November 23, 2022 - You can take a trip to Bethlehem this Christmas and you don’t even have to leave Shelby County! First Baptist Center is recreating that “little town” in the green spaces beside their buildings. Waiting for you and your family are the shepherds (and their sheep), an 8-foot tall talking angel, the innkeeper, the magi, Mary and Joseph, and a man at the cross.
November 14, 2022 - On Sunday, November 20, at 6pm, there will be a Community Thanksgiving Service at Center’s First Methodist Church, 211 Porter. It will be a celebration of fellowship featuring praise music led by several area church groups, and inspiring thoughts from several area pastors. A homemade pie reception will follow the service. Every member of our community is warmly invited. Contact David Mathis at 979.533.1575 for more information.
August 4, 2022 - This Sunday, August 7, First Baptist Church of Center, 117 Cora, will take a moment to honor the educators of our area in their 10:15 service. Anyone who works as a teacher, administrator, counselor, coach, aide, bus driver, etc, is warmly invited.
June 17, 2022 - The Golden Harvest Community Club for Seniors will host its regular third Monday lunch meeting at 11:30am, Monday, June 20 at First Baptist Center, across from the Old Courthouse. A free meal will be followed by a program on the 1721 Dolores Mission historic site in San Augustine. All seniors from our community are warmly welcome.
April 12, 2022 - The Golden Harvest Senior Club will hold its regular Third Monday Luncheon on Monday, April 18 at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church of Center, 117 Cora (across from the historic courthouse). A pot luck meal will be followed by a sing-a-long time and a program on spring gardens by Sharron Stoneham. Any senior adult is warmly invited!
December 21, 2021 - First Baptist Church of Center will host a Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve at 6pm. The 45 minute event will feature bells, favorite carols, a children's storytime, and the Lord's Supper. The public is warmly invited. FBC Center is located right across from the historic courthouse. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
December 3, 2021 - First Baptist Center, 117 Cora, hosts a Community Holiday Production at 6pm on Sunday, December 12.
The 90 minute program of popular holiday songs and carols is free and will include a 35 voice adult choir, children's choirs, senior choirs, handbells, a visit from Santa Claus, soloists and instrumentalists from around the area, audience sing-a-longs, and a Living Nativity.
August 2, 2021 - On Sunday, August 8, at 10:15am the congregation of First Baptist Church of Center will honor area educators. On this Sunday before school starts we invite any teacher, coach, counselor, administrator, retired teachers, etc. to join us for our morning worship service which will include a time of recognition, prayer, and a special gift for each educator present. We love teachers at First Baptist Center. God bless teachers! For more info call David Mathis at 979-533-1575 or 936-598-5605.