All members of FBC Hamilton are invited to have their photo taken and be included in a new church directory that will be available in print and online. Professional photos will be taken Nov. 5-9 and Nov. 27. You must schedule an appointment time online or find a sign-up sheet at the table in the connector near the Family Center after Traditional Worship and before Modern Worship each Sunday in October. Everyone gets one complimentary 8x10 and a directory. You will have the option to purchase bigger photo packages. Internet signups are at www.ucdir.com. Click "photography appointment" and use church code Oh2247 and the password is "photos".
First Baptist Church Hamilton has a lot planned for this month as we transition from the massive heat wave that hit our region at the end of September and beginning of October. The leaves are beginning to fall and the cooler air is moving in. What a great time of year!
At FBCH, we begin the month with "brinner" — breakfast for dinner — as a fellowship opportunity that begins at 5:45 p.m. today, Oct. 2. It's also "crazy hair" night for First Kids. Starting Sunday, Oct. 13, Thomas Ellison will lead a Financial Peace University class that is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. each Sunday for 9 weeks. Information on joining the class is available on our website here. You'll need to sign up.
Later in the month, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, we'll have our annual Harvest Party, which takes place at the same time as the meal this year. You are invited to make soup/chili and compete for a prize. We'll have plenty of places to set out your crockpots and bowls. We'll also have a dessert bake/cook-off. We're offering prizes for the best individual child and family costumes as well!
If you are part of a group within FBC or as an individual would like to host a table for the trick-or-treating during the Harvest Party, we could always use more! Talk to Katie Simpson and let her know your class or group will host one. You will be responsible for decorating it as well as purchasing the candy or fall-themed item you will hand out. Please plan on 250-300 kids.
To see this month's Sunday worship sermon titles and get more information on events happening at and through FBC, check out this month's Courier. It's available in print at church or a digital copy is on our website.
It's here! Beginning in early October, the children's ministry wing of the first floor of First Baptist Church Hamilton will be under renovations. We've spent some time moving things out of the rooms, and beginning next Sunday, they will be unusable. The other half of the first floor will still be in use during construction. The following classes will move: Three-year-olds, (Room 106), pre-school and kindergarten (Room 115), 1st and 2nd grades (Room 111), and 3rd-6th grade (Room 110). Parents and guardians will receive instruction on where to take their children. when they sign in at the security computers on the second floor. Questions? See Katie Simpson or Claire Metzger.
If you are interested in taking a group trip to Israel with Pastor Dan Clemens, the date has moved to March 2021. Allowing 18 months to plan will make it possible for more people to go, greater discounts are available, and better accommodations can be secured. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Dan. An information meeting will be schedule soon. Keep watching for details.
This fall, FBC will be having a Breakfast for Supper meal from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. on each FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month. This will be the only Wednesday meal we offer. Please make a reservation on the Connect Card next Sunday for Wednesday, Sept. 4.
All First Baptist Church Hamilton attendees are invited to a labor Day Picnic after the Modern Worship Service on Sunday. Sept. 1. This is an indoor picnic that will take place in the Family Center/gym. The church will provide hotdogs and hamburgers and drinks. You are asked to bring two or three items per family that may be shared with everyone to enjoy fellowship with each other.
First Baptist Church Hamilton members Jim and Shelee Ewen are leading a Discipleship Class that is open to anyone. It takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights at the church. It is designed to help edify and encourage believers in their intimate walk with Christ. Attendees talk about their personal experiences and read the Bible for understanding and connection.
Those who wish to join should go to Room 205, which is located in the hallway behind the family center stage.
First Baptist Church Hamilton has officially started its three-year journey in The Gospel Project. We are reading the entire Holy Bible together as one church. The youth are studying what the adults and young children are studying or hearing about. Our community groups are discussing it and we're talking about it in our homes, as families.
On Sunday, Aug. 18, we kicked off the journey with "God's Good World" and we read Genesis 1: 1-23.
Pastor Dan Clemens said the main point of the lesson multiple times. He said, "In the beginning, GOD." God is one God, and He is one in three persons.
In the beginning, God.
Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
In the beginning, God.
The church has a memory verse for this week:
"For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things were created through Him and for Him." ~ Colossians 1:15-16
For those who are interested in participating with a Gospel Project Bible, you may purchase one online. We suggest visiting smile.amazon.com and choosing First Baptist Church in Hamilton as the organization to support. The Gospel Project Bible also available at christianbooks.com.
Also during the sermon on Sunday, Pastor Dan encouraged people to download the 99 Essential Doctrines from GospelProject.com. It's a 45-page PDF file.
What are the 99 Essential Doctrines? They are the theological concepts of the Christian faith as they appear in Scripture. Here's a sample:
We hope you will join us every Sunday and Wednesday to continue through the Gospel Project as one church.
Beginning this Wednesday, Aug. 20, children (babies through 6th grade) are invited to join First Kids for an hour of fun every week! From 6:30-7:30 p.m., those who attend will learn the Bible and how to be of Christian service. They'll hear Bible stories, memorize verses, play games, do crafts and more. The kids will earn Bible bucks for certain activities that they can spend on items in the First Kids store!
We are asking that folks register their child to get a T-shirt (they earn bucks for wearing them). Questions? Email Katie Simpson at email@example.com.
Get ready, First Baptist Church Hamilton. As one church, one body of Christ and one family, we are beginning a giant journey. This Sunday, Aug. 18 kicks off a three-year plan called the Gospel Project.
The Gospel Project is published by LifeWay and provides chronological, Christ-centered Bible studies for the entire church family. All ages. It's already been used in FBC Hamilton's children's ministry for a couple of years. Now, it will be a church-wide effort.
The studies are age-appropriate and easy to teach. They align by Scripture to help the entire congregation grow in the gospel together. He suggests small groups and families look at the weekly scriptures together and discuss them. The same schedule will be followed across the whole church. This includes Sunday School and the Sunday worship services, Wednesday night activities — everything.
Read more about FBCH's Gospel Project plan here.