Santa's sleigh was in the shop this weekend, but he borrowed a classic from his pal Ron Sloan to see some special kids in Four Oaks. He brought wonderful weather with him, so that we could hang out outside and soak in the Christmas lights. Thanks to all our Four Oaks elves who made it possible, and for all our parents who helped keep us safe and socially distant. Santa really missed reading the Christmas story this year, but hopes to send out a special message of good tidings and great joy on Christmas Eve before he takes off to deliver gifts, so everybody be sure to tune in. Merry Christmas everyone.
Thank you to all who helped pack our Operation Christmas Child boxes, and to Don Rogers and Pastor John Norman for loading and delivering them.
From Claude Buzzard: Just wanted to add my congratulations to my sister Marilyn Parker for being honored as “woman of the year." She is certainly a deserving person to be recognized. She is always willing to serve the Church, her family and friends and strangers alike. Love her and her family.
To that, all of First Baptist Four Oaks adds endless thanks and love for Marilyn's tireless work in our food pantry, for our Relay for Life team, in our church office, and the countless other kindnesses she performs on a daily basis. She never grows weary of doing good, she never gives up. Gal 6:9 We depend so much on her strength. We love you Marilyn!
From March 15 to September 20, 2020, the church was closed for the COVID-19 pandemic. A skeleton worship crew broadcast services from the sanctuary on facebook live and youtube live. We returned on September 20, observing all social distancing requirements for phase two reopening according to state law. We held services in the fellowship hall, spread out seating, wore masks, and eliminated all common touch areas. Live broadcasts continue for those who couldn't take the risk of returning.
The Baptist Men built a ramp in 105 degree heat. Thanks to Walter Holt, Frank More, Roy Turner, Terry Parker, and John Hatch.
The Samaritan's Purse Team had a drive thru donation event August 11. Jack and Marilyn Parker, and Don and Laura Rogers accepted donations. Items will be collected through the end of the year.
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