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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 October 2021:  1 Timothy 6:11-19

The Good Fight of Faith
But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep the commandment without spot or blame until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will bring about at the right time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.


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 CLASSES
2021
In-Person Sunday School Classes for all ages will resume on August 29, 2021 @ 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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