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COVID-19 Survival Kits

COVID-19 Survival Kits

The pandemic has presented us with quite the challenge in Pastoral Care. Our work is all about bringing people together for the help, healing and encouragement that can only come from interpersonal human contact. Companionship! COVID-19 has been a very real nemesis...

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Thank You, Teachers!

Thank You, Teachers!

Every summer, just before Promotion Sunday, the Spiritual Formation Committee and I treat the leaders and teachers of our adult Sunday School classes to a nice hot breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. This is our meager way to show our deep gratitude for the happy burden...

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Frozen Yogurt Party

Frozen Yogurt Party

On the afternoon of July 24, the rain couldn’t keep away First Baptist Senior Adults and Neighborhood Partnership friends. The downpour let up just in time for the drive-through, socially-distanced frozen yogurt party, so we could see the smiling faces of friends—even...

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Rustlings (August 17, 2020)

Rustlings (August 17, 2020)

Hold on Loosely—the 1981 rock hit by 38 Special—was blaring on my radio as I drove to work this morning. I bobbed my head, rhythmically patted the steering wheel, and mentally concurred with the good bit of advice. We tend to hold more tightly during a crisis. If we...

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Meet the Staff: Missions

Meet the Staff: Missions

In the last several weeks, we have been introducing our church staff to the congregation. While many of these staff members have served FBG for years—even decades—newer members may not be familiar with them, and new responsibilities may not be known by the greater...

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Unidiversity Recap

Unidiversity Recap

For the first time in its nearly three decades of ministry, Unidiversity Youth Camp went virtual. As the pandemic began to worsen this past April, the family of youth ministers that work together every year to create camp met and decided to suspend meeting in person....

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Rustlings (August 10, 2020)

Rustlings (August 10, 2020)

Lessons from a Covid Haircut. To be safe, the hairstylist came to my condominium—masked and sanitized. In the open air of the parking lot, she turned on her clippers. I told her, “You know you are about to disappoint and delight two different populations at the same...

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BRAVE: VBS 2020

BRAVE: VBS 2020

Since we couldn’t meet in person this year for Missions Blast, our elementary aged kids pondered this question through virtual Vacation Bible School. More than 50 kids participated, each receiving a bag of materials for crafts, snacks and games for 4 stories, one per...

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August Missions Focus: School Tools

August Missions Focus: School Tools

This year, United Way has worked to meet the needs of school children in our community in new ways to meet the new circumstances. From The United Way: You can play a critical role in giving Greenville County kids the tools they need to excel this fall. In an effort to...

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Meet the Staff: Financial Services

Meet the Staff: Financial Services

In the last several weeks, we have been introducing our church staff to the congregation. While many of these staff members have served FBG for years—even decades—newer members may not be familiar with them, and new responsibilities may not be known by the greater...

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New Faces in Worship

New Faces in Worship

August 2, 10:30am Camille Loomis Rehnborg, FBG’s new Pastoral Resident, will be introduced and participate in worship on August 2. She and her husband, Matthew, moved to Greenville last week, and she will begin her residency with us on August 1. Originally from...

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Senior Adult Activities

Senior Adult Activities

The Senior Adult Committee met via Zoom on June 8 to consider our Senior Adult activities and trips for the remainder of the year. Committee members expressed concern over the difficulty of our being able to follow CDC recommendations for group gatherings and to...

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You’ve Got Mail!

You’ve Got Mail!

On Wednesday, July 29, at 6:15pm, our Senior Minister, Dr. Jim Dant, will begin a study of Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Philippians—like all other epistles or letters in the New Testament—is often referred to as a ‘book’ of the Bible. It was never intended to be...

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Meet the Staff: Music Ministry

Meet the Staff: Music Ministry

In the coming weeks, we will be introducing our church staff to the congregation. While many of these staff members have served First Baptist Greenville for years—even decades—newer members may not be familiar with them, and new responsibilities may not be known by...

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Rustlings (July 27, 2020)

Rustlings (July 27, 2020)

Anyone living in the here and now knows the racial oppression and disparity that cuts its way through our nation’s history has festered and burst. The infectious nature of ‘us and them’ has truly invaded every cell of our society. The tension is felt in the market...

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A New Sunday School Class

A New Sunday School Class

As someone who loves to see church members get as involved as they want, I am always thinking about ways to help people find their places of service or their communities within the larger church. For newer members, it can feel daunting to engage in a new opportunity...

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Pastoral Pandemic Putt Putt

Pastoral Pandemic Putt Putt

Every Friday in July is Pastoral Pandemic Putt Putt Day. If you or your family need or would enjoy some time with your senior minister—for serious chat or to tell the corniest jokes you know or to just catch up—sign up on the day and hour you choose (one participant...

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Meet the Staff: Youth

Meet the Staff: Youth

In the coming weeks, we will be introducing our church staff to the congregation. While many of these staff members have served First Baptist Greenville for years—even decades—newer members may not be familiar with them, and new responsibilities may not be known by...

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