August 7 | Big Day in Sunday School!

This Sunday, Pastor Mark preaches on “First Corinthians: Unity and Diversity without Division” – 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

  • Worship Services at 9:00am & 10:30am
  • Sunday Evening Worship at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday Night Activities resumed Wednesday, August 6.

Promotion Day in Sunday School | Sunday, August 10 | 9:00 am and 10:30 am

This Sunday, our youngest generation will be moving up to new Sunday School classes, as they also begin new classes at school.  Several of our other classes are changing room locations.  As summer comes to a close, it’s an exciting time to be at First Baptist Jackson.  Let’s gather together, THIS SUNDAY, and see what God has in store for us.

Looking for a Group? Use our Online Small Group Finder 


Volunteer Opportunity:

Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights | August 16 | 5:00 pm

First Baptist Jackson is providing a photobooth and face painting in the Children’s Zone at the 10th annual Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights Street Festival.  This annual end-of-summer event is located in one of our closest neighborhoods, and we need volunteers to work shifts and help represent our church. | Learn More


Worship Ministry Fish Fry | Saturday, August 16 | 4:00 – 7:30 pm | TradeMart

The Music & Worship Ministry is hosting a Fish Fry for all current and potential members of our worship ministry.  From choirs to instruments to technical media, there are many opportunities use your gifts to bring glory to God in worship.  Join all ages for great food, fun entertainment and activities for the kids.  | Details


Little Feet’s Fall Children’s Consignment Sale for Missions | August 22-23

Volunteer, Consign, or Shop to benefit Missions | Details at LittleFeetConsignment.org


Upcoming Events


Run for the Son 5K Recap | Saturday, August 2

First Baptist Jackson hosted over 600 participants and presented Mission First with a donation of $5,000. Thank you, church, for your support!

Photos & Details at RunForTheSon.org


 

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” – 1 Corinthians 15:58

July 31 | God’s Goals and God’s Good for God’s Church

This Sunday, Pastor Mark preaches on “God’s Goals and God’s Good for God’s Church”.  Discover what two primary things a healthy church will accomplish.

  • Worship Services at 9:00am & 10:30am
  • Sunday Evening Worship at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday Night Activities resume this Wednesday, August 6.

Buried Treasures Dress-A-Child Recap

On Saturday, July 26, 225 children of Mississippi inmates, 76 caregivers & 160 volunteers shopped for school clothes at Dress-A-Child 2014. Donors gave $150 per child and Wal-Mart provided lunch on Sales-Tax-Free Saturday. Greatest of all, the Gospel was shared and 19 guests prayed to receive Christ!

View the photo album on Facebook 


Sunday School Leadership Training | Sunday, August 3 | 11:30 am

As we approach the August 10th start of the new Sunday School year, our dedicated small group leaders will gather to prepare for an exciting year of teaching and encouraging our church family. Sunday School is the life blood of our church, and we are grateful for their prayerful preparation each week.   How appropriate that our August Scripture Memory verse is:

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”  1 Corinthians 15:58

Encourage your teachers with your presence on Promotion Sunday, August 10, and throughout the year.


 

Upcoming Events

July 25 | Dress-A-Child and Run For The Son

Buried Treasures Dress-A-Child | Saturday, July 26 | 9:30am – 11:30am | Learn More

Dress-A-Child is part of the Buried Treasures prison ministry, reaching out to children of inmates.  Dress-A-Child has provided school clothes, shoes and accessories for hundreds of children each year since 1999.

You can help FinanciallyWe hope to provide $150 in clothing for each child.  This gift is not part of the church budget, so we are seeking individual donations.

Donate online or call 601.573.7350.

 

You can be a VolunteerCome be a part of these kids’ lives and let them know that there is Hope for them through our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

It is an easy, organized process for volunteers to shop with the children and their guardians.  Simply register to help online.

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Lace Up your Running Shoes to Run or Walk

Registration open for the 28th annual Run for the Son

Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 am

  • Options include: 5K Run, 5K Walk, 1 mile Fun Run and Tot Trot
  • Volunteers Needed
  • All proceeds benefit Mission First, providing free medical, dental, after-school care & more in West Jackson.

Full Details, including Registration information, at RunForTheSon.org

 

Little Feet’s Fall Children’s Consignment Sale for Missions

August 22-23 | Volunteer, Consign, or Shop to benefit Missions

For more information, visit LittleFeetConsignment.org


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Miss PattyCake Pajama Sunday Party | Learn More


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July 17 | Why is the World in Such a Mess?

Why is the World in such a mess? Find out what 4 things are not in their proper position, as Pastor Mark looks to Acts 15, this Sunday morning.

  • Worship Services at 9:00am & 10:30am
  • Sunday Evening Worship at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday Night Activities will not be held in July

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Saturday, July 26 | 9:30am – 11:30am | Learn More

Dress-A-Child is part of the Buried Treasures prison ministry, reaching out to children of inmates.  Dress-A-Child has provided school clothes, shoes and accessories for hundreds of children each year since 1999.

You can help Financially

We hope to provide $150 in clothing for each child.  This gift is not part of the church budget, so we are seeking individual donations.

Donate online or call 601.573.7350.

 

You can be a Volunteer

Come be a part of these kids’ lives and let them know that there is Hope for them through our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

It is an easy, organized process for volunteers to shop with the children and their guardians.  Simply register to help online.

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Lace Up your Running Shoes to Run or Walk

All proceeds benefit Mission First, providing free medical, dental, after-school care & more in West Jackson.

Full Details, including Registration information, at RunForTheSon.org

Hosted by the First Baptist Jackson Fitness & Recreation Ministry

Upcoming Events

 

While you are Traveling this Summer…

July 10 | Surviving the Storms

Join us this Sunday morning for Part 2 of “Surviving the Storms”.  Pastor Mark Smith preaches from John 16.

Sunday evening, the Tuminello family will be commissioned from our church to the Mission Field.  We will hear their story during this special service.

  • Worship Services at 9:00am & 10:30am
  • Sunday Evening Worship at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday Night Activities will not be held in July

An Evening with the Gaither Vocal Band

This Saturday, July 12.  Tickets are still available.

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Next Generation Leader Lunch with Hugh Freeze, Head Football Coach at Ole Miss | Friday, July 18

A lunch for Metro Jackson Young Professionals between the ages of 20-30.  Register now.

Run for the Son | Saturday, August 2

Register today for this great family event.  Our 28th Annual Run for the Son includes a 5K Run, 5K Walk, 1 mile Fun Run and Tot Trot.


Involvement Opportunities | Volunteers Needed

Buried Treasures Dress-A-Child | Saturday, July 26 | 9:30am – 11:30am

The Dress-A-Child event is one of the ways that Buried Treasures reaches out to children of inmates. Through the support of FBCJ, Dress-a-child has provided clothes for school and church in addition to shoes and clothing accessories for 100-200 children each year since 1999.

Come be a part of these kids’ lives and be a part of letting them know that there is Hope for them through our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

You can help in another way with your tax deductible donation to Buried Treasures. For more information about giving towards this event contact Buried Treasures Ministry at 601.573.7350.


Upcoming Events

While you are Traveling this Summer…


 

July 3 | Happy Independence Day

Join us this Sunday morning for “Surviving the Storms” as Pastor Mark Smith preaches from Matthew 14:22-32.

  • Worship Services at 9:00am & 10:30am
  • No Sunday afternoon activities or Evening Worship
  • Wednesday Night Activities will not be held in July

Lace Up your Running Shoes to Run or Walk 

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Registration is now open for the 28th annual Run for the Son

Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 am

  • Options include: 5K Run, 5K Walk, 1 mile Fun Run and Tot Trot
  • Volunteers Needed

All proceeds benefit Mission First, providing free medical, dental, after-school care and more in West Jackson.

Full Details, including Registration information, at RunForTheSon.org

Hosted by the First Baptist Jackson Fitness & Recreation Ministry


 “Let Freedom Ring” Recap

What a privilege to honor our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their widows this past Sunday night.  Images of this very special night are available below.

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View more “Let Freedom Ring” images in the FirstBaptistJackson.org Photo Gallery

Video of “Let Freedom Ring” is available at FirstBaptistJackson.org.


Involvement Opportunities | Volunteers Needed

Buried Treasures Dress-A-Child

Saturday, July 26 | 9:30am – 11:30am

The Dress-A-Child event is one of the ways that Buried Treasures reaches out to children of inmates. Through the support of FBCJ, Dress-a-child has provided clothes for school and church in addition to shoes and clothing accessories for 100-200 children each year since 1999.

Come be a part of these kids’ lives and be a part of letting them know that there is Hope for them through our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

You can help in another way with your tax deductible donation to Buried Treasures. For more information about giving towards this event contact Buried Treasures Ministry at 601.573.7350.


Upcoming Events

While you are Traveling this Summer…

Use the website to keep up with the church-wide Bible Reading Plan


Have you committed a random act of kindness?

Dr. Hal Warren, our Evangelism & Missions Pastor, has introduced us to a great way to share our love for our community.   With the “Random Acts of Kindness” card, you can bless someone anonymously, and leave a special calling card.

Email your creative ideas to hwarren@fbcj.org or text him at 601-405-0777 so we can share them in the future.   Cards are available at the Welcome Center and near the Sanctuary entrances.

June 26 | The Battle We Fight

Join us this Sunday morning for “The Battle We Fight” as Pastor Mark Smith preaches from 2 Corinthian 10:3-5

  • Worship Services at 9:00am & 10:30am
  • Sunday Evening at 6:00pm: “Let Freedom Ring”
  • Wednesday Night Activities will not be held in July

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“Let Freedom Ring” Concert & Block Party | Sunday Evening, June 29 at 6:00pm
Invite friends and neighbors to join us for a high-energy patriotic celebration of America and those who have sacrificed on her behalf.

Admission is free, including a post-concert Block Party on President St. and the Capitol Lawn with ice cream, kids activities, and music by the Capitol City Stage Band.

We will present medals of appreciation to veterans, active military, or widows/widowers of deceased veterans; medal participants should register your name and group size by emailing Annerin Long at along@fbcj.org.


Mark Trogdon to speak at Men’s Stories | Tuesday, July 8

Mark Trogdon is an outstanding communicator, leader and motivator. As a football player at Mississippi State University he learned the value of maximizing self-control and will power. As an adult he learned those discipline skills are made possible by the power of prayer.

Within a few years of his 50th birthday, he changed careers, lost 100 pounds and published a book. That book, 100 After 50; A Practical Guide to Weight Management also will be available.

TNT | Thursday Night Together | Thursday, July 10

John Maxwell presents FISH TALE | CLC Auditorium

The humble fisherman in work boots and blue jeans explains how, in spite of his impulsive mistakes, Jesus loved him enough to make him the bedrock of the Church.

Tickets: $8; must be purchased in advance and include catered meal from Penn’s Fish House.  Tickets available Sundays at the Welcome Center or the Education Office. Tickets are limited.

History of the Bible Workship | Friday & Saturday, July 18-19

What do Henry the 8th, the election of a pope and Alexander the Great all have in common with how we got our Bible? Join us to see how God used His hand to guard His Word for a workshop on the History of the Bible. Taught by one of our Sunday School teachers Nick Walters, this interactive class begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18 and continues at 9:00 a.m. Saturday July 19 in the Dining Room of the Christian Life Center. For more information or to register go to nickwalters.org or call Nick at 601.832.6425.


Involvement Opportunities

Buried Treasures Dress-A-Child | Saturday, July 26 | 9:30am – 11:30am

The Dress-A-Child event is one of the ways that Buried Treasures reaches out to children of inmates. Through the support of FBCJ, Dress-a-child has provided clothes for school and church in addition to shoes and clothing accessories for 100-200 children each year since 1999.

Come be a part of these kids’ lives and be a part of letting them know that there is Hope for them through our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

You can help in another way with your tax deductible donation to Buried Treasures. For more information about giving towards this event contact Buried Treasures Ministry at 601.573.7350.


Find Us Faithful

June Stewardship Campaign 

Hundreds of lives have been touched by First Baptist Jackson Ministries in the month of June and it is made possible through the faithful giving of our members.   In four weeks, $695,648 has been given toward our goal of $1,000,000 for the month. | Give online >>

Five Reasons for Giving

The giving verses in the Bible-Luke 6:38, Malachi 3:8-10, Proverbs 3:9,10, and others-are often spoken as commands, followed by a promise of rewards. Why does God both command us and also says, “If you obey, think about how I am going to bless you?” The apostle Paul lived on the brink of eternity. What he saw behind him was all temporal, and what he saw ahead of him was all eternity. All eternity was the true reality; what was behind him was not reality at all. Thus, I am going to give you five reasons you should give:

1. Give in order to obey God.
2. Give in order to experience the rewards that God promises.
3. Give in order to recognize God’s ownership and provision.
4. Give in order to gain an eternal perspective.
5. Give in order to love God.

Bob Gladney, Executive Pastor

A Testimony For Tithing

It was a humbling day when I came to the realization that I had absolutely nothing to do with the amount of wealth I had. Realizing that all earthly wealth comes from God changed my perspective on tithing. When someone gives me a gift, I write a thank you note. That’s how I view tithing – it’s like a thank you note to God for all that He has given me. Rather than give grudgingly, God has allowed me to give thankfully. Looking back over the years, I cannot think of a single example of missing that money. God has always provided for our needs, and I trust wholeheartedly that He will continue to honor the commitment that we’ve made to tithe.

Brad Antici, Personnel Chairman


Active Mission Trips – Prayer Support Needed

  • Mary Margaret – until August 4
  • Gee Wei – until August 11

Mission Trips Opportunities – Space Available

  • MOLDOVA | Medical – September | Team Leader: Greg Fiser
  • LAS VEGAS | Single Adults – September | Team Leader: Sheree Tynes
  • HAITI | Multipurpose – November 1-7 | Team Leader: Barbara Gladney

Learn more at http://firstbaptistjackson.org/global-missions/

Upcoming Events

While you are Traveling this Summer…


Have you committed a random act of kindness?

Dr. Hal Warren, our Evangelism & Missions Pastor, has introduced us to a great way to share our love for our community.   With the “Random Acts of Kindness” card, you can bless someone anonymously, and leave a special calling card.

Email your creative ideas to hwarren@fbcj.org or text him at 601-405-0777 so we can share them in the future.   Cards are available at the Welcome Center and near the Sanctuary entrances.