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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

Feb
11
to Mar 31

Our Turn to Restock the Radford Food Pantry

March is our turn among area churches to help keep the Radford Food Pantry stocked. Increased need is expected in the weeks ahead, so please consider dropping off easy to prepare non-perishables in our wooden box in the Education Building foyer each week. Spaghetti, mac ‘n cheese, apple sauce, peanut butter and the like are especially desired.  Cash donations can be designated to “Radford Food Pantry.” Thank you!

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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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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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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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Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

We Need YOU for Rise Against Hunger

We are spreading the load out this year with three shifts of workers.  Shift one will be mostly college students (with us providing a continental breakfast), and shift two will be made up of the Fairlawn churches. Our main shift is the third shift, to begin at approximately 1:00 pm. We will assemble 10,000 meals per shift.  We need you for our shift! Please sign up on the bulletin tear-off form and plan to join us!

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Jan
19
2:30 PM14:30

Women's Ministry Afternoon Tea

The Women’s Ministry is planning an Afternoon Tea for Saturday, January 19 at 2:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Sweet breads, teas and coffee will be provided.  The assembled group will fill gift baskets during the tea to be delivered at a later date to our homebound members as well as members who are living in retirement homes.   We are asking for donations of items for the baskets to be brought to the luncheon. Please help the planners know how many are attending by completing the tear-off on the Sunday bulletin.

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Jan
17
11:30 AM11:30

Senior Adults Covered Dish and Fitness Program

All senior adults are invited to gather for a covered dish luncheon on Thursday, January 17 at 11:30 am. A very interesting program is planned, focusing on health and wellness. Barbara Griffith, a certified senior fitness instructor at the Radford Recreation Center, will share information on the Silver Sneaker’s Program AND demonstrate exercises targeted for seniors.  This should be a great way to begin the new year!  We will also plan to share updates on our “Seniors In Need”.  We are also inviting our senior friends from FBC Rock Road. Please help the leadership group plan the set-up by completing a reservation form on the Sunday bulletin tear-off.

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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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Nov
27
to Dec 8

Weekly Calendar

Wednesday, November 28
     6:00   Wednesday Night Supper
     6:45    Adult Bible Study
     7:30    Adult Choir Rehearsal

 Sunday, December 2
     9:45   Sunday School
   11:00    Morning Worship 
   12:00    Lunch + Advent Wreath Workshop
     4:45    Adult Hand Bell Choir
     5:30   Sunday Night Supper
     5:50   Kids Club
     6:00    YouthSalt
     6:20    Children’s Choirs

Monday, December 3
     5:30    Community Needs Ministry Team

 Wednesday, December 5
     5:00   Senior Adults Action Group 
     6:00   Wednesday Night Supper
     6:45    Adult Bible Study
     7:30    Adult Choir Rehearsal

 Saturday, December 8
     7:00    Children’s Christmas Party

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Nov
19
to Dec 16

White Christmas Food Collection Underway

We are now accepting non-perishable food and cash contributions for our annual White Christmas Project, with the intent of providing a sturdy re-stocking of the pantries of as many as 30 local families just before Christmas. Please drop your contributions off as you come to church. Financial gifts are needed as well, and can be made to “White Christmas” online or via a check and envelope. The deadline is Sunday, Dec 16.

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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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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 (71 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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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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