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Wednesday Supper Available

Wednesday Supper Available

Our caterer, Uptown Catering, will continue to provide Wednesday Night Supper for us. Visit their website (https://theuptowncompany.square.site/s/shop) to view their “to go” menu options. There are individual meals as well as family meals from which to choose and look...

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Senior Adult News

Senior Adult News

Due to the suspension of church gatherings until at least April 5, First Friday Lunch and More on Friday, April 3, has been cancelled. The Roadrunners trip to attend the Living Gallery at Bob Jones University on April 3 has been canceled by BJU. No makeup event has...

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FBDS Hosts Reggio Exhibit

FBDS Hosts Reggio Exhibit

First Baptist Day School is currently hosting an exhibit from Reggio Emilia, Italy, called “Mosaic of Marks, Words, and Materials.” This exhibit is a collection of works by young children in Reggio Emilia which call attention to the importance of mark making, or...

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Campaign Connection

Campaign Connection

“And Joseph said to Pharoah, ‘The seven fat cows are seven years of plenty, and the seven skinny cows represent seven years of famine. You must gather in the seven good years and reserve it for the years of famine that will befall the land.’” We didn’t even know we...

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Organist’s Notes

Organist’s Notes

When I first meet someone, inevitably, I am asked, “So, what do you do?” It has taken a long time, but I am finally able to reply, “I do music.” I began regularly playing the piano in my home church when I was thirteen years old, and since then I have worked in church...

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Ten Pandemic Commandments

Ten Pandemic Commandments

Given the recent announcements of ‘States of Emergency’ in our nation and state and given the ethical responsibility we have to slow the spread of CoVid-19 in our immediate community, we have decided to intentionally set the following path forward: 1) ALL scheduled...

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Rustlings (March 23, 2020)

Rustlings (March 23, 2020)

How long, O Lord? It is a question asked by the psalmist (Psalm 13), the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 6) and the prophet Habakkuk (Habakkuk 1). It is a question being asked by many of you as well…so I thought I would share a few answers… How long, O Lord…is the minister’s...

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Annual Youth Trips

Annual Youth Trips

There are a lot of great Youth Ministry events that occur throughout the year, but some of the most anticipated events are our annual youth trips. Our middle school youth usually begin their youth missions experience by traveling to Asheville, NC, every March to serve...

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A Morning of Solitude

A Morning of Solitude

We live in a busy world. In caring for our families and attending to our jobs and other responsibilities, we rarely make time to adequately care for ourselves. We are tired—mind, body and soul. Spiritual Enrichment Events (SEE) are designed to provide a space of rest,...

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Thanks

Thanks

Many thanks for the LOVE you showed through Inasmuch Day 2020 on Saturday, March 7! We had 280 participants serving on 24 projects with 21 partner organizations! Special thanks to our project leaders and planning committee! —Laura

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A Note of Thanks And a Reminder to Share

A Note of Thanks And a Reminder to Share

We received the following note in appreciation for our gifts of canned fruit to United Ministries. Remember to continue to bring your gifts and place them in the marked bins placed throughout the church. To our Food Partner Churches, As 2020 begins, we want to let you...

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Note from Jim Dant, Senior Minister

Note from Jim Dant, Senior Minister

Sent on Saturday (prior to school closures) Given the recent announcements of ‘States of Emergency’ in our nation and state, and given the ethical responsibility we have to slow the spread of CoVid-19 in our immediate community, we have decided to cancel services...

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Rustlings (March 16, 2020)

Rustlings (March 16, 2020)

What we do on Sunday mornings is important. The influence of worship and prayer in our lives and in the world should not be minimized. Prayer is our subversive work in the world. Worship is, all at once, an affirmation of our allegiance to God and a rebellion against...

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Calling ALL Graduates!

Calling ALL Graduates!

On Sunday, May 17, First Baptist Greenville will celebrate and honor the graduating classes of 2020—high school, college and graduate school. The day will begin in the AYMC, when graduates and their families are invited to share in a time of breakfast and fellowship...

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Youth Sunday

Youth Sunday

Here We Are: Beautiful Mess represents what happens when we all come to the table with unique messes. Both good and bad, these messes are a part of who we are and what we bring to the table. It is when all our messes come together and are accepted and valued for the...

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Lenten Roses, Palms and Easter Lilies

Lenten Roses, Palms and Easter Lilies

Sharing flowers is a way to show care for loved ones—their beauty warms the heart. The same is true for FBG. The flowers in our Sanctuary are beautiful to see and a way to bring a little of outside, God’s creation, inside our worship space. The arrangements on Sunday...

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Rustlings (March 9, 2020)

Rustlings (March 9, 2020)

It was Spring Break 1980. Four college freshmen piled into a 1972 Chevy Vega, left Central Kentucky and headed to Pensacola, Florida. An ice chest took up two-thirds of the teeny-tiny trunk. It was filled with enough bologna, hot dogs, soft drinks, mustard and...

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2019-20 Church Basketball Season Recap

2019-20 Church Basketball Season Recap

First Baptist was represented this season in what I call the “Downtown Church League” by twelve youth and children’s basketball teams. The actual name of the league is Greenville’s Church League BasketBall for Youth, or CLBBY, and they organized recreational...

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