Knowing that some have already started collecting items for Operation Christmas Child, we wanted to share this update we received from the Concho Valley Coordinator, Ferd Koehn.

Beginning in 2017, candy of any kind and toothpaste will not be allowed in the shoeboxes. This is due to customs regulations in many countries.Each year it has been more difficult for Operation Christmas Child to get the boxes that contain candy and/or toothpaste through customs.

If you need further clarification regarding new OCC regulations, please call the church office for Ferd’s contact information.


The annual FBC Thanksgiving Banquet is Sunday, November 20 at 5 pm in McBride Fellowship Hall. We will be blessed by the music of Duncan Holmes. If the name seems familiar, you may remember that we were supposed to have him with us a few years ago, but our Thanksgiving Banquet was iced out.

Duncan Holmes
Listen to his music with your ears…
…hear his message with your heart.
Blind from birth, Duncan was involved with music throughout his education. He participated in school organizations, founded a jazz combo, received a number of outstanding achievement awards in piano and took part in music festivals with other blind students throughout the East Coast. Duncan received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music Education from North Texas State. He has toured on his own for many years, sharing his music and Christian testimony in churches and other gatherings. He also speaks to area schools about his blindness or about his travels with his dog, Lucky.

You can learn more about Duncan and hear some of his music at


This week’s 8:00am worship service broadcast on KIDY will not be seen due to the FOX NFL broadcast from London. The 10:00am broadcast on My San Angelo will air as scheduled. Please pass the word to those who may be impacted by this change.

As always, you can watch worship services archives 24/7 at the following web address:


Our #Simplify4Him emphasis is right around the corner…join us for 4 days of intentional worship and learning about how to declutter our lives for good with messages from Dr. Bobby Dagnel, pastor of First Baptist Church, Lubbock.

Sunday, October 16
11:00 a.m. ~ A Visional Faith and a Missional Church
6:00 p.m. ~ The Invited and Inviting Church

Monday, October 17
6:00 p.m. – Tree Planting with a Purpose

Tuesday, October 18
6:00 p.m. – The Enemies Within

Wednesday, October 19
5:00 p.m. ~ Supper served in Fellowship Hall (No other Wednesday night activities (Kingdom Kids/Youth/Women’s Bible Study, etc) will be held.)
6:00 p.m. ~ Good Prayers

There’s one more opportunity to participate in a home prayer meeting for the #Simplify4Him emphasis tonight, October 13, hosted by Robert and Ferrell Dillard. Please contact the church office or the Dillards for information regarding time and location.

As we kick-off our #Simplify4Him emphasis this Sunday, we will worship together in one service at 11:00 am. Come at 9:30 to fellowship in The Hub before heading to your Bible Study classes at 9:45 am.

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We would like to hear stories from breast cancer survivors in a special testimony time on Monday, October 17 at the Simplify4Him worship service at 6pm. If you are a breast cancer survivor and would be willing to share your testimony, please contact the church office. We hope to have a special roundtable discussion between survivors and the pastor about finding God’s blessings in the midst of your circumstances. We also hope that this would be a good point of outreach to our community.



Freedom Fellowship and the Potter’s Hand Christian School has planned a benefit BBQ dinner (sausage, chicken and all the fixin’s) and auction for Debbie and Homer Griffin on Saturday, October 15 from 4-7 pm at Freedom Fellowship, 342 S Chadbourne for $8 plate. 

All proceeds will go directly to Debbie’s medical expenses which have incurred over the past two years. Throughout her illness, she has had an unwavering faith, so please come and show your love and support.

For more information, call or text Lisa Theroux at (325) 262-1780 or check the Debbie Griffin Benefit Facebook page.

FBC is helping by providing cookies for the meal. If you volunteered to help with this, please take your cookies to Freedom Fellowship around 3 pm on Saturday. 


FBC serves the community by helping out at Meals for the Elderly each October. Drivers are needed for various routes next month. If you can help with this, please contact Janet Eaton at 949-0217 or 656-1264.


First Baptist Church is pleased to introduce our Minister to Families, Vince Smith. As the Minister to Families, Vince will work with the Pastor and other church members in planning, coordinating, and evaluating a comprehensive educational and ministry program for children, youth, and university students and their families. If you would like to know more about Vince and his family, check out this brochure: Introducing Vince Smith

We will host a Gift Card Shower and Ice Cream Social to welcome Vince, Mary Helen and K.P. on Sunday, September 25 at 6 pm in Fellowship Hall. As the Smith family makes San Angelo their home, please join us in showering them with gift cards from local businesses and restaurants. Suggestions to consider are your favorite restaurant; grocery, home improvement, home décor or discount centers; or VISA gift cards.

Bring your favorite ice cream to share as we welcome the Smiths to San Angelo!


Mid-Week Activities – Pastor James will continue his study of Proverbs this week at 6 pm and the Youth will gather as well. Join us in Fellowship Hall for a dinner of chicken, sausage & peppers; bbq sandwiches; buttered rice; fried okra; yellow squash; salad bar and dessert; the serving line opens at 5 pm and the cost is only $5/adults and $3/children 12 and under.

Baptism this Sunday! – Join us as we celebrate believer’s baptism in the early service on Sunday morning, July 31!

Wednesday night guest teachers – Pastor James will be leading worship and Bible study with the youth on Wednesday nights for the month of August. We are pleased to have some great teachers filling in for him in our Adult Bible Study time in the Fellowship Hall. You can expect to hear from Jim Bush, Larry Howard, Taylor Norman, and Greer Willis! Hope to see you there.

Nursery workers needed – If you are interested in helping with our nursery on Sunday mornings, please contact the church office.

Join us on the youth floor – You are invited to join us every Sunday morning and Wednesday night on the youth floor. Stop by, get to know our students, and use your spiritual gifts in ministry!

Family Minister search – Continue to pray for our Family Minister search. Candidates are being interviewed, and the process is moving forward. Be listening and watching for more updates in the next few weeks.

Ice Cream with the Pastor – The next opportunity for Ice Cream with the Pastor will be on August 7 at 5pm in the Fellowship Hall! If you missed the first one, or if you want to hear the vision again, come and be a part.

Together in September – As we move into a new school year, let’s be refreshed with worshipping and fellowshipping together! It’s a time for building unity in our congregation. So, we will plan to combine into one worship service at 11am for each Sunday in September and call it Together in September.  Each service will be very much like our quarterly gatherings and will have a specific theme. We will also plan to observe the Lord’s Supper together during the month as well as kick off our special evangelistic emphasis called Simplify 4 Him. Make sure to talk this up to your friends and neighbors.




The Mission Sewing Group is offering to teach a sewing class this summer for girls having completed grades 5-12.

The class project will be to make quilts to donate to Rust Street Ministries…this is  what the Mission Sewing Group has been working on for about a year and they would like to include any interested middle school and high school girls in this ministry.

Class members will learn to cut fabric, stitch on sewing machines, and tie quilts. They will also have the opportunity to take completed quilts to Rust Street Ministries and see how their contribution can help others.

Classes will be from 1:00 to 4:00 on Tuesday afternoons, June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2, in the First Place building at 14 E. Harris.

Girls who are interested need to sign up by May 24 so the Sewing Group can know how many to expect and how much fabric and other supplies and equipment will be needed. You can print the sign-up sheet here: Threads of Blessing signup.

For more information, contact Diane Peacock at or 655-4101.



If you have any brightly colored fabric which you would like to donate for this class, it may be brought to the church office.




First Baptist Church offers two Sunday morning worship opportunities for responding to God, forming faith in Jesus Christ and building the faith family through the Holy Spirit.

8:30 am – Early Worship
Focusing on God through biblical preaching and
a blend of classic church music and new worship songs

11:00 am – Late Worship
Exalting God and holding up the Scripture in a
more casual and refreshingly authentic environment.

Bible Study for all ages begins at 9:45 am.

Members and guests are encouraged to gather
for fellowship from 9:30 – 9:45 am in the atrium.

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