In the long history of First Baptist Church, the Senior Adults have always been among the first to step up to accept new challenges. We have a monthly meeting which has been called B. A. L. L. Club. The name comes with the meaning of BE ACTIVE LIVE LONGER. They live up to that name by being active in the hospital auxiliary, jail ministry, food pantry, civic activities as well as working in all areas of church life plus traveling to places on interest. In the second part - "live longer" - one member is now 101+.. What a joy to rub shoulders with the strong, active Senior Adults.
tom thurman as minister to senior adults with the help of mary herrington, associate minister for church care.
monthly b.a.l.l. club
(Be Active Live Longer) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. and features motivational and inspirational programs in a myriad of topics, and fellowship, followed by a covered dish luncheon at noon. Whew! This meal of a lifetime is offered once a month! Do drop in but plan to bring a covered dish if you are able to help out!
Senior Adults gather every Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. for Dominoes and fellowship. If you are pressing for a good time, come join them in the Fellowship Hall for fun and games!
Grab a partner for an early morning walk , a few laps around the gym at lunch, or aerobic exercises like riding a stationary bike or pumping iron in our Family Life Center. Not a member? Not a problem! Come join and stay healthy!
This ministry provides for those that are no longer able to get to church. Through regular visits in the home, hospital, and nursing homes, Wednesday night supper deliveries, and regularly delivered Sunday School literature (taught if desired), the Homebound Ministry thrives doing good for others less fortunate than themselves. The Ball Club makes baskets for all those who are homebound at Christmas. There is room for you and plenty of opportunities with great variety. P.O.M. (Press On Ministry) of FBC, Columbia, MS, is not about age, it is about people
The Knitters and Crocheters have a really good group that meets in the FBC Parlor. Free knitting or crocheting lessons are yours for the asking. The first project they chose was a scarf ministry in which they honored the older FBC ladies with a handmade scarf . The group appreciated these women for their example in attending church and their influence that this has had in the lives of the rest of the church fellowship. This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
second mile bible study
The group presently is widowers. Come bring your Bible for study in a small group setting. This group meets each Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 in the Magnolia Room. Come join us! Then join us for Wednesday night supper. We meet the months of September-May.
Jail ministry, Hospital Auxiliary, Food Pantry