Special Notice From Pastor Houston:
Good evening First Baptist Church and Friends,
I pray that you are doing well. I wanted to announce that we will indeed need "all hands on deck" as we minister to several families within the FBC Church Membership.
Due to last weekend's snow storm, the Memorial Service (no casket) for Sis. Maggie Elizabeth Clark Scott will be on Saturday, January 30, 2016 beginning promptly at 10 a.m.
The services for Sis. Mary Washington, who went home to be with the Lord yesterday (Sunday) will be on this wise:
The Visitation for Sis. Washington will be Friday, January 29, 2016 at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, downtown on Washington Street by the American Red Cross, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and that includes the Tribute Service by the Eastern Stars.
The Homegoing Service will be on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at First Baptist Church beginning at 1:00 p.m. It is the desire of the family that this service would be uplifting, joyous, and that we would celebrate the Christ that Mary loved so much. I'm asking us to be in our various Sunday uniforms (Ministers, Deacons, Choir, Ushers) as this is a "state funeral" for our congregation, as Sis. Washington served us as a Trustee, Golden Girl, Mission Leader, Choir Member, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Appropriate resolutions from the Church and ministries should be prepared and ready for Saturday.
We also want to continue in prayer for our members who are in bereavement as well:
- Sis. Bernice Crews of Chicago, Illinois, the mother of Sis. Kim Crews. Her mother's services were last week at the Christ Temple Baptist Church, Markham, IL.
- Sis. Gussie M. Stokes of Sacramento, California, the aunt of First Lady Jessica Houston. Her aunt's services will be tomorrow at Shiloh Baptist Church, Sacramento, CA.
- Bro. Lonnie Nix of Louisville, Kentucky, the brother of Sis. Debbie McCoy and Sis. Althea Mickens. Their brother's services will be Friday at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Gary, IN.
I ask you to pray for all of these families, our church family, and yes, I ask for your prayers as we minister to all of these families in the time of loss. The hymn writer was absolutely correct: "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."
I hope to see MANY of you tomorrow evening at 6:45 p.m. as we continue our study "I Am a Church Member."
Bless Your Spirit,
+Pastor Robert Earl Houston
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