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)

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!)

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!

 

Easter Sunday 2017

Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!    He is Risen indeed!  Alleluia!  In the darkest moments of our lives, when fear and despair overwhelm us and  death drains us of all life and hope, an angel descends and rolls back the stone of doubt and despair.  When believing does not come easy and our fears outweigh our belief,  we hear the words:  “He is not here.  He is Risen!”  Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!  He is Risen indeed!  Alleluia!

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.

Associate Pastor Affirmation

A historic day of Celebration and Calling, March 19, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Lexington, NC  USA.  Simply wonderful, inspiring and providential.

The Christian life is not so much a destination as a journey. True worship is found when we experience God’s providence and faithfulness along the way. March 19th is a celebration of praise and joy as we affirm God’s leadership in our search for an Associate Minister. We welcome Meagan Smith as we join hands together in the great quest of building the Kingdom as we worship God, love each other, and serve the world.  Bonus:  It was a M&M Sunday!

Palm Sunday: YMCA Press Release

To: Davidson County Churches
From: Glynda Smith, YMCA Annual Giving Committee
J. Smith Young YMCA 119 W. 3rd Ave. Lexington, NC
Subject: Press Release
Date: February 27, 2017

YMCA’s Palm Sunday Lunch Benefits Y Scholarships
On Palm Sunday, April 9, a delicious lunch will be served at the J. Smith Young YMCA. The lunch of chicken pie, creamed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, and tea will begin at 11:30 and will continue until 1:30 to accommodate those who may want to eat following the Ecumenical Palm Sunday Service held on the old Court House steps.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults and youth 11 years and older, $5 for children 4 – 10 years of age. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available at the YMCA front desk and from a representative in the church congregations. They may also be purchased at the door on April 9. With advance purchase of tickets, you may reserve a table of 10. Take- out service is also available.

Seating is limited to the first 300 tickets sold. Ticket sales begin March 19, 2017 at the Y and in the churches.

After expenses, all proceeds directly benefit the YMCA scholarships that provide after- school day care, swim lessons, sports teams, and summer camp experiences for children in Davidson County. In 2016, the YMCA gave $131,678 in scholarships to folks in Davidson County.

For more information: contact Anna Flippen at the J. Smith Young YMCA, (336) 249- 2177.

Lenten Services

Lenten Services Begin this Week.

Community Lenten Services begin at noon this Wednesday at First United Methodist Church.  A lunch of soup and sandwich will follow the service each week for $5.00.

We need volunteers to help with the March 15th service which will be the Wednesday the Baptists are in charge.