Welcome To Our Church

Sunday, October 17th,
First Baptist Church of Pine
Morning Worship Service will be at 10:30 am
Children’s Church is also available
Adult Bible Study will meet at 9:15am
 
Evening Fellowship tonight
 
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.
 
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.  Mark 11:22
 

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: 10:30 am
 
Evening Fellowship: 6:00 pm
“We Will Not Be Silenced”
      by Erwin W. Lutzer
 
 
 
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 – 6:00p.
 
Tuesday:
Women’s Bible Study
“Saints & Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus”
 
Wednesday:
Office hours:  10:00 am to Noon
Friday:
Office Hours: 9:00 am to Noon
 
 

PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

CHINA

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is increasingly clamping down on Christians. New regulations in February 2020 gave it control over almost every aspect of religious life. The measures state that religious organizations must submit to the leadership of the CCP and spread its “socialist policies”. Sophisticated electronic surveillance and the removal of social welfare benefits from vulnerable Christians who refuse to renounce their faith are amongst its latest tools for persecuting believers. Since 2018, there has been an intensification of government action against unofficial congregations, known as “house churches”, and official state-registered churches, called three[1]self-churches. Christians in China are thought to number at least 150 million and increasing fast. The intensity of the persecution varies across the vast country, but many house churches have been forcibly closed, some even demolished, and leaders and members arrested and imprisoned. Authorities have removed crosses from churches, and ordered that portraits of, or quotes by, President Xi Jinping replace Biblical paintings and verses. In some provinces children are barred from attending church. During Covid-19 lock down, Christians were prevented from accessing live streamed church services; certain churches were banned from using WeChat, the main Chinese messaging app, to communicate together. After lock down some churches were only allowed to re-open if the pastor preached sermons extolling President Xi for leading people “in defeating the epidemic”. Cash rewards are given to individuals who inform on house church activities, with the highest sums given for informing on foreign pastors. In 2018, the government announced a plan to “Sinicize” (make Chinese) Christianity and interpret Scriptures according to secular socialist views. The CCP’s campaign against non-atheist minorities, particularly Uighurs, has interned tens of thousands in harsh “re-education” camps with 24-hour close surveillance and even forced medication. Pray for courage and resilience for Christians in China that they may stand steadfast in their faith. Pray that the authorities will see Christians as a force for good and harmony in society.
 
Churches are often identified by a red cross set high above the building. The authorities have removed many of these crosses.
 
https://barnabasfund.org
 
 
 
 
Coming Events
 
OCTOBER
 
October 17 – Quarterly Business Meeting
October 18,25 – Awana (all clubs)
October 19,26 – Women’s Bible Study
October 31 – Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes campaign begins
 
NOVEMBER
 
November 1,8,15,29 – AWANA Clubs
November 2,9,16,23,30 – Women’s Bible Study
November 6 – Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
November 7 – Evening Fellowship
November 14 – Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes Collection
November 22 – NO AWANA Clubs
November 25 – Thanksgiving Day
 

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

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” — Psalm 37:4 Listen to chapter . Powered by BibleGateway.com.
Our Daily Bread                                                    Community Information
 
Affiliated with Southwest Church Connection



^