ESL Classes

English as a Second Language
FREE English Classes, September Through April 
Sundays, 5:00–6:45 p.m.
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 6:15–7:45 p.m.
Room 250, Main Building 
Once classes have started, you may register on any Sunday, Tuesday, or Wednesday night and stay for class. You may attend one night a week.

GED Classes

Congratulations! You've just made the first step toward a better life!

Classes meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights and follow the school calendar.

Anytime is a good time to start! Please arrive a few minutes before 6:30 p.m. any Wednesday night during the GED semester. 

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Alzheimer's Support

Our Memory Care Support Group exists to support and encourage those in need. We are made up of people from all walks of life and welcome you to join us. This group is facilitated by two exceptional professionals in the field of Memory Care and normally meets on the fourth Monday of each month.

Next meeting: May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor

For more information, please contact Melissa Fernandez in the Church Office at 972-276-7194, x239.

Parenting the Second Time Around

This is a ministry providing information and support to adults who have had to resume their parenting role—including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and others.  The ministry launched on 1/28/14 with an “info meeting." 

Regular meeting times will be 5:00-7:00 pm on Sunday evenings in MAC Room 293.  These meetings will be scheduled four times each year. There are church activities for children and teenagers during each meeting time. Contact Doug Powell at the Church Office with any questions.

Meeting Dates and Topics for 2018
Sunday, February 25
Legal issues facing families
Speaker: Lee Baldwin

Sunday, April 29
Social media and technology-related issues
Speaker: Michael Murrie, Minister to Students at FBCG

Sunday, September 16
Available preschool & children's activities at FBCG
Speakers: Amy Owens, Children's Minister at FBCG
                & Charlotte Davidson, Preschool Minister at FBCG

Sunday, November 4
Medical & insurance issues for families
Speaker: TBA

         

Hope Clinic

Hope Clinic of Garland was incorporated in 2002 as a 501(C)(3) organization to provide urgent medical care and offer health education, personal encouragement and Christian ministry to the underserved and uninsured residents of Garland.  Beginning with one night a week in a borrowed space with an all-volunteer staff, Hope Clinic of Garland has grown to a full-scale operation facilitating approximately 8,000 patient visits each year.

Through a network of over 35 Volunteer Physicians, our specialty services now include Cardiology, Dermatology, Optometry, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology.  We are also able to refer patients for Surgical, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Podiatry, Urology, and Dental services.

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Friendship House

Friendship House is a relief ministry sponsored by FBC Garland, in conjunction with local churches and community organizations. It was organized in 1977 to help meet the physical needs of those who were out of work, physically disabled, or receiving low income for a variety of reasons. With the help of many volunteers, it reaches out to as many as 175 families per week.
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Single & Parenting

 

We will begin again September 9, 2018. See you then!

Single & Parenting? Single & Parenting is a support group conducted by leaders who understand what you are experiencing. As a single parent, you know there aren't many people who truly understand the unique challenges you face. You deeply desire to do what's best for your kids, and you worry that you aren't. Sometimes, it's all you can do to survive from one day to the next. Single & Parenting is a special group that will bring hope to your life. If you would like additional information, please contact Melissa Fernandez in the Church Office at (972-276-7194, x239). 

We meet on Sundays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in Room 153/155 of the main building.

GriefShare

Support Group meets at 3:00 p.m. in the Parlor
This ministry exists to support and encourage those who have experienced the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Meets each Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for 13 weeks.

For more information, please contact Melissa Fernandez in the Church Office at 972-276-7194, x239.

Counseling

The ministerial staff at First Baptist Church is available for short-term counseling by appointment. For more information, please contact the Church Office at 972-276-7194.

In the event long-term or special counseling is needed, we recommend the following licensed counselors. Our pastoral staff can make other referrals as well.

Doug Barnes,
M.A., L.P.C.
Teri Holamon, 
M.A., L.P.C., R.P.T. 
Men's Issues  Marriage & Family Counseling
Individual Counseling  Certified School Counselor
Marriage Counseling  Registered Play Therapist
Family Counseling  Sand Tray Therapy
Group Counseling  Animal-Assisted Therapy
Life Coaching  Work with Gift Children & Adults