Block Party 2017

FBC Block Party —  An afternoon of music, food and friends with some great fellowship!

Here’s a summary of 1000 words:

Back to School Community Celebration

FBC contributed the remainder of our Backpacks to this event:  Hot Dog Heaven’s seventh annual Back to School Community Celebration held at the Lexington Aquatic Center on Saturday, August 19th, 2017. All school-age children attending received a book bag and school supplies while enjoying swimming, music, games, food, spiritual uplifting and family fun as summer vacation comes to a close.*

* Source: The Dispatch

FBC group at the Giveaway.

Michael Evans and Tina Royal.  Organizers of the Event.

Educator Sunday

School Supply final update

Here’s the final update on FBC’s Back to School mission this year from Ray:

One picture shows 576 packs of paper! Another shows boxes of supplies ready for delivery to Foster Children.

Other pictures are of book bags and supplies.

We collected 510 book bags. We delivered 6 boxes of school supplies to Social Services for the Foster Children. They were thrilled and said it was more than we have ever given in the past.

We had between $2500 – $3000 donated to help us buy the supplies. This was combined with the generous donations of people who brought book bags and various supplies. While it is hard to estimate the value, the supplies and book bags that will be given away amount to at least $5,000.

We are grateful to our entire church family and others in the community who made contributions to this effort!

Thanks FBC!

God is good ……  all the time!

 

You’re Invited! And bring a friend!

09.10.17
First Baptist Church Uptown
3-7 p.m.

You’re invited! Save this date!  Bring a friend!

FBC Block Party
An afternoon of music, food and friends with some great fellowship!

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon in the FBC parking lot on 3rd Avenue!

Free Entry & Free Food

Baccalaureate Service 2017

At each transition of life, we must be prepared for farewells and new beginnings. In every farewell, there is a legacy to gain. In every new beginning, there is a hope to transform. In all of life’s transition, there is a foundation of faith to provide stability and courage.

Happy Graduation, FBC Youth!

Thanks Sparky, for the photos!

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).

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!

 

GLAMA’s Palm Sunday March on Lexington

Tell the City of Lexington, Christ is coming!  This is the day the Lord has made!  We will rejoice and be glad in it.  Hosanna!  Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest!

Today’s Palm Sunday Celebration was planned by the Greater Lexington Area Ministerial Association.  We are grateful to the City of Lexington, Davidson County Government, and the Lexington Police Department for their assistance.  Thank you to the Alive Praise Band for sharing their gifts with us.  Thank you to all the churches who enrich this community with love and grace and who made this celebration possible.

The Blessing Bag Project

God’s goodness.

When a loved one is admitted into care at the Hinkle Hospice House, remembering to bring toiletries, journaling tools, even a magazine or puzzle books etc….may be the farthest from one’s mind. So why not make this one less thing that a patient or loved one has to remember by providing them a “gift of comfort and hope” in a bag, a Blessing Bag? Click this link to see more coverage about this project from Fox8.

12= the number of beds in the Hinkle Hospice House (HHH).
32= the average number of patients that are serviced monthly at HHH.
50-100= the number of blessing bags donated by March 1.

What does a “Blessing Bag” contain?
Travel-sized toiletries, a comb, a pen, a small notepad, and always a message of hope. (Contents may vary depending on donations.)

Activity Blessing Bags: a Sudoku, crossword, word search, or coloring book, a pen, colored pencils or crayons, and a message of hope.

How can you be a part of the “Blessing Bag Project”?
Donations of any of the following items for the bags will greatly be appreciated:
Travel-size lotion
Travel-size shampoo
Travel-size toothpaste
toothbrush
mini-notebooks
Sudoku books
Travel-size body wash or bar of soap
Travel-size conditioner
Travel-size mouthwash
A package of combs
A package of mints
coloring books
colored pencils
Travel-size deodorant
Travel-size Kleenex
mini-crossword books
crayons

Donations can be placed in the designated box found in the lobby of the FBC Fellowship Hall.

Thanks FBC!