Community

ONE Sunday & Homecoming - We invite former members, current members and friends to reconnect for the fall on ONE Sunday, September 9.

  • 9:45 a.m. Sunday School
  • 11:00 a.m. ONE Worship service
  • 12 noon Dinner on the Grounds

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy or purchase box lunch tickets for $5 beginning Sunday, August 19. Bottled water provided. Menu: Pork BBQ, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Hush Puppies and Chocolate Chip Brownie. Please contact Beanie Brooks to volunteer to help serve lunch on September 9.

Mental Health First Aid Class - In partnership with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, First Baptist offers a certification course for staff and volunteers to equip us better to assist  those in our community experiencing a mental health crisis, including suicide prevention. Training is held on Thursday, September 27, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with lunch provided ($5). To register, contact Candi Brown by August 27.

For the Living of These Days is an end-of-life planning guide created by the Compassion and Pastoral Care Ministries. It includes funeral planning, legal concerns and preparing things for loved ones. Purchase a copy from the church receptionist. A $10 donation is suggested to help cover the cost of the guide.

Christian Community

When Jesus met with His disciples for the last time, He said to them...

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another (John 13:34).


The ministry of Christian Community seeks to promote loving relationships within First Baptist Church.

There are many ways we can do this in our church family. We have teams that are committed to engage our congregation in prayer, pastoral care, marriage enrichment, family building, women’s ministry, physical health issues, welcoming new members, and fellowship.

Our goal is to open the doors of our church so that all who enter here will find a place of belonging and feel loved and cared for.

 

Ministries Include:

Pastoral Care

  • Critical Care / Hospital visits
  • Funerals / Bereavement 
  • Grief Support
  • Ministry to Families in Crisis
  • Congregational Care for Homebound
  • Wedding / Marriage Preparation

Prayer Ministry

  • Catalyst Prayer
  • Prayer Retreats in Spring / Fall
  • Service of Prayer for Healing
Congregational Health
Fellowship & Spiritual Enrichment
  • For Ladies Only (FLO) Women's Ministry
  • Fellowship Friends (new member companions) 
  • Family Ministry Team

For more information contact Lynn Turner, Senior Associate Pastor.

Parish Health Medical Supply Closet

The Parish Health ministry sponsors a Medical Supply Closet and seeks donations of gently-used medical supplies such as metal crutches, walkers, canes, wheelchairs and knee scooters. Items will be available on loan to people who are convalescing. Please contact Emily Trueman, 804-737-8635, to make donations or requests for equipment.

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