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Sunday, June 14, 2020

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Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:00 AM

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Virtual Church – Online

Scriptures include: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 and Exodus 19:2-8a

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Relationships, Remembering, and Responsibilities”

In 21st century Christian life, we aren’t usually considering what it means to be in covenant as a community with God. “Covenant” seems like a word reserved for ancient texts, not real life. But what would it look like to envision our lives as being in covenant relationship with a God who chooses to make promises to us? When Jesus came and grafted the Gentile world into God’s covenant with Israel, what of God’s promises did we inherit? Being in relationship to God, remembering what God has done for us, and accepting the responsibilities of that covenant relationship are still part of our faith journeys today. Let’s examine what it means to be God’s covenant people.

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Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church, even as we cannot meet in person each week. You can give online here or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to offer ministry to our church members through virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.

We are in the midst of new missions opportunities during this season of pandemic. We want to serve our neighbors, and to do that, we need your generous giving. Click here to see what we’re up to, and make a special donation to our Missions Opportunity fund by designating your online gift or mailed check in the memo line.

Thank you for providing for the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church!

Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020

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Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:00 AM

Trinity Sunday

Virtual Church – Online

Scriptures include: Psalm 8 and Matthew 28:16-20

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “God’s Coworkers”

Ever had coworkers with whom you share a special bond – people you trust to do the work well and honor their colleagues’ efforts? Ever had coworkers who chose not to step up and do the work, where everyone else picked up their slack? In both our scripture lessons today, we realize that the mystery of the Trinity is that God is constantly in the act of self-giving love, providing an example for us to follow. We follow because we are “a little lower than God,” given the task of living out this Holy Mystery together. Alongside God, and by God’s command, we have work to do – loving God, loving our neighbors, sharing the Good News, and shining the Light of this Holy Mystery to the rest of the world. Let’s be the best coworkers we can be.

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Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church, even as we cannot meet in person each week. You can give online here or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to offer ministry to our church members through virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.

We are in the midst of new missions opportunities during this season of pandemic. We want to serve our neighbors, and to do that, we need your generous giving. Click here to see what we’re up to, and make a special donation to our Missions Opportunity fund by designating your online gift or mailed check in the memo line.

Thank you for providing for the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church!

Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:00 AM

Pentecost Sunday

Virtual Church – Online

Scriptures include: Numbers 11:24-30 and Acts 2:1-21

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Spirit Control”

The Holy Spirit is one of the most mysterious and yet closest parts of God to humanity. The Spirit “blows where it will” and causes men and women to prophesy. The Spirit moves us from complacency to action. But, we often seek to control the Spirit, limiting its power in our lives. We control it with our rules and traditions. We control it with our grumbling and our fussing. We control it by rejecting its creative power in our lives. Like the story of the fall of humanity, we are seeking to be like, or to control what it is to be God. But what would it mean for our church, our community, if we stopped trying to stuff the Spirit into our boxes? What if we let the Spirit control us – empowering us to love more expansively, worship more creatively, serve more frequently? What would the fires of Pentecost refine in our lives as we speak new languages and become more open to new ideas?

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Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church, even as we cannot meet in person each week. You can give online here or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to offer ministry to our church members through virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.

We are in the midst of new missions opportunities during this season of pandemic. We want to serve our neighbors, and to do that, we need your generous giving. Click here to see what we’re up to, and make a special donation to our Missions Opportunity fund by designating your online gift or mailed check in the memo line.

Thank you for providing for the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

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Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:00 AM

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Virtual Church – Online

Scriptures include: Psalm 68:1-10,32-35 and Acts 1:6-14

Guest Preacher Rev. Joe Collins will preach a sermon entitled, “Power Trip”

Joe is the Chaplain for Good News Jail & Prison Ministry in the Martinsville and Henry County corrections facilities. The mission of Good News Jail & Prison Ministry is to help fulfill the Great Commission by reaching inmates around the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. You are invited to consider becoming a partner with Joe in this great calling, by prayer, volunteering, and/or financial support.

 

Joe Collins is a native of Bristol, VA and a graduate of Belmont University, Nashville, TN. He served as pastor at First Baptist Church, Charlotte, TN before becoming a chaplain with Good News Jail & Prison Ministry in January 1997. He served as Chaplain for the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department (TN) until May 2001. In 2000, Joe was named Chaplain of the Year by Good News Jail & Prison Ministry. In 2001, he transferred to Harrison County, Mississippi to begin the ministry at the Harrison County Detention Center. In 2015, Joe transferred to Prince George, VA to begin the ministry for GNJPM at Riverside Regional Jail. On August 1, 2019, Joe came to Martinsville/Henry County Jails as chaplain with GNJPM.

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Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church, even as we cannot meet in person each week. You can give online here or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to offer ministry to our church members through virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.

We are in the midst of new missions opportunities during this season of pandemic. We want to serve our neighbors, and to do that, we need your generous giving. Click here to see what we’re up to, and make a special donation to our Missions Opportunity fund by designating your online gift or mailed check in the memo line.

Thank you for providing for the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church!

Learn More about Good News Jail & Prison Ministry:

  • “Like” Good News Jail & Prison Ministry for MHC Page on Facebook: Click here
  • Check out the GNJPM Website: Click here

Give to Good News Jail & Prison Ministry:

  • You can give financially to Joe’s ministry through our church by writing your check to GNJPM and sending to the church with your regular offering, or writing a check to FBC and we’ll send the funds on your behalf – just let us know how much you’d like to designate.
  • You can also give regularly to Joe’s Ministry by filling out the form on their website to withdraw monthly – be sure to choose the designation 027 – Martinsville, Collins: Click here

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