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Finding hope and faith in the midst of pain

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Las Vegas… New York City… Sutherland Springs. What do you say in the face of horrific evil that continues to manifest itself in our world and nation?  The Psalmist cried out in anguish, My God, My God, why have You forsaken me? We do not know the circumstances around the...

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Deadline nears for Peru sign-up

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

In 2018, First Baptist Church will partner with Operacion San Andres (OSA) by sending a team of high school youth for the third time. The deadline to sign up for the mission trip is Nov. 19 and the deposit is $200. Avery Taylor plans to make another trip to Peru, and she's pretty excited about...

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Basket Party makes impact on community

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

On Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. Hallock Hall will be one big Thanksgiving Basket Party as FBC provides a free family meal, games and crafts, and a basket of food to take home for Thanksgiving for 50 families with children under 18. "It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with young families in our...

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The Language of Old

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

One of the struggles of Native American peoples is preserving their individual languages. Of course, language is more than words. Language embodies the culture of a people, preserving the past, shaping the future and giving meaning to the present. Language passes on the stories that tell...

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Community Ministry Offers Help to Those in Need

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

Every first and third Sunday from 4-5 p.m. FBC serves a free hot dinner to people of the community in Hallock Hall. A rotation of six to eight volunteers from our LifeGroups serve the meal and others are always welcome to serve and pray with our guests. The Clothes Closet is open on the first...

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Parent's Day Out offered three days a week

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

First Baptist Church offers a Parent's Day Out Program three days a week. PDO has been a part of FBC for more than 25 years and ministers to pre-k children and their families throughout the school year and eight weeks in the summer. PDO is offered from 9:05 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and...

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The Hurricanes of 2017

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The hurricane names of 2017 seemed harmless enough when I first saw them: Harvey, Irma, Maria. Today, these names will always be associated with some of the most devastating storms in modern history. And with nine weeks of hurricane season remaining, we must pray that Philippe, Sean, Tammy, and...

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All the Families of the Earth

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The Lord declared to Abram (Abraham) in Genesis 12, “I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great.” If we keep reading, however, we discover the purpose of God’s covenant with Abraham was not to bless him and his descendants alone, but to bless...

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Forgiveness Instead

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The New Testament is the wondrous story of God’s love for a broken world. The height of this love is manifested on the cross of Jesus. In the hours before His crucifixion, Jesus was betrayed, abandoned, slandered, and beaten. The crowds that cheered Him days earlier, jeered Him. They spat...

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I Recommend Hope

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

One of the great privileges of being a pastor is the opportunity to share with families and individuals at key moments in their lives. Last week offers a great example as I attended or participated in three funerals, one wedding and spent the week at camp with middle school youth. At times the...

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