Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Graduate Recognition Sunday

On Sunday we will be recognizing our graduating seniors.  Clay M. - son of Ellen and BeBe R. and  Travis C.  son of Kevin and Tammy C. are our 20113 graduates  We are proud of them and their accomplishments and wish them the best for the future.
Be encouraged to come and be a part of this special service and remember to keep our graduates in prayer for God to bless their futures and that they follow His will and plan all the days of their lives.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day


Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.  ~Daniel Webster

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Six Steps To Become the Church Member God Calls Us To Be

Have you read the latest issue of Home Life Magazine? There is a great article "I Am a Church Member". Going to share some bits through the week.

"God didn't give local churches to become country clubs where membership means having privileges and perks. He placed us in churches to serve, to care for others, to pray for leaders, to learn, to teach, to give..." May our hearts' desire cause us to be the church body that loves and grows in His love.
1. Kind of membership is not of the world, "Now you are the body of Christ and individual members of it." I Cor. 12:27. Members should be functioning members, ready to give, serve, minister, evangelize, study and seek to be a blessing to others.

2. Strive to be a source of unity in the church.
3. I will not let my church be about my preferences and desires, that's self-serving. I'm in this church to serve others and to serve Christ. My Savior went to the cross for me. I can deal with any inconvenience and matters that aren't my preference or style.

 4. I will pray for my pastor every day. My pastor cannot serve our church in his own power. May God work through Him to give him strength, energy, wisdom and may God's Word pour from him through sermons and actions.
5. Lead our family to be good members as well. Pray together for our church, worship together in church, serve together in the church. Ask God to help us fall deeper in love with the church.

6. Remember that membership is a gift. Through the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, we became a part of the body of Christ. Now, we are humbled and honored to serve and love others in our church. May we never take our church membership for granted but see it as a gift and an opportunity to serve others and to be a part of something so much greater than any one person or member.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Birthday Celebration

This Saturday there will be a 60th birthday celebration for Elizabeth O. given by her family.  All church family and friends are welcome to share in this special occasion.  From 2:00-4:00 PM in the church fellowship hall, please drop in and enjoy some cake and finger foods and let Elizabeth know how much she is loved. 
Every passing year brings in an experience and a hope for tomorrow. May you have them both. happy 60th birthday!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Camp Sonrise

Camp Sonrise (children's camp) will be June 24-27 for children who have finished grades 2-6.  Camp registration forms are now available and the deadline to turn them in will be June 9.  Please see Bro. Dave for more information.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Men's Meeting

There will be an association wide men's meeting Tuesday night May 14 at First Baptist Church in Live Oak.  A meal will be served at 6:30 PM and a program will follow featuring the new Director of Missions Dr. Don Walker.  Men, be encouraged to come out and enjoy some great fellowship together as we seek to be the men God has called us to be.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ladies Luncheon

Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 AM until Noon, our ladies will meet in the fellowship hall for a special luncheon.
There will be several of our own ladies sharing what God is doing in their lives and giving a word of encouragement to other ladies. 
A salad lunch will be served and all ladies are asked to bring a  salad type food dish to share.  All ladies are welcome!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day Offering

Each year on Mother's Day, we receive an offering to share with the Florida Baptist Children's Home. 
Here is a word from them: "The purpose at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is to help the neglected, abused and orphaned children of the world – to fulfill them physically, emotionally and spiritually. And with thousands of children in foster care just in the state of Florida, our mission is challenging. We need your help. Please join us in our goal to create a world where no child is left alone. By investing in children, you increase their chances for a brighter future. They too can share and spread love."
Please pray for this ministry and ask the Lord what He would have you to do to share in this offering on Sunday.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother's Day Breakfast

Sunday morning our Antioch men will prepare a special breakfast for our women in celebration of Mother's Day.  The breakfast will begin at 8:45 AM and all women and families are welcome.  This is a small way to express our love and appreciation to our moms! 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Prayer for the church

Filling of the Holy Spirit

Problem: No spiritual power/working under our own strength

Symptom: A dead church, no salvations, baptisms or bold witnessing

Scripture: Acts 4:31; Ex. 35:30-31; Eph. 5:18-21

Request: Pour fresh oil upon us. May the first of God fall upon Your people that we may be God’s instruments in the state! Make us clean vessels so You may pour the Holy Spirit into us so we may be useful.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

National Day of Prayer

The upcoming 62nd annual National Day of Prayer, May 2, 2013, will have profound significance for our country.  We have an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne.  To echo the words of Mary Washington, mother of our nation’s first president, we believe it is time to “Remember that God is our only sure trust.”
Our theme for 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men.  To further highlight our theme, we’ve chosen Matthew 12:21 as our Scripture for this year:  “In His name the nations will put their hope.
Our community  will have the opportunity to join the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 2 on the steps of Live Oak City Hall for a time of prayer beginning at 12:15 p.m. Prayers will be offered for the needs of our nation and community. Seating will not be provided. Lawn chairs are welcome.