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.

Missional Survey

Our church has spent many rewarding hours this year exploring how we as a church family can reach out to our greater community in support of local mission. Through our budget we support a number of local missions…each of which is very deserving. However, the extensive number of missions dilutes the impact we can make financially on each individual organization.

One of the most impactful sessions we had this year was the visit by Dr. Matt Cook, senior pastor at First Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC. Several years ago, FBC Wilmington found themselves in a similar situation with small donations going to many missions. They felt that their contribution was not making a significant impact on any of these deserving organizations. They changed their approach to a focus on missions where congregation members were actively involved. They then offered not only financial contribution, but also additional time, talent and resource support, essentially establishing a partnership with the selected missions. This resulted in a major reduction in the total number of missions being funded, but those that were supported were offered significant resource support of both financial contribution and human service.

The purpose of our FBC Missional Survey is to get a snapshot of our community missional involvement as a congregation. This information will be used to then help determine the level of partnership that is appropriate between our church and each organization.

In order to develop a program that can make a difference with our local missions, we need your help. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and then take it by the church office, give it to an usher, email to ahoneycutt2@triad.rr.com or fax it to the church at 336-249-4762.
Thank you for your help on this important project.

Missional Leadership Team

We want to hear from you!!! Download and complete the form!  Or complete the form online at this link.  It’s in Google forms, so just click on the link to open the survey. The survey walks you through the rest of the steps.  (Thanks Whitney!)

TDCWL – Thank You

A message from Judy Lecroy (Co-Director of TDCWL):

I wish I had the vocabulary to sufficiently thank you for all your hard work today and preparation days for today. You are a special group of people—caring about the disadvantaged more than your own comfort and enjoyment. You sacrificed to help many. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I love working with you! Thank you again.

May God richly bless you!