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.

Come and See

In the first chapter of John, Jesus found Andrew and then Andrew found Simon and invited him to “come and see”.  On Sunday, February 5th as our church celebrates communion, you are invited to find someone who would not be in our service and invite them to “come and see” and offer to experience the Christ with them as you share communion together.

Find someone who would not be coming to church on February 5th.  It could be one of our homebound members or someone in a nursing home.  You might know of someone who does not attend church or hasn’t been to church in a long time.  Offer to come and share the service with them or invite them to your home where you can listen to the service and share communion together.

Once you contact someone, you will need to have a good radio or access to a computer where you can listen to the service.  You will need to provide the elements for communion: grape juice and bread.  We can provide small communion cups if you would like.  Bulletins will be available on Wednesday night, February 1st.  You will listen to the live broadcast until time for communion; then the radio broadcast will have a special recording to guide in the service of communion.

This is a way we can reach out to others and experience the Christ through communion.  We are taking the church to others; not expecting them to come to us.  We are also highlighting our radio and web ministry that reaches hundreds of people each week.

Please let the office know where you will be on February 5th and the names of those with whom you will be sharing communion.

Save the Date: TDCWL 2017

Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors.  Touching Davidson County with Love, a community mission activity, was born to help us fulfill this command.  2015 was the tenth year of celebrating TDCWL, and fifteen Davidson County churches joined together last April to conduct a one-day demonstration of love for the needy.  The churches represented a variety of denominations.

The next Touching Davidson County with Love is April 22, 2017.

We would love to have you involved in 2017!

Here is our outline of activity:
–In January all interested churches will select one or more representatives to serve on the TDCWL Steering Committee.
–There will probably be a meeting of the Steering Committee each month until the day of Touching Davidson County with Love.
–For several months, we will be searching for projects that will demonstrate our love for the needy.  Possibly projects include but not limited to building wheelchair ramps, visiting nursing homes, singing at nursing homes, making blankets for abused children, cleaning yards, delivering food and other gifts, making repairs, cleaning up camps to get ready for the summer and many other ideas that you may suggest.

For more information or to sign up to participate, please use our contact us page to get involved in this priceless local ministry.

Blessing Bags

Lily Thornhill is providing “Blessing Bags” for patients and families at the Hinkle
Hospice House.  Items needed include:  travel size toiletries, hair brushes, notepads,
crayons and coloring books, and lip balm.

Missional Leadership Workshop

Dr. Terry Hamrick – Missional Leadership Workshop

March 3 & 4, 2017

On March 3 and 4, 2017, Dr. Terry Hamrick will be conducting a Friday evening-
Saturday morning workshop on Missional Leadership at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Hamrick retired from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship national headquarters as coordinator of missional visioning.  More information will be announced on this soon.

Dream Teams Meetings

 –in Fellowship Hall:

  • Worship Enrichment Team January 15, 8:30 a.m.
  • Technology Team (Conference Room) January 15, 2:30 p.m.
  • Missional Leadership Team January 22, 8:30 a.m.
  • WOW for Jesus Team January 22, 2:30 p.m.