Once again, 1st Baptist Church is participating in Operation Christmas Child. Each year, Samaritan’s Purse Ministries delivers shoeboxes filled with “wow” items (such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal) as well as other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. They also provide gospel and educational resources and work with missionaries and local pastors. You can read more about Operation Christmas Child here.
November 17th will be the return date for boxes at 1st Baptist Church. Collection week is the following week. You’ll find boxes available along with packing guides and labels at a display near the fellowship hall.
You can also purchase an “alpaca shoebox” tshirt here for $8.
At 1st Baptist, we believe church attendance is a vital part of our walk with God. Hebrews 10:25 challenges us to meet together regularly to spur each other on. To encourage this spiritual discipline, we’re setting aside November 3 as a special day of emphasis to get all of our regular attenders here on the same day as well as bringing friends and family with them.
We’ve created a social media profile pic and frame for you to use and or share. They’re free for your use. We also have special invite cards at the church for this special “High Attendance Day.”
Let’s all commit to attend church on November 3, and to invite friends and family.
On behalf of Pauls Valley First, we want to extend a big thank-you to all of the donors who rolled up their sleeves on January 16 at our community blood drive.
Whether you booked an appointment, came in with family members to show your support, or just stopped because you saw our signs along the roadway, your time and donations are greatly appreciated.
Because of your donations, and the help of the other volunteers, we were able to collect 31 pints of blood. Of course, the real winners are the patients in need of blood. Each blood donation can help save up to three lives. Your donations are truly appreciated by the blood recipients, their loved ones and all of us here at Pauls Valley First.
We hope that we will see everyone again at our next blood drive. Be sure to check our Facebook and web pages for an announcement about the next drive date. We are so grateful for your time, generosity and dedication to helping others.
Pauls Valley First Staff