Thursday, December 21, 6 p.m., Sanctuary
A service of healing and hope. This service will include times of reflection, prayer, words of scripture, music, and the opportunity to light candles of remembrance. Childcare is provided.
Friday- Sunday, January 12-14
Youth who are interested in attending the 25th annual jubilate! choir retreat should contact Stanley Roberts or Anne Armstrong.
Sunday, December 3, 9:15 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Join us before Sunday School for a churchwide breakfast as we kick off the Advent season!
As many of us begin shopping and preparing for Christmas gift giving, we invite you to check our annual FBCX Missions Gift Catalog. In it you will find many opportunities to support our ministries and our ministry partners. Instead of fretting over what to give someone, give them a gift that has lasting meaning and purpose: feeding a child, sheltering the homeless, welcoming international students, and many more.
You will find copies of the Gift Catalog in main office entrance and in the educational lobby. Additionally, you can access the catalog in a magazine-style format by clicking here.
Let’s celebrate Christmas together by making a difference in our world!
Monday, January 8, 12-2 p.m., Fellowship Hall
FBCX will host this regional group of women from all three Abrahamic faiths for their monthly luncheon. Bring a dish for a potluck lunch (no pork or gelatin dishes, please). If you can help host, contact Julie Long
Sunday, January 7, 7 p.m., 638 Millrun Ct., Macon, GA 31210
The book to be discussed is Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You. Join us for fellowship at 7:00 (bring a snack to share if you wish) and discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Circle of Hope Christmas Shop for Crisis Closet families will be open again this year on December 18. For seven years now, we’ve provided toys for our Crisis Closet patrons to purchase at 10-15% of the cost in stores. Instead of handouts, our shoppers know the dignity of providing for their children with their own dollars.
We need your help! Every year, our shop sells out, so we need new toys.
Please, if you can, donate one or more toys by Sunday, December 17, or make a donation and we’ll shop for you. Just write a check to the church with CoH Toy Shop on the memo line, and we’ll take care of it. And if you like wrapping presents, come help us while the shop is open!
See Sande Day, Sharon Bailey, Dee Bratcher, or Jody Long if you have questions.
Sunday, December 10, 5 p.m.
Our children's choirs will present their Christmas program in the sanctuary. Following the program, join us for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a finger food to share!
Sunday, November 26, 4 p.m.
Advent is all about a season of preparation. Come and help us prepare our sanctuary for Advent! Meet in the sanctuary to help decorate the sanctuary with greenery, candles, and Chrismon ornaments. Contact Greta O'Dell if you can help.
Sunday, November 19, 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by First Baptist Church on New Street
Join us for our third annual Thanksgiving potluck with our friends and neighbors from the First Baptist Church on New Street. We will gather at 5:00 p.m. in their Fellowship Hall, accessible through the doors at ground level on New Street.
Please bring a side or dessert to share. We will hear updates on some of our recent work at Ingram Pye Elementary School and the renovations of High Street Park, sing and pray together. But of course the main event will be the food and fellowship!
There will not be childcare, so parents are encouraged to bring children to eat with us in the Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday, December 20, 6 p.m.
Meet in the Fellowship Hall before dividing into groups to go caroling to our homebound members and nursing homes. Join us!
Saturday, December 9, 5:00-8:30 p.m.
For ages birth-grade 5. Pre-registration is required. Donations will be accepted to help offset childcare costs. Bring a sack supper for your child. Click here to register.
Retreat will include:
· Group sessions led by Bo and Gail Prosser
· Plenty of free time for time spent together and a choice of activities
· A nice dinner with the large group (included in cost of retreat)
Cost varies according to rooming options:
King Standard Room — Cost for Retreat $300
King Suite — Cost for Retreat $325
King Jacuzzi Suite— Cost for Retreat $350
Sign up online by clicking here. Registration and payment deadline is December 15.
Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Taste and See Coffee, 546 Poplar St.
The book to be discussed is Waking Up White by Debby Irving.
For the fall months (Sept. –Dec.), children, youth and adult programming is going to change from Wednesday nights to Sunday nights, with the exception of Chancel Choir rehearsal. A Wednesday lunchtime adult Bible study will be added, giving adults the possibility for two different Bible study times during the week. A schedule for the change is as follows:
Sundays, Weekly, beginning September 3:
Childcare available 4:45-7:15
5:00-5:45 – Youth and Children’s Choirs
Adult Fellowship/ committee meetings
5:00-7:45 -- Language Ministry classes
5:45- 6:30 – Supper for all; children’s celebrations begin at 6:15
6:30-7:15– Missions for Children; Youth Bible Study/Missions and Adult Program (quarterly church conference as needed)
11:30 a.m. Wednesday lunch and Bible study for adults
Childcare available 6:00-7:30, and from 5:00-6:00 for committee meetings by request
5:00-6:15 p.m. -- Church open for committee meetings
6:15-7:30-- Chancel Choir Rehearsal
As the fall semester concludes, we will evaluate this model and make a decision to continue, to return to our current Wednesday schedule, or to modify the current schedule in another way. Thanks for your patience and flexibility as we try something new!
Spend the night with the dolphins and the day in the park!
Saturday, January 13 - Monday, January 15
Saturday night: Sea World “Dolphin Cove” area
Spend Sunday in the park.
Sunday night: Buena Vista Suites Orlando – up to 6 people per room
Travel home Monday
Cost: $160 plus meals and spending money. Non-refundable $50 deposit due November 1
Chaperones are needed! Chaperones will be asked to pay $100 for the Sea World portion of the trip. The hotel cost will be covered.
Email Julie Long at email@example.com to reserve your spot!