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.

 

Christmas Shoeboxes

For many years, members of First Baptist Church have traveled to the Samaritan’s Purse distribution center to help organize the huge volume of filled shoe boxes that will be shipped all over the world to provide Christmas gifts for needy children.

This year, 2016, we had over 140 Shoeboxes donated by FBC.

Here’s the FBC group that traveled to Charlotte for this special occasion.  What a great group!  Thanks FBC!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  Psalm 100:4.

The FBC staff wishes you safe travels and a memorable Thanksgiving!

 

Steeple Talk

November 2016

Look for it in your inbox or enjoy online November 2016 newsletter.

Operation Christmas Child 2016

Save this date: November 16, 2016.

Our church has participated in the Christmas Shoe Box collection since it began in operationchristmaschild-smallpng1993. When it first started we collected 200 plus boxes, but numbers have steadily declined in recent years, down to about 65 last year.

We can do better than that!

This year we want everyone to pack a shoe box (from the youngest to the oldest senior adult) boys, girls, men, and women. If you have physical limitations and are unable to shop, contact Barbara Epley at 336-2491331 and she will shop for you, bring the box to you, and help you pack it.

We need your help to collect the most shoe boxes ever!  We have ordered shoe boxes from Operation Christmas Child. They are now available for pickup.

Determine whether you wish to sponsor a boy or girl and choose the age group. Simply pack items that are age appropriate 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 for us to these in is Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Pick up your box today and start shopping.

Postponement: Senior Adult Luncheon

Senior Adult Luncheon Oct. 9 has been cancelled due to potential weather concerns.

It is rescheduled to Oct. 30.

2016 Fall Family Night Begins

The Fellowship Hall was packed!  We had an exciting night of great entertainment to kick off our Family Night fall season.  “The Wildcat Mountain Boys” presented a fast-paced, Bluegrass performance that had feet tamping and faces smiling!

Family Night, Fall 2016

Family Night Begins This Wednesday, September 14th, 2016.

We have an exciting night of great entertainment to kick off our Family Night fall season.  “The Wildcat Mountain Boys” will present a fast-paced, Bluegrass performance that you will not want to miss!   We need your reservation today! On Time Catering will be providing our meal.

Menu: Chicken Pie, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Salad & Dessert  $6.00 per person
There will not be a separate children’s menu available for this meal.

Technology & Children’s Worship

See all the smiling faces of the audience of Children during the Children’s Worship of September 4, 2016.

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Wednesday Nights at First Baptist. Fall 2016 plans

Our Wednesday night family night kickoff is September 14 with the Wildcat Mountain
Boys Bluegrass band!

Our fall schedule includes studies on the Baptists in September and the Reformation in October. We will have our annual Fall Festival on October 26 and have a report from our Search Committee in November.