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Blackshear Place Baptist Church

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December Events

BPBC Essentials

Construction Updates and Notices

Throughout the exciting construction of our new worship center and children’s area, we want to help everyone be aware of location changes, parking notices, and safety updates. We will communicate all of these items through the “BPBC Essentials” campaign. So be sure to read all of our BPBC Essentials closely!

November 26 Update
The Fellowship Hall entrance has been re-routed to a narrow ramp and path over a median giving access to the parking lots. PLEASE access the back parking lots via Wallis Rd., The Venue, or smaller Atlanta Hwy. entrance.

Mid-Week at Blackshear Place

Join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays

Discipleship Groups

These groups are designed to help you go deeper in your faith. Attending one of these group s will give you the opportunity to be encouraged by sound Biblical teaching that will help you live your faith in practical ways.Blackshear Place offers activities for every age and stage of life on Wednesdays. Our classes and life groups are a great way for adults to connect through activities. We also have many opportunities to grow in your faith.

Kidz Praise
Kidz Theater
Your children are invited to join us from 5:30 – 6:20 pm (before AWANA) in the Kidz Theater for a great time of music, praise, drama, and activities.

Preschool/Children’s Areas + Building A
This high-energy, scripture-rich ministry offers children from preschool through fifth grade an opportunity to learn God’s Word in an interactive environment. During construction, all K-5th Grade AWANA Clubs will meet in the Smalltown & Venture Zone areas of Building A.

Student Worship
The Venue & The Annex
A weekly experience for students to engage in worship, to be equipped through relevant messages, and to be encouraged through relational small groups. Due to construction, we will be starting a new Wednesday night schedule for the months of August & September (we will go back to regular Wednesday night schedule starting in October, construction permitting).

High School /// 6:00 – 7:30
Starts in the Venue. Pick up in the Annex

Middle School /// 6:30 – 8:00
Starts in the Annex. Pick up in the Venue

Hispanic Ministry /// FH109/111
Our Spanish-speaking congregation meets for prayer and outreach.

Verse by Verse Study of the Bible /// _Choir Room
Hosted by Brian Johnson
Bring your Bible and experience an in-depth study of the book of Revelation.

Experiencing God Bible Study /// B101
Hosted by Jack and Marianne Allred
Experiencing God shows believers how to know Him intimately while encouraging them to step out in faith and join Him in His work.

Apologetics /// B209/211
Hosted by Chris Eppling and Matt Vann
Want to learn how to defend your faith? This class will help you learn how to give answers for the hope of Jesus within you.

Worship Choir and Orchestra /// _Worship Center
Hosted by Rob Britton
If you want to make a joyful noise, join the choir for rehearsal in the Choir Room. If you play an instrument, then come be a part of our orchestra for rehearsal in the Worship Center.

Ladies Bible Study /// FH 104/106
Hosted by Linda Touchton
“Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed” by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore & Kay Arthur
Taped at the 2007 Deeper Still women’s event, the messages presented by these beloved authors are divided into three segments, two lessons from each author. Each segment focuses on the life of David at a different stage of his life: as a young man (sessions one and two by Priscilla Shirer), as a middle-aged man (sessions three and four by Beth Moore), and as a man facing the final third of his life (sessions five and six by Kay Arthur). You’ll laugh with them, cry with them, and learn to love God with them.


These groups are designed to help you meet new people and connect around a shared interest. If you have never attended church this may be a great first connection point for you.

Keeping the Boom in Baby Boomers /// B103
Hosted by Kevin Tharpe
This group will feature experts in the fields of healthcare, law, and finance to help Baby Boomers with the issues that are relevant to them, such as long-term financial planning for themselves and the legal and financial challenges involved with caring for aging parents as well as children and grandchildren.

Running /// FH110
Hosted by LeeAnn Pittman and Julie Pritchard
Runners of all skill levels are welcome to join this group to go on runs.

Backpack Love /// Welcome Desk
Hosted by Mike Mihalick
Blackshear Place partners with local schools to provide food for hungry children whose only meals are those they get at school. This group prepares backpacks full of donated food to deliver to these children.

Intercede /// B106
Hosted by Dave Channell
This study on prayer will strengthen your prayer life and teach you new ways to pray big prayers that will impact your life and eternity.

Portland Connect /// B102
Hosted by Al Bennett
This group involves training on how to be fearless in sharing your faith and living on mission. You will meet face-to-face with Pastor Aaron and Andrea for Skype strategy sessions, helping them plant the church in real time, and you will also have the opportunity to take part in local mission experiences.

Financial Peace University /// B204/206
Hosted by Francis and Kelley Casey
We all need a plan for our money. This class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Women at the Well /// B105
Hosted by Debi Carter, Jennifer Cobbs, and Jessica Wade
A group for women who enjoy time together, encouraging one another, mentoring, and studying God’s Word.

Women of Hope /// B104
Hosted by Tammi Ford
A group of women who are focused on growing in God’s Word as they live, learn, and grow through the journey of being a widow. Women of Hope will be studying, “Breathe” by Priscilla Shirer.

The Jesus Followers

Current Teaching Series

Our current Sunday AM series with Pastor Jeff on the way, truth, and life of following Christ.

Sunday Mornings
8am | 9:30a | 11am

Discipleship is a buzz word in Christian culture, but what does it really mean to follow Jesus? For the biblical men and women who followed Jesus, discipleship wasn’t about an event they attended, it was about their daily actions and attitudes. Like them, we can learn how to have a disciple’s heart by following the Master.

One Year Devotional Books

Now Available!

Featuring Devotions by Pastor Jeff

These devotional books make great Christ-centered Christmas gifts that can be enjoyed all year. They are available each Sunday & Wednesday during services in the Main Lobby, or you can come by the church office from 8-5 Monday through Thursday, 8-12 Friday. Pastor Jeff will be signing books between the Sunday morning services beginning November 20.

Grace, Hope, and Love: Daily devotional book $15
/// This one-year daily devotional is full of God’s Word, which helps guide us in the way God wants us to live. Each daily entry includes a Scripture passage, a devotion, and a prayer. This leather-bound devotional book makes an attractive Christ-centered Christmas gift that can be enjoyed all year.

God’s Blessing Day by Day: Children’s devotional book $10
/// This hardcover devotional book helps you share the blessings of God’s Word with your child every day. Each week contains a Scripture passage, a devotion, a prayer, and a simple truth about God.

A Tree Lot Christmas

Sunday, December 4

Kidz Praise Presentation

Join us in the BPBC Worship Center on Sunday, December 4 at 6:00pm for this Kidz Praise children’s choir Christmas adventure featuring vibrant songs and drama that deliver the truth of God’s Word in a fun and exciting way. The story follows a group of compassionate and fun-loving kids as they learn to give God’s love to others while selling Christmas trees outside of Mr. Carmichael’s toy store to raise money for children in need. Bring a friend or family member to witness the powerful love of Christ as this story unfolds!

Day of Encouragement

Sunday, December 4

With Dr. Ted Traylor

*Join us for some spiritual refreshment from God’s Word! *

In a season of busyness and stress, this will be a day to be encouraged and uplifted. We are glad to welcome guest speaker Dr. Ted Traylor, pastor of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida, as he brings a word of spiritual refreshment from God’s Word in all of our morning services. Dr. Traylor has served as pastor of Olive Baptist Church since 1990. He is known for his uncompromising stand on Biblical issues and strong defense of the Christian faith. He has preached extensively throughout the United States and has authored two books. He and his wife, Liz, have two children and two grandchildren. Invite that stressed out neighbor or co-worker to join you for church on this Sunday at 8:00, 9:30, 11:00am.

Almost There

A Christmas Worship Experience

December 10 & 11
6:00 pm, Worship Center

And she will have a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.Matthew 1:21

Join us for this Christmas Worship Experience featuring new Christmas songs, carols, and passionate worship music presented by the BPBC Worship Choir and Orchestra. Multimedia, drama, and music will lead us to the manger where Emmanuel came to dwell with us. Invite someone to be your guest on Saturday or Sunday night. Nursery is provided for Birth through Pre-K.

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule

Your Guide to BPBC Worship Services & Events

December 4
Normal morning services in main Worship Center
No Venue worship
Kidz Praise Musical at 6:00 pm.

December 10 & 11
Christmas Worship Experience at 6:00 pm in Worship Center

December 11
Normal morning services in main Worship Center; No Venue worship

December 14
Last Wednesday night programs

December 18
Normal morning services in main Worship Center; No Evening Worship

December 24
Christmas Eve services at 1:00 and 3:00 pm

December 25
Morning services at 10:00 am
No Bible Fellowship
No Venue service
No evening service

Maturing Families

Holiday Potluck Lunch Thursday, December 8

December 8, 11:00-1:00
In The Venue

The holidays are all about Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives. Let’s enjoy some of that joy together with great music, food, fellowship, and a word from Pastor Jeff as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. The church will provide ham, turkey, rolls, and beverages. Please bring your favorite holiday side dish or dessert.

Sign up in your BF class or by calling the church office at 770.534.7058.

Christmas By Candlelight

Special 1-Hour Family Service

Don’t miss Communion & Baptism with Pastor Jeff
Saturday, December 24 at 1:00 & 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 25 at 10:00 am

Join us for this memorable time of worship with family and friends as we celebrate Christmas together. All three of our Christmas services will be the same, so choose the hour that works best for your family and join us for this special time of worship. Anyone wishing to participate in our Christmas baptism services with Pastor Jeff needs to sign up by contacting the church office or stop by the Welcome Desk. No childcare. Gluten-free communion wafers will be available.

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