Salvation Army Christmas Angels

Happy November!  It’s that time of the year for the Angel Tree Program.  Last year, thanks to your generosity, the Salvation Army of Davidson County Angel Tree program was able to provide Christmas gifts to over 1,000 children.

The Angel Tree program provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need ages 0-12 years old in Davidson County.  Please consider adopting an angel again or for the first time this year.

How to Adopt an Angel:
1. Select an Angel or two from the table in the sanctuary and record your name and contact information on the sheet on the table. Each tag provides the Angel’s name, age, gender, clothing size, and wish list.

3. Purchase new, unused, unwrapped toys and clothing items that the angel has specified on the tag; don’t feel obligated to purchase everything on the tag. Place the items in a durable bag with the Angel tag inside the bag or affixed to the gift (s) so that the Salvation Army can identify where the items need to go.

5. Return your gifts to the stage in the Fellowship Hall by Sunday December 8.  Do NOT return them directly to the Salvation Army- they will pick them up at the church the next morning.

6. DONE!  You can feel great knowing that with your help children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas will find gifts waiting under their tree. Thank you for all you do to help with this important ministry.

School Supply final update

Here’s the final update on FBC’s Back to School mission this year from Ray:

One picture shows 576 packs of paper! Another shows boxes of supplies ready for delivery to Foster Children.

Other pictures are of book bags and supplies.

We collected 510 book bags. We delivered 6 boxes of school supplies to Social Services for the Foster Children. They were thrilled and said it was more than we have ever given in the past.

We had between $2500 – $3000 donated to help us buy the supplies. This was combined with the generous donations of people who brought book bags and various supplies. While it is hard to estimate the value, the supplies and book bags that will be given away amount to at least $5,000.

We are grateful to our entire church family and others in the community who made contributions to this effort!

Thanks FBC!

God is good ……  all the time!

 

TDCWL – Thank You

A message from Judy Lecroy (Co-Director of TDCWL):

I wish I had the vocabulary to sufficiently thank you for all your hard work today and preparation days for today. You are a special group of people—caring about the disadvantaged more than your own comfort and enjoyment. You sacrificed to help many. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I love working with you! Thank you again.

May God richly bless you!

 

GLAMA’s Palm Sunday March on Lexington

Tell the City of Lexington, Christ is coming!  This is the day the Lord has made!  We will rejoice and be glad in it.  Hosanna!  Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest!

Today’s Palm Sunday Celebration was planned by the Greater Lexington Area Ministerial Association.  We are grateful to the City of Lexington, Davidson County Government, and the Lexington Police Department for their assistance.  Thank you to the Alive Praise Band for sharing their gifts with us.  Thank you to all the churches who enrich this community with love and grace and who made this celebration possible.

Backpack Program

Greetings from South Lexington and South Lexington Developmental Center

With the beginning of the 2016-17 school year comes the responsibility of addressing high food insecurity that is a reality for many of our students at South Lexington. It is so hard to think about the population we serve (Preschool, Kindergarten and Developmentally Disabled Students) not having enough to eat. Fortunately, Lexington City Schools offers free breakfast, lunch and nutritious snacks through federal grants. This addresses the hunger Monday through Friday, but leaves many students without adequate access to food over the weekend.

This is where the BackPack Program comes into play. Each weekend, we provide a bag of kid friendly food like Canned Pasta, Raman Noodles, Pop Tarts, Instant Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Crackers, Fruit Cups, Chicken Noodle Soup and Pudding Cups tospaghettios students identified with high food insecurity.

Our BackPack Program is totally dependent on support from churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals in our community. We are grateful for the support we have received from FBC Women’s Mission Groups, Sunday School Classes and individual church members. We gratefully accept donations of food, cash or checks. All donations are tax deductible.

Please contact Julia Dunn School Counselor, South Lexington and South Lexington Developmental Center at 336-242-1245 or jdunn@lexcs.org if you wish to help the most vulnerable children in our Community.

Weekly needs for BackPack Program (50 students)
13 boxes of (Lance or other brand crackers, 8 packages per box)
50 cans of SpaghettiOs or Ravioli or Beef & Mac or Beans & Franks, etc.
50 cans of chicken noodle soup
9 boxes of Ramen Noodles (12 in a box)
25 packs of pudding cups (4 in each pack)
25 packs of fruit cups (4 in each pack)
10 boxes of oatmeal (10 per box)
10 boxes of poptarts (5 per box packaged by 2)

Each student will receive each week
2 packs of peanut butter crackers
1 can of spaghettiOs
1 can of chicken noodle soup
2 packs of Ramen Noodles
2 pudding cups
2 fruit cups
1 package of pop tarts
2 packs of oatmeal

Download the Shopping List.  Thank You!

TDCWL 2016

Save the Date  Saturday, April 16

Touching Davidson County With Love

Once again, this spring, our church will be participating in Touching Davidson County with Love.

The  date  is  Saturday, April  16!

Please plan now to participate. There will be construction projects, yard cleanups, nursing homes to visit, an d blankets to be made for children who are abused. Those are just a small portion of the projects that will be needing YOUR help.

Signups will begin around the middle of March.

This is the 10th year for TDCWL; please circle the date on your calendar and come out to help!

Annual Church Meeting Next Sunday

Sunday, August 30, 2015  –  9:30 a.m.  –  Sanctuary

The Annual Church Meeting has been moved to next Sunday, August 30 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. We were unable to have the meeting this past Wednesday due to not having a quorum. We will be voting on the 2015-2016 Nominating Committee report.

For a listing of the changes, please see our August 23, 2015 bulletin, page 2.

Faith Health

Mark your calendars for Sunday afternoon, March 15. Our church and First Baptist Church on Village Drive will be joining hands to explore ways we can reach out into our community, to those who are unchurched, through FaithHealth.

The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Village Drive.

FaithHealth is not just another program or another committee, FaithHealth is an initiative that creates a dynamic partnership between our church family, the
community, and the health care providers. You will hear an update on FaithHealth this morning from Deb and Don Watson, our coordinators. There are many ways you can be involved in this exciting movement.

In many ways, FaithHealth is nothing new.  FaithHealth is essentially what the Christian family is all about, caring for one another. Like the Gospel story we will hear this morning, FaithHealth is caring enough about your friends that you will find a way to get them the help they need. FaithHealth is allowing the church to reclaim the ministry of healing.

Community Lenten Services 2015

12 Noon

This Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Join the community for a weekly, ecumenical time of worship each Wednesday at noon at First United Methodist Church.

A light lunch of soup, sandwich, dessert and beverage will follow the service at a cost of $5.00.

Alternative Gift Fair 2014

Alternative Gift Fair Wednesday, November 19
5:00 p.m. – Fellowship Hall
Gift Fair/Bake Sale

Christmas is a special season. This year instead of giving more “things” give a gift that will make a difference to service organizations. You will have the opportunity to honor a family member or friend with a gift to a local or international service group. You will receive a gift card for your honoree from the organization that you select. We have set a minimum donation of $10 to get a gift card.

This year’s participating organizations include:

  • CBF Global Missions
  • FBC Assistance Fund
  • Martha Best Children’s Center
  • Crisis Ministry of Davidson
  • Carolina Cancer Services
  • Pastor’s Pantry

You may also enjoy homemade cookies, cakes or candy. If you enjoy baking please consider donating items for the fair. All profits will go to benefit local and international missions. Contact Kay Albright (248-4130) or Sharon Palmer (798-1369) if you wish to contribute baked goods.