2015 A Year end Review

2015!  What a year of Ministry…to the community, to the nation and to the world!  See some of the the best of “FBC in action”!

Love, peace and grace,   –FBC

Birthday Party for Jesus 2015

Photo credit:  MAMaddox

Advent Reflections.

Advent Reflections on the First Sunday of Advent 2015.

Birthday Party for Jesus 2015

Sunday, December 6 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – MBCC Dining Area

We will have games, crafts, snacks, stories, and music.  We are asking that each child bring a new pair of pajamas in sizes newborn to child’s XL. Wrap them and mark with gender & size.

Chrismons 2015

Enjoy a sampling of FBC’s new Chrismons for 2015.  Photography by Sparky Brooks, member of Lexington’s Photography Club and FBC.

Come out to worship with us to further enjoy the new tree, the new ornaments, the decorated Sanctuary and the exterior of the building.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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.

Operation Christmas Child 2015

Determine whether you wish to sponsor a boy or girl and choose the age group. Pack appropriate items in a shoe box, include a $7.00 check payable to Samaritan’s Purse (covers shipping and handling).

Attach a brochure, available in the church office or the Fellowship Hall.

The final day to turn these in is Wednesday, November 18.

Thanksgiving Eve Service 2015

Wednesday, November 25
Dinner  5:15
6:15 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Worship Service

6:20 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Theme: We Have A Story to Tell
Cost:  $5.00 ($3.00 children 12 & under)

Menu:  Sandwich buffet with ham and turkey sandwiches, cheese, fruit, vegetable trays
and brownies.

Family Night Fall 2015 Premiere

Well, it was a great night……The congregation trickled in, the kids were anxious, most of the food was ready….and then it happened…..the BBQ Chicken was a no show. Arrgh! Phone calls were made to the vendor. The stalwart congregation, in the meantime enjoyed some meaningful fellowship…..for about 45 minutes or so. Finally, the Chicken arrived much to the delight of the hungry congregation.

After some good food and fellowship, Ryan Short provided an outstanding program geared toward all ages. Great job FBC!

Belize Field Journal 2015

Day 9:  We had a great day yesterday.    Grilled 75 hamburgers and had delicious watermelon.   The Youth from Belmopan had a wonderful time.  Waiting for power to go off.  Our youth are ready for worship this morning.

Day 8:  We have had a fantastic week in Belize.  I can’t say enough good things about our youth.   They have been phenomenal!   Bible School was a big success.   The youth have some powerful experiences to share.   Grayson went to the children’s home yesterday to take the sports equipment. It was an experience he will never forget.image(1)

  Today we are hosting the Belize youth for a day long celebration.   We have been asked to lead the worship service tomorrow at Belmopan Baptist.  The youth will be singing and speaking and I will be preaching in the morning.
    We celebrated Emerson’s and Carol’s birthdays yesterday.   The is nothing like a Belizean birthday!
  Working with FUMC has been a great experience.     All of our kids have bonded and can’t wait to continue working together when we get home.  We have talked a great deal about plans for the school year and everyone is excited about senior high youth!
  This may be my last email.   The electricity will be off tomorrow.   Monday we go to the island where we have no connection by phone or email.   In the event of an emergency contact Pelican Beach Resort in Dangriga.
      This trip has exceeded all expectations.   God has richly blessed us all.

 

Day 7: Great day in Belize yesterday.  We visited the Mayan ruins which is a great image(2)highlight.   Today is the last day of VBS.   Our numbers have grown each day.  Working with FUMC has been a great, positive experience.   The kids have been great and have bonded very well.  They are already planning ways to work together when we get back home.

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Day 5: image

Day 4:   Another great day in Belize!   Our numbers in Bible School increased again this morning and we were officially informed that they want us to lead the worship service this Sunday.   We went to see the Howler Monkeys this afternoon.  We go into the very heart of the rain forest and our guide “calls” the monkeys down from the trees.  It is an incredible experience the kids will never forget.

These young people are phenomenal.  They are working so well together and demonstrating exceptional leadership.   They are all well and having a fantastic time.

We are grateful for the opportunity to share this experience with them.  Tomorrow we visit Mayan Ruins

Day 3:  The kids had an amazing experience this afternoon as we went cave tubing.  We explored one of the most incredible cave systems in Belize. The kids were able to jump off an underground cliff inside the cave into the cold water below. It was an experience they will never forget. Bible School went much better today.    Everyone is having a great time in Belize.

Day 2:   Belmopan is the capital city of Belize but there were no eggs to be found on Monday, August 3.  There was Bible School in Belmopan. Lee and I had to leave to go to Belize City to get his bag, but not to worry–our youth took over and by the end of the day the children were so excited they couldn’t wait to come back tomorrow. The kitchen crew is busy getting ready for dinner tonight.  The kids are resting.   We saw a rainbow this morning that was a simple confirmation God is blessing us.  Everyone is healthy.  All is good.

Day 1:   The group landed early in Belize and after a great lunch at Cheers we arrived at image_1the camp about 3:00 pm.  The only glitch is that LMabe’s suitcase is still at the airport–we hope!   We find out in the morning.  Everyone is tired but very happy to be here.  Bible School begins in the morning.

Our mission shirt is already hanging at Cheers!image