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Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Trinity Sunday

FBC Sanctuary

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Virtual Worship

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Scripture includes: Psalm 29 and John 3:1-17

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a Sermon entitled “Beginning Again”

To be in tune with God’s reign in this world, we have to understand, like Nicodemus, that we have a transformative overhaul of our lives ahead of us. We might get confused like our friend Nic, too. We might think too literally and not dream figuratively with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. But then we’d be missing the point. God calls us out of our religious routines to pay attention to the real point: God loves us, sent Jesus to love and teach and redeem us, and left the Spirit to inspire us. Let’s remember that beginning again is part and parcel of this faith journey we’re on.

 

Today is Trinity Sunday in the Christian year, when we proclaim the church’s belief in a Triune God—Father, Son, Holy Spirit. It is a day in which we praise and worship the infinitely complex and unfathomable mystery of God’s being as Holy Trinity, One in Three, Three in One. The liturgical color for Trinity Sunday is white, symbolizing God’s purity and perfection.

Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2021, whether in-person or online here or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to minister through virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.

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

Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Pentecost Sunday

FBC Sanctuary

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Virtual Worship

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Scripture includes: Acts 2:1-21

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a Sermon entitled “A Messy, Mysterious Start”

For all the organizational structure of the modern-day church, the first believers after Jesus ascended to heaven gathered on Pentecost and experienced crazy and mysterious things that led to lots of languages being spoken, fire on people’s heads, and accusations of morning drunkenness. This Holy Spirit that infiltrated those early believers so drastically didn’t stop working among us, either. When we celebrate the church’s birthday, we should also celebrate our messy, mysterious calling this world – and not just one Sunday, but year-round, as we open ourselves to messy, mysterious ways of following the Spirit’s call in our world today.

Today is Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost, the birthday of the church, is celebrated each year the Sunday after Eastertide We celebrate the Holy Spirit (symbolized as fire in Acts 2) being given to the believers, thus giving birth to the church. The liturgical color is red, and we celebrate corporately by wearing the colors of fire: red, orange, and yellow.

Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2021, whether in-person or online here or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to minister through virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.

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

 

Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 16, 2021

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Seventh Sunday of Easter

FBC Sanctuary

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Virtual Worship

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Scriptures includes: Psalm 1 and John 17:6-19

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a Sermon entitled “Who are we?”

Jesus prays for us as if we are something really special in our Gospel lesson this week. What does it mean for us to see ourselves as Jesus sees us in this prayer?

Today is the Seventh Sunday of Easter. Easter Sunday was the beginning of the season of Eastertide in the liturgical year. Eastertide is celebrated from Easter Sunday for fifty days, until the day of Pentecost, and focuses on the meaning of Christ’s resurrection. The liturgical color is white, symbolizing light, victory, and eternal life.

Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2021, whether in-person or online here or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to minister through virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.

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

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 9, 2021

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sixth Sunday of Easter

FBC Sanctuary

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Virtual Worship

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Scriptures includes: Psalm 98 and John 15:1-11

Guest Preacher: Rev. Joe Collins

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.

Learn More:

Give:

  • 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.
  • 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

Today is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Easter Sunday was the beginning of the season of Eastertide in the liturgical year. Eastertide is celebrated from Easter Sunday for fifty days, until the day of Pentecost, and focuses on the meaning of Christ’s resurrection. The liturgical color is white, symbolizing light, victory, and eternal life.

Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2021, whether in-person or online here or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to minister through virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.

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

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