Worship Amid Covid-19

Today I’d like to encourage you and give you a few details about ministry at First Baptist Church. 

            Now is such an important time for all of us to remember that the church is not a building; the church consists of those who are called out, those who are called together, and those who have been called forth by Jesus Christ. Now, maybe more than ever, our community needs our church. 

            An appropriate question we can all ask ourselves right now is this, “Am I being a good steward of this time?” 

            So, what are you doing to grow spiritually right now? I want to cling to Jesus’ invitation, “Come to me.” Now is the perfect time to develop devotional habits like Scripture reading, praying over the concerns in your life, praying for others, journaling, and serving one another in Jesus’ name. 

            Maybe you are missing the connection of our in-person worship services and other gatherings. So – I want to encourage you to reach out to those who are in your small groups or Sunday School classes. I also invite you to think about the people you typically greet, visit with, or sit near when we are here. Have you reached out to them? They may need your conversation. 

Online Gatherings

            Please join us online for Worship – and invite others, as well. This is posted on our Facebook group ‘First Baptist Williamsburg’ each Sunday. It is also available to stream on Youtube at ‘FBCW_KY Sermons.’ The nice thing about Youtube is that most of us can stream this through our televisions. 

            On Wednesday evenings we have a Facebook Live Check-In at 6 PM on the church group. You may join in live or see it later. Call the church office if you need assistance. 

            A college Small Group and our youth are meeting regularly online. In addition, it is in the works to host a Facebook gathering for children and their families. 

            Several members have shared the creative ways they are ministering to their neighbors during this time. I’ll share some stories with you soon. 

Giving

            Please remember to give your tithes and offerings during this time. You may do this online at our website (fbcwky.org) by clicking the ‘Online Giving’ tab. Here you may securely use your credit or debit card. 

            In addition, you may mail in your gifts to the church at 230 S. 5th Street, Williamsburg, KY 40769. 

I very much look forward to our in-person gatherings again. Until then, let us be in prayer for our community, our world, and one another. 

Blessings, 

Ande Myers  

Calling All Children: Bowling

A bowling trip is scheduled for Saturday, March 7 for all children in preschool through the 6th grade. We will meet at the church at 1:00 pm, load up and head to Richmond where we will spend a couple of hours at Galaxy Bowling. Afterwards, we will eat dinner at Golden Corral. Please let Michelle (620-8156) know as soon as possible how many you have going so she can reserve lanes this week.

Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Caregivers Support Group

The Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Caregivers Support Group meets this Sunday, March 1, at 2:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall, located in the basement of First Baptist Church Williamsburg.

The Support Group meets the first Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. This is for family, friends, and other caregivers of those who are struggling with the varied forms of dementia. The group offers information, caring support, and opportunities to express concerns.

Sticky Faith

Did you know that approximately half of youth group seniors struggle significantly with their faith and with finding a church after graduation? And, that only about 1/7 of college freshmen feel well-prepared by their youth ministries for what they encountered after graduation?

We want to be a congregation that nurtures “a faith that sticks” for our young people. Sticky Faith is a study designed to help nurture teens in their walks with Christ. During the month of March, we will be walking through some of these lessons on Sunday nights at 6:30 in ‘The H.’ All teenagers are invited to participate, even if you have never participated in youth activities before. Please call Michelle (620-8156) if you have any questions.

BBQ Sandwiches for Camp!

Youth and their parents are raising funds for summer camp and on Thursday, March 12, they will be delivering BBQ Sandwich meals throughout Williamsburg. Funds will go to help students go to camp this summer.

Sandwich plates include a BBQ sandwich, baked beans, slaw and a brownie. Cost will be $5 a plate. To place an order, call Michelle at 606-620-8156.