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Local Red Cross Blood Drive Will be Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood to support cancer patients and others. Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, […]

Second Annual Tiger Pack & Tiger Trail Fun(d) Run Set for September 22nd

Come out and enjoy the first morning of fall by getting some fresh air and exercise at the second annual Tiger Pack & Tiger Trail Fun(d) Run on Saturday morning, September 22nd. This is a community event with activities for all ages and levels of fitness. The morning activities include a 0.5 mile “Walk with […]

15th Annual St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive Coming to Memphis August 7th

The St. Louis Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest and the American Red Cross invite fans to donate blood and help save lives at the 15th annual St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive Tuesday, August 7th from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 910 N. Weaver, in Memphis. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially […]

Memphis Mission Team Travels to El Salvador

On January 31st at two in the morning a fifteen person team headed out from Memphis with t-shirts, medical supplies and various other supplies and gifts to catch an early morning flight with the final destination being a cluster of small rural communities along the western border of El Salvador. This is not the first […]

First Baptist Church Mission Team Travels to El Salvador

Last month 13 people, ranging from teenagers to senior citizens, went out from the First Baptist Church (FBC) of Memphis to the nation of El Salvador to serve in churches in rural communities. FBC Memphis has had a longstanding partnership with fellow Baptist churches in the rural communities of El Coco, El Tanque and San […]

Community Summer Blood Drive Exceeds Collection Goal

The community summer blood drive for the American Red Cross brought out the largest group of donors seen in recent years. The Red Cross had set a goal of 81 units for the blood drive and 108 units of blood were collected, greatly exceeding the goal. The American Red Cross and local volunteers would like […]

106 People Donate Blood At Memorial Drive

The Spring Red Cross blood drive held in memory of Stryker Anderson, who was born with a rare genetic blood disorder, was met with the greatest turnout we have seen in recent years with one-hundred-six people coming out to give blood. Ninety-six units were collected during the May 10th blood drive with six first-time donors […]

First Baptist Church Mission Team Travels to El Salvador

On 26 January 2016 a mission team from the First Baptist Church in Memphis, Missouri, consisting of 11 members embarked on a journey to El Salvador. The team traveled with nearly 1,000 pairs of shoes, which was a feat in itself! The shoes were mostly BOB’s shoes by Skechers, which were donated by Skechers through […]

Memphis FBC Donates Shoes In El Salvador

  Shoes are a common need in poverty-stricken areas around the world and this need is especially great for children. This has become a focus of the Memphis First Baptist church during their annual mission trip to rural communities in El Salvador. Last year over 250 pair of shoes were taken down and distributed among […]

Area Churches Work Together to Make 2015 Back to School Fair a Huge Success

An unknown author once said, “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.”  This was certainly the case for this year’s Back to School Fair which was held last Saturday, August 8th in conjunction with the Back to School Bash. The goal of the Back to School Fair is to offer school supplies found on […]