News from First Baptist
Ellen Humphrey (Bea Culton’s mother), Jameka Armstrong (Ardis Cazeno’s niece), Jeanetta Floyd, Gwen Taylor, Julian Wiggins (son of Valicia), Stanley Hubbard (brother of Dianne Hubbard), Bea Culton, Lynn Mackie (a friend of LeVearn McNairy), Althea Lockridge, Jennifer Wright (Claire Walker’s friend), Gus Tell’s mother, Penney Williamson (daughter of Ed Small), Major Richard F. Sims, Jr., Donald Betlem, Connie Tower (Terri Thomson’s mother), Juliette McClung, the family of George Williams, Janifer Sims, the family of Frances Braggs, Michelle Williams
Streamlining FBCD 2013
FAMILY GIVING NUMBERS
Families will soon receive their new and permanent family giving number. These numbers will correspond to your giving
records and will NOT change from year to year. As long as you are a member of FBCD, this will be your number. A newly formatted blank envelope will soon be provided and will ensure that our offering envelopes last through the years and will reduce the need to order individual envelopes each year.
All family members present on a single Member Profile will use the same family number, and the families giving will be recorded on ONE Giving Record. For example if I (Logan Beatty) am filed under my own family number (1234), any donations my daughter or I give to the church will appear on my Giving Record. If I am filed under my dad’s Member Profile, all donations both I and Riley would give to the church would appear on his Giving Record. Please be sure to file separate Member Profiles if separate Giving Records are needed.
CHURCH MAILING LIST
The church office sends church materials to all who are on the mailing list. There are a few people who have not responded to any inquiries from the church for years. Removing disinterested folks will free the use of stamps/paper/time. The office will be sending out one last reminder asking these folks to respond if they would like to CONTINUE to receive communications from the church. If they do not, they will be removed from the mailing list.
SAVE A STAMP
To reduce the costs of our monthly mailings the office will begin E-mailing as many correspondences as possible (FOCUS Newsletters, Pastor Updates, Meeting reminders, Lay Leader/Worship Leader letters, etc….).Please ensure the office always has an up-to-date e-mail address for you. Materials that were usually mailed will also be available in the Narthex on Sundays. The PhoneTree will also be utilized more often to make congregation wide announcements.
If you do not have an e-mail address, traditional mailing will still be available by request; we are just trying to reduce our expenditures on stamps/paper/ mailing materials.
When submitting receipts for church purchases, please remember to identify the following:
1. Which committee/person made the purchase.
2. What line item(s) the purchase should be applied to.
3. How much to apply to each line item (if more than 1.)
This applies, when you are submitting for reimbursement, requesting that the purchase be applied to your giving record, or so it can be held for invoicing (when the Church’s credit card is used).
Without ALL of this information, the office is unable to
do what it needs to do so that purchases are properly
A Note from Pastor Bill
WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study is at 10:30 a.m weekly. Everyone is welcome to join us.
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
The Missions Committee asks that you bring in your grocery donations for the food pantry on the first Sunday of each month. Boxes will be available in the Narthex for your donations. These food items will be donated to the Renaissance Baptist Church food pantry located in Ferndale.
CROP Hunger Walk 2013
The 31st Annual Southfield/Lathrup CROP Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday, April 28th.
This event will be hosted by FBC-D. If you are interested in being involved, please attend the Recruiters meeting on March 12th at 6:30 pm.
CROP WALK T-SHIRTS AND CAPS
Crop Walk T-shirts and caps are on display in the Narthex. Forms for ordering the shirts are also available in the Narthex, you can give your orders to Vickie Furman or Dianne Hubbard.
They are Unisex, Royal Blue color.
Children’s shirts are medium - large, $6.75 each
Adults sizes small, medium, large, Xlarge $6.75 each
Adult size XXlarge $8.00 each
Caps, either stone or navy color $8.00 each
*They are all cotton and manufactured in Pakistan in a sweat-free factory so purchasing these also help some people in Pakistan to have decent jobs.
Happy Birthday to YOU!!
Happy Birthday to everyone born in April!
As God adds life to your years, may He add years to your life. Happy Birthday!
Prayers, Concerns, and Celebrations
Please use the time during the organ prelude to prepare for worship. Write your prayer concerns and celebrations, register your attendance, and contemplate the meditation theme found at the top of the bulletin, and be open to God's message.
Fellowship Hall Refrigerator
If you put anything in the refrigerator in the fellowship hall, please label it with your name and the date. This will help the folks who clean it know what needs to be kept or thrown away.
While documenting and archiving the recorded CD's of the Sunday Services of 2012, it was noted that a few discs were missing,
Those in question are:
1/22 - "This Is The Day"
2/12 - "Through It All"
2/19 - "Day By Day
2/26 - "People Get Ready"
3/25 - "Worthy Is The Lamb"
6/10 - "God Is Good"
11/18 - "Behold Now"
12//2 - "I Came To Praise"
12/23 - Children's Christmas Pageant
Perhaps it was a special occasion, a song or Pastor's Message that made you listen one more time. If you need a copy, see Mike Kuptz and he can return a copy to you within a week. We need the originals for our files so we can move ahead in 2013!