It has been said that the three plagues of older adults are loneliness, helplessness and boredom. We seek to provide multiple ways for our senior adult population to be involved and active through church activities, social events and traveling experiences.
We are never too old to serve the Lord. Mission activities include Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoebox ministry, “We Care” packages for our college students and reading buddy, lunch buddy and tutoring programs in our elementary and middle schools.
Activities include monthly day trips, inspirational events such as the Collingsworth Family Christmas concert at the Cove, an annual picnic and some week-long trips once or twice a year.
Our senior adults volunteer their assistance answering the telephone and greeting visitors to our church office and serve as volunteers in community ministries and organizations such as the Neal senior Center and Carolina Healthcare Cleveland.
We also have volunteers in our extension ministry, a monthly contact visit to those of our church family who are shut-in.
Encouraging everyone to know and follow Jesus Christ in their daily lives through prayer, Bible study and serving others is important at First Baptist Church. A variety of Sunday and weekday Bible study classes are available for both men and women.
Joint missions include a ministry to those incarcerated in our local prisons,outreach to the homeless and to those in both the local men’s and women’s shelters, feeding the hungry each week and other local ministries. Many of our adults serve through the weekly English as a Second Language Ministry as well.
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Our Women’s Ministry includes mission groups, special events featuring outstanding music and special guest speakers and a monthly mission presentation to our church. Our Women’s Mission groups play a key role in our annual community Greatest Treat Festival and annual VBS Block Party.
Our men lead in the annual Operation InAsMuch weekend ministry and are a vital part of preparing the food for many church-wide events. Two of our men have been the leaders in the County-wide Potato Project and have been supported by a great number of members of our congregation and community.
Sunday Service Times
9:30 a.m.– Morning Worship in the Sanctuary
10:45 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages
5:30 p.m. – Fellowship Supper
6:00 p.m. – Children and Youth Ministries
6:15 p.m. – Prayer Time and Sanctuary Handbells
7:15 p.m. – Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal