Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
There will be no activities on Wednesday evening, November 21. The church offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party
- Saturday, November 17
- 9 – 11 am
- Rooms B102 – B104 (across from Fellowship Hall)
- The boys and girls mission organizations have been collecting shoebox supplies all month. Please join them in packing shoeboxes for children around the world.
The 2019 proposed budget was recently mailed to your home. If you are a church member and did not receive a budget in the mail feel free to stop by the church office and pick one up. The budget will be discussed during the churchwide conference on Wednesday, November 14. Budget vote will be held without discussion on Sunday, November 18.
Children’s Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 2
6 pm in the Worship Center
This service will feature our preschool and children’s choirs and praise ringers singing and ringing in the Christmas season.
Immediately following this celebration join us for a Happy Birthday Jesus party in Fellowship Hall.
First Family Christmas
Wednesday December 12
6:30 pm in the Worship Center
This service will include fun Christmas songs, carols and a brief warp-up from Pastor Steve. This service is appropriate for pre-k and up.
First Family Singers (Active & Older Adults 55+)
The First Family Singers have resumed their weekly rehearsal
* Tuesday Mornings
* 10 am
* Choir Suite
Kitchen Help Needed
We need volunteers to help serve the First Family Meal from 5:00 – 6:15 pm on Wednesdays. If you would like to volunteer please call the church office.
ESL Classes Meet Here
CLASSES MEET: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
*Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested in ESL Classes.
Our Church App
The fastest way to download the app is to text first rockwall app to 77977 – then follow directions to download. Please be aware that msg & data rates may apply.
If you have questions please call Tommy Gheen in the church office.
Online Giving Platform
We have an important update regarding online giving at First Baptist Church Rockwall, and we need your help. Your generosity and financial partnership with FBCR is immensely appreciated. We are now in the process of transitioning our online system to a new giving experience called PUSHPAY, which allows for simple giving from a variety of platforms, including mobile giving.
To begin giving with out new vendor go to our website and use the GIVE tab or text First Rockwall to 77977. Data and messaging rates may apply. If you have questions feel free to call Kim at 972.771.8459.
Worship Choir & Orchestra
Has the Lord given you the ability to sing or play an instrument? You know the old adage. . . “Use it or Lose it?”
Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings:
Choir: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Orchestra: 8:10 – 9:00 pm
If you want more information or are interested in serving on our Prayer Team please email email@example.com
Grief Share is a special support group for people grieving the loss of someone special led by people who understand what you are experiencing. Grief Share has daytime or evening classes available.
* 2:00 pm or 6:30 pm
* Room B102 (across from Fellowship Hall)
Knitting & Crochet Group
The Knitting & Crochet Group meets most Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm in room A109. No experience necessary and yarn is provided. Items made are given to Presbyterian Hospital, Appalachian Missions and are sent with those going on Mission Trips. Yarn donations are accepted in the church office.
If you tithe online via our website or ACH bank draft and would like for us to stop mailing Offering Envelopes to your home please email Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the church office. Please allow 1-2 months for them to stop being mailed.
One Single Purpose
One Single Purpose meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm for dinner and fellowship. We are hoping this fellowship will not only be the beginning of great friendships but also a time of feeding our desire for knowing the compassion and love of God.
* Women meet at El Centro Mexican Restaurant, Rowlett
* Men meet at Applebee’s, Rowlett
For more information contact email@example.com.
Altar Flowers Sign Up
The altar flowers are a great way to remember or honor a loved one or an occasion. Two arrangements are needed each week. For more information or to sign up please call the church office at 972-771-8459.
Update Your Contact Information
Please help us keep your contact information up to date. If you’ve changed your phone number, address, or email address recently, please let us know by calling the church office or by changing your information at http://firstrockwall.org/updateinformation/.
Active & Older Adults 55+
Activities for The Active & Older Adults 55+ can be followed on the church website. Ministries, events, and activities are posted each week.
Just Drop It In
Did you miss your chance to place your envelope in the offering plate? There are receptacles located in the back of the worship center for your offering and prayer request cards. Feel free to just drop them in.
Five of our church members have authored books. Come by our church library and check them out. The library is located near the M L Jones Chapel and is open before and after every church service on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. See you soon!
Lost Your Bible?
Have you lost your Bible? We have lots of unclaimed Bibles in the lost & found in the office. Please stop by and see if yours is there.