It is great having a weather app on my phone, and as of right now the forecast is COLD. I am not a fan of the cold, in fact my goal is to one day live closer to the equator, but until that happens, I realize that  I am blessed to have a warm coat, a home with heat, and a bed with as many blankets as I need.  Not everyone at all times has these items.  I remember as a child that cold did not seem as bothersome as it does now and my mom would yell “Don’t forget your coat” as I would race out the door. Lately our temperatures have been in the low teens, too cold to be outside without the proper attire. I have coats, gloves and blankets – – more than I could use at any one time.  One evening I went to hear Shane Clairborne, a social activist, talk and he asked the question “How many coats can you wear at one time?” Well I can only wear one at a time, but I have a black coat, a red coat, and a silver coat.  A girl never knows what color coat she might need to be fashionable.  In all seriousness, I have more than I need, so my goal is to go through our coat and blanket closets at home and pull out what we do not need or use and bring them to First Baptist Church by this Sunday, January 25, when FBC is hosting space for dinner and hymn singing for those in our community who are hungry.

This Sundays dinner and hymn sing provides a great opportunity to share with those in need this winter.  Please bring donations of coats, blankets, and flashlights to the Church (room 108C) by this Sunday, January 25, so that we may share the spirit of God’s love and help those living outside in our community with the basic need of staying warm.  You are also invited to help serve and to share fellowship with our guest that evening.  Set-up is at 3pm and dinner will be served at 5pm. We would love to see you, email me [Kim Priddy] at with any questions.

– Kim Priddy, Associate Pastor of Missions