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ABIDING SCRIPTURE

We believe the church body should be in scripture on a regular basis. Each month, a passage of scripture is selected for the whole church to read together. That scripture is normally preached on during the month. The Leadership Team and church family share their experience of Abiding in Christ, focused on the monthly scripture passage.


The Abiding scripture passage for June 2022:  Job 1:6-12

Attack on Job’s Character
One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and the accuser also came among them. The Lord said to the accuser, “Where have you come from?” The accuser answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it.”

The Lord said to the accuser, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil.”

Then the accuser answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have you not put a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.”

The Lord said to the accuser, “Very well, all that he has is in your power; only do not stretch out your hand against him!”

So the accuser went out from the presence of the Lord.

BIBLE STUDY

Bible studies are led by the pastor and by individual leaders within our church. Various studies come in many shapes and sizes. 

If you are interested in joining a Bible Study, please contact us. 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL


SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
2021
In-Person Sunday School Classes for all ages @ 11:15am.
 

LIFE GROUPS

First Baptist has a small groups ministry that we refer to as Life Groups. A Life Group is a group of up to twelve people who meet monthly to experience the love of God and grow in relationship with each other. Life Groups also reach out in mission to the world while seeking and welcoming members so new Life Groups may be formed.

Life Groups have four basic components:

  • A time of “centering”, or “focusing”, or “worship”, usually with a devotional thought or a song. We all lead busy lives, and need a chance to “calm down” enough to enter the presence of God.
  • A time of “learning”, or “discipleship”, with a discussion around our Abiding scripture.  This helps us stay connected to what God is trying to say to us.
  • A time of “sharing”, and “prayer”, where in an attitude of “love and caring”, we share our burdens and joys, and pray for one another. This develops over time into a wonderful place to share confidentially, trusting the group to build each other up.
  • A time of considering “mission”, or “service”. It could be something as simple as all signing a card to someone who’s been sick, or going together as a group to the hospital or to a nursing home to visit someone, or deciding to help out with a mission project.

Life Groups have the added bonus of a time of “food, fellowship, and fun”, where a dessert/snack is shared, or even a simple meal, and folks can visit and enjoy being together.

Each Life Group has designated leaders, and yet, leadership can also be shared, i.e. someone may volunteer to bring a dessert, or lead the “centering” time, etc.

Life Groups lift up the truth that Jesus Christ is in the midst of each group, and offers us the strength and healing we all need. Christ is the one who provides the power and vision necessary to live the Christian life. When Life Groups come together, the focus is on experiencing Jesus in every part of our meeting.

Want to learn more? Contact Pastor Lara. 

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Take-Note

Take Note! Music Program is for all 1st-12th graders.

Mondays: After School - 5:30pm

Activities include organized free play and conversation, snack, devotional, singing, acting, and playing hand bells or tone chimes. Each year, a Christmas musical is presented and, in spring, a musical is presented.

These musicals include costumes, acting, choreography, and, of course, singing! The Take Note Choir also sings and rings during Sunday morning worship service in fall and in spring.

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Music

 Praise & Worship Team

This group is open to youth and adults on a rotating basis. Accompanied by keyboard, drums and guitars, the group leads singing during Sunday morning worship services year- round.  

 

   Chancel Choir
   This group is open to adults and high school youth who enjoy a wide variety of choral         music. The Chancel Choir sings during Sunday morning worship service about twice          per month. Practices are held on Sunday mornings before worship service begins. 

 




Chancel Bells
This group is for all adult and high school youth who practice during the school year on Monday afternoons. We ring during the Sunday morning worship services about once a month.

 



Youth Choir & Bells
This group is open to 6th - 12th graders. They meet during the school year on Monday afternoons, as part of the Take Note! Choir and sings with them. Students also have the opportunity to play handbells with the Chancel Bells, playing during some Sunday morning worship services.






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