Whitelaw Avenue Baptist Church
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March 2020 Newsletter

From the Pastor…

Happy March WABC family.  There is something about the month of March that gets me excited, especially this year.  Even though we will lose an hour of sleep, I love that we get to have more daylight in the day.  There is just something different about getting home and it being dark so early. It is just not as fun as being able to see light into the evening. The hope that we have is that spring is on its way and there is so much to look forward to.  I believe that there is a hidden message in this for us.  The darkness of sin and selfishness puts a damper on our lives.  It keeps us from fully enjoying Jesus the way we should.  The more that we get into Jesus the more we have his LIGHT and the more we can go out and make an impact on our community and church family. The last few weeks we have dove into the book of Jonah and got to see what it looks like when one doesn’t do what God asks him/her to do.  In the deliberate disobedience in our life, God is still there intervening in ways to get us back on track with what he has for us.  As we say goodbye to Jonah, I am excited that we will begin the book of James on March 8th.  James doesn’t hold back and my prayer is that God will use it to give us practical wisdom in ways that we are to live out our faith life.

~ Pastor Allen Thomas


VBS 2020 is just a few short months away! 

We will need to build a firm foundation of planning to have a successful week! 

Mark your calendars, VBS is June 7-11 with an exciting parent night on June 12!

VBS is a great outreach and way to share God’s love to our community.


We will have our VBS Director’s Meeting March 11th at 6 pm. 

Directors of an age group, a rotation stop or decorations are encouraged to meet for theme details, book study and brainstorming. 

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes…

Throughout the year you will be collecting different items every month for OCC Shoeboxes, leading up to our WABC family packing party in November. For the month of March we will be collecting fun colored and cartoon band aids.  You may bring them any Sunday in March.


The Keenagers will be meeting at JJ Thermos in East Alton at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 19th.  Anyone age 55 and up is welcome to attend for a time of food, fellowship and fun.

February Calendar of Events…

Sunday, March 1                                           Regular Sunday Activities

                                        After Church          Pie & Cake Auction

Wednesday, March 4                                    Regular Wednesday Activities

                                                  6:00 p.m.     Church Council Meeting

Sunday, March 8                       2:00 a.m.     Daylight Saving Time Begins

                                                                      Regular Sunday Activities

                                                  2:30 p.m.     VIP Nursing Home Service

Wednesday, March 11                                  Regular Wednesday Activities

                                                  6:00 p.m.     VBS Director’s Meeting

Sunday, March 15                                         Regular Sunday Activities

Wednesday, March 18                                  Regular Wednesday Activities

Thursday, March 19                  1:00 p.m.     Keenagers Lunch at JJ Thermos

Sunday, March 22                                         Regular Sunday Activities

Wednesday, March 25                                  Regular Wednesday Activities

Sunday, March 29                                         Regular Sunday Activities


                                                                      Lord’s Supper Observance