First Baptist Owensboro 2016-12-06T16:57:05Z madams <![CDATA[Lunch & Supper Menu: 12.07.16]]> 2016-12-06T16:57:05Z 2016-12-06T06:00:12Z more: Lunch & Supper Menu: 12.07.16

Lunch & Supper Menu:

Chili w/ Hot Dog or Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Onion / Cheese / Sour Cream
Mashed Potatoes / Green Peas
Jell-O / Garden Salad
Brownies w/ Ice Cream

Prices: $5 per adult / $1 per child / $12 for a family of 4 or more

Are you seeing last Wednesday’s menu? Check back later! We usually post each week’s menu the Tuesday before it is served. You can also find Wednesday’s menu posted each Wednesday morning on our Facebook page.

madams <![CDATA[Christmas Eve Candlelight Services]]> 2016-12-01T14:34:19Z 2016-12-01T14:34:19Z more: Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Christmas Eve Services Splash-01Join us this Christmas Eve for one of our Christmas Eve Candlelight Services. We will hear the Christmas story, sing carols, and observe the Lord’s Supper as we celebrate Jesus Christ. Identical services will be held at 4 and 5:30 PM. We will also collect a special Christmas offering for our 2017 benevolence fund.

Please note, no childcare will be available. All children are welcome to participate in the worship services.

madams <![CDATA[Minister On Call List: December 2016]]> 2016-11-30T14:36:50Z 2016-11-30T06:00:23Z If you need to speak with a minister after hours or on the weekends, you can call 270-683-3505 and press 9 to be directed to the minister on call.

November 28–December 4: Bob Farmer
December 5–11: Suzie Horner
December 12–18: Will Smith
December 19–26: Paul Strahan
December 27–January 2: Wesley Dunn

madams <![CDATA[Advent: Anticipating the Coming of Christ by Derry Billingsley]]> 2016-11-15T17:12:22Z 2016-11-15T17:12:22Z more: Advent: Anticipating the Coming of Christ by Derry Billingsley

advent-placeholder-imageAdvent is a time to prepare ourselves to hear again the message of the angels, to go to Bethlehem in our hearts and minds, and to see the babe lying in a manger.

It is a time to read and mark in Scripture the tale of the loving purposes of God from the first days of our disobedience to the glorious redemption brought us by God’s Son, and to sing of Christ’s birth with hymns and songs of praise.

The Sanctuary Choir will present an Advent Lessons and Carols Service on Sunday night, December 4 at 7:00 PM. Not only do the following Scriptures provide a framework for that evening, they may also be used in your quiet time this Advent as you prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Genesis 2:4-9, 15-3:15
God created the first man and woman to live in obedience in the Garden of Eden, but they rebel and are cast out.

Isaiah 11:1-9
The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon the Holy One.

Isaiah 40:1-11
God comforts his people and calls on them to prepare for redemption.

Isaiah 64:1-9
God is called to act and come upon us.

Isaiah 7:10-15
God promises that a child shall be conceived who shall be known as “God With Us.”

Micah 5:2-4
The One who is to rule Israel will be born in Bethlehem.

Zephaniah 3:14-18
The Lord will be among us; we are summoned to rejoice and sing.

Luke 1:26-38
The angel Gabriel announces to the virgin Mary that she will bear a Son of the Most High.

Advent begins Sunday, November 27.

madams <![CDATA[Holiday Happenings & Closings 2016]]> 2016-11-02T16:05:57Z 2016-11-02T14:47:45Z more: Holiday Happenings & Closings 2016

Holiday Schedule2-01November 20th
Commitment Day (Morning Service)
Thanksgiving Dinner at 5 pm

November 23rd
No Wednesday Activities
Office & CLC Close at 4:30 pm

November 24th
Office & CLC Closed

November 25th
Office Closed
CLC Open 9 am–3 pm

November 27th
Advent Begins
No Evening Service

December 3rd at 3 PM
Parent’s Day Out

December 4th at 7 pm
First Christmas

December 4th–11th
International Missions Week of Prayer

December 6th at 2 pm
Ladies’ Christmas Mission Tea

December 8th
The Maze (Youth Event)

December 14th at 6 pm
Quarterly Business Meeting

December 19th
Parent & Child Christmas Party

December 21st
No Wednesday Activities
Office & CLC Close at 4:30 pm

December 23rd–26th
Office & CLC Closed

December 24th at 4 & 5:30 PM
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Childcare Will NOT Be Provided

December 25th at 10 AM
Combined Worship Service
No Sunday School or Evening Service
No Childcare Available

December 28th
No Wednesday Activities

December 28th
No Wednesday Activities
Office & CLC Close at 4:30 pm

December 28th–30th
Youth Winter Retreat

January 1st
Sunday School at 9:30 AM
Combined Worship Service at 11 AM
No Evening Service

January 2nd
Office & CLC Closed

madams <![CDATA[Children’s Church Time Change]]> 2016-11-01T20:34:23Z 2016-11-01T20:34:23Z more: Children’s Church Time Change

Beginning this Sunday, November 6th, Children’s Church will no longer meet at 11 AM, but will begin meeting during the 8:30 AM worship service. After much prayer, we have decided to meet during this service as more younger aged children and their parents attend the 8:30 service than the 11 AM service. It is our desire to minister to the most possible children during Children’s Church, and we feel this is the best move to make at this time. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Suzie at Thank you and we’ll see you this Sunday!

Suzie Horner
Children’s Minister

madams <![CDATA[Women’s Ministry Events This Week]]> 2016-10-24T19:09:03Z 2016-10-24T19:09:03Z more: Women’s Ministry Events This Week

There are two Women’s Ministry events happening this week that you will not want to miss!

Legacy Night, a favorite of all of our Women’s Ministry events, will be held Tuesday, October 25th in the Fellowship Hall at 6 PM. This night begins with fellowship, snacks, and coffee, and is then followed by moving testimonies of two women in our church. This is a great opportunity to get to know the women of FBC on a deeper level and to realize that there may be other women in this church experiencing the same hard times you are experiencing. We are not alone in our struggles!

The Armor of God study by Priscilla Shirer begins this Sunday, October 30th at 6 PM at the home of Lee Waldroup (4428 Wilderness Trace). RSVP online on our Facebook event so we know you’re coming!

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you—unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny.

But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.

madams <![CDATA[Sunday Morning Schedule Beginning October 23rd]]> 2016-10-12T16:08:22Z 2016-10-14T13:00:12Z more: Sunday Morning Schedule Beginning October 23rd

On Sunday, October 23rd, we will return to our sanctuary for worship. I have enjoyed our time in the RiverPark but will be happy to get back to our building. I made an announcement a few weeks ago that we would keep the same schedule for worship and Sunday school when our time ended at the RiverPark. However, after much prayer and counsel, I have made the decision that we will return to the original schedule for Sunday school and worship.

8:30       Worship
9:45       Sunday school
11:00     Worship

Our staff is committed to providing quality worship and Bible study, and I know that is your heart’s desire as well. Thank you for your support and faithfulness as we engage people with the Gospel.

Paul Strahan

madams <![CDATA[Awana Canned Food Drive]]> 2016-10-06T15:18:42Z 2016-10-06T14:45:15Z more: Awana Canned Food Drive

Donated Amount as of September 14Our Awana children are collecting non-perishable goods throughout October! Their goal is 1,400 items, and they need your help to reach that goal. The students have collected 508 items so far and have 892 to go.

If you would like to contribute to this food drive, place your non-perishable items in the orange bins on the third floor or in the large bin in the Fellowship Hall. All collected items will go to the Help Office of Owensboro. If you have any questions, contact our children’s minister, Suzie Horner, at or call 270.683.3505.

Photo from September 14th. As of October 6th, the children have collected 508 items and have 892 more to collect.

madams <![CDATA[Volunteer Signup for Awana]]> 2016-09-01T19:53:43Z 2016-09-01T19:53:15Z more: Volunteer Signup for Awana

Thank you so much for allowing us here at FBC minister to your children! This past Wednesday we had a great turn out for Awana and we are excited to see how God is going to use His Word in the lives of your children. In the past we have had 60-70 children join us for Awana and we expect the number to grow in the next few weeks. That being said, out of that number, we have seven parents helping the children learn their verses. The rest of our helpers, though they no longer have children in the ministry, they desire for your children to learn and share God’s Word. But they are feeling overwhelmed! We desperately need for parents to serve in this ministry. 

To help fill some of these spots, I have created a signup form on where parents can sign up to help. We need to fill just six extra spots per night. Volunteers can fill in as many spots on the Wednesdays that are convenient and swap if there comes a need to do so. We need parents that will be willing to spend half an hour with younger children and a half with the older. On the site, you will be asked to include your email and phone number. Make sure that you uncheck any unwanted email advertisements. If both parents want to help, just click the plus sign. 

In Awana, there are no diapers to change, no crying children, no preparation, just children who need someone to help them learn their verses and love on them. You will receive a blessing while serving!

I am writing this hoping that the much needed help will come without having to make phone calls.

Those of you who have already signed up to help on a regular basis do not need to register again. Visit to register to help. Thank you so much for your willingness to serve.

Suzie Horner, Children’s Minister!1569022/false/false