Marvin Franklin Kerby, Jr., First Baptist Church Pastor Emeritus and our dear friend, passed from this life to glory on Tuesday July 11th, at the age of 86. He pastored here for 31 years and never quit loving and pastoring all of us. We love and miss him already. While we greatly mourn his passing, we also celebrate a life well-lived for Christ.
The family has requested that if you would like to make any donation, that they please be made to the Marvin & Nancy Kerby Scholarship Fund and or The Social Committee here at First Baptist Church of West Point.
c/o First Baptist Church, P.O. Box N, West Point, Va. 23181 .
KIDS ages preschool through 6th grade: Bible Truth Kids Party. We are celebrating the end of summer on Saturday, August 26 from 1:00 to 3:00, on the church lawn. You are invited to come out, gather Bible Facts complete with trinkets to take home, paint FBC rocks for hiding in the Town of West Point, jump and slide on the blow up equipment and finally eat celebration cake and ice cream.
We wanted to make you aware of our new ride program we have here at First Baptist. If you are unable to bring your child to any of our programs or services, we will be happy to pick them up and bring them back to you. All you have to do is to contact our Youth Leader, Leslie Elliott and she will be happy to have one of our trusted program volunteers pick them up and bring them back. She can be reached at the church office at 804-843-2484 or on her cell at 804-514-4103.
Community Recovery Program
Pause for just a moment and reflect on the fears that visit and revisit your peace. Does a spirit of anxiety engulf you? Do you play a video forward of what the outcome is going to be? When those fears rear their ugly heads, where does your mind go from there? An acronym for FEAR is “false evidence appearing real”. When fear takes over, we may often be allowing worry without merit. The outcome is not before us yet, only running rampant in our mind and usually reviewing the worst case scenario. God cautions us about fear and worry multiple times in His word. Fear is intended for us to take notice, seek God and reach for His yoke. Or are we saying, “God is not enough to handle our needs?” A little arrogant, aren’t we? So was Satan. The enemy of this world works hard to keep us in bondage of fear because he knows that with faith we’re running on God’s power, not our own. So how do we alleviate fear? God has given us the ability to override our fearful thoughts with His word. When Jesus was tempted by the devil, each time he responded with, “It is written.” The power of the spoken word of scripture is our weapon. It takes practice but when those words flow off our lips, the enemy trembles, we are walking in obedience and our hearts are strengthened. Celebrate Recovery, Mondays at 6:30pm. Invite a friend!