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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)HOME, Takes you back to the front entry page with picture of our church

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)OUR FAITH, 2000 Baptist Faith & Message Statement.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)RECENT OR PAST EVENTS,  Our recent and past events have been moved to an archive page of their own.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)LEADERS Officers, Committees, Sunday School Teachers, and Other Leaders.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)NEWSLETTER EXCERPTS Tidbits of information (recipes, words of wisdoms, etc.) saved from past and previous Newsletters.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS APPRECIATION, Insert for our Firefighter's Appreciation Kit.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Ann & Tom's 65th Wedding Anniversary:  Photos taken at celebration reception August 12, 2006, 2:00 PM.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Ice Cream Social 2003:  was Sunday evening, August 3, 2003, 6:00 PM.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Ice Cream Social 2005:  was Sunday evening, August 7, 2005, 6:00 PM.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Ice Cream Social 2006:  was Sunday evening, August 6, 2006, 6:00 PM.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)HOBO DINNER 2005:  Hobo Stew served in cans.  Fall celebration with lots of Christian Fellowship and delicious food.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)HOBO DINNER 2008:  Hobo Stew served in cans.  Fall celebration with lots of Christian Fellowship and delicious food.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)LADIES FELLOWSHIP 2008:  Ladies Lunches

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Fall Festival 2004:  Fall Festival for Kids and Kids at Heart

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)VBS 2002, "Amazon Outfitters" June 10 - 14, 2002 Vacation Bible School 2002

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)VBS 2004, June 7th thru 11th, 2004   "Far Out Far East Rickshaw Rally - Race to the Son"  Vacation Bible School 2004

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)VBS 2005, June 6th thru 10th, 2005   "Ramblin Road Trip"  Vacation Bible School 2005

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)VBS 2007, June 4th thru 8th, 2007   "Game Day Central"  Vacation Bible School 2007

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)VBS 2008, July 21st thru 25th, 2008   "Outrigger Island"  Vacation Bible School 2008

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)VBS 2009, July 20th thru 24th, 2009   "Boomerang Express"  Vacation Bible School 2009

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)VBS 2013, July 19th and 20th, 2013  "Colossal Coaster World"  Vacation Bible School 2013

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)VBS 2014, August 8th and 9th, 2014,  "Agency D3", Vacation Bible School 2014

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Easter  2004:  Easter Sunrise Service at Franklin Locks and other Easter events that day.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Easter  2007:  Easter Sunrise Service at Franklin Locks and other Easter events that day.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Homecoming 2003:  (1959 - 2003) was celebrated on October 12, 2003 and the theme was "The Old Fashioned Gospel"

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Homecoming 2006:  (1959 - 2006) was celebrated on October 9, 2006 and the theme was "Praise God"

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE, May 28, 2000.  Remembering those who served  Mr. Solon Duncan, a POW during the Korean conflict for more than two years.

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Christmas Dinner 2003

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Christmas Dinner 2006

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Christmas CANTATA 2006

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Christmas Dinner 2008

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Shoe Box Photos - Operation Christmas Child

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)REVIVAL - 2003 Revival was held February 28th - March 2nd.  Evangelist Reggie Payte from Hot Springs, Arkansas was our guest speaker.  Reggie not only preached "The Word of God", but he also sang and brought great joy through his piano playing.  Dinner on the Grounds: followed the  morning "revival" service on March 2, 2003.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Sign Dedication Day was held February 23, 2003, Sunday following the morning worship service.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)VALENTINE BANQUET - 2003 was held on February 8th, 6:00 PM.  BBQ Chicken/Beef/Pork/ Dinner consumed.  It was a night of Fun, Food, Games and Fellowship. 

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)VALENTINE BANQUET - 2004

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)VALENTINE BANQUET - 2007

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Southern Baptist Convention
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ADULT CO-ED
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS NEWSLETTER


Teacher:  Don Easterly & Dennis Riggs      Substitutes:  Jim Nabors, Lynette Dean, Cathy Marieh


Our Literature, podcasts, scripture, etc. are found on our "SUNDAY SCHOOL" page.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of our members, Ben, has taken up playing the bagpipes... and wearing a kilt.  Ben displayed his newly acquired skills by performing for our congregation in May 2012.

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How to Become A Christian


Jesus Christ was with God the Father before the world was created.  He became human and lived among humanity as Jesus of Nazareth.   He came to show us what God the Father is like.  He lived a sinless life, showing us how to live; and He died upon a cross to pay for our sins.  God raised Him from the dead.

Jesus is the source of eternal life.  Jesus wants to be the doorway to new life for you.  In the Bible He was called the "Lamb of God (John 1:29).  In the Old Testament, sacrifices were made for the sins of the people.  Jesus became the sacrificial lamb offered for your sin.

Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes unto the Father except through me"  (John 14:6).   He is waiting for you now.

  • Admit to God that you are a sinner.   Repent, turning away from your sin.

  • By faith receive Jesus Christ as God's Son and accept Jesus' gift of forgiveness from sin.  He took the penalty for your sin by dying on the cross.

  • Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

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You may pray a prayer similar to this as you call on God to save you:  "Dear God, I know that you love me.  I confess my sin and need of salvation.  I turn away from my sin and place my faith in Jesus as my Savior and Lord.  In Jesus' name I pray, amen."

After you have received Jesus Christ into your life, tell a pastor or another Christian about your decision.  Show others your faith in Christ by asking for baptism by immersion in your local church as a public expression of your faith.

Author:  Found on the inside cover of our Explore the Bible Adult Learner Guide Spring 2001 by LifeWay


How can a person have God's forgiveness, heaven & eternal life, and Jesus as personal Savior and Lord?  By trusting in Christ and asking Him for forgiveness.  Take the step of faith described by another meaning of FAITH:

Forsaking All I Trust Him.

Then tell someone about the important decision you have made.  Grow in your faith and enjoy new friends in Christ by becoming part of His church and attending the Sunday School class a church has just for you.

Author:  Found on the inside cover of our Explore the Bible Adult Learner Guide Fall 2002 by LifeWay

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Thanks to our Weekly Workers and Volunteers

 Children's Church

Counting Committee

Nursery Workers and Others

[ SEE BULLETIN ] for names of workers/volunteers

 

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Saturday
 December 10, 2016
6:00 PM

This is a covered dish "Potluck" dinner so fix your favorite holiday dish to share with all.

There will also be fun, games, prizes, and singing; as well as, a joyous time of Christian fellowship.

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Dinner-on-the-Grounds

October 9, 2016
Sunday

after the
11:00 am
 worship Service.

 
We would like to have a Singing after we eat. If you would like to sing, play an instrument, read a poem, etc., please see Gail or Joella.

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CHURCH
HOMECOMING
and                      


CELEBRATION
1959 - 2015
 
Dinner on the Grounds
following the Morning Service

Sunday, October 11, 2015

56th Anniversary Homecoming

Please join us after the service for Dinner-on-the-Grounds in the Fellowship Hall.  All were welcome and there was plenty of food for all.  We will be celebrating and welcoming our new pastor,

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September 20, 2015

Sixth Annual

Lee Tran/ Publix Super Markets

"Stuff the Bus" food drive

 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Shop on Sunday, Sept. 20th
10 am - 3 pm and donate.

November 8, 2015

Diaper Drive
for "Orphan Sunday"

through the
Florida Baptist Children's Home
and Orphan's Heart.


Please bring a box a diapers or wipes on this Sunday to be delivered to The Children's Home in Fort Myers that week.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Happy Mother's Day

Help rewrite a child's broken story.

2015 Annual Offering
Re
written

This means 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)

Your offering goes to sponsor
the following missions.

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Pastor Retirement

Pastor Darrell's last Sunday will be March 29th before he retires. He and his wife, Eunice will be greatly missed. Please join us for a
 Dinner on the Grounds
following the 11:00 am Worship Service

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Color It Christmas
CANTATA

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Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and Week of Prayer

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CHURCH
HOMECOMING
and                      


CELEBRATION
1959 - 2014
 
Dinner on the Grounds
following the Morning Service

was on Sunday, October 12, 2014

55th Anniversary Homecoming

Guest Speaker was our former Pastor:  David Lathrem

We celebrated a time of Homecoming here at Olga Baptist Church.

Thanks for joining us after the service for Dinner-on-the-Grounds in the Fellowship Hall. All were welcome and there was plenty of food for all.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

We observed World Hunger Sunday on August 17, 2014

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Vacation Bible School
Friday, August 8 - 6:00m - 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 9 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm



 

Vacation Bible School 2014 with pictures

 

 

Money for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
can be given till the end of April

We have collected so far:
$1,836.00


Why Give to Annie Armstrong?

Because three of four people in North America are lost. One hundred percent of dollars given to the AAEO go to support thousands of missionaries and their ministries in the United States and Canada. Don't Miss it!  Though their stories and methods vary, our missionaries are doing whatever it takes to share the gospel with North America.  Whether it is starting a new church, meeting the needs of the
homeless, or leading Back Yard Bible clubs, missionaries  depend on the faithful prayers and generosity of Southern Baptists.  Please pray for our missionaries and give generously to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2013
was on
JULY 19 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
JULY 20 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

VIEW PICTURES
 

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YOUTH / CHILDREN KICK-OFF
Food, Fun, and Fellowship

was on Saturday
March 16, 2013
3:00 - 6:00 pm

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was held on
Saturday Evening
November 10, 2012
5:00 P.M.

Thanks to all that attended and made possible the Hobo Convention (a.k.a. Hobo Supper) this year. We found out it was started by a former
pastor, Bob Miller and was originally named the Hobo Convention.

Entrance Fee: was a can of vegetables for the pot, a chair to sit in to  enjoy the fun. Special thanks to those that also brought bread, drinks and desserts. The rinsed vegetable cans were used as cups/bowls to hold the hot, hobo stew (pot holders were provided).  We also had a roaring bonfire during the entire event... see the PHOTOS
 

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Operation Christmas Child 2012 ~ Samaritan's Purse

Operation Christmas Child" shoe box were available in the vestibule. Members filled the shoe boxes with gifts per the suggestions in the brochure and placed the rubber band around the box. The church voted to pay the $7 donation per box if needed. Filled boxes were returned to our church by November 11, 2012

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October 31, 2012

Trunk N Treat

6:00 pm
'til dark

We will still have Bible Study / Prayer Time at 7:00 pm.

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Offering envelopes for the

Maguire State Mission Offering

are in the pews.

September 9                                                     Grandparent’s Day


September 16                                   Robert Beckman, Guest Speaker


September 16                   56 Days of Prayer prior to Election Day


Please pray for all 2011-2012 Committees that have met or will be meeting to prepare for the coming 2012-2013 church year that begins in October.

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was on July 15th through 20th

VBS Scripture
Our Lord is great, vast in power; His understanding is infinite.  Psalm 147:5 (HCSB)

Motto
Awesome God! Amazing Power!

 
2012 VBS Theme:  Amazing Wonders Aviation Video

Vacation Bible School
July 15 - 20, 2012

Thanks for the prayers and all that helped and volunteered to make the VBS a success!

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Ben and his bagpipes ... read more and view short video clip

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The new documentary, "Hunger Hits Home," takes a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America through the eyes of the parents, children, anti-hunger activists, educators and politicians on the frontlines of the battle. The film is part of an ongoing partnership between Food Network and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

With Sympathy

We wish to extend Christian sympathy to Helen Cody and family as we remember Bill Cody who went home to be with the Lord on January 8, 2012.

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No Postage needed! 

The Olga Baptist Church Christmas Card Mailroom

If you have Christmas cards you would like sent to your church family use our Christmas Card Mailroom in the foyer.

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Olga Baptist Adult Choir Presented
A Candlelight Christmas
During Sunday Morning Worship Service ~ 12-18-11

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Sunday

December 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Jesus!

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
 December 24, 2011
6:00 p.m.
 

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Ladies Bible Study:  Began June 14, 2010 and and was every Monday night thru August 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm in our fellowship hall (at the church).

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MUSIC NIGHT

5th Sunday Sing at 6:00 PM (discontinued)

In the past we use to come and join in a special music night worship service.  It was sort of an amateur night.  Everyone is welcome to participate.  So, tune up that instrument and clear those vocal cords for a wonderful evening of music, readings (poems), enlightenment, fellowship, and fun.  Service was usually followed by our "Finger Food Fellowship".

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

CHURCH
HOMECOMING
and                      


CELEBRATION
1959 - 2011
 
Dinner on the Grounds
following the Morning Service

Sunday, October 9, 2011

We celebrated a time of Homecoming here at Olga Baptist Church.

Thanks for joining us after the service for Dinner-on-the-Grounds in the Fellowship Hall. All were welcome and there was plenty of food for all.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Family Fellowship Night
Ice Cream Social
Sunday Evening
Aug. 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Be sure to join us next Sunday evening for an old-fashioned ice cream social. There will be good fellowship as we enjoy lots of ice cream. It has been a long hot summer, and kids will be returning
back to school, so don’t miss out on a cooooool time.

Bring your favorite ice cream or ice cream topping such as hot fudge, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, nuts, cool whip, etc.

If ice cream isn’t your thing bring along finger foods. Let’s make it
a special evening.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida




Valentine Dinner

Valentine Friendship Celebration

Sunday
February 13th, 2011
following the morning worship service

This will be Covered Dish
The dinner menu will consist of:

Pot Luck

Please come and enjoy.  It should be a wonderful evening of music, games, prizes, friendship, and love of your fellow Christian Friends.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

During the evening worship service, Tim Motis will be speaking about the ministry of ECHO.  Please Plan to visit and hear about the wonderful things they are doing.

Guest Speaker

Tim Motis

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hunger is an international problem, and the farm and nursery at ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) educate visitors on fighting world hunger. They are an inter-denominational non-profit Christian organization providing farmers in third world countries with information and seeds.

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Pastor Search Committee Statement:

The committee will be visiting churches to listen to prospective pastors.  Please pray for the committee and our new pastor.

 

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)FINGER FOOD FELLOWSHIP:  This was something we used to do in the past (2011 or 2010 and prior).  It was a Church Dinner (covered dish) on (5th Sunday) at 7:00 PM immediately following the "Music Night" worship service. 

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God Rewards Our Work
2004 to 2010 or 2011

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)GROW is a former ministry of our Church which began in our church back in January 27, 2004. The GROW campaign went strong for a few years, but was a ministry which depended heavily upon volunteers.

GROW is a phenomenally successful outreach program for many churches and helped us share the good news with those whom we come in contact with.  The GROW campaign uses volunteers to make phone calls, write letters, make visits, and to be part of a prayer group. 

Jesus instructed the church to win the lost, baptize them and make disciples of those believers.  When people are motivated, mobilized, and focused on the biblical principals of evangelism and outreach, they become empowered by God's spirit.  Lives are changed, and churches grow.

What is GROW?   It is an Outreach and Inreach Program that has been very successful in other Baptist churches.  It is built around five biblical principals including the principal of sowing and reaping.  We know that when we plant a seed we hope for a harvest.  While not all seed will produce a crop, we also know that if we don’t sow any seed we can be assured there won’t be any harvest.

Dr. Jerry N. Tidwell developed the G.R.O.W. (God Rewards Our Work) outreach ministry and implemented it in both small and large churches.

Under this proven-effective approach, church members are asked to commit just one evening each month to outreach...with several different avenues of outreach from which they can choose.  And it's all backed by strong training that encourages and builds confidence in each participant.

GROW Team Members volunteer to visit, write or phone.  It is your choice...With which do you feel comfortable?  GROW Team Members are obligated to only one Tuesday evening a month for approximately one hour.  But what an hour!... an hour of fellowship and friendship.

Thanks to Cathy M. for taking over the responsibility of heading the GROW Program.  Please include her and the GROW Team Members in your prayers.

If you know of anyone that could use a visit or just a word of encouragement, please inform Cathy or our Pastor.

The GROW campaign has been going strong this past year but we are always in need of more GROW volunteers to make phone calls, write letters, make visits, and pray

"Grow With God Daily"

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

CHURCH
HOMECOMING
and                      


CELEBRATION
1959 - 2010
 
Dinner on the Grounds
following the Morning Service

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thanks to those that attended and celbrated Homecoming with us on Sunday morning, October 10. Thanks for inviting your family and friends for making it a wonderful time of fellowship and praise.

Thanks expecially for your contribution of your favorite dish or dessert which was shared during Dinner-on the-Grounds which followed the morning service.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Back-to-School
Family Fellowship Night
Ice Cream Social
was on Sunday Night
Aug. 22, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Thanks for those of you who joined us on Sunday evening, August 22, at 6:00 p.m. for an old-fashioned ice cream social. There was fellowship and lots of ice cream. It will be a long hot summer, and the kids will be returning back to school, so don’t miss out on a coooooooool time. 

Bring your favorite ice cream or ice cream topping such as hot fudge, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, nuts, cool whip, etc. 

If ice cream isn’t your thing bring along finger foods. Let’s make it a special evening.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

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Vacation Bible School 2010

Olga Baptist Church

Was July 26th through July 30th, 2010 - 6:00 to 8:30 PM

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Photos, Video, Slide Show, and More

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New Paved Parking Lot

Praise the Lord for our new paved parking area.

The cost for the new parking area is $13,000. If you would like to help with the cost, please use an envelope in the pew and write “Parking Lot” on it. Thank you!

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Mother's Day - 2009

"Her children arise up, and called her blessed" Proverbs 31;28

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PHOTOS of Ladies Fellowship Luncheon which was at Florida Baptist Children's Homes on April 18, 2009 are now available... VIEW HERE

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Shoe Box Photos - Operation Christmas Child - 2008


Click to small image above to view LARGER photo

Operation Christmas Child

How to Pack a Shoe Box

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HOBO Supper

Saturday Evening
November 8, 2008
5:00 P.M.

We wish to invite everyone to join us as we celebrate Fall with an evening of Christian fellowship, music and food.

Entrance Fee is a can of vegetables to add to the stew pot, but remember you will be eating out of the can so make it a large one. (If possible bring your cans in any time prior to the supper so they can be added earlier and simmering in the pot as folks arrive)

Bring along an extra can for a canned food donation to a local food pantry for families struggling in our area.

CONTEST:  This year we are asking everyone to dress up as a hobo... there will be a contest for the BEST DRESSED HOBO.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Lee County Public School students return to school on August 18, 2008.  Please be aware of the students waiting at bus stops or walking on the side of the road.  Also be aware of the big yellow school buses.  These bus drivers have to deal with students entrusted to them...don't make them deal with you too.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Back-to-School
Family Fellowship Night
Ice Cream Social

Aug. 24, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Be sure to join us Sunday evening, August 24, at 6:00 p.m. for an old-fashioned ice cream social. There will be fellowship and lots of ice cream. It will be a long hot summer, and the kids will be returning back to school, so don’t miss out on a coooooooool time. 

The ice cream will be provided, just bring your favorite ice cream topping such as hot fudge, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, nuts, cool whip, etc. 

If ice cream isn’t your thing bring along finger foods. Let’s make it a special evening.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

 

Vacation Bible School 2008
Olga Baptist Church

July 21st through July 25th - 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Aloha! Surf's up at Outrigger Island where kids will learn to know, speak, and live God's truth. Based on Psalm 86:11, this tropical adventure will help kids develop the stability they need to become unshakeable in a world of shifting sands. 

Scripture:  "Teach me Your way, Lord, and I will live by Your truth." Psalm 86:11 Holman CSB®

Motto:   Know the Truth!...  Speak the Truth!... Live the Truth!

 

 

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Vacation bible school will be here soon and we need to start planning. There will be a meeting on April 12, 2008 at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to participate. The theme this year is “Outrigger Island”. So gather any Hawaiian-related items you may have, and we may borrow.

There will also be a VBS Clinic given by the Royal Palm Baptist Association on April 24, 2008 at 7:00 PM at North Naples Baptist Church.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

CREATION

Mini-Series

Olga Baptist Church
presents a

Sunday Evening
Video Mini-Series


"CREATION"

March 9th - April 13th
6:00 PM - 2008

Join us for a six-part video series of Ken Ham’s most powerful talks, challenging the church to uphold the authority of the Bible in a scientific age. Ken Ham is president and founder of Answers in Genesis-U.S. and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.

March 9th
2008

Where Did God Come From?
Defending creation in a scientific age.
March 16th
2008
The Six Day of Creation
A young earth is not the issue.
March 30th
2008
The Bible Explains Dinosaurs
The real history of dinosaurs.
April 6th
2008
Only One Race
The scientific and biblical case against racism.
April 13th
2008
 Why Won’t They Listen?
The power of creation evangelism.
April 20th
2008
 Genesis: The Key to Reclaiming the Culture

http://answersingenesis.org   and  http://creationmuseum.org

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida



 

Easter Egg Hunt - 2008

Saturday

March 22nd
10:00 a.m.

Please join us as we celebrate Easter with an old fashioned egg hunt.  Prizes will be given and there will be lots and lots of fun for all!

 Please join us for a wonderful start to the Easer Weekend.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Easter Sunday

March 23, 2008

"Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified, He is not here, he has risen, just as he said."

Matthew 28: 5 - 6

 

2007

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National Goal:  $150 million

Our Goal:  $6,800.00
Received: $0.00

International Missions


Week of Prayer
(December 2nd to 9th, 2007)

Lottie Moon
Christmas Offering
®


Mission March


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

We are in need of poinsettias to decorate the Sanctuary for the Christmas season.

If you would like the poinsettia plant back you can pick it up after the Christmas Eve service, but be sure to put your name on the bottom of the pot.

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The Olga Baptist Church Christmas Card Mailroom will be set up soon in the church foyer.
If you have Christmas cards you would like sent to your church family use our Christmas Card Mailroom in the foyer.

No Postage needed!  However, if you would like to make a donation to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in the amount that you would have spent on postage, that would be most appreciated.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

If you would like to make a donation for Christmas baskets, use one of the Special Offering envelopes in the pew and mark it Benevolence Fund.

If you know of a family that could use a basket let us know.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

The Church-Wide Christmas Dinner is for the entire family.

Saturday
 December 8, 2007
6:00 PM

This is a covered dish dinner so fix your favorite holiday dish to share with all.

The Mary Hall Sunday School class will provide a ham.

There will also be fun, games, prizes, and singing; as well as, a joyous time of Christian fellowship.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

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Friday, December 16, 2007 - 6:00 PM
Adult Choir
Christmas Program

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Covered Dish Dinner

December 19, 2007

6:15 PM
prior to
 Business Meeting

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Business Meeting

November 19, 2007
7:00 p.m.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service December 24, 2007
 

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Tuesday

December 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

We wish to extend Christian sympathy to the Crick families as we remember Tom Crick who went home to be with the Lord on November 14, 2007

Viewing
at
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
Colonial at Summerlin
 Friday, 6 to 8 P.M.
November 16, 2007

 

Funeral Service for
Tom Crick
will be held at the church on
Saturday, 11:00 A.M.


November 17, 2007

Please join the family for a covered dish lunch fellowship and reception following the service in our Fellowship Hall. Please bring a covered dish.

Graveside Service
2:00 P.M.
including military

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida


Saturday Evening
November 10, 2007
5:00 P.M.

HOBO Supper

We wish to invite everyone to an evening of fellowship, music and food.

Bring a can of vegetables to add to the stew pot; but remember you will be eating out of the can so make it a large one.

If possible bring your cans in any time prior to the supper so they can be added earlier and simmering in the pot as folks arrive,

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

EASTER
Breakfast

 2007


April 8, 2007

8:00 to 9:15 a.m.
View PHOTOS

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Easter
Sunrise Service
2007

 Franklin Lock (South Side)

April 8, 2007 at 7:00 a.m.
View PHOTOS

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Saturday
April 7th
10:00 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt - 2007

Please join us as we celebrate Easter with an old fashioned egg hunt.  Prizes will be given and there will be lots and lots of fun for all!

 Please join us for a wonderful start to the Easer Weekend.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida



National Goal:  $57 Million


Mission March

April 8th


Change Your World

Olga Baptist Goal - $3,000.00


2007 North American Missions Emphasis
 

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”            Ephesians 2:10

Change Your World by renewing your awareness of the urgent need to affirm, equip, support those who are making a difference in people’s lives on the North American mission field. Change Your World by being active in sharing the gospel with your families, friends and communities. Change Your World by increasing your awareness of and participation in giving to North American missions efforts through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

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Olga Baptist

CHURCH
DIRECTORY

February 2007 Edition

Now Available to Members
(Pick One Up at Church)

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We are still hoping to have a church cookbook soon. We have received some wonderful recipes and are anxious to get them out to you. We will keep you posted as to a projected time.

In the meantime...here are a couple of recipe's from Granny (Dennis' Mom) click on recipe names below to view... enjoy!:

Dixie Snowflakes (Cookies)
Garbanzo Bean Soup

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Valentine 2007
Friendship Celebration

View PHOTOS

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The Dominion Trio
Gospel Concert

Sunday Evening
February 11, 2007
6:00 PM

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2006

Christmas CANTATA Practice 

If you are interested in singing in this year’s Christmas Cantata we would love to have you.

Practice is every Sunday evening at 5:00 PM. What a wonderful time of fellowship and praise.

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Donations were received for Thanksgiving Food Baskets, through the use of the Special Offering  Benevolence Fund envelopes found in the pews.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Florida Baptist Convention
Pastors’ Conference
and
Florida
Baptist State Convention
was on

November 12-14, 2006

McGregor Baptist Church

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

January 27 - Bill & Helen C
March 6 - Dave & Diane S
April 12 - Ernest & Alta P

May 31 - Don & Gail E
June 12 - Gary & Karen P
July 4
- Bill & Judi W
July 7
- Robert & Annie S
July 14
- Solon & Bernice D
July 21
- William & Doris D
August 15 - Tim & Paige M 1998
August 15 - Bob & Betty R 1979
August 17
- Clyde & Priscilla Y 1968
August 19
- John & Wilma W 1937
September 4
- Kenny & Suzette F 2004
September 25
- Dennis & Virginia Riggs 1971
October 5
- Ken & Naomi S
October 10
- Jim & Judy S
October 27
- Doug & Florence E
October 29
- Gary & Lynette D
November 18 - Bruce & Susan B
November 19
- Ryan & Krista W
December 18 - Richard & Edith D
December 19 - Tex & Joanne R ?
December 26 - Tex & Joanne R ?

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

January 5 - Karen P
January 11
- Clyde Y
January 12 - Jason B
January 12 - Katie W
January 15 - Judy S
January 18 - Krista W
January 20 - David K
January 31 - Bernice D
February 5 - Dennis Riggs

March 3 - Kay T
March 4 - Lynette D
March 4 - Suzette F
March 6 - Raven J
March 14 - Logan R
March 24 - Ken S
March 28 - Annette R
April 19 - Virginia Riggs
April 21 - Skyla J
April 26 - Lyla S
May 6 - Ann B
May 8 - Mary R
May 12 - Phyllis E
June 8 - Mike M
June 13 - Alta P
June 17 - M. R. L
June 17 - Gail E
June 22 - Bill C
June 24  - Bernie M
June 25 - Jenna D
July 6
- Heather S
July 7
- Carolyn M
July 13
- Helen C
July 14
-  Diane S
July 17
- Annie S
July 20
- Joanne R
July 21
- Lonnie M
July 30
- Marva K
August 13 - Jack D
August 17 - LouAnn K
August 18
- Florence E
August 25 - Debra R
August 26
- Solon D
September 2
- Bob R
September 3
- John W
September 5
- Susan B
September 8 - Ken F
September 12
- Priscilla Y
September 12 - Jimmie M
September 15
- Loraine P
September
- 16 Ann C
September 25
- Don E
September 26
- Judi W
September 30
- Joella B
October 4
- Ryan W
October 5 - Bob H
October 7 - Cathey M
October 8
- Jim S
October 11
- Gary P
October 14
-  Tom C & Wilma W
October 17
- Doug E
October 19
- Scott S
October 22
- Bruce B, Sr.
October 23
- Bruce Y
November 1
- Ernest P
November 4 
- Tex R
November 15
- Marge H
November 16
- Jacqueline R
November 22
- Pam M
November 23
- Robert S
November 29
- June C
November 29
- Devyn D
November 30 - Bruce Allen B
December 2 - Naomi S
December 13 - Bruce R
December 18 - Derrick D
December 29 - Judy M
December 30 - Danielle D

If you are a member of our church and your birthday and/or
anniversary was left out, please let us know.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Don't Forget to

Turn Your Clocks

BACK

Time Change - Fall Back
October 29, 2006

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

The 2006 Nominating Committee needs your prayers and your support.

If you are asked to help in an area of our ministry, please pray about it and consider it with an open heart.

Three Good Reasons to Serve Your Church

  1. Your Christian life needs a service outlet. Nothing helps you to grow as a Christian like putting your faith into practice on a church committee.

  2. You have a testimony to share with others. The reason why you are asked to serve is that your fellow Christians have confidence in you and your ability. Your Christian testimony will be a good influence in the lives of those whom you lead and serve.

  3. Your church needs you. There is no way for a church to get its work done unless members volunteer their time. When you accept a place of responsibility, you help your church move forward in the name of Christ.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida


RECEIVED $893.00

 

The Maguire State Mission Offering makes it possible to carry out God's call of rescuing the downtrodden and spiritually lost, reconciling a needy world with the hope found in Jesus Christ and renewing all believers to fulfill the Great Commission.  

The missionary purpose of the Maguire State offering includes: 

  • Helping new congregations through church site grants

  • Supporting pastors in partnership states and countries

  • Spreading the gospel through evangelistic ministry

  • Developing believers through youth and family camps

  • Helping churches in Florida changing communities

  • Ministering to migrant farm laborers

  • Helping rebuild lives after disasters

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Carpet Fund

During the August Business Meeting the church voted to replace the carpet in the Education Building (the carpet is over 30 years old in that section), carpet the Fellowship Hall and put new floor covering in the kitchen. Contributions can be made to the “Carpet Fund”.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Church Cleanup

9:00 am

Saturday, October 7, 2006

There will be a Church Clean Up Day to spruce up before Homecoming. There are no jobs to small. If anything, come for some fun and fellowship

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

CHURCH
HOMECOMING
and                      


CELEBRATION
1959 - 2006
 
Dinner on the Grounds
following the Morning Service

Sunday, October 8, 2006

Come celebrate Homecoming with us. The theme will be “Praise God”. Be sure to invite your family and friends for a wonderful time of fellowship and praise.  CLICK HERE for Photos

Don’t forget your favorite dish or dessert to share during Dinner-on-the-Grounds following the morning service

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Pastor Appreciation

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Join us as we show our love and appreciation to Bro. Gary Pinkley and Bro. Bob Rowe, as well as, Karen and Janet

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Covered Dish Dinner

October 25th
6:15 PM
prior to
 Business Meeting.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Business Meeting

October 25th
7:00 PM

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

August 27, 2006 before Sunday School
9:30 to 9:45 AM

September was the start of the new Sunday School year and we and we did it with a kick.  The kick-off was on August 27, 2006 from 9:30 - 9:45 prior to Sunday School time.  There was pastries, fruit, coffee, and juice.  If you had never attended a Sunday School class or had not been in a while, then this was the wonderful time for meeting our excellent Sunday School teachers.  There is a class for all ages.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida


         Ann & Tom's
65th Wedding Anniversary

The family of Ann and Tom C. invited us to a celebration of Ann and Tom's 65th wedding anniversary.  There was a reception in the Fellowship Hall of our church Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 2:00 PM

CLICK HERE

For more about the reception and to view the photos.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Lee County Public School students returned to school on August 8, 2006.  Please continue to be aware of the students waiting at bus stops or walking on the side of the road.  Also be aware of the big yellow school buses.  These bus drivers have to deal with students entrusted to them...don't make them deal with you too.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Ice Cream Social 2006
was on Sunday Evening
Aug. 6, 2006 at 6:00 PM

It was great fun!

CLICK HERE
to see photos

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

As you travel this summer on vacation we will be praying for a safe journey.

We will miss you, but will enjoy hearing vacation stories when you return.  If you visit another church be sure to bring back a bulletin or newsletter.

It is always fun to hear what other churches are doing.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - ARTIC EDGE
Where Adventure Meets Courage

Trek north... to the Arctic Edge, where daily excursions from Big Bear Lodge will have you hiking across the tundra, exploring the seascape by kayak, and skimming the backcountry in a float plane. As you test your limits in the challenges of the vast Arctic wilderness, you will learn that God is always with you and you will find the courage required to follow Jesus in the everyday challenges of your life.

Haven’t I commanded you: Be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9 Holman CSB™)

Be strong! Be courageous! Follow Jesus!

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - Here is a picture provided by one of our members who attended the Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 17, 2006 at 7:00 a.m. at the Franklin Lock


AN EASTER TRILOGY

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 $2954.75
Received for 2006

Answer His Call
Tell His Story
Change Your World

National Goal:  $56 Million
Olga Baptist Goal was $2,750

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

National Goal:  $150 Million ~ Our Goal: $6,600
RECEIVED 2006:  $6,098

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

FEB
 2nd
 2006

Groundhog Day (a spin-off from a former Christian holiday Candlemas).  Candlemas, Feb. 2, was a Christian festival commemorating the purification of Mary and the presentation of Jesus in the temple.

The name Candlemas was derived from the procession of candles, inspired by the words of Simeon “a light to lighten the Gentiles” (Luke 2.32).   Early Christians believed that if the sun came out on Candlemas Day, then there would be six more weeks of winter.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida


 




Come and enjoy a time of friendship, fellowship, and love of your fellow Christian

February 11, 2006 at 6:00 PM

Valentine Friendship Celebration

$8.50 per person

The dinner will catered by Boston Market and consists of: 

Rotisserie Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
 

The above dinner will be provided but we do ask that you bring a dessert or drink. 

This will be a wonderful evening of music, games, and prizes.

Reservations are Required, Register Now!

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

The Dominion Trio
Gospel Concert

Sunday Evening
February 12th, 2006
6:00 PM

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Gospel Concert: John Schindler March 5, 2006, Morning Service The concert will feature inspirational gospel music. John’s music and evangelism ministry has taken him throughout parts of the United States, as well as, the world

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CONSUMED
WITH HOPE

“Everyone Can”

Florida Baptist State Evangelism Conference 
March 6-7, 2006

First Baptist Church, Lakeland
Conference begins Monday at 1:30 p.m. and concludes Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. 

A variety of evangelistic ministries developed by First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland will be modeled during this Evangelism Conference.  

The ministries are “very intentionally evangelistic. We hope that after seeing these different types of ministries, churches will realize the efforts could be implemented in their own community.” 

Scheduled to speak at the conference are: Richard Powell, McGregor Baptist Church, Fort Myers; Tommy Green, First Baptist Church of Brandon; Ken Whitten, Idlewild Baptist Church, Lutz; and Hayes Wicker, First Baptist Church of Naples and president of the Florida Baptist State Convention. They will join Charles Kelly, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Jay Dennis, pastor of the host church.  

For further information contact the pastor or go to www.flbaptist.org.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Gospel Concert: Reggie Payte March 19, 2006, Morning Service

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2005

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CHURCH
HOMECOMING
and                      


and
 Dinner on the Grounds

Sunday, October 9, 2005
 

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

 

Ice Cream Social 2005
was on Sunday Evening
Aug. 7, 2005 at 6:00 PM

It was great fun!

CLICK HERE
to see photos

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

BUILDING FUND RAISING CAMPAIGN 2005
A New Roof for God's House
Campaign Goal:  $38,800 - Began June 5, 2005
Total Received:  $22,449.85

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

YOUTH CAMP UPDATE!
July 10, 2005

Youth were at X-Fuge Christian Camp in Panama City (July 6 - 9).  They worked very hard raising funds for this trip.  They wish to thank everyone for their support.  Steve and Judy accompanied them to camp.  Hurricane Dennis cut short their stay... they returned a day ahead of schedule.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Wednesday
 June 8, 2005
11:00 a.m.
at our church

A Memorial Service for Mary Roberts was held at the church on Wednesday, June 8th at 11:00 a.m.

Friends and family were invited to the Fellowship Hall for a dinner while the immediate family went to the gravesite.

The immediate family joined the others following the visit to the gravesite.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Pastor's Anniversary

In May 1990 Brother Gary and Karen became an important part of our church.

 We have been blessed during each and every single one of those wonderful years.

Thank you so very much for all your love and dedication.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Riverdale High School Graduation
 Monday
 May 16th
 
Congratulations 2005 Graduates

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Memorial Day - 2005

Monday

May 30th

Remember Those Who
 Gave Their Lives

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Fun, Fun, Fun
 for the family!

Block Party

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Durrance Boys' Trio
Gospel in Song

April 9, 2005

crafts/activities
hamburgers/hotdogs

Bring a lawn chair, sit back, and enjoy great food, Christian fellowship, and music!

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2005 - WE MET OUR GOAL!
 $2,671.50
Received to Date

Answer His Call
Tell His Story
Change Your World

National Goal:  $55 Million
Olga Baptist Goal was $2,500

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Your support is most appreciated!

Rummage Sale

Saturday,
April 16
, 2005
7:00 a.m.

Corner of Buckingham Road & Orange River Blvd. (business parking lot of Lee Dean & Sons)

This is a fundraiser for our Youth Program to attend a Youth Camp this summer.  Please support your youth by donating any unused items you may have laying around the house.  You may bring these items at any time to our church.  Place the items in our Fellowship Hall.

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Easter Sunrise Service - 2005
 Franklin Lock (South Side)

March 27th at 6:15 a.m.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

Community Breakfast - 2005
was held on
March 27th

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

REVIVAL with Reggie Payte
was held on:

Friday, March 11, 2005 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 12th - 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 13th - 11:00 AM

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Valentine Dinner

 

Valentine Friendship Celebration

was on Saturday
February 12th, 2005
6:00 PM

cost was $8.00 per person

The dinner consisted of:

Chicken Parmigiana, Baked Ziti, Garden Salad, and Rolls with Butter

Many came and enjoyed.  It was a wonderful evening of music, games,  prizes, friendship, fellowship, and love of your fellow Christian.

Olga Baptist Church, Gospel, Salvation, Olga, Alva, Southwest Florida

The Dominion Trio
was here In Concert

Sunday Evening
February 13th, 2005
6:00 PM

2004

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Family Fellowship Night - Ice Cream & Melon Social: August 8, 2004 @ 6:00 P.M.  Homemade ice cream was provided.  Others brought their favorite ice cream topping, melon(s), finger foods, etc..  It was an enjoyable time of food, fun, and fellowship. 

Vacation Bible School - 2004: June 7th thru 11th, 2004.   Far Out Far East Rickshaw Rally - Racing to the Son

  Vacation Bible School took us on an exciting Far East race that challenged like no other.  To obtain the real prize in this Rally, we sought Jesus as Savior and Lord... and committed to follow Him throughout the course of our lives.  All ages participated. Thanks for your help making it a successful Vacation Bible School.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Guest Speaker:  Randy Kington a Vietnam War Veteran was our guest speaker on Sunday, May 2, 2004

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Revival 2004 with Reggie Payte (with wife, Debbie & son, Reuben):

Was held Friday thru Sunday (March 19 - 21, 2004.

It was an enjoyable time of revival, renewal, and fellowship.

 Dinner on the Grounds followed the Sunday Revival Service.   CLICK HERE for more on the Revival and to see pictures

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Southern Sanctuary Gospel Concert and Dinner on the Grounds: was on Sunday, February 22, 2004, 11:00 a.m. (during the morning worship service):

"Ordinary people serving an extraordinary God"

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Click on the photo above to zoom out and view larger version of the trio:

SOUTHERN SANCTUARY - 2004

Southern Sanctuary – a mixed  Gospel trio based in Mooresville, North Carolina were in concert at our church. Southern Sanctuary has been ministering the Gospel message through the medium of Christian music since 1996. The vocalists are Doug Henderson from Mooresville, North Carolina singing lead, Sarah Chrisman from Carthage, Missouri singing soprano and Rebecca Bush from Kane, Pennsylvania rounding out the trio sound by singing alto. For more information visit the trio’s website at http://southernsanctuary.com or CLICK HERE

Following the concert was dinner on the grounds, which was an enjoyable time of food and fellowship.

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Valentine Friendship Celebration Dinner & Gospel Concert: Was on Saturday, February 14, 2004 at the Church, 6:00 P.M. with Shawn & Sherri Critser from Henderson, Kentucky.  It was an enjoyable time of friendship, fellowship, and love of Christ and His love for us.  To view pictures of the Concert  CLICK HERE or on the Concert picture below:  For pictures of the Friendship Dinner Fellowship CLICK HERE or on the Valentine picture below.


 

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Best Wishes Fellowship for Annette: was Saturday, January 17, 2004 at the Church, 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.   Annette has started a new adventure in her nursing career.  She has decided to do travel nursing and her first assignment will take her to Quincy, Illinois.  Your prayers and support are appreciated.  It was an exciting time for her... but a sad time for us.  We had a great time of fellowship, and food of course.

2003

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National Goal:  $133 million
Challenge Goal: $140 million

Our Goal:  $4,270.00
Received: $4,671.14

November 30th - December 7th, 2003

Week of Prayer
for
International Missions
and
International Mission Study

Lottie Moon
Christmas Offering

 

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Children's Christmas Program - 2003: Sunday, December 21st, morning service.  "From Our Herd to Your Herd"

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Christmas Cantata - 2003: Sunday, December 14th, morning service

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Church Christmas Dinner - 2003: Saturday, December 13th at 6:00 P.M.  A wonderful evening of food, fun, and fellowship.  Thanks to Mary Hall's Sunday School class for providing the ham.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICTURES

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Missionary Reports - 2003: Month of December, Sundays and Wednesdays.  We heard video and/or live reports from missionaries who see firsthand how God is working - even in the far corners of the world and we learned how we can join in through our prayers, gifts, and service.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Skit - 2003: Sunday, December 7th, morning service.  There was a small skit of international flavor. 

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes) Farewell Fellowship for Mike and Pam - 2003: finger foods were served and the fellowship held Sunday, Nov. 23rd, following the evening service.  We said our sad goodbyes and gave our best wishes to Pam and Mike.  They spent their Thanksgiving here and then left for their new home in Maryville, Tennessee.  We continue to pray God's blessing upon them.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes) "Love Offering" for Benevolent Fund - 2003: $557 received to those in need.  Thanks!

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes) Hobo Supper - Fall Festival - 2003:  was celebrated on Saturday, November 15th.  2:30 - 5:00 P.M. was Fun for Kids and Kids at Heart (games, hayride, bounce slide, and lots more).  5:00 - 6:00 P.M. was the Gospel Concert with the "Sonlight Quartet" 6:00 P.M. was the Hobo Supper (canned vegetables were brought and added to the stew pot).  Thanks to all those who came and participated.  It was a fun time, the music was uplifting, the games were enjoyable, and the food was mouthwatering.  A special thanks to Lynette, Special Occasions Chairperson, and all those who helped with the games, activities, food, etc.  Your love and dedication made it such a special day. 

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Homecoming 2003: (1959 - 2003) was celebrated on October 12th and the theme was "The Old Fashioned Gospel" (old fashioned garb, old favorite recipes, etc.).  Special music, great food, testimonies, preaching, and fellowship! Dinner on the grounds followed the morning worship service.

 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICTURES

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Church Cleanup for Homecoming 2003: Was on October 4th at 9:00 a.m.  Thanks to all those who showed up.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Sunday School Promotion - 2003: Was on September 7th

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Family Night Ice Cream Social - 2003: Was on August 3rd, 6:00 PM.  We Beat the Heat!  It was an old-fashioned ice cream social.  There was fun, fellowship, and lots and lots of ice cream (both homemade & store bought) and plenty of toppings.  It has been a long hot summer and the kids will be returning back to school soon... so if you missed this you missed out on a cooooool time.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICTURES

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Thanks from the Youth Class - 2003: We would like to thank everyone who generously donated to our fundraisers and youth camp needs.  If it wasn't for your support, this trip would not have been possible.

We learned so much about where we, as teenagers, need to be with God.  We came back humbled and revived.   Now the hard part begins...we have to apply this to our real lives.  Please pray for us as we go on this journey, as there will be many obstacles.

Again, thank you so much for your prayers and support.

Love in Christ,

Youth Class of Olga Baptist Church

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Camp Centrifuge Christian Youth Camp - 2003: June 30 - July 5, Panama City, FL.  They're back!  Sounds like they all had a great time.  Chaperones Steve and Judy, along with the youth who attended shared their experiences with us Sunday Morning, July 6th.  It appears that the camp will be remembered forever and that there were many life changing experiences as a result.  Those who came back were excited, charged, and ready to share their experiences with everyone.

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Vacation Bible School 2003: Praise the Lord for all who helped make this year's VBS a wonderful success.  You did an outstanding job and thank you for a Job well done.  VBS was held June 9th to 13th, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM.  Theme was: The Great Kingdom Caper "Cracking the Character Code".  It was a wonderful time of learning and fellowship.  This year, VBS took the kids on intriguing missions through the vibrant streets of London

and throughout the colorful British Isles.  While on special assignment, sleuths (formerly known as kids) were led by inspectors (also known as adults) finding and investigating clues that helped them discover how to live with Christian character. Cases, codes, and clues led kids to learn how to live with compassion and kindness, humility and gentleness, patience and endurance, forgiveness, and love.

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crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Car Wash & Bake Sale: was on Saturday, May 10th, 2003 in the parking lot of the Lee Dean and Sons building at the corner of Buckingham Road and Orange River Boulevard.  Numerous baked goods were sold.    Proceeds to benefit the Youth Group's summer trip to Camp Centrifuge.


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See if you can figure out who is most of the work and who is just playing around?

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)May Newsletter: It was so great to again have a Newsletter for Olga Baptist Church.  Excellent Job!  Thanks to all who worked to produce this newsletter.

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Women's Conference: Took place on April 12th, 2003

crossbut.jpg (2967 bytes)Men's Conference! - 2003: Took place on March 7th & 8th at the Alva Methodist Camp.  Phil Messenger was the speaker - There was a Steak Dinner - Fun - Etc.!

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