January 2018

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Gospel Concert Sunday, January 7, 2018 6:00 p.m. ~ Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church Senior Adult Choirs from First Baptist Church Lancaster, First Baptist Church Rockwall, First Baptist Church Waxahachie and our very own People of Praise Choir combine for an uplifting musical worship experience. Don Blackley, former STBC Minister of Music; Trent Blackley, Minister of Music at FBC Rockwall; and Derek Stull, Dallas Baptist University student and grandson of Don Blackley will share a special song together. Make plans now to attend this wonderful concert!


Dear Church Family... Don’t you love the beginning of a new year? It always presents us with a choice. We can be a “creature of habit”— doing the same, old thing over and over—or, we can seize the opportunity for a new beginning, a clean slate, a fresh start. Craig Christina Senior Pastor

Maybe we’ve fallen out of Connection Group/Sunday School attendance? Perhaps we aren’t serving the Lord? It’s possible that we aren’t checking on our neighbors, writing notes of encouragement, or intentionally praying for the lost people around us. Whatever the situation, we can use the New Year as an opportunity to reignite a passion for loving the Lord and others. The Apostle Paul wrote “that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NLT). Never sit back and wait for the “new life” to begin. Embrace the fresh opportunity to live the life to which Christ has called us, and He will give you everything you need to live on fire for Him. So what will you do this New Year? It’s not about turning over a new leaf, but following Christ into a new adventure. Love, grow, serve, and share your faith, and we will have a great year through Him. Happy New Year! Pastor Craig

New Year Schedule Monday, January 1 Church Office Closed Sunday, January 7 Regular Sunday Schedule Wednesday activities will resume on January 10 Monday, January 15 Church Office Closed Sunday, January 21 The Lord’s Supper will be served in both morning Worship Services at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 24 Church Business Conference 6:00 p.m. ~ A107

Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church IS A multi-ethnic community connecting people to Christ BY LOVING, GROWING, SERVING AND SHARING Growing

Student Ministry Wednesdays ~ 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Ignite is designed specifically for Middle School and High School students. Join us each Wednesday for great worship, games, fellowship and to hear God’s Word in a special way. Bring your friends!

Student Ministry Important Dates DiscipleNow Super Summer Texas Leadership Camp Wild Week Summer Camp Mission Trip - Mission Waco Growing

March 2-4 June 18-22 July 10-14 July 26-29

Children’s Ministry Kids For Christ Choir 3 year olds through Kindergarten Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. ~ B275 *KFC presentation of “The REAL Christmas Story” is Sunday, December 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Bible Blast! 1st-6th Grade Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. 1st-3rd Grade ~ B272 4th-6th Grade ~ B274 This is a fun, motivational, and high-energy time of Bible games, drills, and spiritual training!

AWANA 3 years old through 6th Grade Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

AWANA Hipster Night

Romans 12:2 January 24 Plaid shirts, beanies, glasses, scarves and bow-ties!

No Wednesday evening activities on January 3. All activities will resume on January 10.

Preteen DiscipleNow 4th-6th Grade February 23-24

Young Adults


Join us for valuable time to connect with God and your spouse. We’ll explore the foundation of a thriving marriage together as well as discover practical tools to enhance communication and conflict resolution. Each session will be engaging and interactive followed by opportunities to break away and practice some of the tools we’ll learn together. Our speakers are Adam and Amy Wood from The Neighborhood Church in Garland. Friday, February 2 ~ 6:30 p.m. Thru Saturday, February 3 4:00 p.m. (includes dinner on Friday and breakfast & lunch on Saturday)

Staying at Mt. Lebanon hotel with free WiFi Hayride | Campfire | S’mores | Hot Chocolate

Forever Young Make plans now to reserve your spot for Forever Young on January 12 at 10:00 a.m. Join us for special entertainment! A great meal will also be served for $4 per person.

Super Bowl of Caring Collecting through Saturday, February 3 Bring canned goods to be distributed by the Boy Scouts for the White Rock Center of Hope. Money donations will also be accepted.

STBC REPORT Bible Study Attendance November 26 December 3 December 10 December 17

407 458 509 413

Worship Attendance November 26 December 3 December 10 December 17

461 522 769 765

Tithes and Offerings Thru December 17

General Budget Required

$33,000.00 WEEKLY Budget Needs YTD: $396,000.00 Suggested items: Canned Veggies, Chili, Budget Receipts YTD: $361,376.93 Canned Meat, Canned Fruit, Boxed Mac Budget Expenses YTD: 376,217.18 and Cheese, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Designated YTD: $ 7,180.70

Helper, Suddenly Salad, Instant Potatoes, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Syrup, etc.

Celebration Welcome new STBC members! Stacy Sandoval Gloria J. Cobb

Mitchel Loos Neeley Loos

Mission Offerings

Global Missions - $1,925.00 Houser Missions - $11,121.00

Capital Campaign

Total to Date: $2,064,444.75

Wednesday Night Fellowship Meals Join us each Wednesday evening for our Fellowship Meal from 5:00-6:30 in the Dining Hall. The cost is $6 per adult and $3 for children (up to 6th Grade). Please reserve your meal by 10:00 a.m. the Monday before the specific meal. Call the Church Office at 972.857.9707 to make a reservation or sign up at the Information Center in the Church Foyer. 1st Wednesday: 2nd Wednesday : 3rd Wednesday: 4th Wednesday

Pizza Hut Pizza, Hosted by Joanne Knighten Mexican Dinner Hosted by Ruben and Frances Rodriguez Chicken Tenders Hosted by Carlos and Norma Lopez Jason’s Deli Box Meal Hosted by Joanne Knighten

No meal or Wednesday activities on January 3.

Staff Anniversaries January Judy Isbell - 26 years Terry Finley - 9 years

Are you connected to a Growth Group? We have seven different groups for you to choose: Sundays: 4:00 p Young Singles facilitated by Derek McLaughlin at Derek & Michelle McLaughlin’s home Mondays: 6:30 p Young Married facilitated by Ryan Billups at Cody & Julia Moseleys’ home Wednesday: 6:30 p Young Adults facilitated by Norberto Palmitano at STBC in the Parlor 6:30 a Ladies Spanish facilitated by Andrea Palmitano at STBC in room A103 Thursday: 7:00 p Young Adults Spanish at the home of Carlos Cirera Friday: 7:00 p Young Adults facilitated by Jorge & Maribel Paz at The La Prada House If you are interested in joining a Growth Group, contact David Foster or Norberto Palmitano at 972.857.9707.

The Vision newsletter is available at the Information Desk, on the

website, and by email. Copies will continue to be mailed to our homebound members and others by request. Requests can be made to Judy Isbell in the Church Office at 972.857.9777, X5115.

mySTBC Check out our website: www.stbc.org. Go to mySTBC, a members only area on our website. Includes an online calendar and online church directory.

9810 La Prada Dr. Dallas, TX 75228 (972) 857-9707 www.stbc.org

Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church is a multi-ethnic community connecting people to Christ by loving, growing, serving and sharing. Phone Directory Church Office Child Development Center STBC Prayer Room E-mail Address

972-857-9707 972-857-9703 972-857-9777x5129 [email protected]

Weekly Worship & Bible Study 8:45 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

SUNDAY Traditional Worship Sunday School Connection Groups Contemporary Worship Servicio en Español Wednesday Schedule

5:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Fellowship Meal Kids For Christ Choir Children’s Bible Blast! Adult Bible Study Youth Ignite Band of Brothers Bible Study ESL AWANA SOP Adult Choir

Check out our website: www.stbc.org