Category: Life at First

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

On Sunday, August 20th, we’ll be handing out free solar eclipse sun glasses in Sunday School, and on Monday, August 21, you can come out to Washington Street parking lot and watch the main event. You can even enjoy some food from San Jose food truck. We hope you’ll join us in the celebration.

The Longest Total Eclipse on the East Coast

2 Minutes and 36 Seconds of 100% Total Eclipse

At 2:41 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, viewers who have gathered in the Greater Columbia, S.C., area will experience the longest period of 100% total eclipse for a metro area on the entire East Coast of the United States — ranging from 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total darkness.

Experts estimate that this total solar eclipse will be the most watched eclipse in the history of the world as we know it. Only those in the “path of totality” will have the extremely rare, awe-inspiring experience of witnessing a 100% total eclipse.

The Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C., initiative was created to serve as a central hub for information about experiencing the eclipse in the Midlands region of South Carolina. As a result, more than 120 eclipse-related events are being hosted across the region across the long weekend.

Project: NEXT

Project: NEXT

We are so close to being able to open the renovated YMCA building as our NEW STUDENT CENTER! If you would like to be a part of what God is doing with our middle school, high school, and college students by giving to Project: NEXT financially, please fill out the form below or print out this pledge card, fill it out, and turn it into the church.

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Sunday Lunch Blog : 10th Annual Dessert Contest

Sunday Lunch Blog : 10th Annual Dessert Contest

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10th Annual Dessert Contest SPECIAL EDITION

The 10th Annual Orchestra Night and Dessert Contest was earlier this month and it was a great time once again. I talked a little junk beforehand and was beaten by two other ladies, Ada Raybon and Teresa Milne. Check out the little video below where I talk about my Brookie and the fact that neither Ada or Teresa would be in the video with me. Then get the recipes after the video.

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Sunday Lunch Blog : Poke Bros.

Sunday Lunch Blog : Poke Bros.

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

Poke Bros. – 2009 Greene St #102, Columbia, SC

When one of my cooler-than-me designer friends breezed through Columbia from Nashville for a visit, she messaged me about meeting up. This is one of those friends who usually tells me where we’re going, which is oddly nice for me since I’m often the one having to decide where to eat. Often she picks somewhere I haven’t been or haven’t been in a long while. She still enjoys the Five Points area, while I often avoid it. Because I’m old. And I don’t like don’t like being irritated. But Five Points has been getting some culinary upgrades and shouldn’t be written off as just the college bar area anymore.

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Sunday Lunch Blog : Pontiac House of Pizza

Sunday Lunch Blog : Pontiac House of Pizza

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

Pontiac House of Pizza – 10531 Two Notch Rd, Elgin, SC 

It’s not everyday that we make it out of our windowless office to see the bright sunshine, but a few weeks ago on the most blessed of days, our job required us to go on a shopping trip. We had to buy furniture and décor to create a set for the new online Bible study, so we met Megan (our volunteer style coordinator and shopper) and her daughter Georgia in Sandhills. By the time we got to the first store, Megan had already picked out most of the set. (Praise!) After hitting up a couple of other stores to search for the remaining items, it was lunch time, and we were hungry.

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