‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’
First Baptist Bible study group sings Christmas carols
This time of year people fill up on family, food and Christmas spirit, and the First Baptist Bible study group went out Monday night during their meeting to spread Christmas cheer.
Scott Conover, First Baptist Church youth pastor, said the First Baptist Bible study group meets on Monday nights.
“The Bible study is used to study scripture, and for the holidays, they wanted to do some Christmas Caroling,” Conover said. “They made peanut butter cookies to pass out.”
Conover said it’s a student-driven Bible study, so the students plan any activities that they do.
“The Bible study group meets from 6:30-8 p.m., and is offered to any 7th-12th graders,” Conover said. “The Bible study is more of a discussion group where they read a passage and talk about what it means.”
Elizabeth Ray, a member of the First Baptist Church Bible study group, was also one of the six teenagers that went caroling on Monday night.
“We went to the Cassville Heights Apartments and Hartland Apartments,” Ray said. “We wanted to spread the good news and the truth of Christmas through song.”
Ray said this was the first year that the group has gone caroling, but they hope to make it a tradition every year.
“We hope to show the love of Christ to others in the community,” Ray said. “We got many positive reactions, and smiling faces.”
Ray said people were offering the carolers cookies and candy as the carolers were handing out the peanut butter cookies to people they visited.
“Emily Akers, an adult at our bible study, drove us to around Monday night so we could sing,” Ray said.
The peanut butter cookie recipe used by the carolers was:
• One cup of peanut butter
• One cup of sugar
• One teaspoon of vanilla
• One egg
Combine all the ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.