First Baptist Church of Columbia
Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Sunday Bible Study   
Children & Students - 9a
Adults - 9:15a 
Sunday Morning Worship | 10:30a
College Lunch & Bible Study| 11:45a
Dr. Estep
This Sunday In Worship
Join us this Sunday for a great morning of worship & praise!


Sunday School for Children & Students starts at 9a and Adult classes start at 9:15a. The morning Worship Service starts at 10:30a. 


Dr. Estep concludes his series in the "Basic Doctrines Of The Christian Faith" with "The Doctrine Of The Tithe." His text is from Malachi 3:7-12.

Ladies, experience a great evening with friends at the "Fill My Cup" Cafe 
7p, Thursday, October 23
Ellis Hall
Enjoy a sampling of Holiday goodies, and get some great holiday tips and ideas for crafts, decorating, food and fashion.

Former Miss South Carolina, Sherry Thrift Bradshaw is our guest speaker. Sherry, the author of "The Front Nine -making your shots count in life", is also the founder of Back Nine Ministries.


On the evening of Fill My Cup Cafe we're collecting items for Hope Christian Academy. Visit our website for a list of items and to purchase tickets online.
FIRST Family Fall Festival ...
loads of fun for all ages! 
Sunday, October 26
3p to 7p
Washington Street Parking Lot
Bring your family and friends to the annual Family Fall Festival. Kids (and adults) of all ages will enjoy the games and activities.

Here are 4 WAYS  you can help to make the Fall Festival a success:
  1. volunteer before and during the Fall Festival
  2. donate individually-wrapped candy
  3. make a monetary donation
  4. invite your friends and neighbors
Visit our website for more information.
Become a Front Porch Missionary
FBC Member Ashely Kincannon invites YOU to be a "front porch" missionary this Halloween
Join Ashely and FirstKids Ministry in sharing the love of Jesus to kids right in your own neighborhood.

Watch this video to find out more!
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child
Shoe Boxes Available At All Welcome Centers & In The Children's Center
As you leave church this Sunday, stop by one of the Welcome Centers or the Children's Center to pick up 1 or 2 shoe boxes to fill and return by November 16.

'Tis The Season for the 27th Annual Columbia Christmas Pageant
"Dreaming Of Christmas" 
December 12-14
Start making your list on who you will invite to be your guests for the 27th Annual Columbia Christmas Pageant.

It is our gift to the community so tickets are free but you must have a ticket to enter.

Early Bird Ticket Day for FBC members and friends is Sunday, November 2 immediately following the morning worship service. The ticket office opens on November 3.

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FIRST College Fall Retreat 
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November 14-16
This year for fall retreat we are heading to Florida for the USC v UF game. Cost: $175. Freshmen get a $50 discount!

Cost includes: lodging for 2 nights, 3 meals over the weekend, ticket to the game, transportation to and from FL, & a t-shirt.

A non-refundable deposit of $75 must be made to hold your spot. Sign up/pay online. 

Spacing is limited so sign up soon!
Higher Grounds Books & Beans
A chill is in the air ... warm up with a cup of hot coffee,
hot tea or hot chocolate!

Serving you at the corner of Sumter & Hampton Streets.

This month's flavor ... PUMPKIN!

Online Giving
It's Safe ... 
... Easy
... Convenient.

Parking Update: Sumter St. Parking Garage

Sunday morning parking is available in the City of Columbia Parking Garage on Sumter Street (across from Higher Grounds). Please note that the city has begun leaving the gates down on Sunday to discourage general access; if you will take a ticket to enter, you are able to leave before 2p without charge. 


For years First Baptist Church has enjoyed use of this garage and we are thankful to the City for their support.

Sign Up For Upward Basketball!
Basketball Leagues
for Boys & Girls
Upward Sports is a positive sports experience that offers both parents and kids exactly what they want in a sports league. 

Practice Begins - 
     November 17
Saturday Games Beginning        January 10
"Basic Doctrines Of The Christian Faith" Sermon Series
Available beginning November 2
This 14-sermon series will be available on a 7-CD set November 2. Topics include: God, The Trinity, Satan, Man, Salvation, Security, The Second Coming, Stewardship and more.

Consider adding this sermon series to your own collection and purchase an extra for a friend! Special pricing is $29.95 (a $70 value). Add $5 for postage.

Place Your Order Today!
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Columbia, SC 29201

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