Sabbatical Journal. 2019

Joyce and I are having a wonderful Sabbatical.  It is providing the rest and renewal that we needed, but it has also been an amazing spiritual journey as God has surprised us in many ways.  I am writing a Sabbatical Journal that I have posted on my blog.  You can access my blog through our church website at www.fbclex.org (scroll down to the bottom of the page for the link) or directly at http://heyitsray.blogspot.com/

We are grateful for this special opportunity.

Vacation Bible School 2019

It is time to start planning for an exciting VBS, on June 24-27. Volunteers are needed in many areas. If you are available to help in anyway please contact Eryn Myers at 336-250-8363 or at jegwmyers@triad.rr.com

Wednesday Night Meal

The Missions Committee will sponsor a discussion about the church’s Budgeted Missions Giving following our Wednesday night meal. We will enjoy quiches assorted (Lorraine, Broccoli & Cheese, etc.) assorted salads and dessert. Committee members will review the current allocations and lead a discussion with church members about their priorities. Of special interest will be feedback about local agencies the church supports and any that members would like to fund.

Comments can be emailed to committee chairman Chad Killebrew at killebrews@triad.rr.com.

Reservations are necessary by noon on Monday. Please remember if you make a reservation and do not cancel by noon on Monday you are responsible to pay the cost of your dinner.

Touching Davidson County with Love, 2019 edition

Celebrating our 13th year, TDCWL will take place on April 13th. This year, we will be working with the following churches: Coggins Baptist, Faith Church of Midway, First Presbyterian, First Reformed, First Methodist, Friedberg Moravian, Jersey Baptist, Linwood Methodist, Second Reformed, Shiloh Methodist and St. Stephen’s Methodist.

Sign up sheets will at the entrance to the fellowship hall from March 4th-April 3rd.

In addition, on March 25th at 5:30 p.m. you can sign up for a large project such as building a ramp. This will take place in the fellowship hall.

There will be around 40 projects that include the following: building ramps, singing in nursing homes, cleaning up yards, making blankets for the Dragonfly House (for abused children), doing a variety of repairs and construction for our helping agencies and planting gardens.

At the end of the day, each family who is served will receive a box of food and a Bible. We also pray that the people served will feel the love of God through us.

For questions, please contact one of the Steering Committee members. Tobin Shepherd, Debbie Auman, Ray Howell, Kay Albright and Judy LeCroy.

Please pray for TDCWL

2018 Year in Review.

Job Posting — Martha Best Children’s Center

Update:  February 2019, this position has been filled!

FBC announces a job posting in our Martha Best Children’s Center.  Please see the attached file for a complete description of the position.

MBCC Director Announcement

Letter from Jean

Dear Members of First Baptist Church of Lexington,

I would like to begin by saying thank you to the congregation of First Baptist Church for your years of support for the Children’s Center as a whole and for me, personally, as its Director. I am very grateful for the opportunity I have had to serve the families of our church and community over the past 35 years. In that time, I’ve had the unique experience of not only seeing the young children who began their education in our Children’s Center grow into adulthood, but I’ve also gotten the opportunity to see many of their children come through our halls and classrooms as well. Each of these individuals has been a blessing in his or her own way, and I have grown as a person and as a professional through my years of knowing them.

As with any endeavor or career with which God blesses us, the time comes when He has used us to the fullest within that position. So it is with my time here at the Martha Best Children’s Center. I believe that God has used me fully in the time I’ve been here, and while I would not trade even a single day of that time, I am ready to retire! My last day will be February 26, 2019. While I may be retiring from this position, be assured that I will continue to serve God with my heart, soul, and mind as he leads me into the next phase of my life.

Again, thank you for the support throughout the years. The people of First Baptist Church have truly been both my friends and family, and it has been an honor to serve you and to be loved by you.

God Bless,
Jean Ashley

Due Dates, 2018

PASTOR’S PANTRY
The deadline for collecting cans of yams for Pastor’s Pantry is November 15.

ADVENT POINSETTIAS
The deadline for purchasing poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary during Advent is November 15. Cost is $35 each. Call the church office if interested.

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES ARE DUE NOV 14

CHRISTMAS FOOD BOXES WILL BE PACKED AND DELIVERED ON DECEMBER 12

CANCER SERVICES CHRISTMAS PARTY WILL BE DECEMBER 20.
FOOD DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED

Inmate Christmas Party

Volunteers are needed for the annual Christmas Party at the prison on December 4, 2018. Desserts are the greatest need. Pies, cakes, cookies, doughnuts, and many tasty treats will be needed in large quantities! You are always so faithful and generous. Contact Newell Davis for more details.

November 14, 2018 Family Night

Wednesday, November 14, will be our next Family Night. The Faithful Workers Sunday School Class will provide the meal. Joyce will be making her homemade vegetable soup!

We will share special Thanksgiving memories in addition to our usual “Sword Drill” competition.

We are asking that you make reservations this week for this special evening. There is no charge for the meal but donations will be received for Cancer Services of Davidson County.