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3rd Avenue and Downey St
Radford, VA 241414
USA

(540) 639-4419

First Baptist Church on 3rd Avenue is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church, affirming the call of God upon men and women alike to serve in leadership and as ministers to congregation and world.

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Events

Nov
5
to Nov 24

Weekly Calendar

Tuesday, November 13 
     5:30    Journey Implementation Team 

  Wednesday, November 14
     5:00    Memorials Committee 
     6:00    Supper
     6:45    2019 Budget Business Meeting
     7:30    Adult Choir Rehearsal

 Thursday, November 15
  11:30 Senior Adults Thanksgiving Meal

 Sunday, November 18
     9:45   Sunday School
   11:00    Morning Worship 

     4:00   YouthSalt Bowling Outing
     4:45   Adult Hand Bell Choir
     5:30   Sunday Night Supper
     5:50   Kids Club
     6:20   Children’s Choirs

 Monday, November 19 
     4:00    Spiritual Growth Ministry Team 

Wednesday, November 21
  No Wednesday Supper or Bible Study
     7:30    Adult Choir Rehearsal

 Thursday-Friday, Nov 22-23
  Church Office Closed for Thanksgiving

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Nov
11
to Dec 12

Christmas Joy Boxes Project Launches

Thank you for your enthusiastic response to our new focus on shoebox gifts of art supplies for Radford’s Head Start 3 year old class in our facilities as well as the 4 year old classes at McHarg Elementary (51 children). All boxes have been picked up. Bring your filled shoebox to church on Sunday, Dec 9 or drop off at the office by Dec 12. You do not need to decorate the box - the children may choose to do that with the gifts inside!

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Nov
15
11:30 AM11:30

Senior Adults Thanksgiving Dinner

Senior adults are invited to a covered dish Thanks-giving Dinner on Thursday, November 15, 11:30 am.  Beef tenderloin will be provided; participants are invited to bring side dishes and desserts to share.  After the meal, Gary Ellerman will share “Reflections on Thanksgiving.” We are inviting our senior friends from First Baptist on Rock Road, so please let our office know of your plans to attend.

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Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Family Advent Wreath Workshop - Includes Lunch!

A church-wide lunch and Advent Wreath Workshop on Sunday, Dec 2 will provide supplies and guidance to allow every household to create a take-home an Advent wreath to light throughout December. A choice of devotional guides for home will help families or older adults focus each day on preparing our hearts for Christmas. Join this fun event developed by the Inspiring Worship and Spiritual Growth ministry teams! Lunch will be Subway boxed lunches. Please sign up to help us plan orders for lunches and supplies.

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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Children's Halloween Party

A children’s Halloween Party is being planned by Emily Warren and friends for Saturday evening, October 27. Kids can dress up in their costumes if they wish. There will be food, games and crafts to enjoy. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 6:00 pm. Friends are welcome too!

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Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Ministries Luncheon

Have you been looking for a good book to read? Do you have some good reads that you would like to donate for someone else to enjoy?  Would you like to have a good time of fellowship (which includes food) and to hear a local author share her story.  If so, please join us on October 27th at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall for a Women’s Ministry luncheon and Book Exchange. Connie Wohlford will speak briefly on how she became a Christian author.  Connie has written several children’s books that have been published and she will be offering some of those books for sale.  She has also been a contributor to a published Bible study and will be donating one of these devotional books to our Book Exchange.

 If you have a book or books that you are willing to part with (such as cookbooks, devotional books or just a good read) please bring them.  You can bring and take as many as you wish.  We are also asking that you bring your favorite finger food to share, as well as any non-perishable food items that you would like to donate to the food bank at The Shelter which serves hungry students in our community. Please sign up on the bulletin tear-off form or contact the office to make a reservation. We hope you will join us as we continue to build relationships, to provide for others in our community and to be inspired.

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Oct
25
11:00 AM11:00

Senior Adults to Lunch Matinee at Wohlfahrt Haus

Our senior adults are planning a trip to Wytheville on Thursday, October 25 for lunch and a matinee performance of “Country Roads” at the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre.  The musical is a tribute to Country Music and its stars of the past and present.  Cost is $38, all inclusive. Reservations are limited to the first 25 who sign up now, either using the tear-off form on the Sunday bulletin, or by calling the church office. If you sign up and then cancel later, please understand that you are still responsible for the cost of your reservation.

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Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Children's Movie Night

Children of all ages are invited to join Emily, Ashleigh and Lee Ann for a Disney movie and pizza on Friday evening, September 21. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 6:30 pm. Please use the tear-off form on the Sunday bulletin to sign up your child.  As always, children are more than welcome to invite a friend to come too.

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Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

The Church Picnic is September 9

Get ready for one of our biggest social and outreach events of the year, as we move the Church Picnic this year to Bisset Park.  Just as in the past, the church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages, and paper products.  You are asked to bring sides and desserts to share.  We will be inviting First Baptist Church on Rock Road to join us, along with three college student organizations. We hope you will invite some friends and neighbors too.  The picnic begins at 5:00 pm at Shelter #2 – just after you drive under the bridges.  

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Sep
8
9:30 AM09:30

Memorial Gathering for Ruth Cline

A celebration of the life of Holly Cline’s mother, Ruth Cline, will be held this coming Saturday morning, September 8.  The gathering will take place at 9:30 am in our Fellowship Hall and will include thoughts shared by family members as well as an “open mic” opportunity for others to speak. A light brunch will be available afterwards. 

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Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

Blood Drive in Our Large Parking Area

The Shelter will be hosting the American Red Cross in our large parking lot for a Blood Drive on Monday, August 27 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The cookout and music that will follow later in the afternoon across the street at The Shelter is meant for attracting neighborhood college students. But the blood drive itself is open to all and welcomes everyone who wishes to donate blood.  The location is directly across the street from The Shelter.

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Aug
26
9:45 AM09:45

Sunday School Promotion Day

Children who will promote to a new class for the fall are encouraged to be in Sunday School on August 25 to get ready for the new year.  During the last ten minutes of Sunday School, children will move to their new classroom and meet their new teachers.  On Sunday, September 2, children should report directly to their new classes.  

We are deeply grateful to all of our preschool, grade school and teen teachers and workers who are so committed to helping our younger generations develop a solid foundation in Christian faith and Bible comprehension!

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Aug
12
5:30 PM17:30

Sundae Night For Kids, Families, and Workers

Our children and their parents and siblings, as well as all our folks who work with children are invited to Kent and Nancy Taylor’s farm on Sunday, August 12 for an informal time of fellowship, games, and ice cream sundaes. The location is near the New River Valley Airport at 4945 Carper Branch Rd, Dublin.  The event will begin at 5:30 pm. Please let Kent or the office know you’re coming. 

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Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

New Accompanist to Join our Staff

This August Dr. Matt Cataldi will join the faculty at Radford University as Assistant Professor of Piano, and he will join our church staff as Accompanist.  Matt comes to us from New York City where he was a conductor, musical director, vocal coach, arranger, and collaborative pianist.  Having a church staff member with both Matt’s Christian commitment and his incredible musical abilities is truly a gift from God!  Matt’s first Sunday will be July 29.

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Jul
28
11:30 AM11:30

Women's Luncheon for The Shelter

The Women’s Ministry will host a salad lunch on Saturday, July 28 at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall for the purpose of collecting donations of goods to stock up The Shelter when it opens in August.  All women who attend are asked to bring a salad or crackers to share.   Beverages and salad dressings will be provided. Those who attend are asked to contribute some of the following items: toiletries, cleaning products, food and snack items, pots and pans, an iron, salt, pepper, sugar, flour, peanut butter, jelly, pitchers, trash bags, small trash cans, and laundry baskets. After lunch, the group will make note cards of encouragement for the students who will become residents of The Shelter. This will include decorating the cards as well as offering words of encouragement and support.  Please sign up to attend.  You can register on the Sunday bulletin tear-off form or by calling the church office at 639-4419.

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Jul
14
1:30 PM13:30

Our Turn at Community Meal

First Baptist will take a turn serving the Community Meal at Unity Christian Church on Saturday, July 14. Our menu includes barbecue sandwiches and Cole slaw.  We are looking for volunteers to help in the following ways:

   - two to provide the Cole slaw

   - willing workers to help serve the food

   - clean up crew at the end of dinner

To volunteer, please sign up on the tear-off form on the Sunday bulletin.

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Jul
1
to Jul 6

Eleven Begin Youth Mission Project

Nine teens, with Lisa Ridpath and Kent Taylor, will be on a weeklong mission project in Washington DC July 1-6. Please keep them in prayer as they serve in multiple hunger relief projects in neighborhoods that have been designated as “urban food deserts.” They will eat and sleep at First Baptist Church of Washington.

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Jun
27
to Jul 29

Meals and Transportation Offered by Women’s Ministry

One division of the Women's Ministry delivers meals to people who are ill, or for whatever reason could benefit from a meal prepared for them.  If you know of someone for whom this ministry would be a blessing, please call the church office or Shirley Levy, and let us know their name and phone number.  Another division of the Women’s Ministry is now offering rides to doctor’s appointments, the grocery and other destinations for those who can’t drive themselves.  Please call Patsy Thomas to make arrangements. 

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Jun
18
to Aug 26

Coats for Kids Seeks Donations

The Radford Clothing Bank’s Coats for Kids project is seeking donations of in-good-condition coats, light jackets, winter vests, and sweatshirts for distribution to area children during the annual Coats Drive in October.   Cook’s Clean Center will clean the coats free of charge.  Your children’s out-grown winter wear will find a good home; we appreciate your dropping the coats off at Cook’s Clean Center (West end location) in Radford or the Radford Clothing Bank, 2000 West Ave., Radford, near Bisset Park.  There is a drop box for after hour deliveries.   For more information call the RCB at 633-5050.

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Jun
18
to Jul 23

August Kids Project is Underway Now

August Kids gives children attending Radford City Schools a start to the school year with brand new clothing.  On August 2nd, they will provide a voucher to each student of qualifying families to purchase back-to-school clothes at Radford Walmart. Last year August Kids served 296 students in Radford, and larger number of applicants are expected this year. Donations may be mailed to Radford Clothing Bank, P.O. Box 994, Radford VA 24143.  If you have questions about this program, please contact Marcy Harless through the Radford Clothing Bank.

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Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Reception for Carter Edmondson

For six and a half years our church organist, Carter Edmondson, has enriched and elevated our worship experience with his ability and dedication.  Carter will be leaving us in June.  Although we are sad to see him go, we understand his need to move closer to family, and we wish him all the best.  Sunday, June 17 will be Carter’s final Sunday with us.  There will be a reception in the fellowship hall immediately after worship on June 17 in honor of Carter.  

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Jun
13
6:45 PM18:45

Called Business Meeting

There will be a special called business meeting of the church on Wednesday evening, June 13 at 6:45.  The sole purpose of the meeting is to consider a recommendation from the Finance Committee regarding the redirection of designated funds to help pay for the cost of new air-conditioning units. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall.  

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Jun
10
to Jun 27

Signing Month Continues

We know that being “church” together means God has gifted each one of us to serve in at least one way that furthers God’s Kingdom. We also know not everyone could be present on Signing Day.  For those have not signed for a place of service yet, all sign up forms are posted on the walls of the Fellowship Hall until Wednesday, June 27. Please stop by after worship and add your name to the area or areas where you would enjoy serving!  There are several areas where we still need workers.

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Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

What Happens Next?

If the congregation approves the recommendations of the Vision Team on Sunday afternoon, May 20, a timeline for implementation activates and will continue over the summer.  The first event will be SIGNING DAY on Sunday, June 10. Every adult and teen will have opportunity to join the work of God through our church, and within each person’s sense of leading by God.  More info will be coming next Sunday.

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