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

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

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.

CANDLES OF HOPE

Light is a symbol of life and life everlasting. This Sunday morning we will read the names of our church family and loved ones of our church members who have died in the past year.

During the musical selection that follows, family members are invited to come to the front and light a candle of hope. If you have a loved one not listed, you will have the opportunity to light a candle as we sing “Shall We Gather at the River.”

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.

Sundays in September, 2018.

Sundays in September will begin on September 2 with a 3 week September Sermon Series on:  “What Does It Mean to be Saved?  Salvation in Three Tenses.”

Dr. Michael Blackwell will join us on September 23 and we will also have two very special guests from the past.

Dr. Howell will conclude the month on September 30 with a sermon from Genesis 3, “East of Eden.”

Nominating Committee 2018

Where do your Talents and Interests lie? Everyone has something to contribute! What’s holding you back? We want to know what committees you are interested in joining.

Click on this link to download the form.  Please check any of the committees that you would like to work on. This will help the Nominating Committee next year in filling the committees.

Please return the form to the church office by December 16th.

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