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Starting a New Workout Regimen

By Tara Tomes | December 1, 2022

It’s a new year, and with the new year comes the common motto, “New Year, new me!” Beginning is exciting and it almost feels like you get the chance to start over and have fresh start. The most common resolution is getting healthy in the new year. Usually, these resolutions die off within the first…

What Are We Without Our Volunteers?

By Tanner Watson | December 1, 2022

Howdy!  If you have ever attended any kind of service or event at First Baptist Arlington, I would say there is a 100% chance that you were served in some way by a volunteer.  The person who greeted you at the door, sang to you from the stage, told you where to park, ran slides…

Gift Giving

By Nanette Johnson | December 1, 2022
Gift Giving

We spend a lot of time during the Christmas Season thinking about gifts and gift giving. Giving just the right gift takes thought. How well you know the person greatly informs the choosing process. And then your personality colors the way you choose as well. Depending on your personality, some people may find gift-giving stressful…

Preparing for Advent

By Dennis Wiles | November 23, 2022

Yesterday, I was walking through the various gathering areas on our church campus: Charlie Hamill Welcome Center, Lobby of the Wade Building, East and South Commons, and the Lobby of the Preschool/Children’s Building. All of them were buzzing with activity. We had folks working hard as they were decorating our campus for Advent. This morning,…

Christmas at First Baptist Arlington

By Dennis Wiles | November 22, 2022
Christmas at First Baptist Arlington

Christmas is such a special time of year!  And we want to invite you to Christmas at First Baptist Arlington! We call our celebration Advent – a term used by the church that refers to the waiting and arrival of Christ.  For us, Christmas is what gives our faith – and in turn our lives…

Traditions are Important

By Nanette Johnson | November 17, 2022
Traditions are Important

When I think back to my childhood years, there were some things that I feel have just always been. God, His love, and The Bible are obvious. But there is one more you may have missed as an “always has been” and that would be Musicals, of course! I grew up with musicals like: Fiddler…

Apologetics: Why Does It Matter?

By Tanner Watson | November 15, 2022
Apologetics: Why Does it Matter

Initial Thoughts Howdy!  Apologetics comes from the Greek word “ἀπολογία” which means to speak in defense.  It is an ancient discipline dating back to the 1st and 2nd centuries when early Christians were writing persuasively in defense of the faith.  It is a practice that has endured through the centuries into the modern era.  Today,…

Missions Month for Children

By David Butts | November 14, 2022

November is always “Missions Month” at FBCA. From Mission Arlington to the Global Centers, our church is sharing the Good News all around the world every month of the year. But, during the month of November, we are specifically reminded of the great work that is going on and how we all can be a…

Sometimes It Takes A Mountain

By Tara Tomes | November 14, 2022
Somestimes It Takes a Mountain

In July of 2016 I took my first trip to the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I remember the first time I saw them in person. It felt like a dream. Seeing something so big and beautiful really put life into perspective for me. Some people are beach people, but I learned that day that I was…