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Celebrate with Us!

Celebrate with Us!

Join us on Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 9:15am to 10:15am to celebrate the reopening of our building to IHN families. Plan to stop by the Fellowship Hall for some breakfast goodies and a time to celebrate. Bring a friend who wants to learn more about this...

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Missions Connections

Missions Connections

From time to time, congregation members stop me on Sunday mornings or contact me during the week to ask about our CBF missions field personnel and what specific prayers we can pray for them. Others of you may be asking, what is CBF? CBF is the Cooperative Baptist...

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Youth Family Activities

Youth Family Activities

Merge 2021 was beautiful. We spent an entire day at Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center with our newest 6th and 12th graders. We have a tremendous group of seniors this year who jumped right in and went out of their way to help our newest Youth Family members feel...

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Rustlings (August 23, 2021)

Rustlings (August 23, 2021)

It was a common refrain during the pandemic-laden days of 2020. We miss gathering. People missed gathering in restaurants, in theaters, at concerts, at weddings, at dinner parties, and of course, at church. Gatherings are beneficial—essential—to our personal...

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Children’s Ministry Needs Help

Children’s Ministry Needs Help

School is about to begin again and with it, a new year of fun, meaningful events for our children at church. Sunday School, Becky’s fun monthly events, and the gathering room on Sunday mornings are just a few of the opportunities that are available for our children...

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Restarting Our Transportation Ministries

Restarting Our Transportation Ministries

For many years, Susan K. Shelley has coordinated our MidWeek Meal Delivery Ministry and Mary Rankin has coordinated our Rides to Medical Appointments Ministry. These ministries are invaluable help to the recipients and a beautiful expression of how we care for one...

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The Journey Continues

The Journey Continues

A highlight of every Youth Family Merge Retreat is the throwing of a ball of yarn from person to person and naming traits of our Youth Family. “We are kind, we are fun, we are inclusive, and we are loved.” There are many beautiful aspects of our family, and by the...

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Rustlings (August 16, 2021)

Rustlings (August 16, 2021)

In the Fall of 1988, I began a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at Columbia Theological Seminary. I decided—for some unknown reason—I needed a new backpack to begin the journey. My shopping venture took me to a luggage store at the local mall, and I spent (what at...

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Rockmont Fall Retreat

Rockmont Fall Retreat

$100/person Due by August 15 All Youth Fall Retreat at Camp Rockmont is on Labor Day weekend, September 4-6. Rockmont is a celebratory time in the life of our youth family and has been a tradition for decades. We are so excited to be able to travel up to Black...

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Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen

Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen

Internationally-recognized author, speaker and educator Michelle Icard brings relief and practical solutions to schools and community organizations around the world seeking to ease the uncertainty of adolescent development for both kids and parents. Trying to convince...

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Senior Adult Regathering

Senior Adult Regathering

The August 2 Roadrunners trip to Strawberry Hill was full, so we know folks are eager to be together again. Here is our plan for the next three months. In September… We kick off the fall with a Welcome Back Senior Adult Picnic on Friday, September 10. We will gather...

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Rustlings (August 9, 2021)

Rustlings (August 9, 2021)

Now that all the fun FAQs have been addressed (last week’s article), maybe it’s time to go a little deeper. Here are a few more questions I’ve been frequently asked while recovering from bypass surgery: Were you scared before the surgery? I was more sad than scared....

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August Focus on Missions

August Focus on Missions

The start of school yields many expected feelings in students—excitement about seeing old friends, curiosity about new teachers, and anticipation about how this year will be different from the last. For some children, however, it also means the assurance of heightened...

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Church Picnic

Church Picnic

Two years have passed since our last church picnic. Our 2019 picnic was incredible and we had more of our church family join us than ever before! We are so excited to announce that our 2021 church picnic will happen on Sunday, October 24, 4:00-7:00pm. We will meet at...

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Unidiversity Remembered

Unidiversity Remembered

We made it! One week ago, we returned from the best week of our Youth Family summer. After a two-year hiatus, Unidiversity Youth Camp returned to in-person camp with style! Churches from across the Southeast gathered together at Maryville College in Maryville, TN, for...

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Youth Family Block Party

Youth Family Block Party

The Youth Family’s annual parent-youth night looks a little different this year. In fact, it’s not even a meeting anymore, it’s a PARTY! We will gather 5-7pm on Sunday, August 22, for an FBG Youth Family Block Party. After a long year of masking, weird schedules, and...

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Rustlings (August 2, 2021)

Rustlings (August 2, 2021)

Since returning to work (and restaurants and grocery shopping and life, in general), I’ve enjoyed running into friends and exchanging hugs and stories. Just for fun, here are some of the FAQs (frequently asked questions) I’ve been asked… in case I haven’t run into you...

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Company Is Coming!

Company Is Coming!

Save the Date: October 24-October 30 We will host IHN families in our church for the week, October 24-30, by sharing meals, fellowship and a place to stay together as a family. The Interfaith Hospitality Network allows families with children to stay together as they...

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