News and Events
The 7th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 27, from Noon to 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church Ashland. We invite folks to join us to eat a fresh, hot cooked meal with great fellowship. Transportation available within the Town limits. Please call Price at 798-8988 to join us. If you would like to volunteer to help serve or cook this wonderful meal, please call Tammy Van Gils at 798-6040. We have opportunities to volunteer on Wednesday and as early as 8:00 AM on Thursday. We appreciate your prayers for this community event!
First Baptist Church Will Have a Shredding Truck on Site on Friday, November 21 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. If you have old personal documents that you want to get rid of permanently, bring them to the church and place them in Steve Law’s office. The church has old documents it will be shredding so please add yours to the pile. There is no cost to you for this-the shredding service has a base charge and while the church has a lot to shred, it can still take
more without exceeding the minimum fee.
Men’s Breakfast Saturday, November 15th 7:45 to 9:00AM. Men, please join us for breakfast on Saturday, Nov 15th. First Baptist’s own Mick Outten will be the speaker this month. To get us ready for the upcoming holiday season, Mick is going to present “The Christmas Star”. This is a fascinating presentation that traces the path of the star that led the Magi to a little manger in Bethlehem, where they found the Christ child. Please bring your Bible.
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.
“IT’S BACK!” Scrip forms are now ready to get your Gift Cards in time for Thanksgiving. They need to be in by Sunday, November 16 at Noon. Either put them in the Scrip Order box in the Commons Area on the table, or give them to Wilma McBride and Carolyn Bivens.
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..
Operation Christmas Child - OK FBC members, it's that time of the year again. Fill a shoebox with items for a child in need and bring it to church by November 16th.
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.