Wow – It is 2024 already! Where did the time go? I just finally got the hang of writing 2023 on my checks! As we move forward into the new year, I am excited for our future here at First Baptist. Last year we welcomed nine new members and several more are planning to join in 2024. We now have some newer members and friends who will bring fresh ideas and energy to our church in the coming year.

As we prepare for our Annual Meeting, the Nominating Committee will be looking to add fresh faces as well as familiar faces to our boards and committees. I would like to invite and encourage everyone to take a fresh look at all of them and decide what you might like to join. While some of our boards and committees require that you be a member of the church, some do not. Those serving on the Board of Deacons, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee and Auditors must be members of the church. Members of the Buildings and Grounds, Missions and Outreach, and Christian Education Committees do not have to be members of the church.

Since our church is self-governing, every member of our boards and committees is crucial to fulfill the calling of Christ in this place. If you would like to explore becoming a member of a board or committee, I encourage you to speak with me. I would be happy to steer you to a specific committee or board chair for further conversation of duties and responsibilities involved in participation. If you would like a copy of our By-laws to read the outline of what each committee/board does, I would be happy to provide you with a copy.

My hope and prayer is that many of you will embrace the concept of serving our church in some official capacity in the coming year.

In Christ,

Pastor Sharon