F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h
Ravenswood West Virginia
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Heart for Chiapas
Published on Feb 6, 2018
Have you ever felt left out, discouraged, abandoned or just unloved.
Perhaps, you're going through a battle that just seems too much. Take 20 minutes and be encouraged. Turn up the volume and enjoy this morning worship service from First Baptist Church of Ravenswood, West Virginia with Youth/Assoc. Pastor Toby Wagoner. The sermon is entitled "Jesus Loves Me." Be encouraged knowing Jesus Loves You! You are never really alone. Turn your Bible to Ephesians 3:14-19 and follow along. Whatever trial, tribulation, or discouragement you are facing, know that Jesus is there.
Published on Feb 11, 2018
Pastor Toby encourages listeners with scripture from Matthew 14:23-32.
Whatever storm you find yourself, know that when Jesus is on the scene, he is in control. We need to trust him. Faith overcomes fear. Join us for this message as it was shared at First Baptist Church in Ravenswood, WV 2018.
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Sunday School: 9:30 AM
Service: 10:45 AM
Bible Study: 6:30 PM
Bible Study: 6:30 PM
First Baptist Church of Ravenswood
215 Ann Street
Ravenswood WV 26164
Office Phone: (304) 273-9910
March 12-14, 2018 or March 15-17, 2018 at Parchment Valley Conference Center
Working in partnership, the West Virginia Baptist Convention Discipleship Commission and Pastors4Pastors: The West Virginia Baptist Ministers’ Council will host Refresh, a personal spiritual growth retreat. Arrival time is 3:00 p.m. and starting time is 3:30 p.m. for both retreats.
Now anyone and everyone who can receive text messages can join the WVBC Disciple 18 text group and enjoy a year’s worth of encouragement, study, thought and reflection texts sent right to your phone!
The Digital Learning Initiative is a training program intended to provide quality.
Quality instruction to pastors, pastors-in-training, church leaders and others by digitizing the three-year Pastoral Ministry program of the School of Christian Studies and making it available to persons who otherwise could not receive training because of scheduling issues or lack of broadband internet.
Each Monday, you will be inspired and equipped by a Practical Life in Work message! You will be reminded to start the week off right … working with God, instead of without Him.
... Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,
yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Matthew 6:28-30
World Missions Week: July 2-7, 2018
World Missions Week is the only week of the summer at Caswell with programming for all age groups (nursery, pre-school, children, youth and adults).
Are you interested in great Bible studies, great preaching and powerful worship? Are you interested in learning about exciting opportunities for involvement in state, national, and international missions? Then, World Missions Week is the place you want to be! Powerful worship, morning Bible Study and small group times, and mission moments are but a small part of World Missions Week. The Museum will be leading worship each evening. Tom Richter will be our pastor for the week. Inspirational and informative studies will be provided for all age groups (pre-school, children, youth, adults) as well. This is the only week of the summer at Caswell that offers programming for all age groups.
Date: February 23-25, 2018
Location: Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane
Cost: $35.00, (including adults), if postmarked by February 12, 2018. $45.00, if postmarked after February 12 or at the door. Housing deadline: February 12, 2018
Speaker: Chris Campbell. Band: Render the Hearts
Men’s Work Weekend April 27-28, 2018 at Camp Cowen
What to bring: weed eaters, shovels and basic carpentry tools If you plan to join us for lunch on Friday, we will be eating at noon with dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Your meals will be provided both days.
Questions? Call Bill Wilson at 304.549.0709
For a flyer of this information please click here
Theme: Spring is in the Air
April 30 – May 2, 2018
Parchment Valley Conference Center
Bible Study Leader: Joel Harpold
The conference will begin on Monday in the Santrock Building with registration and pizza at 12 noon and will end on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.
$10.00 discount for first-timers!
Registration Deadline (with full payment) by April 23, 2018. For more information, please click here
The Discipleship Commission is excited to announce the 2018 theme of Faith in the Workplace.
Individuals and local churches are encouraged to join the movement! Let’s make this a year of impact in our workplaces, wherever they are!
Please click here
for the WorkLife Swtich Tool registration form.
Suggestions for using WorkLife in your church are located here
Holy Week Services
This year the Holy Week Services will be at First United Methodist Church on 719 Flinn Ave Ravenswood WV — Starting Monday March 26.
If you have never participated in the services, this year would be a great time to start.
The services are every day starting at 12:00 noon. The Jackson County Ministerial Association organizes the ministers in the area who will be presenting the daily devotion. Music and prayers are lifted up before the Lord each day.Following the service, a luncheon is provided by the various churches. The JCMA tries to have everything timed to allow people who work in our community the ability to come enjoy the food of God as well as a nice lunch before they have to return to work.
This year, the message of the day will be given by the following:
• Monday—Pastor Bill Stewart; Reedy Baptist Church
• Tuesday—Rev. David Shirer; Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene
• Wednesday—Pastor Chris Skeens; Freewill Baptist Church
• Thursday—Rev. Claire Butler; First Presbyterian Ravenswood & Ripley
• Friday—Rev. Ken Peters; First United Methodist Church
First Baptist Church will be providing meals on Wednesday. The meal will consist of soup, rolls, crackers, desserts and drinks. If you are able to help with the meal—either cooking or serving—please contact the office or Carolyn Torris.
Tenebrae (/ˈtɛ.nə.breɪ/ or /ˈtɛ.nə.bri/ -Latin for "darkness") is a Christian religious service celebrated during Holy Week within Western Christianity, on the evening before or early morning of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.
Each year on Maundy Thursday, First Baptist Church observes a time of sadness with a Tenebrae Service. The purpose of the service is to recreate the emotional feelings of the passion story—the punishment of Christ for our sins. The service is not a happy, celebrative time. It is a time we quietly come together to recognize the anguish of Jesus. We will hear scriptures telling of the prophecies; words spoken by Jesus; the brutal beating by the Romans; the betrayal of the disciples; the sadness of no hope.
Candles will illuminate the sanctuary. A solo will be heard. A solemness will permeate the evening as, one by one, the candles are extinguished with each scripture reading. The final candle—The Christ Candle—is the last one to be put out, leaving us in a near darkness—like the world without hope. A black cloth will cover everything signifying the death of our Savior as we depart in earnest silence to reflect on what has been done to Jesus. The purpose of the service is to recreate the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the events that happened so long ago, and it is left unfinished, because the story isn’t over……...
Easter is on the way!