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You Are Worth More Than My Rights

You Are Worth More Than My Rights

To say that this year has been a challenge for humans would be an understatement. We’ve been united globally in collective grief, yet ripped apart by our opinions on how to deal with our tragedies and said grief. We’ve experienced, and with the numbers rising, are still experiencing a pandemic together, yet we’ve been separate in our actions. This incident has uncovered a lack of patience and mistrust of authority and each other. The fragility of mental health in our nation has been exposed as suicide hotlines were overwhelmed during the height of social isolation. With our actions, we state who we determine most important. Either way, it seems, someone will be damaged or will die.
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Isolation Eats – Whipped Coffee

Isolation Eats – Whipped Coffee

During this time of being sometimes stuck inside, most of us are having to learn how to operate out of our homes a little more than usual. This means that we’re spending more time in the kitchen, but not getting to share the fruits of our labor with our friends. For this web series that we’re calling Isolation Eats, I hope that we can spend a little time together in the kitchen, draw some inspiration for new dishes, and share some recipes. We’re starting with something simple for this episode and will get more substantial in the future. Let us know if there’s anything that you want to see in the comments below!

 

Isolation Eats – Episode 1: Whipped Coffee from FBC Social Media on Vimeo.
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Don’t Worry About Your Life … Or COVID-19

Don’t Worry About Your Life … Or COVID-19

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life …”

Jesus spoke these words during His famous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:25). There’s a tendency for us sound trite when we use them. “Oh just don’t worry about that. The Bible says you shouldn’t worry,” but I’ve never encountered a situation where simply telling a person to not worry or to not be anxious has ever worked. We miss everything that Jesus meant when we try to package these words up into a cliche saying or platitude.
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Welcome In Your Presence

Welcome In Your Presence

It was a weird day. It was a tough day. It involved a funeral, but the deceased was not someone to whom I was close. The situation though, was utterly tragic and my heart wrenched for the family and close friends. I showed up to share in the suffering. Christmas was just a few days away and the stress of completing the mile long to-do list was mounting on top of the emotion of that miserable, rainy day. Hours later, after another Christmas activity was over, I went to speak to a friend who had also been at the funeral. I knew that she was grappling with her own feelings, so I simply went to give a hug, and, since I knew I wouldn’t see her again before the holiday, say “Merry Christmas” before departing. My hug was not reciprocated and instead of “Merry Christmas,” I was met with a rant about how she had already seen me that day and it was too much. A bit shocked and hurt, I backed off and stepped away. Then the anger and confusion started to flood in, filling the emotional canyon that the initial hurt had dug, and I retreated to the comfort of more accepting and predictable friends.
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Episode 19 : Being A Good Neighbor With Rachel Church

Episode 19 : Being A Good Neighbor With Rachel Church

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

She’s not in the spotlight often, but everyone knows her for how well she loves the people around her. We had the privilege of chatting with Rachel Church about how to care for your community and make time for the needs around you. This podcast will convict you about how you’re spending your time and resources, but it will also encourage you to look around and see the mission field in your own back yard. Oh, and yes, Rachel also happens to be married to Pastor Wes, so we discuss that too!

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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Episode 18 : Kids and Missions with Megan Epting

Episode 18 : Kids and Missions with Megan Epting

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

We’re gearing up for our regular Fall activities, so Megan Epting came by to share about her passion for the GA (Girls in Action) ministry and even gave the RAs (Royal Ambassadors – for boys) a good plug. We talk about the importance of getting kids involved in missions and run through the opportunities that you have to get involved on Wednesday and Sunday nights. Also get to know Megan and hear about how she ended up here at First!

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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