First Baptist Church
Have you already taken down and put away the Christmas decorations?
There is often a need to restore and reclaim the space. For you, you can't sit down with that feeling of completeness until things are back in place.
For others who want to keep the glitter, sparkle and glow of Christmas decorations, you may use the "Twelve Days of Christmas" as a good reason to leave "Christmas" up. The 12 begins on Christmas and ends 12 days later with Epiphany.
This is celebrated as the time the Wise Men arrived to present gifts to the young Jesus. In some traditions, the day after Epiphany includes feasting and removal of Christmas decorations.
The important thing is that we continue to celebrate our rich Christian heritage and God's grace as He works to transform lives in our world.
First Baptist will have one combined adult and one children's class for Sunday School, beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be coffee, juice and milk available when you arrive.
Major elevator work has been going on this week, hoping to have it operational by the new year, so you may have to excuse our mess, but it is another reason to be excited about what is going on at FBC.
Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. The sanctuary will still be decorated, but the poinsettias will be going to new homes.
There will be an adult-staffed nursery available. Stacey Thompson will take the Spirit Kids to their class from the sanctuary.
There will be no evening programming.
Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m., the Mid-Week Bible Study will be concluding its study in Joshua. You are invited to study with us around the tables as Pastor Mark directs our study.
Next Sunday will be our first communion on the year 2010.
Spend your last Sunday of 2009 with us in worship. See you Sunday.