Pastor's Message - continued
Jason Rutherford I have updates to share with you as we are close to the spring season and celebration of Holy Week.

First, Bible Study on Thursday nights will begin this week at 7 pm. The study will continue for four consecutive Thursday nights, March 4,11,18, and 25. The scriptures we will discuss in greater detail include Acts 10, Acts 2:1-13, Micah 4:3-5, and I John 4:7-12. Reverend June Cooper and I will co-lead the study. I will send out a Zoom invite on Wednesday.

Second, the Deacons will lead a Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, April 1, at 7 pm in the sanctuary. A live stream of the service will be available for those not able to be present. Readers and soloists are needed, and if you would like to participate as a reader or soloist, please reach out to Jay Reilly or myself.

Third, the mission board is working to promote our four denominational offerings in the coming months. They include Retired Ministers and missionaries offering, America for Christ offering, One Great Hour of Sharing, and World Mission offering. These offerings are not included in our mission budget; however, they are familiar to our church and we want to honor the great work they support. The goal is $500 for each offering. We will begin this year with the Retired Ministers and missionaries offering. It will be recognized during March and April with information about its ministry as well as updates on our progress. I recognize that not everyone gives to all the offerings, however, if this one speaks to your heart, please make a check to First Baptist Church and designate it for RMMO.

Finally, the Administration and Finance Board is upgrading the audio and visual capabilities of the Sunday morning worship service in hopes we can provide quality internet streaming into people’s homes who do not now attend in-person. If you encounter a problem or poor quality, please let Kelly know through the chat feature in zoom immediately, even if during the service. It is easier to diagnose a problem in the moment, and more difficult days later.

And most importantly . . . . I pray that each of us will take time to remember the faith life we aspire to honor, and the congregation as it continues to be a blessing within each of our lives as well as in the lives of many in our larger community and the world we strive to bless.

Jason

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