FBS Special Events
You and your pets are invited to join us for . . .
All God's Critters: Blessing of the Animals Celebration
“In God’s hands is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” Job: 10 (NIV)
On Sunday, October 1, 2017, First Broad Street will again host All God’s Critters, a Blessing of the Animals Celebration, and you and your pet/s are invited!
From 2:00 to 2:45 p.m., our current and former ministers will bless both you and your pet/s. At 2:45, a brief service, led by Harrison Bell, will conclude the celebration. The event will take place on the lawn between the church building and E. Church Circle. The streets surrounding the church will be closed to traffic, but FBS parking lots will be accessible.
All God’s critters, large and small, are welcome. Dogs should be on their leashes, cats in carriers, and other animals contained as appropriate. Stuffed animals, a photograph of a pet, or an article belonging to a pet (such as a horse’s bridle or a cow’s bell) also may be blessed. What’s that you say? You don’t currently have a pet?—Come anyway and share in the excitement of wagging tails, contented purrs, and joyful tweeting.
Those who attend will have the opportunity to give back by donating spare change to Heifer International. Additionally, you and your pet may have your photo taken by one of our photographers, your pet will receive a goody bag and a kerchief, and you may win a door prize!
Offering Our Gifts
Art Show and Wednesday Night Live Program with Appalachian Express Chorus
Presented by Creative Souls
4-8 p.m. Arts Show and Demonstrations/Wesley Wing (cash or checks only)
5:30 p.m. Create Your Dinner and Dessert/Fellowship Hall/Reservations Required
6:15 p.m. Program: Members of Appalachian Express Chorus/Fellowship Hall
Creative Souls invites you to attend Offering Our Gifts on Wednesday, November 1 at FBS.
Offering Our Gifts begins at 4:00 p.m. with an art show. Members and friends of First Broad Street will display a variety of handmade crafts such as wreaths, stained glass, fabric arts, pottery, woodworking products, baskets, paper items, paintings, and baked goods. Many of the display items will be available to purchase. Throughout the art show, visitors of all ages will enjoy watching several craft demonstrations. The art show will close at 8:00 p.m. (To purchase items, please pay with cash or checks only. A portion of every sale will be donated to funding Creative Souls.)
At 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, you are invited to create a delicious dinner at the potato and chili bar and craft something sweet at the dessert bar. Reservations are required (224-1502) and normal charges for Wednesday Night Live dinner apply. While eating, artwork created by members of Creative Souls will be shown on the large screens. Then at 6:15 p.m. on the main stage, some of the members of Appalachian Express Chorus, one of the most popular singing groups in the region, will entertain us with a fun program of four part Barbershop harmony. The talented men who comprise Appalachian Express come from all areas of the greater Tri-Cities, and two of their members also are members of First Broad Street. Appalachian Express is part of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Creative Souls is a ministry at FBS whose members seek to explore spirituality through art. The group meets as needed and members stay informed of creative opportunities via an email distribution list. If you are interested in joining Creative Souls or would like more information about the ministry, please contact Sue Hopkins, Kay Ann Smith or Roger Hanz.