Parker Lecture Series 2017

We are happy to announce that Pam Durso, the Executive Director of Baptist Women in Ministry will lead us in the 2018 Parker Lectures on February 3-4.

Pam has her Ph.D. in Church History from Baylor University.

She will speak on Women In Church History.

Follow the links above to read more about Pam’s work with Baptist Women in Ministry.

The Parker Lecture series is made possible by a generous donation from the Carolyn M Parker family in memory of Carolyn M Parker.

Read more about this series at this link.

Charitable Giving Seminar

Charitable Giving Seminar on November 1, 2017.

We welcome Al Seymour on Wednesday, November 1, who will lead a seminar on charitable contributions. Discover the most advantageous ways to give to your church and other important agencies.

Don’t forget to make your meal reservation by noon on October 30.

Science and Spirituality

The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both. –Carl Sagan

Join us for this 9 week series based on Dr. Honeycutt’s new book on Science and Spirituality. There is no admission charge and all are invited to attend.

See this brochure for more details.

New Pictorial Directory — 2017

Good news! The online scheduling site for FBC’s upcoming Lifetouch photography event is set up and ready for use so our families can schedule their own appointments for photography.

The online scheduling site includes a Member site via a unique link.

Here are the easy instructions for sign-ups:

1- go to the Member Site: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y6gk9h26/

2- On the dropdown box, on the left, simply select the number in your party you wish to have photographed. (See graphic below for pictorial details.  Click on it for a larger version.)

3- After selecting the number, a calendar will appear under the number in party. Select one of the available dates (appears in a white box with blue date number). Select your available date.

4- Pick on the time by clicking “Book It” (right part of the page, beside the date.)  If you want a later time, click the “Next” box (lower right hand corner).  Times are available after 4pm.

5- Complete the simple requested info.  (See graphic below.  Click on it for a larger version.)

Please note that including your phone number and/or email, this service will provide you with follow-up reminders for your selected day and time for the scheduled session.

Note:  you MUST CLICK “Finalize Photography Session” on this page (black oblong button at the bottom).  You will receive a confirmation page with your scheduled day and time.

It’s easy, simple and straightforward…..join FBC pictorial directory today!

Called Deacons Meeting

There will be a called meeting of our Deacons on July 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

Church Security

Beginning July 2nd, 2017, we will be locking all external doors to the church other than the Sanctuary Doors at 11:10 a.m. This includes the Fellowship Hall doors, the elevator lobby entrance, and the MBCC entrance and the bell tower door.

Ushers will have access to doors if needed during the worship service.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but the safety and security of our congregation is our number one priority.

Welcome New Business Administrator

We welcome Jim Skotthy as our new part-time Business Administrator. Jim was recommended for the position by the Personnel Committee and approved by the Deacons. He brings a wealth of experience in administration and finances to us.

Jim started as Business Administrator on June 26 and will announce office hours soon.

Our thanks go to Phil Mickey and Jim Tate who served as interim administrators during the past year.

Welcome Meagan Smith!

Our new Associate Minister, Meagan Smith, will begin her ministry with us the first week of July. Her first Sunday will be July 9th and we will celebrate communion followed by the Church Picnic.

Meagan will be involved in Vacation Bible School July 10-14 and she is going with our youth to Passport, July 17-22. We look forward to Meagan’s arrival next month.

Read and see more about FBC’s affirmation of Meagan here.

Just for Women

The Carolyn Phillips Mission Group would like to invite all the women in the church (and surrounding area) to a special event on Tuesday, June 6th at 12 noon at Yarborough’s Restaurant.

Cecilia Beck, CBF missionary in Shelby, will be updating us on her work and sharing a special project with us. Working with the youth in her distressed neighborhood, she has started a jewelry business to benefit the youth.

Join us for lunch, if possible, and hear what Cecelia is doing and buy some jewelry. Seating is limited for lunch (we will order off the menu), so please call Kay Albright at 248-4130 no later than June 2 to make a reservation. No reservation needed to come buy jewelry (come about 1:00).

An American Epidemic: ADDICTION AND ALCOHOLISM

Visual Recap of the Event:

FBC ran out of chairs!


Announcement:

Discovering the Key to Wholeness
The Neuroscience of the Spiritual Disease

@ First Baptist Church, Lexington, NC in Fellowship Hall
Wednesday, May 17th
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Seminar Topics:
What is the Disease of Addiction
History of Alcoholism and Addiction
The Current Epidemic
The Spiritual Disease
Neuroscience Education
Co-Dependency
What Can We Do?
The Key to Wholeness

About
Macon Dunn, CADC-II, CSAC, CCP
A native of Lexington, NC, Macon has been working with individuals and families suffering from the disease of addiction since 2009. He has served as a Program Coordinator, Primary Counselor and Case Manager for inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities across the country in Phoenix, Arizona, Atlanta, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama. In private practice, he has specialized in long-term coaching and intervention work with both adolescents and adults. Macon is currently the Director of Client Services for Blanchard & Associates, a family case management and addiction intervention practice in Charlotte, North Carolina.