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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

Oct
2
to Nov 13

Learn More About Spiritual Practices

Our pastor is leading a 6-8 week long series of explorations of traditional spiritual practices on Wednesday evenings during Prayer Meeting. Traditional practices date back many centuries in Christianity, as compared to the many contemporary practices of modern life. Join us at 6:45 pm each week!

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Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Adults Travel to the Parkway for Fall Foliage

Our senior adults will travel to the Blue Ridge Parkway during October, in hopes of catching the turning of the leaves near fall’s peak. The group will meet at church on Thursday, October 17 at 10:00 am. They will travel to Mabry Mill to eat lunch and then on to Meadows of Dan to visit the shops and candy store.  Please sign up to go by Monday, October 14. Consider inviting friends to go, as this is a great opportunity to reach out to others.

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Oct
13
12:30 PM12:30

We're Invited to Harvest Sunday at FBC Rock Road

Our friends at First Baptist Church on Rock Road have invited us to join them for a Harvest Day Pot Luck Lunch on Sunday, Oct 13 at 12:30 pm. The dress is old-fashioned or casual. The meat will be furnished by the church. Optionally, an afternoon worship service will be held in the Sanctuary at 2:00 pm sponsored by the Women’s Bible Study there. 

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Sep
28
to Sep 29

Rejuvenate Weekend

A WEEKEND EXPLORING SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING

A WEEKEND EXPLORING SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING

Save the Date! 

Saturday, Sept 28 12:45-6:30 at RU’s Selu Conservancy

Sunday, Sept 29 in Adult Sunday School & Worship

Sign up today at church@fbcradford.org for the Saturday event at Selu and learn about creative ways to nurture your personal faith in a bucolic natural preserve. Cost is $10 per person and includes a catered fried chicken dinner at 5:30. Reservations are mandatory, by September 21.

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Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Sewing for Souls

Sewing for Souls will meet Thursday, Sept 26 to finish pencil cases for Head Start children and fill them with goodies.  If there is time, the group will begin a new project. The group meets on the 2ndand 4thThursday of each month, 10:00 to 2:00, but you can come and leave as you wish.  If you have a portable machine, please bring it along with scissors and sewing notions.  Bring your lunch, a drink and a friend. Contact Mary Hawkins if you have questions.

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Sep
19
11:00 AM11:00

Senior Adults Travel to Al's on First for Lunch

The senior adults will travel to Pulaski to enjoy lunch at the popular Al’s on First restaurant in the recently renovated Jackson Park Inn. The group may visit the nearby Transportation Museum after lunch. Meet at church on Thursday, September 19 at 11:00 am. Please sign up to help us plan transportation and reservations. You can preview the menu at www.alsonfirst.com.  

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Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

College Ministry Action Group Organizes for New Year

The College Student Ministry Action Group will gather on Sunday evening, September 15 to develop plans for the school year ahead. The group will be especially looking to develop a student adoption project and an opportunity to interact with residents of The Shelter on Sunday evenings.  All interested adults are invited to attend the meeting at 5:00 pm in the Library.

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Sep
12
10:30 AM10:30

Sewing Group Organizes

The Women's Ministry is organizing Sewing for Souls and will have our first meeting on Thursday Sep 12 at 10:00 in our Fellowship Hall.  We will be working on our first project (small zipper pouch for children) from 10:00 to 2:00 so bring your lunch and a drink.  Contact Mary Hawkins for more details and to find out what you need to bring. This group is open to all who want to help - you don't need to be able to sew.  More details to follow.

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Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

Fish Fry Fellowship

You can’t get more freshly cooked food than when our fry team cooks fish on the front yard of the church and brings it straight to you in the Fellowship Hall!  So on Saturday, August 10 you and your friends are invited to drop-in between 4:00 and 6:00 in the afternoon for a great time of food and fellowship. Our friends from First Baptist Church, Rock Road have been invited to join us as well.  Musical entertainment is being planned. The meal is free but help us plan by making a reservation by Aug 5.

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Jul
15
to Aug 4

Free Magazine Offered to Congregation

The Fellowshipis the very informative bi-monthly magazine of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship which contains articles about the work of our missionaries as well as initiatives CBF takes to address issues on the national level and in church life.  If you would like to receive it by mail at no charge, please complete the form on the bulletin tear-off.

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Jul
15
to Jul 31

Coats for Kids Seeks Donations

Gently-used coats, jackets, and sweatshirts are sought for the annual Coats for Kids. The items are cleaned free of charge by Cook's Clean Center.  Please bring donations to the Radford Clothing Bank either during hours of operation or by leaving in the donation box outside the door.  (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Thurs-Fri-Sat and 4:00-6:00 pm Thurs).   Donations are appreciated from now through August 1.

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Jul
9
to Aug 30

Small Dinner Out Groups Are Forming

A great way to get to know more folks is through sharing a meal together, and going out to eat together is always extra fun! The Building Meaningful Relationships Ministry Team is now inviting everyone to sign up to go out to eat in small groups of 6 -8. You sign up, and the team will pair you with others and find a good time and place for everyone to get together, Dutch treat. Please sign up on the bulletin tear-off form today!

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Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Senior Adults Trip to Shatley Springs

The senior adults will take to the road on Thursday, June 13 and travel to Shatley Springs, North Carolina for a wonderful family-style lunch at the Shatley Springs Inn.  The meal, tax, and gratuity will run approximately $23. Reservations are needed by Monday morning, June 10. Meet on the 13that 9:00 am. Please use the tear-off on the Sunday bulletin to register.

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Jun
5
to Jun 26

Learn How to Support the Grieving

Our Grief Ministry Action group has targeted a need to provide training to the congregation on how to effectively support those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Our Pastor as agreed to provide that raining on Wednesday evenings during Prayer Meeting throughout the month of June. Paul will cover topics ranging from what not to say, to providing the right touch, to being intentional over the longer term. Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 6:45 each week.

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May
16
10:15 AM10:15

Senior Adults Trip to Hotel Roanoke

With the advent of Springtime and warmer weather, the Senior Adults will travel to the Regency Room at Hotel Roanoke for a buffet lunch on Thursday, May 16 at 11:30 am.  The cost is $24/person, including tax and gratuity.  Please plan to pay via cash or a check (made out to Mary Ann Semones) on the day of the outing.  We will meet at the church at 10:15 am to be on the road by 10:30 am with Kent driving the bus.  Please sign up for this outing by Monday, May 13.  

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Agape Meal on Maundy Thursday of Holy Week

You are invited to the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 18 for an Agape Meal.  Scripture readings, prayers, and hymns will accent each dinner  course. Sharing around each table will be informal and, at times, directed. The evening will culminate with an observance of the Lord’s Supper. Reservations are required – please complete the tear-off on the bulletin.

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Apr
17
11:30 AM11:30

Senior Adults Salads and Desserts Luncheon

Senior adults gather on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 to share salads and desserts, before going out to visit our “Seniors in Need.” Please verify in advance with your senior that this will be a good time for a visit.  Small vases of flowers will be available to take for your visit.  Please sign up for the meal on the tear-offon the Sunday worship bulletin.

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Apr
10
6:45 PM18:45

Quarterly Business Meeting - with Proposed Constitutional Change

This regularly scheduled business meeting includes a proposal to modify the church constitution by specifying that there will be 12 members of the Deacon Fellowship, beginning this fall, with each member serving three year terms.  If approved there will be no need for deacon elections this fall, as this will allow us to automatically move into the 3 year cycle instead of the previous 4 year cycle. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

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Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Women's Spring Gathering

The Women’s Ministry is hosting a coffee, tea, and pastries get-together on Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Nancy Taylor will lead a discussion on “Women in Christ,” and opportunity will be offered to learn about and sign up for various ministries including Cards, Meals, Prayer Partners, Transportation, Visitation emphases. The women of FBC Rock Road have been invited too. Consider bringing a friend with you!

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Apr
1
to Apr 30

Book Drive for Head Start Throughout April

The Community Needs Team will be collecting new or gently used books during April to send home with the head start students for the summer. Although they are not reading yet, these 3 year olds will be developing important pre-reading skills as they interact. Books with large colorful illustrations, rhyming words, and few lines of text on a page are best. ABC books, counting books, nursery rhyme books will work as well. Drop books off in the baskets located at each entrance.

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Mar
31
to Apr 30

Easter Offering for Global Missions

During April we are receiving gifts to support missionaries of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, at work in the United States and around the globe befriending and encouraging the overlooked in societies and modeling for them the way of Jesus. A special offering envelope is included in your offering set for this purpose, or you may mark any plain envelope for “Easter Missions.” Alternatively, you can also give online at fbcradford.org/give

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Mar
23
to Mar 25

Your Next Opportunity for Homeless Ministry

On March 23-25 we are partnering with To Our Househomeless ministry to provide a home-cooked meal each evening to 10-12 men and women. We will serve the dinner to them on location at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Cambria Street in Christiansburg. You can volunteer to prepare part of a meal and send it, and/or help serve the meal on-site on the night of your choice.  To sign up, please contact Charles or Koni Millsaps directly.

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Mar
21
11:30 AM11:30

Senior Adults Potluck Luncheon and Program

The Senior Adults will gather on Thursday, March 21 at 11:30 for a potluck meal and fellowship. After lunch, Sarah Carter, from FBC Rock Road, will share information about our local Native American and African American history via a program entitled: “My Family’s Roots And Journeys”.   Please sign up on the Sunday tear-off form.

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Mar
6
to Apr 21

Devotional Booklets for Lent Now Available

The Spiritual Growth Ministry Team is providing free copies of a special devotional booklet for use during the Season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6 and continues to Easter.  Lent offers us time to step away from our busy lives each day for a few minutes of reflection on what it means to grow deeper in commitment to Christ and our hurting world. Please limit copy to one per household.  They may be picked up at each of the main entrances to the church. 

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Mar
3
4:25 PM16:25

Youth Group to Xtreme Springz

The youth group will leave from church at 4:25 on March 3 for a jumping outing at Xtreme Springs in Christiansburg. Cost is $15 per person, and parental waiver must be completed online in advance if one is not already on file there - xtremespringz.com. Afterwards we will grab supper at the local Waffle House. Bring a friend!

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Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Kids Movie and Popcorn Night

Children of all ages are invited to join Emily Warren and friends for a kid-friendly movie and popcorn night in our Fellowship Hall, beginning at 6:30 pm on Friday, Feb 22. To sign up, please complete the tear-off form on the Sunday bulletin, or contact the church office.

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