Next Sunday: February 11th, 2018

Next Sunday, February 11th, our church will become an “Encourager Church” with CBF.

Linda Jones with CBF will be joining us for this special service.


Terry Hamrick

Renowned National Leader Conducting Missional Leadership Workshop

On March 3 and 4, 2017, Dr. Terry Hamrick will be conducting a Friday evening- Saturday morning workshop on “Missional Leadership”.  Dr. Hamrick, past national coordinator of missional visioning for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, is the author of Leadership In Constant Change, Embracing A New Missional Reality. Dr. Hamrick will present new perspectives on individual, small group, and church outreach with a focus on local mission.

The workshop will be in the Fellowship Hall from:
7:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday evening March 3
9:00am – 12:00pm, Saturday morning, March 4

Dr. Hamrick is on the cutting edge of new missional philosophy and brings decades of
experience and wisdom.  We are indeed fortunate to have him at First Baptist.  We
encourage everyone to come out and participate in this exciting opportunity to learn from this renowned Christian educator, author, and missional leader.

Missional Leadership Workshop

Dr. Terry Hamrick – Missional Leadership Workshop

March 3 & 4, 2017

On March 3 and 4, 2017, Dr. Terry Hamrick will be conducting a Friday evening-
Saturday morning workshop on Missional Leadership at First Baptist Church.

Dr. Hamrick retired from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship national headquarters as coordinator of missional visioning.  More information will be announced on this soon.

Global Missions Offering

It is the time of year that we give a special offering to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship for missions.  You have a Missions envelope in your packet or just make your check for CBF Global Missions offering.  May we give so others can serve.


CBF in support for people of Nepal

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is partnering with a network of Baptist groups from around the world to provide aid to the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal, which has killed more than 5,000 people, injured thousands more and left the impoverished South Asia country in a state of disarray. CBF has contributed an initial $10,0000 to the Baptist relief efforts and is encouraging Cooperative Baptists and friends to support the Fellowship’s response to the Nepal crisis. Gifts can be made to
the CBF Nepal Response.

Growing Generous Givers

Lois Hill and Brenda Hipp attended “Growing Generous Givers “, a stewardship conference led by Ruben Swing.  The three are pictured here on Friday,  September 19 at Wake Forest Baptist Church.  The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina sponsored the event.

Ruben Swing, Brenda Hipp, and Lois Hill (from left to right)

Ruben Swing, Brenda Hipp, and Lois Hill (from left to right)

Ideas and examples were shared for encouraging giving.   In terms of motivation or reinforcement,  did you know that giving is good for your mental and physical health and that your generosity tends to evoke generosity in others.  You may see some of the ideas from this conference modified to fuel our congregation as the  Commitment and Finance committees carry out their parts in our church’s ministry.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina (CBFNC)

2014 General Assembly March 28 – 29,  First Baptist, Greensboro, NC

All FBC Deacons, Sunday School teachers, Mission leaders, and all members are encouraged to take advantage of this free opportunity to learn and fellowship.


MBCC Silent Auction & Lunch

Valentine Luncheon – February 11, 2014 – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Fellowship Hall
Cost: $10.00 Adults, $5.00 Children.

Menu: Turkey or Ham Sandwich, Potato or Pasta Salad, Fruit Cup, Tea, Dessert

Tickets are now available.  The Valentine Luncheon is a sold out event as of February 9,2014.  The silent auction will only last through Wednesday, February 12th.

There will also be a Silent Auction that will open from Sunday, February 9 through Wednesday, February 12. Items for the auction are greatly needed and due by February 5. Contact Jean Ashley if you have items or services you are willing to donate for the auction.

MBCC thanks you for your continued support!

The Baptist Bible School of Belize 2013

On October 6, 2013, the Baptist Bible School of Belize held its fifth graduation in Orange Walk.  There were twelve very happy graduates–the largest class ever. There was a pastor from way down south near Punta Gorda and up north at Orange Walk as well as from Belize City. Most graduates are lay leaders, including a pastor’s wife who has brought many into the church at Burrell Boom, an energetic 74-year-old, and an American who has adopted several children from Belize. The later paid his own way.

Belize Bible School graduation 2013

Belize Bible School graduation 2013
photo by Rev. Susan Pasour, the stateside coordinator for the BBSB

FBC has supported this school from its beginnings in 2006. Dennis Hipp and Graham Hall were provided travel to assist in the school. Since Graham’s “retirement”, funding has helped Brenda Hipp to travel and assist with the school and attend this 2013 graduation. Designated funds have been sent to CBFNC and accessed to pay for student’s books, for food for students during the three weeks they spend in school at the Baptist Training Center, and for administrative costs. Much of this has come from Fellowship/Philpott Sunday School class of FBC. It is not a line item in either the FBC or CBFNC budgets. But it is a cause that changes the lives of the participants and those to whom they minister.

Brenda Hipp