Installation Celebration - October 17
On Sunday, October 17 we will welcome Dr. Mark Penick as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Brandon! It will be an exciting Sunday morning as we commit our new pastor and ourselves to the Lord. Dr. Jim Henry will preach and encourage us as we begin a new era of ministry. Join us for Life Group Bible Study at 9:00 and worship at 10:30. It will be a great day, and I hope you will come and celebrate the beginning of the amazing future that God has for us!
Sunday, October 10 – Jeffrey Singletary, Florida Baptist Convention
Sunday, October 17 – Jim Henry, First Baptist Orlando
Sunday, October 24 – Mark Penick, First Baptist Brandon
Our next church conference is this Sunday, October 10 at 5:00 pm in the Dining Hall.
Truth, Trunks & Treats
Truth, Trunks & Treats will be on Sunday, October 31 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on our north parking lots, and your help is needed! Please bring individually wrapped candy to the church office, and volunteer your trunk for this great community event. We’re expecting 1200+ to join us for a fun two hours, and it’s a great way to introduce someone you know to First Baptist! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Why the Nativity?
Our new Bible Study on Wednesday nights is all about the Christmas story, and why God chose to send His Son into the world the way He did. I hope you’ll join me in the Chapel in the D Building at 6:00 pm each Wednesday as we study together.
Something to Think About
Mark Penick once said, “Glance at the past and stare at the future.” There is an amazing amount of wisdom in that one little sentence. It’s easy to let the past define the future. In many ways who we are today is defined by what we have experienced in the past. But what we experienced in the past, and what we are experiencing today, should not define who we will be in the future. Or more importantly, who God wants us to be in the future. Remember the Four Spiritual Laws gospel tract of the 1970s? The first law said, “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” That wonderful plan begins today and moves forward. Check out Jeremiah 29:11 and Philippians 1:6. Glance at the past and stare at the future. The best really is yet to come!