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Goodie-packets & Wednesday Activities!


We're still not meeting in person and that's hard! But your church is looking to support and serve your family's faith development. And we also want to help you have some fun along the way.

For both kids and youth, starting with our October lessons, we have some extra opportunities for your kids.

  1. GOODY PACKETS: Swing by the church anytime, starting the last week of each month to pick up a supply packet from the brown deck box under the overhang. We'll give each kid and youth some great extras they'll love using all month! Let us know you're coming so we're sure to have enough!
  2. WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES: We're launching lighthearted virtual gatherings at 6:30PM each week, starting October 7th. All our leaders have missed seeing your kids and can't wait to play a game, reinforce the lesson, and chat with them! To make it easy, it's the same Zoom link every week. We'll break into kids and youth after an opening prayer. Maybe copy the link into your calendar so it's always easy to find:

This drive-thru event will have something for everyone! Individuals and families can decorate or carve pumpkins to display. Friends, family, and fans will be able to drive by to see your creations and judge them for fun! Sign up today for your spot or your ballot!

Our Children's Lessons and activities will continue to be available every Sunday so that parents can utilize a tablet and ear buds for the kids to get their lesson while the adults are able to focus on worship.

The lessons will continue to be posted to the CYF YouTube Channel every week, with a link to the printable guide in the comments. If you've "liked" First Baptist on Facebook, links will post each week to remind you.

Our October Theme is "Offstage: drop the act." We will learn lessons about integrity.



Our youth lessons will also be available starting on Sunday so that your family can have flexibility in finding the right time to view it before youth group on Wednesday night.

Youth lessons will continue to be posted to the CYF YouTube Channel and if you've "liked" FBCdsm's Youth Group on Facebook, links will post each week to remind you.

Our first series of the year is "Vital:love God, love others, love life." A five-week series about following the Greatest Commandment by loving God, others, and ourselves.

I invite your student to interact with myself and other students over scripture and devotions, by subscribing to the Vital devotional on the YouVersion Bible App. 

I've been praying for your family. I don't know of a single family who feels like the start of this school year is the one they've always dreamed of. I do know of families that are struggling to help each other and truly living from day to day by faith. No matter where you fall on the spectrum from thriving to falling apart, just know you are not alone. We are in this together! 

If you are just looking to share a good laugh over a cup of coffee on a patio with a warm lap-robe, or if you are coming to the end of your rope and need help finding the resources you need to keep going, I'm here. Just shoot me a note!
Pastor Emily

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