Called Deacons Meeting

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

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)

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.

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!

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!)

Vacation Bible School 2017

July 10-14

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