December 22, 2015

First Baptist Church of Covington

"Glorifying God by Making Disciples of Jesus Christ"

Wednesday Night Activities This Week

  • 6:00 p.m. - NO Services This Week
  • 6:00 p.m. - NO Gospel Project this Week
  • 5:45 p.m. - NO LIFT this Week
  • 6:30 p.m. - NO Ladies & Men's Ensemble Practice
  • 7:15 p.m. - NO Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal


The church office will be closed Wednesday, December 23rd - December 25th for Christmas holidays. We will be closed for the New Year's holiday Thursday and Friday, December 31st and January 1st.
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New Website

We are excited to launch the new First Baptist Covington website. Please take some time to browse all the different pages and links. Most importantly, share it with friends and family and link it on your social media networks. Click this link and check it out!

Church Directory - Still time to capture the generations in pictures!

This Sunday - Tuesday, times available. Sign up for a time and day at Directory pictures will be taken in December and February. If you would like to have a “Generational Picture” taken of you, your children, your grandchildren and possibly your great grandchildren, we have three dates available in December – Sunday, 12/27 from 12:30-5:30 p.m., Monday, 12/28, from 2:00-9:00 p.m. and Tuesday 12/29 from 2:00 -9:00 p.m. These appointments will be on a first come, first served basis. The photographer will take your “Church Directory” picture first, then he will take whatever pictures of your family separate from the “Church Directory” pose. Information on the pictures is attached. Please click on the following link to schedule your appointment:

If you do not wish to have a “Generational Picture” taken, appointments will be available for the first and second weeks in February. We will open registration for those appointments during the month of January.

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New Sermon Series Begins In January

Have you ever wondered what all Jesus meant on the road to Emmaus when he said "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27). Beginning in January, we will take a journey through the amazing stories of the Old Testament, and we will discover how every narrative is a gospel story that whispers the name of Jesus. It has often been called the scarlet thread of redemption…but we will call it the "Crimson Cord”.

Technology Conference

Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 10th. We are hosting a one-day conference for parents and teenagers called, "Devices: Living and Parenting in a World of Technology." It will be an incredible evening that will equip your family to approach all the technology in your life with biblical wisdom. We're bringing in Adam McLane, author of "The Parents Guide to Social Media," as well as several other experts in various areas. The conference will be FREE, and you definitely don't want to miss it! Register online at or visit the event page on Facebook.

Discover FBC Class

Sunday, January 17th - Join the staff of FBC and discover more about our church and where you can join in the ministry. The class will be held from 9:00 a.m. - Noon in the Conference Room on the first floor of the Fellowship Hall Building. Contact Pastor Ralph Meaker if you would like to attend this session of Discover FBC. 770-786-9031 or

Middle School Mystery Retreat

February 19-21- Register online at $50 deposit due at time of registration, $110 total cost. Parents, contact Pastor Matt if you have any questions.

First Impressions/Ushers Meeting

Sunday, January 24th - Pastor Ralph Meaker will hold a First Impressions/Ushers meeting for all volunteers. If you are not currently involved in our First Impressions ministry and would like more information, please join us for the meeting. This meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall,

Book Sale

Used Books for Sale - Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9th. These books were previously in the church library and will be located on the first floor of the Education Building in rooms 104. You may purchase books any time the church is open, including during the daytime hours, and on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Get Connected!

If you are receiving this weekly email, you can have access! You can have access to the church database on your home computer. If you have a smart phone, you can have it all at your fingertips on your smartphone including the church calendar through the ACS ChurchLife app. Contact Lilly in the church office and she will walk you through getting connected.

Office Hours

Christmas Office Hours: The office will be closed Wednesday, December 23rd - Friday, December 25th and reopen on Monday, December 28th at 8:00 a.m.

We will also be closed Thursday, December 31st - January 1st.

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(We close from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. for lunch)

Friday 8:00 a.m. - Noon

STAFF MEETING: The office will be closed from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays for Staff Meeting.