Monday, October 31, 2016

Arrangements for Faye H.

The arrangements for Faye H. are as follows:

Viewing Monday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Daniels Funeral Home

Funeral Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Antioch.

Lunch will be served following the funeral.  Church family, be encouraged to bring a food dish to share.

Our dear Faye was a true treasure and blessing to our church for many years.  Her faithfulness, diligence in service and beautiful spirit are the things that will stay in our hearts.  Her church family continued to love her and pray for her during her illness and we are thankful that she is now whole, healed and happy in the presence of the Lord.

Thank you for your continued prayers for the family.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Haiti Relief

Here is a portion of an email from the Florida Baptist Convention regarding the crisis in Haiti.


The category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck with 150 miles per hour winds, causing major destruction to the Southern tip of the Caribbean nation.

At least 1,000 people have died, many already being buried in mass graves
100 percent of crops and livestock, which provides sustenance, have been destroyed in the affected area
Cholera, a killer disease contracted through contaminated water, is beginning to spread
1.4 million people in Haiti need humanitarian assistance
80% of homes are damaged in Southern Haiti
Nearly 16,000 people are staying in temporary shelters

Florida Baptists have partnered with Haiti for the past two decades through the Confraternite Missionaire Baptiste de Haiti (CMBH). Thousands of Florida Baptists have had boots on the ground to minister in word and deed.

Just six years after an earthquake brought this impoverished country to its knees, Hurricane Matthew slammed the island country, bringing misery upon misery.




Pray that people will come to know Jesus as they see His grace in the storm
Pray for pastors to have courage and compassion (Specific names are available)
Pray that Florida Baptists will feel God move in their hearts to respond 

Food, water, shelter

$85 will feed a family of 8 for several weeks with rice, noodles, beans, cooking oil
$12 will buy a 25 lb. bag of rice
$20 will purchase a simple water filter for fresh, clean drinking water
$300 will purchase a water filter for a community
$600 will help put a roof on a church or house
$20 will buy a large metal sheet to cover a house

Long-term response will send teams in future. Consider if God is calling you. 

online at

Send donations by mail:
            Florida Baptist Convention
            1230 Hendricks Ave.
            Jacksonville, FL 32207
            Mark: Haiti Relief 

What will be your response as Florida Baptists seek to share the Gospel in the midst of this humanitarian crisis?
What will you do to change a life in Haiti?
What will you do to give them HOPE and HELP?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Family Ministries Meal

This week our menu for Family Ministries Meal will be Rotisserre Chicken, Cornbread Dressing, Greens, Mixed Vegetables, Salad and Dessert.  Meal begins at 5:30 PM, ministries for the entire family begin at 6;30 PM.  

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Real Men's Event

5th Sunday Night Sing

There will be a 5th Sunday Night Sing on October 30.  Be encouraged to pray and ask the Lord how He would bless others through you!  We are looking for those to share a talent, testimony or Scripture.  

Following the sing there will be a special time of fellowship and refreshments.  Please plan to make a finger food or dessert to share!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pastor Appreciation Month

October is traditionally known as "Pastor Appreciation Month".  The nature of the service provided by pastors and their families is unique. God has entrusted to them one of the most precious of assignments — the spiritual well-being of His flock. At Antioch, we are blessed to have a pastor who brings us the Word of God each week and leads our church with diligence, faithfulness and love. 

As a church, we deeply appreciate Bro. Dave and Caroline and their service to the Lord.  As church families, be encouraged to share how their leadership has been a blessing to you and your family. 

Of course the greatest gift to give our pastor is prayer.

Here are some suggestions we can use to pray.

  • I pray that they would love Jesus with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and that their ministry would never steal from them their first love, Jesus Christ.
  • I pray that they would love and serve their wife and family with glad hearts and that their family would have love for the ministry instead of resenting it for “stealing” their husband and daddy away.
  • I pray for a passion; for conviction and dedication to their calling and to Jesus Christ.
  • I pray that they will walk in confidence while kneeling in humility as gentle shepherds who care for their sheep.
  • I pray for encouragement in their faith and ministry, and against those who attack, slander, harm, or speak evil against them.
  • I pray that their teaching and preaching will be accurate, true, bold, convicting, encouraging, anointed, and Christ-centered.
  • I pray that God will guard them from burnout and depression.
  • I pray that they will never fall prey to envy, jealousy, insecurity, or comparison.
  • I pray for their holiness and purity, and against lust, affairs, love of money, and pride.
  • I pray for rest spiritually and physically, and that they know that it is not their ministry they are leading, but God’s.
  • I pray that they will finish better than they started.
  • I pray that they will take time to have fun, do things they enjoy, spend time with their wives and play with the kids, and get away often to find peace and solitude.
  • I pray for God to raise up people around them to assist them, serve them, honor them, encourage them, pray for them, admonish them, and protect them.
  • I pray that ministry, teaching, preaching, and leading will never become a chore for them, but that it would always be a joy and blessing to serve the Lord and His people with kindness and gladness, and that they would enjoy every aspect of leading, whether easy or hard, for the glory of God.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Family Ministries Meal

The menu for Family Ministries Meal this week will be Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Salad and Dessert.

Meal begins at 5:30 PM, ministries for youth, children, ladies Bible Study and adult prayer meeting begin at 6:30 PM.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Secret Sister Ministry

At our Ladies Fellowship October 27, we will begin a 'secret sister' ministry.  Any lady interested in participating, will draw a name and adopt a 'secret sister' for a year.

You will have the opportunity to bless, encourage and enrich the sister you choose, secretly!  Information with special dates and interest will be shared to help with ideas for your sister. 

This will be a commitment to strengthen each other through daily prayer, cards, occasional gifts etc. 

We hope you will take part in being a blessing!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fall Festival

We are excited about our upcoming Fall Festival!  It will be October 29 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the 

There will be food, games, prizes, bounce houses, pony rides and a free hot dog and chili dinner.  Invite the children and families you may run into.  All are welcome! 

Church family, we will need lots of volunteers to help with games, set up, kitchen and will need donations of individual wrapped candy and cake walk plates of desserts!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Ladies Fellowship/Baby Shower

Our next ladies fellowship will be October 27 at 5:30 PM at Kathy B's home.  At this meeting, we will be hosting a baby shower for our Pregnancy Care Center.  Some of the needed items include:

Size 4 & 5 diapers
training pants
baby wash
baby wipes
baby lotion
baby bottles & brushes
24 mo. boy and girl clothes
newborn outfits
all size infant socks
crib sheets
large diaper bags
bouncer seats

This will be a wonderful time of fellowship and ministry outreach!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Walk 4 Life Winners

Team Antioch participated in the annual Walk 4 Life which benefits our local Pregnancy Care Center.  Community churches each set a dollar amount goal to try to reach.  The church that meets and exceeds the goal by the most amount gets to bring home the trophy for the year!

The generous church family of Antioch brought in over $700.00 which was much over the goal set for $400.00.  Thank you, Team Antioch for your support for LIFE!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Family Ministries Meal

The menu for Family Ministries Meal this week will be pizza, bbq sandwiches, chips, cole slaw and dessert.  

This week is business meeting, so there will be no ladies Bible study. Children and youth classes will be meeting and all adults are encouraged to be an active part in church business.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Small Group Bible Study

If you are looking to grow in God's Word and form deeper bonds with His people, small group Bible study is the way to go!

Study will begin Tuesday night at 6:30 PM and will be every other week.  Call the church office if you are interested!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Antioch Text Message

In an effort to communicate better, we are experimenting with a free text message system. Click the link below to register to receive text messages with announcements from our church.  If it calls for a keyword, it is abcliveoak.

Join Antioch Baptist Church text alerts on RainedOut

Homecoming This Sunday

Hope to see you Sunday!  The special day will begin at 9:45 AM with a time of special music from Amber Abbott.  Morning worship will begin at 11:00 AM with Bro. Jimmy McCullers bringing a message from God's Word.

Remember Dinner on the Grounds following the service.  Church family, please bring a food dish to share with our guests.   We are looking for a great day to celebrate God's faithfulness over the years!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Praying for One Another

There are no adequate words to bring salve to the tragedies and injustices that continue to take place in America.  It sometimes feels like every time you wake up in the morning, another tragedy—another reason to be saddened, anxious and confused—is pumping on the headlines.

Because we don’t often know what to say or do, our first inclination is to pray. We feel compelled to say or do something, and so we pray, and we post online that we care, and we are praying.  Through our prayers, God moves and ushers His gracious care into countless hearts and lives. God can do more than we can do, so we certainly want His help.

Andy Stanley has said, “Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.” You may not be able to do much, but you can do something. Shine the love of God to the people around you. Speak up for justice for the oppressed. Stand for peace for all sides. Show God’s graciousness and loving kindness to all you interact with. Be a voice of hope in a world mixed with pain."

The Bible says, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them” (James 4:17).

Pray and trust God to do what you cannot do. Because God is much greater than man, He can help in our pain like no one else can. God can do more in a moment than we can do in a lifetime.  God is always working, and redeeming what the enemy meant for evil.

Tragedies will always arise on this earth, but we will always arise to pray and to shine God’s love and truth.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Back to the Basics

A recent devotion shared a lesson for all Christians as we move into fall, let's get back to the basics..

"Remember, being comes before doing. Our authenticity trumps our activity.  It's great to be busy for the Lord, but our walk with the Lord is more important than our work for the Lord."

"As children of the King, we are to walk worthy of our calling."  H. Edwin Young

Monday, October 3, 2016

Family Ministries Meal

There will be no Family Ministries Meal this Wednesday due to Homecoming preparation.  Every year, our floors are stripped and waxed which is a week long process.  To ensure we do not interrupt this process, we will not have a meal this Wednesday.

All other Family Ministries classes will continue beginning at 6:30 PM.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Church Homecoming

Antioch's 165th Church Homecoming will be October 9. Every year, we look forward to a special day filled with gratitude, fellowship and worship.  We remember God's faithfulness through the years while His call to move forward in kingdom work compels us to love others and seek to share His love.

Special Homecoming guests will be Amber Abbot who will be ministering through music beginning at 9:45 AM.  Morning message will be shared by Bro. Jimmy McCullers. Morning service will begin at 11:00 AM.

Following the service will be dinner on the grounds.  A tradition we all look forward to as we rekindle friendships for the past and spend time sharing and bonding with newer church family.

Church family,be encouraged to bring a covered food dish to share with our guests.