Lenten Small Group Dialogue, led by Dr. Paul Baker

The Christian Education Committee will be offering a Lenten study led by Dr. Paul Baker. Listed below are the dates and topics for dialogue. Dialogue sessions will be held on Tuesdays beginning March 3 and concluding on April 7 starting at 6:30 pm. Sessions will be held at the church. Please let the church office know if you will be attending and if you will need child care by February 25th. More information regarding each session’s dialogue is available on the information wall at church.

First Baptist Church: Becoming a Christ-Centered Community in the 21st Century

March 3 Finding Jesus in our Bible

March 10 Saint Paul: Exploring his favorite and most used phrase – “in Christ”

March 17 Jesus, Saint Paul, and the Jews

March 24 Exploring Christ and Creation Theology: Part 1 – Old Testament

March 31 Exploring Christ and Creation Theology: Part 2 – New Testament

April 7 Searching for Christ and Truth in the 21st Century

Souper Bowl Chili Cook-Off

A fun time of sharing and sampling some wonderful soups after 11am worship at  First Baptist Church. The top voted soup will win bragging rights and help our youth attend a mission event this summer!  The soups are free to try – a sample or a bowl. Desserts, however – will go to the highest bidder at the dessert auction to follow!

Here’s how it works:
If you’d like to make a pot of chili or other soup to share, email us, or use the sign-up sheet at church.
There is no fee to enter, and you can bring more than one type of soup if you like.

If dessert is more your thing – we will gladly accept donations of desserts; cakes, pies, brownies, cookies – whatever you would like to share.

For those who attend, again, the soups are free to try: the fun and the fundraiser comes in as participants buy tickets to vote for their favorite soups — and you can vote as often as you like!

The desserts will be auctioned off to the highest bidders – a great way to get a delicious treat for you to bring to a Superbowl party, or just to keep for yourself 🙂

It’s always a lot of fun sharing a meal and helping our youth with life-changing experiences to help grow and apply their faith!

Safe Harbor Mission

You have probably seen Safe Harbor listed on the calendar for the 4th Sunday of each month.  In case you have wondered what this is, here are some details and ways to help if you would like.  The Koinonia church school class has been preparing and serving a meal to the homeless at the Salvation Army Safe Harbor Shelter every month for over 15 years.

Our meal consists of ham, rice, green beans, mandarin oranges, cornbread, brownies and lemonade.  We purchase the food and Al Strauch schedules the volunteers to cook and serve.  Cooking is from 5:00-7:00 and the meal service starts at 7:00 and is typically finished a little after 7:30. The meal recipients are always grateful for a hot, nutritious meal and we are thanked by so many of them.

If you are interested in helping with this mission, you could volunteer to assist in serving or cooking, donate funds to this mission (this option is available through on-line giving or designating such on your check), or by donating items that are needed by Safe Harbor for services provided at the shelter.

Some items needed for the facility and/or the participants are:

  • printer paper
  • pens
  • paper towels
  • single ply toilet paper
  • 55 gallon trash bags
  • travel size soaps and deodorants
  • new towels and washcloths
  • pot holders
  • Pam cooking spray

Items may be brought to church any time (In the Narthex) and we will deliver them to Safe Harbor.  If you have questions, please contact Al Strauch.