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.

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


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.


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


FBCX Mission Action for January

For January, our church-wide missions focus is our English as a Second Language Ministry. Each week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Wednesday evenings, our church hosts our neighbors who are trying to learn English and become acclimated to America. These wonderful friends come from a variety of countries around the world.

We always welcome new volunteers, either to help teach or to be a conversation partner with our students. Also, the ESL ministry can use the following to help make their fellowship time even better: individual packages of snack crackers, cookies, and treats.

FBC(s) Macon Day at Mercer Basketball, February 3

As part of our Baptist Heritage weekend celebration, we, along with FBC, New Street, will have FBC Macon day as the Mercer Bears take on the Wofford Terriers in basketball on Saturday, February 3Tickets are FREE but please contact the church office to reserve your seats by Monday, January 29. Tickets are good for the Women’s Game at 2:00 p.m. AND the Men’s game, which should start around 4:30 p.m.

Come watch the Bears and have a great time with our church and our friends at FBC New Street!

Global Women Gathering on January 21

Sunday, January 21, 12:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Join Global Women on Sunday, January 21st following the morning worship service for a light lunch. We will hear from Yashica Lyons, the women’s program director of the Rescue Mission of Central Georgia. Come and hear about the ways in which the Rescue Mission is providing a safe place of shelter and healing for women (and their children) in our area. Please let Julie know if you need childcare for this meeting. 

Adult Study for Wednesdays


Starting this Wednesday and running for the next 5 weeks until Ash Wednesday, our Wednesday evening adult program will focus on Brian McLaren’s new book: The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase in the church office for $10, or are available on Amazon or probably even Barnes and Noble (and as usual, reading the book is not necessary to participate in the program, but will likely enhance it!)

McLaren’s thesis is simple: Christianity is stuck and we need to get moving again. The Bible is a story of God inviting people to follow. The early Christians called themselves The Way. And yet somewhere along the way, Christianity became more about staying put and preserving an institution as opposed to following in the way of Christ. Join us as we discuss McLaren’s book and envision a way forward in this new year and beyond.

Wednesday Night Activities Resume for Winter/Spring

Join us for fellowship, learning and fun for all ages on Wednesday nights!

5:30-6:10         Children’s and Youth Choirs
5:30-6:30         Supper, Adult Fellowship/Prayer/Announcements
5:30-7:30         Language Ministries
6:10-6:30         Children’s Supper and celebrations
6:15-7:30         Chancel Choir Rehearsal
6:30-7:30         Adult Program, Youth Program
6:35-7:15         Children’s Missions
7:15-7:30         Children’s Recreation


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



511 High Place
Macon, GA 31201
Directions to FBCX

Telephone: 1.478.742.6485

Email: office@fbcxmacon.org

Copyright 2014, First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Georgia  |  Site by Faithlab