CHRISTMAS WORSHIP

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CHRISTMAS WORSHIP

I remember growing up Baptist, and the biggest ethical dilemma — when it came to corporate worship — was whether you could miss the Sunday evening service to watch the Super Bowl on television. With the arrival of the VCR, the pious at least had the ability to record the game and watch it later. […]

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END OF YEAR PSC UPDATE

Dear Church Family, Happy Advent to you. As this year winds down to a close, your Pastor Search Committee thought it wise to summarize our work for the year and to provide an outlook to where we hope to be in 2017. You will recall that the Pastor Search Committee was constituted in March 2016 […]

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WE’RE ALMOST THERE

This Sunday, you have an opportunity to be encouraged and to reach others with a message of Christmas hope. At six o’clock, our music ministry will present the musical “We’re Almost There,” supported by the involvement of 150 people, including 70 singers, a 33-piece orchestra, and a 20-voice children’s choir. The musical will be interpreted […]

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GETTING CHRISTMAS RIGHT

GETTING CHRISTMAS RIGHT

With every holiday that passes, I seem to tell myself that next year I’ll get it right — that I’ll learn from this year and fix whatever was less than ideal. No matter how well things go, it feels like there’s always room for improvement or something that could have gone better. All of this […]

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THANKSGIVING OFFERING THIS SUNDAY

On behalf of our entire church family, I would like to extend to you a personal invitation to be a part of a very special Thanksgiving Offering. This Sunday, November 27, during our combined worship service you will have an opportunity to tangibly express your gratitude for God’s faithfulness and blessings upon our church. In […]

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SHOEBOX SUNDAY!

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has distributed 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need around the world, and this Sunday, November 20, First Baptist Church hopes to collect another 500 shoeboxes to add to that number. If you are unfamiliar with this program, I want to help encourage you to participate by sharing some […]

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TAKING SIDES

Joshua 5 records a divine encounter that is instructive to us as the political campaign season has drawn to a close. After 40 years in the wilderness, Joshua and the people of Israel have crossed the Jordan River on dry ground and set up camp in Gilgal, just east of Jericho — the first stop […]

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A TIME TO LOVE

This weekend is filled with great opportunities within our church to serve our community, celebrate God’s faithfulness, and look ahead to another year of fruitful ministry. On Saturday, we will hold our 14th annual First Love. More than 300 volunteers will start the day gathered on our campus as a church body, only to be […]

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ELECTORAL TENSION

The presidential election in the United States is inevitably a time of tension within our country as we select a leader to serve in the most powerful elected office in the world. Every four years, we are told that this will be the most important election in our lifetime and that if the wrong candidate […]

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PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE #6

Dear Church Family, Thank you once again for your patience and encouragement over these past six months of our Senior Pastor Search process. It’s been a while since our last update and we thought it is time to inform you of our progress in the search process. As you will recall, the search process entered […]

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