First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World

October 18, 2020





First Baptist Church 

1001 Bedford Avenue

Altavista, Va  24517


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Church Staff




Dr. Michael S. Lee 


Director of Music

Donna Rosser


Parish Nurse

Alice Bond 


Administrative Assistant

Donna Ruff 



2020 Diaconate


Terry Finch, Chair

Larry Carroll

Bob Childress

Jim Funderburk

Melody Jennings

Anne Jones

Jorhn Jordan

Anita Phillips

Ozelle  Shelton

David Shreve

Debbie Thurman

Nancy Wilkerson


Online Giving






Welcome to our Online Worship.   The title of my message for today is "Being One in the Spirit."  The scripture is Psalm 133.  The psalmist is calling for and celebrating unity, being one.  It is "good" and "pleasant" when brothers and sisters in Christ experience unity.   True unity only comes from above.   May God be blessed as we worship him today, united in our love and devotion to Him.  

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

O God, we are here to worship you because you are our God and we are your people.  You are altogether worthy to be praised, so we bow down in love and adoration and devotion to you.  Accept our worship, for we offer in the name of Jesus of Nazareth.   Amen.   

Southern Gospel Medley


Being One in the Spirit
Psalm 133

Oh, How Good It Is

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

They'll Know We Are Christians


Now, walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, one and one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.   Amen and Amen. 

Our Core Practices


Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.  Yours are the eyes through which Christ's compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.