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Seeking God Together
June 3rd, 2024
First Family,Have you ever seen the I Love Lucy episode where she gets a job at a chocolate factory?There is a famous scene in which Lucy is working on the factory line wrapping chocolates. In the beginning she is doing fairly well while seemly enjoying herself. Then the line supervisor calls for the line to speed up. Her face begins to physically change as she is overwhelmed and simply cannot get...
Upcoming Weeks at FBCA
May 28th, 2024
First Family,Excitement is in the air as we prepare for the many upcoming activities and services. We have a busy month ahead, filled with opportunities for fellowship, spiritual growth, and service to our community. From inspiring worship services to engaging small group gatherings, there's something for everyone to enjoy.Look at a few key opportunities for this week:We will host a Special Called...
Memorial Day
May 21st, 2024
First Family,As we approach Memorial Day, our hearts are filled with gratitude and solemn reflection. This day holds deep significance for our nation as we honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. It is a time when we come together as a community to remember their courage, sacrifice, and the families they left behind. In reflecting on the meanin...
Mark Your Calendar
May 14th, 2024
Dear First Family,It's hard to believe that we're already in May and getting ready for graduation and summer celebrations. This year has been an exciting one at First Baptist Church of Alexandria, and God has been using this church to spread the Gospel in our broken world. Thank you for being a part of the First Family and joining us in living out the Gospel in our daily lives.I'd like to invite y...
50-Year Members
May 6th, 2024
First Family,Allow me to propose a question, should believers join their local church?The New Testament writers never explicitly state that "you must become a member of a local church." However, every letter in the New Testament assumes that believers are an active part of a local church gathering.Membership in a church involves being a part of a community where you feel a sense of belonging. This...
National Day of Prayer
April 29th, 2024
First Family,This Thursday, May 2nd, is reserved as a National Day of Prayer.In 1988, President Ronald Reagan established the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer after a joint resolution of the United States Congress in 1952.On this day, Americans come together across the country to pray for God's guidance and blessings upon our nation. This year’s theme is taken from 2 Samuel 22:2...
Psalm 24
April 23rd, 2024
First Family,If you have a moment today, I would like to recommend reading Psalm 24. This psalm starts with a verse that states, "The earth is the LORD’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it." From one perspective, this verse can be humbling, but from another perspective, it can be extremely comforting. When you trust in the LORD for your provision and salvation, it is good news ...
Do You Know Who Your Deacon Is?
April 16th, 2024
First Family,Do you remember the public services announcement (PSA) that aired on television from the late 1960s to the 1980s? “Do you know where your children are?” is the question that was used. This question was typically used as a direct introduction for the late-evening newscast typically around 10 pm.I want to make a PSA by asking you a question today, “Do you know who your DEACON is?”At Fir...
Calling Out the Called
April 9th, 2024
First Family,The church has a responsibility to identify and equip individuals for the work of ministry. In Acts 13:2 it records, “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” This process of “Setting Apart” is what we commonly refer to as ordination. This process allows us as a church to praye...
Easter Recap
April 2nd, 2024
First Family,What a joy it was to celebrate Easter with all of you this past Sunday! It was a wonderful morning, filled with the movement of the Spirit. The sanctuary was filled with many first-time guests, and we are prayerfully following up with the hope that they will join us again.I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation to all the volunteers who helped make our church a welcoming ...

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