Job Posting — Martha Best Children’s Center

Update:  February 2019, this position has been filled!

FBC announces a job posting in our Martha Best Children’s Center.  Please see the attached file for a complete description of the position.

MBCC Director Announcement

Letter from Jean

Dear Members of First Baptist Church of Lexington,

I would like to begin by saying thank you to the congregation of First Baptist Church for your years of support for the Children’s Center as a whole and for me, personally, as its Director. I am very grateful for the opportunity I have had to serve the families of our church and community over the past 35 years. In that time, I’ve had the unique experience of not only seeing the young children who began their education in our Children’s Center grow into adulthood, but I’ve also gotten the opportunity to see many of their children come through our halls and classrooms as well. Each of these individuals has been a blessing in his or her own way, and I have grown as a person and as a professional through my years of knowing them.

As with any endeavor or career with which God blesses us, the time comes when He has used us to the fullest within that position. So it is with my time here at the Martha Best Children’s Center. I believe that God has used me fully in the time I’ve been here, and while I would not trade even a single day of that time, I am ready to retire! My last day will be February 26, 2019. While I may be retiring from this position, be assured that I will continue to serve God with my heart, soul, and mind as he leads me into the next phase of my life.

Again, thank you for the support throughout the years. The people of First Baptist Church have truly been both my friends and family, and it has been an honor to serve you and to be loved by you.

God Bless,
Jean Ashley

MBCC Fundraiser – Valentine Luncheon 2016

Friday, February 12 – 12:00 – 1:00 p. m. – FBC Fellowship Hall

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

Cost: $10.00 Adults $5.00 Children

Tickets are on sale now for the annual MBCC Valentine luncheon fundraiser.

Silent Auction for Baskets opens Sunday, February 7 through Lunch Friday February 12

Advent 2014 Calendar

Advent Calendar 2014 for FBC

Welcome to December – Lexington Choral Society
Saturday, December 6
5:00 p.m. – First Baptist Church Sanctuary

Christmas Party for Jesus
Sunday, December 7
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – MBCC Children’s Dining Area

Community Candlelight Service – First Reformed UCC
Sunday, December 7 – 3:00 p.m.

Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 21
11:00 a.m. – First Baptist Church Sanctuary9Lessons1215021 (Medium)

Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight Service
Wednesday, December 24
5:30 p.m. – First Baptist Church Sanctuary

9Lessons1215012 (Medium)

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.

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!

MBCC Fundraisers

MBCC Fundraisers

Update: March 2014.  The MBCC fundraiser held in February was a great success! Through donations, the lunch and silent auction, we raised $9,178.75!! This will go a long way to helping our budget as we continue to provide much needed scholarships to families in financial crisis. Thank you to all who helped…we couldn’t have done it without you.

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There will be a Children’s Clothing Sale Friday, 1/17 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. for MBCC and FBC families and Saturday, 1/18, 8:00 a.m. to noon for the general public. We are accepting donations of gently used children’s clothing. Contact Jean Ashley if you have items or services you are willing to donate for the auction.

Our Silent Auction will open from Sunday, February 9 through Wednesday, February 12.

Contact Jean Ashley if you have items or services you are willing to donate for the auction.

There will be a luncheon on Tuesday, February 11 at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets will be available beginning February 1st.

Alternative Gift Fair 2013

Wednesday, November 13 – 4:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. – Fellowship Hall

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:

  • Habitat for Humanity,
  • Davidson County Prison Ministry,
  • Cancer Services,
  • CBF Global Missions,
  • Martha Best Children’s Center Scholarship Fund,
  • NC Baptist Children’s Home,
  • FBC Assistance Fund.

You may also enjoy homemade cookies, cakes or candy.  If you enjoy baking pleased consider donating homemade items for the fair.  All profits will go to benefit local missions.  Family and friends would love to be honored with a gift to a local agency or one of the other gifts available.

Staff Appreciation

Jean Ashley Director Martha Best Children's Center

Jean Ashley
Director
Martha Best Children’s Center

On October 10th, Jean Ashley , Director of the Martha Best Children’s Center, will have completed 30 years of service to First Baptist Church.

We thank Jean for all these years and we are truly grateful for her dedication to First Baptist Church, the children and her service to our community.