F.A.I.T.H. Center Report (November)

Total # of Households served: 347

Total # of Individuals served:  1053

Total # of Meals served:  110

Children Christmas Program (SMBS)

Jesus is the reason for the season!!!  Join the Sunday Bible Study Ministry on Sunday, December 24th @ 9:45am for our Christmas program.

Baptist Foundation of Illinois

Educational Scholarship Availability Announced SPRINGFIELD —

Baptist Foundation announces the opening of the 2018/2019 Academic BFI Scholarship Application on its website, beginning December 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. Scholarships range from $1,000 for Associate Degree candidates to $2,000 for Bachelor’s and up to $2,625 for seminary students. Approximately $80,000 will be available for approximately 35 students. Students must be an active member of an Illinois Baptist State Association affiliated Church. Associate and Bachelor’s students must be full time students during the 2018/2019 academic year. Scholarship awardees are announced in the Spring following BFI’s Spring Board of Trustees meeting in April. This year marks the first time the application process, including references and grade submission, is completely online, allowing the applicant to begin and end the process through the website. Baptist Foundation of Illinois, founded in 1985, encourages the biblical stewardship of Illinois Baptist churches and their members. BFI is a ministry of the Illinois Baptist State Association. For more information, visit Baptist Foundation or call 217.391.3116.

Children's Church Ministry

The Children' Church Ministry will be visiting both nursing homes Sunday, December 17, 2017 for our annual fruit bags distribution to the residents. Permission slips will be distributed starting today (December 3, 2017) as well as Sunday, December 10 and Sunday, December 17, 2017. If there are any questions, please see any of the Children's Church staff.

Ebeneezer Memorial Baptist Church Donation

Thank you for your donations of $1,000.00 towards the victims of these hurricanes. SBC has authorized a strategy to adopt a church.

We have contacted the Ebenezer Memorial Baptist Church and received a list of what they need. People have lost these types of items and the need is great. Now that the goods can be sent directly to St. Thomas instead of going through Puerto Rico, we have assurance that it won't take long to receive the goods.
1. Batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt)
2. Fans (standing, portable (solar) and ceiling)
3. Flash lights
4. Chain Saws
5. Inverters
6. Solar chargers
7. Towels and wash clothes
8. Hymnals $1000.00 will purchase approximately 1 of each item.

If you wish not to donate money but purchase an item, Julian and Diana will work to get it shipped.

Thought for the Week

No matter how far you have gone down the wrong road, it is never too late to turn around and start a new journey on the right road.


Happy Birthday

12/12  Inez Lyles
             Johnnny Gray III

12/13  Britanny Davis

12/14  Betty Patterson

12/16  Tiffany Hibbler-Fulton


LED Announcement

If you would like to have an event broadcast on the LED screen outside, please submit your request to Rev. Valerie Howard, in writing, at least two weeks in advance of your event.

Weekly Announcements

Please have all announcements in the Church Office no later than Wednesday in order to be in the Sunday Bulletin. -

Go to for all your needs:  Weekly announcements, Pastor's Desk, news from the Baptist world and see some wonderful pictures of our church ministies & family.  

Get into the habit of viewing both and FTBC on facbook on a regular basis.  Also, recommend to your friends to Like us on FB.

FTBC is on Facebook


Faith Tabernacle is on Facebook! To log on, type in "FTBC" in the search field and then "like" the FTBC page. It's simple! Invite all of your Facebook friends to "like" the FTBC page, too.
We are aiming for 1,000 likes by year's end. We can do it with your help.


Prayer Changes Things.  . . . . Churches, Communities, Families, Sickness.  
                                            Join FTBC each Sunday @ 9:15a.m. for Prayer and watch God change things.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Build your body in 66 ways by attending Sunday Morning Bible Study from 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
classes for all ages

"Adopt a Bulletin Board"

The church has plenty of display space that can be used for posting anything from an advertisement to an announcement.  God an idea or suggestion that you would like to se on the bulletin boards in the lower level or want to promote a special event you may be sponsoring?  Do you want to create your own bulletin board or ADOPT-A-BULLETIN BOARD for a month, a short period of time, or a year?  Interested?  Inquire with Andrea Daniels, Bridgett Stewart or Shirley Battle.  More information to come.

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