Wednesday Night Meal

The Missions Committee will sponsor a discussion about the church’s Budgeted Missions Giving following our Wednesday night meal. We will enjoy quiches assorted (Lorraine, Broccoli & Cheese, etc.) assorted salads and dessert. Committee members will review the current allocations and lead a discussion with church members about their priorities. Of special interest will be feedback about local agencies the church supports and any that members would like to fund.

Comments can be emailed to committee chairman Chad Killebrew at killebrews@triad.rr.com.

Reservations are necessary by noon on Monday. Please remember if you make a reservation and do not cancel by noon on Monday you are responsible to pay the cost of your dinner.

Touching Davidson County with Love, 2019 edition

Celebrating our 13th year, TDCWL will take place on April 13th. This year, we will be working with the following churches: Coggins Baptist, Faith Church of Midway, First Presbyterian, First Reformed, First Methodist, Friedberg Moravian, Jersey Baptist, Linwood Methodist, Second Reformed, Shiloh Methodist and St. Stephen’s Methodist.

Sign up sheets will at the entrance to the fellowship hall from March 4th-April 3rd.

In addition, on March 25th at 5:30 p.m. you can sign up for a large project such as building a ramp. This will take place in the fellowship hall.

There will be around 40 projects that include the following: building ramps, singing in nursing homes, cleaning up yards, making blankets for the Dragonfly House (for abused children), doing a variety of repairs and construction for our helping agencies and planting gardens.

At the end of the day, each family who is served will receive a box of food and a Bible. We also pray that the people served will feel the love of God through us.

For questions, please contact one of the Steering Committee members. Tobin Shepherd, Debbie Auman, Ray Howell, Kay Albright and Judy LeCroy.

Please pray for TDCWL

Annual Church Picnic August 5th, 2018

Please make plans to join us in the fellowship hall for our annual church picnic next Sunday after the 11 a.m. worship service. Since this is a picnic, please bring enough of your favorite dishes to share with others and enjoy the rich fellowship of God’s people.

Tea, water and coffee will be provided. We will celebrate the conclusion of another successful VBS and show pictures from the Belize Mission Trip.

Please contact Wendy Walker at 336-250-0318 for more information if needed.

Nominating Committee

The nominating committee is in the process of beginning their important work
for the coming year. There are a number of committees in the church that can
use your skills.

From Sunday School, to Building and Grounds and AudioVideo.  To Ushers, Food Service or Missions, there is a committee for you. If you are not sure what committee may suit you, please stop by the church office and look at last year’s report.

Please prayerfully consider lending your talents to First Baptist Church. For more information, please contact the church office or Nominating Committee Chairman, Jon Myers.

Block Party 2017

FBC Block Party —  An afternoon of music, food and friends with some great fellowship!

Here’s a summary of 1000 words:

You’re Invited! And bring a friend!

09.10.17
First Baptist Church Uptown
3-7 p.m.

You’re invited! Save this date!  Bring a friend!

FBC Block Party
An afternoon of music, food and friends with some great fellowship!

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon in the FBC parking lot on 3rd Avenue!

Free Entry & Free Food

Come and See

In the first chapter of John, Jesus found Andrew and then Andrew found Simon and invited him to “come and see”.  On Sunday, February 5th as our church celebrates communion, you are invited to find someone who would not be in our service and invite them to “come and see” and offer to experience the Christ with them as you share communion together.

Find someone who would not be coming to church on February 5th.  It could be one of our homebound members or someone in a nursing home.  You might know of someone who does not attend church or hasn’t been to church in a long time.  Offer to come and share the service with them or invite them to your home where you can listen to the service and share communion together.

Once you contact someone, you will need to have a good radio or access to a computer where you can listen to the service.  You will need to provide the elements for communion: grape juice and bread.  We can provide small communion cups if you would like.  Bulletins will be available on Wednesday night, February 1st.  You will listen to the live broadcast until time for communion; then the radio broadcast will have a special recording to guide in the service of communion.

This is a way we can reach out to others and experience the Christ through communion.  We are taking the church to others; not expecting them to come to us.  We are also highlighting our radio and web ministry that reaches hundreds of people each week.

Please let the office know where you will be on February 5th and the names of those with whom you will be sharing communion.

Save the Date: TDCWL 2017

Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors.  Touching Davidson County with Love, a community mission activity, was born to help us fulfill this command.  2015 was the tenth year of celebrating TDCWL, and fifteen Davidson County churches joined together last April to conduct a one-day demonstration of love for the needy.  The churches represented a variety of denominations.

The next Touching Davidson County with Love is April 22, 2017.

We would love to have you involved in 2017!

Here is our outline of activity:
–In January all interested churches will select one or more representatives to serve on the TDCWL Steering Committee.
–There will probably be a meeting of the Steering Committee each month until the day of Touching Davidson County with Love.
–For several months, we will be searching for projects that will demonstrate our love for the needy.  Possibly projects include but not limited to building wheelchair ramps, visiting nursing homes, singing at nursing homes, making blankets for abused children, cleaning yards, delivering food and other gifts, making repairs, cleaning up camps to get ready for the summer and many other ideas that you may suggest.

For more information or to sign up to participate, please use our contact us page to get involved in this priceless local ministry.

Christmas Shoeboxes

For many years, members of First Baptist Church have traveled to the Samaritan’s Purse distribution center to help organize the huge volume of filled shoe boxes that will be shipped all over the world to provide Christmas gifts for needy children.

This year, 2016, we had over 140 Shoeboxes donated by FBC.

Here’s the FBC group that traveled to Charlotte for this special occasion.  What a great group!  Thanks FBC!

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Christmas Food Boxes

It is the time again for Sunday School Mission Project Food Boxes at Christmasfbc-food-boxes
for the needy in our community.

Last year we prepared 60 boxes at a cost of $75.00 to $80.00 box.  Please give as you are able.  All checks should be made to First Baptist Church.  December 7 is the deadline for all contributions.  The boxes will be delivered on Wednesday December 14.

Contact Peggy Barnhardt or the church office if you wish to help box items or deliver boxes.