The book of Galatians will provide relevant, applicable truths in this spring’s lineup of Sunday worship messages at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Jeffersonville, 2402 East Tenth St. Lead Pastor Tony Gualtieri’s series will focus on the following topics on consecutive Sundays throughout March: ”Free at Last” (Gal. 1:1–10), ”The Difference Maker” (Gal. 1:11–24), ”Worth the Fight” (Gal. 2:1–10), ”Stand Tall” (Gal. 2:11–21), and ”Hoodwinked” (Gal. 3:1–14).
A hearing assistance system may be requested at the sound desk at the rear of the sanctuary. Life groups, which are classes for all ages, are offered each Sunday morning at 9:15, and a nursery is provided during both hours. A large display near the Welcome Center lists all life groups/classes, teachers, topics, and locations for the convenience of members and guests, who are welcome to all activities and services.
Activities for toddlers, children, and youth take place at 7 p.m. each Wednesday.
"Your Battles Belong to the Lord" is the theme of a new women’s Bible study every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the conference room beginning March 4. The study by acclaimed author Joyce Meyer is open to all women.
Wednesday evening Bible Study is open to all at 7 p.m., when Pastor Tony leads a study on the Book of Acts. Children/Youth Ministries will meet at 7 p.m. each Wednesday.
The public is invited to bring children from birth to fifth grade to the annual Easter Egg Hunt at First Baptist Church, 2402 E. Tenth St., at noon on Sunday, April 5. In front from left to right are Brantley Rodgers, Xiomara Williams, and Landry Rajchel. Standing are Children’s Director Ashley Fortson, Sami McDonald, Amelia Middleton, Ethan Moakler, and Youth Director Katie Rajchel. The free event in the gym will feature crafts, food (hot dogs, chips, cotton candy, and popcorn), and 3,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and Scripture verses. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for those who bring cameras, and children should bring baskets for collecting the eggs.
First Baptist Church of Jeffersonville recently honored Annie Smith upon her retirement after 24 1/2 years as church secretary. She served with Pastor Jerry Smart, left, for the first 22 years and Pastor Tony Gualtieri since he came to the church in February of 2018. Her family, friends, and First Baptist church members joined in the celebration of appreciation and thanksgiving and signed the matte surrounding the framed Jeremiah 29:11-13 Scripture as God leads her on her newest journey.
LOAVES AND FISHES: God’s Love on the Menu
Teams from First Baptist take their turns a few Saturdays a year to prepare and serve meals to those in need. The effort, which involves several churches, takes place at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in downtown Jeffersonville. Crowds range from 75 to 145 people of all ages, depending on the time of year.
From serving in the food line to giving out hot and cold beverages and desserts to washing and putting away trays and dishes, the teams hand out hefty doses of God’s love and caring while reaping great fellowship in the process.
First Baptist’s popular monthly outing for lunch, Joy Riders, traveled to Joe Huber’s Family Farm Restaurant in Starlight in October for a bountiful meal. Several participating seniors posed in front of the church van, while others drove.
The Mission GO! Team’s mini–pantry in the bright yellow box at the edge of the church’s front parking lot offers free, non–perishable food items to those in need, donated by church members every Sunday..
GIVE AND TAKE FOR FUN
Ladies and youth are invited to come and bring friends to a Treasure Swap at noon on Saturday, March 7, at the church. Attendees are asked to bring a snack to share and gently used items (jewelry, scarves, purses, candles, totes, accessories, etc.) to be swapped for items of their choosing.
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For more details about the church or its activities, call the office at 812–283–6136.