First Baptist Owensboro 2017-11-20T18:48:53Z madams <![CDATA[Christmas Through Music: Special Musical Events for the Christmas Season]]> 2017-11-20T18:48:53Z 2017-11-20T18:48:53Z First Baptist Owensboro will host two special Christmas musical events this year: Lessons & Carols on December 3rd and Keyboards at Christmas on December 17th. Both events are free and open to the public. Click the images below to learn more!

madams <![CDATA[Student Ministry Interim JJ Poole]]> 2017-11-14T17:00:35Z 2017-11-14T17:00:35Z more: Student Ministry Interim JJ Poole

Dear Parents,

I wanted to let you know that JJ Poole will oversee the Student Ministry during the interim period. JJ has been teaching Sunday School in the youth department and helping on Wednesday nights. He will be responsible for making sure the Sunday school and Wednesday evening youth meetings are covered. He will also look to begin some Bible studies on Sunday evenings. JJ is finishing up his college studies and plans to enter seminary soon. I’m sure JJ would gladly appreciate any help and especially your prayers. We had 49 students in Sunday School this past week. We still have some challenges in the new area, and we are working to address them.

Keep praying for our Student Search Committee as they seek God’s will for FBC. If you have any names or résumé, send them to Adam Overall.

Pastor Paul

madams <![CDATA[Thanksgiving Schedule]]> 2017-11-14T16:38:33Z 2017-11-14T16:19:15Z more: Thanksgiving Schedule

Thanksgiving is upon us! In observance of Thanksgiving, there will be no Wednesday activities on November 22, and the Christian Life Center will close at 8 PM. The church office and CLC will be closed on November 23–24, but the CLC will be open on Saturday, November 25th from 9 AM to 1 PM. We will have a normal Sunday schedule on November 26th, but there will be no Children’s Church. For a complete list of all holiday events, schedules, and closures, see our Holiday Happenings & Closings post. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating with loved ones and being thankful for all God has done and is doing!

I will give You thanks with all my heart;
I will sing Your praise before the heavenly beings.
I will bow down toward Your holy temple
and give thanks to Your name
for Your constant love and truth.
You have exalted Your name
and Your promise above everything else.
—Psalm 138:1–2

madams <![CDATA[Ladies’ Christmas Fellowship & Missions Tea]]> 2017-11-10T18:28:58Z 2017-11-14T12:00:37Z more: Ladies’ Christmas Fellowship & Missions Tea

It’s that time again! This year, our annual Christmas Fellowship & Missions Tea will be held at the new Gathering Area of First Baptist Owensboro on Saturday, December 2nd (yes, Saturday!). This will be the first event held there. During this time, we will remember our International missionaries and gather our offerings to promote the work of spreading the Gospel. We are very excited and hope you can join us anytime between 11 AM–1 PM. Call the church office 270-683-3505 if you have any questions.

madams <![CDATA[Lunch & Supper Menu: 11.15.17]]> 2017-11-14T20:47:50Z 2017-11-14T06:00:12Z more: Lunch & Supper Menu: 11.15.17

Lunch & Supper Menu:

French Fries / Baked Beans
Ice Cream Treats

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[Holiday Happenings & Closings]]> 2017-11-13T14:30:34Z 2017-11-10T06:00:44Z more: Holiday Happenings & Closings

Holiday Schedule2-01November 19
Commitment Day
Thanksgiving Dinner at 5 pm
No Evening Worship

November 22
No Wednesday Activities
CLC Closes at 8 pm

November 23–24
Office & CLC Closed

November 25
CLC Open 9 AM–1 PM

November 26
No Children’s Church

December 2
CLC Winter Schedule Begins
Open Saturdays 9 AM–3 PM (December–February)

December 2 at 11 AM
Mission Tea

December 3–10
International Missions Week of Prayer

December 3 at 6 pm
Lessons & Carols

December 13 at 6 pm
Quarterly Business Meeting

December 17
Keyboards at Christmas

December 20
No Wednesday Activities
CLC Closes at 8 pm

December 24 at 10 AM
Combined Worship Service
No Sunday School or Children’s Church

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

December 25–26
Office & CLC Closed

December 27
No Wednesday Activities
CLC Closes at 8 PM

December 31
Sunday School at 9 AM
Combined Worship Service at 10 AM
No Children’s Church or Evening Worship

January 1
Office & CLC Closed

madams <![CDATA[Lessons & Carols on December 3]]> 2017-11-09T13:14:03Z 2017-11-09T13:14:03Z more: Lessons & Carols on December 3

The Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra of First Baptist Owensboro will present a Lessons and Carols service on Sunday, December 3 at 7 PM.

Experience the joy and mystery of Jesus’ birth in the retelling of the story interwoven with carols. There will be both choir anthems as well as sing-along carols. There is no admission, but an offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome to come and experience the spirit of Christmas.

madams <![CDATA[New Sunday School Directory & Church Map]]> 2017-11-08T15:03:55Z 2017-11-08T15:03:55Z more: New Sunday School Directory & Church Map

Our desire at FBC is to carry out The Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20) by Making, Maturing, and Multiplying disciples. We hope to see every person made into a disciple as they turn from their sin and trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We hope to see believers mature as a disciple as they grow in their love of God and obedience to His commands. We also hope to see every believe multiply as a disciple as they lead others to follow Christ and mature in the faith. In order for this to happen, relationships with other people are a crucial component in the process.

Just how can this happen in such a large church? It won’t happen by simply attending every down and then. It won’t happen by merely attending the worship services. They disciple-making process will need to take place in a smaller group of people where Bible study and life can be carried out in personal interaction with others. Just think about Jesus’ life and ministry. Sure, He ministered to and interacted with the masses but He really committed His life to a few in order that they would become disciples who could go and make other disciples! We are convinced that Sunday School is a place where these types of disciple-making relationships can exist, from birth all the way up to senior adults. Our classes meet each Sunday morning at 9:45 AM, and we would encourage everyone to join a group as we seek to live out these purposes:

  • to study God’s Word and apply it to our lives
  • to build deep relationships with other people
  • to care for one another
  • to train others to become leaders
  • to make “disciple-making” disciples
Sunday School Directory & Updated Church Map
madams <![CDATA[Keyboards at Christmas]]> 2017-11-06T19:03:20Z 2017-11-06T06:00:06Z more: Keyboards at Christmas

December 17 at 3 & 6 PM

Join us for a Christmas celebration featuring as many as eight pianists at once playing on four grand pianos, authentic pipe organ, and more! This musical event will feature nine pianists from First Baptist Owensboro plus musician and composer Anna Laura Page. You will hear classics such as The First Noel, Pastoral Symphony from The Messiah, and even A Charlie Brown Christmas!

Featured Pianists:

Anna Laura Page, Joyce Goodwin, Myrna Ruth Melhiser, Jill Dantic, Susan Dant, Kristie Clark, Julia Wiman, Sharon Smith, Celia Papalouca, Pam Woolridge, Donna Pillow, Brock Taylor, & Alli Burgan

More on Anna Laura Page

Anna Laura Page received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Education with a concentration in piano and Master of Music in Music Theory with a concentration in organ from the University of Kentucky. Active as a composer, clinician, and organist, she served on the Music Committee of the Southern Baptist 1991 Hymnal Committee and has served as Handbell Editor for the Supplemental Music Resources for the Celebrating Grace Hymnal that released in 2010. In addition, she has received the ASCAP Standards Award for the past several years. She has taught organ as an adjunct faculty member at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and theory/organ as an adjunct faculty member at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina. She served as director of the Austin Peay Community Children’s Chorus in Clarksville, Tennessee for three years and later served as Handbell Music Editor for Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. Her publications include choral works for children, youth, and adults, and compositions for handbells, organ, and piano. She is married to Dr. Oscar C. Page, President Emeritus of Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and they have two grown children and two granddaughters.

madams <![CDATA[Thanksgiving Dinner Time!]]> 2017-11-14T20:54:30Z 2017-11-01T05:00:55Z more: Thanksgiving Dinner Time!

Pumpkin pie. Cranberry relish. Cornbread dressing.

Get excited because it’s that time of year! First Baptist Owensboro will have a delicious feast and wonderful fellowship on Sunday, November 19th at 5 PM. Thanksgiving Dinner is a favorite event for our congregation every year, so we hope you and your family will make plans to join us in the Fellowship Hall for this meal. Prices will be $5 per adult, $1 per child, and $12 for a family of 4 or more. Come give thanks!

Thanksgiving Menu

Turkey / Ham
Cornbread Dressing / Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Beans / Mashed Potatoes / Broccoli Casserole
Orange or Strawberry Gelatin / Cranberry Relish / Rolls
Carrot Cake / Chocolate Symphony Cake
Pecan Pie / Chocolate Chess Pie / Pumpkin Pie