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A Change of Heart

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Ash Wednesday falls 46 days before Easter and is the beginning of the Lenten season – a time of reflection, repentance, prayer, and fasting. In the Catholic tradition, palms from the preceding year’s Palm Sunday are burned and blessed. The priest uses the ashes to mark a cross on the foreheads of the worshippers. The Ash Wednesday Service is a time of sorrow for sin and reminder of the need to prepare for a holy death.

At FBC we use the day as a time to reflect and pray about our relationship with Christ. The 40 days (Sundays are not counted) of Lent are a time to contemplate our relationship with Christ, our Lord and Savior. During these 40 days, we also focus on the last days of Christ, his death and burial, in preparation for the celebration of his resurrection on Easter morning.

Some of our members will prayerfully choose to give up something (a habit, a favorite food or drink, an entertainment, etc.) and use it as a reminder to spend more time and energy with God. Others will choose to add something (more time reading God’s word or in prayer) to their daily walk. Either of these choices should be prayerfully entered into with God. They are not to be a burden but a chance for each individual to prepare their heart for the Easter celebration.

Join us Wednesday, February 14 at 7 pm in the Worship Center for our Ash Wednesday Service - “A Change of Heart”. We will be looking at how God molds and shapes us as a potter shapes a piece of clay. A local pottery artist, Cody Cockerham, will demonstrate how pottery is shaped during the service. Pieces of his pottery will be on display in the Worship Center foyer.

You are also invited to join us that evening in Epton Hall from 5:30 – 6:45 pm for a free churchwide soup & salad dinner provided by the Youth.

On that evening the youth will also begin their summer camp fundraiser. This year’s fundraiser will be numbered envelopes on a wall in Epton Hall or the Welcome Center Hallway. To donate, choose a numbered envelope and donate the amount of money that corresponds to the envelope number. Example: Envelope #1 = $1, Envelope #2 = $2, etc. Envelopes will be numbered between 1 and 100.

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Children’s Minister Announcement

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We are excited to announce that, after an unanimous vote in both services, Lauren Young has accepted the position as our new Preschool/Children's Minister.

We appreciate the dedication, time and hard work of the Ad Hoc Search Team in bringing Lauren to us. Thank you to everyone for participating this weekend and making her and her family feel welcome at FBC. 

Lauren's first day with us will be January 28th.

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Common Grounds Toy Drive

Each year at First Baptist Church Waxahachie we provide a large gift donation to the Common Ground "Christmas with Dignity" Store. Sunday morning was amazing!!  39 bikes and 100s of toys were donated. This year 19 of the bikes were purchased by funds collected in the Higher Focus Bible Study class in memory of Don Simpson and his love of the Common Ground Toy Drive.

Thank you all for your generosity in creating a special Christmas for Waxahachie children. 

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