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FBC Music Minister Composes Piece for Book of Devotions

By LORETTA FULTON Todd Wilson, pastor for worship and music at First Baptist Church, contributed a devotional to a new book, “Rise Up and Praise Him.” The book of daily devotionals was compiled by Phil Barfoot. Wilson’s devotional, “The Question That Everyone Asks,” is posted below.  Wilson has been at First Baptist Church since December 2002. He also has served

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Finding A Way to Serve Through COVID-19

By LORETTA FULTON Schools, restaurants, gyms, even beauty and barber shops, were shut down, at least temporarily, by COVID-19, but one area of life never ceased–ministry. People with few resources need to eat, find clothing, and a place to sleep no matter the circumstances. So, when City Light Community Ministries suspended its Culinary Academy in the spring, a decision was

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VBS ONLINE AT FBC JULY 27-31

Vacation Bible School is going online July 27-31 at First Baptist Church. All children are welcomed to tune in. First Baptist joined other churches in town, and across the country, this summer in moving the summertime favorite to a virtual experience. VBS was just one of many summer experiences either canceled or altered, thanks to COVID-19. VBS at First Baptist

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HOLY WEEK LUNCHEON SERIES CONTINUES–MINUS THE LUNCH

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE Four Abilene Churches, continuing in a tradition over 35 years old in Abilene, are hosting Holy Week Luncheon Series–without the luncheon–Monday through Thursday, April 6-9. St. Paul United Methodist, Highland Church of Christ, First Baptist Church and First Central Presbyterian Church are the host churches. For the first time, the traditional luncheon series won’t be held, due

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SHUTDOWN CAN’T STIFLE CREATIVITY Of CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH MINISTERS

By LORETTA FULTON COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, creating havoc, shutting down schools, churches and some businesses, and leaving everyone wondering when “social distancing” will disappear from our vocabulary. One thing it hasn’t been able to do is stifle creativity. Nowhere is that more evident than in the children’s and youth departments at local churches. Sunday School teachers

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CLOSED SUNDAYS

By LORETTA FULTON Downtown Abilene was eerily quiet Sunday morning as parking lots at St. Paul United Methodist, First Central Presbyterian, and First Baptist churches were practically empty. That doesn’t mean nothing was happening inside. St. Paul and First Baptist broadcast services live as usual, although with no congregations, and First Central Presbyterian aired via Facebook. Sunday morning was challenging.

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