Upcoming EventsGENERAL INTEREST
Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion
Wed., Dec. 24 at 5 p.m., Worship Center
Evening Service Activities Dismissed
Sun., Dec. 28 & Wed., Dec. 31
Celebration Christmas Tree. We ask each family to bring one or more Christmas ornaments to adorn our tree in the Welcome Center. The ornament should represent Christ’s birth and have significant meaning to your Christian life. Your ornaments can be left at the Welcome Center or the Church Office.
Part-time Kitchen Position. Please contact the church office if you are interested in a part-time position working in our kitchen on Wednesdays.
IMPORTANT 2014 CONTRIBUTION NOTICE. Year-end tithes and offerings must be received by the church or postmarked on or before midnight Dec. 31 to be deductible on your 2014 Income Tax Return. Contributions may be placed after 4:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 31 in the deposit box outside the Yaupon office entrance. Because it takes several days for the proceeds from stock contributions to reach the church, please make those types of gifts as early as possible. This will help the church acknowledge all of your contributions in a timely manner.
Holiday Office Hours. The church office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays beginning Mon., Dec. 22 and will re-open on Mon., Dec. 29, 2014 The office will be closed on Thurs., Jan. 1, 2015, New Year’s Day and re-open on Fri.., Jan. 2, 2015.
Serve U “Fixer Upper” Team. Our new Serve U team is now receiving small home maintenance project requests from those in our church and community who otherwise could not afford the work. Please contact Brad Dawson or Billy Shepard with inquiries. Here are the general guidelines: No more than 6 hours to complete a project; Most projects conducted on Friday evenings and/or Saturday mornings; The team will not accept more than 2 projects a month, so a waiting list may be instituted; Small projects only that may be subject to a project budget that will be determined by team; No home improvement/remodeling projects, only maintenance or repair.
Children’s Choir Schedule: Basic Praise B-1313, Extreme Praise C-2212
- Sun. Dec. 21, No children’s choir rehearsal.
- Sun. Dec. 28, No evening service activities
- Sun., Jan. 4, No Life Groups or rehearsals. Adult Bible Study will still meet.
- Sun. Jan 11, Rehearsals Resume.
Help needed! Our television and media ministries help us communicate the Word with our congregation, our community, and the world. We have filled some of our open positions, but still have a need for a sound operator and a remote camera operator. If you have any experience, or would like more information about what these ministry areas entail, please contact Bro. Ronnie (cell: 979.373.7301) or Jim Huffines (979.236.4177).
UPWARD SPORTS MINISTRY
Upward Basketball & Cheer Games Begin Jan. 10! Practices will resume the week of Jan. 5. Game schedules have been emailed to parents and are at www.fbclj.org.
Max Winfrey is Coming to Upward Awards! Think fast! You’d better if you’re gonna sit within sight of stunt comedian Max Winfrey at his show. That can come in handy if you see a bowling ball flying toward your head! Or when you find yourself on stage In the world’s only audience participatory knife throwing act! With a gift for high-speed wit and off-the-wall skills like kitchen sink juggling, Max has left a trail of laughs and gasps from the streets of Walt Disney World all the way to TV. Most recently he was chosen from a group of over 70,000 acts to be a semi finalist on the hit NBC show, “America’s Got Talent“. He comes to FBCLJ Feb. 22 as a part of our Upward Awards Ceremony. Find out more about Max at www.maxwinfrey.com
Energetic Half-Time Devotion Leaders Needed! Our Upward Basketball ministry is in need of fun and exciting folks (teens and adults!) who will serve as half-time devotion leaders at our basketball games on Saturdays from Jan. 10 thru Feb. 21. You can do as little or as many games as you like and we can custom fit to your schedule. During half-time of basketball games, leaders on a rotation will present a short 2-3 minute devotion along with a fun “Minute-to-Win-It” game that involves people from the crowd. Contact Brad if you are interested.
STUDENTS (GRADES 7-12)
Disciple Now February 6 - 8, 2015. DNOW at FBCLJ is a place where lives of students can be dramatically impacted. The weekend is packed with rich teaching of the scriptures and students are presented with practical tools necessary to live a Godly life. Registration is underway now with a cost of $55 per student. Scholarships are available and unchurched friends attend FREE! Registration forms are in the Youth Central boxes or you may contact the church office.
The Anchor. The Anchor will start back on Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m., 3rd Floor, January 7, 2015.
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).
Women on Mission will meet Tuesday, Jan. 6, 9:30 a.m. for tea with Grace in the FLC. More details soon.
Sewing Classes. Please join us on Thurs. mornings, 9:00 a.m. - Noon in the FLC Craft Room to work on various sewing projects. We will meet December 18 and then we will take a Holiday break. Classes will resume again on Thurs., January 8. Please contact Patti Huffines or Bobbie Kidwell with questions.
DEACON DUTY Deacon Duty December 21: Dennis Leveron (A.M. Prayer); George Kidwell (A.M. Prayer Room), Deacon Duty December 28: Everett Lewis (A.M. Prayer); Bo Lander (A.M. Prayer Room), Offering Duty: George Kidwell, Kevin Ashby, Charles Castleberry, Mark Chamblee, Debs Cofer, Mark Damron, Daryl Dauer, Ken Huff, Bo Lander
SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY
Keenagers will meet Monday, Jan. 5, in the FLC Parlor. Our schedule will be as follows: 9:30 a.m. Games; 11:30 a.m. Bible study; 12:00 noon covered dish luncheon.
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
Chad Alexander, Senior Pastor