2018 Theme: All Things New

Revelation 21:5 says, “And he [Christ] who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ ”

This verse is the basis for this year’s annual theme: “All Things New.” On December 31, 2017, our pastor began a series of sermons on this theme. Expect to see new things happening at our church in the near future. We already changed the name of our church. We no longer call ourselves “First Free Will Baptist Church of Johnston City.” Instead, we put Christ and our community first instead of ourselves, so just call us “Johnston City Free Will Baptist Church” or “JCity Church” for short.

In other changes, REACH (our Wednesday night discipleship ministry) has an updated format and we are working on a brand new church website. Expect to see more photos and videos on the web and Facebook. We are here to serve you and our community. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do for you.

 

Watch Our Sunday Morning Worship

We broadcast another Sunday morning service on Facebook Live and have uploaded it to our Youtube channel for those who are not on Facebook. We continue to try new camera/sound set ups. We don’t claim to be professional, but hopefully you will still be blessed by our attempts to give you a window into our live worship services. If you are in the area, come join us in person next Sunday.

Spring Break VBS Plans Finalized, March 26-28

Resurrection Road VBS

Our church will host another community VBS during Johnston City’s Spring Break, which happens to be Holy Week. The activities will begin with supper at 5:30 and sessions from 6:00-8:30. The theme of the lessons, “Resurrection Road,” will lead students from the Last Supper to the Cross and Empty Tomb. Bus transportation will be available. Another volunteer meeting will be held Thursday, March 15, 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall.

REACH Has New Format

Our Wednesday night student ministry now follows a new schedule and uses a new curriculum series called “What We Believe.” We continue to serve supper at 6:30 and begin activities at 7:00. The first thing on the agenda is age-appropriate worship followed by a “master teacher” who presents the heart of the lesson each week. Then our students divide into school-grade-based groups. First to exit, Pre-K-Grade 2 (Jefferson School students in JC) follow their teacher Marta Phillips to her well-equipped classroom on our lower level. Lincoln School students (grades 3-4) are lead by Sarah Fletcher to a new classroom upstairs in our youth center. Washington Middle School students (grades 5-8) divide up by gender. Girls go with Janice Legendre to an upstairs classroom and boys stay in the auditorium with teacher Roger Legendre and his helpers (Bill and Rick). High School students meet in the fellowship hall (or a nearby classroom) with leaders, Amy Williamson and Sabra Sones. Adults gather in the library with teacher Doug Hancock. There’s something for everyone. Come join us this Wednesday.