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Make sure you scroll down to the end of this email to see everything that's going on at First Baptist Church.
New sermon series begins Sunday
Our next sermon series, which begins Sunday, talks of the power of prayer. Find out more in Friday's Constant Contact.
Caregiver group meets Tuesday
Our Caregiver Support Group continues to meet online as we continue to support one another during a time when caregiving has unique challenges. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Please contact Nancy Nicewonger at nnicewonger@gmail.com or 704-918-8042 for information on how to join the group online.
Tuesday reflections invitation
Sunday's sermon: Renewal and revival
In yesterday's sermon, Chris Wells, our elder of worship, gave a message about renewal and revival. He discussed the Book of Ezra and what it takes to see renewal and revival in our lives, our families, our church, and our world.
Missions Monday -- Good News Soldiers
We are working with the churches of ABCOPAD to collect musical instruments and technology such as laptops, printers, mobile phones, and sound equipment for the Good News Soldiers, an International Ministries partner in Togo, Africa.

We are trying to raise support for Rev. Raymond Afangbedjee and his family, whose income funds all the activities of the Good News Soldiers ministry. Due to COVID-19 and its effect on the economy there, their landlord is selling the building they live in and they don't have much notice to relocate.

For more information, click here.
Join us in prayer
You are encouraged to share with the church family prayer requests, praises, and those places you see the Spirit of God at work in people’s lives and our world. The first step towards living and moving with a spirit of joy is to adopt a spirit of gratitude. As we work together to celebrate the ways the Spirit of God is at work in our world…Joy is just around the corner!
RIDING THE WAVE: (the Spirit of God
at work in our lives and our world)
  • Good News Baptist Church [Togo, Africa] has received grant support through the One Great Hour of Sharing offering! These funds will allow them to expand their COVID relief work. They have also received an InStep grant to help fund the tutoring program that Timothe and Bright provide.
  • Helen Jamison's leg has healed from surgery.
  • Nancy Nicewonger's father, Ray Parnell, is home from the hospital.
  • Diana Riffert, the 18-month-old daughter of a friend of the Fresolone’s, was taking outpatient therapy for the effects of autoimmune encephalitis. She is doing much better and making progress.
  • Noah, the 16-year-old stepson of a friend of Don Poole, who was struck in North Carolina by a vehicle while riding his bicycle and is in bad shape in the hospital there.
  • Mary Pat DeLucia, the mother of a friend of Chris Wells, who is seriously ill and was taken to the hospital. Her family is praying for a negative COVID-19 test.
  • The family and friends of Ella Ross, as they mourn her death
  • Helen Jamison's niece RoseMary Szurgylo, who is undergoing surgeries after a bad bite from a pit bull.
  • Sharon Chambers' mother Betty Harkins
  • Patti Cloud's sister Joanne
  • Pam Eppinger's niece, Ashley Pennington
  • Pastor Dan
  • Donna Bogel
  • Carlos Navarro
  • Mikey Jamison's sister Terry, healing from cancer.
  • Ben, one of the J.A.M. students, as he continues treatment for leukemia
  • John Eppinger
  • Lora Crosswhite – prayers for safety as she works as a healthcare worker
  • Ministry of Pastor Raymond Afangbedjee and the rest of his family in Togo, Africa [wife,Antoinette; children, Jennifer, Timothe, Bright, Beloved, Rejoice]