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Bulletin Items for October 14-20, 2018

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Fall Festival 2018 - Trunk or Treat

This year’s Fall Festival will be Sunday, October 28th, 4-6pm, at the Cabot High School Football Field Parking Lot. This will be a joint effort with our sister church, Mt. Carmel Baptist. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with trunks for the Trunk or Treat, as well as volunteers to help man the bounce houses. We are also collecting candy to give out during the event. There is a collection box right outside of the Children’s Ministry Office in the Commons Cup. If you would like to help with a trunk, man a bounce house, or help out in other areas, please contact Robin Veazey at

Discover First

Have you been wondering how to become a member of First Baptist Church or have other questions that we might be able to answer? If so, please join us Wednesday evening, October 24th, for our next Discover First class which is designed to help folks understand who we are, what is important to us, and how someone can become a member. We’ll be meeting in Room 105 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM for a brief discussion time. Please RSVP no later than TODAY, either by signing up at the Ministry Center in the Commons, texting “First” to 88000 and filling out the requested information, or by visiting the church website at

Family Camp

You don’t want to miss Family Camp! A weekend full of fun, food, family, and friends! October 19-21 at Petit Jean State Park. Sign up now in the Commons to reserve your spot or contact Bro Greg or Jennifer Jones. It’s not too late...we still have a few tent sites available!

October Regular Membership Meeting

Due to the outreach event Sunday evening, October 28, we are moving our October membership meeting to Wednesday evening, October 24, in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30pm. Your attendance will be greatly appreciated.

Special Called Membership Meeting - Budget

Special Called Membership Meeting Sunday morning, October 28 We will have a special called membership meeting during our morning worship services to approve the FBC 2019 Proposed Budget. There will be 3 opportunities to discuss the 2019 Proposed Budget with members of the Stewardship Committee. There are two forums on Wednesday, October 17, 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm, both in room 107. The last forum is immediately after the second worship service on Sunday, October 21 in room 107. Copies of the proposed budget for 2019 are available in the Commons this morning.

The church offices are operating on a new schedule. Monday - Thursday offices hours will be 8:00 – 5:00 pm. On Fridays, the office will be open from 8:00 – Noon. If you have any emergency after office hours, you can contact the church through email or by contacting one of the ministers on their mobile phone.

Operation Christmas Child is quickly approaching. Starting next Sunday, October 21st, you’ll be able to stop by the Commons and pick up shoeboxes, needed supplies, or simply stop by to ask questions about this life changing ministry to millions of children around the world each year. Collection Sunday is scheduled for November 11th, and as a reminder please include the $9 donation per box as requested by Samaritan’s Purse to cover shipping and other project costs when filling your boxes.

The Senior Adult monthly meeting and Potluck Lunch will be October 23 at Noon, but come early to socialize. The speaker will be Jenni McDonough. Also, mark your calendars for upcoming date changes to accommodate holidays...November meeting will be 11/13 and December meeting will be 12/18. And...those who are going to Branson November 28-30, your balance is due. You may place it in the box near the Sr. Adult Table.

Daytime Grow meets this Tuesday at 10:00 AM in Room 110. This letter writing ministry helps First Baptist Church reach many new residents in Cabot, Ward, & Austin. Come join us!

2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention – The Pastors’ Conference and the Annual Meeting of the ABSC will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October 22, 23, and 24 at Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro. Anyone interested in going as a messenger, please contact Lynn Trummel in the Senior Pastor’s office. For details please visit

Sr. Adults: Join us for a picnic at Petit Jean Mountain on October 20! We will have lunch with all the FBC Family Campers. We will provide box lunches and drinks. The cost is $6 per person (pay by check at sign up). You may leave the check in the church office. We will leave at 9:30 am and return around 4:00 pm. Questions? Please contact Cindy Harrison at 843-7777 or Shirley Walker at 843-5838.

First C.A.R.E. is in need of paper grocery sacks. The sacks can be dropped off in our grocery cart located next to the steps leading up to the Commons Cup or at First C.A.R.E. during our normal business hours.

WeeCare still has openings in their Toddler, 3 year old, and 4/5 year old classes. Call for registration information - 941-5437.

Attention FBC Hunters: The fall hunting season is upon us. As you clear out your freezers for your next hunt please consider donating last year’s harvest to First C.A.R.E.

Please join us for a baby shower honoring Chloe and JD Baldwin, on Saturday, October 27, from 11:00 - 12:30 in rooms 103/105. The couple is registered at Target and The shower is hosted by Paula Miller, Claire Null, and Amanda Gibbs.


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