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Dr. Waylon Bailey   Jesus was born “in the fullness of time” (Galatians 4:4), but it certainly was not an ideal time – – at least not from history’s point of view. In fact, it may have been in the worst of times. The Jews were ruled by the all-powerful Romans and under the authority of the cruel – maybe …

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Dr. Waylon Bailey   You’re Invited . . . In spite of all that’s going on, I hope you are having a wonderful time of contemplating what God has done for us in Christ. I have two invitations for you. First, you are invited this weekend to walk through our new chapel. We’ve named it “The Chapel at First Baptist …

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Dr. Waylon Bailey   Thank you: Martha and I want to thank you for your love, concern, and prayers for us. I am completely past my illness and quarantine time, and Martha is moving rapidly through hers as well. We both had minimal symptoms, and we are immensely grateful. Christmas Programs: This will be a different kind of Christmas this …

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Waylon Bailey   The ministry of prayer . . . Martha and I want to thank you for your prayers on our behalf. At the present time we are both doing fine, and we are thankful for God’s blessings and for the prayers of God’s people. While this illness has limited us in many ways, it has not blocked our …

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Dr. Waylon Bailey   In spite of it all   2020 has been a challenging year, to say the least. I don’t have to review everything that has gone on, but from the pandemic to hurricanes, it’s been tough. That leads me to ask the question, “How do we observe THANKSGIVING in an environment such as this?” More than anything …

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Dr. Waylon Bailey   I have good news! We are continuing to see growth and building as we meet together to worship and to serve our Lord. This past weekend we had over 90% of our previous year attendance in both worship and connect groups. Not only was this our highest percentage of previous attendance, but it was also the …

Praying For The President

Dr. Waylon Bailey   As I write this today (Thursday), it is still not clear who the next president of the United States will be. But, while we don’t know who the president will be, we do know that he will need the prayers of God’s people. God’s word is plain:       I urge, then, first of all, …

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Dr. Waylon Bailey We thank God for His mercy and His care over us. While many people certainly suffered through Hurricane Zeta, we know that we received the blessing and mercy of God. Let us be faithful in giving thanks unto God. Because of Hurricane Zeta, we had to postpone our October 28th Congregational Meeting until this Wednesday, November 4, …

The Chapel at First Baptist Church

Dr. Waylon Bailey   The Chapel at First Baptist Church I spent this past Thursday touring The Chapel at First Baptist Church and The Garden Room that accompanies it. Along with the prayer garden, these buildings will be a magnificent addition to First Baptist Church. We are thankful to God for this new addition. We are prayerful to God about …

The End of Our Year

Dr. Waylon Bailey   The end of our year . . While it seems almost impossible (I feel like I missed March through September), we are rapidly coming to the end of 2020 and to an important time for our church. In order to get our new budget in place and new leaders on various teams, we have three very …