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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

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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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
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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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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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
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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