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Focus on Missions: Halloween Candy

Focus on Missions: Halloween Candy

Fall is in the air, and that means cool mornings and making plans for our annual Trunk or Treat with our neighbors in the Nicholtown community. As in the past couple of years, we will not have our traditional Trunk or Treat, but you can still participate in our...

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Lula Whilden World Missions Offering Emphasis

Lula Whilden World Missions Offering Emphasis

In October, we emphasize giving to global missions through our church’s Lula Whilden World Missions Offering. Two of the organizations supported by this offering are the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) and CBF of South Carolina. You’ll be hearing more about their...

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Deacon Nominating Committee Announcement

Deacon Nominating Committee Announcement

The Deacon Nominating Committee invites all church members to submit names of servant leaders for consideration to serve on the Diaconate. This group of sixteen individuals will begin their three-year term on January 1, 2023. The Deacon Nominating Committee has agreed...

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Rustlings (October 3, 2022)

Rustlings (October 3, 2022)

I’ve never been a huge fan of graphic t-shirts, promotional mugs, or bumper stickers. I don’t disdain these items; I’ve just never been a huge fan of them. I do, however, enjoy some of the quips and quotes these marketing palettes carry. During a recent stroll through...

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Rustlings (September 26, 2022)

Rustlings (September 26, 2022)

Purchase stock in bubble wrap. Why? I am in the process of driving the market price up. Bubble Wrap is the official name of a product marketed by the Sealed Air Company. The first sheet of bubble wrap was produced by gluing two shower curtains together and was...

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Looking Forward to Fall Activities

Looking Forward to Fall Activities

Just since the school year began, we have already had some BIG happenings in our Youth Family. In August, our new sixth graders and high school seniors took part in the Merge Retreat, where we learned about Youth Family traditions, and over September’s Labor Day...

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Senior Adult Picnic

Senior Adult Picnic

On Friday, September 9, the senior adults kicked off a new year of activities for the Road Runners, Holy Rollers and the Senior Adult Lunch and More series. With perfect weather, 111 seniors from First Baptist and our neighborhood partners enjoyed fellowship and fun...

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Abraham Build Has Begun

Abraham Build Has Begun

Sign up now as slots are very limited. Visit here to find a date and time that works for you. Abraham Build focuses on “promoting Interfaith dialogue” by combining local Muslim, Jewish and Christian volunteers on the same build site. This build strives to bring these...

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Rustlings (September 15, 2022)

Rustlings (September 15, 2022)

We’ve been studying the Hebrew Scriptures in the kick-off series of Forum@First on Sunday mornings. A part of our exploration has included the identification of four sources/voices/perspectives that contributed to this body of Hebrew literature. Scholars—and we—have...

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Racial Justice Pilgrimage

Racial Justice Pilgrimage

Pilgrimages are intentional trips to other places whose sacredness and religious value have the potential to change the way one sees the world and to plant a faith journey’s milestone in its wake. The Holy Land, the Vatican, mission trips, and other personal examples...

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Basketball Signups

Basketball Signups

Calling ALL Players and Coaches! Are you ready for Church Basketball? Here are three easy opportunities to get registered today! Registration deadline­—September 25. • Register at front desk of the AYMC • Find a QR code located on multiple doors of the AYMC • Email...

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First Baptist Day School

First Baptist Day School

We have had a great start to our school year at FBDS! It is wonderful to have the sounds and voices of CHILDREN and PARENTS in our school again. We are excited about the school year ahead and partnering with our families to provide the best learning environment for...

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Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary

On Sunday afternoon, August 28, a small army of volunteers invaded the Terrace Level of the AYMC and began to transform the space for some special guests. Tables were set with tablecloths, china, crystal, candles and beautiful centerpieces. The lights were dimmed, and...

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Senior Moment: Wordle Anyone?

Senior Moment: Wordle Anyone?

Okay, I admit it: I’m hooked on Wordle. In this daily brainteaser puzzle you get six tries to uncover a random 5-letter word. The color-coded grid lets you know when you have discovered a correct letter, hopefully in the right place. The best strategy is to start...

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Wednesdays at First Activities

Wednesdays at First Activities

Wednesday night programming has begun with an updated schedule this year. Dinner is served in the Fellowship Hall 5-6pm. Reserve meals online and pay at the door. Meals are $8/adult and $3/child (age 10 and under). Visitor meals are complimentary. Music and Missions...

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Rustlings (September 12, 2022)

Rustlings (September 12, 2022)

Does everyone have a junk drawer? For those unfamiliar, it’s that drawer in the kitchen that catches everything necessary and unnecessary for daily living. It contains necessary items like staples, pencils, a loose adhesive bandage, a tape measure, a screwdriver and...

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