March Mission Madness Is Coming March 21-23!

This year First Baptist Church has the privilege and task of hosting students from all over the state in a weekend of mission, worship, and fun!  Our hosting responsibilities will include serving meals, greeting, helping with registration, being site leaders, helping with the audio/visual side of worship, and cleaning up.  All of these important tasks…

Looking Back, Looking Forward

For the most part, the fall of 2013 for me was heavily focused on children’s ministry. We’ve revamped children’s ministry on Wednesday nights, broadening the focus to missions, mission projects, Bible knowledge, and Bible verse memorization.  The children explored prayer through Way of the Child and their parents had time carved out for a parenting…

A Beautiful Encounter With The Holy

As you know from previous newsletter articles, the children and I pray together during Children’s Worship.  We always share prayer requests with each other and then pray.  Sometimes I pray, sometimes a child prays, and other times all of the children take turns praying.  This week after everyone had shared their prayer concern, I was…

The Christmas Story, Twice

This Sunday the children will participate in the Commerce Christmas Parade (rescheduled from last Sunday).  They will have the chance to dress up as people from the Christmas story.  We may even have to switch children out a couple of times to accommodate all the children wanting to be Mary.  I love this time when…

Let The Family Advent Celebration Commence

Sunday night families gathered in the fellowship hall to share a meal together and make Advent wreaths for their homes.  This year we had some vetrans at making Advent wreaths because they have come every year since we began this tradition eight years ago while others came for the first time.  Whether families were new…