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From the Shepherd's Heart

Dear Friends,

This fall we are in PHASE TWO OF OUR REOPENING at First Baptist Church.  Starting in September we will have TWO WORSHIP SERVICES - one at 9:30 AM, which will be outside as long as the weather is good - and another service at 11:00 AM inside in the worship center.  We will resume Sunday School with a single class for all in the family life center at 10:15 AM.  Other Life Groups will meet on schedules of their own choosing at the church or in homes.

Youth Ministry will begin to crank up again with Youth Supper on Wednesdays at 5:15 PM followed by a youth worship service, which will launch on September 23.  Youth Life Group will resume on Sunday nights.  Brad and Marcy Caulder can give you the details on this meeting as we adjust to current conditions each week.  The annual trip to Boone, NC, for Operation Christmas Child is on the calendar for December if conditions are favorable.

And, for those of you who do not live nearby or are still restricted due to your health, you can see our Sunday message and the daily "Wake up in the Word" devotional on YouTube.  Just search for my channel, "Craig Bailey Ministries," and subscribe to get the daily notification.  Or, you can choose from the playlist of over 300 previous sermons and devotionals.

NEW STAFF ADDITIONS AT FBC...  For the new church year we have added three new staff ministry positions.  Richard Kelly is our new Minister of Missions and Discipleship, Diana Oesterle is our new Director of Women's and Media Ministries and Wes Welch is our new Director of Family Ministries.  Watch for coming profiles on each of these and all of our staff in the coming year.

Getting back to worship and a stronger ministry every day! 

Blessings In Christ,

Pastor Craig Bailey