Welcome to the First Baptist Church of Friendsville. We are pleased that you have chosen to worship with us, and we trust that you will be pleased by both the spirit of the service and the warmth of the people.
It is our desire to exalt Jesus Christ and to meet your needs through Bible-inspired preaching, Bible-based teaching, and Christ-centered fellowship. We invite you to consider becoming a member of First Baptist Church. The guidelines below explain how you can unite with our church.
We hope that you will be blessed by participating in worship with us.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF FBCF
Should God lead you here, we will be happy to welcome you into our church family. If you are interested in becoming a member here at FBCF or would like to learn more about the Church, we periodically offer a “Discover FBCF” class on Sundays from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.
For more information, or to register, call Tammie at the Church Office.
Missed Pastor Bill’s Sermon? Check it out here on Youtube!
TWO NEW WAYS TO GIVE OFFERINGS (or tithes) AND DESIGNATED GIFTS TO THE CHURCH
On February 16th, we will activate access to TITHE.LY—a church software application that allows members to give online. First, please note that the traditional way of giving by checks and/or cash will continue to be available. The two new ways will complement our traditional way of giving; yet will give each member an option to select the best way to give their tithes/gifts to our Church.
The two new ways to give are: (1) Online giving—using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, etc. and (2) mobile giving—using the Tithe.ly app on your mobile device.
If you decide to use one of these two new ways, you will see that giving to FBC-F using Tithe.ly will be super easy.
Here’s some basic information about giving through Tithe.ly.
#1 – Give Online
- Simply go to our church’s website. There will be a button that’s titled “GIVE”. Click on this green button and you will access the Tithe.ly platform.
- If you’re on a computer (or any device with an internet connection), you can easily give to FBC-F by heading to Tithe.ly/Give. Once there, search for your church, and fill in the giving form.
#2 – Give in App
Want to give to your church using the convenience of your smartphone? No problem! Download the Tithe.ly App from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android). Once you’ve downloaded the app, create an account or log in, locate your church and tap “Give Now” to complete your gift!
Should you have a question, please ask David Hipps or email your question to David at firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES TO REMEMBER
February 16 After Evening Service Deacon Meeting
February 15 – 22 Nicaragua Mission Trip
February 28 Youth Progressive Dinner
March 1 Evening Service Dinner Theater
March 7 Youth to Tennessee Baseball Game
March 15 After Evening Service Deacon Meeting
March 18 NO AWANA … NO Wednesday Service
April 8 6:45 pm Business Meeting
April 12 Easter
April 12 9:00 am Easter Breakfast
April 12 No Evening Service
PRESCHOOL WORKERS – FEBRUARY 23: Team 1.
GREETERS – FEBRUARY 23: Linda Morgan, Bill Coffey, Dexter & Margaret Daffron, Charlie & Lois White.
DEACON FOR FEBRUARY … Rodney McNabb (805-9180).
TITHE ENVELOPES … If you would like a record of your tithes, offerings, and contributions for the end of 2020, you must use tithe envelopes with assigned numbers (the envelopes in the pews will not work for this). If you would like tithe envelopes for 2020, please see David Hipps or Tammie McNabb.
BAPTIST CENTER NEEDS … The Baptist Center is in need of the following items: laundry detergent, toilet paper, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, liquid dish soap. If you would like to donate any of these items, please put them in the marked tub in the Welcome Center.
WEEKLY REPORT OF GIVING
In an effort to keep everyone informed, we are reporting the following financial information.
Receipts as of February 9, 2020
YTD Budget Requirements $ 73,085
YTD Actual Receipts $ 80,442
Original Debt $ 2,300,000
Debt as of January 1, 2019 $ 806,438
Debt as of January 1, 2020 $ 552,088
YTD Principal Payments $ 6,809
YTD Contributions $ 4,083
Debt as of January 31, 2020 $ 541,196