Pastor Search Committee Named
Following the Pastor Search Committee election on Sunday, August 5, the Committee on Committees tallied the ballots and contacted those selected by the church membership. Those who were called to serve are Jim Bush, Robert Dillard, Martha Gerber, Griff Griffin, Brad Haralson, Sally Reid, and Jennifer Wright.
The Pastor Search Committee will meet soon to choose their Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary and begin their work as a committee.
Please keep this committee in your prayers as they go about the work of finding our next pastor.
Dr. Jerold McBride’s Sermons Posted Online
Hardin-Simmons University has acquired the complete sermon collection of Dr. Jerold McBride, FBC San Angelo Pastor Emeritus, and has posted them on their university website at http://library.hsutx.edu/mcbride
Dr. McBride gave the sermons to his alma mater to be used for sermon preparation by students at Logsdon Seminary, housed on the HSU campus. By posting the collection online, Hardin-Simmons has made the entire collection of sermons available to pastors, seminary students, and laity all over the world, free of charge.
During his sixty years as a pastor, Dr. McBride was meticulous in his sermon preparation. He was also meticulous in keeping records of when and where he preached each sermon, along with responses to each sermon, specifically the numbers of professions of faith and of people joining the church. He wrote this information on an envelope, into which he placed each sermon. He also kept a card file of all sermons, listing them by topic and by scripture. The Hardin-Simmons librarians called the collection “a librarian’s dream!”
The physical collection will ultimately be housed in the archives of the Texas Baptist Historical Collection.
Dr. McBride was pastor of First Baptist Church San Angelo from 1970 until his retirement in 2001. He was president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas 1993-1995, some of the most turbulent years in Baptist life. He was known for his deep and steadfast faith in times of uncertainty.
The sermons that sustained the members of First Baptist Church, San Angelo, for the 31 years of his pastorate here can now touch the lives of millions. The Word is out.
Beat the Heat This Summer!
Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 am – 2 pm
LAST DAY is Wednesday, August 15.
First Baptist Church invites moms, dads and caregivers to bring the kids to play on our indoor playground when it’s too hot to go outside. We will be open Mondays and Wednesday from 11 am – 2 pm. Bring your lunch and let your kids burn off some energy without having to fight the heat! Kids Play is free and open to the public – we just ask that you register with us through the link or when you arrive.
Registration is now open at SUMMER KIDS PLAY @ FBC. Church members, if you would like to volunteer to serve in this area, you may use the same link, but click the volunteer registration tab.
Contact Vince Smith, Minister to Families, at email@example.com or call the church office at 325.655.4101 for more information.
Are You in the “Next Level” of Your Life?
Crossovers is a class specifically for young adults who are in the “next level” of their lives. It may be college, work, military or somewhere in between. Troy and Donna Seals and Tom and Pam Granger work together to build a community of God-loving young adults. We want all young adults (18+) to feel welcome and included in our circle. We meet on Sunday mornings for Bible Study at 9:00 and on Sunday nights at 5 pm for food, fun, fellowship and relevant devotions. Come join us as we seek to serve God and others in our everyday lives! For more information, contact Vince Smith, Minister to Families, at 325.655.4101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New & Interested Members Monthly Gathering
Tom Dufresne leads this class designed to help new members and guests get to know FBC and how they can be equipped to do ministry. The class meets in the Hospitality Room on the first Sunday of each month and it’s open to people of all ages or life stages who have just joined the church, are looking for a church home, or are curious about their spiritual formation.
Childcare is available in both our nursery and various Sunday School departments.
(Check the current issue of The Equipper for possible changes in the meeting schedule due to holidays, etc)
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