First Free Will Baptist is a committed group of Christ followers, loving one another and striving to minister to our community. We are not a mega church, but are a super church!
Special Prayer Request:
Please keep the Scott family in your thoughts and prayers. Bro. Larry Scott died yesterday in an auto accident on his way to work. Bro. Larry was one of the trustees at our church. Bro. Larry has gone home to the Lord, but remember his family which he leaves behind in your thoughts and prayers.
We have set up a Faithlife group for our church. We will be hosting virtual church there including a video sermon. If you want to join us send us a PM with your email address and we will send you an invite. "
You will need to set up a free Faithlife account to access the site.
In accordance with restrictions put in place by local authorities, we have dismissed our public services until April 3rd.
This story is about Bro. Bob, who is one of our deacons here at First Free Will Baptist Church.
I am not surprised at all that Bob took to the time to share his experience with this family and these boys. Bod loves children (my own boys often affectionately call him "Grandpa" as they have kind of adopted him and he them). Bob loves his country and is proud to have served.
But I am also not surprised that Bob took this chance meeting to tell these boys about the Lord because he also loves his Lord.
Enjoy your trip to Washington D.C. Bob! And thank you for your service to our country and to our Lord.
I have a really hard time not stopping to thank and chat with a veteran wearing a hat of their duty. But as we frantically boarded the plane with 4 kids, attempting to not hold up the line, all I could do was gently put my arm in an attempt to say thank you on the shoulder of a man wearing a World War II veteran hat. We are trying to teach our boys this too. When you see a veteran wearing their duty hat, go up to them and say thank you. And even further, ask them about their time because they are proudly wearing their hat. But something told me to go back. Seeing a World War II veteran is becoming something so rare. They are one of the greatest generations and we need to soak up as much as we can from them.
So we went to see him — and proceeded to thank him. And we are so thankful we did! His name is Bob, and he has a wonderful story to share. His crystal blue eyes reminded me of my Grandpa who also served in WWII. He was more than happy to chat and honored to be recognized. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific working on planes. He had so much to say and amidst the challenges, he made it very clear he was thankful for what his time there gave him, especially his appreciation for life. He married and had 4 boys, 2 of which were sitting across from him. One is in the Air Force, the other the Navy. They are a proud military family and very close. After Liam noticed he was missing a finger, Mr. Bob joked that he made it out of the war alive, but he had nothing against a table saw after. I asked him what his key to living such a long and happy life was, to which he said his love for the Lord.
Bob is 92 and just made it out of the hospital at 2:30 am that morning. His illness almost kept him from this trip to Washington, DC but he was determined to go. He’s on his way today to see the World War II Memorial, and I’m sure, recall so many painful memories and honor those who never made it home. He was a lucky one, and he finished by saying his sweetest joy was recently holding his great great grand baby. What a beautiful example of the life he’s lived.
Always take the time to thank and recognize a veteran. You’ll never know what you’ll learn. ❤
I was talking with one of our deacon candidates yesterday at church. He was wearing a red tie covered in white sheep with one black sheep in the middle. I jokingly asked him, "Are you the black sheep?"
He replied, "I'm the one sheep that Jesus left the nintety and nine to go find!"
What a great answer!
Praise the Lord that we have a Good Shepherd who laid down his life for his sheep, and who searches for the lost sheep of this world to bring them to salvation!
Prayer changes things. We encourage you to like the Duncanvillle Prayer Initiative page where you find encouragement to pray for our community and hear stories of how God is answering prayers in our community.
You can submit prayer requests to the Duncanville Prayer Initiative at www,duncanvilleprayer.com.
The Duncanville Prayer Initiative is a grassroots movement among churches in Duncanville to unify across denominations and band together in prayer for each other, our community, our nation, and the world.
Enjoyed having Clint Morgan director of FWB International Missions with us in service today. We were also excited to be able to present him a check for $20,000 to help plant churches in Cuba.
[06/22/19] Join us tomorrow as Bro. Clint Morgan will be speaking in our morning service. Bro. Clint is the Director of our FWB Int'l Mission Department.
Today is the funeral for our long-time member Catherine Simons. Sister Catherine was a member of our congregation for over 70 years.
jeterandson.com Mary Catherine Simons passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday June 10 2019. She was 96 years old. She was born December 24, 1922 in Buffalo Springs Texas to a Robert and Maggie Cox. She always said her brothers, Edward and Zirl, got a baby sister for a Their Christmas
We were pleased this morning to present Welch College a $20,000 check for the Welch Scholarship Fund and the Building on the Legacy Fund.
Enjoyed having the New Mercy ministry team from Welch College with us in service this morning.
What a blessing to see firsthand how God is using our denominational college to train future leaders for the kingdom!
[06/08/19] Going on now at First FWB Church Duncanville -- NACA Conference to help low to moderate income families become homeowners.
Easter egg hunt at First Free Will Baptist Church &
Muffins With Moms on Mother's Day
Last Sunday evening, the "Scrap Iron" group composed of the men of the church provided the special music. This is a picture of part of the group snapped by one of our members.
One of the many reasons that I love our church is that it not only welcomes families to attend, but encourages them to worship together.
We learn by doing, and we train by encouraging to do.
Welcome Our Newest Members.
On Easter Sunday we were pleased to welcome three new members to our fellowship: Sis. Patricia Hines, Sis. Nettie George, and Sister Begina Harris.
April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday. It was our pleasure to hear the professions of faith and witness the baptisms of four young believers: Jacoliah George, Jacob Williford, Philip Williford, and Daniel Williford.
April 14, 2019 Palm Sunday. We were pleased to have with us in service Dr. Robin Harris, director of the Center for Excellence in World Arts at Dallas International University. We were also pleased to be able to make a donation to the CEWA and invest in its students.
April 13, 2019. Following a rainy workday at the Camp, our church was pleased to present to the West Fork Camp Board a check in the amount of $15,000. The funds will be used to pay the camp insurance fees for the upcoming year,
We are having a film about the Persecuted Church during the evening service 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
[09/10/18] We had 85 for Back To Church Sunday! Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success! It's amazing how many get involved and work so hard for all our church events!
[08/29/18] We want to invite you to join us for Back to Church Sunday on September 9 at 11:00 am. We are having food and fellowship following the service. This is a perfect opportunity for you to give church another try, to grow deeper in your faith, or perhaps encounter God for the first time.
We are collecting for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes again. Notice the excitement as these kids experience the love of Christ.
"It makes me feel like Jesus loves me!" Jasmine can't contain her excitement over the shoebox gift she received in Namibia. When you pack a shoebox for a child like Jasmine, you not only send them joy, but the Good News of Jesus also! Learn how you can pack a shoebox today: https://sampur.se/Pack-for-Jasmine
Gracious words are like honey
Sweet to the soul and healthy to the body.
[07/17/18] Our new church website is now active. Please take a moment and visit us online at duncanvillefwb.com
[07/12/18] We just claimed the page that FB had set up for our church. Please like the page, as we will begin updating it and adding events, photos, and more to it very soon.
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