Which is worse, a scoffer that denies the existence of God

or a believer that lives like there was no sacrifice?

Choir Practice ~ 5:15 pm Sundays ~ Open to All



The Governments are the Messiah of The Lost,

and the Governments will pay to ‘keep them’; LOST, with your money.

Helpers and Cooks needed for Recreation Fridays

Donations needed to feed the Friday Night Recreation

Bible Study

WE would LOVE to see YOU in Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am


In  1952
President Truman

established one day a year as a

National Day of Prayer."

In  1988
President Reagan
designated the
First Thursday in May of each year as

‘the’ National
Day of Prayer.


In 2009, President Obama opted not to have a service in the Whitehouse.  In 2010 a lower court ruled the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional, which was overturned then appealed in 2011.  The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is still pressing hard to abolish prayer within our government.


Don’t make a presidential sized mistake, giving unbelievers the idea they can destroy Faith in our Creator and replace it with faith in our government. We show our strength when we stand together and Pray Openly.


National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 1, 2014 
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Be sure to gather and show ourselves united in Prayer.

Matthew 12:21 as our Scripture for this year: 
In His name the nations will put their hope.


Isn’t it odd how some people can trust God with every issue

 that comes along, but they can’t trust Him with their wallet?



Having cash flow problems? 

Consider this, maybe it’s ‘I’ trouble.

 I’ware is just too expensive


I-pad, I-pod, I-phone, I-net service

Texting, Tweeting, & Facing

Not to mention TV, Cable, Phone, Internet, …..

With all that socializing we should be good,, right?


All this socializing is generating ‘Social’ I-zing,

where whatever we can ‘talk’ about becomes acceptable?.  
Seems people neglect, God says there are things not fit for discussion.

(think about it)


There is so much time and money spent Social I-zing,

that we can’t afford the time to spend with God.

(a plan from Satan himself)


Maybe…. If we could reverse the trend…


Put ‘God First’ and the ‘I’ trouble would go away

(money is not the problem, putting God last IS)



Remember when we could just talk – face to face?

 We solved problems instead of caused problems.






God always has something on His Mind!

 All too often I don’t have a clue what it might be.

 To discover the answer, I can only pray…

 Then I find out it was always me.




Took Your Place

One day, a man went to visit a church. He got there early, parked his
car, and got out. Another car pulled up near and the driver got out and
said,  "I always park there! You took my place!"

The visitor went inside for Sunday School, found an empty seat and sat

A young lady from the church approached him and stated, "That's my
seat!  You took my place!"

The visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said

After Sunday School, the visitor went into the sanctuary and sat down.  
Another member walked up to him and said, "That's where I always sit! 
You took my place!"   The visitor was even more troubled by this
treatment, but still He said nothing.

Later as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them,
the visitor stood up, and his appearance began to change. Horrible scars
became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet.

Someone from the congregation noticed him and called out, "What
happened to you?"

The visitor replied, as his hat became a crown of thorns, and a tear
fell from his eye, "I took your place."


We count it a privilege to honor our Lord

with our time, praise, service to others, and even some coin.


1 Corinthians 16: 1Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 2Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.


Since by the order of Paul, Christians till today still meet on Sundays, the “first day of the week” to bring our tithes, wrapped with praise,

song, inspiration, dedication, public profession, baptism,

and yes, even a message of warning & encouragement.  

Have we forgotten the first reason for this meeting?

“the collection for the saints” (coin for God’s work)

The next 5 days are for outreach (work), so that many would be saved.

The 7th day God rested and so may you, don’t forget to keep it Holy.

Yes I know, Sunday is the day of Resurrection and First Fruits,

probably why Paul preferred it for the gathering of the Saints.









Billy Graham has issued a statement defending traditional marriage and Chick-Fil-A. “I want to express my support for my good friends Truett Cathy and his son Dan Cathy, and for their strong stand for the Christian faith,” Graham said. “I’ve known their family for many years and have watched them grow Chick-fil-A into one of the best businesses in America while never compromising their values. Chick-fil-A serves each of its customers with excellence, and treats everyone like a neighbor. It’s easy to see why Chick-fil-A has become so popular across America. Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God’s word. I appreciate the Cathy family’s public support for God’s definition of marriage.” 

More at  http://www.billygraham.org/articlepage.asp?articleid=8824



BILLY GRAHAM LETTER:    July 24, 2012

Some years ago, my wife, Ruth, was reading the draft of a book I was writing. When she finished a section describing the terrible downward spiral of our nation's moral standards and the idolatry of worshiping false gods such as technology and sex, she startled me by exclaiming, "If God doesn't punish America, He'll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah."

She was probably thinking of a passage in Ezekiel where God tells why He brought those cities to ruin. "Now this was the sin of … Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen" (Ezekiel 16:49-50, NIV).

I wonder what Ruth would think of America if she were alive today. In the years since she made that remark, millions of babies have been aborted and our nation seems largely unconcerned. Self-centered indulgence, pride, and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.

More of this letter at: http://www.billygraham.org/articlepage.asp?articleid=8813


Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

Tracking events and trends in Israel, Russia and the epicenter






  Good News Club

Planning a Great 2012/13 School Year 

Still need more volunteers to help teach, 

help all the way around.  

We have forms in church foyer for you to fill out.

Expecting 100+ students enrolled 


This is a reminder:

 I understand

we have some adults......txting

while driving. 

Don't txt while driving
Watch a compelling video on the dangers of txting while driving. This 10-minute documentary, titled "The Last Txt," was produced by AT&T and features stories of real individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by texting behind the wheel. Being able to text and communicate instantly has its advantages, but also can be a dangerous activity. Please take a few minutes to share with your co-workers, family and friends the dangers of txting while driving.



 Prayers go out to Cash Moore for Salvation



Ladies Fellowship is suspending their meeting for the Summer

Please contact Doris for new start date




Friday Night Youth 
Come out and
 Support Community Youth
 6:00pm Fellowship Hall



WE ARE ....





"The 4th-6th grade Sunday School class would like for you to save 'BOX TOP$ FOR Education' coupons and Campbell soup labels/coupons. They are collecting them for the Laurel Hill School . You may bring them periodically and leave them on the table in the foyer."

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Please Pray for Sunday School Children and their families.




Brotherhood Breakfast Cooks

September -- Dennis & Keith 

October -- David & Mike K.

November -- Keith & Jacob L.

December -- David & Mike K.

January -- Keith & 


Past (OLD) Announcements


Thank you for the offering you gave.  We collected $1071.00

Sunday, May 15th, at 6:00pm

Come help us show our Appreciation to Pastor Mike and wife Runae

Bring your favorite finger foods & drinks and enjoy some great fellowship.

There will be a $Gift Tree $  that needs some Green. 



Baccalaureate for the Class of 2011

 Seniors of Laurel Hill High School

May 18, @6:00pm

The Church will be providing a meal after service in the fellowship hall 

for Seniors, families and friends, Please join us.

Our sins put Him on the Cross, but Love kept Him there!



Community Sunrise Service

April 24th, Easter Sunday

 at sunrise (approx 6:30am) at Gene Clary Park in Laurel Hill, FL 

Community churches are coming together and

would like to encourage

everyone to come out for a sunrise service to be delivered

by: Rev. Bob Smith, Pastor at Magnolia Baptist Church 

with breakfast following at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 

and we will have the coffee pot warming and waiting.


We will be feeding the Lady Hoboes Softball team

at 1:45pm on Monday, April 18

They will be having chicken tenders and fries 

Thanks to Keith Free he will be doing the cooking.

Please provide some desserts for the girls and coaches.

See you at the ball game afterwards 4:00 at Paxton.


Ladies Fellowship

Monday, April 18th at 7:pm

at the home of Ella Faye Caton 

with MaryAlice Gamble bring message.

All ladies are welcome.

.................Don't forget....................

Spring Association Meeting

April 18th 7pm at Magnolia Baptist Church

All are welcome.

changing a life

                        is one thing

saving a life

                ..........is another........

give blood and you can do both

Laurel Hill School


Wednesday, April 20

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Baptism Service Sunday March 13th for Billy Locke

One of our youth who has found faith in God and trust.

Make sure you come and help rejoice in this special occasion.



Brotherhood Breakfast

Sunday, March 6th @ 7:00am

cooks:  Dennis & Keith


Come help us celebrate 

Runae & Mike McVay's 39th Anniversary

Sunday night, February 27th @ 6:00pm

Finger foods, cake, coffee, tea, etc..............

Congratulations to the 

Laurel Hill Hoboes Boys Basketball Team

for winning 1A District Tournament

on Saturday Night at Paxton

PULPIT: Valentines from God

                                                                                                                Rev. Eugene Strickland

"I have called you by name: you are mine...I will be with you...Because you are precious in my eyes and glorious, and because I love you.” –– Isaiah 43:1, 2, 4


I was in a local store this week and walked by the Valentine's Day card section. There were cards of every size, shape and color. Some were simple and others ornate. And there was a valentine for everyone there, not just your sweetheart but for any and all persons you love. Millions of these have been purchased and given out this week and this very day.

As I stood there looking at all those Valentine's Day cards and the people buying them to give to family and friends all over the world, the thought came to me, "God sends valentines too!" Valentines are messages of love, right? Who loves more than God? And each of us is God's beloved. Every day is Valentine's Day, for God showers love upon us in so many ways every second of our lives.

Take a breath. Every breath, that's a valentine from God...every sunrise, every sunset...every moonlit night, every starry sky...every meal...every walk...every hug from a friend...every second of our lives is filled with valentines, with "I Love You" from God. How have you experienced God's love recently?

The Bible is a collection of the most wonderful valentines ever written or given...love letters from God to you and to me –– for us to read over and over, to cherish...and find strength...and hope...and the reassurance that we are loved.

“With age-old love I have loved you; so I have kept my mercy toward you.” –– Jeremiah. 31:3 

“His banner over me is love.” –– Song of Solomon 2:4 

“Though the mountains leave their place and the hills be shaken, my love will never leave you nor my covenant of peace be shaken, says the Lord, who has mercy on you.” –– Isaiah 54:10 

“O Lord, how precious is your love. My God, the children of the earth find refuge in the shelter of your wings.” –– Psalm 36:8 

“Your merciful love and your truth will always guard me.” –– Psalm 40:12 

“But I have trusted in Your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.” –– Psalm 13:5-6 

“I will trust in the Lord. I will rejoice and be glad for Your steadfast love...” –– Psalm 31:6-7 

“But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” –– Psalm 86:15 

“See what love the Father has bestowed on us in letting us be called children of God! Yet that is what we are.” –– 1 John 3:1 

“We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” –– 1 John 4:16-17  

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” –– Romans 8:35, 37-39

There have never been any valentines like these! And they all are sent to you because God loves you more than you can know. If you ever forget that, just put up your collection of God's valentines and turn to most anyone of them...or close your eyes and let these words of love come back to mind.

Many people do not just send a card on Valentine's Day; they often send gifts like flowers or candy. God was not satisfied with just cards, just words on paper. No. God gave us all the best, the sweetest, the most wondrous gift of all. "For God so loved the world that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." –– John 3:16

Heart-shaped boxes contain sweet candy...but this greatest of all valentines comes from the very heart of God...overflowing with love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and life abundant and eternal...Each day is Valentine's Day when you are the beloved of God!

“May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Amen.” ––Ephesians 3:17-10

Eugene Strickland is the Director of Missions for the Okaloosa Baptist Association.


It's NOT to late to go to Winter Jam in Mobile, AL with the youth of 

First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill and the FCA of Laurel Hill School.

See Bro.Dewayne for more info.



Its time to eat. Sunday, February 13th

We will be having lunch with the youth and adults

traveling to winter jam in mobile, alabama

Chicken and Hamburgers

You bring Covered dish.


winter jam sunday night, february 13th



youth and bro.dewayne will leave fellowship hall at 1:45 



NO COST to children

                          see bro.dewayne for more info and permission slips

                                                 transportation: school bus  
chaperones: Bro.Dewayne and school officials                                         



Sunday, Feb.6th PM Service

Lords Supper




Brotherhood Breakfast  7am  

February 6th                  

Lady Hoboes Basketball Team Dinner

with Coach Varnum

Monday, January 31 at 4:00pm

Fellowship Hall

please provide some desserts

they will be eating 

chicken tenders and fries.

5th Sunday Night Fellowship 

6:00pm Covered dish  

January 30



NWF Blood Drive at Laurel Hill School

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Give Blood you will be a LIFESAVER to someone.

Baptism Service Sunday January 23 for Justin Paul

One of our youth who has found faith in God and trust.

Make sure you come and help rejoice in this special occasion.

Who was Lottie Moon and what was her real name?

If I just told you, you would know nothing more.

Click the Link and jump into her section at the 

International Mission Board

Lottie Moon collection so far is $1026.00

January 2, 2011

Brotherhood Breakfast  7am

Cooks are Dennis and Keith

"New Years Eve Party

Everyone is invited, All ages

Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 7:00pm

The Church will be proving chicken strips and meat balls.

Bring your favorite finger foods and fellowship, there will be fun, food and games.

If you are not able to come and stay please prepare something 

and drop off, for the youth will be there to bring in the New year.

"The Chase" 

from Greentree Christian Fellowship in Andalusia, Alabama

will be providing music.

See Dewayne or Beverly Geohagan: Children/Youth Director

 for more info. 652-4015





But come on back December 31 

for some fun.

Wednesday, December 22nd

at 6:30pm

Youth Christmas Program

The First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill

will  present A Candle Light Service

Sunday, December 19th @ 6:00pm

Come worship with us as we celebrate the birth of our Christ

Summer McVay and Jim Anderson 

Wedding is 2pm, 18 December at First Baptist Church in Laurel Hill

Bride and Groom are registered at Wal-Mart

Ladies Fellowship has moved to Thursday, December 16 

at the home of  Doris Strickland

Confirmed arrangements for: Clara Hussey
Visitation Wednesday 6-8 PM at Evans Funeral Home in Florala.
Funeral will be Thursday at 11 AM at First Baptist Laurel Hill.

We will provide lunch in the Fellowship Hall

please take this opportunity to be a part of God's work here by providing food for this meal.
  4 Christ's Sake,
  Bro. Mike

Adult Christmas Party

bring your favorite finger foods, tea and soft drinks,

 we will also have Christmas punch

Saturday, December 11, @ 5:00pm In Fellowship hall

bring gift if you want to exchange 

($10.00 price limit on gift)

also we will be doing "Dirty Santa".

"The Living Nativity"

at Laurel Hill Presbyterian, Saturday December 11, from 6-8pm

presented by Laurel Hill and Crestview Presbyterian Churches

A Special Thank You goes out to the First Baptist Church families 

for helping during this difficult time for the Clay Locke family.

There was 13 youth and 5 adults 

that went to concert Saturday night had a great time.   

You should have went.  Pictures will be coming on Event page soon.  

Also, Thank you to Keith Free for coming and cooking hamburgers for the 

youth Christmas party before we went to concert. 



We, The First Baptist Family, 

will provide lunch for the Locke Family and friends Friday after the funeral service. 

Food will need to be at the Fellowship Hall by noon.

 We will also be providing food in the Locke home, as you feel led, today and tomorrow.

There is a Food Box in the Foyer

for Clay Lock Family Donations 

A special "Thank You" for all who gave

There was 13 youth and 5 adults 

that went to concert Saturday night had a great time.   

You should have went.  Pictures will be coming on Event page soon.  

Also, Thank you to Keith Free for coming and cooking hamburgers 

for the youth Christmas party before we went to concert. 



Youth will go to see Third Day in concert
Adults are invited

Saturday, December 4th concert at 7:00pm

tickets are $17.00

will leave for concert at 4:30pm.

Trip to Ozark, Alabama!

See Dewayne Geohagan  
Bro. "D's" phone number is 652-4015

Youth will have Christmas party at 3:00pm at fellowship hall

prior to leaving for concert, grilled hamburgers on the menu.

A Message from the pastor

What a MIGHTY GOD we serve! 

I thank God for each one of you and for the privilege of being a part of 

what He is doing in the Laurel Hill community.

 I Pray that you have a VERY BLESSED day as we give Him thanks 

for His Mercy and Grace through which He blesses us.
4 Christ's Sake,
Bro. Mike

First Baptist Church Laurel Hill
elected a Children/Youth Director 

Welcome Brother Ronald Dewayne Geohagan
and Family - Beverly, Katilyn, and Clayton

We welcome Bro. "D" otherwise known as Dewayne and his wife Beverly Geohagan, 
along with their Children, Katilyn and Clayton, as he comes to lead  the Children 
and Youth Departments at FBLH. Bro. "D" will begin his new responsibilities this 
evening. We welcome the Geohagan family as we look forward to what God is going to 
do through Bro "D" as He has called him to work in this capacity. 
Please keep them in your prayers. 

Bro. "D's" phone number is 652-4015.

Harvest Supper 

Community Thanksgiving Meal

First Assembly of Laurel Hill will be hosting
Was  November 17th  6:30PM at First Baptist Fellowship Hall


2010-First Assembly of Laurel Hill
     FBLH provide paper goods.

2009-First Baptist of Laurel Hill

2008-Clear Springs hosted 
     FBLH provide decorations and paper goods.

2007-Magnolia Baptist Church 

2006-Presbyterian of Laurel Hill

2005-First Baptist of Laurel Hill

Northwest Florida Blood Drive at Laurel Hill School

Tuesday November 16, 2010

There are still a few boxes left.
Turn them in to Baker 1st Baptist Nov 15-21 at the Education bldg


Church to sponsor 20 boxes @ $7.00 each for Christmas boxes for boys and girls. 
Boxes are available in the foyer

 Check with Mike or Keith for further info.


Baptized 7 on October 3rd 


  by First Baptist Church, 3972 2nd Avenue, Laurel Hill, FL 32567 Phone 850-652-4192    EMAIL