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From the Shepherd's Heart

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year from your First Baptist Family!  As we start 2021, the challenges and opportunities are both going to increase.  God has blessed 2020 in some unusual ways, while we are all dealing with the struggles of a worldwide pandemic, political upheavel and persecution. Never have we lived through times like these, but we serve a God of hope, who will see us through AND open new doors of ministry for us as we seek Him.

We will continue to have two worship services indoors during January, but we may look at regathering in one service soon.  Stay tuned!  Meanwhile, take every precaution to stay safe as you try to engage as much as possible with school, work and family.  As we watch the health of our state and nation, we will adjust the ministry to offer as much as is reasonably possible to see us through these times.

So, pray for your church and its leaders daily.  We refuse to "go away" during these difficult times.  The church must stand and be courageous in the face of every danger, but we must also be sensitive to current circumstances.  Unlike anything we have ever faced before, the challenge of today is a clarion call for the church to be our source of inspiration and encouragement for our communities.

Please join us in this daily walk of new discoveries, and let's follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to a new higher ground in 2020.

Getting back to worship and a stronger ministry every day! 

Blessings In Christ,

Pastor Craig Bailey