Place your order for Easter lilies no later than Sunday, April 14. Cost per lily, including a white ribbon, is $10.00. Make check payable to First Baptist Church. Lilies will be placed on April 17, and may be picked up after the morning service on April 21. Attach a separate sheet if needed. If you wish to pay for your flowers online please click here and selected Seasonal Flowers in the drop down menu. Please provide the following:
“Kingdom of the Son”
Vacation Bible School
June 24-28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
For Kids who have completed 3K-Grade 5
Kids will learn Bible stories, create crafts, explore with science experiments,
enjoy snacks and games, sing great songs, and more!
Register now by clicking here!
Youth or adults interested in volunteering can register here.
I would like to volunteer to help with Vacation Bible School!
Sign me up to help in one or more of the following ways (check all that you'd be willing to do):
Events will be held in the fellowship hall. We look forward to seeing you all there.
When: June 2- 5, 2019
What: Join CBF Congregations and youth groups from Alabama, Florida, and Georgia for a short term disaster response trip to the Florida panhandle. We will be clearing debris and doing some small repair work. Each night we will have a time of reflective worship and church group debriefing. You will have the opportunity to work alongside your group as well other congregations.
Cost: $50 per person (includes lunches on Mon- Tues, supply fees, and a Tshirt) plus the cost of lodging (FBCX will coordinate lodging and transportation)
Who: ANYONE can sign up! Children need to be accompanied by a family member.
Deadline: Sign up with a $25 deposit by March 27th (So we can send our final numbers to CBFGA)
After signing up below, go to our give page here to make your $25 deposit.
Our faith teaches us that miraculous and mysterious things are known to happen around a table, especially when it’s filled with food and drink. Tables have a way of breaking down walls and forcing us to see face to face, if not always eye to eye. Tables draw us in, creating holy space between us, or perhaps reminding us the space between us is always holy, and not nearly as vast as we believe. The gospels tell us it was around a table filled with food that Jesus spent much of his ministry, reminding people not simply of God’s nearness but their neighbor’s. It was around a table that Jesus spent the last night he had with his friends, telling them to remember him whenever they shared a meal together. And of all the biblical images available to him to describe life in the world to come, a table filled with rich food and drink where all the people of the earth would gather and celebrate together, well, that was Jesus’s favorite.
Mindful of all these things, this Lent our congregation is going to gather around a table together and watch what the presence of Christ there with us will reveal. Or rather, we’re going gather around many different tables—perhaps even your table!
Introducing “Around the Table,” a congregational “supper club” of sorts.
Over three Saturday evenings this spring, members of our congregation will host a potluck dinner party for 3-4 other families and individuals from within the church (8-12 people total).
The pairings will be assigned, with an eye toward bringing people together from across the many different groups and ministries within the church. We’ll gather in each other’s homes, eat each other’s food, learn more about what has brought each of us to this place, and hopefully learn more about what binds us together as a people.
Accommodations will be made for folks with dietary restrictions and who need transportation.
Childcare will also be available at the church. We want to remove as many barriers as possible, so please reach out to Scott or Kelsey with any concerns.
You are also free to sign up for as many evenings as you like!
Dates: March 9, 23, and April 6
Childcare will be offered at the church 5:30-8:30pm