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03Nov/15

FBC to host DiscipleNow Weekend Dec. 4-6

anomalyFirst Baptist Church Student Ministry is hosting a DiscipleNow Weekend Dec. 4-6. All area youth, grades 7-12 are invited to join the fun!

Events kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and finish after worship service Sunday morning.

The weekend theme is Anomaly, and will focus on getting back to what really matters – a heart that is fully after Christ. Expect worship, togetherness, fun and Bible study. The speaker will be Doug Compton, and worship will be led by the FBC Wednesday night Remedy Band.

Activities will take place at FBC, at homes of church members, and will venture into the community as well as a possible mission field in the nearby area. Students will be transported by bus to and from all locations. Youth will be housed in volunteer host homes in the Mountain View area and will be grouped together in like age-groups and gender.

Learn more about the weekend:

For more information, contact Richie Jester.

03Nov/15

Glass Wedding Shower this Sunday, Nov. 8

heartsWe are celebrating the marriage of Cynthia and Taylor Glass with a wedding shower Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and bless this new couple as they begin their lives together.

Here are a few gift ideas:

Household needs:

  • basic home tool kit (hammer, screwdriver, etc.)
  • basic cleaning supplies
  • curtains
  • blankets (queen size)
  • sheets (queen size)

Basic kitchen needs:

  • set of pots and pans
  • food storage containers
  • pitcher
  • baking pans
  • cutting board
  • kitchen knives
  • mixing bowls
  • blender
  • magnets
  • basic pantry and food items

Gift certificates for pantry/food items would be greatly appreciated.

03Nov/15

FBC is Community Drop-Off Location for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

OCC_logoThis fall, you are invited to make a difference in the life of a child by packing a shoebox with Operation Christmas Child!

Shoebox Collection Week is Nov. 16-23, and for the first time, you can drop your boxes off at First Baptist Church in Mountain View.

The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child, uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 124 million children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in more than 150 countries and territories. This nondenominational ministry is part of Samaritan’s Purse, led by Franklin Graham. For more on this mission endeavor, visit www.samaritanspurse.com/occ.

When you pack a simple shoebox, you will impact a child for eternity! This is a great project for your family, community group or organization, Sunday School class and church! Fill the shoebox (which can be wrapped with the lid separate) with small toys, crayons and other school supplies, hygiene products and a special “wow” gift like a doll, stuffed animal, soccer ball or outfit. For gift ideas and how to pack for certain age groups (2-4, 5-9, 10-14 for boys and girls), visit www.samaritanspurse.com/occ or visit the local Facebook event page “Operation Christmas Child – Mountain View Shoebox Drop Off”.

The Shoebox collection schedule from Nov. 16-23 at First Baptist Mountain View is as follows:
Monday, Nov. 16, 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20, 9-11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to noon
Sunday, Nov. 22, 2-4 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 23, 8-10 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Mountain View is located on Highway 60 in Mountain View, right across from Sonic, at 409 West US Highway 60. For questions about Operation Christmas Child, how you and your organization or church can get involved, or about the Community Collection Center, please contact Center Coordinator Jill Cobb at (417) 247-6283.