By Tony Tench Community Vacation Bible School has been a great time of learning for children, as well as a timely reminder for all of us as we have served together. This year’s theme has brought us to an African game preserve where being in the presence of “wild life” has taught us to “roar” with joy because though “Life is Wild, God is Good!” And he is. His presence is grace for the journey […]
As mother’s we wear so many different hats….
By Tony Tench There’s always room for good news, right? And, there’s plenty of good news in our FBC Kids and FBC Youth ministries. I am thankful for a couple of examples of such good news that were shared with me just this week! First, last Wednesday, while talking to Cecelia Beck at the supper table, she looked to her left where LaShaunda Jones was standing and said to her, “LaShaunda, tell Pastor Tony what […]
By Missy Smith My kids are perfectionists! They want so bad to please their teachers, coaches, dance instructors and peers. They get so upset when they make a little mistake. They want to do things well and make sure that everyone is proud with their performance. They often get really upset when they don’t do something well. I know exactly where my girls get this from, as I do the same thing. One day, my oldest […]
by Tony Tench We have had a terrific week at Vacation Bible Study during which we have celebrated the Scripture’s teaching of God’s creativity at work in our lives. As is our tradition, our youth are trained to be helpers during VBS and they serve well with the children. Then, after VBS is over each night, there’s a youth fellowship of some kind — make your own pizza and games, pool party, movie night in […]
Our church family was thankful on Sunday as our children worked with Ms. Missy and Mr. Perry to receive and present Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes before the Lord in worship. Our members brought their boxes filled with gifts for children around the world and placed them in wagons. During the singing of the hymn, All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, the children pulled 144 boxes to the front of the Sanctuary after which three […]
Sunday was a great day for our church to receive five couples as they dedicated themselves to the sacred task of parenting their children. We were blessed to pray for, and commit to walking with, Justin and Amanda Ayers and their son Dylan, Justin and Tracy Harper with their daughter Harmony, Trevor and Lucy McDaniel with their son Harrison, Michael and Alexis Pruitt and their son Thomas, and Trey and Tara Warrick with their daughter […]
At our recent Greatest Treat Festival on October 29, I shared that, while this year’s most popular Halloween costume is the “super hero,” God has given to each of us a super power, a special ability, called “faith.” Faith is the ability to trust our lives into the hands of God. And, when we use our super ability, we are able to “fight the good fight of faith and take hold of eternal life to […]