Dr. Myles Dowdy

It is our pleasure to welcome Myles Dowdy back to our pulpit for the next two Sundays, September 27 and October 4. Myles is the Missions and Ministries Lead Catalyst for the Florida Baptist Convention, but of course, served on our church staff in administration and counseling for more than twenty years. The title of Dr. Dowdy’s message is Walking on Water from Matthew 14. I hope you’ll plan to either come in person at 10:30 am this Sunday, or worship with us online at www.fbcbrandon.org.

Dr. Glen Owens

Glen has shared with me that he has been recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His doctor says that they have caught it very early and he is very optimistic about Glen’s treatment and recovery. Glen will undergo three to six months of chemotherapy, during which time he will need to stay away from crowds. Glen asked me to share with you that he is sorry this has occurred, and that he would love to be with us, as we need him in the future. I assured Glen that First Baptist Brandon will be praying for him, and for his wife Susan, and I know you will join me as we pray.

If you would like to share a card of encouragement with the Owens, and I hope that many of us will, please send it to the following address.

Pastor Glen Owens
c/o Neal Cordle
Fruit Cove Baptist Church
501 St Rd 13
St. Johns, FL 32259

2020-2021 Budget

The Finance Committee is ready to present this year’s proposed budget to our church family. It includes proposed budgets for the Church, the MAC and the Academy. We will have a question and answer session for this proposal in our October Church Conference on Sunday, October 4 at 5:00 pm. We will meet in the Sanctuary to allow for social distancing. The proposed budget will be emailed to our church family the last week of September. Printed copies will also be available in the church office on Thursday, October 1, and at the church conference. We will approve the Church Budget on Sunday, October 11 as part of our 10:30 worship service.

Pastor Search Committee

The Pastor Search Committee emailed a survey to our church family this week, as a way for you to share your thoughts and insights with the committee, as we all prayerfully seek God’s man to be our next senior pastor. More than 100 people responded in the first two days! I hope that you will take the time to prayerfully study the scriptures provided with the survey and use this tool to share your thoughts with the search committee. Please plan to respond by Sunday, October 4. Printed copies will be available in the sanctuary and in the church office. Remember, the best way to communicate with the committee is to send them an email. That address is pastorsearchcommittee@fbcbrandon.org.

Helicopter Candy Drop and Trunk or Treat

Individually wrapped candy is needed for our annual fall community event on Saturday, October 31. Please drop your candy donations in the bins at the Church Office, the MAC or the Sanctuary entrances. Thanks!

Please continue to pray that God will specifically lead us to His man to lead His church. And ask God prepare your heart for the awesome future He is planning for First Baptist Brandon. And thank you for being such an amazing church family!