Notes

What an honor it was to serve you and your congregation
Bro. Doug, I’ve been thinking a lot about you folks and just wanted to let you know what an honor it was to serve you and your congregation. What great people . . . You are truly blessed. I hope by now your church is returning to “normal.” If there is any way I can help please let me know. You are incredible people.
— Ed & Diane Cote, 10/03/2017
Thank You
Thank you so much for being willing to be the people God could use to show His love to a hurting community. A lighthouse in the darkness, an outreach for those needing a hand to help them up. His hands and His feet to those without Hope. Thank you for making a home away from home for our team. You treated us royally. Thank you,
— Nancy Green, 10/03/2017
My wife and I appreciate your generosity
Dear Congregation, My wife and I appreciate your generosity after Tropical Storm Harvey. We know your activity building was converted into a shelter hours before we were rescued and brought there. The Stanton family helped feed as well as offer kind thoughts of our recent loss. Many other women and men in your congregation went well beyond the call for helping their fellow neighbors. We felt secure while staying here thanks to Ricky McClelland and crew that watched over us 24/7. The Reverend said kind words during a sermon one evening and we also enjoyed the live singing of your choir — good work. Thank you all so much,
— Jack and Lynne Greenwell, 09/26/2017
Thank you so much for opening up the church
Pastor Douglas and congregation, Thank you so much for opening up the church so we from Gilmer had a place to stay and food to eat. We believe the Lord made First Baptist Church a beacon so people could see Christ through it all. It was a joy to stay with you all. May the Lord bless you.
— Johannes & Ietsje DeJong, 09/26/2017
Thank You
Thank you church family for the outpouring of love for our family during Elmer’s going home to be with our Lord. He loved this church family, Pastor & Ms. Amy. He knew you loved him also. Thank you again. Love & prayers
— Imogene Ernst & Family, 09/12/2017
Thank You
Dear Douglas & First Baptist Church, Lori and I want to thank you for your invitation to speak at GodTalks. The sweet spirit at First Baptist encouraged us greatly. We also appreciate the love offering and meals. May the Lord’s blessings continue to be on the undershepherd and flock at FBCBC.
— Scott & Lori Moody, 08/01/2017
Thank you so much for all your prayers
Thank you so much for all your prayers. In a time like this prayer and faith are the two things that comfort you the most. -- Taffy Hebert & Family
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Thank-you
The phrase is simple and the words are few, but behind them is a whole lot of appreciation. We are so thankful for all the food prepared for us. The family of Imogene Elliott
Thank-you, First Family
Thank you, First Family, for all the prayers, cards, food, and love shown me and my family. We could not make it without you. I know that Randy was truly loved by so many family and friends and that is so comforting. Please continue to pray for me as I continue this journey. Pat Rickenbrode Timothy Rickenbrode & Family Phillip Rickenbrode & Family
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Thank- you for the kindness and love
The Family of Robert Theriot wishes to thank you for the kindness and love shown to us during this time of loss. Thanks goes to my friends who prepared the food, cleaned the Sanctuary, ran the sound, sang and to Bro. Doug for his wonderful message. The plant is beautiful and the cards were uplifting. It is great to be a part of a loving family like FBC. Please keep us in your prayers as we move forward. God Bless Velma Theriot & Family
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Thank-you for the blessing
Dear Church Family, I apologize for my tardiness in sending you this thank-you.  I've been moving into a new home over the past three weeks and this remiss is one of a multitude.  I appreciate so much the beautiful framed picture from the Personnel Committee.  The picture is beautiful, the scripture message is awesome; but above all, I am touched by the love that is represented by the picture.  In addition, thanks to so many of you for the sweet, precious sentiments written in cards or related verbally.  I will always treasure these in my heart. Above all, thank-you for the opportunity to serve God by serving you these past four years.  It was indeed a blessing and a privilege to serve as your Interim Music Director.   To God Be the Glory, Always, Suzonne
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Thank-you for the Christmas bag ...
Thank you deacons for my Christmas bag of very nice gifts. Thank you for remembering us widows this time of year. *I did enjoy visiting with Russell and Dorine, they brought the bag to me. May God bless you all and this church.--Patricia Lawson **** I want to thank you all for the big bag of Christmas gifts and goodies. It was so very sweet of all of you to think of me and I have to say Mrs. Gussie Clark, you have a very nice and friendly son. I enjoyed his visit very much. I do miss you, too,. Ms. Gussie. God Bless all of you. Have a very Merry Christmas and may we all remember the true meaning of Christmas. - Love you all,, Linda Mayeaux **** Thanks to all of the deacons for the pretty bag with all the nice and useful gifts. Also for Randy and Pat’s visit. It was nice for the deacons to share the Lord’s Supper with me. - Bless you all, Lois Parker **** Thank you for the Christmas goody bag. Deanna Crull does a great job putting these together. Thank you, Randy and Pat Rickenbrode, for the visit and delivery. Maxie Neely, and Philip and Hiram Clark also are appreciated for checking on me throughout the year and helping me with things that come up at home. By your actions, I feel loved and cared for. - Lynn Richard
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Thank you, First Family
Thank you, First Family, for the generous staff gift given to us this year. We love and appreciate each and every one of you. - Bro. Doug, Aaron, Chris, Suzonne Pat, Jackie, Velma, Brittany, & Thelma **** We would like to thank the deacons and FBC members for the very generous staff gift. - John Woods
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