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Feb 20, 2019 - answered! Thanks to Larry for coming to pray with me before the test. I am so grateful to be part of a loving church. Sincerely, George Young.

The Messenger

First Baptist Church of Hudson

February 20, 2019 - Volume 47, Number 4

The Gathering THIS SATURDAY February 23 7 PM, Life Center This is a night of worship for everyone in the community! Gather together, invite your friends, family, and neighbors to freely worship God,and enjoy focusing and spending time with Him! Our guest speaker will be Cameron West.

Heck-Jones Week of Prayer

February is Focus on WMU month. Prayer guides and offering envelopes are available Save The Dates! at bulletin locations and Connect Toy Store Dinner Theater Central. Please give to NC WMU March 15, 16, 22, & 23 Missions through the HeckJones Offering. The Toy Store presents Miracle on the Mountain - a story of faith GA Day at and faithfulness! Camp Mundo Vista! Ticket sales will begin soon! March 9, 2019 Invite your friends and family to This spring missions day at this special event! All proceeds Mundo Vista will include games, go towards the Toy Store hands-on craft projects, and Ministry! they will have the opportunity to meet a missionary! Senior Adult Luncheon Please contact Tamara Eller so February 28th @11:00 AM in we can register all GAs together. the Life Center Dining Room. Contact Tamara at [email protected] Come and find out about all caldwellschools.com or Call/ text our trips for 2019. (Lunch will be at 828-612-7983. provided.)

North American Mission Study for Children Sunday, March 6 at 6 PM GA Room

This year's theme is: Big Changes Ahead. All children in grades 1-6 are invited to join us for games, Bible stories and missionary stories

ROAR Worship Team Coming Sunday, March 3

ROAR, the Statesville Christian School Worship Team, will lead both morning services with uplifting praise and inspiring testimonies! A Love Offering will be take up at the end of the service.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS Sunday, February 24 8:45 AM - Media Center Open 9 AM - Morning Worship, First Kids Worship 10 AM - Life Groups 11 AM - Morning Worship 6 PM - Discipleship U - Session 7 Monday February 25 5 - 10 PM - LCG & K Reserved, Men's Basketball 7 PM - Deacons Meeting Tuesday, February 26 5 - 10 PM - LCG & K Reserved, Men's Basketball 6 - 7:30 PM - Grandparents Again Wednesday, February 27 6 - 7:30 PM - Midweek @ HF - Session 8 Adult Bible Studies, C.A.R.E. Ministry Youth, First Kids Choir/RA’s, GA’s Nursery & Mission Friends Prayer Meeting 7:30 PM - Adult Choir Thursday, February 28 5 - 10 PM - LCG & K Reserved, Men's Basketball Friday, March 1 5 PM - LC Reserved Saturday, March 2 7AM - 2 PM - LC Gym & DR Reserved Sunday, March 3 8:45 AM - Media Center Open 9 AM - Morning Worship, First Kids Worship 10 AM - Life Groups/Sunday School 11 AM - Morning Worship 1 - 5PM - LCG & K Reserved, Men's Basketball 2:30 - 5 PM - LCDR Reserved 6 PM - North American Missions Emphasis Monday, March 4 5 - 10 PM - LCG & K Reserved 6 - 9 PM - LCDR Reserved Tuesday, March 5 5 - 10 PM - LCG & K Reserved 6 - 9 PM - LCDR Reserved Wednesday, March 6 Ash Wednesday 6:30 PM - Prayer Meeting ONLY 7:30 PM - Adult Choir Thursday, March 7 5 - 10 PM - LCG & K Reserved, Men's Basketball Calendar Continued------------------------>

Friday, March 8 LC Reserved, Deacon & Wives Workshop Saturday, March 9 10 AM - 2 PM - LCDR & K Reserved Thank You! Dear Church Family, words cannot express our gratitude for the love you have shown our mom, dad too.They loved the people at Hudson First.Thank you for your prayers, phone calls, cards, and flowers at her funeral.Thank you for the visits because she loved to have visitation & she was always asking "How is the church?".Thank you Nursery & Mission Friends for the goodies on special occasional.Thank you pastor Mack & Paul for your visit & comforting words.You are truly a special group of people and God will bless you all! The Family spray made by Jeannie Cannon was placed on mom's door at College Pines and was a blessing to many there.Thank you for the delicious meal we shared after the service. May God bless you all. The Marline Barnes Family Dear Church Family, thank you so much for the outpouring of your love to our family in the illness and death of our dear brother,Van Junior Wallace.You don't know what it meant to us as you sent cards, left messages, and especially as you lifted us up in your prayers during this time of sadness and loss.Thanks to Pastor Mack & Paul for calls, attending the funeral, and meeting us at the Life center after the funeral.We are so blessed to have such a giving and loving church family.Thank you for ministering to us in this special way. You touched our hearts with your kindness. God Bless You All! Scottie & Nick Shaver & the Wallace Family Dear Church Family, Sam and I would like to thank all of you for your calls, cards, visits, food, and beautiful peace lily, prayers, and words of sympathy during the passing of my Mother, Lucy Clark Crisp (also Benny Clark's sister).You are a wonderful church family! Sincerely, Linda & Sam Canipe Dear Church Family, thank you so much for all the calls, cards, and prayers during my recent heart cath. The test results were negative so the prayers were answered! Thanks to Larry for coming to pray with me before the test. I am so grateful to be part of a loving church. Sincerely, George Young

Thank You's Continued... Dear Hudson First, Thank you so much for your donation toward my medical expenses! Your generosity and prayers has touched us beyond words! Love, David & Teresa Young Shoebox News Two hundred twenty-eight shoeboxes have been packed for 2019. One hundred Hope Boxes are ready to make their way to Kentucky.We are working our hardest and praying that these boxes will lead the children who receive them to Christ.We send a big thank you to all of you that are helping us though donating needed items and money.We depend on your donations to keep us wrapping and packing! Pencils, pens, playdough, balls, calculators, hairbows, puzzles, soap, wash cloths, and socks are on our want list this week.Thanks for your help! May God Bless You All, Linda Rash Senior Adult Bible Study & Lunch Caldwell Baptist Association Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 11 AM The Christian Education Team of the Caldwell Baptist Association has planned something new for Senior Adults. A monthly Senior Adult Bible Study with the first meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at AJ's Steak House in Lenoir. Please meet up at the back of the restaurant upon arrival. Do not go through the serving line. Please register by March 8 by calling the Baptist Center at 758-4081 or email [email protected] caldwellbaptist.org.

Report for February 4 - 10, 2019 Sunday School Enrollment 515 Life Group Attendance 217 Worship Attendance 395 Designated Gifts Received on Feb. 10 Back Pack Ministry 40.00 Heck Jones 140.00 (Includes in honor of Mary Small) Shoeboxes 80.00 Total Designated 260.00 Report for February 11 - 17, 2019 Sunday School Enrollment 518 Sunday School Attendance 245 Worship Attendance 372 Designated Gifts Received on Feb. 17 Back Pack Food Ministry 50.00 Benevolence 350.00 Christmas Day Lunch 25.00 Community Outreach 25.00 Heck Jones 770.00 (Includes in memory of Marline Barnes and Lucy Crisp) Shoeboxes 1,615.00 (Includes in memory of Van Wallace) Toy Store Fund 1,200.00 Total Designated 4,175.00 General Fund Required Year-to-Date 318,620.00 %Received Year-to-Date 104% General Funds Receipts are currently 4% above our needs. Welcome New Members!

Welcome New Members!

Patrick & Mindy McDonnell 320 Spruce Street SW, Lenoir 28645 (828) 803-2993 Patrick & Mindy joined our church family on Feb. 17. Join us in welcoming them and their children to their new church home!

Van & Karen Brown 1855 Bellcroft Ln , Lenoir, NC 28645 (828) 361-4050 Van & Karen joined our church family on Feb. 17. Join us in welcoming them to their new church home!

March 3, 2019 Wendy Kurfees, Ty Watts, Josh & Lynsey Burgess, Sandy & Jeanne Winkler Wilnita Cloer, Linda Clark, Jeff & Tammy Bradshaw 9 AM: 11 AM:

Chris Alley Donna Miller February 27

February 28 Debbie Shell

February 29 Donna Summerlin

Beginning March 1 All Birthday's for the Month will be printed on the back side of our Monthly Calendar. (Also available on our website at hudsonfirst.org)

MESSENGER (USPS 049-810) is published weekly except for July 4 and December 25 by FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH,345 Main Street, Hudson, NC. Periodicals Postage Paid at Hudson, NC 28638-9998.

NURSERY WORKERS: February 24, 2019 9 AM: Courtney Wyke, Judy Hartley, Eleanor Kirby, Sandra Gates, Lynsey Burgess, Michael McLean 11 AM: Betty Barnhart, Wilnita Cloer, Wayne & Peggy Wilkie

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH HUDSON 345 Main Street, Hudson, NC 28638-2122 Address Service Requested

February 25 Janette Greene Cora Keen Madison Windmiller Bethany Almond

Senior Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Mack Jarvis, III Associate Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Luke Brakefield Minister of Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Paul Renfrow Student Ministry Director . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Josh Turner Children’s Ministry Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doug Main Ministry Assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morgan Cook Financial Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Bentley Organist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Riggs Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Renfrow Praise Team Leader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nichole Annas Telephone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828-728-4297 HudsonFirst.org Email: [email protected] Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/HudsonFirstBapt

February 24 Nash Barringer

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