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Visit to Mount Vernon
February 20th, 2024
First Family,Over President's Day weekend, my family joined thousands of other tourists in visiting Mount Vernon. It is a magnificent property and undoubtedly an important location for historical conservation.During the home tour, you get to explore various rooms while listening to the stories of the people who stayed in them. The highlight of the tour is visiting the room that George and Martha o...
Youth Ministry Leadership Announcement
February 13th, 2024
First Family,As a church, we strongly believe in the importance of ministering to our students. We aim to guide them towards a relationship with God through Christ Jesus and to assist them in becoming more Christ-like by experiencing the transforming power of God’s grace. Unfortunately, today’s students face significant physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges. As the saying goes, “Today our ...
Martha vs. Mary
February 6th, 2024
First family,Recall with me the story of Jesus while at the home of Martha and Mary.It is recorded in Luke 10:38-42:38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. Sh...
FBCA Deacon Ordination
January 30th, 2024
First Family,Wednesday nights at FBCA continue to be among my favorite opportunities of the week. Each week we gather for a meal from 5-6pm followed by a time of discipleship for all ages. Join us for dinner soon!https://wednesday-night-dinners-spring-2024-first-baptist-church-of.pushpayevents.com/ Our children step into Children’s Choir, our students join Small Group Bible Studies and our Adults...
Welcome Dr. Todd Lafferty
January 23rd, 2024
First Family,This week we will welcome a guest in worship Dr. Todd Lafferty from the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.Todd Lafferty was elected executive vice president in February 2019. He first served as a journeyman in Scotland from 1983-1985. He and his wife, Susan, were appointed in 1991 as career IMB missionaries to a large South Asian city, where he was pastor ...
January 16th, 2024
First Family,I hope you're able to enjoy the snowfall this week and have a change of pace. As it says in Job 37:6, 'He says to the snow, "Fall on the earth."' The snow outside your window this morning is a reminder of His sovereignty. It's a reminder that God continues to reign and command all things. Let's be thankful for the reminder of His presence this morning.During our quarterly business mee...
A Holy Burden
January 8th, 2024
First Family,This Sunday from the teaching of Nehemiah we talked about the concept of a “Holy Burden.” A holy burden is something/someone that God brings to your attention as an invitation to participate in the work that He is about to do. In Nehemiah’s case, this was the rebuilding of the walls of the city of Jerusalem. God had given Nehemiah a “Holy Burden” for the city and because of his respon...
Happy New Year
January 1st, 2024
First Family,I hope that you have had a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We had an amazing time of worship on Christmas Eve, and it was wonderful to see so many people join us. Across the three services, there were over 1,700 attendees, making it the highest attendance we have seen in 2023. It's clear that God is moving at First Baptist and drawing people closer to Him. I'd like to encourage ...
December 26th, 2023
First Family,The celebration of Christmas is a reminder that God keeps his promises. For thousands of years, the people of God carried a promise that He would send a Messiah to deliver them. At Christmas, we celebrate that this promise has been fulfilled, and the Messiah has come, and His name is Jesus.Isaiah 49:15 is a perfect description of what we celebrate, even though we don't often associate...
Join Us Christmas Eve
December 18th, 2023
First Family,The time has finally come, and Christmas is almost here! You and your family are invited to join us for a special worship service on Sunday morning at 11 am. This combined service will be a wonderful opportunity for all of us to come together and worship the Lord. During this service, we will have a special children's sermon and take part in the Lord's Supper. It will be the culminati...