Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

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Begin your family’s Christmas celebration with the story of Christ’s birth. Join us at 5:30 PM on December 24th for First Baptist Church of Sylva’s Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Our family friendly event will capture the magic of Christmas with familiar carols, the retelling of the Christmas story and the glow of candlelight. Don’t miss this opportunity to create lifelong memories with your entire family!

When the Weather Outside Is Frightful...

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Here are a few things to remember when snow, sleet, and freezing rain are in the forecast:

1.) Wednesday evening programming will not be determined by local school closings. The church will broadcast any cancellation on Wednesday via an email, our church’s website, Facebook page and in the local media.

2.) If the weather proves to be inclement on Sunday morning, we will make every effort to have church. If that goal proves to be elusive, we will likely A.) cancel Sunday School and offer only Worship at 10:30 AM, or B.) Schedule worship at 2:00 PM in the afternoon.

You may determine the status of our church programming at any time by checking our website, Facebook page, or our local media.  A decision will be made at least two hours prior to the regularly scheduled event.

Lastly, thank you for your understanding in advance as we strive to make decisions that are complicated by weather conditions which create different realities in our county due to location and elevation. Overwhelmingly, we are striving to provide continuity of ministry offerings while balancing concerns about road conditions.

Men's Chorus for Homecoming

The men of the church need to tune up and prepare to lead worship on Homecoming Sunday, October 14.  We will be singing "O Magnify the Lord," and a medley of "God of Our Fathers" and "Faith of Our Fathers."  I have again invited the professional men's music fraternity to sing with us and to be our guests at lunch.  They will also have brass instruments with them for hymn accompaniment.  We will be gathering at 8:30 a.m. for an 8:45--9:30 practice on Sunday morning, 10/14, in the choir room.  Please join us.  I can promise a fun time in rehearsal, followed by meaningful worship through song. Don't miss it!  

Bob Holquist

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