News and Events

News and Events

2014 Election - First Baptist Church, including staff, lay leaders, and members, is not legally permitted to influence people regarding how they will vote for a candidate in the upcoming elections. This means that First Baptist cannot be a place of distribution or placement of election literature for or against any candidate. Please respect the church’s legal responsibility. First Baptist Church encourages every eligible person to vote and pray for our elected officials.

Looking for a Few Good Men & Women - If you have an outgoing personality and are at ease talking to visitors, WE NEED YOU.  FBCA currently needs volunteers for its new Guest Services Committee (4-5 people) and/or Guest Services Team (12-14 people).  The Committee will meet once a month to fine tune and oversee our Guest Services.  The Team will meet and greet guests who come to our Sunday services and follow-up with them by phone or short door-front visits.  Two-member teams will rotate monthly.  More details are available by calling 804-883-7889, Geri Gleeson, MCC representative for Outreach.  Please pray about how you can serve the Lord in this important ministry, which is most likely to bring new members to FBCA in the short term.

Parish Nurse News –  No flu clinic this season at FBC.  However, it is time to get your Flu Vaccine.  There are many locations around town where the Flu Shots are now available.  It is very important to get your vaccine ASAP, because it takes 2 weeks to get into your system!

Printer Cartridges – The Exploring Christianity Sunday Class will NO longer be collecting used printer cartridges.  Thank you for your past support!  We are still collecting used cell phones which go to the local Hanover Safe Place.

Attention Deacons - Mark on your calendars Saturday, January 10  AND Saturday January 24 as our retreat days. Please disregard the February date.

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner is approaching!  We are in need of volunteers to help with the promotion of this event.  We truly blanket the town with flyers and need folks who can help to hand them out.  If you are instrested in helping, please contact Tammy VanGils at 798-6040. 

Operation Christmas Child - OK FBC members, it's that time of the year again.  Start collecting items for the shoeboxes!  We are in need of everything.  Look for Debbie's shoebox table.


E-Mail Distribution List - If you would like to receive the Focus via e-mail, please contact the church office.


Church Documents - All Church related documents are located in the Members Only area of the website (located on the right side of the page).  If you would like the password to this area, please call the church office.

Transportation Ministry – As a ministry of FBC, we have drivers who are willing to drive members to doctor's visits or church functions. If you need a ride, please call the church office a couple of days ahead of time and we will do our best to match you with an available driver.

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