Posts from 2020

Newsletter | December 2, 2020

FROM OUR PASTOR | Will God bless your efforts? That is an important question to answer. In fact, it is the most important question to ask in any situation. The answer will determine the benefit and outcome in every single part of our lives.

Newsletter | November 25, 2020

FROM OUR MUSIC AND FAMILY MINISTER | I hope this week has been a great time for all our church family as you celebrate Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite times of the year. It is a great time to get together with family and friends and enjoy spending time with each other. Not only am I blessed with a loving family, but I am also blessed with a great church family. I know that several of my articles in the past have dealt with my church family; however, I can never stress enough the importance of being a part of one. They are always there during the good times and during the bad times.

Newsletter | November 18, 2020

FROM OUR PASTOR | Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I am! I love this holiday! Some of my fondest memories involve going to my grandmother’s farm for Thanksgiving. I’ve always enjoyed the simple concept of thanking God for His wonderful goodness. I like having the whole holiday season ahead to anticipate. I look forward to Thanksgiving every year.

Newsletter | November 11, 2020

Church Confrence Church conference will be held Sunday, November 15th, following the morning worship service. Hellyn Jordan memorial services Nov. 21 Memorial Service for Hellyn L. Jordan will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 21, in the sanctuary of Ashburn First United Methodist Church. An Open House to review and remember her many accomplishments…

Newsletter | November 4, 2020

FROM OUR PASTOR | Child of God, rejoice! Yes, these are difficult days. Evil, wicked people seem to be progressing in their various schemes. World events are troubling. Our wonderful country seems to be imploding. But, in our wonderful Lord there is reason to rejoice. The Apostle Paul was inspired to write, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). As believers, we can rejoice in the Lord in spite of all that is happening around us.

Newsletter | October 28, 2020

FROM OUR FAMILY AND MUSIC MINISTER | If you know me, you know that I still struggle with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Luckily, as an adult, I have learned to cope with it without any form of medication now; however, as a middle school student, it was a full-blown problem. To emphasize its severity, I was the only one in my school diagnosed with it. I sat in a cubicle during class so that I wouldn’t be distracted by the people around me. As I got older, I learned to cope with it and came off medicine altogether. I had to learn to have control over my distractions.

Letter from Pastor 10/17/20

Dear First Baptist Family,      I pray that you are safe and well as we continue through this pandemic.  Please know that the deacons, Jonathan and myself are here to help you.  Do not hesitate to call upon us.      The staff and deacons continue to monitor this situation and believe that Sunday morning worship while…

Newsletter | Ocotber 14, 2020

FROM OUR MUSIC AND FAMILY MINSTER | God created us with a purpose: to love Him, to love others, and to tell others of His love. In the same way, a toaster has a purpose. A toaster takes bread and turns it into toast. It is good at what it is designed for, but it is pretty much useless at everything else. However, as great as a toaster is at making toast, it can only work if it has a power source. Without a power source, it is just a bread holder.

Newsletter | October 7, 2020

FROM OUR PASTOR | How can we finish strong in the Christian life? I’m sure that we have all known believers who grew cold or indifferent to the things of God. We have watched their decline and maybe even God’s chastening upon them. How can we avoid following that path?