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.

"Travelers on a Journey" Church Conversations

Travelers on a Journey, August 6, 13 and 20

In May, a congregational letter described recent actions taken by the Church Council and Board of Deacons around inclusivity and same-sex marriage. An ad-hoc team has been at work crafting a process to allow the entire church to join the conversation. Travelers on a Journey is that process. Come to listen and to add your voice as we travel this road together.   Childcare will be provided for each meeting. Sign up with Julie Long for childcare.
All meetings will take place in the Fellowship Hall

Sunday, August 6 following worship: Fellow Pilgrims on the Road. We will meet over a potluck lunch. In this meeting we will share where we are in this question of sexuality and inclusion in the church, and how we got there. We will also talk about the role of Scripture—BRING YOUR BIBLE.


Sunday, August 13 at 5pm: Walking the Mile, Bearing the Load. We will meet over supper, which will be provided. This session will center on listening to the testimonies of some of our LGBTQ members and their families.


Sunday, August 20 following worship: Till We've Seen the Journey Through. We will once again meet for lunch, this time provided, review what we have heard, and talk about where we will go from here as a congregation.
 

Children's Trip to "Splash in the 'Boro" Water Park

Monday, June 26,  7:30 a.m.—6:00 p.m., Statesboro
            

Enjoy water slides, lazy river, play areas and more!  We’ll leave the church at 7:30 a.m. and return by 6:00     p.m.  Chaperones are needed!  All preschoolers/kindergartners must have an adult going that will be responsible for them.  Additional chaperones are needed for grades 1-5. 
            

Cost: $18 plus lunch money     Sign up Deadline:  June 21   

Family Pool Party


Wednesday, July 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


For families of preschoolers and children.   Gather at the pool in the Brookefield Subdivision off of Bowman Rd.  Enter on Brookefield Drive and take the first left onto Edgefield Way.  Pool is at end of Edgefield Way.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.   RSVP to Julie Long if you plan to come. 

Sunday and Wednesday Schedule Changes for Fall

Our Nurturing Faith and Belonging Task Force has been working to find ways to implement the feedback received during the visioning process related to our schedule of activities and programs, with the goal of providing time for educational opportunities as well as fellowship.  As a part of this work, we will be experimenting with a change to our regularly scheduled activities that have been held on Wednesday nights. 
 
For the fall months (September –December), 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 below:
 
Sundays, Weekly:
Childcare available 4:45-7:15
5:00-5:45 – Youth and Children’s Choirs
                    Adult Fellowship/ committee meetings
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
                        Adult Program (quarterly church conference as needed)
Wednesdays, Weekly:
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! 

Adult Summer Sunday School Series

Learning (and Loving) Our Neighbors

A Joint Adult Sunday School series offered in July

Fellowship Hall.  All adult classes are invited to join in. 

July 9 --  "Learning about our Middle Georgia Jewish Community," led by Rabbi Larry Schlesinger

July 16 -- "What Christians Should Know About Islam," led by Imam Adam Fofana

July 23 --  "Gaining an Appreciative Knowledge"  led by a panel representing the Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia

July 30 — “Repairing the Breach: Next Steps in Interfaith Work”

Wednesday Night Adult Programs for April and May

These final Wednesday leading up to the summer, we will have a variety of studies and church events.

April 19 After Resurrection: The Great Commission

April 26 CHURCH CONFERENCE

May 3 Dee Bratcher’s ”Research and Writing in Religion” class from Mercer will lead us in a story on biblical translation 

May 10 After Resurrection: Signs, Tongues and Snakes

May 17 RA/GA Pinewood Derby and GA Commencement 

May 24 After Resurrection: Feed My Sheep

May 31: BEGIN NOON BIBLE STUDY

Quarterly Church Conference April 26

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m, Fellowship Hall

 All church members are invited to join us for our quarterly conference.  Among the agenda items are reports from several of our “Write the Vision” implementation task forces.

Baptist Identity Task Force Report to Be Presented at Church Conference

At church conference on April 26, the Baptist Identity Task Force will present their report, including recommendations for updated church membership policies and the formation of a new Baptist Identity committee.  Click here to read the full report in preparation for the conference. 

Macon Area Habitat for Humanity Spring Fundraiser Banks Due May 28

At the conclusion of worship on Sunday, April 23, our youth will be passing out Macon Area Habitat for Humanity banks for the congregation.  Over the next month or so, please put any pocket change (or dollars are great, too!) in the bank.  Banks need to be returned to the church on Sunday, May 28.  All moneys collected will go toward our annual “Faith Build” home, in partnership with Highland Hills Baptist Church and Mercer University.  If you can’t be at worship on Sunday, you may pick up your bank in the church office beginning Monday, April 24.

Joint Church Council and Deacons Meeting

Sunday, April 23, 12:30 p.m., Great Room

Come to the Great Room to be seated and served lunch by our children as a part of our Children’s Camp fundraiser.  Our meeting will begin around 12:30, or when all have been served.  Childcare will be provided for the meeting. 

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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