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                               Update from Pastor Michael Lea

                                    Friday, October 8th (2021)


First Baptist Family, 

Our deacons met this week and voted to make a slight change to our Sunday morning format. Beginning Sunday, October 10th, the adult discipleship group will transition back to a hybrid format. Those who attend in person will meet in the fellowship hall, and a Zoom option will still be available for those who choose to meet virtually. In order to give little more time to plan for this transition, children and youth discipleship groups will return to a hybrid format on October 17th. Also, our church will continue to worship outdoors through the end of October, as long as weather permits, and we will return to our sanctuary for Sunday morning worship the first of November. Until further notice, masks are required indoors. 


Also, our children and youth councils met last night to discuss our children and youth ministries, and to develop a schedule of activities for the next several months. Please be on the lookout for this information from Patricia Turner.


Finally, please mark your calendars for our annual Trunk-Or-Treat, which will be Saturday, October 30th, 3:00-5:00p.m. in our church parking lot. This year’s event is planned in collaborative with the Ashe County Farmer’s Market (ACFM) and the Town of West Jefferson. On that day from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m., the ACFM will be open with fall festivities. Then, from 1:00-3:00p.m., the merchants of downtown WJ will be doing trick-or-treating. Our Trunk-Or-Treat will cap things off from 3:00 to 5:00p.m. To participate, you can make a cash donation or sign up and show up to do a trunk. Please contact the church office to do either and learn more about how you can get involved. ​


Grace and Peace,


Pastor Michael Lea: 336-480-6144

Associate Pastor Patricia Turner: 704-473-4644