Welcome To Our Church

Sunday, January 23rd,
First Baptist Church of Pine
Morning Worship Service will be at 10:30am
 
Children’s Church is also available
Adult Bible Study will meet this Sunday
 
Evening Fellowship tonight at 6:00pm
 
There will be NO Children’s Sunday School.
 
If you are not feeling well, stay home,
if you are high risk for virus infection, stay home.
 
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26 NIV
 

This is just a reminder:  Please continue to give your tithes and offerings.

The mailing address is First Baptist Church of Pine,

P. O. Box 354, Pine, AZ   85544. 

 

Also, for your convenience,

a offering box is available in the foyer on Sunday morning.
 
 
 
 
Sunday:
Children’s Sunday School:
not meeting at this time 
 
Adult Sunday School: 9:15am
 
 
Morning Service: 10:30am
 
Evening Fellowship:
Last Session at 6:00pm this Sunday “We Will Not Be Silenced” 
  by Erwin W. Luter
 
 
 
Monday:
       AWANA Sparks (grades K-2) meet from 2:45 – 4:00p.
       AWANA Clubs T&T (grades 3-6), Trek (grades 7-8) &
              Journey (grades 9-12) meet from 4:30 – 6:00
Tuesday:
Women’s Bible Study – “Daniel”
 
 
Wednesday:
Office hours:  10:00 am to Noon
Friday:
Office Hours: 9:00 am to Noon
 
 
 
PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
 
 
All aspects of public life in Turkmenistan are under strict government control. Its citizens have little access to the internet, their movements are controlled by the authorities, their spending monitored and they must not be out after 11 p.m. For Christians the pressures are even greater. Police monitor church activities, raid Christian homes and harass and arrest Christians, particularly church leaders.

Religious meetings in private homes are banned. There are just 20 registered churches – the only places where it is legal for Christians to meet. In 2016, all state-registered religious communities had to apply for reregistration. The previous requirement of five adult members was increased to 50. Churches find it almost impossible to get registration. Christians are not only isolated from believers outside this very closed country but also the various Christian groups inside Turkmenistan have little contact with each other.

The religious context is dominated by Islam and a pervasive residential personality cult, first established by former President Niyazov and continued under President Berdymukhamedov, who can remain president for life. Ethnic Turkmens, whose identity is bound up with Islam, account for around 80% of the population.

Christianity in the region dates back to the third century and about 9% of the population are Russian Orthodox Christians. There is a small, growing community of Muslim-background believers, who are normally rejected by their family and will often lose their job, be removed from any public office and come under intense pressure to return to Islam. Yet they are full of joy and have a great thirst for the Word of God and the leaders long for training and equipping for ministry.

Turkmenistan’s Council for Religious Affairs is staffed entirely by Muslims and rarely grants permission for Bibles to be imported. Missionary activity is considered harmful to society. Christianity is associated with negative foreign influences.
 
Barnabas provided food aid to 105
Christian families in Turkmenistan during
Covid-19 pandemic

 

Ask the Lord to sustain and equip isolated and hard-pressed Christians, especially converts from Islam. Pray that more churches can register and function legally, and Bibles can be circulated more freely

 
https://barnabasfund.org
 
 
 
 
Coming Events
 
 
JANUARY
 
January 23 – Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
January 23, 30 – Evening Fellowship
January 24 – AWANA Clubs
January 25 – Women’s Bible Study
January 30 – Annual Business Meeting
 
FEBRUARY
 
February 1, 8, 15, 22 – Women’s Bible Study
February 5 – Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
February 6 – Communion
February 6, 13, 20, 27 – Evening Fellowship
February 7, 14, 28 – AWANA Clubs
February 21 – NO AWANA Club
 

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

“Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” — Matthew 7:12 Listen to chapter . Powered by BibleGateway.com.
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