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Year End Giving This is the time to consider where you make your year-end charitable gifts. First, let me encourage you to make most of your giving for Christian causes. I know the desire to give to your Alma Mater or to a cherished local group, but also think about the need for Christian people to support the cause of …

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I hope that you had a happy Thanksgiving – Martha and I had great family time with our children and grandchildren – so much to be thankful for. I want to let you know of the upcoming events we have scheduled. These will be a time of celebration and family fun. Sunday November 28th at 6:00PM join us in the …

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I want to thank many of you for being part of our congregational meeting this past Wednesday evening.  We had a wonderful time of fellowship around the meal, and we were blessed to seek God in prayer and  to think about our future.  In addition to electing a number of people to serve on ministry teams and in ministries, we …

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I want to invite you to our Congregational Meeting this Wednesday, November 17 at 6:45 PM in Central Hall. This will be a time to make decisions, and a time for me to share with you our vision for the coming year (2022) and for years to come. Over the years, I have had special and specific vision meetings. I …

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Do you have questions about First Baptist Church? Would you like to know who we are, where we came from, what we believe, or what matters to us? Those questions will be answered at our Discovery Class this weekend (Sunday, November 7 at 5:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall). You are invited to come and to ask questions. We usually …

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Upcoming Events: Time Change – Saturday night, November 6th. Yes, technically it really is 2AM on Sunday, but it’s easier to go for the Saturday night. FALL BACK – we gain an hour. Discovery Class – Sunday, November 7 at 5:00PM. Our Discovery Class is extremely valuable as we seek to help people get involved at FBC Covington. This is …

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While it doesn’t seem quite possible, the year 2022 is fast approaching. I want to share with you some of my goals for the coming year. Most of my goals are rightly spiritual, goals for me personally and goals for the church. For example, I have goals for my own growth and sanctification and goals for you and for the …

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By Waylon Bailey As pastor of First Baptist Church Covington, one of the things that God calls me to do is to be a good “Ad-minister” of the church.  This means that God wants me to love and carefully lead the church. As an “Ad-minister,” I must look at the finances of the church.  Here is what I want you …

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Why “Lagniappe“? Early in my ministry I heard this bit of wisdom, “People do well with information and poorly without it.”  Over the years I have seen the truth of that statement. That’s why I started writing a weekly column when I became pastor of First Baptist Church. Not long after, I started using the title “Lagniappe.” The word Lagniappe …

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By Waylin Bailey I had this asked recently, “How do you do ministry during pandemics and hurricanes?” The questioner implied that ministry really can’t be done in the age of Covid. While I completely sympathize with my friend, I can’t imagine the Apostle Paul thinking that he couldn’t do ministry because he was in prison, or because of persecution, or …