This Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Dear FBC-Friends,

Once a year we gather as a church to honor our High School graduates and to celebrate this great milestone in their lives.  And every year we wonder how these children have grown up so fast!

This year we have three graduates:  Tori Houser, Harrison Fulbright, and Skylar Freedle.   Tori and Harrison have grown up in our church and Skylar has been involved in our youth group.

I know you will want to be in church Sunday to share in this great service of celebration!   Meagan Smith and Peggy Barnhardt will be providing our Pre-Service music.

I have a special surprise for the Children (That I think the entire church will enjoy!)

The choir has a lovely   anthem for our graduates:  “Go, My Children, With My Blessing.”  The words are beautiful:  “Go, my children, with my blessing, never alone; waking sleeping, I am with you, you are my own.  In my love’s baptismal river I have made you mine forever.  Go, my children, with my blessing.  You are my own.”

Harrison is reading our Old Testament Lesson from Jeremiah 29: 11-14, and Tori is reading the New Testament Lesson from Philippians 4: 4-7 and verse 13.

We will honor our graduates with a breakfast before the service and we have a gift from the church that will be presented in the service.  The Sue Brown Knitting Ministry will also have a very special gift.

A special thank you to Beverly Fulbright and Linda Engstrom for taking on the role of the “candy providers.”  Jim Phillips always made sure the candy dish in the office was full of candy for the children.  Beverly and Linda want to continue this tradition in memory of Jim.  If you would like to help them by purchasing some candy, please let them know–I know they will be glad to have others help with the happy task.

If you cannot be with us in person, tune in to WLXN radio (1440 AM or 99.9 FM)  Unfortunately, the radio station is no longer providing the live stream of our service.  We are looking into a way to provide streaming through our website.

I hope to see you on this very special Sunday!

Ray

Baccalaureate Service 2017

At each transition of life, we must be prepared for farewells and new beginnings. In every farewell, there is a legacy to gain. In every new beginning, there is a hope to transform. In all of life’s transition, there is a foundation of faith to provide stability and courage.

Happy Graduation, FBC Youth!

Thanks Sparky, for the photos!

Baccalaureate Sunday 2016

We give blessings to you for all that you have achieved and many more achievements yet to come.

We give you blessings of good will and love as you journey forth into the world.

We pray that as you leave this place you will remember all the good times that we have shared with you.


We pray that God will give you strength and determination to develop new relationships that will help to strengthen and sustain your faith.

We pray that you make wise and rational decisions always turning to God for help.  God hears, God is always with you.  Remember if you turn to God, he will turn to you and guide you on the way.

Congratulations to:
Ethan Houser, Emerson Williams, Sheldon Bailey, Maggie Lancaster, Olivia Brown and Nolan O’Bryant!  FBC is proud of you!

Baccalaureate Sunday 2015

At each transition of life we must be prepared for farewell and new beginning.  In every farewell there is a legacy to gain.  In every new beginning there is a hope to transform.  In all of life’s transition there is a foundation of faith to provide stability and courage.

Note:  Get all the details of the service from the FBC bulletin: June 7, 2015.

 

Baccalaureate Sunday 2015

June 7
High School Senior Recognition Day will be held Sunday, June 7. Please notify the church by Sunday, May 17 of family members who will graduate this spring. Graduates are asked to bring a photo to the office by May 17.

We would also like to have information of any college graduates for the June newsletter. Please have information in the church office by May 17.

Baccalaureate Sunday 2014 – photo review

Before you were even formed, God knew you
While in your mother’s womb, God named you
At your birth, God’s breath filled you with life
Today we celebrate what you have become at this moment in time.

photos courtesy of JTate.

Baccalaureate Sunday, June 8th

High School Senior Recognition Day will be held Sunday, June 8th, 2014.  Graduates are asked to bring, mail or email a photo to the office by May 21st.

FBC would also like to have information of any college graduates for the June newsletter.  Please have information in the church office by May 21st.