Welcome to the First Seniors blog. I am so honored to help shepherd and minister to the senior adults at First Baptist Church of Columbia, SC. Our senior adults have so much energy and enthusiasm. It is hard to keep up with them. I am always impressed with the great extravagant love they have for one another. In John 13:35 it says, “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Continue reading →
The Good News Clubs is an after school program focused on reaching kids with the gospel. It’s designed for kids and makes learning about the bible fun!
Children who have received parental permission come to the club after school is dismissed and separate into different rooms based on grade level. They are split again into smaller groups whereby they grab a snack and begin going over bible verses with their small group leaders. Sometimes they may sing a song or listen to a story but the goal is to learn about the bible. When small group time is up all groups converge in the gym for some worship, stories, and bible lesson.
Good News Club helps provide a safe and loving environment for kids while sharing the love of Jesus. It is a program that reaches children of all backgrounds and gives an opportunity for children that don’t go to church to learn about Jesus.
Are you interested in Volunteering? Good News Club is happening now and we need your help! Fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch with you. Thank you!
Good News Club
Meeting Place: Meadowfield Elementary School
Time & Day: Thursdays @ 2:15 pm (Begins the 1st Thursday in October)
Address: 525 Galway Ln, Columbia, SC 29209
If you come on your own be sure to check in at the front desk and get a pass. Ask them to direct you which room to go to for the club.
This past Saturday, over 200 women, college-age up to senior adults, gathered together to “Celebrate Women’s Ministry.” Not only was it an opportunity for our ladies to hear from our new pastor’s wife, Rachel Church, about her life and ministry, but also an opportunity to learn about what First Women’s Ministry “DOES” and respond to the call to get involved.
If you’re a woman at First Baptist, you’re a part of First Women’s Ministry,” said Rene White, who has recently taken the role of First Women’s Ministry Chair. “You have gifts to share and we need you,” added Rachel.
One of the priorities of First Women’s Ministry is facilitating women serving our church, community and even beyond. In that vein, the event also included a service project for Operation Christmas Child. Women chatted around their tables as they assembled sewing kits for teenage girls, an often overlooked demographic of shoe box recipients.
Alex Hipkins, a young professional who recently joined the church, said, “As a new member at First Baptist, I found the event to be a great way to meet women of all ages! It was an opportunity to put names to the faces I see every week and meet new people.”
Interested in learning about all that First Women’s Ministry does, getting involved, and/or serving on a FWM team? Click here to submit an interest form.
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It’s time to learn the TRUTH about Medical Marijuana. Get the facts straight and get your questions answered.
Come learn everything involved with Medical Marijuana and the impact legalization will have in our state. Major Frank O’ Neal will be giving the presentation and he will open up a time for questions at the end.
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The Believers gathered to worship like Christians do. As songs to Jesus were lifted up, one fell out on the ground and then another until four women were out on the ground, possessed by demons. It’s not something that most Baptists are used to seeing during a worship service in the United States, but on Beth Greer’s latest trip to Tanzania, this scene, albeit intense, was not completely unordinary. On Kome Island off the coast of the Tanzanian mainland in Lake Victoria, six out of ten inhabitants are demon possessed. Beth spent part of her trip on the island, sleeping in a tent, using a ziplock bag as a restroom at night, and telling the residents about Jesus using a stick and the dirt on the ground.
On October 18th, Keith & Kristyn Getty, along with their troupe of talented instrumentalists, will be coming to Columbia for a fun filled day of events all leading up to their evening concert taking place @ 7:00pm in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Columbia. It’s a free concert, and no ticket is required to attend, but a love offering will be taken up during the performance.
The other events of the day start in the morning and extend to early afternoon focusing on teaching and workshops designed to help worship leaders, pastors, and church musicians lead their congregations in deeper and more personal worship.
The concert is free but if you want to attend all of the workshop events then please click here to go to their website and purchase tickets, as well as find out more information about the entire days events.
We look forward to seeing you on October 18th!
Welcome Week, or some form of it, has been going on this week at the University of South Carolina and other midlands colleges. This mission field of over 40,000 students is just a few city blocks away from us. Be in prayer for our students as they get into their regular school routines and build relationships with other students in their classes, residence halls, and apartments. If you have a college student that you would like to send our way or if you would like to get involved as a volunteer with First College Ministry, please e-mail Rob Nicholes.
See what’s been going on in this video below.
Harambe Ethiopian Restaurant -2006 Senate St, Columbia, SC
If you’re looking for something different and unique, Harambe Ethiopian Restaurant is a great option for something new and delicious. To get an up close look at the food and to learn about the life and ministry (a.k.a. testimony) of First Family member Beth Greer, check out the new Sunday Lunch Blog video.
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