VBS Action: Hero Central

Check out the visual recap of FBC’s 2017 Vacation Bible School, themed Hero Central.

Vacation Bible School 2017

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JULY 10–14

Calling all heroes, calling all heroes…Registration is now open.  Kids VBS ages 3 – through 8th grade, Adult Study and Volunteers

HERO CENTRAL
“Discover your strength in GOD!”
Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Register on line at
http://2017.cokesburyvbs.com/FBCLEX
or call Kelly Mitcham – 336-596-6581

Get ready for an action packed 5 day
Superhero Training Camp where kids experience awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover their strength in God! HERO CENTRAL prepares kids to DO GOOD, SEEK PEACE and GO AFTER IT!

Needed Superheroes:
Bible Storytellers (2)
Adult Bible Study Leader
Music Leader
Youth Leader (6th– 8th grades)
Missions Leader
Snack Leader
Dinner Crew
Guide Assistants
Pre-school Leader for 3 year olds
AV Tech
Registration
First Aid
Decorators
Cleanup Crew

Items Needed:
2 large refrigerator/freezer boxes
Masking Tape
Packing Tape
Duct Tape (colors, designs, etc.)
Fishing Line
Safety Fencing (orange/yellow)

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).

Vacation Bible School 2017

July 10-14

Please contact Kelly Mitcham at 336-596-6581 if you are able to volunteer.

Christmas Shoeboxes

For many years, members of First Baptist Church have traveled to the Samaritan’s Purse distribution center to help organize the huge volume of filled shoe boxes that will be shipped all over the world to provide Christmas gifts for needy children.

This year, 2016, we had over 140 Shoeboxes donated by FBC.

Here’s the FBC group that traveled to Charlotte for this special occasion.  What a great group!  Thanks FBC!

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“Dream Teams” – Information and Orientation

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 -7:00 – 8:30 p.m
Fellowship Hall

On Tuesday evening,  November 15, 2016,  we will  take the next exciting step in our “Dream Journey”.   At 7:00 p.m.  in the fellowship hall, there will be an initial session of introduction and orientation for the four  new ministry  “Dream Teams”  noted below.   We invite  and encourage anyone interested in participating to join us and be a part of this exciting journey.   Come prepared for a creative,  interactive session that will begin the quest for each of these teams as we work together to build a new, dynamic future for our church.

  • Missional Leadership Team – Redefining “Mission” to a personal and local level.
  • Worship Enrichment Team – Making enhancements to the worship service experience.
  • Technology Team – Review and expand technology applications for our church.
  • WOW (Win Over the World) for Jesus Team – This will be a fun, creative team that will propose fellowship-oriented, multi-generational experiences and events.

Halloween Fall Festival

The Youth are organizing this year’s Halloween Fall Festival.  Our greatest fbc-halloween-2016needs are candy and donations to purchase games.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Whitney Brooks 336.479.8191 or mswhitneybrooks(at)gmail.com.

Chrismon Display

The Chrismon Committee has been hard at work, getting ready for the upcoming fbc-9lessons-2015-257Advent and Christmas season.   Advent starts this year on November 27.   We have been making new Chrismons for the tree that will be in our Sanctuary.   We also have been repairing some of our older Chrismons that will also be used for the tree.

Examples of our work are now displayed outside the Media Center in the display case.

The Chrismon Committee will be holding classes on how to make and repair them during the FBC Academy on the first three Wednesday nights in October.  Take a moment to stop by and see the beautiful Chrismons that are on display.

Thank you to the Chrismon Committee for all your work.

Rochelle Baker Sunday School class

These smiling faces paused for a group picture during one of their socials.

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