First Baptist Church of Columbia
Friday, December 19, 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. 


Rev. Dennis Banks will bring a message from Acts 9:1-19 entitled "Change Makes The Difference".

FIRST Family Operation Christmas Packing Party Is This Friday!
Operation Christmas Child
Friday, November 14
6p to 8:30p in Ellis Hall
6p - Family dinner 
6:30p - Packing party 
Includes games, activities, prizes and the joy of packing 100s of shoe boxes!Don't miss it!

RSVP for the Packing Party.
Child care for preschoolers begins at 6:30p.

Christmas Pageant Tickets
Don't Delay!
December 12-14
It has been another busy week in the Pageant Ticket Office! Tickets are going FAST

Don't delay! Pick up YOUR tickets today!

Ticket Office Hours:
M-F - 9a to 3p
Sundays in the Washington Street lobby immediately following the morning worship service.

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Come Discover The Many Faces Of Foster Care - November 18
6:30p, Tuesday, November 18
Estep Family Life Center


Will you say "yes" to God's command for the church to "care for orphans and widows in their distress"? 

Join FBC1:27 for a complimentary dinner and informational meeting to learn about the many ways to reach children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned.  

FIRST Family Thanksgiving Is Tuesday, November 25 at 6p
Tom The Turkey
FIRST Family Thanksgiving ... 
an FBC tradition ... without the turkey!
Celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy the fellowship with the FIRST family at the annual FIRST Family Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday, November 25 at 6p in Ellis Hall.

Reservations are not required. Purchase your tickets at the door. Visit our website for menu and cost information.
Feed The Hungry Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27
For 24 years FBC and St. Peter's have provided a Thanksgiving meal for Columbia's hungry at the Carolina Coliseum. FBC Coordinator Ron Paull needs your help.
  • cash donations
  • help setup, serve, breakdown/clean up
  • desserts

Share Your Holiday Food Drive

Thursday, December 7 | 6a - 7p

The 16th Annual Share Your Holiday Food Drive is moving to Thursday this year.  This is the state's largest annual food drive to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank and aid in feeding those that are hungry in the Midlands.


The food drive drop off will be located under the blue awning on Washington Street between Sumter and Marion Streets.  A food truck rodeo featuring 7 local food trucks will serve lunch in from 11a - 2p in the First Baptist Washington Street parking lot.  These food vendors will donate a portion of their proceeds to Harvest Hope. So plan to come by and visit during lunch!


Your favorite morning and evening anchors from WACH FOX 57, on-air DJs from iHeart Radio stations, along with the Chick-fil-A cow, Santa Claus, Cool Can Sam and many other famous personalities will be making appearances during the day.


This food drive is made possible by Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union, Harvest Hope Food Bank, WACH FOX 57, First Baptist Church of Columbia, Chick-fil-A, 97.5 WCOS, 104.7 WNOK.


Experience and participate in this outreach effort by giving canned goods or non-perishable food items; giving a financial donation; giving your time to serve at the food drive.  For more information contact Sylvia Rish.


If you work downtown, bring your coworkers
so together you can help area families in need!
Online Giving
It's Safe ... 
... Easy
... Convenient.

Quick Links
Volunteer to Help Feed The Homeless This Saturday
Ron Paull, coordinator of the monthly "Feed The Homeless" here at First Baptist invites you to volunteer to help THIS SATURDAY in the Washington Street parking lot.

Setup begins at 11a. For more information, contact Ron Paull.
Stop By The Latte' Moon Coffee Shop This Sunday

Stop by the Children's Welcome Center each Sunday in November and enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a yummy baked goodie at the Latte' Moon Coffee Shop.


This yearly event is a special project sponsored by our 5th grade girls Sunday School class to help raise money for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Over the past 7 years, more than $3200 has been raised!

Hours: Each Sunday In November, 8:45a to 9:30a


FIRST Family Lunch Tickets
Sunday, November 23
Purchase your tickets in the church office or by calling 803.256.4251. Debit/credit cards accepted.

Spaghetti & Meatballs
Italian Sausage
Chicken Parmesan
Green Beans
Salad | Breat
Assorted Desserts
Poinsettias For Christmas
Purchase a poinsettia "in honor of" or "in memory of" a loved one. Cost: $10
Deadline: December 3.

Call 803.256.4251. Debit/credit cards accepted.
Upward Basketball
Enroll your child TODAY!
Boys & Girls Basketball Leagues that are positive and offers parents and children what they are looking for in a sports league. 

It's not too late to register. Practice begins in early December. Saturday games start in January.

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January 2-4 | Atlanta
Discover what it really means to live for the glory of God on campus and throughout the world.

Registration details coming. What to know more, contact College Minister RJ Voorhees.
Dr. Estep's Popular Sermon Series Is At Higher Grounds!
"Basic Doctrines Of The Christian Faith"
Priced at only $29.95 (plus $5 for mailing), this is a great gift idea. You may also order by phone: 803.343.8558.
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Columbia, SC 29201

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