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.

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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.

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. 

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 Night Activities for All Ages Begin September 3

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)

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! 

 

 

 

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! 

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.

FBCX Hosts March Mission Madness for Youth

March 10-12

We're hosting March Mission Madness, sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia.  It will be a great weekend with over 200 students from around the state working in Macon and worshiping at FBCX.

An information letter will go out soon, describing how youth and parents can help us get ready, how parents will be needed for the weekend, how youth can pack and prepare for the weekend.
A sign up sheet for youth participants is on the wall in the Youth Center.

Church members: We need your help, too!  If you would be willing to volunteer with any of the following during the weekend, please let Jody know:  Hosting Friday night or Saturday night meals; Preparing lunches for worksites on Saturday; Hosting guests as they come to our church throughout the weekend; shepherding missions sites around Macon; or, any of a number of administrative tasks.
 
Parents:  to make the weekend a little more fun, we need HOST HOMES for our FBCX students: one each for Middle School Guys, High School Guys, Middle School Girls, and High School Girls.  If your family could host the youth for the Friday and Saturday nights of MMM, please let Jody know.  

Global Women's Circle Meeting January 22

Sunday, January 22, 12:15 p.m.

Eman Otair will help educate us on the crisis in Syria and the work that she has done with refugees.  Bring any of the following items to donate to new refugee families coming into Atlanta: Picture dictionaries, Diapers, Toiletries, Gently used clothing & shoes for men, women and children, Kitchenware, Houseware, Toys (can be gently used).

 

Hurricane Matthew Response

Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts
Whether we know someone living in the path of Hurricane Matthew or simply watched its horrors on TV, we have all been affected by this natural disaster.  There are several ways you can help with the relief and recovery efforts.

From Morningstar Children and Family Services, a missions partner of CBF of GA:

Our child and adolescent residents are safe inland. However our Brunswick campus has many trees down and water intrusion in our Resident Cottages. Damage surveys are ongoing. As of 1:30 p.m. Saturday power is still out.  We'd like to return our kids to their familiar homes as quickly as possible.

How can you help? Please bring chain saws, pick-up trucks, trailers to move debris, safety gear, (gloves, boots, eye protection), rakes and similar tools.  General clean up in the buildings (mopping, wiping surfaces, washing linens etc.) may also be needed.

If you are interested in helping at Morningstar, please contact Jody at jody@fbcxmacon.org.

From the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship:
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is planning its response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas and the United States and is requesting donations to support its international and domestic disaster relief efforts. CBF Global Missions has reported that field personnel Jenny Jenkins, who serves in Grand Goâve, Haiti, is safe, after spending 36 hours waiting out the storm at her house and mission center, where the roof flooded and caused water damage to the rooms and beds. Jenkins has worked in Haiti since 2008 and was instrumental in CBF's relief efforts in the aftermath of the deadly 2010 earthquake.  Donations to support CBF's disaster response efforts to Hurricane Matthew may be made online here or by mailing a check payable to "CBF" with Acct. 17004 in the memo line to:

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
P.O. Box 102972
Atlanta, GA 30368-2972

Alternately, you may send monetary donations to FBCX with “Hurricane Matthew Relief” in the memo line of your check and we’ll ensure that the funds are directed to CBF as they continue to respond.

Wednesday Night Music and Missions Schedule for Children

 Join us for a new year in music and missions!  Music and missions classes resume September 7. The schedule is below:

6:00-6:40   Children's Choirs
Preschool 3-4 Meets in Preschool area
Grades K-2 (Music Makers) and Grades 3-5 (Young Musicians) meets upstairs in Children's Department

6:40 - 7:20  Children's Missions Groups
Preschool 3 - Playtime in classroom
Preschool 4-5 -- Mission Friends in Preschool 5 classroom
Girls grades 1-5 -- GAs (will meet upstairs in 3rd-4th grade SS class)
Boys grades 1-5 -- RAs (will meet upstairs in 5th grade SS class)

7:20   Children's Recreation Time
Preschoolers will remain in the Preschool 5 classroom
Grades 1-5 will go to St. Joseph's Playground (weather permitting) or Children's Center

Children should be picked up by 7:45 unless their adults are in choir rehearsal or ESL.  

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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