Daraja | Children's Choir of Africa
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Daraja | Children's Choir of Africa

The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.

What is their concert like?
The children melt the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles and delightful African tunes, accompanied by ethnic instrumentation. The program features well-loved children’s songs, hand clapping, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes. Nearly every performance is concluded with a thunderous standing ovation. A marvelous by-product of the concert is the inspiration the music brings to virtually every listener. In spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and wonderfully entertaining.

Where have they performed?
Over the past twenty years, the children have appeared in thousands of concerts around the world, including concerts at the Pentagon and the United Nations. They have been featured on popular television and radio broadcasts such as “GMTV” and “Blue Peter”. The Choir has had the privilege of performing at the Royal Albert Hall, London as part of the BBC Proms series. More recently they performed at the Commonwealth Observance Day in the presence of The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey. Already on this tour they have met the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese at her residence in Dublin and with the First Minister, Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont Castle, Belfast.

What is the purpose of their tour?
The primary goal of the Choir is to raise awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support of the African Children’s Choir Programs. The Choir’s international educational endeavor provides unique training for the children. Once Choir members have completed a concert tour, they will return to their homelands with the tools necessary for bettering their future.

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In-Home Prayer Gatherings
Apr
29
to May 5

In-Home Prayer Gatherings

Its that time of year again, In-Home Prayer Gatherings begin on Sunday, April 29th - Saturday, May 5th.  For the past few years, this has been highlight in the life of our church!  We dedicate a week to gathering our congregation from preschool thru our adult small groups, to pray for our church, state, country and world.  

A few details for the week concerning the church calendar:

  • We will not have evening service on Sunday, April 29th. 
  • Childcare will be provided on Sunday, April 29th from 5-7PM at the church from birth - 5th grade.  Also, Student Ministry (6th -12th grades) will be having their Prayer Gathering on Sunday, April 29th as well.  Therefore, if your class has parents of children, Sunday, April 29th from 5-7PM may be the best day for your gathering, since childcare is provided. 
  • We will not have Share on Monday, April 30th.
  • We will not have evening activities on Wednesday, May 2nd.
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Middle School | Pool Party
May
5
11:30 AM11:30

Middle School | Pool Party

Ty Clark, the new Middle School Minister, invites all middle school students to an awesome pool party full of food, friends, and fun in the sun!

Bring $5, a towel and a change of clothes.

No bikinis--please wear one pieces, tankinis or a dark shirt over your swimsuit

We will meet at the Student Building and provide transportation to the Thompson's house. 

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Student Life Camp
Jun
4
to Jun 8

Student Life Camp

At Student Life Camp 2018, your students will encounter an Almighty creator God who is with us in His Son Jesus and worthy of our trust because He will never change or fail. He is the Great I AM (Exodus 3:14). This years summer camp is recreation on steroids as we enjoy Shocco Spring's epic water park, bazooka ball, mini golf, water challenges, field games, and so much more!

For what to bring and schedule, click here.

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Children's Camp | 1st - 5th Grade
Jul
30
to Aug 2

Children's Camp | 1st - 5th Grade

First Baptist Church will be conducting a summer event called "Be A Hero." We want kids who have completed 1st - 5th grade to join us for the excitement! Kids will have a great time learning how God sees them while participating in some of their favorite activities. We will be traveling to Blue Springs Baptist Conference Center for this BIG HERO EVENT! Jeff Slaughter will be our guest from Nashville, Tennessee! 1st & 2nd grades will be at camp July 30th - July 31st and our 3rd - 5th grades will be there July 30th - August 2nd. Sign up now, we don't want to set off for our camp expedition without you! Camp packets will be available at the Welcome Desk, website and on the 4th floor children's ministry area.

Click here for info packets with registration form. 

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