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Rockmont Recap 2021

Rockmont Recap 2021

Rockmont is back! We had to pause this Labor Day tradition in 2020, but with a lot of advance planning, we were able to safely take 89 youth on retreat! Our theme this school year is “Common Ground.” We celebrated our return to Rockmont—a beloved place where we have...

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We Hosted, You Came

We Hosted, You Came

The Welcome Back Senior Adult Picnic on Friday, September 10, was a huge success! Ninety-four Senior Adults gathered on the AYMC Terrace to enjoy fellowship after such a long time apart. Even though we were outside, we all wore masks (when not eating) to protect one...

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Past and Future Celebrations!

Past and Future Celebrations!

On Wednesday evening, September 8, we celebrated our past and our future at the Yee-Haw Brewing Company on McBee Avenue. This original site of First Baptist Greenville provided a wonderful space to unite as a faith family, hear some stellar jazz music, eat, play and...

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Big Fruit Birthday Bash This Wednesday!

Big Fruit Birthday Bash This Wednesday!

Canned Fruit Collection: September Missions Focus Wow! We have already collected so many cans of fruit during these first few weeks of September! Let’s keep up the momentum with our Big Fruit Birthday Bash this Wednesday, September 22. Celebrate Pastor Jim’s 60th...

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Rustlings (September 20, 2021)

Rustlings (September 20, 2021)

BY JIM DANT You and others have begun to ask the question, “What do you want for your 60th birthday this year? (The vocal emphasis always seems to be on ‘60th.’) I’m at that stage in life where I have all I need and most of what I want, so I really don’t ask for much....

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Support Leads to Community

Support Leads to Community

The LGBTQ & Friends Community Group has been active over the past several months. The Leadership Council, under the direction of Gary Harris, decided to shift from a focus on providing support to a mission of building community, not only within First Baptist but...

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So Much More Than a Party

So Much More Than a Party

In the Children’s Ministry, we’re revving our motors for our first fellowship event of the school year: our annual Movie and Pizza Party, September 17, from 5:30-8pm. It may sound like a fellowship event for all our elementary school kids, but it’s not just that! As...

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Rustlings (September 13, 2021)

Rustlings (September 13, 2021)

My hair tells the story of our last year and a half. Some call it “stress hair” or “anxiety hair.” Though I try to put my best foot forward and appear like I have it together in these crazy days, my hair tells the real story of my inner life—it’s unruly, inconsistent...

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Interested in Centering Prayer?

Interested in Centering Prayer?

The FBG Centering Prayer group meets via Zoom every Tuesday, noon-1:00pm. Our goal is to support each other’s desire to grow closer to God through reading, reflection, dialogue and a regular practice of Centering Prayer, which is a receptive method of silent prayer....

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Men’s Bible Study Resumes

Men’s Bible Study Resumes

The Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, September 15. We meet at 6:30am in the AYMC on the Terrace Level (youth area) and study the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary for the Sunday following our meeting. We adjourn by 7:30am so...

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Rustlings (September 7, 2021)

Rustlings (September 7, 2021)

Francis was kneeling in an abandoned church in the countryside of San Damiano just outside of Assisi. He was fervently praying for God to give some direction to his life. As a young man, he had lived frivolously with an abundance of wealth. Much to his family’s...

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Ushers Needed

Ushers Needed

Ushers have returned to regular service on Sunday mornings. As we are gearing up and creating schedules, we realize we have some open slots. If you would like to serve or have any questions, reach out to Kimberly Coates at kimberly.coates@firstbaptistgreenville.com or...

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Focus on Missions: Canned Fruit Collection

Focus on Missions: Canned Fruit Collection

We CAN do it! Let’s collect more canned fruit than ever this September! First Baptist Greenville has a long history of supporting our neighbors in need by collecting canned fruit for the United Ministries Food Pantry. We have a wonderful team of volunteers who gather...

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks

What a beautiful sight—students and teachers of all ages standing under the tree of our Sanctuary as our church family asked God’s blessings to fall on each one. As these precious members of our church family continue to go forth and shine their lights at school, work...

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Celebrating Our Past and Our Future

Celebrating Our Past and Our Future

In 1826, a Baptist Meeting House was built on a parcel of land donated by Vardry McBee. Four years later in 1831, nine women and one man established the congregation of First Baptist Greenville. In 1858, the fledgling congregation had experienced significant growth...

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Rambling in Gramling, Etc.

Rambling in Gramling, Etc.

With the onset of the global pandemic, we resolved not to be totally confined. Having already travelled in all fifty states and all ten Canadian provinces, we are accustomed to seeking travel destinations. Since March 2020 we have taken impromptu Sunday afternoon road...

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Rustlings (August 30, 2021)

Rustlings (August 30, 2021)

It was a rainy-day game in my first-grade classroom. When the playground was puddled and we were forced to stay indoors, Mrs. Hicks would circle our chairs and lead us in a game of Fruit Basket Turnover. For those who’ve never played, each participant is given the...

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