First Baptist Church of Columbia
Thursday, October 23, 2014

This Week in Student Ministries...
1. Halftime
Tomorrow night continues our series on Worship with HS discussion led by Jamie Powell and MS discussion led by Scott Johnson and Andrew McCraw. Also...get excited...tomorrow night at Hoolio's will feature BRINNER!! Come at 6 for fellowship, bacon, and a time of studying what it means to live a life in worship of our Father.  
2. Sunday Morning
Sherri Lydon will be sharing from chapter 7 of Radical this Sunday morning. Make sure you read the chapter this week to prepare! It's not too late to buy a book; we still have plenty left for the discounted price of $5.

3. Small Groups
We will not meet for small groups this week because of Fall Festival. But, we need YOUR help! Students, parents, and leaders, alike, please sign up to help with this great outreach event! Students can sign up in the EFLC tomorrow night and Sunday morning, parents and leaders (and students) can sign up online at by clicking the "volunteer" option. Please email Lynnette ( if you have any questions! 
4. Costume Party
Please join us for our annual Costume Party on Wednesday, October 29! A $5 cover will include dinner; Halloween themed games; a costume contest with prizes for best group, best individual, best look alike, and best homemade costumes; and CANDY! Doors will open at 6, and please refrain from wearing scary or inappropriate costumes. Bring a friend! Or 8!  
5. THE Night
Students, parents, and leaders, THE Night (Nov. 5) is quickly approaching! Students, be praying over the friends you would like to invite. Parents, pray with your students and encourage them in their efforts to reach unchurched friends. Leaders, let us know if you can be there to help us out!
6. Middle School Choir

The Middle School Choir will sing on the main stage at the Fall Festival at 5:20 p.m. Singers should gather near the stage in the Washington Street parking lot at 5:05pm to be ready to sing following the Costume Contest. 

Middle Schoolers should wear their costumes or dress casually.

Festival Choir Schedule

4:15 pm--Preschool Choir

4:30 pm- Children's Choir

4:45 pm- High School Choir

5:05 pm- Costume Contest

5:20 pm - Middle School Choir

8. Christmas Pageant
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas Pageant sign ups are happening now, and rehearsal is every Wednesday night right after Halftime (8pm-8:40pm) upstairs in the gym. Some nights Mrs. Debbie finishes a little early, so please make sure that your ride is here by 8:40 at the latest! Don't forget to let Brittany or Mrs. Debbie know what size PJs you will need for your Christmas Pageant costume.
Parents, we have 2 big Student Ministries events coming up, and we need your help! Firstly, if you are available to make a single serve, finger food dessert (cookies, brownies, cupcakes as opposed to whole cakes) for either the costume party or THE Night, please let Brittany or Jennifer know as soon as possible! 
Also, we would love to have plenty of adult presence on October 29 and/or November 5 in expectation of so much activity. If you are available from any time between 5:45-6:45 to serve food and help out, that would be great! Please let Brittany or Jennifer know. 
**Don't Forget**
-SLU 301 participants: if you're planning to go to on 301, please make sure you get your $350 deposit in ASAP! 
-Campus Missionaries: if you have not purchased a StrenghtsFinder book yet, PLEASE do so! Make sure you have taken your test by our next meeting.
Student Ministries Staff