First Baptist hosts ‘Secret Church’ series
The First Baptist Church in Gainesville will host the “Secret Church” series beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, the FBC Family Center, formerly the Gainesville Youth Center, just off the square on Third Street in Gainesville. The four-week series by David Platt, director of the International Missions Board, is based on underground “house church” gatherings that Platt led in Asian countries where Christians were forced to gather in secret, sometimes risking their lives, due to hostility from government, the surrounding community and sometimes family members. The plight of those persecuted Christians is remembered at the Secret Church sessions, and prayer for them is a major part of every gathering. The series is free and open to everyone. For more information, call the church at 417-679-4473 or 417-307-8116. Or visit the website Gainesvillefbc.org.