Glen Owens will be back in the pulpit this Sunday, August 9. His message is titled, “The Gospel” and is based on 1 Corinthians 15. We’ll also hear our own First Baptist Singers, directed by Debbie Woodfin. It’s going to be great morning of worship. Join us, either on campus or online. And remember, if you are not feeling well, please worship from home.
As you know, God has led Kevin Ohme into a new ministry path as a teacher and coach at one of our local high schools. I hope you will plan to share a note of thanks and encouragement, and perhaps a gift, with Kevin and Teri Ohme for all they have done in our church over the last 14 years. A basket will be available on the sanctuary platform on Sundays, August 9 and 16 to receive your card, or you may mail it to the church office.
I am excited to share with you that Colin Leigh, who has been the Assistant Director of the MAC for several years now, has assumed the role of Acting Director of the MAC. Colin will provide excellent leadership during this interim period. Join me in praying for him, and the rest of the MAC staff, as they continue the ministry that the MAC provides our church and our community.
Cookies for Cops
The Women’s Ministry has led our church with two excellent ministry opportunities during these days. The first was Feed the Front Lines, a ministry of encouragement and thanks to the entire staff, some 2,500 of them, with a scripture card and a $10 gift card to a local restaurant. And our church family rose to the occasion and made that happen!
Then we opened a similar ministry opportunity, called Cookies for Cops, to the entire staff of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department. This time you provided cards of encouragement and thanks, and three cookies for every employee. That came to over 4,000 cards and 12,000 cookies! And so many people got involved, bringing cards, making cookies, buying cookies, assembling the cookie bags, delivering the cards/cookies. It was all about showing our community how much God loves them and cares for them. Thank you!
It’s a blessing to be part of a church family that continually answers the call to share Christ when given the opportunity. Thank you for serving when God calls!
Our Compassion House has also continued to share food and clothing with those in need during these days. Randy Delliveniri and team are doing an excellent job of meeting needs and sharing the gospel as they do. It’s time for us to replenish their shelves with the food items they need the most. Clothing is not being accepted at this time. The food needs for August are… Black Beans, Baked Beans, Chicken Noodle Soup, Vegetable Beef Soup, Tomato Soup, Pasta and Pasta Sauce. You can drop off your donations in the MAC during the week, in the Sanctuary on Sundays, or at the Compassion House. The Compassion House schedule is… Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm and Wednesdays, 10 am-12 pm.
Adult Life Group Literature Drive-Through
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parsons Parking (between the MAC and the D Building)