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“Ben did good, absolutely”

By Tony Tench with the help of Nell Canipe Ben Ledford has been a part of our church family since his birth in December of 1988. Ben’s mother, Jeri, has been faithfully serving the Lord from our organ console for more than 35 years.  Ben’s father, Reggie, is a foundational member of our ministry team […]

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Prayers for Staffing Our Future Ministry

By Tony Tench April 2018 First, please plan to come for a Town Hall Conversation to address your questions on Sunday, April 22 at 6:00 PM in the Gym. Now, let me say, thank you, FBC Church Family, for your prayers as you have heard me describe a proposal for our ministerial staffing.  This proposal […]

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A Good Friday Reflection — Stations of the Cross

During Holy Week this year, our church family joined together for an Inter-generational Holy Week Prayer Experience during which we painted our interpretations of the Scripture passages below.  The crosses were built by our youth and used wood stripped from the demolition from our Sanctuary and Youth Center construction projects. First Station: Jesus in the […]

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He Intercedes for Us!

By Tony Tench In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.         Romans 8:26 As I looked up on the walls and ceiling of our Sanctuary to see all the places where […]

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My Holy Week Awakening

By Missy Smith FBC Minister of Children Last spring just prior to Holy Week we discovered that my dad had a 100 percent blockage in the main artery to his heart. He also had two other arteries that were over 80 percent blocked. The doctors quickly consulted while he was in recovery from his heart […]

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Advent: ‘Twas much, ‘Tis more

By Tony Tench John Donne was an early 17th century priest in the Anglican church who exhibited such insightful skill through his poetry. I am always impressed by the way his turn of phrase makes me think more deeply into the meaning of spiritual life.  With the season of Advent approaching this week, I am […]

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September 22, 2017

Day 20:  Pastor Tony  “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 Not long ago, during a casual trip up […]

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September 21, 2017

Day 19: Young Adults God is calling!  “Come. Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters…”  (Isaiah 55:1 ESV). The call to “come” in Isaiah happened 45 years after the Babylonians took the Israelites into exile.  At the outset, it seems clear that this verse is describing the importance of coming into a relationship with God […]

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