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I have been SO challenged by this story which I read this week, that I would like all readers of our web site to be encouraged as well. While there might be some theological differences between us, the heart of this man so inspires me as to how I should minister, should serve the living God. I hope this story – this TRUE story – inspires you, too! As originally shared by Pastor Winn Collier. Pastor J 9/15/13

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On September 28-30, 2012, First Baptist had the privilege to host a 3 day Biblical financial emphasis.  Our guide was Jose Zambrana, now with the newly formed “Debt Free in Christ” ministry.  With his wife, Evie, Jose took us to 3 areas of need in our community.  On Friday, he took about 2 dozen people representing over 4 churches through the “7 Biblical Steps toward Financial Freedom”, meeting the need to be debt free.  On Saturday, he led 7 of us from 3 different churches in a seminar on Biblical counseling, giving us the foundation to meet a big need in the communities we represent – “how to teach financial freedom in small group study.”  And on Sunday, in Sunday School he first answered in-depth and practical applications to 10 personal financial questions.  And during the morning service, he was an instrument of encouraging many of us to SURRENDER our pocketbooks and wallets to God and His glory.  It was a wonderful and challenging weekend!  Look for the Zambranas to make a return visit sometime in late spring 2013!

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2012 “Ferrellgas Day” HUGE Success!

As you can read the 2011 recap below (“archived”), last year’s Benefit at Ferrellgas netted about 30 filled tanks, with about a $200 profit all for the Food Cupboard.  We had that THIS year (2012) BEFORE the actual 10 am starting time!  By the time everything was counted four hours later, there were approximately 250 propane tanks filled, just under $200 toward the RAFFLES alone, and a grand total for the Food Cupboard of, brace yourself – are you seated? – $2,455 !!! Thank you to all who came out, and thank you, Ferrellgas, for your yearly support of our Food Cupboard.  See you 2013 – FIRST Saturday BEFORE the Memorial Day weekend.

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Julian and Bonnie George will be here on Sunday night, July 22 at 6 pm, bringing with them their COUNTRY GOSPEL talents all the way from Hendersonville, Tennessee!  The event marks the end of the “Earlville Days” weekend.  Lord willing – and weather permitting! – the concert will be held on the lawn outside the church.   There is NO CHARGE for the concert, but a free will offering will be taken.

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“Earlville Food Cupboard Benefit Day” is May 19th – the Saturday BEFORE Memorial Day weekend – from 10 am through 2 pm at Ferrellgas Company, west end of West Main Street here in Earlville.  Ferrellgas is donating ALL proceeds to the Earlville Food Cupboard, a ministry of our church.  You may bring as many 20# tanks as you want, at $7 per tank.  Larger tanks will cost a little more.  There will be raffles for prizes from area merchants.  For more info call the Pastor at 691-4321.

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