May Is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of
living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood
pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. We all need to be
physically active, but our children especially need to establish healthy
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Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Childhood obesity can also lead to poor self-esteem and depression. More than a third of all children and adolescents are overweight, up from only 5% 30 years ago.

One of the best strategies to reduce childhood obesity is to improve
the diet and exercise habits of your entire family. Treating and preventing
childhood obesity helps protect the health of your child now and in the future.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that
adults: Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity
each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing,
swimming, and mowing grass with a push mower. Do muscle-
strengthening activities – like lifting weights or using exercise bands or
machines at the Y– at least 2 days a week. Any activity is better than
none. Start with small steps and work yourself up. Before you begin
any new physical program it is good to talk to your doctor.

We are blessed to have a wonderful and comprehensive YMCA as
our next door neighbor and partner in ministry. The YMCA offers
something for everyone to celebrate this month! We have classes for
children from 6 months and up, sports teams for adults and youth and a
staff who can help provide orientations to our equipment and classes for
adults, personal trainers who can help you meet your fitness goals and a
variety of programs that are designed to accommodate any fitness
level. For more information, please contact Jen Fuller-Allen at
jen(at)lexingtonymca.com or 249-2177.

26th Annual Birthday Banquet

Wednesday, February 3  –  5:45 p.m.  –  Fellowship Hall
Adults: $6.00   Children 12 and under $4.00 Family Limit $20.00

Tickets are required and will be available on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings and in the church office.

Entertainment: The Bahama Mamas Steel Drum Band

Menu:  Chicken Marsala, Creamed Spinach, New Potatoes, Spring Greens and Mandarin  Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, Croissant, Cake/Ice Cream

Children: Chicken Tenders

MBCC Fundraiser – Valentine Luncheon 2016

Friday, February 12 – 12:00 – 1:00 p. m. – FBC Fellowship Hall

Ham or Turkey Sandwich, Potato or Pasta Salad, Fruit Cup, Tea and Dessert

Cost: $10.00 Adults $5.00 Children

Tickets are on sale now for the annual MBCC Valentine luncheon fundraiser.

Silent Auction for Baskets opens Sunday, February 7 through Lunch Friday February 12

Family Night 2016

6:30 p.m.  –  Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, January 13  –  MLK Program

Wednesday January 20  –  FaithHealth NC,  New Chaplain  –  Dianne Horton,
June Britt & Sue Epley

Wednesday, January 27  –  Quarterly Business Meeting

Advent Reflections, 2nd Sunday

The Chrismon Tree originated in the year 1957 at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, VA.    The word “Chrismon” comes from Christ and Monogram. Therefore, a Chrismon is a symbol; a representation of Christ.

Al Martin, our Minister of Music, introduced First Baptist to the Chrismon Tree in 1977. Al was assisted by Mrs. Miheepa Jones of First United Methodist Church. A small group visited the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville.

This year many volunteers led by Brenda Barton and Melinda Hartley have worked tirelessly to restore and renew our Chrismon ornaments. Each Chrismon proclaims the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. Surrounded by the symbols of Advent and Christmas, let us worship God!

Advent Reflections.

Advent Reflections on the First Sunday of Advent 2015.

Christmas Advent Events 2015

Saturday, December 5 First Baptist Church Sanctuary 5:00 p.m.
Welcome to December Concert by the Lexington Choral Society

Sunday, December 6 First United Methodist Church 3:00 p.m.
Community Christmas Candlelight Concert

Tuesday, December 8 The Life Center of DC 3:00 p.m.
Candlelight and Carols

Thanksgiving Season

Next Sunday is a service of Thanksgiving.   Thanksgiving Eve, November 25, will be our   annual sandwich buffet and Thanksgiving Eve  Worship in the Fellowship Hall.

Food Boxes

Sunday, December 13, 2015 is the deadline for all contributions. The boxes will be delivered on Wednesday, December 16. Contact Peggy Barnhardt or the church  office if  you wish to help box items or deliver boxes. We prepared 60 last year at a cost of $75.00  –  $80.00 each. Please give as you are able. Make checks payable to First Baptist Church.

Pennies From Heaven 2015

The twelfth annual fall campaign for “Pennies from Heaven” is underway through December. Donations are for the direct financial support of The Crisis Ministry of Davidson County.

The collection jug will be located in the church office during Sunday mornings, the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday Nights and in the church office all other times.