Prayer Shawls are a reminder of the support of a community of faith


Lisa Stewart’s prayer shawl that was presented to her during a special prayer service just before her breast cancer surgery in 2005. This year, she “loaned” her prayer shawl to her sister who was facing a breast cancer battle of her own. (Photo submitted)

As Lisa Stewart describes it, her life came into focus in April 2005 “in the blink of an eye.”

It was in 2005 that Stewart was facing surgery and options for breast cancer. It was scary, but she had the love of friends and family and the knowledge that God has His own ways and plans.

Stewart believes in the power of prayer. And as a member of First Baptist Church of Eupora during this uncertain time in her health, she asked to have an anointing prayer service held just before surgery.

“I remember asking Bro. Bill Stewart if the men of the church could anoint me, and you know Bro. Stewart said yes,” Stewart said.

So the Sunday night arrived. After regular evening worship service, Bro. Stewart asked the congregation to sit back down. He began telling the congregation about the anointing prayer service and asked Stewart to come forward. Continue reading

People make FBC Eupora a special place to be

IMG_2202-2While many love the special gifts of the church leadership team, overwhelmingly it is the people—the members—of First Baptist Church of Eupora that make it a special place. Continue reading