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January 2011 Issue


  • First Baptist Church

    P O Box 981

    Franklin, VA 23851

    Phone: 757-562-7158

    Fax: 757-562-7768

    E-mail: JesusSaves

    First Baptist Church

    Community Cook-Out


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    Lets Get Moving

  • Healthy Recipe

    Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast


    2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

    1/2 cup chopped apple

    2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese

    1 tablespoon Italian-style dried bread crumbs

    1 tablespoon butter

    1/4 cup dry white wine

    1/4 cup water

    1 tablespoon water

    1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish Directions

    1. Combine apple, cheese, and bread crumbs. Set aside. 2. Flatten chicken breasts between sheets of waxed paper to 1/4 inch thickness. Divide apple mixture between chicken breasts, and roll up each breast. Secure with toothpicks. 3. Melt butter or margarine in a 7 inch skillet over medium heat. Brown stuffed chicken breasts. Add wine and 1/4 cup water. Cover. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink.

    Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Combine 1 tablespoon water an cornstarch; stir into juices in pan. Cook and stir until thickened. Pour gravy over chicken, and garnish with parsley. Serve.

    FBC has been blessed this year by the following companies that have provided grace gifts each Sunday for the past six months. These companies have part-nered with us so that every Sunday we are able to give a FREE gift to our con-gregants and community members. Gifts have included free meals for a family of four and/or two, oil changes, and haircuts/hairstyles for families and individuals. Thank you.

    Grace Gift Business Contributors

    Joes Pizza & Pasta Palace

    1217 Carsville Hwy. Franklin, VA 23851 757-562-5020

    Bobbys Muffler & Tire

    Center 1381 Armory Drive Franklin, VA 23851 757-569-9662

    Pizza Hut 1394 Armory Drive Franklin, VA 23851

    Applebees 1396 Armory Drive Franklin, VA 23851 757-516-6053

    Freds Restaurant 107 S. Main Street Franklin, VA 23851 757-562-2919

    Great Wall Chinese Restau-rant 1313 Armory Drive Franklin, VA 23851 757-569-0505

    Elite Hair Designers 1100 Armory Drive Franklin, VA 23851 757-516-8008

    Essence Beauty Salon 2016 South Street Franklin, VA 23851 757-562-0344

    Debs Hair Studio 931 Armory Drive Franklin, VA 23851 757-569-1355

    Choose foods low in saturated and trans fats. Foods low in saturated fat include fruits, vegetables, whole grain foods, and low-fat or nonfat dairy products. Try to avoid commercially fried and baked

    goods such as crackers and cookies.

    Choose a diet moderate in total fat. The good news is that you don't have to elimi-nate all fat from your diet! A diet moder-ate in fat will give you enough calories to satisfy your hunger, which can help you to eat fewer calories, stay at a healthy weight, and lower your blood cholesterol level. To keep your total fat intake mod-erate, try to substitute unsaturated fat for saturated fat.

    Choose foods low in cholesterol. Try to eat fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or nonfat dairy products, and moder-ate amounts of lean meats, skinless poul-try, and fish. Eat plenty of soluble fiber, which may help lower your LDL ("bad") blood cholesterol. Good sources are oat bran, oatmeal, beans, peas, rice bran, barley, citrus fruits, and strawberries. Insoluble fiber will not help your blood cholesterol level but is still good for healthy bowel function. Good sources of insoluble fiber are whole wheat breads, kidney beans, almonds, beets, carrots, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower,

    green beans, and apple skin.

    Cut down on sodium. If you have high blood pressure and/or high blood choles-terol, your health care provider may tell you to cut down on sodium or salt. Even if you do not have high blood pressure it is also a good practice to limit salt intake.

    Hungry? Eat Yourself To Life


    A Devotional Conference On A Carnival Cruise Ship A week of practical teaching dedicated to REST, RELAXATION, & REVELATION Last year the FBC Family along with many community friends set sail towards the Eastern Caribbean for 5 days. The week was filled with great fellowship, flavorful food, and life changing teaching. Along with the many events planned by Carnival, we added our own Spiritual spice. We borrowed a cruise ship lounge, turned it into a place of learning, worship, and prayer. Family members of all ages, and denominations, joined together making our inaugural DEVOTTIONAL CONFERENCE CRUISE an experience never to be forgotten. This year we will be leaving from NY City sailing the cool waters of Canada. We hope to see you in 2012 as we continue to seek life guiding, mind transforming, and body rejuvenating moments of community union.

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    Morning Glory

    the POWER of

    offer ministry that is applicable and excit-

    ing to them. For example, the remix has

    been a venue created for youth to experi-

    ence God in a youth friendly environment

    that re- minds them

    that God is their God


    While youth are

    important to Pastor

    Riddick he consistently seeks to meet the

    needs of the senior community as well.

    He teaches that everyone possesses gifts

    and seeks to provide platforms and oppor-

    tunities for everyone to be educated and

    operate in their gifts and

    maximize their potential.

    While young in

    age, we often note the wis-

    dom our Pastor possesses.

    It is clear that He

    is seek- ing to please

    God and that He

    is sub- mitted to

    Him. As evidenced

    by the lives that are

    being changed in our congregation, we

    know that his assignment is great. Addic-

    tions are being broken, hearts encouraged,

    strongholds broken, and hope renewed.

    Pastor also reminds us that it is not about

    him, but about

    what God is

    doing through

    the congrega-

    tion and com-

    munity at-

    large. This also

    demonstrates his humility. While ex-

    tremely anointed, Pastor is touchable. We

    thank God for godly leadership.

    About five years ago God brought to-

    gether the First Baptist Church on 318

    Hall Street with Dwight Shawrod Rid-

    dick as Senior Pastor. The union has

    since given birth to great things. The

    church has grown

    spiritual- ly, numeri-

    cally, and financially.

    Members have will-

    ingly grabbed hold

    to the vision of being a spirit-filled

    church focused on seeking God, seek-

    ing souls, teaching God, teaching

    souls, reaching God, reaching souls

    until the return of Christ .

    Pastor Riddick passion-

    ately serves the congre-

    gation through power-

    packed sermons, anointed

    teaching, and offering tremendous vi-

    sion. He does a remarkable job of pull-

    ing the potential out

    of peo- ple and de-

    veloping leaders. He

    really has a heart

    for the community

    and makes them the core of the

    churchs purpose and vision. Before

    being called to be the Senior Pastor of

    First Baptist, he served on staff as

    Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Geth-

    semane Baptist

    church in Newport

    News. He still

    main- tains a

    heart for youth

    and seeks to

    Clergy Of FBC

    Pastor Emeritus & Wife Henry & Clarissa Blunt

    Rev. Jennell Riddick , M.Div.

    Minister William Bellamy


    Support FBC Businesses

    James & Lavonda Glenn Glenn & Glenn LLC 388-C North College Drive Franklin, VA 23851 757-771-4149

    Cynthia Walloe Mary Kay Cosmetics Consultant/Wedding Planner 616 West 2nd Avenue Franklin, VA 23851 757-569-8159 (specializing in skin care & color)

    Devonda Gary Barrow Construction 17216 Barrow Road Capron, VA 23829 757-653-1550 (general contracting services)

    Buds Car Wash 33350 Edgehill Drive Franklin, VA 23851 757-562-0042 (full service car wash)

    He really has a heart for the community

    Partnering To Produce Lets Get Active

    Practical ministry for every day people


  • Mens Ministry

    Ministry Description/cont.

    Intercessory Prayer

    Prayer is an important founda-

    tion. The Bible instructs us that

    men ought to always pray. The

    prayer teams gathers for in-

    struction, dialogue, and prayer

    each Wednesday from 6pm to

    7pm for their weekly power

    hour. The prayer teams also

    gathers each Sunday morning

    to pray for the morning wor-

    ship experience. Members

    gather in the main sanctuary to

    pray for the vision of the

    church, individual concerns

    and other matters they wish to

    lift before God. They also

    coordinate the churchs annual

    24 hour prayer vigil.

    Couples Ministry

    Marriages often face great

    challenges. Through this min-

    istry couples are encouraged

    and empowered with the word

    of God on how to have a suc-

    cessful marriage. This minis-

    try also seeks to enrich mar-

    riages with practical infor-

    mation. Through this ministry,

    periodic couples workshops

    are held annually and are de-

    signed to help couples sh