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RESPONDING TO DISASTER

RESPONDING TO DISASTER

Rather than running away from disaster, Baptists have a tradition of running toward disaster. As 9/11 came this year, and we braced for Hurricane Irma, I was reminded of the Baptist response 16 years earlier in New York City, especially in light of our current efforts in Texas and now Florida. In case you’re not […]

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WEAR YOUR COLORS

This Sunday, we’ll continue one of the newer traditions at First Baptist Church with Wear Your Colors Sunday. Everyone is encouraged to wear your school colors — whatever combination that may be — and help create an energized environment for our college students. To add to the festivities, we’ll once again have several food trucks […]

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PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE #10

Dear Church Family, It’s been a while and your PSC family thought a very brief update is appropriate at this time. For all who have been praying, thank you. I’ll continue to ask for your prayer support as we continue this amazing journey to walk the path the Lord has plotted for us to travel […]

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WELCOME BACK

August 21 and 28 marks the start of another school year for FSU, FAMU, and TCC. For decades First Baptist and its members have loved on college students. I know it’s been that way for the 50 plus years I’ve been a member here. Every year new and returning students come to the church on […]

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PROMOTION SUNDAY

As schools around our community start back, joyful parents and reluctant children recognize the unofficial end of summer. This Sunday, August 13, First Baptist Church will observe Promotion Sunday for our children and youth. This is the day each year when students move up to a new grade. As they do so, they’re joined by […]

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BUILDERS FOR CHRIST

BUILDERS FOR CHRIST

Builders For Christ is a volunteer missions program that assists Southern Baptist churches with the construction of buildings needed for ministry; this will be the 26th year that First Baptist Church of Tallahassee has participated in this effort. This past fall, the Roaring Fork Baptist Church buildings in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (as well as numerous homes […]

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AT WORK IN HAITI

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated the small Caribbean country of Haiti. That summer, First Baptist Church sent a team to join the international disaster relief effort by clearing debris and building semi-permanent shelters provided by Samaritan’s Purse. In so doing, we became connected with the Joy House in Gressier, and have […]

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2018 DEACON NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

2018 DEACON NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

The Nominating Committee is now receiving your nominations for men to serve as Deacons for a four-year term beginning on January 2018. What’s a ‘Deacon’ anyway? (Or some things to consider as you pray about your Deacon nominations.) It is clear from the New Testament book of Acts; Deacons are to serve the Church body […]

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THE CALL

It’s finally that time of day. All the tasks of the day are done, and you’re finally able to plop down into your designated ‘comfy place.’ It’s time to relax before it all begins again, but then an unrecognized number shows up on your phone. Should you answer or let it go to voicemail? Something […]

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