First Friday kicked off October 1 with a musical program provided by The Carolinian Senior Jazz Band. Lots of talent on that stage as we seniors were entertained by seniors! It was so good to be together after so many months of COVID-19 keeping us apart. Now, with numerous safety precautions in place, the Lunch and More Committee chaired by Evelyn Scaringi has in-person meetings planned through Spring 2022.
Our next event will be on November 5. The always-popular book reviews will be back in the Media Center. Janice Johnson will be sharing the book she authored in 2020, A Heart’s Memory. The book was released on Amazon in 2020 and is also available locally at Fiction Addiction and M. Judson Books, or online at Barnes & Noble. If you are interested, signed books regularly priced at $17.95 will be available at our book review for a discounted price of $15. All proceeds will benefit the church’s Lula Whilden World Missions Offering. Exact change, please, or checks may be written to FBC. The usual games will also be available in the Fellowship Hall. Both of these activities will begin promptly at 10:30am so we can stop at 11am to gather in the Fellowship Hall for the program.
Rev. Carrie Walker Nettles who grew up attending First Baptist and is currently the Victim Service Specialist at the Julie Valentine Center (JVC) will be our speaker. If you know about their work, then you know how important their services are to our Greenville community. If you aren’t aware of this non-profit, then you will leave being very grateful for Carrie’s work and that of her colleagues. Once an individual completes the New Client Certification program at the Center, each receives a bag of self-care items. As a service project, we are asking each person to bring items for the bags. Carrie said needed items are toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, word search books, adult coloring books and colored pencils.
After the program we will have lunch. Remember, reservations are REQUIRED. Please contact Jennifer Craig by Wednesday, November 3, at jennifer.craig@firstbaptistgreenville.com or call her at 233-2527 ext 121. Hope to see you on Friday, November 5, at 10:30am! Please don’t forget your mask and your items for our service project.
—Carroll Luck

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