The First Baptist Church Media Center strives to provide resources that will encourage, challenge and affirm FBC members in our faith journey. As spiritual growth occurs, we will live lives that demonstrate the love of Jesus to our community and world. Whether you’re seeking knowledge, inspiration or just leisure-time entertainment, we have books, DVDs, and audiotapes for every age group. We’re located near the Pine Street door on the Sanctuary level.
Sunday: 8:30 – 10:05 a.m., 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
BOOKS & DVDs ADDED NOV 2011-APR 2012: FICTION A Life of Joy ~ Amy Clipston A Lineage of Grace ~ Francine Rivers A Thousand Voices ~ Lisa Wingate Advent of a Mystery ~ Marilyn Leach Autumn Song ~ Martha Rogers Blue Moon Bay ~ Lisa Wingate Burn ~ Ted Dekker By the Light of the Silvery Moon ~ Tricia Goyer Chasing the Sun ~ Tracie Peterson Downfall ~ Terri Blackstock Far from Here ~ Nicole Baart Hope Unseen ~Scotty Smiley Last Light ~ Terri Blackstock Longing ~ Karen Kingsbury Love Finds You in Miracle, Kentucky ~ Andrea...read more
We continue to add new books to the Media Center as they become available and are ready for checking out. Our newest title is SIMPLY JESUS. Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright summarizes a lifetime of study of Jesus and the New Testament in order to present for a general audience who Jesus was and is. In Simply Jesus, we are invited to hear the story of the carpenter’s son from Nazareth as if we were hearing it for the first time. The Jesus we might discover if we really looked,” explains...read more
In the book, Search Committee by Tim Owens, the small-town southern church throws a hodgepodge of wildly different personaliies together in a van and sends them off to look for a new pastor, and the dust gets kicked up in more ways than one. They started out seeking a pastor. BUT WHAT THEY FOUND WAS EACH OTHER. (F Owe) Advent of a Mystery by Marilyn Leach is filled with hometown mysteries—where love and suspense meet. Berdie Elliott thinks retirement in a small English village will be ideal. As the wife of the new parish...read more
The Wings of Morning by Murray Pura is Bk 1 of Snapshots in History Series. Jude Whetstone and Lyyndaya Kurtz are young, Amish, and in love. By 1917, Jude had also fallen in love with that newfangled invention, the aeroplane. When the U.S joins the war effort, young American men are expected to enlist. But Jude and the young Amish men In the colony are men of peace and are exempt from military service. Amish are suspect since German is the enemy and many of the Amish speak German. When Jude joins the U.S effort, he will be shunned by...read more
This week, we add the remaining titles honoring the 42 plus years of Betty Stagg in the FBC Media Center: Kisses for Katie by Katie Davis, invites readers on a journey of radical love down the red dirt roads of Uganda. You’ll laugh and cry with Katie as she follows Jesus into the impossible and finds joy and beauty beneath the dust. Katie and her children delight in saying yes to the people God places in front of them and challenges the readers to do the same, changing the world one person at a time.(92 Dav). In this Gold Medallion...read more
Much has been happening in theMediaCenterthis summer and fall, and it’s time to catch you up! For almost 43 years, Mrs. Betty Stagg has been the heart and soul of theFBCMediaCenter. She and her assistant, Ms. Judy Mims, have ministered to countless members of our church and their service is greatly appreciated. Due to Mrs. Betty’s health concerns this summer, Tracey Knight was enlisted to lead theMediaCenterministry team beginning August 1. Mrs. Betty and Ms. Judy continue their work in the day-to-day operations to make sure...read more
It’s Back! Media Happenings has been down for the past few months due to formatting issues on the website. However, more weekly updates will be coming your way very soon, beginning with this one! We have just added several suspense books for the MediaCenter. We had already added Book 1 of the Women of Justice Series entitled Too Close To Home by Lynette Eason. This is a book you’ll enjoy. Don’t Look Back, Book 2 of the Women of Justice Series by Lynette Eason is now available. ...read more
Many more books continue to make their way to the Media Center each week. The Blackberry Bush by David Housholder is an invitation to a treasure hunt through the landscape of your soul…Josh grows up an artistic and gifted California Golden Boy, but for all that life has handed him, he struggles with his identity and role in the world. Surrounded by unrealistic expectations, he feels hedged in. Katie’s German heritage presents its own obstacles to understanding herself and what freedom means. She is crushed by disappointment at never...read more
Several new books have recently been added to the Media Center that you will enjoy! What would you do if you lost everything—your job, your home, and the love of your life all at the same time? When it happens to Alan Christoffersen, he’s tempted by his darkest thoughts. A bottle of pills in his hand and nothing left to live for, he plans to end his misery. Instead, he decides to take a walk. But not an ordinary walk. Taking with him his barest necessities, Al leaves behind all that he’s known and heads for the farthest...read more
I am so excited about the new books that are coming in at this time! After hearing Ace Collins speak at the Young at Heart Luncheon, I could hardly wait for his book to officially come out on that very day. It is here! The book Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll by Ace Collins (click here for Ace’s webiste) is indeed a wonderful book. I quote author Suzanne Woods Fisher in saying, “In true Ace Collins hang-onto-your-seat fashion, history and modern times overlap in this fast-paced story about a scroll that...read more