Welcome to First Baptist Church — Lindsay

Our prayer is that you would be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ and that you will life a live of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty. We at First Baptist Church seek to pattern our life according to the teachings of Jesus. It is not a church. It is a community of Jesus followers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together. May God richly bless you!

 Regular Church Events

Morning Worship Service 10:30
Children’s Church and child care are available during the worship service.
Kids Klub 6:30 to 8:00
     For 4-year-olds up through 5th Grade
Galaxy 6:30 to 8:00
      For 6th Graders and up–meets at the same time as Kids Klub.
Women’s Bible Study
     Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at the church.  Contact Kelli Coles for information.
      The women’s bible study is currently studying the book “Living a Praying Life.”
Pro-Teenz meets every Friday at 7:30 pm. 
     For 6th graders and up.
Upcoming Events
Sunday, December 4………………….Worship Service 10:30 am
Sunday, December 4………Communion & Deacons Offeriing
Wed, Dec 7……….Kids Klub, Galaxy, Women’s Bible Study
Friday, December 9…………………………………..Pro-Teenz
Friday, December 9……….Community Christmas Celebration
Saturday, Dec 10….Rotary Community Christmas Breakfast
Sunday, December 11……………..Worship Service 10:30 am
Mon, Dec 12……………Church Annual Business Mtg 6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 14…Kids Klub Christmas Store & Drama Practice
Friday, December 16………………………………..Pro-Teenz
Sunday, December 18…………….Worship Service 10:30 am
Sunday, Dec 18……….Children’s Christmas Drama 6:00 pm
Friday, December 23…………….Pro-Teenz Christmas Party
Sunday, December 25…………….Worship Service 10:30 am
Happy Birthday Jesus!
Sunday, January 1…………………..Worship Service 10:30 am
Sunday, January 1…………Communion & Deacons Offering
Upcoming Schedule of Guest Speakers            As we continue in our time of transition and await the Lord’s bringing us an interim pastor, we will be having guest speakers each Sunday.  This is the upcoming schedule:
December 4–Adam Perez from Breakthrough Church
December 11–Dennis Doane
December 18–Victor Villarreal
December 25–Special Christmas Service

Kids Klub Christmas Store

The Kids Klub annual Christmas store will be held on Wednesday, December 14.  Help is needed as the Kids select their Christmas gifts from the store.

Kids Klub & Pro-Teenz Christmas Drama

The Kids Klub & Pro-Teenz annual Christmas Drama will be held on Sunday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m.  Practices will be held on December 7 and 14 during Kids Klub and on December 18 at 4:30 p.m. immediately before the performance.  Please bring finger foods to the drama on December 18 to share during a fellowship time following the drama.

Church Annual Meeting

The church annual meeting will be held on Monday, December 12 at 6:00 pm.  Reports need to be given to Jeff Munter or emailed to him at jemunter@verizon.net.  The following reports are needed to be included in the Annual Report.

Minutes from Previous Annual Meeting

Church Clerk’s Report                        Women’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry                                     Youth Ministry

Children’s Ministry                               Missions Ministry

Deaconess Ministry                          Trustees Ministry
Additional Announcements & Requests
Prayer Chain
     Prayer requests for the Prayer Chain can be shared with Angie at 559-756-3874.  You can also contact Angie if you would like to be added to the Prayer Chain to receive prayer requests.
Vicki Syverson Prayer and Support
Vicki, who ministers in Mexico, has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on her femur bone. She has completed her treatment and Greg & Vicki have returned to their home in Pachuca, Mexico.  Please continue to pray for them.
Prayer For Haiti
   Please continue to pray for Haiti and our missionary Henri Claude Robert as they deal with all of the tremendous issues in Haiti.

Prayer For the Koskys’ Ministry in Africa

     Please continue to pray for Kelly & Kathy Kosky as they faithfully minister in Transkei, South Africa.
Recyclables–You can drop off your recyclables at the church.  Proceeds from recycling go towards the annual mailing of the shoeboxes.
Church Pantry–You can contribute nonperishable food items for the church pantry at any time.  See Saraestella Garcia for details.  Contributions are accepted for the food pantry as well.  If you would like, you can contribute using the Be 1 to Give 1 envelopes in the back.  In this program, you pledge to give just $1 per month to help with this.  Thanks for your support.
Items for the Church Calendar or Bulletin
Please give any items for the church calendar, the church bulletin, or event forms to Jeff Munter. He will get the items to the Leadership Team for review and get them into the calendar and the bulletin.
Additional Upcoming Events

Christmas Food Baskets

Christmas food baskets will again be prepared for needy families.  We are asking again for donations of hams and turkeys to go with the baskets.  See Saraestella for more details.

Lindsay Foothill Rotary Community Drive Through Breakfast

The Lindsay Foothill Rotary Club will once again be serving their community drive Christmas breakfast here at First Baptist Church on the morning of December 10.  It is a “to go” breakfast for the entire community.  Come by for some god eats.

Lindsay Community Christmas Celebration

The annual Lindsay Community Christmas Celebration will be held on Friday, December 9 at 6:00 pm.  The Christmas parade will begin at Honolulu and Sweet Briar and run to City Hall.  Every child will get a chance to meet Santa and receive a toy at the Police Department.  After the parade, meet at City Hall for free hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies, food, and much more!

Annual Missionaries’ Christmas Offering

We are collecting our annual Missionaries’ Christmas Offering through Sunday, December 18. This is to bless our missionaries: Henri Claude Robert in Haiti, Kelly & Kathy Kosky in Transkei, Africa, and Greg & Vicki Syverson in Pachuca, Mexico during the holiday season. Please mark your donations “Missionary Offering.” Thank you for your generosity!

Presentation of the Messiah

The Porterville Community Choir (Sequoia Vocal Arts Ensemble) is singing The Messiah, accompanied by 18 members of the Tulare County Symphony Orchestra at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, at the First Methodist Church on the corner of Morton and Plano in Porterville.  Tickets are $25 per person, or $15 per person for seniors over 60, and are available at the door.  Tom and Lorna will be in the group.