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Update on FBCP Response to COVID-19

all in-person church activities and services are suspended until further notice As we have continued to follow the developing situation of the COVID-19 outbreak, church council has

Worship at Home on March 22, 2020

Due to COVID-19, we are not able to gather for worship at church on Sunday, March 22, 2020. A link to a Video Worship Service will be posted

Adjusting our Focus, Keeping Our Joy

Writing a newsletter article in the midst of a global pandemic is, I admit, not something I ever expected to do. In these strange and unsettling circumstances, there

Church Adjusts Schedules Due to COVID-19

All in-person church services and activities will be canceled through at least March 27. This decision was made in consultation with the deacons, staff, and church council,

FBCP Schedule Changes Due to COVID-19

March 16, 2020 Friends, I hope you are well and healthy. The past few days have been quite a whirlwind of information, recommendations, and concerns. We missed many

Worship Update for March 15, 2020

March 14, 2020 Friends, As we make plans for worship tomorrow (March 15), I wanted to update you on the precautions we will be taking due to the

FBCP Response to COVID-19

March 13, 2020 Friends, We are in a season of much anxiety and uncertainty regarding the pandemic virus, COVID-19. As other organizations are taking precautions and making preparations,

Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt — CANCELED

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, we have canceled the Kid's Easter Egg Hunt originally scheduled for April 1. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Salty Church

“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” Mark

“Young” Adult Game Night

“Young" Adult Game Night is coming up on Sunday, April 5 from 4-8 pm.  Bring $5 for pizza and your favorite snack/dessert, as well as your favorite games

Inclement Weather Policy

First Baptist Church of Pendleton Inclement Weather Policy Our inclement weather policy is to have worship on Sunday morning at 10:45 for anyone who can safely get to

A History of Faithfulness

I have often heard the quote attributed to theologian Karl Barth, “We must hold the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.” This week, I

FBCP Shirts

We are ordering church shirts to wear when we host the CBFSC event in April, for other church events, and just to show support for the church! Sizing

Ladies Night Out

Ladies Paint Night will be Thursday, March 5 at Uptown Art in Clemson (inside of Glazed Pottery) from 7-9 pm. Cost is $25. The piece we will be painting


∙ Every Monday @ 9:30 — Knitting / Crochet (open for any handwork) (FH) ∙ 3rd Sunday (Mar 15) @ Noon — Merry Widows Lunch (Dyar's Diner, Pendleton)

FBCP Ends 2019 With Budget Surplus

At our Quarterly Church Conference on Jan 26, the Budget and Finance Committee announced that we ended 2019 with a surplus of $31,628 (receipts over expenses) in our general budget! 

The Mission of Disciple Making

This week I had the opportunity to visit my alma mater, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University‘s Atlanta campus for a guest lecture and a meeting of

Shopping for Valentine’s Day?

  Will you be our Valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to First Baptist Church of Pendleton at no cost to you!

Souper Bowl of Caring ∙ Sunday, Feb 2

On Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 2), we collected donations for Clemson Community Care, both non-perishable food items and cash donations. The cash donations totaled $331.75. THANK YOU for

Christmas Eve

The Christmas season can be an especially meaningful time to worship. Whether you are looking to continue or begin a special family tradition, to escape the chaos

Operation MAGI

Operation MAGI is the ecumenical Christmas ministry led by the Pendleton United Methodist Men since 2003. Together with fifteen other churches, last year 287 children from 102 families

An Ongoing Story

Since September, our Sunday morning sermon series has taken us through many stories of the Old Testament. We began in the Garden of Eden, God’s perfect creation. We

All Saints Day

During worship on Sunday, Nov 3, we will observe All Saints Day. This is a day on which we remember and give thanks for the “saints” in our

FBCP Fall Work Day

Thank you to everyone who came out on or before October 19, 2019 to help with various important projects around the church. First Row L-R: Marlena Dixon, Keleigh

Trick Or Treat So Others May Eat

Thank you to all the children, youth, and adults who participated in Trick Or Treat So Others May Eat (TOTSOME)! Pictured are the volunteers who helped deliver the bags of groceries

Seasons of Life, Seasons of Worship

Now that it is officially mid-October, the weather has (finally!) turned cool enough to qualify as “fall,” the leaves are changing colors, and pumpkins are appearing everywhere. In

“Young” Adult Game Night

Our October Game Night is coming up this Sunday, October 6 from 4-8. As always, bring yourself, your children, games to play, and your competitive spirit! For childcare

Vote for Our Scarecrow!

The 2019 Fall Harvest Festival will be October 5 in Historic Downtown Pendleton, SC.  There will be great music, food, and craft vendors and children's games. There will

Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study

A new Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study is beginning in October. Join us for Stranger Danger, an exploration of Old Testament stories of God’s people encountering strangers and the surprising revelations uncovered

Worship Theme: Tell Me a Story

On September 1, we began a narrative journey through Scripture, hearing some of the familiar stories of our faith and discovering how they fit together to tell a

New Devotional Materials Available

New issues of Reflections, Prayers of the People, and Open Windows are now available on the literature rack outside the church office. All three publications are dated to

From Townville to Townsville

Pancake Supper Fundraiser to Benefit Spencer Willoughby's Mission Trip to the Land "Down Under" I am so excited to be able to share with everyone that I will be

Clayton Davis Honored at McAfee

Congratulations to Clayton Davis, recipient of one of McAfee School of Theology’s first alumni awards! Clayton was awarded the Imagine Award at Founders Day on August 20, 2019.

PASSPORT by the Numbers

First Baptist Church of Pendleton was one of the churches which participated in the 27th summer of PASSPORT camps. In 2019, PASSPORT welcomed 5,058 participants who invested in

TOTSOME Volunteers Needed

Children’s Ministry needs volunteers to drive for Trick Or Treat So Others May Eat on Sunday, Oct 20. We will meet at the church at 3:30 and plan

Staff Evaluations

As required by our Church By-laws and Personnel Policy, it is time for the annual evaluation of our church staff. The Personnel Committee asks for your help in

Tell Me a Story

One of my children's most frequent requests is "tell me a story." They seem to especially enjoy stories of things that happened when they were younger or before

Back-to-School Fun at FBCP

Please mark the following dates for activities in our children's ministry: Sun, Aug 18 @ 10:45 ∙ Backpack Blessing Sun, Aug 18 @ 5:00 ∙ Deacon Ice Cream

Church Garden Notes

The church garden was formally installed and blessed on Saturday, June 1. Thanks to the rain, we are pleased to report that seedlings are sprouting enthusiastically. We have pole

Backpack Blessing ∙ Sun, Aug 18

On Sunday, August 18 (the day before ASD4 goes back to school!) we will have a backpack blessing for all students and teachers returning to school as well

Games, Backpacks, Ice Cream and Jesus

You have probably heard the adage that if you want to know what someone’s priorities are, look at their checkbook and their calendar. I think this is probably

“Go and Do” And “Sit and Listen”

We recently used the story of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10:25-37 as our primary Scripture text for a Sunday morning worship service. After telling the story, Jesus

Go and Do Likewise

This past Sunday morning, we read the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) and were reminded of Jesus' instructions to "go and do likewise." One of the

Ice Cream Social

Save the date for our annual Ice Cream Social, hosted by our deacons on Sunday, August 18 at 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee report is available on the table outside the church office or you may download it here. This includes lists of committee members and church officers

Church Picnic at Twin Lakes

Sun, July 14 @ 4:30 pm at Picnic Shelter 2 The church will provide chicken, drinks, and paper goods. Please bring a side or dessert to share and

Summer Goodness

I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait

Wednesday Night Bible Study

A new study, Psalms: Songs from the Heart of Faith, began May 29. Adult Bible study meets in room 306 from 6:30-7:30 and is led by Pastor Jennifer Rygg.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Join the Wednesday Morning Bible Study Group, led by Rev. Richard Hawk, as they study 1 Corinthians -- "The Royal Road." The group meets weekly in Room 103

Ladies Lunch

Ladies Lunch meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Special date for July: fifth Tuesday (July 30) from 11:30 am - 12:30

Youth Attending PASSPORTchoices Camp

Members of the FBC Pendleton Youth Group will be away at PASSPORTchoices Sunday, June 30 - Friday, July 5 at Greensboro College in North Carolina. PASSPORTchoices is a

3B Ladies

You are invited to join the 3B Ladies (Bojangles Biscuit Bunch) at Bojangles in Pendleton on the last Saturday of the month (Jul 27 at 9:00 am) for

Clemson Community Care

Clemson Community Care has a shortage of the following food items: oatmeal, grits, cereal, crackers, pork and beans, juice, canned meat, and dry pasta. Our clients have a

Youth at Frankie’s Fun Park

Our Youth enjoyed a trip to Frankie's Fun Park on June 17, 2019. Thanks to our chaperones, Rev. Chris Cottingham and Becky & Wyatt Westmoreland. Click on the

VBS a ROAR!-ing Success

We finished up VBS 2019 on Saturday, June 15 and invited everyone to join us in Sunday morning worship (wearing their VBS t-shirt!) to hear some of the

USDA Summer Meal Program Available Locally

The USDA Summer Meal Program provides free breakfast and lunch to all children under 18. No registration, qualification, or specific school attendance is required. Local sites include: Pendleton

Camp Prism Fundraiser

Thank you for supporting our Camp Prism fundraiser. We raised $582.57 to help with the cost of our children's summer camp. We hope that you enjoy the greeting cards. The campers

Adult VBS ∙ Running concurrent with ROAR!

ADULT VBS June 12-15 ∙ 6:45 – 8:15 pm  Adults are welcome to attend: ∙ Supper (5:45-6:15) ∙ VBS Opening Assembly (6:20-6:45) ∙ VBS Closing Assembly (8:15-8:30)  Give thanks

Celebrating 20 Years of Senior Fellowship

Past and present Senior Fellowship Coordinators. Pictured: Diana Parson, Diane Scott, Laina Calhoun (current), Beverly Corder. Click on the image to see an album  of photos from

Summer at FBCP

Summer is always a busy time at FBCP! Be sure to save these dates on your summer calendar! Check the online church Calendar for more details and additional events and

Mission Partners

Supporting mission work is an important part of our church's identity.  We support a variety of organizations who are committed to caring for those in need, making disciples,