First Thoughts – August 21, 2019

Let’s Celebrate In a recent sermon, Will shared a concept regarding the Kingdom of God as a celebration and that all are welcome. It reminded me of a book I read long ago by Tony Campolo entitled The Kingdom of God is a Party. Essentially, the idea I recall most...

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First Thoughts – August 14, 2019

Dear Church, In this digital issue of the Interpreter, I want to continue plugging the various studies that we have going in our church. Below you can find a list of all the different groups and Bible studies that are happening throughout our church. I hope you can...

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First Thoughts – August 7, 2019

Dear Church, It is a week of new beginnings in Augusta. For many of us, we begin a new school year with kids going to new schools or new grades, meeting new people every step of the way. I love getting on social media and seeing pictures of kids that are so excited to...

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First Thoughts – July 31, 2019

Dear Church, There are a few things that I want to mention in my weekly letter to you and they all begin with thanksgiving. Thank you for being such a wonderful host this week for Ryan Heritage and his family. He and his entire crew felt welcomed and embraced from the...

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First Thoughts – July 24, 2019

Dear Church, Since I arrived at First Baptist Church of Augusta in April of 2017, we have been putting together a staff of capable ministers who love Jesus Christ and the Church. It is not an overstatement to say that our church will only be as healthy as the staff...

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First Thoughts – July 17, 2019

Dear Church, In the course of a normal church year, the summer is a time where we can take a moment and catch our breath as we prepare for our Fall Programming to kick off. In the usual rhythms of July, ministers can enjoy a few weeks of slower pace and relaxation....

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First Thoughts – July 10, 2019

A Message from Melissa Willis. . . Children’s Worship Space Update: It has been a whirlwind of a summer. Two weeks before we had VBS we began demolition of the Reel to Real room to make way for a new multipurpose worship space for children. Our Men On Mission did...

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First Thoughts – June 26, 2019

Dear Church, Imprinted on our hearts from the time we are children are these words from the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,...

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First Thoughts – June 19, 2019

A message from David Hughes... We had an amazing week at Youth Camp as over 120 students and adult leaders sought to “Rise Up” in their faith in Jesus Christ.  Epworth by the Sea at St. Simons Island served as our home for the week and offered a beautiful backdrop for...

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June 12, 2019

A note from Melissa Willis. . . Vacation Bible School… When we say those words there are many different emotions that we all feel.  Vacation Bible School is a unique week that brings a church family together as we serve and share the love of Jesus with the children of...

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