First Baptist Church of Columbia
Sunday, October 04, 2015
Worship With Us This Sunday 

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

from Revelation 5:1-5.


     9:00a  | Children & Student Bible Studies

     9:15a  | Adult Bible Studies

    10:30a | Morning Worship Service

    11:45a | FIRST College Lunch & Bible Study

      4:45p | Middle School & High School Choirs

      5:00p | AWANA

      5:15p | Discipleship Now

      5:30p | Student Small Groups


Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child
This is Kick-off Sunday for the 2015 Operation Christmas Child Season!
This Sunday morning shoe box recipient Rachel Chadalavada will share her story about a gift that would change her life - an Operation Christmas Child shoebox.  

As you leave church this Sunday, pick up 1 or 2 boxes from one of the ushers. Return your filled boxes by November 15 and share the Hope of Jesus Christ through a simple gift! 

Would you like to be more involved with our Operation Christmas Child efforts? Are you interested in helping to plan the Church-wide Packing Party? Please come to one of these brief OCC planning meetings: 
TONIGHT at 6:30p in Ellis E
Wednesday at 6:00 in Ellis E.
Special Announcement About
FBC Worship On WLTX
Sunday, October 4 Only
Due to the national CBS Network's contract with the NFL, WLTX will move the First Baptist live worship service broadcast to Channel 19-2 and 1255 on Time Warner Cable at 11:00a.    WLTX

WLTX will re-broadcast the First Baptist Church worship service at 12:30a (October 5) on Channel 19.  Please help spread the word to our homebound members who worship with us every Sunday by television.
Make A Difference --
FBC 1:27 "Choosing To Love" Luncheon
Sunday, October 4, 11:45a
Ellis Hall
Come and hear a powerful story of love, purpose and encouragement a Eileen Mestas shares how her family by faith stepped into the miracle of adoption.

We still have a few places left. Call the church office at 803.256.4251. Debit/credit cards accepted. Child care available by reservation.
Discipleship Now
Announces 2 New Classes
Discipleship Now
Sunday Evening Group Studies for Adults - 5:15p
Richard Humphries begins a 7-week study on "The 7 Churches Of Revelation" this Sunday.

Starting October 18, Total Financial Stewardship takes a look at "Estate Planning & Deferred Giving." Alan Fulmer, Jr. leads.
Middle School Corn Maze Challenge
Student Ministries
Friday, October 9
Come get lost in the Clinton-Sease Farms in Lexington! Can you make it out?

Come to the EFLC at 6:00 p.m.  We'll have pizza for supper and then head to Clinton-Sease Farms to get lost in the Corn Maze for the night.  We'll return to the EFLC by 9:30p. Space is limited so contact us right away to claim a spot. Cost: $14 (includes pizza).  

Signed permission forms essential! Download and print from our website
Online Giving
It's so convenient to stay current with your tithe.

Profit & Loss Luncheon Series
Each Wednesday thru October 21
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

Children & Students
Sign Up For Pageant!
It's time to sign up to be in the 2015 Pageant!
This year's Columbia Christmas Pageant is December 11-13. 

Students, sign up in the Student Center (EFLC), call 343.8545 or email.

Parents, sign up your child in the Children's Center, call 343.8561 or email

Rehearsals begin Wednesday, October 7.

Costumes ordered
Wednesday, October 14.
NEEDED: Candy for the October 25 
Fall Festival

We are now accepting individually-wrapped candy for the Fall Festival. Please bring your donations to the Children's Center Desk. 

Fall Festival is Sunday, October 25.
Good News Club at Meadowfield School

FBC will be sponsoring the Good News Bible Club at Meadowfield Elementary School again this year. It will run for 6 weeks beginning October 1st. 

If you are interested in helping or would like more information contact Carol Elliott or Eric Alfrey.
Columbia Faith & Values Forum
Thursday, October 8, 6:30p

Want to know where the men and women who are seeking to run the capital of South Carolina stand on Christian values? 

Attend the Columbia Faith and Values Forum Thursday, October 8, 6:30p at The Word of God Church & Ministries Banquet Facilities, 119 Diamond Lane, Columbia, SC 29210. 

Hosted by The Carolina Christian Leadership Alliance and The South Carolina Pastor's Alliance.
FIRST Kids Fun Friday
"Under The Big Top!"
Friday, October 9
Come one, come all! Join us "Under the Big Top" for a circus celebration.  

Wear your favorite animal t-shirt or costume.  Participate in games and have fun with your friends.  Join us in the Children' Center. Dinner and snacks are provided.

Register | Pay Online
The Gettys At First Baptist
Sunday, October 11, 6:00p 
Invite your family, friends and neighbors to a great evening of praise.
Song writers Keith and Kristyn Getty and their band will join the First Baptist Church Choir in concert.  This concert is free and no tickets are required.

For more information about the Gettys visit their website.
FIRST College News: All-College Fall Retreat
November 6 - 8
It's official! We will be going to North Carolina for Fall Retreat. 

Price:  Freshmen: $85 | Everyone else: $100

Register | Pay Online
"End Times" Sermon Series Sets  Available On CD & DVD
Preorder the 5-sermon set today by calling 803.343.8558.
Debit/credit cards accepted.

CD Set- $20 (add $3 for mailing)
DVD Set - $30 (add $5 for mailing)

First Baptist Church | 803.256.4251 | |
1306 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201