On Thursday, December 7th, we will be going to The Galley on Lake Hartwell. Everyone is welcome to go. Just let Shirley or Harold Bagwell know by December 2nd. We need a firm number for our reservation at 6:45pm. The bus will leave the church at 5:30pm. The Bagwell's number is 847-9416
Annual PBA Fall Meeting
Be sure to put this on your calendar for October 22nd. Our Annual PBA Fall Meeting with be held here at First Baptist. The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with musicWe'll then enjoy some fellowship and conduct a little business. Connie Maxwell Children's Home is celebrating their 125th Anniversary. We want to bless them with a "pounding" of sorts and meet some of their basic needs. Some of the suggested items are: Mustard, Paper products, Gift Cards to McDonalds or WalMart, School supplies, Laundry detergent, Cream of Mushroom soup, Clorox, Linens and Towels & Children's toys for birthdays (all ages).
The Coasters will be goingto the Justus Apple Orchard in Hendersonville on October 10th. They will leave the church at 10:30 and eat lunch on the way. They plan to be back at the church around 2:00. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy friendship and fellowship, and of course apples.
Saturday, September 30th
Make plans to join us on Saturday, 9/30, at 8:30am as we have a work day to get some minor projects done and just "spruce up" the church buildings and grounds. We are thankful for what the Lord has provided for us here at FBC and we want to take care of what He has given us.
Sunday Night Fellowship
On Sunday, September 17th, following the evening service, we will be having an ice cream social. We welcome any churned ice cream, please let me know the flavor you will be bringing. Otherwise, please bring your favorite ice cream toppings such as chocolate, caramel, nuts, sprinkles, bananas, brownies, whipped topping – actually anything you’d like to bring will be great. Thank you and we look forward to this time of fellowship together.
WMU Kick-off Meeting In CLC
Saturday, September 9th at 2pm
Our WMU is announcing two big events in one:
We will have a toddler shower for Shannon and Randy Rogers. They are adopting precious twins - Isaiah and Bella - who are two and half years old. Tyra, Madison, and Josh, along with their parents, also are rejoicing in having two new additions to their kind, compassionate, and loving family. The Rogers' are registered at Target and Walmart.
This event will also be the kick-off for our new WMU year. Not only do we support the Rogers family in this adoption, but we support Shannon and her work at Family Effect and the Serenity House. Shannon will be our guest speaker and will update us on her work.
We encourage you to show your support for and be a part of WMU and its activities by attending. Let's celebrate God's goodness to us as individuals and as a church family!
Our next benefit luncheon for the Stones will be Sunday, August 27th, after the morning worship service. The catered menu will be chicken strips, chicken casserole, macaroni and cheese, green beans and mashed potatoes. Lily and Gary, who will be in town for several weeks, will be our special guests. All donations will go toward their mission efforts in Guatemala. Please plan to be with us in this effort to show our support for our home town missionaries.
The association will be holding Sunday School Leadership Training on August 5th. Registration will be from 8:30-9:00 am. The training sessions will be from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The event will be held at Washington Baptist Church in their family life center. You can pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the PBA office at 864-847-7348 for more information.
Ladies, join us on Thursday evenings at the home of Vicki Lewis from 6:30 to 7:30pm beginning on June 22nd through August 3rd. (we will not meet the week of July 4th) If you are interested in ordering a workbook before the study begins, please see Vicki Lewis or Diane Lopez.
Finding I Am
Join us if you want to:
Find Freedom in difficult circumstances by learning how to shift from "slave mentality" to "set free mentality.
Discover how Jesus is the key to satisfaction by learning the critical significance behind each of His I AM statements
Trade feelings of emptiness for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is
Grow in biblical literacy with the exploration of the gospel of John
Make plans to join us for a combined Associational service. Mission exhibits open at 5pm and the combined service starts at 6pm. Be there to hear former IMB Missionary to Eastern Europe, Dr. Mark Aderholt, speak. Find out how to get more involved with missions at home and around the globe!
On May 6th, the youth will have Yard Sale and Car Wash to help with the cost of summer camp. Since the Childcare after-school program meets in the old fellowship hall, we're asking for people to wait until closer to the yard sale before dropping off your donations. We'll begin at 8:00 am and finish up by 12:00.
Eat, Drink, and Lip Sync
1st Annual Lip Sync Contest
Presented by the Fellowship Committee
Sunday, March 5, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
in Fellowship Hall
Don’t miss this star studded event! Enjoy a great night of entertainment, food, and fellowship for the entire family! Performers will be judged on lip sync skill, costumes, creativity & enthusiasm! 1st, 2nd & 3rd place trophies will be presented! Enter your act now! Limited spots available! Applications are located in the vestibule. All entries should be submitted to the fellowship committee by Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
Fellowship Committee: Lisa Porter, Phillip Pack, Barbara Solesbee, Pat Dean, Misty Crocker, and Susan McAbee.
Luncheon to Benefit the Stones
WMU is sponsoring a lunch this Sunday, February 19th, right after the morning service. Any donations will benefit the Stones and their work in Guatemala through Cross Vision International. Plan to stay and enjoy a great meal and show your support for our hometown missionaries.