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GENERAL INTEREST
Finance Lead Team Meeting.  The Finance Lead Team will meet Sunday, October 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Conference Room.
 
Sunday Evening Worship. Don’t forget that our Sunday evening worship service continues tonight with Bro. Dave preaching.  Pastor Chad will be assisting with our new LifeGroups ministry. 
 
Equip U Classes.  Free 10-week instructional classes have started and will continue running through Nov. 19. Wednesdays thru Nov.19 @ 6:15-7:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted. See www.fbclj.org or enclosed ad for 2014 class offerings. Classes are open to everyone in our church and community! Classes will be held in FBCLJ classrooms. Register now for free at www.fbclj.org. The classes are primarily intended for adults and teens. However, there will be childcare for newborn-2 year olds, Mission Friends for 3 years to K, Bait Camp for 1-6 grade. We also offer The Anchor teen worship service at the same hour.
 
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting.  This Wednesday, Oct. 22, Prayer Meeting will be led by Mike Howard.
 
Operation Christmas Child. Deadline for returning shoe boxes is Sunday, November 16. Instructions, forms & labels for packing your shoe box are available now and can be picked up at the church office or welcome center. A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead him or her to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, and plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. Be a part of changing lives through the power of a simple gift.
 
Alaska Mission Opportunity. Galena Bible Church has invited FBC Lake Jackson to send a ministry minded retired couple to Galena for a short term mission assignment of 3-4 months.  If you are interested, please see Pastor Chad.
 
WORSHIP MINISTRY
Celebration Choir rehearsals are now 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Childcare is provided.  Come share the joy of worship, community, and service that singing in a choir can bring!
 
Children’s Choirs meet Sundays at 5:00pm (leaders there at 4:45pm so you can get to your LifeGroup).  Basic Praise (preschool-K) in room B-1313; Extreme Praise (1st-6th) in room C-2212. 
 
Resounding Praise rehearsals Sundays,  4:00 p.m., A-2101. 
 
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Trunk or Treat Wednesday, October 29, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., FLC Parking Lot.  Areas of ministry needs:  Provide a vehicle with game & candy; Kitchen team to prepare & serve food; set up team; welcome/greeter team; and more!  Look for sign-up sheets in your Sunday school class. 
 
UPWARD SPORTS MINISTRY
Volunteer for Upward Sports! Serve as a coach, greeter, timekeeper, half-time devotion leader and more! Learn more by downloading an Upward Volunteer Info Sheet at: www.fbclj.org/coaches-volunteers. You may also let Brad Dawson, Upward League Director, know where you would like to serve by contacting him at bdawson@fbclj.org or 297-2496. You can have a huge impact on families in this community and have fun while serving!
 
Basketball & Cheer League Sign-Ups are Underway. Children in grades 1-6 may register now at www.fbclj.org for our 2014-15 basketball and cheer season. Registration is $75 and is online only.
 
Upward Flag Football & Cheer Awards Celebration. We will be hosting our annual awards celebration on Sunday, October 26 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Slade Field. All players and families are invited to attend our cookout that will include family games and prizes. Every player and cheerleader gets a special award!
 
Draft Day is Coming! Join us Sunday, November 2 in the morning service as Brad Dawson, Minister of Outreach, preaches “Get In” and reminds us of the Upward Sports strategy at FBCLJ. Find out what’s new about our Upward ministry and how every member of our fellowship can play a role. After the service we’ll enjoy pot luck in the gym and experience the Upward Volunteer Draft Day where your family can discover even more details about how to serve and how our church can minister more effectively this season!
 
Potluck Instructions:
If your last name begins with . . .
A—G bring a Vegetable or Salad
H—M bring a Dessert or Bread/Rolls
N—Z bring a Meat or Casserole
(PLEASE HAVE DISHES READY TO SERVE)
 
The Church will provide paper goods and drinks. You can drop off your items at the FLC kitchen prior to Sunday School or church service.
 
STUDENTS (GRADES 7-12)
The Anchor.  We meet Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m., 3rd Floor.  We have exciting things planned and invite you to join us and bring your friends!
 
Student Life Group.  We meet Sundays, 3rd Floor, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and then help with children’s
ministry from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
 
COLLEGE & CAREER (Ages 18-25)
Passion 2015.  Passion exists to see a generation stake their lives on what matters most.  More than a conference.  More than an event.  Say yes to the One whose name is above every name.  Come. Join Us.  January 30 - February 1, 2015.  Toyota Center, Houston.  18 - 25 year olds (Seniors and College
Students).    (See Ad) 

Bible Study and Fellowship. Join us on Tues. evening for Bible Study and fellowship at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Cody & Jordan Mather, 108 Austin’s Ct.
 
WOMEN’S MINISTRY
Ladies Bible Studies, 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 21, Helen Bond Group - Elizabeth Lander, leader 297-2915 meeting is held each month in C-1120-21 Margaret Chamblee is the Bible teacher.  Delores Edwards Group - Betty Heard, leader, 798-8849 will be meeting in her home at 1510 North Road, Lake Jackson. 
 
Sewing Classes. Please join us on Thurs. at  9:00 a.m. in the FLC Craft Room.  Please contact Patti Huffines or Bobbie Kidwell if you have questions.
 
SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY
Keenagers meet Monday, October 20, for games and fellowship. Bring your favorite game and join us in the Parlor from 1:00 p.m. until we get tired!  

DEACON  DUTY
Deacon Duty October 19:  Mark Chamblee  (A.M. Prayer); Charles Castleberry (A.M. Prayer Room), Deacon Duty October 26:  Debs Cofer (A.M. Prayer); Gary Chamblee (A.M. Prayer Room), October 
Offering Duty:  George Kidwell, Kevin Ashby, Charles Castleberry, Mark Chamblee, Debs Cofer, Mark
Damron, Daryl Dauer, Ken Huff, Bo Lander

DECISIONS Joined by Statement:  Rosemary Moss 
           
 

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Welcome to the online home of First Baptist Church Lake Jackson, a church with a rich history and an exciting future! FBCLJ is a Word centered, mission minded, and family oriented church, located in the heart of historic Lake Jackson. Whether you are new to our community or you have lived in Lake Jackson for many years, we invite you and your family to join us for worship. It is our prayer that you will experience the love of Christ as you worship, serve, and fellowship with our church family at FBCLJ. Please visit our "I'm New" page for an extended welcome from our church family.
Chad Alexander, Senior Pastor

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