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

Nominating Committee 2018

Where do your Talents and Interests lie? Everyone has something to contribute! What’s holding you back? We want to know what committees you are interested in joining.

Click on this link to download the form.  Please check any of the committees that you would like to work on. This will help the Nominating Committee next year in filling the committees.

Please return the form to the church office by December 16th.

Educator Sunday

Missional Survey

Our church has spent many rewarding hours this year exploring how we as a church family can reach out to our greater community in support of local mission. Through our budget we support a number of local missions…each of which is very deserving. However, the extensive number of missions dilutes the impact we can make financially on each individual organization.

One of the most impactful sessions we had this year was the visit by Dr. Matt Cook, senior pastor at First Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC. Several years ago, FBC Wilmington found themselves in a similar situation with small donations going to many missions. They felt that their contribution was not making a significant impact on any of these deserving organizations. They changed their approach to a focus on missions where congregation members were actively involved. They then offered not only financial contribution, but also additional time, talent and resource support, essentially establishing a partnership with the selected missions. This resulted in a major reduction in the total number of missions being funded, but those that were supported were offered significant resource support of both financial contribution and human service.

The purpose of our FBC Missional Survey is to get a snapshot of our community missional involvement as a congregation. This information will be used to then help determine the level of partnership that is appropriate between our church and each organization.

In order to develop a program that can make a difference with our local missions, we need your help. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and then take it by the church office, give it to an usher, email to or fax it to the church at 336-249-4762.
Thank you for your help on this important project.

Missional Leadership Team

We want to hear from you!!! Download and complete the form!  Or complete the form online at this link.  It’s in Google forms, so just click on the link to open the survey. The survey walks you through the rest of the steps.  (Thanks Whitney!)

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.

Grape Jelly and Tomato Soup

Our church, for many years, has been responsible fore supplying tomato soup and grape jelly for Crisis Ministry of Davidson County. We have recently fallen behind our commitment.

Let’s us use the month of May to renew our commitment to Crisis Ministry and replenish the supply of soup and jelly. You can bring your donations to the basket located under the television monitor beside the ground floor elevator.

Opportunities for Service.

From Ray’s sermon of April 10th, 2016, Opportunities for Service is here on the opportunitiesforservice-apr2016website.  Ray’s invitation to join the ministry of FBC included three basic points of consideration for action.

He called them the ABCs:

A: Ask God,

B: Be yourself and

C: Commitment.

The online signup form is here.

Some of these opportunities can be filled by one person.  Some will require numerous volunteers.  Where is God leading you to serve?

Visit Nursing Homes, Rehab Centers, and Homebound (Coordinate with CARE Committee to visit our church family members who are confined to home or a healthcare facility)

Coordinate Lay Readers (Schedule Lay Readers for Sunday Mornings, Coordinate with Ray to provide Scriptures in advance)

Coordinate Bible Openers (Maintain a list of children to open the Bible, contact families in advance to schedule Sundays and coordinate with Ray or the church office)

Church Paraments (Coordinate with Ray to have the correct Paraments on the pulpit and communion table, and make sure the paraments are maintained, protected, and properly stored)

Coordinate Youth Snack Suppers (Beginning this fall, schedule snack suppers for Sunday nights, coordinating with youth leaders)

Vacation Bible School (We need workers for VBS July 25-29)

Family Life Committee (We hope to plan more family, social, and fun activities and would like to increase the number of people on the Family Life Committee)

Church Vehicles (Make sure our bus and mini-bus are up to date on service and inspections. Know where to send vehicles if repairs are needed)
Wednesday Night Meals (Volunteers needed beginning in the fall)

Visitors Follow-Up
(Contact those who visit our church and share information on the church if interested)

FaithHealth (Join our FaithHealth ministry to provide transportation, meals, or support services as needed)

FaithHealth Monthly Emphasis
(Coordinate with Dr. Victor Farrah to provide the monthly bulletin insert on a timely health issue)

Hospital Visitors (When Ray is not available, visit our church members who are hospitalized)

Agency Representative (Keep our church family informed of needs and volunteer opportunities in the agency that you represent)

Sunday Morning Coffee Room (Thank you Alyson Honeycutt for coordinating!—we will need volunteers to help)

Sunday Morning Greeters (Join our friendly group of greeters to provide a cheerful welcome and assistance when needed)

Shoebox Ministry (Coordinate our annual Shoebox Ministry)

Salvation Army Christmas Angels (Coordinate our annual Christmas Angel campaign through the Salvation Army)

Church Bulletin Boards
(Coordinate and decorate our church bulletin boards to promote important events)

Sanctuary Flowers (Coordinate flowers for the sanctuary including the annual Christmas Poinsettias, palms for Palm Sunday & Easter Lilies)

Fountain (Maintain our church fountain in the Columbarium Garden)

Columbarium Sales and Oversight (Oversee our Church Columbarium with responsibility for sales)

TV Informational Monitor (Update the TV monitor in the Fellowship Hall lobby on a weekly basis)

Sunday Morning Prayer Ministry (Join our Sunday morning prayer team to pray for our church during this important time)

Candles and Candle Lighters (Look after the candles in the sanctuary and the lighters that we use for the Christ Candle.  Coordinate with Ray for candles needed for All Saint’s Sunday)

Extended Session/Nursery (Volunteers are needed to help with the nursery and extended session during the worship service)

Children’s Ministry (Coordinate a Children’s Ministry during worship, plan a week at Passport Kids, plan outings and events for children)

Chrismon Ministry
(Join this dedicated group of talented members to create new Chrismons for our beautiful tree this Advent season)

Small Jobs Ministry
(Help is needed with this important ministry)

Single Adult Ministry
(Start a Single Adult Ministry in our church)

Host a Small Group (Small groups can meet for Bible Study, book reviews, prayer, or for any special ministry)

Create a New Ministry (Perhaps God is calling you to create a brand new ministry)

Music Ministry (Sanctuary Choir, Senior Adult Choir, Handbells, Youth Choir, Soloists, Ensembles, Children’s Choirs-Joyful Singers and Chancel Choristers)

Sunday School Literature (Work with SS Director John Thacker to organize and distribute Sunday School Literature)

Creative Writing (Use your creative writing skills to write original “Gatherings” and/or litanies for the worship service)

Church Ambassador (We have many outside groups and agencies who use our church building as part of our mission to the community. We need someone to represent the church at these occasions)

Prayer Shawl Ministry (Join this group of gifted women who knit or crochet prayer shawls for the sick, baby blankets, and afghans for our high school graduates)

Nominating Committee
(Our Nominating Committee will be meeting soon to fill our committee and leadership positions.  Find a place of service and let us know this is where you would like to serve)

Touching Davidson County With Love
(Become a part of our leadership team to begin planning the 11th Annual TDCWL!)

FaceBook and Twitter
  (Manage our church’s FaceBook page, updating frequently.  Start a church Twitter account to promote church activities and share information.)

We have many church members who are involved in a multitude of ministries.  If you are already doing something that is on this list we are grateful.  This list is by no means exhaustive and does not include many of the important tasks that are appointed by the Nominating Committee.  These are areas that we need your help to build the church of Christ.

To volunteer for a service opportunity on this list or to learn more you can
a) email ray at ray(at);
b) call the church office at (336) 245-1261;
c) circle the opportunity (or opportunities) and hand the list to Ray, Jim Tate, or the church office or;  Print out the list here.
d) complete this online form.

To volunteer for a position of leadership or service that is covered by the Nominating Committee, please email Debbie Tate at dtate(at)


April 24th, Celebration

Our church family will celebrate the ministry of Tommy and Sandra Wilson on Sunday, April 24th.  Following the worship service we will gather in the fellowship hall for lunch and a special  program.

Rev. Tommy Wilson

Rev. Tommy Wilson

Tickets ($6 Adults/ $3 Children) will be available beginning April 3rd.  Seating is limited so you are encouraged to purchase your tickets early.  Tickets will be available in the church office during the week and on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.

Thanks Tommy and Sandra for your ministry at FBC!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Candlelight Service 2015 bulletin

Merry Christmas!  –FBC staff

Christmas Eve Communion Candlelight Service 2015

Thursday, December 24     5:30 p.m.     Sanctuary

Arrive early for this tradition of candlelight and communion. We will close the Advent season with the singing of “Silent Night” while the Sanctuary is illuminated by candles and filled with the anticipation of Christmas Day.

We will be receiving a special offering at the Christmas Eve Service to help our church reach our budgetary commitments for 2015.

If every family would consider a special Christmas gift in addition to their regular gift, it would make a tremendous difference. We invite you to come to the Christmas Eve Service prepared to make a special Christmas gift.