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.
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.
Join First Baptist Church for a fun night for the whole family as the Columbia Fireflies take on the Augusta GreenJackets on Sunday, July 30 at 5:05 PM at Spirit Communications Park. We have tickets reserved behind first base and want you to join us. Reserve your ticket by Tuesday, July 25 *date extended!* to guarantee your seat.
Reserved tickets for the Fireflies game will be available to pickup beginning Wednesday, July 26 in the church office during office hours as well as before Sunday School and after worship on July 30. Reserve your tickets today!
*Add-on a $5 voucher for hotdog, chips and a drink.
You can reserve your tickets by paying below or by calling the main office at 256-4251. Please do this by July 25 to ensure your space.
Tickets will be available to pick up at the church on Sunday, July 23.
Reserve and pay for tickets by choosing below. After you select the ticket option, you will be able to choose quantities after clicking the “Buy Now” button.
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.
*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.