Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by Samaritan's Purse, brings Good News and Great Joy to children in underprivileged countries around the world. First Baptist is honored to be serving as a Relay Center this year. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 113 million children in more than 150 countries. In 2014, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach another 10 million children. Individuals, churches or organizations may drop off shoeboxes at First Baptist Church. We will transport them to The People’s Church in Franklin. From there they will be sent to the processing center in Atlanta, GA.  For more information about what to pack in a shoebox, go the and click on “Operation Christmas Child” for step-by-step packing instructions.  Call First Baptist at 615-799-9478.

Our drop off hours of operation will be: 
Mon.  11-17  from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Tue.    11-18  from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wed.  11-19  from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thurs. 11-20  from  3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri.      11-21  from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat.     11-22  from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sun.    11-23  from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Mon.  11-24  from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
CPR Classes have been rescheduled for Saturday, October 15th. .There will be morning and afternoon classes with each class limited to 5 participants. Sign up at First Baptist Church or call the church at 615-799-9478 for more information. 
The annual Fairview Community Thanksgiving service will be held at First Baptist Church at 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 23. Rehearsal for the community choir begins at 5:00 PM. We have much to be thankful for in our country, join other believers for this special service. Everyone is invited to a fellowship following the service. 
Hanging of the Green is scheduled for Sunday evening, November 30th. This beautiful service begins the Christmas Season at First Baptist. Everyone is invited.