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First Family Lunch

First Family Lunch

First Family Lunch

Sunday, January 20
Ellis Hall – ll:45am

Cost: $8 for adults; $4 for children ages 3-10 years

FREE for children under 3.  Debit/credit cards accepted. 

You can make a reservation below

MENU

Fried Chicken
BBQ Pulled Pork
Mac & Cheese
Collard Greens
Baked Beans
Corn Bread
CARVING STATION: Beef Brisket
Salad Bar
Assorted Desserts

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Wednesday Night Supper

Wednesday Night Supper

Menu

January 16, 2019

Turkey Pot Pie
Meat Loaf
Red Skinned Roasted Potatoes
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Peas
Yeast Rolls
Salad
Assorted Desserts

Kid’s Menu

Chicken Tenders
Fries
Fruit
Milk

A New Year’s Letter

A New Year’s Letter


It seems like the practice of writing letters is out of style. Today we send emails or text messages, but letters are just too time consuming to write. Recently after the death of President George H.W. Bush we got to see and hear the love letters he wrote to his wife Barbara. They were full of lovely romantic overtones. When is the last time you actually wrote a letter with a pen and paper?

God has written a love letter, not with pen and paper, but with the Word that became flesh and blood. In John 1:1-2 scripture says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” God’s love letter to us became flesh and blood and dwelt on earth. For 33 years you could read that letter on earth, now we can read it in the sacred scriptures. In ancient Greek thought, the Greek word, “logos” suggests a divine mind that unites reality. John enlarges that definition to say that Jesus is the ultimate expression of God’s thought and mind. Jesus is God’s letter to us from God. What does God say in that letter? I believe His letter in Jesus tells us three things.
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Joseph Should Be Remembered | Meg Hoffmann

Joseph Should Be Remembered | Meg Hoffmann

Joseph deserves more credit. I tend to be one of those people that skim over Joseph and continue on to the part about heavenly hosts and shepherds. Sure, I know he’s there and he does what God says and all that, but really, he doesn’t play that much of a part, right?

 

Wrong.

 

Over the past month leading up to Christmas, I’ve been reading all the different tellings of the Christmas story in my Bible, preparing my heart for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Over and over, I’ve noticed something I’ve never really noticed before. Joseph is one of the most incredible examples of faith, trust, and belief in the Bible.

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Episode 14 : Miracles and Commitment with Joey Huggins

Episode 14 : Miracles and Commitment with Joey Huggins

Welcome to the First Community Podcast where we talk about life and faith with our First Baptist Family.

On this episode of the First Community Podcast, we talked with Joey Huggins about Home Works of America, Children’s Ministry, REAL Men, and how prayer literally saved his life. You’ll be inspired, encouraged, and challenged by listening to Joey’s story. This might just be the most uplifting 30 minutes out of your day!

Listen online below or go here to listen/download/subscribe on iTunes for free (so you can listen in your car)!


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Selah

Selah

A First Women’s Ministry Event

Event is FREE – Chili Dinner @ 5 pm

Worship with Natalie Knotts & Challenge from Sandy Breazeale

Extended Time of Personal Reflection and Prayer (guide provided)

 

Begin your new year with purpose and prayer! Selah is an opportunity for women of all ages (college and older) to pause before the busyness of life resumes after the holidays and spend purposeful time in prayer and reflection. The evening begins with fellowship around a chili dinner* along with worship led by Natalie Knotts and a challenge for the new year from Sandy Breazeale.

Following dinner, ladies are invited to find a quiet space in 1420 to journal (guide will be provided), pray, reflect on 2018 and make spiritual goals for the coming year. The evening will conclude with brief corporate prayer and fellowship. Be sure to bring your Bible, journal, pen and anything you may need to be comfortable (consider a blanket or wrap). A guide will be provided for you to use if you wish. There is no charge for this event, and you’re encouraged to invite friends.

Please register in advance online by clicking here

or contact Natalie Knotts in the church office (natalienotts@fbccola.com or 803.343.8585.

 

*Please feel the freedom to come when you can and leave when you need to. Dinner begins at 5pm. Program begins at 5:45pm. You’re also welcome to bring your own dinner (if you don’t prefer chili).

31st Columbia Christmas Pageant Review

31st Columbia Christmas Pageant Review

Another Christmas Pageant is in the books, and what a celebration of Christmas it was! Many hours and many volunteers made this Christmas Pageant possible, so big thanks to everyone who played a role. We’re also grateful to the thousands of people who came out to watch. It was a joyous time of church family and community getting together to share and celebrate our Savior. Another thing that we’re celebrating is the 45 decisions for Jesus that were made during the Pageant!


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Join a Bible Study

Join a Bible Study

Bible Studies seek to build authentic community by bringing us together to encounter Jesus in a personal way through Scripture. Through prayerful reading of the Word and group reflection, we walk together as we learn to love Jesus more fully and live the faith more deeply.

The hope is for individuals to first discover the joy of friendship with Jesus and ultimately live into the fullness of discipleship. Groups usually meet for an hour each week and focus on a set of Scriptures while also using an additional book to supplement the study. These tools are designed to point people to the Word of God as a basis for conversation about faith, God’s love and mercy, and the joys and struggles of following Jesus.

Ready to get involved in a bible study? Click Here to browse our available groups.

Prepare Him Room | by Anna Maria Gardiner

Prepare Him Room | by Anna Maria Gardiner

The long awaited Christmas season has finally arrived—the Christmas music is playing

on our radios, our neighborhoods are slowly beginning to glow from Christmas trees shining through the windows, gift displays are filling the stores, and the Hallmark Christmas movies are in full swing.

Each year, I eagerly anticipate the arrival of Christmas season, excited for the cozy nights spent at home with family, the beautiful Christmas services at church, and the extra time to truly reflect on the reason for the season—the humble birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The Word becoming flesh. However, if you’re like me, it often seems that I reach the end of Christmas and look back thinking “I had such greater intentions for this Christmas season.” Maybe it’s the busy holiday schedules… maybe it’s the temptation to use Christmas break as a time to be lazy… maybe it’s the distraction of earthly gifts… maybe it’s just a big ole’ mix of all these things.

So the question that we must ask ourselves is: “How can I be proactive now in preparing myself and my heart for what God has planned to do in me and through me this Christmas?”
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