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Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light

The Advent and Christmas Seasons are not always a time of peace and joy for everyone. We recognize that holidays can be difficult for those who are hurting, grieving, or simply need an extra measure of calm during the holy days. Held on the longest night of the...

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Senior Moment: Life Reflections

Senior Moment: Life Reflections

The priceless gift of living long enough to be called a “senior” is a blessing to be cherished. The biggest shock is how quickly this senior title arrives in our lives. My neighbor had a mantle clock with two Latin words inscribed on the face of the clock: “Tempus...

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What a Gay Holiday!

What a Gay Holiday!

The holidays have always been my favorite time of year. I love the change of season. I actually enjoy all the hustle and bustle. The whole world seems to lighten up just a little, and music seems to emanate from everywhere! This holiday season marks my third as the...

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Upcoming Roofing Project

Upcoming Roofing Project

We have several buildings on our campus that need repair. The Fellowship Hall, the Practice Gym and the C-300 Hallway each need a new roof. The Property Committee approved funds for this work, and it is slated to begin this month. We have contracted with the same...

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Roadrunners to Saluda, NC

Roadrunners to Saluda, NC

On Thursday, November 18, the Senior Adults from First Baptist Greenville, or Roadrunners as we call ourselves, traveled to the newly renovated Saluda Inn that was purchased in 2020 by First Baptist church members Joel Kirby and Jay Burriss. The 1880’s Inn required...

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Rustlings (December 6, 2021)

Rustlings (December 6, 2021)

When was the last time you put something on layaway? It was a term I heard often as a child. My parents lived just above the poverty line, struggled to provide four children a Merry Christmas, and annually put gifts on layaway. My parents weren’t the only ones. My...

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Celebrate with Music

Celebrate with Music

On Sunday morning, December 5, you will want to be in person in our worship service for the Sanctuary Choir and Chamber Orchestra music! We are excited about sharing choral music with you again, especially after not being able to have singing in our sanctuary last...

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Senior Moment: Volunteering

Senior Moment: Volunteering

Many of us volunteer in support of community activities. After we retire, we typically volunteer more hours than when we were working. Sometimes we need to step back long enough to take a close look at how we are spending those hours and ask ourselves if that’s what...

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Rustlings (November 29, 2021)

Rustlings (November 29, 2021)

I am not a visual artist. I appreciate the visual arts—painting, photography, sculpture—but I am not a visual artist. This condition is part lack of talent and part lack of education. I have a daughter who is a visual artist. She is talented and educated in the field....

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Rudy Currence Returns!

Rudy Currence Returns!

This Sunday, November 28, we will celebrate our Hanging of the Green with a special guest musical artist, Rudy Currence. Rudy was a guest while we were still worshiping virtually and now returns for us to share in his music in person! He is a Grammy and Dove Award...

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MinisTREE Is Up!

MinisTREE Is Up!

The MinisTREE is going up this week, so look for it in the Reception Area this Sunday, November 28. In partnership with United Ministries, members of First Baptist Greenville will provide presents to make Christmas brighter for families in the Interfaith Hospitality...

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Christmas Poinsettias

Christmas Poinsettias

Can you believe it? It is only 47 days until Christmas!! Our Flower Guild is scheduling workdays to get our worship space and exterior of our building festive for the season. Orders for wreaths and poinsettias have deadlines that are quickly approaching. As a faith...

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Youth Family Winter Events

Youth Family Winter Events

Christmas Decorating Party & Senior Tree—AYMC Terrace Level Wednesday, December 1 5:00-7:00pm The Youth Family is invited to our annual Christmas Decorating Party. We will select our senior tree, decorate cookies, play Christmas-themed games, and enjoy a variety...

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