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.

Last call from the Directory Team

Please see this important letter from Ray about FBC’s Directory. 

Time is running out for sign-ups for the new and improved directory.  Sign-up today!  (To sign-up see this original post.)

If your unable to make a session and still want to be included in the listing for the directory,please download, complete this form and return to the office as soon as possible.

This is going to be the best directory to-date!

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).

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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Seasonal updates

Salvation Army Christmas Angels

Christmas Angels are available today, December 4th.  Please place your unwrappedFBC-3rdSundayAdvent--Dec2014-0006 gifts on the stage with tag attached by Monday, December 12.  Volunteers will be needed at 3:45 p.m. on December 12 to transport the gifts.

Musical Presentations

Our Children’s and Youth Choirs will sing this Wednesday night, December 7.  All of our choirs will sing in the worship service next Sunday. Two weeks from today will be the Nine Lessons and Carols.

“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.

The 14th Pennies from Heaven campaign

Pennies from Heaven

Annual  campaign  for  “Pennies  from Heaven”  is  underway through early December.  Donations are for the direct financial support of The Crisis Ministry of Davidson County.   The collection Jug will  be location in the church office during the week, Sunday mornings and in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday nights.

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.

VBS- Group Pictures

Hooray!  We did it!  Another successful Vacation Bible School!  Thanks goes to all of the wonderful, eager to learn kids and to all of the Volunteers!  FBC could not have done it without you.