Emergency Responders will be known as the HPFB Church Emergency Responder Team " CERT". This team is comprised of volunteers from First Baptist that have organized to provide assistance when available / present for on site emergencies (illness or accident) until outside assistance arrives. In most cases, each of these team members has a medical or emergency responder background. All volunteers have, or will obtain and maintain appropriate certification in First Aid, CPR (adult and child), Automated External defibrillator (AED) (adult and child), and In-house training as required.
CERT will function under the leadership of the existing Risk Assessment / Loss Control Team. This team will have some basic responder equipment, which includes an AED that may be ued in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs are very accurate and will not shock someone who is NOT in cardiac arrest. Listed are members of the CERT team: Sonny Davis, Safety Team Chair/ CERT Administrator, Michael Guest, CERT Coordinator, Courtney Burton, Beth Hughes, Patricia Neely, Woody Bigby, Eric Hughes, John Nickles, Dianne Callaham, Dixie Locke, Sherry Smith, Millard DeVore, Lana McCullough and Jeff Thompson.
Women's Ministry Team addresses issues directly related to the discipleship development of the women of FBC.. They also oversee the development of Bible studies, fellowships, conferences, etc., related to issues specific to women..
Watchman Prayer Ministry has been used by hundreds of churches in our nation to involve thousands of Christians in a joint effort to pray for revival and spiritual awakening." This is a practical approach to prayer which makes it possible for every church member and friend of FBC to participate. It is a Call to the Wall. As watchmen we have made a commitment to pray for one hour each week. It is our goal to have 168 watchmen praying each week. It can be any hour of the day or night. We just ask that you honor the hour you have chosen. We must strive to be faithful. Each month a newsletter is mailed out and prayer needs are listed. A guide teaching you how to pray for an hour is also mailed to each watchman. It is amazing how quickly the hour goes by when you get serious with God. A friend said, "I don't think I could make it if it were not for the Watchman Prayer Ministry." It is a vital part of our ministry and God has used it to bless others. Everyone is invited to participate from 16 years of age and older. However, we will not turn anyone away who has an earnest desire to pray for revival and spiritual awakening for our church, our community, our nation and our world. "Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers." Quote from Sidlow Baxter. Everyone is invited to participate in this ministry. Call the church office at 369-2818 or Betty Mitchell at 369-2912.
DVD Ministry - Sunday morning services at First Baptist Church are recorded on DVD from the beginning until the end of the service. Upon request, our homebound church members are given a DVD so they have the opportunity to enjoy the service in the comfort of their own home. Anyone who desires to purchase a DVD may place and order. We ask for a donation to the ministry of $5.00 per DVD. Contact the church office for further information.Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Who was Lottie Moon ? A kingdom-focused life, Lottie Moon - the namesake of the international missions offering - has become something of a legend to us. But in her time Lottie was anything but an untouchable hero. In fact, she was like today's missionaries. She was a hard-working, deep-loving Southern Baptist who labored tirelessly so her people group could know Jesus.
Why was the offering named for this early China missionary? Throughout her career, Lottie Moon wrote numerous letters home, urging Southern Baptists to greater missions involvement and support. One of those letters triggered Southern Baptists' first Christmas offering for international missions - enough to send three new missionaries to China.
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is much more than an offering envelope and an annual missions-giving emphasis. When people give to the offering, 100 percent of their gift will be transformed into missionary salaries and ministry supplies. Those missionaries and supplies will help others hear the message of Christ and respond in faith to His salvation. Time and again our missionaries relate how the offering is their lifeblood. They know that behind each penny given, there is a Southern Baptist who believes in what they do and are affirming the need to equip them to share the gospel with those who need a Savior.
Young At Heart - This group of active adults meet the 1st Tuesday each month at 11:30 social hall for fellowship and activities.Benevolence Committee - The committee would like to thank everyone who had a part in the Christmas Project of helping families for Christmas. Thank you to everyone who participated in this mission.
Grief Support Group - Grief Support group meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in the
Conference Room. Call Gloria Scott (369-7097) for more information.