Youth Ministries

Good News: Children and Youth Lead the Way

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 […]

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Love Overcomes Loneliness

By Carol Ann Hoard Tuesday, thirteen members of our FBC Youth Group and I, along with our Student Ministry intern, Holly Strother, set out for a Mission/Service Day. We planned to cut flowers from the community garden, bake some cookies, make greeting cards, and take them to five people. We divided our preparation time into three groups: flower cutting and arranging, cookie baking, and card making. The flower group had many, many flowers and only […]

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Jewels in the Heart of Shelby

Our church neighborhood is blessed by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Missionary Cecelia Beck and her work among families all around us.  One of her ministry goals has been an entrepreneurial ministry to teach young artists in business principles, creativity, and stewardship.   Straight Out of Shelby is the name of this jewelry-making business and these artists just completed their first sale. “The success of the first sale has enabled the young artists to imagine new dreams and possibilities,” Cecelia […]

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