The Scholarship Team is now accepting applications for scholarships provided through our church. Applications can be obtained in the Church office (or you can download it here) and must be returned (postmarked) by the June 1st deadline. All scholarships are awarded to students in good academic standing at accredited colleges or universities of their choice unless otherwise noted by a specific scholarship requirement.
Scholarships available are limited to church members only.
C. W. French& E. W. Ratliff Scholarship - For any student. Preference will be given to students attending Bluefield College.
McLaughlin Scholarship - For any student specifically attending Bluefield College.
Mrs. Clyde J. Stephens Scholarship - For a student specifically attending Bluefield College.
J. Ray Bailey Scholarship - For any student.
Memorial Scholarship - For any student preparing for positions that are not ministry related.
Ivan D. Halsey Scholarship - For any student pursuing an undergraduate degree and who is 17-23 years of age and meets the requirements listed above. (Awarded every two years, available 2021).
Robertson Foundation Scholarship - For any student entering church related vocations only. The recipient must sign a note of intention. If the applicant does not complete his/her course of study, abandons his/her calling, or does not complete five years of service following graduation, he/she must repay all funds received from this scholarship.
Harwood Memorial Scholarship - For any student attending the University of Richmond. Application is made to First Baptist and is then forwarded and handled by the Scholarship Committee of the University. This is a tuition scholarship of $550.
To apply, please fill out this form!
FBC’s adult and youth choir will be performing our Christmas Cantata on December 15th at 11:00 am. Please bring your friends and family as we rejoice through music.
October 5th will be a Church-Wide Work Day. IF you have projects we need to tackle, please indicate this on your Connection Cards on Sunday. Please mark Oct 5th, 8 AM to Completion on your calendars!
Grab your favorite picnic dish or dessert and join us for plenty of food, music and fellowship for the whole family to enjoy. Fellowship begins at 4:00pm and dinner begins at 5:00pm at shelter #1.
Please join us Sunday, July 30th at 6:00pm for the performance of the Lord’s Super by His Majesty’s Ministry (Steve and Linda Short). Light refreshments will follow the performance.
Join us for Vacation Bible school from July 8-12 from 5:30-8:00pm as we are heading Into The Wild this year and exploring the jungles. Dinner will be provided, following Bible story, music, craft and games. Ages Preschool - 5th Grade.
Join our Church Family at Bowen Field for a Blue Jay’s game on June 30th 2019. The picnic area in the stands will be reserved and snacks will be provided. This will be a great night of fellowship! Admission is free! So please feel free to come out and enjoy the game with us!
Following our morning service we will be having a church wide cookout. Join us as hear from Evan Abbey about his mission trip to Chile. At this time we will also be collecting donations for Sarah Moxley-White as she begins her ministry at Vigilant Hope in Wilmington, NC.
We would like to invite everyone to our Easter Services which begin on Friday April 19th with our Good Friday Service at 7 PM.
Then on Sunday April 21s, please plan to join us for a special Easter potluck breakfast at 9 AM. Bring a dish to share while the Church provides drinks. Sunday School and morning worship will follow.
We hope to see you there!
On March 30th, starting at 8 AM, we are having a Church Wide Work Day.
On Saturday, February 16th, we will be having a Men's Breakfast here at the Church at 9 AM. All men are welcome to come. All men are welcome to come. Hope to see you there!
The “Free Range” Sunday School Class would like to invite everyone to a food and game night on January 25 at 6:00pm at the church. We will have Bingo to Corn hole to Uno. All we ask is that you bring is a can of chicken noodle or tomato soup to donate to Blessing in a Backpack. This will be a great night for fellowship, fun and food.
Our Children and Youth Christmas Program will be this Sunday, December 16th at 5:30. Please join us for an evening of fellowship.
ALL services and activities for today have been cancelled. We will reschedule the Children and Youth Christmas Program and post those details once they are finalized. Stay safe and warm today!
We will be having a Celebration Dinner on Saturday November 10th.
Our celebration dinner is an opportunity to look back at 2018 and see what God has done, and to look forward to 2019 and what can be.
There are no tickets to be purchased, but please reserve your place by November 6. We cannot wait to see you there!
Join us for Trunk or Treat at our College Ave parking lot on Wednesday October 31st from 6PM - 8PM.
All are welcome!
The Abel Pregnancy Resource Center is having their annual Walk for Life on Saturday October 13th. If you would like to sign up, please visit www.friendsofabel.org.
On Sunday August 26th, grab your favorite picnic dish or dessert and join us for plenty of food, music and fellowship for the whole family to enjoy. Fellowship begins at 4:00pm and dinner begins at 5:00pm at shelter #1.
For our last hurrah before school begins, we will be heading to Mountaineer Bowling Lanes on Saturday August 4th (1PM - 3PM). Bowling and shoes will be covered. Please bring money for snacks! Ages Kindergarten - 12th Grade (Transportation is not provided!)
We currently have a position open for our Music Director/Minister.
What a Wednesday evening to have some fun with Bible Bingo! Bring a friend and be ready to win some great prizes! For children ages Preschool to 5th Grade.
On Saturday, July 14th at 7 PM, our Church Family will be having a night out at Bowen Field for a Blue Jay's game. The picnic area in the stands will be reserved and snacks will be provided. This will be a great night of fellowship! Tickets are not included: Adults - $6 each; Children age 6-12 - $3 each; Children 5 and under - Free!
It's movie time at FBC! Join us Friday June 22nd as we watch the movie Coco and enjoy tacos and ice cream. Food, fun, and fellowship for ages preschool - 5th grade.
It will begin at 5pm! We hope to see you there!
Come out this Saturday May 26th starting at 7 AM for our Annual Youth Yard Sale.
Join us for a Swim/Pool Party on May 19th from 1 PM to 3 PM.
Jump on in at Bluefield State College's indoor pool. Bring a friend and a snack to share as we splash into Summer. All children need to be accompanied by their parent/guardian. Ages - Preschool thru 12th Grade. Transportation is not provided.
We currently have a position open for our Music Director/Minister.
We would like to invite everyone to come out on Friday March 30th at 7 PM for our good Friday Service.
We will also have our Easter service on Sunday April 1st at 11 AM.
On Saturday March 31st, Children ages Pre-K to 5th grade are invited to FBC’s annual indoor Easter Egg Hunt! Join us for story time, crafts, lunch and CANDY! It’s going to be awesome! We hope to see you there!
There will be two Bible studies beginning on Sunday February 25th. The first is our Women's Bible study by Priscilla Shirer, Discerning The Voice Of God. This will be a seven week study that will meet on Sundays at 4pm.
The next study will be for the Men's study by Kyle Idleman, Not A Fan. It will also be a seven week study that will meet the same time as the Women's Bible study.
Happy New Year from First Baptist Church of Bluefield!
We would like to remind everyone that there will be a Church work day on Saturday January 13 at 9 AM til 12 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and participate. Not only will we be doing maintenance and upkeep, but we will be doing some cleaning as well. There will be jobs for everyone and anyone willing to help.
There will also be a Men's Breakfast on January 20th beginning at 9 AM.
Thank you and have a wonderful January.
Join us Sunday December 17th at 11 AM for our Christmas Cantata. It will be a service fulled with music and praise! Bring the whole family as we celebrate this joyous occasion!
On December 10th at 6 PM, come and enjoy a night of beautiful Christmas music performed by our children and youth choirs along with out youth handbell choir. A reception and time of fellowship will follow the service. This night will be a blessing to one and all.
On October 29th we will be having the Lord's Supper and the Bluefield College Praise Singers will be here to lead our Music for our Worship Service. Please join us!
The ERBA Annual Meeting is on October 26th at FBC of Princeton. Registration is at 4 PM, meeting at 4:30 PM. Dinner is at 6 PM and the second session starts at 7 PM. Please join us as we represent our Church.
Join us for a fun-filled day of games, activities, music, food and more on from ! It’s going to be a great day for our church family and our community around us. Events and activities for the day include: live music, inflatables, walk/run 5K, carnival games, cake walks, craft vendors, pumpkin painting, Youth concession stand, and more!
The Children and Preschool team would like to invite the congregation to our s'mores and outdoor games night. This event is on Saturday, July 15, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Bring your pop out chairs and join us around a campfire for food, fun, and fellowship.
Our Vacation Bible School "Galatic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe" will be from July 10th thru 14th for ages PreK to 5th Grade. It will take place each day from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
If you would like for your child to attend, please fill out this form.
On July 1st, meet us at Yakkity-Yak Park for play time in the sun (2-4 PM). Light snacks will be provided and a trip around the park on the Ridge Runner on us! Ages Pre-School to 5th Grade! Transportation not provided!
June 17 - Skating (3:00-5:00)
Roll on in to Skate Shack in Green Valley to have an awesome afternoon of skating. Bring $4 to skate and we will cover the rest of the cost. Kindergarten -12th Grade *Transportation not provided
Our annual church picnic is this Sunday, June 4 at Graham Rec. Park in Bluefield, VA We will gather at 4pm and plan to eat at 5pm. Please bring your favorite covered dish (or two!) or your favorite dessert to share. We can't wait for this fun time of fellowship and hope you will join us!
Join us at the Dairy Queen on Cumberland Road on Saturday May 20th from 6:30-7 PM for some fun fellowship time and a free small dessert for each child. Preschool thru 5th Grade!
*Transportation is not provided*
Come out to Bluefield State College's indoor pool Saturday May 6th from 6 PM to 8 PM for our Youth & Children's Swim Party. Kindergarten to 12th grade youth are invited to attend. Please come with a parent or guardian and a snack to share!
See you at the pool!
On Saturday April 8th, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 AM for toddlers to 5th graders. There will be a light lunch provided for the children after the egg hunt.
On Sunday April 9th, our Choir will perform their Easter Cantata. Please come out for morning service to see our Choir perform their wonderful selection of music for the Easter Season.
We will also have a Good Friday Service on April 14th at 7 PM.
Please come out with us as we celebrate this wonderful time of year.
The Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 8th at 10:30 am. We will have the egg hunt outside or inside, depending on the weather, and toddlers to 5th graders are invited to participate. There will be a lucnh provided for the childen after the egg hunt. Any candy or monetary donation from the congregation would be greatly appreciated. There will be a candy donation box in the Augusta Street foyer or speak to Kara Wikle for more details.
On Sunday March 19th we will have a Ham Dinner Fund Raiser for the Youth going to Music Camp. It will be directly after Sunday morning sermon. So please stay and enjoy the good food and fellowship.
We are excited to support Abel Pregnancy Resource Center with our 2017 Baby Bottle Campaign. Grab a bottle at the College Avenue Entrance and fill it with your loose change (or dollars and checks) and return them on March 26 2017!
When you support the APRC, you are helping to provide:
- Alternatives to Abortion Counseling
- Ultrasound Services
- Post Abortion Grief Counseling for Women and Men
- C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Abstinence Promotion Program for Youth Groups and Schools
-Earn While You Learn Needs Support: Education opportunities that provide "Daddy/Mommy Dollars" for needed items (diapers, cribs, strollers, etc).
Coming to First Baptist starting Wednesday February 8th at 6:15PM
The following is our schedule for our Christmas services:
We will be having a Christmas Eve Candle Light Service on Saturday December 24th at 7 PM.
We will then be having our Christmas Service on Sunday December 25th at 11 AM. *Worship Service Only
The Church Office will be closed on Monday December 26th.
Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!
You are all invited to the Children & Youth Christmas Music performance on December 11th 2016 at 6 PM. Come out and enjoy the birth of our savior Jesus Christ with musical performances from our children and youth groups.
Following the performance, they will be a reception with light snacks.
We are having a Church Wide Christmas Party honoring our over 65 members on December 3rd at 5:00 pm. Everyone with the exception of the members aged 65 and over is asked to bring a covered dish (meat will be provided). We will have a White Elephant gift auction and the proceeds will go to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
The Week of Prayer is your opportunity to join the work of missionaries around the world. Your prayers & gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering will help the gospel continue throughout the nations as you send and sustain missionaries and their work.
First Baptist Church has been invited to Scott Street Baptist Church for a Thanksgiving Lunch on Sunday November 20th at 1:00 PM. Please bring a covered dish and join us as we celebrate together. The church bus will be available for transportation.
There will also be no service or rehearsals on November 23rd!
Happy Thanksgiving and please keep all of our families and friends in your prayers as we travel for this holiday.
Everyone come out and join us for lunch on October 23rd directly after church. The Youth & Children will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner to raise funds for the Virginia Baptist All State Choir. Please come and enjoy a wonderful meal, fantastic fellowship, and the opportunity to support our music program.
Flooding in Southern Louisiana has caused many families to be without shelter, without food, and without hope. Over 7,000 residents in Louisiana have been evacuated and you can help by donating to the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief fund by clicking here. You can also volunteer or donate to Samaritan's Purse here. Or you can donate to the North American Mission Board by clicking here.
Thank you for your continued support and God Bless.
Get ready for the last hurrah! Its our Back to School Bowling Bash at Mountaineer Bowling Lanes from 2-4 PM. The bowling and shoes are on us! Come have some fun and bring some money for snacks!
Ages K-5th Grade. Transportation not provided.
Our 2nd Annual Fall Festival and 5K Run is coming up soon. On September 24th, we will have our morning 5K to benefit Ty Maxey. If you would like to sign up, please fill out this form and either mail or return it to the church office with your entry fees ($20). All proceeds will go to benefit Ty Maxey and his diabetic alert dog, Eli.
If you would like to be a sponsor for the 5K run, please fill out this form. We hope to see you out this year!
The S'more Children's Activity has been rescheduled for this Saturday July 16th from 6:30-8:00pm at the church.
Due to excess rain, we have decided to post pone the childrens activity to a later date. We will announce a new date and time for this event in the weeks ahead.
On July 9th from 6:30 to 8 PM we will be enjoying an evening of outdoor games and s'mores around a campfire! Please invite your friends!
Join us from at First Baptist as we celebrate Christ through the summer!
Take your kids on an adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious sea. As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people. He looked deep down on the inside. So grab your goggles, step into your flippers, and dive in to find truth below the surface!
"Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way." Psalm 139:23-24
Jesus sees. Jesus knows. Jesus saves.
As a part of our practical discipleship, we are offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This course is designed to teach good money management skills, to help people learn how to get out of debt, as well as how to save money.
- Approximately 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, regardless of their income. This means that “broke” has become the new normal in our nation.
- At the end of the month, many individuals simply have nothing left because of debt and expenses. If this is you, I’ve got good news. You are not alone.
- You may be sitting there wishing you could get more ﬁnancial margin in your life. If you’d like to take control of your money, then listen carefully.
- As a church, we want to share a practical plan that can help you discover God’s way of handling money. We want to empower you to get on a budget, get out of debt, save for the future, and take control of your money.
- Financial Peace University is that plan. This 9-week class taught by money expert Dave Ramsey can change your ﬁnancial story in a matter of weeks—and your family tree for generations to come.
- Classes at First Baptist Bluefield will run from . They will be evenings at and meet at the church.
- ·Please register for the class at: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1017260
On Saturday June 11th, the Bland Ministry will present Bear Jam at the Bland Bears Sports Complex in Bastian, VA. Gates open at 3 PM rain or shine! Tickets are $10 per person. Bring a friend to enjoy this wonderful night of music.
The Annual Church Picnic will be held at Graham Rec Park on Sunday June 5th at 4 PM. The Pot Luck Dinner will begin at 5PM. For more information contact the church office.
FBC's Children & Preschool team would like to invite all of the children aged Preschool - 5th Grade to a Swim part at Bluefield State College's indoor pool on Friday June 3rd from 6 - 8 PM. Bring a friend & snack to share as we splash into Summer. All children need to be accompanied by their parent or guardian. *Transportation is not provided*
The Youth Yard Sale will be held at the church on May 28th from 7am - 2pm. All proceeds will go to the Youth for Music Camp. If you have anything that you would like to donate to the event, you can drop it off at any time during the week tha the church is open. If you have any large items or need held getting your donations to the church, please let Steven know so we can make arrangements to help out! If there are any baked goods you would like to make, please see Steven or any member of the Youth Subgroup!
If you are available to volunteer to help that day, thank you in advance. Please speak with Steven about ways you can help out!
On Saturday May 21st, children in Kindergarten to 5th grade are invited to a movie and craft activity at FBC from 2 to 4:30 PM.
The movie being shown is Inside Out. Please bring a friend and a favorite snack to share.
On Wednesday May 18th the following music groups will be having rehearsals:
Youth Handbells - 5:15 PM
Youth Choir - 7 PM
Adult Choir - 7:30 PM
In between the rehearsals, there will be a Family Night Dinner. $4 per adult and $2 for children under 12. A whole family can eat for no more than $12.
This post will hopefully let you know a little bit more about what is coming up in the church over the next few months. Events are subject to change, so keep on eye on our page and our Facebook page for any changes that may occur between now and then.
May 21st - Men's Prayer Breakfast
Children's Craft & Movie from 1 to 4 PM
May 22nd - Graduation Celebration
Mission Team Meeting @ 3:45 PM
May 28th - Youth Yard Sale
June 5th - Church Picnic
June 26th to July 2nd - Youth Mission Trip
July 11th to 15th - Vacation Bible School
July 18th to 22nd - Music Camp
Sept 11th - Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
Also Wednesday's summer missions are coming soon.
Here is a quick rundown of everything that is going on during the week of April 17th thru the 23rd.
On Tuesday April 19th, we will have a Ruby J, Louthan Meeting at 6 PM.
On Wednesday April 20th, we will have our Family Night Supper, deadline to RSVP is Tuesday the 19th at noon.
Finally we will have an OASIS meeting at 9 AM on Saturday the 23rd.
Please remember to check out our Facebook page for any last minute changes or updates to our schedule.
To celebrate the rising of our Lord Jesus Christ, we will have many different services this Easter weekend starting with a Good Friday Service at 6:30 PM on Friday March 25th.
On Easter Sunday (March 27th) we will have an early morning service at 8:15 AM, followed by a Youth Fundraiser Pancake breakfast at 9 AM in the fellowship hall. Regular services to follow the breakfast. We will still have Sunday School at 9:45 AM and Easter Service at 11 AM.
Hope to see you there!
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 am this Saturday, March 19th for toddlers to 5th grade. Parents bring your young ones out for a fun filled morning!
Our Kingdom Man Bible Study is almost over, but we do have one more week left. If you would like to catch up to join us, some of Tony Evans lessons are available here. Our last study will be on Thursday, March 10th.
If you would like to get a copy of the book or any other materials for the Kingdom Man study, contact Pastor Matt Coiner.
Our youth will be going on a mission trip to Puerto Rico. They will be helping out at Campamento del Caribe. Below is a video explaining and showing why it is vital for them to go!
First Baptist Church is invited to support the ministries of the Abel Pregnancy Resource Center by picking up a baby bottle, taking it home and then over the next six weeks filling it with your loose change (dollar bills and checks accepted). After this period of time, simply return your bottle to the church on March 13th. Please use the baby bottle, also, as a reminder to keep the Center in your prayers.
The Abel PRC is a place of hope and help for those making pregnancy decisions. The staff seeks to build relationships with each client, providing them with information and guidance that will lead them to a life-affirming pregnancy outcome. Besides reaching out to abortion-vulnerable men and women, the center also provides material resources through its Earn While You Learn program for those planning to continue their pregnancy; abortion recovery lay counseling for those who have experienced abortion; and an abstinence presentation called Choosing Healthy Options In Christ Especially with Sex (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.) for area youth groups.
By participating in Baby Bottle Blessings, you will join with over 50 churches and other groups to make it possible for the Abel PRC to continue to reach out to women facing an unintended pregnancy; caring for her and her unborn child.
Sunday Afternoon Women's Study will be Stronger by Angela Thomas. It's a 7 session video study with homework. We hope to begin the last Sunday in February (Sunday, February 28th, 2016). Please read the below description of the series found on Lifeway.com:
"Through biblical teaching and practical daily application, Stronger will help you realize you do not have to live in weakness. God is stronger than every struggle you will ever face. Because of Jesus Christ, your life has been hidden in Him, made alive in Him, filled in Him, brought near to God in Him, and blessed with every spiritual blessing in Him.
As we have received Christ Jesus, we are now called to walk in a manner worthy of Him. Strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in so great an inheritance. Today, because of Christ, you can live stronger. This study will guide women into biblical truth through exposition and story, so they live confident, transformed, Christ-radiating lives marked by His strength."
For more information, contact Gail Gregory!
The Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 19th at 10:30am! We will be planning on having the egg hunt inside and toddlers to 5th graders are invited to participate. There will be a lunch provided for the children after the egg hunt. Any candy or monetary donation from the congregartion would be greatly appreciated. There will be a candy donation box in the Augusta Street foyer or speak to Kara Wikle for more details.
God has big things in store for the 2016 year and one of those will be the International Mission Trip to Puerto Rico! Eight youth and four adults will be embarking on this journey on June 26th through July 2nd.
While they are there, the youth will be participating in several different areas of ministry including:
- Building Relationships: They will be able to trade stories with everyone they meet, they will learn about Puerto Rican life beyond the resort walls, and they will have the opportunity to share the promises of Life in Christ.
- Kids Ministry: They will have opportunities to get to know and impact children and families in the community through Vacation Bible School. They will work with a local missionary to plan songs, games, arts and crafts, and Bible lessons for children in the barrio (village) near their host ministry, Camp Caribe.
- Community Outreach: There might even be opportunites to help with manual labor in homes in the local community.
- Camp Ministry: We will work with Camp Caribe on the beach in Juana Diaz, supporting the ministry as they provide local children the opportunites to have a weeklong adventure and VBS camp experience most cannot afford. It will be an incredible opportunity to build on the investment and simple friendships they will make with the children in the barrio thorugh VBS and their time spent there!
This is what a sample day will look like while they are there: (The times may vary, but this is typically what their schedule will look like)
7:00 Wake up/Quiet time
8:00 Breakfast/Prepare to leave for ministry
9:00-12:00 Morning Ministry
1:00-4:00/5:00 Afternoon Ministry
4:30-6:00 Free time/rest
The youth have already begun fundraising efforts that will go towards the $1,100.00 dollar trip but much is to be done in the coming months. They will be hosting several events with local organizations and restaurants in the community to help supplement the cost and they are also working on personal fundraising as well. The biggest contribution that you can make is your prayers!
- Pray for the preparation of the trip
- Pray for the people in Puerto Rico that their hearts would be opened and ready for when they get there
- Pray for the youth going that the Lord would speak to them thorugh this experience
If you have any questions or want to get involved, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Steven Quackenbush.
Sunday Morning Service for January 24th has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Everyone please stay safe and warm!
Men! We now have our sign up sheets in the church office for Kingdom Man. Our launch date will be Feb 4. If you plan on being a part of our group, please let Matt know so he knows how many books to order. The study books are $12.99. If you know someone who'd enjoy being a part of the study, please invite them!
Through the month of December we will be taking up our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for the Internation Missions Board. Our churches goal is $3,000.00 this year, and every penny will be used to help missionaries around the globe. Click here for more information about Lottie Moon and the IMB.
Also coming up this month is the Children and Youth Christmas Music program, which will be held on the evening of Sunday December 13th at 6 PM. Their will also be a reception held immediately after the performance.
The Youth will also be having a Babysitting Fundraiser on the Night of Friday December 18th from 6 PM to 9 PM. Proceeds will go to benefit the Youth's upcoming mission trip. So parents have an evening out and make a donation to the Youth.
Then we will have our Adult Choir Christmas Music special on the morning of December 20th during our worship service. That afternoon at 4 PM we will also be Christmas Caroling.
Finally we will have our Christmas Eve Service at 7 PM on the 24th. Please join us for these holiday events here at First Baptist Church in Bluefield!
This is just a reminder that we are having a IMB week of prayer all this week, until the 5th. The church fellowship hall will be open from 12 PM til 1 PM for anyone wanting to come and pray with us.
Below is the schedule for the IMB week of prayer:
You can always keep up with our day to day prayer agendas on our Facebook page.
We are wrapping up our Operation Christmas Child donations soon. The deadline is Sunday, November 22nd. So please bring your shoeboxes filled to the church by then! If you have any questions contact Lenore Priest or visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/.
Please join us for a community Thanksgiving service of worship that will be held on Sunday, November 22nd at 6 PM at First United Methodist Church in Bluefield Va. Russ Hatfield will deliver a homily and James Palmer will conduct the choir. This event will serve as a time of unity for our faith communities here in the two Bluefields.
The Fall Festival is this Saturday, October 17th and we have a full list of activities for the whole family to enjoy!
9:15 AM Registration Begins for the 5K
10:00 AM Festival and 5K Begin (Map Below!)
10:30 AM Music by Barry Bowman
11:00 AM Inflatables & Face Painting Begins
Cake Walk & Candy Counting Winner #1 Announced
11:30 AM Music by The Wayfaring Strangers
12:00 PM Cake Walk & Candy Counting Winner #2 Announced
12:30 PM Music by Casey Lewis
1:00 PM Costume Contest (Ages: Birth - 12 Years)
1:30 PM Music by Bill Rich
2:00 PM Cake Walk & Candy Counting Winner #3 Announced
2:30 PM Music by Alexandra Stout & Rebecca Shumate
3:00 PM Cake Walk & Candy Counting Winner #4 Announced
3:30 PM Music by The Kellers
4:00 PM Festival comes to a close!
Below you will find a map of the 5K! We hope to see you there!
We would like to take time to thank all of our sponsors who have donated to the Run for Ellie 5K!
Here is the list of our wonderful sponsors:
1. First Century Bank, Inc.
2. Brewster, Morhous, & Cameron, Attorneys At Law
3. Watts Transformer, Inc.
4. Peters Equipment
5. King's Tire
6. Dales Chiropractic
7. Bluefield Crossfit
8. Bob and Regina Ramsey
9. Faye Ramsey
10. Sam's Club of Bluefield, VA
11. Kathy Robertson
12. Bluefield Internal Medicine
Kimberly Matzel, PA-C
Jonathan D. Yates, D.O.
13. Venture Printing
14. All Creatures Veterinary Clinic
15. Paper and More
16. Terry and Nancy Kornegay
Thank you all for the help that you are providing!
We will be having a Fall Festival here at FBC
Join us for a fun-filled day of games, activities, music, food, and more! It is going to be a great day for our church family and our community around us. Events and activities for the day include:
- Live Music throughout the day
- Costume Contest for the kids
- Carnival Games
- Food sold by the FBC Youth Group
- Inflatables from 11am - 3pm.
- Cake Walks
- Run For Ellie 5K Walk/Run Benefit
The Run For Ellie 5K is an event to raise money for Ellie Spencer and family. Ellie is a local 10 year old girl who has battled serious health issues since she was an infant. She was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome at 3 months old and had her first heart surgery at 6 months old. She recently spent 32 days in the hospital following another surgery. Her family is faced with incredible medical expenses and we want to show them how much their community cares and wants to help. All proceeds will go to Ellie and her family. Registration is $20 and the first 50 people to register will receive a free t-shirt.
The Youth Ministry will be Sponsoring a 5th Quarter Fellowship Bowling activity after the Beaver-Graham game on August 28th. The cost will be $5 and it will cover bowling and shoe rentals from 10 pm to 12 am. See Steven Quackenbush if you have any questions.
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Our annual OASIS picnic is here again and it will be taking place on July 18th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. It will be at the home of Ron & Freda Linkous. This will take the place of our July breakfast fellowship.
Contact the church office for more information.
On Saturday July 11th, we will be having a Campfire & Craft for children ages Preschool to 5th grade. It will begin at 5:30 pm at FBC and will last til 7:30 pm. We will be making crafts and then going outside to roast hotdogs and s'mores! (parents please bring a roasting stick if you have one!).
Then on July 25th, we will be having our VBS Super Saturday! From 10 am to 1:15 pm we will have Music, Crafts, Bible Story, Recreation, and Missions rotations for children ages preschool to 5th grade. Lunch will be provided. Then from 1:30 - 2 pm there will be water activites on the lawn. Parents, please bring a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen for your children!
Come out this month and have some fun with us!