Mableton First Baptist Church
| The ladies of the church enjoyed a Ladies Retreat at Shocco Springs, February 24-26. || |
|We had Children's Camp on St. George Island, Florida, July 31-August4. It was called "Knees in the Sand".|
|We had a Thanksgiving Fiesta on November 19, with food prepared by members of the Hispanic congregation. |
|We took a large group to Nashville to see the Christmas lights, November 28- Decamber 1. || |
New video equipment and ministry was begun for live video in worship at the beginning of 2006. Cameras were installed in the worship center, and the sermon was projected onto large screens.
On April 9-22, 2006, a team of volunteers from FBC Mableton traveled to East Asia to assist missionaries with English instruction and prayer walking.
Also in April the Kindergarten and Mother's Morning Out programs hosted its first annual Art Show.
On July 29, the Forever Friends Women's Ministry teamed with the WMU, the Lighthouse Community Ministries and other local ministries to host our annual community-wide Back-to-School event to benefit families in need. This yearŐs event was bigger than before, with over 800 people in attendance and over 500 children receiving backpacks, school supplies, medical exams, and hair cuts. Many church members donated time, money and talents to make this event possible.
On September 23, the congregation of Primera Iglesia Bautista de Mableton celebrated its 2nd anniversary as a church. This was the Hispanic congregation that met in our church facility. Eventually this congregation would move to its own facility, the former buildings of the previously dissolved Glen Forest Baptist Church in Mableton.
On November 12, 2006, the church voted to pursue the purchase of the Avery Street property located in the heart of the church campus and belonging to the estate of Pauline Pruitt. Also on this date, the church voted to pursue the purchase of the duplex located at the corner of Church Street and Center Street at 959 and 963 Center Street for the asking price of $150,000. The Avery Street purchase was finalized in April, 2008. The Center Street purchase was not completed.
On November 27 through December 5, 2006, a three-person team traveled to Rwanda in central Africa. The team ministered in two area orphanages, as well as taught English in a local missionary's home.
Giving totaled $686,173.45 for 2006 ($143,053.22 under budget requirements). Sunday School attendance averaged 236 monthly.