American Baptist Women
On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, a group gets together to sew things like blankets and quilts. These items are then given to people like newlyweds, parents of newborns, and those in need. They do other projects as well. They enjoy a time of refreshments and conversation at 10 a.m.
If sewing interests you, or maybe you’d like to try out something different, or maybe you like to help impact the lives of people in a very practical way, the group would love to have you join them. They are even willing to teach you! Check them out.
The Clothes Closet
First Baptist Church offers a free Clothes Closet to anyone who is in need. There is no charge and no income requirement to partake of the Closet. Anything offered in the Closet has been donated by individuals in the community. Therefore, inventory will vary from week to week depending on what has been donated. Visitors will need to sign in at the office.
Monday – 10 a.m.-noon
Tuesday-Friday – 9 a.m.-noon
God’s Kids (K-6th grade)
We welcome all kids for our Wednesday evening worship. A light meal is enjoyed as well as a lesson, craft and music times. This is held from 5:45-7 p.m. each Wednesday during the school year.
Deployed Military Chaplain Support
First Baptist has adopted a deployed chaplain! Our current chaplain oversees a group of 295 male and 5 female soldiers. Our goal is to send one care package/month! Our current Chaplain’s name is David and he is married with two children, a boy and a girl. Donations are needed and can be placed in the tub in the foyer for donations. Most requested items are:
- Decks of playing cards
- Card games
- DVDs (used and new)
- Books (used and new)
- Beef jerky
- Hard candies
- Dryer sheets
- Female toiletry items
- Hand/body lotions
- Bars of soap
- Blank greeting cards to send home to family
- Drink packets (Crystal Light powder/Propel powder/Hawaiian Punch for examples)
Money donated for postage is also welcomed! A check with Chaplain on the memo line or an envelope with the word Chaplain will tell us the purpose of the money. Thank you for your ongoing support!
To Be Determined (TBD) Youth Group (7-12 grade)
To Be Determined (TBD) is the name of the youth group of First Baptist which is based upon Jeremiah 29:11, their theme verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” TBD meets from 5:45-7 p.m. Wednesdays. They eat together, have fun and good discussion about what it means to follow Jesus.
There are other activities in which they are involved throughout the year such as trips to conferences, group outings for just fun as well as mission and ministry in and around the community. All youth in grades 7-12 are welcome to join.