Science and Spirituality

The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both. –Carl Sagan

Join us for this 9 week series based on Dr. Honeycutt’s new book on Science and Spirituality. There is no admission charge and all are invited to attend.

See this brochure for more details.

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

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

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!