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Addiction Support Groups

Addiction Support Groups

The 11th Tradition of Alanon and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) begins, “Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion…” As such, you will rarely see a billboard, television commercial or magazine ad enticing you to attend a support group...

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Rustlings (October 14, 2019)

Rustlings (October 14, 2019)

Different folk prioritize their reading of different sections of the newspaper. Some read the headlines first. Others make their way to the sports page or obituaries or crossword puzzle or stock report first. If, however, you are looking for a job, you head straight...

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Caring in Time of Grief

Caring in Time of Grief

When the church receives word of the death of one of our members, the volunteers on our Bereavement Committee take action. The volunteers on call pick up a small pre-selected, pre-paid meal from Strossner’s Bakery and take it to the family of the recently deceased...

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Staff Addition

Staff Addition

There are elements, people and moments in worship which are highly recognizable and noticed. Who could miss the sound of the organ or piano? Everyone is familiar with the processions, prayers and orders of service. We expect the melodic sounds of choral offerings and...

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Annual Church Picnic

What could be more fun than joining with our entire church family for a time of fun, food, and fellowship? Absolutely nothing! Join us on October 20 at the home of Pat and Mary Lou Hartness for our annual church picnic. There are some new additions to our tradition...

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Rustlings (October 7, 2019)

Rustlings (October 7, 2019)

There are some holidays and seasons that are easily recognizable on the calendar. They occur on the same day each year and are comfortably anticipated. Christmas is always on December 25. Independence Day is always on July 4. Valentine’s Day is always on February 14....

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Rustlings (September 30, 2019)

Rustlings (September 30, 2019)

Sunday, October 6, is World Communion Sunday. On this particular Sunday, communion tables around the world will be set with bread and wine and made ready for celebration. Protestants, Roman Catholics and many Orthodox communities will acknowledge our kinship…a...

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SEE: Enneagram

SEE: Enneagram

The Enneagram is a psychological and spiritual tool that uses the framework of nine distinct personality types to describe the preferred ways we make our way through the world. At 4:30pm on Sunday, October 13, Rolyn Rollins, an Enneagram workshop facilitator for the...

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Sabbatical

Sabbatical

Jesus’s best advice was often wordless. As he quietly moved back and forth between the solitude and the multitude, he modeled healthy spirituality for all of us. We belong to the multitude. We were designed for communal life in all its messiness and joy. Social...

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Book Talk and Signing

Book Talk and Signing

In April of 2016, after the release of her award-winning Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson visited our Sanctuary for a talk and book signing. Woodson spent part of her childhood in Greenville (the other part in Brooklyn), so it was a coming home, in a way. She...

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Musical Guest for World Communion Sunday

Musical Guest for World Communion Sunday

October 6, 2019 10:30am—FBG Sanctuary 6:00pm—Fernwood Baptist Church, Spartanburg Riley Hagan is an accomplished solo bassist residing in California’s San Francisco Bay area. He is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, a student/disciple...

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Rustlings (September 23, 2019)

Rustlings (September 23, 2019)

Jacqueline Woodson is National Book Award winner and New York Times best-selling author. Over five million of her books are in print, translated into 17 languages, and many are used in educational instruction across the country. Last year, the Library of Congress...

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So Much More Than a Party

So Much More Than a Party

If you had wandered onto the Terrace Level of the AYMC on a recent Friday night and heard the laughter and the chatter in the air, you might have assumed a party was going on. Around fifty elementary-aged children were playing pool and ping pong, turning cartwheels,...

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Rockmont Recap

Rockmont Recap

Rockmont is a fixture in FBG’s Youth Ministry. Youth have been sojourning to and from this mountain paradise for decades, each individual no doubt coming back with wonderful memories to treasure and hilarious stories to share. Rockmont 2019 was no...

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Change a Life with United Ministries

Change a Life with United Ministries

I am thankful our congregation is supportive of United Ministries throughout the year, as individual volunteers as well as through collective efforts. Some of the ways we partner with United Ministries are through hosting homeless families in the IHN...

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Rustlings (September 16, 2019)

Rustlings (September 16, 2019)

Heraclitus of Ephesus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who believed ‘change’ was the fundamental essence of the universe. He is credited with writing the famous lines: “The only thing that is constant in life is change,” and “No one steps in the same river twice.”...

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