Jennifer Hawks, Associate General Counsel for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, will be our guest speaker as we host a conversation about religious freedom on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:30-7:30 in the sanctuary. This event is part of a series coordinated by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina. Jennifer Hawks provides legal analysis on church-state issues that arise before Congress, the courts and administrative agencies. She also assists in the BJC’s education efforts and responds to pastors and other constituents who have questions about church-state matters.
Before coming to the Baptist Joint Committee, Hawks was the director of advocacy and outreach services for the Family Abuse Center in Waco, Texas, where she conducted a legal clinic and led educational programs. She previously worked for two judges in the state of Mississippi and served as a staff attorney for the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Hawks also served in both paid and volunteer ministry positions in Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas. She has published papers in the journal of the Texas Baptist Historical Society and Baptist History & Heritage Journal.
This coincides with our church’s September emphasis on Being Baptist. Our Sunday morning sermons and Wednesday night Bible studies will explore our Baptist heritage:
Sep 9: Free to Believe (Soul Freedom)
Sep 16: Free to Interpret (Bible Freedom)
Sep 23: Free to Congregate (Church Freedom)
Sep 30: Free to Worship… for ALL (Religious Freedom)
and Baptist mission partners: the Baptist World Alliance, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, McAfee School of Theology, Duke Baptist House, Women’s Missionary Union, South Carolina Baptist Convention, Mission Dignity, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Audio recordings of Sunday sermons are available here on the church website.
Whether you are a life-long Baptist, new to Baptist life, or somewhere in between, join us as we explore (and celebrate!) together what it means to be a Baptist!
First Baptist Church of Pendleton is seeking a part-time organist for Wednesday night rehearsals and to play for Sunday morning worship services and accompany our Sanctuary Choir. Read more here.
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First Baptist Church of Pendleton Inclement Weather Policy
Our inclement weather policy is to have worship on Sunday morning at 10:45 for anyone who can safely get to church.
Please be safe! If you are scheduled to volunteer for something, and are concerned about getting to church safely, please prioritize your safety. If needed, we will modify our Sunday morning plans, but those who can safely get to church will still worship together.
If other church activities (Sunday School, Wednesday night activities, etc.) are canceled, we will send an email, record an announcement on the church voicemail and post the announcement on Facebook and the church website. Please call the church at (864) 646-3913 or check the church website or Facebook to find out if any changes have been made to our schedule.
The church office is open from 8:30 – 5:00 Monday – Friday and is closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00. If you plan to come by the office during the week and the weather is questionable, please call the church office to confirm a staff member is there. If you need to reach church staff and no one is in the office, please call Pastor Jennifer Rygg at (864) 760-7135.
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First Baptist Church of Pendleton 351 South Broad Street, Pendleton, SC 29670
PO Box 187, Pendleton, SC 29670-0187 (mailing address)