Easter Egg Hunt @ FBC

There were plenty of children!  Plenty of Easter Eggs.  An abundance of interest, fun and joy!  Great times to be at FBC!

See the recap below.

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!

The Blessing Bag Project

God’s goodness.

When a loved one is admitted into care at the Hinkle Hospice House, remembering to bring toiletries, journaling tools, even a magazine or puzzle books etc….may be the farthest from one’s mind. So why not make this one less thing that a patient or loved one has to remember by providing them a “gift of comfort and hope” in a bag, a Blessing Bag? Click this link to see more coverage about this project from Fox8.

12= the number of beds in the Hinkle Hospice House (HHH).
32= the average number of patients that are serviced monthly at HHH.
50-100= the number of blessing bags donated by March 1.

What does a “Blessing Bag” contain?
Travel-sized toiletries, a comb, a pen, a small notepad, and always a message of hope. (Contents may vary depending on donations.)

Activity Blessing Bags: a Sudoku, crossword, word search, or coloring book, a pen, colored pencils or crayons, and a message of hope.

How can you be a part of the “Blessing Bag Project”?
Donations of any of the following items for the bags will greatly be appreciated:
Travel-size lotion
Travel-size shampoo
Travel-size toothpaste
toothbrush
mini-notebooks
Sudoku books
Travel-size body wash or bar of soap
Travel-size conditioner
Travel-size mouthwash
A package of combs
A package of mints
coloring books
colored pencils
Travel-size deodorant
Travel-size Kleenex
mini-crossword books
crayons

Donations can be placed in the designated box found in the lobby of the FBC Fellowship Hall.

Thanks FBC!

March 19th

Chili Cook-off Youth Fundraiser

Reservations can be purchased for the Youth Chili Cook-off.  We also need volunteers to make chili and desserts.  Adults are $8.00, children $6.00 with a $25.00 family limit.

 

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.

2017 Birthday Banquet

The 27th Annual Birthday Banquet will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at
5:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Reservations are required for the event.

They will be accepted in the church office and on Sundays prior to the banquet. You will need to make payment for the meal when you make your reservation. The cost of the meal will be $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children with a $25.00 family limit.

Contact Wendy Walker if you are willing to help decorate or serve for the banquet.

Advent Recap 2016

Birthday Party for Jesus

Children celebrated Jesus’ birthday in the Fellowship Hall during the 2nd Sunday of Advent service in the Children’s Fellowhip Hall.