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First Baptist Church
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Posts by Beth Leao (Page 3)

Church Unity

by Pastor Tim, Pastor of Discipleship We are living in times when evil is abounding. Most of us agree with this. What we can’t all agree on what is the evil. Here are some popular candidates: minorities or majorities; Democrats or Republicans; protestors or police; the people or the government; Biden or Trump; Covid-19 or…

The Story

The Story truly is the story we are all living. The themes that God has set forth are the very themes that make up any great story. Something beautiful and good is threatened by forces that seem to act contrary to what is good. There is a tension that builds that can only be resolved…

Church with Children

I sure remember what it was like to attend church with young children. I spent many Sundays pacing the foyer to keep my loud infant or my busy toddler from distracting others. For those months (and years! … I have 5 children), it was often hard to get the nourishment from the sermon that I…

Virtual Awana Starts Dec 2

We miss Awana! It is a delight to walk alongside kids as they learn about God and the Bible, and we miss doing that each week at Awana. Guess what?  We can still do that together! God’s Word is something we all need, and we have access to it even if we are not meeting…

Angel Tree Ministry

Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree is a ministry that reaches out to children who carry the heavy burden of the incarceration of their mom or dad. Angel Tree connects us with opportunities to serve families with children whose mom or dad is in prison by buying a gift that these children will receive on behalf of…

Operation Christmas Child

As we look forward to Christmas, our nation and our world are still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are desperately looking for comfort and peace, and we want to do all we can to help them find eternal hope in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We’re thankful that God has given us a…

The Story

Everyone loves a good story. We love the development of the characters. We become hooked in as the tension develops through an increasingly complex story line. We experience the forces of both good and evil in the story. We anticipate how the dilemma we have become engrossed in will eventually find its resolution. We cheer…