Homecoming 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The guest minister for the 11 a.m. worship service will be Tracy Fulbright Love. The special music starting at 10:30 a.m. will feature The Fulbright Family!

Following the worship service, there will be an old fashioned covered dish lunch.

Everyone is invited!  Bring a guest or friend!

Meagan Smith Ordination on April 14, 2018

You are cordially invited to attend the ordination of Associate Minister Meagan Smith into the Gospel Ministry on Saturday afternoon, April14, at 3 p.m. in our sanctuary.

A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall.

Walk, Run, Ride on April 14, 2018

Join the FBC Walk Team for the annual Cancer Services 5K Walk on Saturday morning, April 14 at DCCC.

There is a $30 registration fee that includes a T-Shirt and food, but most importantly it gives cancer patients hope for life!

Forms are available in the church office.

Davidson Works

Coming to FBC Wednesday Family Night Dinner

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Program @ 6:15 p.m. Dinner @ 5:30

Come and join us as we learn about one of our community partners that is reaching out to unemployed, disenfranchised, dislocated individuals in our community.

DavidsonWorks reaches out with compassion, support, training and connections to help put our friends and neighbors back on their feet with good employment opportunities.

You will hear amazing success stories about our own neighbors, as well as the innovative strategies this agency uses to support and encourage successful business development while creating great jobs for our community.

Join us as we welcome DavidsonWorks to FBC!

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

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?

Church Pictorial Directories Have Arrived!!

You can pick up your new directory after the service today in the library.  They are also available in the office during the week.

Family Night Dinner

Join us as we discuss and practice prayer. The menu will be spaghetti (angel hair) with sauce and meatballs or cheese ravioli with sauce (meatless option) with garlic bread, assorted salads, and dessert. Please make your reservations by noon on Monday.

Old Fashion Pulpit Swap

For the first Sunday of Lent 2018, FBC welcomed Dr. Arnetta Beverly to deliver our sermon while Ray preached at St. Stephens, United Methodist Church where Dr. Beverly serves as pastor.

Listen to Dr. Beverly’s sermon at this link.

Thanks Dr. Beverly!

Parker Lecture Series, Feb 2018 Recap.

Dr. Pam Durso, FBC’s guest lecturer for the Parker Lecture Series, on Saturday night’s lecture led us through the history of women’s history in the church.  Her message was on point as it reminded us that we all are historians and our view of history is colored by our respective lens.

Up to the late 20th century, history was written through the lens of men when, in fact, there were plenty of prominent women leading the charge in church history.  The late Gerda Lerna stated: “History is the archives of human experiences and of the thoughts of past generations; history is our collective memory.”

Later on Sunday, Dr. Durso’s sermon was on:  A Vase made of Alabaster.  You can listen to it at this link.

This year FBC participated in the Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM), Martha Stearns Marshall month of Ministry. where we had an opportunity to publicly voice our support of women in ministry, to be counted with other Baptist churches in celebrating the calling and gifts of women, and to remind our congregation that God does indeed call women to the work of the kingdom. But most importantly, this is an opportunity to invite into our pulpit a woman who has never had the opportunity to preach.

Read more about Dr. Durso here at this FBC post.

Intergenerational Women’s Group

FBC Women are invited to a gathering next Sunday, February 18 to discuss starting an Intergenerational Women’s Group. Please join us next Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.