Welcome To Our Church

Sunday
First Baptist Church of Pine
Sunday August 21, 2022
Morning Worship Service will be at 10:30am
 
Children’s Church will be available
Adult Bible Study will not meet this Sunday
 
6:00 pm – Evening Fellowship
 

 

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 5:10
 

We have a new link for electronic giving. 

Check it out under the Contact/Support link above.
 

The mailing address is First Baptist Church of Pine,

P. O. Box 354, Pine, AZ   85544. 

 
 
 
 
Sunday:
Adult Sunday School: 9:15am
 
 
Morning Worship Service: 10:30am
 
Children’s Church (5 yrs to 10 yrs old):
meets during Morning Worship Service
 
Evening Fellowship:
“Unshakable Hope” by Max Lucado
 
 
Monday:  Begins September 12, 2022
       AWANA Sparks (grades K-2) meet from 2:45p-4:00p.
       AWANA Clubs T&T (grades 3-6), Trek (grades 7-8) &
              Journey (grades 9-12) meet from 5:00p-6:30p
 
Tuesday:  Begins September 20, 2022
Women’s Bible Study
 
 
Wednesday:
Office hours:  10:00 am to Noon
Friday:
Office Hours: 9:00 am to Noon
 
 
 
Coming Events
 
 
AUGUST
 
August 17 – Dr. Azucena Matute – Missionary in Panama
August 21 – Evening Fellowship
 
SEPTEMBER
 
September 8-10 – Church Campout and Dinner on the Rim
September 11 – Communion
September 12 – AWANA Kick-Off Carnival & Registration
 
 
September 19, 26 – AWANA Clubs
September 20, 27 – WOW Women of the Word
PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
 

Overview:

Before the founding of Islam in the seventh century and the subsequent invasion by Arab Muslims, Algeria was inhabited by the Berber people. Today, they live mainly in Algeria’s mountainous Kabylie area in the north, while Arabs inhabit the rest of the country. The Christian faith has a long history in North Africa, especially among ethnic Berbers. The early church father Augustine of Hippo is thought to have been a Berber from Algeria. After centuries of oppressive Muslim occupation, public Christian worship and witness have largely disappeared, but many Berbers are now rediscovering their Christian heritage. Churches have seen rapid growth, and Algeria has experienced one of the world’s largest movements of Muslims coming to faith in Christ. Algerian Christians are reaching out boldly to their Muslim countrymen, causing increased persecution in an uncertain political climate.

 

Major Religion:

97 percent of Algerians are Sunni Muslims.

 

Persecutor:

Christian converts from Islam are persecuted by the government and their own family members. They also face a variety of hardships from the local community.

 

What It Means To Follow Christ In Algeria:

Algeria is a shining example of church growth in North Africa and is also a leader for theological training and church development in the region. Nearly all of the church growth has occurred within the Berber community. Although churches are allowed to meet openly, in 2018 the government temporarily closed many church buildings and harassed congregations. Berber Christians, who are watched carefully, have gained a collective voice through an evangelical association of churches. Sharing the gospel with Arabs can cause serious problems, but Berber Christians continue to share the gospel boldly in and around al-Qaida terrorist camps. Secret communities of Arab Christians exist throughout the country. While it is not common for Christians to be imprisoned, one believer was imprisoned for nearly a year in connection with a social media post. He received a presidential pardon in July 2017.

 

Access To Bibles:

There is a Bible Society in Algeria, but the printing and importation of Bibles is carefully monitored, limited and controlled by the government. Bible distributions are risky for the distributors and congregations involved, and Bibles are often confiscated by government officials.

 

Voice Of the Martyrs Work:

VOM relocates believers who are expelled from their homes. We print and distribute Bibles and literature, and support front-line workers who reach out to Muslims.
 

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray that church leaders will be strong and wise while enduring hardship.
  • Pray for opportunities to distribute Bibles throughout Algeria, especially in the south.
  • Pray for the many who hear the gospel through social media evangelism.
  • Pray for Christians whose churches were closed by the government.

FBC Lending Library

FBC Pine has a library with many books/DVDs. These are available in the north hallway of the fellowship hall. All books and DVD’s can be checked out on the honor system.  Now available…new, current and entertaining DVD movies.

Verse of the Day

“I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.” — Psalm 16:8 Listen to chapter . Powered by BibleGateway.com.
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