Announcements for the Month of November and December
On December 15th at 6 p.m. First Union will hold our annual church meeting.
Thanksgiving Outreach Baskets:
Special thanks goes out to all of those who assisted with the Thanksgiving Basket give-a-way.
Thanksgiving Day Service:
First Union Missionary Baptist Church will have Thanksgiving day service with all social distancing guidelines in place. We will give God the glory for one hour.
Pastor Foster and Family:
On December 13th during the morning worship hour we will honor Pastor Foster and Family for Christmas. We are asking every member to sow a seed of $50.00 into our First Family for the Christmas Season. Please indicate "Pastor's Christmas" on your envelop or in the comment session online.
First Union Media Ministry is looking for teenagers and adults willing to be trained on our new audio and visual equipment. Please give your name and phone number to Rev. Johnny Latham.
First Union Prayer Ministry:
Prayer is a major component of our ministry. Please join us in one or all of our prayer endeavors:
Tuesday Prayer -Prayer starts promptly at 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday. A Prayer Request form is located on the front of the Prayer Box on the hallway table.
Phone Prayer - Our phone prayer call is every Monday and Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. The number to dial is (513) 386-0000. The Access Code is 649822#.
Every Tuesday, from 7pm to 8 pm, we will have remote bible study only. We will utilize Zoom for the class. To access zoom, go to our church’s website and click on the Zoom icon. You can also Click the Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2787669996?pwd=YVRiS0NMdHc1SFBibGxOT2RNcDlPQT09 . This Week's Lesson: "It is Always In Our Best Interest to Live The Christian Life"
If you have the Zoom software or app: Zoom Bible Study ID is: 278-766-9996 and the Bible Study Password is 715186.
The Bible Study lesson will be live on Facebook.
First Union has implemented two online giving processes. We will use the Givelify application available through First Union's Website, your App Store or Google play. You may also give through PayPal here on our website (www.firstunionbaptistchurch.org). Simply click the DONATE button. You can also mail your offerings to the church:
First Union Missionary Baptist Church
1301 Woodlawn Ave.
Ford Heights, IL 60411
When God brought His people out of slavery in Egypt and into Canaan, He gave them a rich and fertile land. Of all that they produced on this good land, God required that they give the first tenth to Him. This was called "the tithe." The word "tithe" means "the tenth."
The purpose of the tithe was to remind the people of God's ownership of all things and to teach them to put God first in their lives. God is exceedingly generous. He allowed them to keep nine-tenths of all that they produced, but the tithe, or first tenth, belonged to Him. The Bible says,
"All the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord's; it is holy unto the Lord." Leviticus 27:30
In addition to their tithes, God's people gave free-will offerings. The tithes and offerings were given to the priests of God. This was the means by which they lived since they had no land of their own. God's people were told to bring their tithes and offerings when they came to worship God. God said, "…they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you." Deuteronomy 16:16-17 (NKJV)
God was teaching His people to give. When they gave freely to God, God gave them abundant crops. The Bible says,
"Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty…" Proverbs 3:9-10
First Union Virtual Worship and Sunday school:
Sunday service and Sunday school are up and running. We will continue to broadcast our services via Facebook Live, Zoom and YouTube.
Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. Sunday morning. Sunday morning worship begins at 10:10 a.m. You have 4 options in dialing into the Sunday school lesson and morning worship:
Zoom is our preferred video conferencing service. You can Click the Link: . If you have the Zoom software or app: Zoom Video Service ID: 278-766-9996 and the Meeting Password is 715186.
You can use the Zoom Phone Conferencing by calling: (312) 626-6799 Password: 2787669996#.
You may use Facebook live to sign in. There are two ways to access Facebook live. 1) go to www.firstunionbaptistchurch.org and click the Facebook live icon in the middle of the opening page, or 2) you can also click on the following link https://www.facebook.com/FirstUnionBaptistchurch.org/live/ to access the video.
Curbside Communion 9 am to 10 am (First Sundays)
Offering Drop Off 9 am to 10 am
Sunday School 9 am to 10 am
Virtual Worship 10:10 am to 10:45 am
Virtual Communion Following Worship (First Sundays)
Bible Study. Every Tuesday Evening
Please remember your tithe and offering. You can drop off your gift between 9 a.m. and. 10 a.m. or give through our webpage at www.firstunionbaptistchurch.org (click on the donate button).
In 2020 We Will
“Publicly and Positively Presenting God's Power”
Every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
CHILDREN'S CHURCH (BREAKFAST SERVED, For Children, AT 10:00 a.m.)
Every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
BECOME A PART OF OUR FAMILY
Hebrews 10:25 (KJV)
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.