This is a fellowship group that meets the 4th Friday of the month either at someone’s home or at the church. The November meeting is on the 3rd Friday of the month due to Thanksgiving and there are no scheduled meetings in December and January, and during the summer months.
The evening begins about 6 p.m. when people start to gather at the host/hostess’ location or at the church and set up for a wonderful pot luck dinner. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the actual program follows about 7:00 p.m. Our program consists of a variety of topics and/or speakers.
We have had outside speakers such as the architect in charge of our recent church’s restoration and recently, Joan Countryman who helped Oprah Winfrey set up her Leadership Academy in South Africa. Often our own members present music, travelogues or information on our area of interest.
If you would like to attend a FRIDAY SEEKERS’ get together for a great time of fun, food, and fellowship as well as an evening of information, contact me either by email [email protected] or in care of the First Baptist Church, 75 North Main Street, Providence, 02903.
- September 27 – Creeds of a Creedless Church with Stan Lemons
- October 25 – Enactment of Roger Williams and Anne Hutchingson with Ruth Maris Macaulay and David Ely
- November 22 – Making of the 375th CD with Steve Martorella
- February 28, 2014 – The Good Fight with Dr. C. O. Graini
- March 28, 2014 – The story of the Sari with Angela Muhuri
- April 25, 2014 – Art restoration with Alice Miles
- May 16, 2014 – Coffee House, multiple participants
Stephen made full use of the new video screen in the Fellowship Hall, showing images to accompany his narration and music. The dove has long appeared as one of the most common symbols of Christ. Here it was shown while the music of Felix Mendelssohn, "O, For the Wings of a Dove," was being played. [img src=http://www.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.org/wp-content/flagallery/friday-seekers/thumbs/thumbs_coggeshall-4.jpg]630Picnic at Coggeshall Farm
The rainy evening meant the picnic was enjoyed by candlelight in the farm house.[img src=http://www.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.org/wp-content/flagallery/friday-seekers/thumbs/thumbs_coggeshall-5.jpg]480Justin prepares pudding
[img src=http://www.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.org/wp-content/flagallery/friday-seekers/thumbs/thumbs_dscn6152.jpg]430Name that Bible Story
led by David Coon at the Friday Seekers Coffee House[img src=http://www.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.org/wp-content/flagallery/friday-seekers/thumbs/thumbs_dscn6162.jpg]400Nako Shares a Poem by T.S. Elliot
[img src=http://www.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.org/wp-content/flagallery/friday-seekers/thumbs/thumbs_dscn6164.jpg]310Our very own American Gothic
Sam and Mickey Hall[img src=http://www.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.org/wp-content/flagallery/friday-seekers/thumbs/thumbs_dscn6171.jpg]240Coffee House reading
Barbara Staples shares a reading from a Rhode Island Baptist[img src=http://www.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.org/wp-content/flagallery/friday-seekers/thumbs/thumbs_fseekers.jpg]170Tennesse Night
[img src=http://www.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.org/wp-content/flagallery/friday-seekers/thumbs/thumbs_hpim3478.jpg]200Ruth Marris Macaulay reads poetry
Friday Seekers was held on November 19th in a Coffee House setting at FBCIA. Hosted by Ruth Marris Macaulay, the program involved reading and some history background on early religious poetry and especially Puritan poetry. [img src=http://www.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.org/wp-content/flagallery/friday-seekers/thumbs/thumbs_brigham.jpg]170