FBC Jonesboro
Thursday, October 23, 2014

News & Events

ROC Basketball Registration & ROC Volleyball Registration
On-line Registration Now Open
Registration for the 2015 season is open through November 7. Volleyball is open for registration through November 21.
For details and registration, click here.

RA/GA Trip to Global Village
Saturday, October 25
A field trip to Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village and Discovery Center will be held on Saturday, October 25. The bus will leave from church at 8 am and return at 4 pm. Cost is $4 per person. Tickets are on sale in RAs and GAs rooms on Wednesday nights and by calling the church office at 770.478.6710.
Each person who will attend needs to bring a sack lunch. The group will be eating at the Global Village Pavilion. Space is limited. For questions and information, see the RA and GA leaders or talk to Pastor Jason. Parents are welcome to come, but seats on the bus will be limited to children.

Ladies' Christmas Luncheon
Saturday, November 15
The Annual Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon will be held on Saturday, November 15, in the Fellowship Hall. Doors open at 10 am; Luncheon begins at 11:45 am. Shop with vendors until 11:30 am. Door prizes will be given away. Beginning October 12, tickets and will be available on Sundays, during the week at the church office or on-line. Cost for ticket is $15. To purchase your ticket on-line, click here. Childcare is available by reservation only. Call 770.478.6710. If you would like to host a table or be a vendor, contact Pamela Kirkland at 770.478.6873 or pkirkland@fbcjonesboro.com. Guest Speaker will be Connie Cavanaugh Taillon from Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.

Saturday, November 15
A Gift-a-Thon will be held Saturday, November 15, from 1:30 to 7 pm at the Cafe. This is an opportunity to make gift boxes for the needy and care packages for the homeless. We will also knit hats and scarves (bring your knitting supplies). Come and stay as long as you can. Enjoy Christmas music, treats and movies. Dinner is provided. For more information, contact Mike Blackaby at mikeblackaby@fbcjonesboro.

Quest for Respect
Wednesday, November 19
On Wednesday, November 19, Camfel will return to The ROC with 90 feet of screen, three projectors, awesome music as well as movie and sports clips to present “Quest for Respect.” This production examines the need to be accepted, loved and respected. Unfortunately, the self worth of many is based on the number of likes on Facebook or how many positive comments are received after posting the latest “selfie.” Somehow it is perceived that the more exposed people are, the more admired they are. But, in reality they are just more exposed. Quest for Respect will also examine the willingness of many to compromise values in an attempt to find a place to fit in. It will also explore the rationale for getting involved in the wrong things and aligning with bullies in order to find acceptance. In addition, this production will demonstrate that true respect is a by-product of how lives are lived each day, and will teach how to react in crisis and how to treat others.

Music & Madness with Mark Lowry, The Martins & Jason Crabb
Friday, November 21, 7 pm

The Music & Madness Tour is coming to First Baptist Jonesboro. This is a ticketed event. Tickets on sale beginning Sunday, October 19 and may be purchased at church on Sundays and in the church office during the week. Cost: $24. You will be blessed by Mark Lowry, The Martins and Jason Crabb. Mark is a singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter, whose lyric to "Mary Did You Know?" resulted in one of the loved modern Christmas songs of this century.

College & Young Adult Winter Retreat
Friday-Saturday, December 19-20

The 5th Annual Winter Retreat will be held at Camp Carter on December 19-20. It begins Friday at 6 pm and ends at 3 pm on Saturday. Speaker will be Wes Patterson from Phoenix Community Church, Atlanta. Music will be provided by Brad Cleveland from Brentwood Baptist Church, Nashville. Cost is $25. See Mike Blackaby or Cress Welch for payment. On-line registration/payment coming soon. Space is limited!

Snowball 2014 

December 29 - January 1

The National Snowball Conference will be held at The Woodlands in Cleveland, Georgia from December 29 to January 1. This year’s theme is “Application” based on James 1:22 and II Timothy 2:15. Cost is $109 which includes transportation, three nights of lodging, eight meals and a shirt. Multi-student prices are available. Additional items are available for purchase. The climbing tower, low ropes and zip line are $25 each, paintball is $20 and a hoodie is $16. Contact Cress Welch in the student office at cwelch@fbcjonesboro.com or 770.471.1573. Click here for registration and payments.

Marriage Matters Cruise
January 10-17, 2015

Invest in your marriage with a relaxing and fun get-away cruise. This 7-day cruise (January 10-17) on the Holland America Westerdam will sail from Ft. Lauderdale and visit Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Cost for stateroom including gratuities, port charges and taxes begin at inside: $775.87pp, ocean view: $895.87pp, balcony: $1075.87pp. Call Becky Kincaid at 770.957.5954.

Fall Discipleship Classes

Registration Now Available On-Line - Click Here

11 new classes are offered for the Fall Semester. Most start in September and are held throughout the week. For a complete list  and description of classes and on-line registration for the Fall Semester classes, click here.

The Light - September-October 2014

Click here to download printer-friendly pdf

This issue is all about missions. Read Pastor Mel's article, "I Believe." Learn how First Baptist Jonesboro "Impacts the Nations." Get information about Back to Church Sunday, Jonesboro Praise, women's ministry, Marriage Matters, student activities, opportunities at The ROC and much more! Click here to download past issues.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 

Extension Now in Jonesboro

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has now launched a fully accredited extension center at First Baptist Jonesboro. Programs include Certificate Level, Bachelor Degree, Master Degree and Doctorate of Ministry (in the near future). To find out more, click here.

Get the FBJ Church App
for Android, i-Phone, Windows
First Baptist Jonesboro has launched a church app for your smart phone (Android, i-Phone, Windows). You will be able to listen to sermons, connect to FBJ’s social media (Facebook, Twitter and website) and follow a Bible reading/listening plan. Go to http://get.theapp.co/e596.