First Baptist Church Collinsville
Friday, February 22, 2019

 Vacation Bible School – June 2nd thru 6th




We invite you to join us for worship.

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 Over the years, I have read and heard little snippets of wisdom.  I usually write them down somewhere and then occasionally run across them as I am cleaning out some of my files.  I thought I would use my article this month to share some of those wisdom words, which I found, written in one of my older Bibles.

  • Christ will not save a man, He cannot command.  A.W. Tozier
  • Other men see only hopeless end, but the Christian rejoices in endless hope.  Gilbert Benken
  • If your Christian life is a drag, worldly weights may be to blame.
  • Faith that fizzles at the finish, had a fatal flaw at the first.  Joel Gregory
  • Be who you is, because if you is who you ain’t, you ain’t who you is.
  • Study the Bible to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy.
  • We are most like God, when we forgive.
  • The wise person recognizes that the value of a gift is not found in the gift of a lover, but the love of the giver.
  • Obedience can be a challenge, especially when we feel tempted to believe that we stand to lose more through our obedience, than we might gain.
  • Purpose: What have you done that you believe in and you are proud of?

            I pray that each of these words of wisdom will stay with you, as you focus your attention on serving the Lord, in a difficult world.  May they encourage and train you for Christ-like living.

I will leave you with one final word, which is so very important to our day and time.

  • He that has truth on his side, is a fool as well as a coward, if he is afraid to own it because of other men’s opinions.  Defoe



Bro. Jerry                                          





College & Career Ministry Class 

The range for this ministry is singles ages 18-24. We will meet every other Thursday evening at 6:30. This class will be led by Trent and Kaley Hodgkinson.

Contact Trent or Kaley for more information.



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Feb 27 - BSM Lunch Grayson College
Feb 28 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7 a.m.
Feb 28 - Ladies' Night Out @ the Jalapeno Tree - Denison

Contact Church Office for more Information or to Add an Event or Activity, 903-429-6742.

 New Arrivals:




 Julia Mae Dodson – born on January 23rd at 5:01 a.m., 8.6#, 20-1/2”.
Julia was welcomed by parents, Derek & Amber, big sister, Emma Grace.
Grandparents – John & Sharon Farr. Great grandparent – Aline Farr

Ainsley Kate Hodgkinson – born on January 18th at 2:22 a.m., 7.77#, 19”.
Ainsley was welcomed by parents, Trent & Kaley, big brothers, Corbin and Emerson, and great grandma – Eyvone Hasting.

Kashton Lynn Clark – born on January 7th at 6:29p.m., 8.1#, 21”. Kashton was welcomed by mom, Taylor, and great grandparents, Daisy Clark and Randy Thomas.


The Back-pack Buddy program is an outreach project being organized through our Collinsville schools. A back-pack of nutritional foods is sent home on Fridays for students in need over the weekend. FBC will be contributing supplies to the school once a month to help with this project. This a partial list: fruit cups, pudding cups, individual juices, small cans of ravioli, spaghetti Os, soups, meats, crackers, little Debbie snacks, fruit snacks. For a complete list, check your Sunday school classes or pick up one in the office. If you have any questions please contact Marilyn Head. 

 Children’s church is for our 4 to 7 years old children. Children need to sit with their parent/parents. The children will be dismissed when the choir is dismissed. There will be attendants at the back to take the children to the classroom. You may pick up your children following the service, in the 1st & 2nd grade Sunday school classroom. Please direct your questions to our children’s church coordinator – Janelle Hodgkinson







Outreach Opportunities
FBC Food Pantry sponsored by the Joanna SS Class
Donations are accepted the first Sunday of each month – your donations maybe dropped off in the old kitchen.
If you know of a need contact either Polly Pruitt, Marilyn Head or Wanda Overstreet.

Our pantry is very low….please remember you may bring items the first of each month….place items in the old kitchen….also remember if you know of a need please contact either Marilyn Head or the church office.



Spotlight on

 Senior Adults

Adult III Game Day 
Don’t forget Game Day is now the 3rd Wednesday of each month - so plan on being here & bring a friend for Skip Bo, Dominoes, 42 or other games.


Next Game Day - March 20th 

Games begin at 9:30 a.m.

 Potluck lunch at 11.30 a.m.


 Senior Adult News
2019 Branson Roadees
These are the shows we are scheduled to see in Branson this year May 7-10. Other activities will be eating (evening meals included-lunch is on your own) and shopping. Lodging will be at the Stone Castle Hotel with breakfast every morning. Make your plans now, we will be providing more information soon. A $50 deposit by March 7 will hold one of 28 seats on the bus until April 3 when a balance of $235 for FBC members ($265 for non- members)) is due. This is down a little this year, mainly because we are not going to the Sight & Sound Theater.
Several variety shows are on our agenda this year beginning with Pierce Arrow, Glenn Campbell Songbook, Six, Clay Cooper, and Smoke on the Mountain.
There will be free time Wednesday morning for shoppers and some open time Thursday afternoon too.
BRANSON MAY 7 – 10, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 -- 6:00 am departure
3:00 pm Arrive in Branson / Check into Stone Castle Hotel
6:00 pm Sit-Down Dinner / Uptown Café
8:00 pm Pierce Arrow Gold Show / The Pierce Arrow Theater
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -- Extended Breakfast / the hotel
Free Time – 9:00 – 1:00
2:00 pm Glen Campbell Songbook / The Little Opry Theatre
5:00 pm Ozark Dinner (served upstairs) / McFarlain’s Restaurant
8:00 pm SIX / Hughes Brothers Theatre
Thursday, May 9, 2019 -- Extended Breakfast / the hotel
10:00 am Clay Cooper Country Express / The Clay Cooper Theatre
6:00 pm Dinner / Florentina’s Ristorante Italiano
8:00 pm Smoke on the Mountain / The Little Opry Theatre

WOMEN’S Ministry Corner


February 3rd = Short meeting to discuss the conference opportunities for 2019. Conferences on schedule are by Kelly Minter, Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore. Please meet in the conference room following the morning service. There will be NO First Baptist Church conference this year.


February 16, 2019 - Ladies’ North American Mission Study

Camino Real Baptist Church at 500 E. US Hwy. 69, Denison

Study from 10:00 – 12:00. Bring your favorite brunch item. If you have any questions contact Shawn Bensley


February 28th – Girls’ Night Out

Come join us as we travel to The Jalapeno Tree in Denison. Please sign up at the office window – the bus will depart from the church at 6:oo p.m. sharp.

March 23rd – WM ‘Style Show’

Please contact Cathy Farquhar for more information.





Attention: Men of all ages


      This is your opportunity to enjoy a time of devotion, fellowship and a good hot breakfast with your fellow man.

Next Breakfast - March 16th 







 Special Thank you………


Dear Christian Friends,

I want to take this opportunity to express my thanks for the cards, visits, calls, and especially the prayers before, during and following my recent surgery. I am a firm believer in the power of prayer; and know without a doubt I am here today in answer to those prayers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I still have some healing to get through but each day seems a little better.

In Christ,

Lucy (and Jerry) Brooke




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