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Sunday, January 7, 2006

Sunday Services
Ralph Silva
"The Ideal Church" 
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

8:30 & 11:00 a.m.


Sunday School
for All Ages
9:45 a.m.


Evening Service

6:00 p.m.

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      La Luz de Cristo
El domingo Atiende a
1:00 de la tarde.

Sunday Services

1:00 p.m.


In 2006 our Church Goal for this offering is:


So far, our church has raised:


Well done, everybody!

 What does a full house look like?

 The crowd gathered at the Epicenter to meet Elvis Presley's brother:
Rick Stanley


 The Epicenter
is the current site of

Private showings can be scheduled upon request
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Click on the picture
for a Slideshow of
Ladies Retreat-2006


Click here or on the
certificate to see
an enlarged view!

click either image to enlarge


ie Spinelli
wrote a story about the first weekend of our landscaping project:

click here
for her story
 click on photo for large view

the latest from:
Nancy and Ed

in Tanzania:click here
updated: January 14, 2006
CLICK for background info



Ed and Nancy Giddens are  
two among thousands of International Missionaries we support through the
Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Nancy is the  daughter of our
good friends:

      Cliff and Margie Hoff

Click here to send Nancy and 
Ed a greeting. They plan to 
come from Tanzania to Galt for
an official visit to the Epicenter in
December, 2005.      

We have had visitors from 82 nations:
Are you the first from your nation?
        CLICK HERE to find out

Rick Warren's little church has adopted Rwanda.
Would you take time
to look at what they're doing,then help
us with
our assignment to reach
out to

Click here for Saddleback's P.E.A.C.E. Plan

Click here: the P.E.A.C.E. Plan can be implemented
by your small group in


Click here for our newest
Epicenter blogger: Iona


click below to hear Pastor Al's sermon from April 10, 2005:
 Rebuild the Walls: Part 1
Rebuild the Walls: Part 2


Free sermon download:

Dr. Clifford Hoff
You Can Be Sure: part 1
You Can Be Sure: part 2


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May 3rd  visit to our extended church at Royal Oaks. 

Click here to read the exciting account of our most recent  




An Open Field

 Is anybody
 still thinking
 as a V

On April 10, 2005 we formed a vision committee as a result of the Y2K5 Vision-Casting meeting held the previous 

It was agreed that we should
use the following guideline as
the basis for moving forward
in shared vision:

l. Establish a Long range committee representing all areas of church life and ministries.

2. Set priorities.  Try to determine urgent needs as well as desired areas for future development.

3. Study existing 
facilities to determine possible adjustments
that would provide   immediate access for growing programs.

4. Develop a plan for incremental changes or additions to staff and volunteer leadership to meet program needs.

5. Establish a time-line
for tentative schedule for steps to be taken.

6.Investigate building
codes and financial requirements for
"first step" projects.

7. Urge all members to
pray earnestly for God's leading and for understanding of what
His will is for this congregation.

Get in on the momentum!

a teenager is buried
with Christ in Baptism
at fbcgalt


Would you be willing to help out in Children's Church during the 11:00 services?

Learn how to get
plugged in to our Children's Church.

email: Lupe

Our Mission ...
"From Galt to the
Ends of the Earth"

At FBC Galt we take 
     seriously the Lord's
          command to:

"Go into all the world and
preach the good news..."
                          (Mark 16:15)

We have participated in a
number of short-term missionary trips (including four different countries in Africa), as well as ministries in North America.


Please visit this link to our
to see our ongoing ministry to
this country, especially to the Sinkor
province of Monrovia.

Meet Richard Wesley Pastor of
the Greater Love Bible Baptist Church and it's medical clinic 
and orphanage.



Beginning in 2000, when our
church sent eleven
people to Estonia as
part of

Estonia 2000
, a short-term mission trip that blanketed the nation with the good news.

Since that first trip, we have revisited Estonia and sponsored several Estonians to visit the epicenter in Galt.

Please visit our Estonia page for more details.


In 2001, two members of our church went to Kenya with
International              Commission


First Baptist Church Galt actively supports the
Sanyu Babies Home

As of September 2004 there
were 41 children, ranging from  
1 month to 3-1/2 years old. 

40 of the 41 children are abandoned without any family   or relatives according to Joyce Lulindya, the home's

"The babies are abandoned in
trash heaps, hospitals, car/taxi
parks, bushes and on the
grounds of the babies home," according to Lulindya.

Donations, primarily from FBC's "Retired" Sunday School class
have provided salaries for two nurses over the past year.

We will be posting some 
pictures of the Sanyu Babies
Home and some of the children 
in the near future. In the
meantime if you would like to contribute to this very
worthwhile cause, you can send
a donation of any amount to:

"Sanyu Babies Home"
C/O First Baptist Church of Galt
653 "A" Street
Galt, CA 95632

        South Africa

Parlee Halfin first traveled from fbcgalt to Cape Town, South
Africa with International Commission.

In February 2005, Pastor Rob Patterson traveled (with
several other pastors from Galt)
to Johannesburg, South Africa
for a Pastors' Vision Trip. This mission, in cooperation with
World Vision, is for the purpose
of exploring a city-wide project
to assist victims of AIDS in that part of our world.

CLICK HERE for specific information.


Our annual
"Love in a Shoebox" ministry 
to Indian tribal children is a program that many in the 
church participate each year.
You can read about this year's program on the fbcgalt home page.
   Moscow, Russia

Mary Chase is an ambassador  of Christ in Moscow. She has
visited the Epicenter on two occasions. We support her
ministry through the
Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.


On March 27, 2005, at the Epicenter, we will commission 
our own mission team to join
others from the Delta Valley Association on an evangelistic mission trip to Skopje,
Macedonia. Veteran short-term missionary, Parlee Halfin is currently our representative on
this trip.
      Kalamazoo, MI

Pastor Rob & Cathy served at Alpha & Omega before moving   to California.  We encourage you
to support this halfway-house ministry which seeks to heal hurting people and bring the message of Jesus to inner-city children. A great place to travel in the United States for a mission trip.

Click below for

Alpha & Omega Ministries
821 Rose Ct
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 345-5100

Pastor Al and Shirley Dines
would welcome your support 
and encouragement.

CLICK HERE to email them