12-09-2018 Cancelled Services

We always regret anytime we cannot meet for worship, especially at the season of Advent.   But we are under a Winter Storm Warning, law enforcement is advising not to travel Sunday, the Governor has issued a State of Emergency and we are looking at a potentially historic snowfall for December–we really don’t have a choice.

All services tomorrow plus all children’s and youth activities are cancelled.

Sunday morning at 11 a.m. you can listen to last year’s worship service from the Second Sunday of Advent on the radio.

If you have not turned in your Salvation Army Christmas Angel, please contact Kathy Hinkle.  Chances are the church offices will not open Monday and we need to coordinate a way to get your angels to the Army.

Don’t forget that we will be packing food boxes on Wednesday.  Trucks are needed at Food Lion (Talbert Blvd) at 9 a.m. and volunteers in the fellowship hall at 10 a.m.

Please take good care, stay warm, and be safe!

Advent

Join us for Advent!

Here’s a throwback salute to our celebration in 2014.  Enjoy!

FBC Action — Year end review. 2016

Note:  This review contains multiple pictures and may take some time to load.  Enjoy!

Advent Recap 2016

Advent: Simply Beautiful!

“The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before…. What is possible is to not see it, to miss it, to turn just as it brushes past you.  So stay.  Sit. Linger. Tarry. Ponder. Wait. Behold. Wonder. There will be time enough for running. For rushing. Wait. Something is on the horizon.”  –Jan L. Richardson

Birthday Party for Jesus

Children celebrated Jesus’ birthday in the Fellowship Hall during the 2nd Sunday of Advent service in the Children’s Fellowhip Hall.

 

Sanctuary Poinsettias

If you wish to order a poinsettia as an honorarium or memorial for Christmas to be used in the Sanctuary, please call the church office. In order to get them for the start of Advent season, they need to be ordered no later than November 23. The price will be $30.00 each.

The first Sunday of Advent is November 27.

Advent Reflections, 2nd Sunday

The Chrismon Tree originated in the year 1957 at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, VA.    The word “Chrismon” comes from Christ and Monogram. Therefore, a Chrismon is a symbol; a representation of Christ.

Al Martin, our Minister of Music, introduced First Baptist to the Chrismon Tree in 1977. Al was assisted by Mrs. Miheepa Jones of First United Methodist Church. A small group visited the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville.

This year many volunteers led by Brenda Barton and Melinda Hartley have worked tirelessly to restore and renew our Chrismon ornaments. Each Chrismon proclaims the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. Surrounded by the symbols of Advent and Christmas, let us worship God!

Advent Reflections.

Advent Reflections on the First Sunday of Advent 2015.

Christmas Advent Events 2015

Saturday, December 5 First Baptist Church Sanctuary 5:00 p.m.
Welcome to December Concert by the Lexington Choral Society

Sunday, December 6 First United Methodist Church 3:00 p.m.
Community Christmas Candlelight Concert

Tuesday, December 8 The Life Center of DC 3:00 p.m.
Candlelight and Carols