Online Worship Only Beginning November 22nd!

Beginning Sunday, November 22nd, we will worship online only here at First Baptist Church. You are no doubt aware of the precautions that the people of Kentucky have been asked to take to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. These actions are hard and require great commitment. In addition, the Governor has requested that churches contribute to the health of our neighbors by worshiping online through December 13th. I want to encourage our church to do our part. 

I have kept asking myself, “Right here, right now, how can we best love our neighbors?” Through much discussion with the church staff and a group of our deacons, we feel that going back online for worship is the most loving course of action for us to take at this time.

We do not pretend to know all the answers or even what is best at this moment, but we rely on God’s mercy and seek to be faithful to God’s call in our lives. 

Please join us on Facebook for worship and on Youtube. And when you find encouragement in one of our services, please share it with others. 

Ande Myers

Worship on the Lawn – Sunday, October 25, 2020

Join us, by the playground, for an informal time of praise, prayer, and reflection on Sunday, October 25th at 6:00 PM. Bring a lawn chair, wear a face mask, and social distance from one another. Once everyone is seated and the service begins, you may take off your mask if you are comfortable doing so. We look forward to glorifying the Lord together!

Missions in a Time of Pandemic

The Quilting Room has some beautiful and amazing fabric waiting to be used for the glory of God.

Here are 3 ways FBC members and friends can make use of these resources:

There are several “almost” completed lap quilts that need to be finished by people who like to quilt.  The Quilting Ministry created these to be given to newborns in the church, and has given many to the Whitley County Health Department for newborns in our community.  If you would be interested and willing to complete these gorgeous creations, stop by the church office.  There are sewing machines available for use in the quilting room or you may take the materials home for use on your own machines.  If you have any questions, please call Norma Dunston, Pat Ramey or Terresa Etter.

The Food Pantry is handing out cloth masks to families who participate in our food ministry.  We need between 90 – 100 at our next Food Pantry distribution on Wednesday, September 16th.  Patterns for both adult and children’s masks are available in the church office.  Check in the quilting room for fabric.  Each mask should be individually packaged in a zip lock bag. Masks may be purchased for distribution if you prefer.  Masks should be delivered to the church office by Wednesday, September 16th.  Call Norma Dunston at 606-521-7885 for more information.

A brand new ministry is just getting started! Several in our church and community have expressed a need for fidget pads for family members with dementia.  These are placemat sized pads with a variety of sensory activities to keep minds and fingers active and engaged.  Thursday, September 10th at 1:30 PM in the quilting room, there will be a workshop on how to make these fidget pads.  We have fabric, batting, and thread.  Items that we need to gather include textured fabric such as corduroy, denim, seersucker, and other washable fabrics that have a different feel to it.  We also need short zippers (4-6 inches), washable trims, buttons, etc.  To find out more, come to the workshop on Thursday, September 10th.  Volunteers may wish to make the fidget pad base only or just to attach the sensory items.  You may do as much or as little as you are comfortable with.  Join us next Thursday! Contact Norma Dunston, Pat Ramey or Terresa Etter for more information.