By Mary Ellen Darby
As a community shaped by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, we are called to worship God, share the Good News, foster spiritual growth and meet the needs of hurting people.
Since the beginning of August our church family has been faithfully serving our community and neighbors. Faces of First Baptist Church have been preparing and serving meals to others. Take a look at the outreach events and the number served:
Fall Program Kick-Off (8/10) - 100 served Carson-Newman Football Team (8/14) - 160 served Bereavement - 14 served International Student Lunch (8/19) - 80 served WOW on Wednesday - 20 served Hotdog cookout for CNU Students (8/23) - 90 served Baptist Collegiate Ministry Welcome Back Night (8/24) - 90 served Carson-Newman Welcome Back Picnic (8/28) - 90 students served
Collecting this information and sharing it with our church is not meant to give ourselves a big pat on the back. Rather, it is to open our eyes to where people are serving and be an encouragement to future serving opportunities. These service opportunities represent a small area of our giving of time sacrifice. Each day members minister in our community through various opportunities. Thank you for answering God's call to service in your life. May we continue to be the face of Christ and face of First Baptist Church to our neighbors. Thanks be to God.