2017 Fall Retreat Sessions

2017 Fall Retreat Sessions

Fall Retreat 2017

The theme of the retreat was Foundations. Through the sessions, praise and worship, community time and individual devotions, we sought to align ourselves with God’s Mission and what that should look like at the individual and communal level. We need to understand the foundation from which we live as we seek to image him in this world through word and deed.

Session 1: Concept of Covenant, Why Law = Life, The Law and Grace Interaction

Session 2: Covenant withing the History of Israel, Pentateuch and Joshua, Israel’s Role in God’s Mission

Session 3: Israel and the Church, Establishment of a New People, The Church’s Function

Session 4: What is the Point for Me? What is the Church Now? What does this mean for my life in Columbia?

 

Episode 4 : Personal Worship

Episode 4 : Personal Worship

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

This episode is all about personal worship. How do you maintain a posture of worship in your everyday life? What does that even look like? Ms. Evelyn Cunningham came in to share some of her story with us and to tell us what God is doing in her life right now. She even shares what her personal worship time looks like.

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Episode 3 : Baby Jesusses

Episode 3 : Baby Jesusses

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

We had a full studio for this First Community Podcast! The whole episode is about baby Jesusses … the ones from the Columbia Christmas Pageant, that is. Thirty years of Christmas Pageant means 30 years of baby actors, so we talk to now grown Katherine Hufstetler (Baby Jesus 1996)and Emma Debenport (Baby Jesus 1998) about their experiences through the years in the Christmas Pageant, as well as reveal *spoiler alert* that Caroline was Baby Jesus 1995. April is the only one in this podcast who has never portrayed Jesus.

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Running To The Legs Of God

Running To The Legs Of God

Psalm 46:1

We have many things and places we choose to run to for refuge, strength, and comfort. When we have a bad day, we post our plight on social media or text a friend to see if someone will commiserate; we look for distraction in binge-watching a favorite show; we search for comfort in unhealthy ways, like food, shopping or pleasure.

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Christmas Prisoner Packets

Christmas Prisoner Packets

 

Many men, women and youth have no one who cares for them. They have no visitors, nor do they receive gifts at Christmas. You make Christmas special for them through this ministry. You provide hope and love. As a result, some have received the true Christmas gift. They have come to know Christ because you care.

Consider a gift this year to the Christmas Prisoner Packet Ministry. Click Here for more details

Thank you.

For more information please contact Harriet Johnson at 803.318.3853

Episode 2 : Forgiveness

Episode 2 : Forgiveness

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

April and Caroline sigh (ok, April sighs, Caroline talks) through the topic of forgiveness, sharing some personal stories of what it means to let it go. The legendary Bob Debenport comes on to share what God is doing in his life now and looks back on all of the miracles that he’s seen in First Baptist Church over the past forty-something years.

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