Wednesdays have long been called "Hump Day," meaning that it's often the most difficult day of the week, standing between the previous two days of work and the upcoming two days of work before the beloved weekend arrives. Wednesday is often the "hump" many people have to get over to coast into a work-free couple of days.
The middle of the week -- MDWK -- also provides an opportunity to get recharged and refreshed spiritually with your church family in a community of faith. That's the goal of MDWK at First. We want you to be able to get plugged into Bible study and fellowship with other believers as you seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus during the week! MDWK at First is a great opportunity to do just that!
Here's what's happening this fall at MDWK at First!
Grief Share | Wed @ 10 AM | First Cup
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.
Grief Share groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Groups are available for anyone who needs such support. Our team would love to come alongside you and walk with you through this valley.
MDWK Meal | Wed, 4:30 - 6 PM | Family Life Center
Our hospitality team, under the direction of Mrs. Debbie Bassett, prepares a delicious meal every Wednesday evening! The cost is $3.00 for kids 12 and under, $5.00 for those age 13 and older, with a family maximum of $21.00. First time guests to MDWK at First eat their first meal free!
DivorceCare | Wed @ 5:45 PM | Building E
Relationships can be great blessings, but they can also become burdens. Sometimes those relationships, as much as we try to make them work, simply stop working. Going through a separation or divorce is difficult. The good news is that you don’t have to go through it alone. Connecting with a DivorceCare group enables you to find caring people who understand the issues you face and practical counsel for decision-making and managing stress. If you need someone to take this journey with you, consider joining the DivorceCare ministry at First Baptist. We’ll meet for 13 weeks of support, prayer, and encouragement. Visit https://www.divorcecare.org/ for more information.
Kids at First | Wed @ 6 PM | Building B and The Zone
Kids Club Jr. is designed for children 3 years old through Kindergarten. They meet in Building B. Preschoolers will have fun learning how to explore the Bible in age-appropriate ways! Kids Club Jr. will use activities, games, and music to help preschoolers learn about God, the Bible, and worship. To help focus learning, we will rotate emphasizing Bible lessons one week and music / worship on the other week. Kids Club Jr. will help preschoolers start building their spiritual foundation and have a great time while doing it!
Kids Club is for kids in the 1st - 5th grade. They meet in The Zone. Check in begins at 5:30, when the game room opens! Kids Club is a place where boys and girls can make friends, have fun, and learn about God. In groups divided by gender, they will do fun hands-on activities and have a short devotional each week. Kids learn by doing, and for that reason Kids Club is designed for kids to create, discover, and imagine while also learning about the God who created them!
Students at First | Wed @ 6 PM | Family Life Center (upstairs)
The Student Ministry Midweek Gathering is a time where you can hang out, eat, and look at what God says in the Bible. The Youth Area opens at 5:15 on Wednesday evenings. You can play video games, card games, pool, ping pong, carpet ball, basketball, grab a snack, or just hang out. At 6:00, we start our Midweek Gathering for some games, laughs, and a time to learn what God teaches us about living life in middle school, high school, and beyond.
Young Adults at First | Wed @ 6 PM | First Cup
Our young adults do a variety of studies from topical to walking through a book of the Bible chapter by chapter. You can come any time and see what they are discussing.
Pastor's Bible Study | Wed @ 6 PM | Sanctuary
Our pastor leads a Bible study for all ages and stages of life in the sanctuary. These verse-by-verse studies examine a book of the Bible in great detail, and careful attention is given to how the lessons from Scripture impact daily living. This group is currently working through the book of Exodus. The book of Exodus teaches us that our circumstances are not greater than our God, and that our walk with him demands complete dependence upon him. Join us as we journey through the book of Exodus and learn to lean upon our Deliverer!
The Heart of the Caregiver | Wed @ 6 PM | Bamberg Chapel
This unique study is a transformational course for any caregiver that is feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities and emotions of caring for someone with disabilities, chronic illness or age related issues. Through this study, you will come to see yourself, your situation and the people you care for in a whole new way: through the light of God’s amazing love.
Women at First | Wed @ 6 PM | Building E
We currently have two Bible studies for women.
The Women of the Bible Speak (Building E, Room 132) | From the shepherdesses of ancient Israel who helped raise the future leaders of the people of God, to the courageous early Christians, the narrative of the Bible offers us many vivid and fascinating female characters. In their lives we can see common struggles to resist bitterness, despair, and pride, and to instead find their true selves in faith, hope, and love. In studying these heroes of the faith, we can find wisdom and warnings for how to better navigate our own faith journeys. In broadening each woman’s individual story, the study offers us a deeper understanding of each, and wisdom and insights that can transform our own lives today. The book, not workbook, is available on Amazon and is highly recommended.
Putting on the Armor of God (Building E, Room 136) | All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. Our enemy, the devil, seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you - your emotions, your mind, your family, your future. The study “Armor of God” will prepare us to stand firm against Satan’s schemes. Each week we will learn to gird ourselves in the armor of God. Satan won’t have victory anymore because we will be armed and dangerous and stop him in his tracks! Workbook is optional but can be purchased on Amazon if you desire to get one.
Men at First | Wed @ 6 PM | Building E (Room 138)
Our men gather each week for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. They are also involved in service projects throughout the year in our community. Their studies are usually topical. Stop in and visit to see what's on their agenda!
Celebration Choir and Orchestra Rehearsal | Wed @ 7:05 PM | Sanctuary
The Celebration Choir and Celebration Orchestra meet on Wednesdays to rehearse and prepare to lead in Morning Worship on Sundays. You can find out more about this part of the Music and Worship Ministry by clicking here: https://fbcmilton.org/worship.