First Baptist Church of Columbia
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Worship With Us This Sunday 

This Sunday, Dr. Estep's sermon is entitled "BIG" 

from Genesis 24:1-9.


     9:00a  | Children & Student Bible Studies

     9:15a  | Adult Bible Studies

    10:30a | Morning Worship Service

    11:45a | FREE College Lunch & Bible Study

      4:45p | Middle & High School Choirs

      5:00p | AWANA

      5:15p | Life at 5:15

      5:30p | Student Small Groups


Get ready for BIG ... September 13
September 13 is going to be a BIG DAY in Sunday School!

Imagine if we all got on the same page one Sunday...everyone present and everyone reaching out.  Can you even begin to imagine what might happen?

We are asking every Sunday School class to make sure everyone in your class gets contacted before 
September 13.  

So plan now to be in Sunday School on September 13 and make sure others are with you for
  • a Big Breakfast in Sunday School areas
  • Big Fun
  • Big Giveaways
  • and Big Expectations as we meet for Bible Study and Prayer
It's going to be a day you don't want to miss!
New Sermon Series Begins September 13 - "The End Times"
Are we living in the END TIMES? What are the signs? Who is the Antichrist? Is he alive now? What is the rapture? Who will go through the tribulation? Where is the final battle of history, who does it involve and who wins? 

On September 13, Dr. Estep will begin a 5-week series that deals with five of the topics regarding the end times and the return of Jesus Christ. As these events are unfolding at a rapid pace this may be one of the most relevant series of messages you will ever hear!

 September 13 - "Signs of The Times" 
 September 20 - "The Antichrist" 
 September 27 - "The Rapture" 
 October 4 - "The Tribulation" 
 October 11 - "Armageddon" 

Join us as we look at what the Word of God says about these topics.

FIRST College Ministry Welcomes New Students
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Know a College Student?
Extend an invitation to experience FIRST College!
10:10a - Shuttle pickup in front of the Longstreet Theatre
10:30a - FBC Morning Worship
11:45a - FREE Lunch
12:15p - Bible Study

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Holy Land Trip
December 27, 2015 to January 7, 2016


Dr. Wendell Estep, and his son Rev. Erik Estep will be leading a tour of the Holy Land.  Join them as they travel to places like Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, and the Dead Sea.  


If you are interested in receiving more information, please email Nedra Smith / Subject: ISRAEL) or call her at 803.343.8540 and we will email you a brochure.

Deadline September 1. 

Online Giving
It's so convenient to stay current with your tithe even during summer vacation months.

Estep Family Life Center For Your Health
FBC Fitness Membership:
If you are a member of First Baptist Church, you can join the Estep Family Life Center (EFLC). 

For $30/individual/year or $40/family/year you can gain access to the basketball courts, weight room, cardio room, as well as the lockers and showers. To sign up for your membership download and complete the FBC Membership Form and bring check or cash to the 2nd floor activity desk of the EFLC.
Cost: $30/individual/year or $40/family/year

Hump Day Boot Camp
W at 12:15 beginning September 9
Weigh-in/assessments September 2

First Place Weight Loss Instruction & Bible Study
beginning September 14
August is "Stock The Pantry" Month
August is the month for FBC to stock the Columbia Metro Food Pantry for non-perishable foods. Place items in one of the brown boxes located around the church.

Remember: We are collecting through August 31.
REAL Men's Discipleship
REAL Men's Discipleship
Tuesday, September 1 at 6:00p
next meeting - off campus

This year's study will follow Bill Hybels' book "Simplicity."
P & L Luncheon Series Begins September 9
Wednesdays | 11:45a to 12:45p
Invite your coworkers to join you for lunch ... 
a delicious buffet lunch, fellowship and an inspiring message from Dr. Wendell Estep.

11:45a to 12:15p in Ellis Hall
Cost: $8

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Children's Ministry Fun Friday Is September 11
First Kids
Fall Season "Kick Off" is September 11
Join us September 11 at 6:00p as we "Kick-Off" a new season of fun with football games and activities. Wear your favorite team jersey or colors. Cost: $5 each if registered by September 6. After September 6 - $8 if space is available. Register at the Children's Center, call 803.343.8561 or online.