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GENERAL INTEREST
Draft Day.  Today, Sunday, November 2, 2014.  Brad Dawson, Minister of Outreach, preaches 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 will 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!
 
Finance Lead Team Meeting.  Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, 4:00 p.m., Conference Room. 
 
Deacons Meeting.  Sunday, November 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m., FLC Parlor. 
 
Fundraiser for Dominican Republic Mission Trip.  Monday, November 3, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. We need 100 people to enjoy dinner at El Chico at the Brazos Mall.  Sign-in with the greeter and a portion of your tab will go toward our mission trip.  Thanks in advance!
 
Operation Christmas Child. Deadline for returning shoe boxes is Sunday, Nov. 16. Instructions, forms & labels for packing your shoe box are available at the 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.
 
Thanksgiving Meal.  Tickets are available at the Welcome Center through Nov. 19. There is no charge for the tickets this year, however, one is required for admittance.  This will help us know how much meat to prepare.  We are asking our church family to bring their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts to share with one another.  More details soon. 
 
Thanksgiving Baskets.  The Holidays are just around the corner and it is time to think about our Thanksgiving Baskets. These baskets are intended for families who would otherwise not have a substantial meal for Thanksgiving. Please contact the church office by Nov. 17 if you would like to recommend someone to receive one of these baskets. Baskets are available only through church member recommendation. You will be responsible for delivering your basket(s) to the individual(s)/family(ies) you recommend.  You may drop off food donations at the Welcome Center.  Items needed include:  flour, sugar, pasta, rice, beans, canned goods and more.  See display ad for more information.
 
Part-time Kitchen Position.  Please contact the church office if you are interested in a part-time position working in our kitchen on Wednesdays. 
 
Serve U “Fixer Upper” Team. Our brand new Serve U team is now functioning and awaiting small home maintenenace projects 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.

WORSHIP MINISTRY
Our dear sister, Donna Cheever, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 18.  The family has included the FBC Music Ministry in their suggested areas for people to give memorial gifts.  Our plan is to purchase a set of tone chimes in Donna’s memory that will provide a wonderful tool for ministry for both the handbell choir and the children’s music ministry.  These instruments are perfect for teaching handbell techniques to children, and to provide a wonderful variation on traditional handbell music.  Please consider your contribution to our goal of memorializing the love Donna had for our worship and children’s ministries over the past 47 years!
 
MEDIA MINISTRY
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).
 
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Trunk or Treat Thanks.  Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who made this Trunk or Treat so special.  There is no way to have this event without people going and making him known in our own community; sharing Christ’s love with others!! 
 
UPWARD SPORTS MINISTRY
Thanks from Upward Sports! A huge thanks to all those who helped make our Upward Flag Football and Cheer a raving success. So many helped throughout the season and with the Awards Celebration and we are appreciative of your time and energy! We especially want to thank our coaches! Together we have made Christ known to our community!
 
Upward Basketball and Cheer Coach Training. Our mandatory coach training dates are as follows.
PICK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Saturday, Nov. 15
Coach Training Option #1 (new coaches 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; returning coaches 9:00-10:00 a.m.)
Monday, Nov.  17
Coach Training Option #2 (new coaches 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; returning coaches 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, Nov. 18
Coach Training Option #3 (new coaches 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; returning coaches 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
 
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.  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). 

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
Developing  Women  Mentors: Women Discipling Women Orientation Coffee.  Would you like to have someone who is a few steps ahead of you on the Christian walk come along beside you? Do you want to be mentored by a Godly Christian woman? Come and hear how you can be matched with a Christian woman to mentor you. You will fill out a card and turn it in to be prayed over by our prayer team. After a match is made, your new mentor will contact you to set up a time to start meeting. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:00 - 3:30 First Baptist Church, Lake Jackson 2nd Floor, Room C2211 (Magnolia Entrance)
 
Women on Mission will meet Tuesday, November 4, 9:30 a.m. for tea with Grace in the FLC followed by an International Mission Study on the Ivory Coast.   

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 will meet Monday, Nov.3, 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.
 
DECISIONS
Joined by Letter:  Brenda Laird 

DEACON DUTY
Deacon Duty November  2:  Mark Damron (A.M. Prayer);  Mark Chamblee (A.M. Prayer Room), Deacon Duty November 9:  Daryl Dauer (A.M. Prayer); Debs Cofer (A.M. Prayer Room),  Offering Duty:  Gordon Self, Everett Lewis, Ed Nabors, Derek Rester, Steve Smith, Chuck Stone,Everett Stovall, Keith Wade, Mark Walker, Harold Wood.
         
 

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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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