information from Joel

As the school year begins next week, that also means the start of Awana is right around the corner. Awana will begin on Aug 28th. Our Wednesday night youth service will also kick off on the 28th. Please help spread the word and invite your friends, family and neighbors to join us each week. Awana begins each night at 6:00 pm and ends at 7:30 pm. Our youth service will begin at 6:15 pm and ends at 7:30 pm.

We will be having an Awana Leaders meeting this Sunday, Aug. 18th, at 5pm in the CLC


Sun., Aug. 18: 9:15 Prayer Room

9:45 Sunday School

11:00 Worship Service

5:00 Awana Leaders Meeting in CLC

6:00 Youth Small Group

6:00 Evening Service

Wed., Aug. 21: 6:30 Prayer & Discipleship

7:15 Adult Choir Rehearsal

Fri., Aug. 23: 7:00 Bible Study in Revelation



this week's    Birthdays

   August 18 – David Cothran

Kristen Lopez

Gail Strickland

19 - Madison Cochran

Bill Reid

George Ridgeway

20 – Misty Crocker

21 – Sammy Callaham

22 – Breylan Brown

Laurel Middleton

23 – Morgan Atkins

Darlene Ridgeway

Nursery Workers

August 18

Susan Callaham & Tracy McFarlin

August 25

Jean Porter & Diane Lopez



Todd Medlin (617-5029)




                                              Wednesday Nights for the Summer

Our Awana program has ended for the summer, but the adults will still be meeting at 6:30pm for prayer & discipleship. This will be a great time for our Awana leaders/teachers to now join in our Wednesday night service.

Please note that our “regular” Wednesday Night Schedule will resume on August 28th. Our Wednesday nights will start off with Supper, followed by Awana and Youth Meetings.


HOMEBOUND                  Juanita Vandiver

OF THE WEEK                     Call office for address                                                 





August 11, 2019

Sunday School 91

Budget $ 5,426.00

Building Fund – Regular & In Honor 60.00

Cross Vision International 2,020.00

Operation Care 14.20

Total Offering $ 7,520.20

Budget Income to date: $200,637.12

Budget Disbursements to date: $209,802.47

Operating Budget: $ 51,773.00

Contribution(s) were given this week to the Building Fund

& Cross Vision In Honor of Ruby McClellan, Ann Bell

and Gary & Lily Stone.

Pastoral Candidate

The Pastor Search Committee will present the man that they believe to be the one called by God to lead Williamston First Baptist Church. This candidate will preach a trial sermon this Sunday, August 18th, with a vote being held immediately following the morning service. His cover letter, resume, and a timeline from our committee will be available on Sunday. Please join us in prayer for our church and this candidate.

We will have a slightly different service order this coming Sunday morning. There will be no Children’s Sermon, so parents, please have your children stay in the service with you.

A Heartfelt Thank You

During the past month, the entire amount needed to cover mission trip expenses has been given. Therefore, the fundraising plans for later this month at the Spring Water Festival are no longer necessary. Thank you for your support – both monetary and through your prayers.

Mission Development Committee

Ice Cream Social

We will have an Ice Cream Social after the evening service in the CLC on August 25th. If you can bring churned ice cream, please let Robin Starnes, Lisa Porter or Tony Crowe know. Make plans to join us for this time of fellowship as a congregation.

Celebrating 100 Years of Marriage

Sunday, August 25th

Steve & Jenny Loftis and Jack & Beth Wilson invite you to a drop-in honoring each couple’s 50th Anniversary on Sunday afternoon, August 25th, from 2-4pm in the CLC. Steve & Jenny were married August 17, 1969, in Summerton UM Church, Summerton, Clarendon County, SC. Jack & Beth were married September 14, 1969, at Midway Presbyterian Church, New Zion, Clarendon County, SC. Although Jenny and Beth grew up across the county from each other, they had to come to WFBC to get to know each other and become family with this church family. Come join the celebration of each couple’s 50th anniversary. No presents, just your presence is your gift to them.

Deacon Nominations

We will have deacon nominations on Sunday, September 1st. We will choose from the top 8 nominated and then vote for 4 men on Sunday, September 15th. Rotating off this year and not eligible to be nominated are: Joe McAbee, Richard Meade, Joey Pack and Joey Werner. Please begin praying now for who the Lord would have you nominate to serve in this all-important role in our church.

Save the Date

We will be having a special Homecoming Day on Sunday, October 13th. Make sure to join us on this day of celebration. Plans for what the day holds will be released as the date gets closer.

Flower Calendar

Please note that the sign-up sheet calendar for placing flowers in the sanctuary in memory or in honor of family members is now in the church vestibule.

Gym and/or CLC Usage

Please remember that if you'd like to use the CLC and/or gym for meetings or activities, there is a calendar in the church office that you must reserve your date and time.

Words to Ponder

Termites may be hard to love, but they’re easy to admire. Termite mounds can reach as high as thirty feet. Based on their tiny size, that’s the equivalent of humans building something twice as tall as the 2,722-foot Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. The interior of a termite mound is an intricate structure of interweaving tunnels and passageways, radiating chambers, galleries, archways, and spiral staircases.

To build a mound, termites move vast quantities of mud and water. In the course of a year, eleven pounds of termites can move about three hundred and sixty-four pounds of dirt and thirty-three hundred pounds of water. The point of all this construction is not to have a place to dwell—the colony lives in a nest six to seven feet below the mound—but to be able to breathe. The mound acts as a lung for the colony, managing the exchange of gases, leveraging small changes in wind speed to inhale and exhale.

Termites appear to do all this without any centralized planning: there are no architects, engineers, or blueprints. The termite mound isn’t just a building. It’s much more like a body, a self-regulating organic process that always reacts to its changing environment. Scientists claim that individual termites are not very intelligent. They lack memory and the ability to learn. Put a few termites into a Petri dish and they wander around aimlessly. But put enough termites together, in the right conditions, and they will build you a cathedral.

Source: Amia Srinivasan, “What Termites Can Teach Us,” The New Yorker (9-17-18)

Rom. 12:3-6

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them…