Our First Baptist Family enjoyed a great day of worship last Sunday. The music by our choir, orchestra, worship team, and soloists punctuated our praise and thanksgiving. The testimonies by Dr. Pleitz and Barry Royal highlighted our treasured memories and dynamic potential. And the moments of commitment and communion affirmed the overarching spirit of harmony and generosity in our church.
ROC Progress Report: When added to existing funds, our first wave of ROC commitment cards indicate that we are almost 80% of the way toward our goal of $2.4 million for the ROC and we received over $150,000 in initial gifts.. Thank you for your enthusiastic commitment to the ROC.
In the weeks ahead, we hope to reach the 100% mark in ROC commitments. Other commitment cards will continue to arrive for the next few weeks. At our house, it was not easy to gauge the appropriate amount to pledge toward this project compared to other projects. So during the next few days, Amanda and I will revisit our pledge, and make a slight upward adjustment as we make progress toward to ROC goal. I am confident that during the coming weeks we will work together prayerfully and sacrificially to meet and surpass our goal.
During October, our worship services will focus on the five purposes of the church: Worship, Fellowship, Discipleship, Evangelism, and Ministry. This Sunday we will think about “Coming Back to the Heart of Worship.”
On Sunday evenings in October, we will be sharing the Discovery Experience at six o’clock in the chapel. This experience will designed much like our Discovery Class for new friends and new members, and will serve as a great way for participants in our church to review our history, highlight our ministries, and gaze into the future.
Good things are happening at the church On the Hill, On the Bay.