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.

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.

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.

Blessing the Lives of Children

We have three opportunities to bless the lives of children as we approach the Holiday season 2018. Through Operation Christmas Child, we can bless children around the world.

We are receiving a special Thanksgiving offering for Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina. We can share hope and change lives throughout our state as we support our Baptist Children’s Homes.

We can bless the lives of children locally through the Salvation Army Christmas Angels. We will soon have the angels available.

Summer 2019

Vacation Bible School     June 24 – 27

Passport Kids  June 30 – July 3 (3rd – 6th Grade Children)
Montreat Conference Center
Montreat, NC

Passport Missions July 8-13   (6th – 12th Grades)
Furman University
Greenville, SC

Passport Reservations must be made by September 16

Dr. Michael Blackwell and Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina

Our church has a long and dedicated history with Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina.  Dr. Michael C. Blackwell is celebrating his 35th year as President of BCHNC, a remarkable legacy!  We are privileged to have Dr. Blackwell visit our church on Sunday, September 23.  We will also have two very special guests from the past!

To honor Dr. Blackwell for his outstanding service, we want to receive a special offering for the Children’s Home.  Please make checks payable to the church and designate your gift for Baptist Children’s Homes.  We will present Dr. Blackwell with our gift on September 23.

Fall Festival 2018.

FBC: I have some really exciting news! A Fall Festival in the church fellowship hall is being planned for Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.. We will have the following: a supper consisting of soup and sandwiches for $5.00, a silent and live auction, a bakery shop with yummy treats, and crafts and games for the children. Our goal for this night is to raise money to get our church budget caught up and to have a night of fun and fellowship. I know if we all work together we can raise the funds we need.

I am challenging all members to participate in some way. Every age group will be able to help. For example, our children can save change and bring it the night of the festival. Our youth can give hours of babysitting, yard work, or make crafts to auction. The youth can also volunteer to serve food or help with the crafts and games.

I need the adults to donate items to auction, make baked goods, and/or serve on a committee. Our committees are Food, Games, Advertising, Sweet Shop, and Silent Auction. I will have a sign-up sheet so that we don not have more than one person going to solicit from a business. There will be sign-up sheets in the Sunday School classes, the office, and other places around the church.

This event will be open to the community. I hope you are as excited as I am about this opportunity to erase our church debt and have fun and fellowship! Please remember that no donation is too small of time or money! Every penny counts!

Sincerely, Beverly Fulbright

144 Challenge – Money Tree Fundraiser

Help support our youth as they travel to Belize this summer by participating in the 144 Challenge! There are envelope trees in the sanctuary and fellowship hall with envelopes numbered from 1 to 144. Please consider taking an envelope with an amount you are able to give.

What’s your number?

FBC in action: Year end review. 2017

What a year for FBC!  To list just a few of our milestones for 2017: Megan Smith affirmation, Palm Sunday, Mother’s Day, Megan’s first Sunday, LSHS Ensemble, Vacation Bible School, 1st FBC Block Party, Family Night, Reroofing of the Church, Fall Festival and Advent….Oh my! God is good…..all the time!

Here’s the visual recap of all the action at FBC:

Charitable Giving Seminar

Charitable Giving Seminar on November 1, 2017.

We welcome Al Seymour on Wednesday, November 1, who will lead a seminar on charitable contributions. Discover the most advantageous ways to give to your church and other important agencies.

Don’t forget to make your meal reservation by noon on October 30.