PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE, AUGUST 2016

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PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE, AUGUST 2016

Dear Church Family, A few weeks ago my daughter asked me a question which perhaps has been on the minds of many. Dad, how long is this pastor search going to take to get our Senior Pastor? The question confirmed what I have always known, she has my impatience gene! Knowing that, I gave her […]

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MUSIC AND LEADERSHIP CAMPS IN HAITI

Dear First Baptist Family, I want to share with you the annual report from Limbe, Haiti (the village where the Christian University of Northern Haiti is located). Our church has been supporting their summer music and leadership camps for several years. I first went as a volunteer music teacher in 1998 and was so amazed […]

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PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE, JULY 2016

Dear Church Family, Please join me in saying thank you to the dynamic eight individuals of our Pastor Search Committee (PSC) who have never ceased to amaze me with their dedication and sacrifices each and every day. Just consider our fifteenth meeting this past Sunday. The meeting began at 6:00PM and ended after 10:00PM; in […]

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UPDATE ON THE PASTOR PROFILE SURVEY RESULTS

Dear Church Family, Let me begin by saying thank you for your daily prayers which continue to be felt within and among your Pastor Search Committee (PSC). If you are thinking, but how do we know this? You are asking a great question. So here is one answer: since we have been constituted and dedicated […]

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MESSAGE FROM PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE CHAIR

Dear Church Family, As you know, your Pastor Search Committee (PSC) has been at work since its formation and dedication on March 13th, 2016. To facilitate the process of identifying the individual the Lord has already selected for FBC, the PSC has established three phases that will culminate in a recommendation of the next Senior […]

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Strong Homes: A Sermon Series on 1 Peter

Strong Homes: A Sermon Series on 1 Peter

Each Sunday in January, Dr. Shiell will be preaching through the book of 1 Peter. This fascinating study will address an issue that most Christians share with Peter’s day. How do we live like a Christian when we serve people in homes, offices, and society who are nonbelievers? How do we behave in a Christian […]

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Ezekiel Worship Series

Ezekiel Worship Series

Ezekiel: God’s Presence in Performance Worship and Bible Study Series this January We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year! Each Sunday this January, Dr. Shiell will be preaching through the book of Ezekiel as we discover together God’s presence where he’s planted us here in Tallahassee. Together we will […]

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Staff Changes

Amy Parks begins as the new administrative assistant for Dr. Shiell on June 2. A native of Ft. Myers, Amy and her husband Michael have three children. Joyce Barnes retired May 20. We are so grateful to Joyce for her six years of service to First Baptist. Paula Clayton will be handling prayer requests and […]

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God’s SAF(E) Plan for Community

How do we develop a resurrection community where we live, work, and learn? Confronted with their own mortality, and threatened with their lives, the disciples traveled from the place of worship (temple) to the place of work, family, and school (house) in Jerusalem. They didn’t become defensive or anxious. They didn’t develop strategy. They just […]

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