Christmas Events

— Reindeer Games begin on Saturday, December 7, with a trip to West Town Mall in Knoxville and a very unique Scavenger Hunt. Youth, check with Michelle for more details.

— Packing Shoeboxes for Olive Tree Ministries with the UC Volleyball team Sunday morning, December 8, at 10:00 am in the CLC Kitchen

— Handbells in Morning Worship: Sunday, December 18.

— Caroling and Hot Soup (for after Caroling) in Christian Life Center on Sunday, December 22. Meet in the CLC at 5:00 pm.

–Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service is at 5:30 on Tuesday, December 24.

Food Pantry Changes

First Baptist Church’s Food Pantry has been serving the hungry, hurting people of Whitley county for over two decades. This past year over 210 families mad use of our Food Pantry including 130 children and 70 senior adults on fixed incomes. We provide 25-35 backpack bags of easy to prepare meals each week to schoolchildren who will go home to no food over the weekends. We make a difference.

There are changes afoot. Beginning in January, Food Pantry will change from 6-7 on the third Wednesday of each month to the 5-6 on the third Wednesday of each month. Norma Dunston, Food Pantry Director, is stepping down as the director. This means some changes need to be made. One possibility is to divide up the work of Food Pantry among several people. Check out the video and see if there is a way you can help with food pantry.

Peace by Piece Quilting

Peace by Piece Quilting offers an opportunity to meet needs of young families and the elderly in our area. On Tuesdays at 10:00 am, meet with others who sew and fellowship together as they make quilts. Over 1000 quilts have been distributed to babies, nursing home residents, to local police departments to give to families in crisis, and others who are in need. They meet in the basement of First Baptist Church. All are invited.

G.E.M. – Greet, Eat, and Meet!

Those from the “living longer generation,” those retired, and those who simply enjoy a time for good conversation and good food are invited to meet with G.E.M. at noon on Monday, September 23 in the CLC Kitchen. Bring a potluck dish to share and conversation topics and you will be set!

G.E.M. meets, usually, on the fourth Monday of each month in the Christian Life Center kitchen of First Baptist Church Williamsburg at noon. Make plans to participate in this fun time!

International Students Cook!

University of the Cumberlands hosts many students from all over the world and sometimes they miss food from their homelands. They are invited to come to the Christian Life Center to prepare dishes from their country to share with all comers. They will be cooking again on Thursday, September 26. The meal is served around 8:00 pm, but come early around 7:00 pm and be cooks’ assistants and dishwashers and have a wonderful time visiting with the world at our doorstep.