May Is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of
living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood
pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. We all need to be
physically active, but our children especially need to establish healthy
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Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Childhood obesity can also lead to poor self-esteem and depression. More than a third of all children and adolescents are overweight, up from only 5% 30 years ago.

One of the best strategies to reduce childhood obesity is to improve
the diet and exercise habits of your entire family. Treating and preventing
childhood obesity helps protect the health of your child now and in the future.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that
adults: Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity
each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing,
swimming, and mowing grass with a push mower. Do muscle-
strengthening activities – like lifting weights or using exercise bands or
machines at the Y– at least 2 days a week. Any activity is better than
none. Start with small steps and work yourself up. Before you begin
any new physical program it is good to talk to your doctor.

We are blessed to have a wonderful and comprehensive YMCA as
our next door neighbor and partner in ministry. The YMCA offers
something for everyone to celebrate this month! We have classes for
children from 6 months and up, sports teams for adults and youth and a
staff who can help provide orientations to our equipment and classes for
adults, personal trainers who can help you meet your fitness goals and a
variety of programs that are designed to accommodate any fitness
level. For more information, please contact Jen Fuller-Allen at
jen(at)lexingtonymca.com or 249-2177.

June 1, 2016 is “Dream Night” at FBC

Today is a new day at First Baptist Church! We are moving forward as a congregation into uncharted waters, but we are a people of faith believing that God will lead us in our journey. Now is the time for us to look to the future and dream great dreams, for “The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams.”

On Wednesday night, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, we will have a “Dream Night.” This will be a joyful and optimistic gathering with delicious desserts to sweeten our dreams! We want you to dream of where our church can be 5 years from now – 10 years from now! As the Personnel Committee begins to form our Search Committee, our dreams will be essential as we look for a new Associate Minister. Make June 1 a priority! Dare to dream great dreams for First Baptist!

Touching Davidson County with Love 2016

Touching Davidson County With Love  –  Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall. Plan to participate in the 10th Anniversary of TDCWL.

Our assignment for 2016 is to gather food for Pastor’s Pantry:

  • Canned pasta
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned peas

Drop these canned donations in the large box at the Covered Entry foyer.

Junior/Senior Chili Supper

Saturday, February 6  –  5:00 p.m.  –  Fellowship Hall

Call Sharon Palmer (798-1369) if you plan to attend and side dish you plan to bring.

26th Annual Birthday Banquet

Wednesday, February 3  –  5:45 p.m.  –  Fellowship Hall
Adults: $6.00   Children 12 and under $4.00 Family Limit $20.00

Tickets are required and will be available on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings and in the church office.

Entertainment: The Bahama Mamas Steel Drum Band

Menu:  Chicken Marsala, Creamed Spinach, New Potatoes, Spring Greens and Mandarin  Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, Croissant, Cake/Ice Cream

Children: Chicken Tenders

MBCC Fundraiser – Valentine Luncheon 2016

Friday, February 12 – 12:00 – 1:00 p. m. – FBC Fellowship Hall

Ham or Turkey Sandwich, Potato or Pasta Salad, Fruit Cup, Tea and Dessert

Cost: $10.00 Adults $5.00 Children

Tickets are on sale now for the annual MBCC Valentine luncheon fundraiser.

Silent Auction for Baskets opens Sunday, February 7 through Lunch Friday February 12

Family Night 2016

6:30 p.m.  –  Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, January 13  –  MLK Program

Wednesday January 20  –  FaithHealth NC,  New Chaplain  –  Dianne Horton,
June Britt & Sue Epley

Wednesday, January 27  –  Quarterly Business Meeting

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

Food boxes 2015

It is time once again for our 2015 Sunday School mission project—food boxes for needy families in our community. We hope individuals and classes will contribute. All checks should be made out to First Baptist Church. The deadline for contributions is Sunday December 13. Boxes will be delivered on Wednesday, December 16.

Please contact Peggy Barnhardt or Tommy Wilson if you are interested in helping box food items or delivering boxes.

Food Boxes

Sunday, December 13, 2015 is the deadline for all contributions. The boxes will be delivered on Wednesday, December 16. Contact Peggy Barnhardt or the church  office if  you wish to help box items or deliver boxes. We prepared 60 last year at a cost of $75.00  –  $80.00 each. Please give as you are able. Make checks payable to First Baptist Church.