All First Baptist Four Oaks preschool classes ages 2 through 4 sang Christmas carols at 5pm yesterday, before the Four Oaks tree lighting in Barbour's Grove. If Santa takes adorableness into account, these kids are guaranteed some stuffed stockings.
After a soup and sandwich lunch, Johnnie Sue Lee and Celeste Byrd led the decorating of the sanctuary and fellowship hall for Christmas. Thank you so much to the men who put up and lit the trees; and to the ladies who hung the greens! Poinsettias coming soon...
Behold how good it is when God's people dwell in unity. Psalm 133:1
All WMU circles stocked and assembled bags of sweets and necessities for shut-ins in the congregation. They will be delivered throughout the holidays. Thanks to all the ladies who provided the gifts and helped put together the bags.
The children performed Mrs. Dorothy Parker's Thanksgiving play, directed by Annette Langdon. Thank you to all the little actors and parents for leading us into Thanksgiving week!
Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:3-5
Hurricane Florence flooded the Baptist Children's Home, also known as the Kennedy Home, on September 14th. On November 10th, a group from First Baptist Four Oaks traveled to Kinston to help clean out the Children's Home. This is the second time the Baptist Children's Home of Kinston has been flooded in the last three years. The Kennedy Center sustained $1.5 million in damages from Hurricane Michael. They evacuated four campuses due to Florence flooding. The Baptist Children's Home of Thomasville and other locations continue to house those displaced by the flooding, which included children and teens. Over 300 volunteers from NC churches helped with clean up and repair on Saturday. There will be another 'Friends of Children' Saturday project for clean-up and repair in Kinston on December 8th.
First Baptist Church Four Oaks began in 1891 with 8 members. One hundred and twenty-seven years later, this is home to so many. Reverend David Little gave the message on his last Sunday with us as youth minister. The youth, the children, and the congregation gave him gifts and blessings. Thank you to all who made the day special.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35