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 .
Our youth group meets here at First Baptist Church every Sunday directly after church at 12:30 PM on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and (5th) Sundays. There will be no youth group on the first Sunday of the month. Join us for a great time of fun and fellowship! We encourage you to join us and bring your friends! Youth is open to grades 5th-12th grade. There will be a youth/parent meeting this Sunday, January 21st at 12:30 pm, lunch will be provided.
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
Another New Year is here! Oftentimes we reflect on what we’re leaving behind and begin to focus on the new…a new beginning…another chance to get it right!
While God works best in a thankful heart, many times our hearts are hard pressed to find the blessings in life. Maybe with this New Year, life is pulling us forward without someone so vital to our life that the void is just too great and difficult to bear. Some of us may be looking in the face of surgery or treatments that will have a major affect for many days and the future seems unclear. Others may have reluctantly dragged too much of their old self into what could be a fresh start.
Certainly we don’t have to wait for a new year to make improvements. Instead we have that opportunity every day, but it’s important to understand that the changes we try to make on our own are usually not lasting changes. Without resting in God and allowing Him to take the lead, our attempts become as hard as the struggles we’re trying to maintain. We throw our hands in the air and scream to God, “It’s not working!” His desire is that we all live up to our full potential. “The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy. Jesus came to bring life and in abundance.” John 10:10
What is it God needs to change in you?
What does He asks of us?
He asks that we determine to believe in His Word, that we take that Word and plant it firmly into our hearts and to begin to act on those truths. “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. I will hide its words in my heart that I might not sin against Thee.” Psalm 119:105
As we move in obedience to Him, the Holy Spirit moves within us to meet our needs. This is one of God’s greatest principles. So why do we work so hard to try to make accomplishment in our own strength? God would call these foolish strategies and yet He remains patient for His people to seek, ask and find.
At Celebrate Recovery, we don’t strive to fix what’s broken but simply to share the truths of His Word, to support and love those who come through the door and understand that NONE of us is but a broken vessel in need of God’s greatest gift of love, His Son, Jesus Christ, who is the Word made flesh.
A NEW BEGINNING OR REFINEMENT IN THE FIRE OF GOD’S LOVE?
Celebrate Recovery: Monday @6:30