurel.

Laurel Pregnancy Center (LPC) 5K Race/Walk for Life
Please consider supporting the LPC by participating in this year’s 5K Race/Fun Walk on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 on the grounds of Bethany Community Church in Laurel. Register at: www.LPCPartners.org/5kforlife

Laurel Pregnancy Center (LPC) Baby Bottle Campaign

A big “Thank You” to those supporting the LPC with your returned baby bottle. The bottles are also used by other churches, so please return those bottles still out, whether full or empty.

A HEART FOR MISSIONS

The Missions Committee is seeking a new member for a two-year term. We meet once a month. All you need is a heart for Jesus and a willingness to serve. E-mail us at Missions@FBCLaurel.com.

ALL ABOUT KIDS PRODUCTIONS (AAKP)

All About Kids Productions (AAKP), performing arts day camp. July 9th – 14th, children currently in 1st – 7th grade. Go to FBCLaurel.com/AAKP for complete details and to register.

FIRST BAPTIST SCHOOL

Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is underwayl for grades PK3-8th grade. If you have questions call the school office at 301-490-1076 or visit our new website at fbslaurel.com.

WHEELS FOR THE WORLD

The GAs and RAs will be accepting donations for the next two weeks. Checks should be made to First Baptist Church Laurel For: “Joni and Friends” in the memo line. Thanks for your generous support of this ministry, now and in the past.

Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions
Our offering goal this year is $5,000. We have currently collected $2,702.

Know your Bible?

According to Psalm 125, who is like Mount Zion? Check your answer in the library (Room B101).