American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM)
ABWM is a group of Christian women receiving and offering gifts in response to our commitment to God. FBC’s CIRCLE of Women strive to be strong in the Lord, responding to one another and to the needs we see around us. The women of First Baptist Church of Ravenswood meet in what is called CIRCLE, and they strive to be observant of our church, our community, state and the world to see the needs so we may respond with a Christ-like heart. We work together with ABWM of the Good Hope Association and West Virginia to bring hope and love to those in need. To learn more about the ABWM at First Baptist click here.
First Baptist Church Men’s Fellowship is a monthly gathering of Christian men who meet to have a covered dish meal, share in a devotion, and plan for an outreach project. Whether it is cooking breakfast for the Sunrise Service, helping paint a bridge in downtown, raising money for a scholarship fund, or feeding a group of local veterans, there is something for everyone to do. The men divided into several teams of four and competed in the Ravenswood Ohio River Festival bocce ball tournament. During each meeting, an offering is received to support the outreach efforts of the Men’s Fellowship. Meetings may be held in the church fellowship hall or in a member’s home. Burt Lyons and Tom Stephenson have been leading the group.
CommUnity Kitchen Ministry
Saturdays at First Baptist Church in the fellowship hall, you will find the free Community Kitchen from 11:30-12:30. CommUnity Kitchen provides a hot meal to local residents who need it, in a clean, comfortable environment. Families or friends within the church can volunteer to host the community meal as an outreach project of the church. Several other churches and local nonprofits have volunteered their service in the CommUnity Kitchen. Attendance can range from 20-40. If you would like to learn more about the community kitchen or how you can volunteer, call the church office at (304) 273-9910.
Adult and Family Life Fellowship
First Baptist Church hosts many adult and family life fellowship opportunities. Family events have included model rocket building and launching, bowling, picnics, community carnival, game night, Christmas caroling, and science experiment night, among others. Adults fellowship opportunities have included attending numerous musicals and dramas both indoor and outdoor, dining at restaurants, progressive dinners in homes, and more. These ministries are coordinated through the Board of Christian Education.
1835 Adult Fellowship (Small Group 18-35 Yrs)
If you are between the ages of 18-35, First Baptist Church has a small group opportunity for you. This group meets for Sunday School at 9:30 on Sunday and on Sunday evenings at 6:30. This group usually has food, coffee, a devotion and plan activities like going to an Escape Room, Out to Dinner, or a small trip like to the Creation Museum or ARK Encounter. This ministry is coordinated by Jo Hendricks and is part of the Board of Christian Education.
Young Adult Fellowship
First Baptist Church is in the process of developing a young adult ministry that will target adults and families that are under the age of 30. A young adult committee will be forming soon to begin planning the group’s structure and activity ideas for this small group concept. The concept is to support activities that encourage adults up to age 30 to grow in their relationship with Christ through Bible study, discipleship, and fun activities. There is a hope we will be able to provide child care during adult activities to support this ministry. A full launch in planned in early 2019. Stay tuned for more information. We are excited about this outreach.
Bible School is held in June of each year and draws about 100 attendees each summer. Our program includes amazing decorations to go along with a creative theme. Bible School includes upbeat worship music, a full meal for the kids, fun games, crazy crafts, and absolute fun. We have classes for all ages. We even provide free in-town transportation. Please consider allowing your children to attend this year. Click here to see our Bible School Photo Gallery. Look for 2019 dates soon!
Missions Supported By FBC
Please click each ministry below to read about other mission outreach efforts that FBC supports prayerfully and financially. We can do so much more together, than we can individually.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Retired Ministers and Missionaries
American for Christ
World Mission Offering
Good Hope Association
Parchment Valley Conference Center
West Virginia Baptist Convention