FBC Macon

Nurture. Love. Serve. ALL.

We’re proud of our Baptist history and heritage, but we’re also proud of our diversity. At First Baptist you will find a group of people coming from a variety of different church backgrounds and denominations who have found a home at the “top of Poplar.” And while our congregation comes from all over middle Georgia, we are a downtown church and see it is our mission to be the presence of Christ to our InTown and College Hill communities here in Macon.

Family Movie Night and Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Saturday, July 28, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Wear your PJs and watch your favorite Space Ranger (Buzz Lightyear) and pals on the screen in the Fellowship Hall as we watch "Toy Story." Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be provided. Bring a stuffed animal or toy to leave at church for a sleepover! We will see if they come to life and get into things like Andy's toys do, and pictures of their activities will be posted on the children's ministry Facebook page. Meet up with them at 9:15 on Sunday morning for breakfast and take them to worship and home with you.

Kids Serve at Macon Outreach

Wednesday, July 25, 10:30-1:30

Don't forget to make space in your summer for service! Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to sign up to help serve lunch to our neighbors in need. Meet at FBCX at 10:30. After we serve, we'll go out to lunch together and will be back at FBCX by 1:30. Bring $6 for lunch.

Mystery Trip

Thursday, June 28, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Kids who have mastered their Sunday School benchmarks are "out of this world" and will be rewarded with a fun trip! For 1st - 5th graders. Check with your Sunday School teachers to see if you qualify. Cost: $20. Sign up with Mrs. Julie by June 23. 

Pool Party Under the Stars

Friday night, June 22, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Bring your family and enjoy a night at the pool! Sub sandwiches will be provided. Let Mrs. Julie know if you can bring a dessert or side to share. The pool is located on Edgefield Way in the Brookfield subdivision off of Bowmn Rd,. Macon.

Order Your Easter Lilies

Once again you will have the opportunity to order Easter lilies in honor, memory or appreciation of loved ones, to adorn the sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 1.  The cost of the lilies will be $11 each.  Reservation forms are available in the church office and in various locations throughout the building.  The cut off date for placing your order will be Monday, March 26.  The lilies will be placed on March 30 and may be picked up after the morning service on April 1.

Lenten Offerings at FBCX

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FBCX will be joining with the wider Christian community in our observance of the season of Lent with these special offerings:

Ash Wednesday Service
February 14, 6:15 p.m.

Supper will be served beginning at 5:30.  There will be no other programs going on this evening, except that Chancel Choir will rehearse after the Ash Wednesday service. Children will be invited to go with Mrs. Julie at the beginning of the Ash Wednesday service for their own lesson on Lent and will return to the service at the end for the imposition of ashes.                  


Praying With Your Pen
A Six Week Lenten Writing Group
Begins on Sunday, February 18, At the School Hour, 9:45 a.m., Library 
(Led by Kathy Manis Findley and LeAnn Gunter Johns (rsvp to leanngunter@gmail.com).

No formal writing experience needed.Bring a journal and pen/pencil.Challenge yourself this Lent to experience something new and different through a writing small group.


Activities for Children and Families

A “family faith jar” will be available for children and their families to take home.  The jar will include strips of paper to pull out each day with the suggestion of a discussion starter or
spiritual practice. 

  
Lenten Devotionals and Wednesday Night Study 

To help guide you through your Lenten observance this year, copies of a devotional
featuring the poetry of Mary Oliver will be available in the church starting next week. These devotionals are free! Copies of the poems featured will be included with the devotional, but if you’d like to have them in book form, they can be found in Oliver’s Devotionals. We will also be using these devotionals during the adult Bible study time on Wednesday.

Lent for Children and Families

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14.  Here are ways families with children can observe the season.

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Family Faith Jars

Pick up one of these jars with faith practices or discussion starters.  Draw one to use at the dinner table or before bedtime.  The jars will be available beginning Sunday, Feb. 4, on the table in the Education Building Lobby.

 



Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 14, 6:15 p.m.,  FBCX Sanctuary
There will be no choir or missions groups meeting this night.  Children are invited to join with Mrs. Julie at 6:15 to learn more about what Ash Wednesday and Lent mean.  Then, they will join with families towards the end of the service to receive ashes upon their foreheads (if they choose).  Childcare will be provided for nursery aged or preschool children who choose not to attend the service.  

Palm Sunday Picnic and Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 25, following morning worship

 

WEEKLY SERVICES

Sunday
Sunday School at 9:45am
Morning Worship at 11:00am

Wednesday Evening
We begin with a meal at 5:30pm. Music and missions activities are available for adults, youth, and kids. Learn More

 

CONTACT US

511 High Place
Macon, GA 31201
Directions to FBCX

Telephone: 1.478.742.6485

Email: office@fbcxmacon.org


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