Job Posting — Martha Best Children’s Center

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

MBCC Fundraiser

Martha Best Children’s Center

Christmas Fundraiser

Ho,  Ho,  Ho..  Christmas  will  be here before you know it.  MBCC  is  having  a  fundraiser  that  will  make  someone’s Christmas very special.  We have 4 stockings with wonderful goodies; there are two 5 foot stocking one for a boy and girl valued at $225 each; two regular stocking for a gentleman and lady valued at  $100 each.   We will  be selling raffle tickets  for  each  stocking  beginning  Wednesday  11/9 through 12/14.   Tickets will  be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

All  proceeds will  go towards providing extraordinary care for  the  children  of  MBCC!!   Thanks  for  your  continued support!

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

Trunk or Treat/Halloween Festival Candy

FBC will be joining all the downtown churches for a block party and Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 25. We also will have our Halloween Festival on Wednesday, October 28.

We need donations of candy for both events. Please place the candy in the container located in the Fellowship Hall.

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in children and adolescents over the past 30 years. Over 30% of children are overweight which poses  greater risks for diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and some cancers. The J. Smith Young YMCA wants families to know the dangers of childhood obesity and ways to reverse course through increased physical activity and improved eating habits. Here are five important actions:
• Eat Healthy: Make water the drink of choice (supplemented by age appropriate
portions of 100 percent fruit juices and low-fat milk) and make it easy for everyone to fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables by offering two or three colorful options. Feel free to mix and match fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables to provide variety.
• Play Every Day/Go Outside: Kids should have at least an hour a day of unstructured play outside (when possible) and break a sweat at least three times a week by getting 20 minutes or more of vigorous physical activity.
• Get Together: Eat as a family as frequently as possible with kids involved in meal preparation and clean up. In addition, adults should take a break from electronics and spend one-on-one time each day with their kids, enjoying one another’s company.
• Reduce Screen Time: Time spent in front of a television, computer, tablet, cell phone or video games should be limited to two hours per day.
• Sleep Well: Kids and adults need to keep a regular sleep schedule ten to twelve hours per night for kids and seven to eight hours for adults.

Please contact Jen Fuller-Allen at jen@lexingtonymca.com or 249-2177 for more information about programs that can benefit your family.

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Welcome New Cook

We have already welcomed David Green to the Martha Best Children’s Center as the new cook. David has agreed to also prepare the Wednesday night meals for the church.
David lives in the Silver Valley area and most recently was the cook and house manager for the Path of Hope here in Lexington for the past eleven years.
We welcome David to First Baptist Church.

MBCC Fundraiser 2015

MBCC Fundraiser – Valentine Luncheon
Friday, February 13 – 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 fundraiser on Friday, February 13.

Silent Auction for Baskets will Open Sunday, February 8 through Lunch on Friday February 13

Newsletter — September 2014

Check out the September 2014 newsletter (Refrigerator format) for current events and activities.

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