Posted on October 19th, 2010
Farmville Baptist Church will be hosting a Children’s Hayride on Sunday, October 24, from 3:30 p.m. to around 5:30 p.m. at 952 Lockett Rd. There will be “fall festival” games for children to play.
Please bring a covered dish to share and please bring lawn chairs!
Please contact Sara Thompson to RSVP!
For directions to the hayride . . .
Directions to the Hayride:
From Farmville take 460 East, go past Trinity Memorial Gardens on your right
Turn LEFT on County Road 600 (if you get to Rt. 307 you have gone too far).
The road will fork.
Veer LEFT on County Road 619 (Lockett Rd.)
Look for a hayfield on your right at 952 Lockett Rd.
If you get lost, contact Wayne Wallace for directions 390-7818 (cell).
UPDATE: We had a wonderful time at the hayride! Many thanks to Wayne Wallace for hosting it! For pictures . . . Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 1st, 2010
Pastor’s Column published in The Informer (FBC’s Newsletter for October, 2010)
I have so many reasons to give thanks to God and to Farmville Baptist Church!
First of all, I want to thank the congregation for recognizing my fifth anniversary as your Pastor. I was quite surprised at the church picnic when Gene Watson and Jim Davis asked me to come up front for a presentation. With Gene and Jim, you never know what’s going to happen! But seriously, I was humbled by your thoughtfulness and generosity. The white Communion stole is one that I will treasure, and I look forward to wearing it every time I celebrate the Lord’s Supper with you. I also want to thank you for the generous love offering. Beth and I look forward to using it for a nice get-a-way in the near future. But apart from these gifts, our whole family has been blessed by your love, care, friendship and support over these past five years. It has been a joy-filled journey for me, and I thank God for Farmville Baptist Church and what you all have meant to me!
Another reason for me to give thanks is Anita Lynn, who served so capably as our Choir Director, but is now stepping down so that she can devote more time to her new full-time position as an elementary school music teacher. What a step of faith she took almost five years ago to follow God’s call to step into this position! What a gracious choir we have for allowing Anita to grow in her directing and singing skills! I thank God for Anita’s willingness to offer her gifts to the life of this church, and I wish her the best in her new position. I’m also thankful that Sandy Yeatts and Mary Jo Chassey will be filling in as interim directors for the sanctuary choir and bell choir respectively, until we hire a permanent choir director. We are blessed to have such talented folks!
Finally, I am thankful for the congregation’s response on Consecration Sunday! We had wonderful attendance in worship, and I am grateful for the offering of your financial resources to support the ministry and mission of Farmville Baptist. As Ken Copeland announced after worship, from the estimate-of-giving cards turned in last Sunday, and from projected giving based on historical giving patterns, we can expect an increase of 9.4% over last year’s grand total of receipts! This is great news in light of our economic times!
I truly believe that we are on the cusp of something exciting here at Farmville Baptist as we continue to seek God’s direction for our vision and mission. I know that God will continue to bless and equip us to be the presence of Christ in our community and our world. And for that, I am thankful most of all!
Journeying on, Michael