Cowan First Baptist Church
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Loving God, Loving People, Serving Both

May Faithfuls Canceled

The Faithful Encouragers trip to Charlotte, NC, May 5-7 has been canceled. Trip reimbursements are being mailed.  Meanwhile, you can keep up to date with schedule changes for the Faithfuls through this website.

Click HERE for the latest prayer request list.

If you weren’t able to join the Sunday evening service live on March 29, it’s now available at the CFBC YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/C1iDJU0xhls.  You also can watch or listen by clicking the “Media” tab above.

Next services:
Online Palm Sunday @ 10:25 a.m.
Online evening worship @ 6:00 p.m.
 
Please click HERE for an important
update from Pastor L Z
 Church in the year of COVID-19
 

E-church continued March 29 with week 2 of Facebook live worship.  The service (three videos and one audio file) is available under the "Media" tab above.  You also can enjoy the complete service as a single video on the CFBC YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjV2-XsmofE.  Meanwhile, the two videos as originally streamed are on the Cowan FBC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CowanFirstBC/.
 

Been missing Sunday School?  Of course you have.

Stay abreast of the Book of Romans study series, taught by Travis Biller, one of the curriculum writers.

March 29: Peace

April 5: Free

 
Try Cowan FBC’s new YouTube channel
1. Go to YouTube.com
2. Enter a search for Cowan FBC
3. Click on the circle
4. Play the video(s)
5. Better yet, subscribe
If you would like an audio-only copy of the March 29 online service, it's available as an MP3 file in the "Media" tab above.  Be sure to get a copy of Kyle and LZ's greatest hits, vol. 2!
 

Need help?  Contact the church.

Cowan FBC is prepared to assist church families, members, and others in our community during this time of extraordinary circumstances.  We are prepared to pickup and deliver groceries, medications, and other essentials.

If you require assistance, you have several options. You may call any deacon:

Erik Cole, 931-315-9795; Steve Young, 931-308-8815; Doyle Coulson, 931-308-2982; Bobby Clark, 931-307-3112; John Peck, 931-607-5331; Wayne Smith, 931-636-3797; or Larry Timbs, 931-308-7064.

Also, you may call L Z Johnson, 931-636-8800; David Willingham, 256-698-7900; Ann Glover, 931-967-7506; or Eric Bradford, 931-703-8505.

If you have a medical emergency, call 911.

Please pray for one other, our church family, our community, and our nation.  May the peace and comfort the Lord freely gives be yours. He is faithful.—Pastor L Z Johnson


 

Predator-proofing


Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller (R) recently visited Cowan FBC to present tips on how to keep kids safe from child predators.  The event, which outgrew the chapel and was moved into the main sanctuary, was sponsored by the Single Parent Family Ministry.  Sheriff Fuller is shown with Pastor LZ Johnson.

SINCE 1895

 
 
100% of your gift supports North American missionaries.
Cowan FBC goal = $1,500.  Raised to date: $909.

Inventive Minds

A trio of Cowan FBC students took top honors at the 2020 Invention Convention held at Middle Tennessee State University.  The team of Elizabeth Johnson (L) and Payton Dearing (M) earned a spot at the National Invention Convention in July with their innovative “Party Pourer.”  Zoe Cole (R) merited an individual champion award for her “Chicken Feeder 5000.”  All three inventors are fourth grade students at Cowan Elementary School.

 
WESTERNS!
We got 'em.
 

Come see the latest in the CFBC Library fiction section.  Even if you're not a Western fan, drop by and browse all we have to offer.  We're adding new books in many categories every week.

 
 
MAY 10
 
 

 

 

 

 

YOU CAN DO THIS


Join the church audiovisual team.


You don’t have to be a computer wizard.


Just bring your enthusiasm and a desire
to help keep services running smoothly.


Contact Kyle Hatchett to learn more.

 
 

Loving God.  Loving People.  Serving Both.

 

Life’s Greatest Question

 

Do you know for certain that you will go to Heaven when you die? Would you say that is something you are still working on? One thing you can know for sure - God loves you! God's Word is very clear, either you will spend eternity with God or suffer eternal separation.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16-17  

Spotlight on Service - Good News Club

What is Good News Club@? Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) in which our trained and cleared teachers and staff meet with children at Cowan Elementary School each Tuesday afternoon at 3:00pm. Cowan Elementary School is a place the children are familiar with and can easily navigate and safely join in with their parent or guardian's permission. Each week our teachers present an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press. This action packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a mission story, and review games or other activities focused on the lesson's theme.

The purpose of the Good News Club is to share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.

Want to join us as we teach children about Jesus Christ or enroll your child in the Good News Club? If so, please contact Erik Cole at 931-315-9795.

 

CALENDAR UPDATE

Weekly Bible reading continues, but all events through at least April 5 are now online, cancelled or postponed.  Please see the announcement at the top of the page for the latest schedule.

 

  SPRING IS COMING!
 
MARCH MINISTRY
NOTES
1
Sunday
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Logan's Place
8:55 a.m. - Prayer meeting
9:15 a.m. - Sunday school
10:25 a.m. - Worship service
10:25 a.m. - Children's church
 
5:00 p.m. - Choir practice    
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meeting
6:15 p.m. - Worship service / Youth worship service
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 
1 Begin week 22 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Begin week 9 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Oct.-Sep. track
Jan.-Dec. track
1 2:00 p.m. - Bridal gift card shower for Megan Crabtree and Nathan Green  
3 6:00 p.m. - Women's Bible study  
4
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meetings
6:00 p.m. - Single parent family ministry
6:00 p.m. - Adult Bible study
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 
6 Faithful Encouragers NONREFUNDABLE $60 deposit due for trip to Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC May 5-7  
7 8:00 a.m. - Men's ministry: "The Christian Atheist"
Free biscuits!
Men of all ages welcome.
7
10:30 a.m. - Faithful Encouragers meet at church for trip to Marvin's in Fayetteville  
8
Sunday
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Logan's Place
8:55 a.m. - Prayer meeting
9:15 a.m. - Sunday school
10:25 a.m. - Worship service
10:25 a.m. - Children's church
 
5:00 p.m. - Choir practice    
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meeting
6:15 p.m. - Worship service / Youth worship service
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 
8 Church-wide fellowship meal after morning worship
Everyone welcome
8 Begin week 23 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Begin week 10 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Oct.-Sep. track
Jan.-Dec. track
8 5:30 p.m. - Deacons and Yokefellows  
8 Youth-to-Youth Rally at Maxwell Baptist, Huntland  
10 6:00 p.m. - Women's Bible study  
11
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meetings
6:00 p.m. - Single parent family ministry.  Predator-proof your child, with Sheriff Tim Fuller.  Open to everyone.
6:00 p.m. - Adult Bible study
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
Special event.
15
Sunday
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Logan's Place
8:55 a.m. - Prayer meeting
9:15 a.m. - Sunday school
10:25 a.m. - Worship service
10:25 a.m. - Children's church
 
5:00 p.m. - Choir practice    
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meeting
6:15 p.m. - Worship service / Youth worship service
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 
15 Begin week 24 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Begin week 11 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Oct.-Sep. track
Jan.-Dec. track
18
Wednesday
No evening activities. Franklin County Schools spring break.  
21 5:00 p.m. - Team Kids spring event POSTPONED  Postponed until May
Until April 5 ALL children's church events cancelled until April 5 (subject to change)  
22
Sunday
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Logan's Place
8:55 a.m. - Prayer meeting
9:15 a.m. - Sunday school
10:25 a.m. - Worship service
10:25 a.m. - Children's church
 
5:00 p.m. - Choir practice    
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meeting
6:15 p.m. - Worship service / Youth worship service
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
ALL services and activities cancelled
22 Begin week 25 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Begin week 12 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Oct.-Sep. track
Jan.-Dec. track
23 11:00 a.m. - Women on Mission CANCELLED  
24 6:00 p.m. - Flourish meeting for mentors and mentees POSTPONED  New date TBA
25
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meetings
6:00 p.m. - Monthly business meeting (no Adult Bible study or Single Parent Family Ministry)

7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
ALL services and events cancelled
28 8:00 a.m. - Women's book club  
28 7:00 a.m. - Men's Ministry work day  
29
Sunday
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Logan's Place
8:55 a.m. - Prayer meeting
9:15 a.m. - Sunday school
10:25 a.m. - Worship service
10:25 a.m. - Children's church
 
5:00 p.m. - Choir practice    
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meeting
6:15 p.m. - Worship service / Youth worship service
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
Lord's Supper morning worship
29 Begin week 26 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Begin week 13 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Oct.-Sep. track
Jan.-Dec. track
     
  His death, burial and RESURRECTION!  
APRIL MINISTRY NOTES
1
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meetings CANCELLED
6:00 p.m. - Single parent family ministry CANCELLED
6:00 p.m. - Adult Bible study
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 
4 8:00 a.m. - Team Kids missions pancake breakfast, followed by egg hunt  
5
Sunday
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Logan's Place
8:55 a.m. - Prayer meeting
9:15 a.m. - Sunday school
10:25 a.m. - Worship service
10:25 a.m. - Children's church
 
5:00 p.m. - Choir practice    
6:15 p.m. - Junior Celebration Choir musical
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 Special evening event
5
Sunday
Begin week 27 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Begin week 14 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
 
Oct.-Sep. track
Jan.-Dec. track
Special extra readings this week.
8
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meetings
6:00 p.m. - Single parent family ministry CANCELLED
6:00 p.m. - Adult Bible study
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 
9
Maundy Thursday
Community service at St. Agnes Church  
10
Good Friday
Church office closed  
12
Sunday
RESURRECTION SUNDAY!
6:30 a.m. - Sunrise service, Cowan-Montgomery Cemetery
(In case of rain: Abundant Life Church)
 
12
Sunday
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Logan's Place
8:55 a.m. - Prayer meeting
9:15 a.m. - Sunday school
10:25 a.m. - Worship service--special event

10:25 a.m. - Children's church
 
No p.m. worship service or activities
"Rise Again" cantata with drama at morning service
 
No evening activities
12
Sunday
Begin week 28 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Begin week 15 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Oct.-Sep. track
Jan.-Dec. track
14 Faithful Encouragers outing to Ave Marie Grotto POSTPONED  Postponed. New date TBA.
15
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meetings
6:00 p.m. - Single parent family ministry--Check announcements for possible cancellation
6:00 p.m. - Adult Bible study
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 
19
Sunday
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Logan's Place
8:55 a.m. - Prayer meeting
9:15 a.m. - Sunday school
10:25 a.m. - Worship service
10:25 a.m. - Children's church
 
5:00 p.m. - Choir practice    
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meeting
6:15 p.m. - Worship service / Youth worship service
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 
19
Sunday
Begin week 29 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Begin week 16 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Oct.-Sep. track
Jan.-Dec. track
22
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meetings
6:00 p.m. - Single parent family ministry--Check announcements for possible cancellation
6:00 p.m. - Adult Bible study
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 
26
Sunday
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Logan's Place
8:55 a.m. - Prayer meeting
9:15 a.m. - Sunday school
10:25 a.m. - Worship service
10:25 a.m. - Children's church
 
5:00 p.m. - Choir practice    
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meeting
6:15 p.m. - Worship service / Youth worship service
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 
26
Sunday
Begin week 30 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Begin week 17 of reading through the New Testament in a Year.
Oct.-Sep. track
Jan.-Dec. track
29
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - Team Kids / Youth meetings
6:00 p.m. - Single parent family ministry
6:00 p.m. - Adult Bible study
7:15 p.m. - Ladies fitness class
 

 

 

 
The Main Thing 
The starting point for CFBC is Jesus. Our hunger is to know Him and share His love with those around us. We invite you to know Him and know what it means to be forgiven and truly follow Christ. Life is full of demands, conflicts, struggles and tough decisions. Meeting those challenges takes strength, and that strength can only be found in Jesus Christ, and we unashamedly proclaim Him as Lord! That's why we like to say that CFBC is a great place to belong, filled with loving people ready to welcome you.....We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!      
 
What is Heaven and how do I get there?   
What do you think it takes for a person to go to Heaven?  Please review the information found under God's Plan of Salvation icon or if you would like to speak with someone about Eternal Life, please call the church office at 931-967-7506 and speak to Ann.  She will direct you to one of our Ministry Team members to answer your questions.  
 
 
316 W. Cumberland St. 
Cowan, TN 37318 
Tel: 931-967-7506 
 Email: CFirstBaptist316@gmail.com 
Website:  www.cowanfirstbaptist.org
Website email: cowanfbc@outlook.com
Facebook: @CowanFirstBC
 
 
SERVICE SCHEDULE 
 
SUNDAY MORNING                        SUNDAY EVENING
 
8:30 a.m. Breakfast                                       5:00 p.m. Adult choir practice 
8:55 a.m. Prayer meeting                              6:00 p.m. Children's choir practice 
9:15 a.m. Sunday school                               6:00 p.m. Team Kids 
10:25 a.m.  Worship                                      6:00 p.m. Youth 
                                                                      6:15 p.m. Worship
                                                                      7:15 p.m. Ladies fitness class
 
TUESDAY
6:30 p.m. Women's Bible study (September - May)  
 
 
WEDNESDAY 
6:00 p.m. Children's meal 
6:00 p.m. Coed Bible study (September - May)
6:00 p.m. Discipleship (June - August) (Dallas Theological Seminary Bible Studies) 
6:00 p.m. Children's ministry 
6:00 p.m. Youth ministry
6:00 p.m. Business meeting (third Wednesday of the month only) 
7:15 p.m. Ladies fitness class
 
 

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