Introduction to First Baptist Church of Christ Class
Wednesday - Saturday, July 11-14, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
Kids in 3rd - 5th grades are invited to join campers from other churches around the Southeast for a great camp of worship, learning and play. Check with Julie Long to see if space remains. Cost is $300.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a day in the sun, along with water slides, lazy river, wave pool and more! For preschoolers and children of all ages. Children under 6 should have an adult accompany them. Cost: $16 plus lunch money. Sign up with Mrs. Julie by July 15.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 20, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
For kids in Pre - K - Grade 5. Learn about space through three different programs, including a planetarium show and hands-on activity. Cost: $7 per child, and bring your own sack lunch. Sign up with Mrs. Julie by June 12.
Vacation Bible School
June 4-8, 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.
Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m.
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Sunday, April 22, 12:00-2:30 p.m.
For infants - grade 5. Childcare will be provided by FBCX childcare staff. Bring a sack lunch for your child. Pre-registration is required (deadline is Wednesday, April 18). A suggested donation of $5/child will be accepted to help offset costs.
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.
Join us for Men's Retreat, Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18.
This year's retreat will be held in beautiful Vogel State Park. Our accommodations will be fully-furnished cabins. There will be a light devotional schedule, but otherwise our time will be spend enjoying the rejuvenating power of the Holy Spirit we find in the presence of others and in God's creation.
Men of all ages, abilities and comfort levels outdoors are invited and will be included.
Cost is $75 and can be paid online through a link provided following registration..
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
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.
Press for Progress
International Women’s Day 2018
Thursday, March 8th from 6-8:30 pm
FBCX Fellowship Hall
Bring a potluck dish to share!
Invite a friend to celebrate International Women’s Day and continue to press for progress. We’ll hear a panel discussion with advocates who care deeply about this topic and learn ways we can be advocates as well.
Please let Julie know if you need childcare.
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
Thursday, February 1, 7:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
What can a research professor and a Black Lives Matter activist teach us about how to have hard conversations? What does talking about courage, shame, and vulnerability have to do with race and privilege?
Bestselling author Brené Brown and community activist DeRay McKesson come together for an in-person conversation on how we summon the courage to show up for those moments that can make a real difference in our lives and our world.
The event, which is being held at The Riverside Church in the City of New York, will be livestreamed for our community at our church in the fellowship hall next Thursday, February 1st, at 7 p.m. Please invite others to join us—no registration required.
6 week Lenten writing group, beginning Sunday, February 18, FBCX Library
9:45-10:45 am (Sunday School)
Led by Kathy Manis Findley & LeAnn Gunter Johns (rsvp to email@example.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.