Announcements for May 28, 2017

The Prayer List was not received from the office today.

We have had two deaths within our church family in the last couple of days

Mary Westman 1921-2017  Service information - Wednesday - May 31st
Eastern Gate Visitation 9:00 AM  Service follows at 10:00 AM

Darlene Jenkins (mother of Jeanne Lambert)
Service Information:  Tuesday, May 30th
Bayview Memorial Visitation 2:00 PM - Service follows at 3:00 PM



Guests are invited to meet our pastor and enjoy some coffee and other refreshments immediately following the service at the coffee station (located in the main entrance of the foyer).  You may drop off your Guest Information card which is attached to your bulletin and receive more information about our church at that time. 

Scheduled Events today at 4:30pm . . .

 AWANA (Fellowship Hall)

For children ages pre-K through grade 5. 

Question/Answer Session (Sanctuary)   

This Q/A session will be an opportunity for discussion concerning the upcoming Restoration Financial Campaign.                          

(Details are printed on the right side.)          

Discipleship University (Holy Grounds Cafe)

You may sign up today at the info table in the foyer.  The two DU courses offered are:  

            1.  The Insanity of Obedience, by missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken, is a 6-week video driven study.  All Christian disciples will face adversity and persecution as they carry the gospel across the ocean or across the street. How we respond reveals everything about our level of faith and obedience.  In this study Nik Ripken issues a bold challenge to global discipleship.

            2.  Worldviews:  Everyone has a worldview, whether they realize it or not.  In this class we will examine the fundamental parts of the Christian worldview.  We will then examine other worldviews including Islam, the “New Age”, naturalism, and scientism to see what they believe and how we as Christians can respond as salt and light.

Pastor’s Class (Holy Grounds Cafe)

This is the pastor’s orientation class for new members and those interested in church membership.  A light supper and childcare are provided at no cost. Sign your name and write “Pastor’s Class” on the Welcome Tab attached to the bulletin to register for this class.  You may leave this with the pastor at the coffee station/reception area after the worship service.


(An interdenominational, multi-racial, cultural event which brings together the body of Christ in all of its diversity.)

Sunday, June 11 - 6pm 

First Baptist Church of Warrington

The June Caregiver Support Group meeting will be on Thursday, June 29th at 9:00 in the Fellowship Hall. The speaker will be Dawn Shumaker Smith.  She is an Adult Protective Services Investigator Supervisor with the Department of Children and Families.  The title of the presentation will be “Honor Your Father and Your Mother.”  We will discuss the signs and symptoms of abuse, neglect, including self-neglect and exploitation we might see as we visit and minister to elderly and disabled persons in our neighborhoods.

MGBC Vacation Bible School 

June 19th - June 23rd - 9am till noon

 ages 5 - completed 5th grade

Teachers:  Please plan to attend one VBS Teacher Meeting.

- Sunday, June 4th, 6pm, Room 209   or

- Wednesday, June 7th, 6pm, Room 209

More important dates:

- Sunday, June 18th after morning worship -VBS Decoration/ VBS Teacher Lunch in Fellowship Hall

- Sunday. June 25th - VBS Family Day


Tuesday, June 6 @ 10am in Fellowship Hall

The very talented Melissa Westman in concert. 

Sounds good, doesn’t it?  After signing in at the Fellowship Hall, proceed to the sanctuary to enjoy Melissa’s stirring performance.  After the concert, we will all go to the fellowship hall to continue our program and feast on Sonny’s succulent bar-b-q with fixins’.  Just $7 each.

We have two Keenagers trips available this fall.  One is the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, 9/27 - 9/30.  The Gaithers will be there.  The other trip is to the ark in Kentucky, 10/3 - 10/7.  If you have any interest in either or both trips, call Jo or Don Whiddon right away at 850-384-3826.

Growing Together


                One of the ongoing challenges for our church in the days ahead is the challenge of maintaining our many facilities on this church campus.  Many of our buildings are old and require a great deal of maintenance and upkeep.  Recently, our Property and Grounds Committee along with our Finance Committee have identified some very urgent needs that require immediate attention (a badly needed new roof, and some serious leaks on other roofs, and mold damage).  These identified needs are very costly to repair.  In light of this information our Finance Committee and church officers are currently looking into the possibility of securing a loan or line of credit so these necessary repairs could be done soon.  This action, of course, will require church approval. 

                Therefore, our church leadership would like to invite you (members of our church) to a special question/answer session today at 4:30pm in the sanctuary.  Detailed information can be given at this time as well as addressing any questions you have concerning this project.  (Nursery, childcare, along with children and student activities will be provided at this time.)

NOTICE TO GREETERS:  There will be a Greeter’s meeting on Sunday, June 4 at 5pm in the Holy Grounds Cafe. All volunteers in the Greeter’s Ministry are asked to attend.


   9:15am              Sunday School & Bible Fellowship Groups

 10:30am                                                       Morning Worship

   4:30pm                                                                     AWANA  

   6:00pm                                                        Evening Worship


Sweet Hour of Prayer

Tuesday, 6:00am-7:00am (OWR)

Open Gym

Tuesday, 3:30pm-5:30pm (FLC)


6:00pm                                                   Prayer & Bible Study (FH)

6:00pm                                             Youth Bible Study (BCB)

7:00pm                                 Worship Choir Rehearsal (CR)


Deacon/Yokefellow Meeting

Saturday, June 3 @ 6:30pm (FH)


Tuesday, June 6 @ 10:00am (FH)

Mission Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:00pm (HGC)

Homebound Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 15 @ 11:00am (HGC)

Business Meeting

Wednesday, June 21 @ 6:00pm (FH)

Caregivers Support Group

Thursday, June 22 @ 9:00am (FH)