Operation In-As-Much was held Saturday October 5. Projects this year included:
* Visiting local nursing homes (Benson, Smithfield, Four Oaks, and Dunn)
* Cutting trees and clearing bushes at the church
* Backpack buddies
* Coffee at the I-40 rest area
* Making plastic mats for the homeless
* Building a ramp
* Gleaning sweet potatoes (youth)
On Friday, September 20 Rev. Calvin Hill and his wife Sheri of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish in Browning Montana came to visit. On Friday, the church gathered for a tailgate party before going to the football game at South Johnston High. On Saturday at 4:00, the church members gathered for a lesson on how to grow as a disciple "as you go" not just on big mission trips but in everyday life. After dinner, Sheri and Rev. Calvin shared their mission in Browning with us. Rev Hill preached the sermon the following Sunday morning. After church, there was a covered dish lunch. Later that night, Rev Hill, Sheri, and members of the FBC mission team gathered to give a presentation about last summer's mission trip to the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish.
Go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matt 28:19
Jami and the youth kicked off a new school year with a cook out. Thanks to Heather and Carlie Durham for hosting, and for all who cooked, organized, and came out!
The Champagnes threw a pool party for the youth and kids in July. Huge thanks to Josh and Jami for hosting!
The youth and children had a great time on the church wide King's Domion trip the last weekend in July.
In July, the youth took a four-day trip to Shelby, NC, to work with the Baptist Men on Mission. They sorted food, built a ramp, and learned about missions (https://baptistsonmission.org/camps/deep-impact).
11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. Titus 2:11-14
The Baptist Men power-washed the church office and garage on Saturday. Thanks so much for all you do!
Photos: Steve Chicki