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First Baptist is adding a new worship gathering on Sunday evenings called Beginnings, which will start on September 7 in the church’s chapel. The chapel is located on Harris Street immediately next to Talley Press. Remodeling work is being done now, and an outdoor sign will be placed soon at the chapel entrance.

Beginnings will be a unique service that features music directed by local worship leader Kevin Scott and preaching from Pastor James who will proclaim God’s Word each week and prompt interactive discussion. Beginnings services will provide an ideal setting for individuals and entire families to escape hectic schedules, worship together, make new friends, build Christian community, and find refreshment in a more casual environment. Child care will be provided, but families are encouraged to attend together as a whole. Also, Beginnings will be a ministry in which people can “try out” a church and/or find a fresh start.

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About 160 children this week traveled to SonTreasure Island to find a hidden treasure…and treasure they found. Through Bible study, worship time, crafts, rec, music and even snack time, they learned that our real treasure is God’s love for us. It has been a blessed week at FBC…a huge “Thank You!” to all those who made it possible.

The People of VBS

Karen Walters begins recruiting workers early each year. Some have helped with VBS for years, and some are first-timers. What they all have in common is a love for children and a desire to share their love for Jesus.

Eric Mears comes back “home” each year to lead our worship time in his unique and meaningful way. Lauren Hogg was on hand to assist Karen Walters this week and many others served on the front lines and behind the scenes. The July 22 issue of The Equipper will have a list of all the volunteers.

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VBS Mission Emphasis

As noted in an earlier post, the 2014 mission emphasis was Jamestown, Colorado. Members of the Colorado Mission Team were on hand to share that experience with the children. $608.84 was given to aid in the disaster relief efforts there.

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More to Come

Watch for next week’s issue of The Equipper for a full report and more pictures. You may also check out our Facebook page, First Baptist Church, San Angelo, where all the pictures will eventually be posted.

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VBS Mission Emphasis

In June, our Student Ministry traveled to Jamestown, Colorado to be a part of a team helping to rebuild that town following devastating floods last fall. In order to help this effort, our 2014 VBS mission offering will go towards the disaster relief efforts in Jamestown.  Each day, after one of our students tells the children about their work in Colorado , the offering is collected. Once it is counted, “Mission Man” gets a fish on his line for every $10 collected. As of today,  Mission Man has over 30 fish!

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VBS Family Night and Church Picnic

In spite of a sudden thunderstorm last night, Family Night was a success. Those who attended enjoyed hot dogs, sno-cones, the giant slide and bounce house and other games. When the rain began, we just picked up and moved into the CLC and the fun continued.

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Eric Mears is here again this year to lead our VBS worship time, so things got off to an energetic start this morning. As a part of worship, the children will learn a Bible verse each day. Today’s verse was 1 John 4:9: “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” If you have children attending this week, ask them to show you how they say their verses at VBS. 

Walking around the church, it was easy to see that the children and the youth and adult workers were having a great time.

Enjoy the pictures and check back during the week for more!

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FBC now has a Vimeo page, which allows us to upload and share videos. From time to time, there will be clips, showing people what’s going on at First Baptist, as well as some devotional material from Pastor James. Our first video is up now; we hope you will use this link – FBC San Angelo - to check it out and follow our page.

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Thank you so much for visiting fbcsanangelotx.org! You will find a variety of helpful information about First Baptist Church on this site, but we hope that your visit here will be only the first step in a journey of getting to know the congregation in a personal way. At FBC, we believe the church is the people—not a building, worship service, or website. In fact, the people of First Baptist have roots in San Angelo and the Concho Valley that date back to the 1880s! We are a loving group, committed to professing publically our faith in Jesus Christ as we live in obedience to His call to missions each day. We hope, then, that this website will be a good introduction to the people of First Baptist and her mission to obey Christ.

After you explore the website, please feel free to contact us with questions that you may have about our ministries and opportunities for involvement. Contact information is included on the site as well as ways for you to connect with us through social media. Nothing however quite beats a personal visit. We gather regularly for worship, Bible study, and fellowship, so there are ample opportunities to come meet us. In fact, after every Sunday morning worship service, the staff and I gather in a welcome area called the “atrium” for conversation with guests. You may even receive a coffee mug out of the meeting! We want to be available for questions, friendship building, and spiritual conversation. You’ll find that we aren’t the “perfect” church, but we are simply sinners saved by God’s grace who are called to share the love of Christ with everyone!

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