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Wednesday, February 14, 6:15 p.m., Sanctuary
Begin the Lenten journey with a service of worship and the application of ashes. Children will participate in an Ash Wednesday orientation in the children’s area before joining families for the application of ashes.
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 3. Tickets 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!
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.
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!
Join us on Sunday, August 6 as we are led in worship by our students, educators and families. As a congregation, we value the role of education in our spiritual and personal formation, and so we will take this opportunity at the beginning of the school year to bless and pray for our students and educators.
Students and educators are invited to bring their backpacks or another symbol of their work for the "Blessing of the Backpacks." We will also recognize our new first graders and present them with a Bible as they graduate from preschool W.O.W. and transition to full-time worship attendance. Please make plans to attend this service.
The Apostle Paul tells us that the church is like a body, where everyone has their place, and each part is connected to the rest. It’s in this spirit that our Stewardship Committee is kicking off a “mini-campaign” to help make sure we meet meet our stewardship goals for this year. We’re asking that each of us consider making an additional pledge of at least $300 over what we contributed last year. Some will be able to do more, and some less. The number is not as important as the thoughtfulness behind it. Small gifts, when given together, are transformed in miraculous ways. Click here for more information on the campaign.
Travelers on a Journey, August 6, 13 and 20; church vote to be held following worship onAugust 27
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; please sign up with Julie Long. The first three 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 first 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 in these matters. BRING YOUR BIBLE!
Sunday, August 13 at 5pm: Walking the Mile, Bearing the Load. For our second meeting, 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. It’s often the case in discussing these “issues” of inclusion, that we fail to remember those present who are most personally affected by them. We want to lift up these voices within our midst.
Sunday, August 20 following worship: Till We've Seen the Journey Through. For our third and final meeting 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. This meeting will move into a called church conference where the formal motion from the Church Council and Deacons will be presented and discussed.
Sunday, August 27 following worship: We will plan to call another church conference to vote on the proposed motion to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in the church. This conference will not include discussion, since time will be made on the 20th.
Sunday, May 7, 5-7 p.m., Amerson River Park Pavilion (next to Playground)
We will “gather at the river” to observe the baptism of Adam Lease and join together for a time of church fellowship. Meet at the overlook at Amerson River Park (next to parking lot) for the baptism service at 5 p.m. We will then walk to the pavilion next to the playground to enjoy a cookout and fun games. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Bring sides or desserts to share!
Sunday, May 14, 11 a.m.
Join us as we honor the class of 2017, from high school through graduate school. Parents: If you have a youth or college student graduating, please send the following information to the church office:
Future School (if applicable)
Learning How to Love: A Lenten Sermon Series
In some ways, to love is the most natural thing in the world. And yet in other important ways, love is something we must learn. It takes practice to love well—or to love the way God love, the way Jesus loves. It takes discipline to love the right things rightly. And this is exactly what we call discipleship.
On February 5, we will celebrate our annual Founders Day. Rev. James W. Goolsby, Jr., pastor of FBC on New St., will be our guest preacher.
Following worship, we will share a potluck meal together in the Fellowship Hall. Meat will be provided. Bring your specialty! Make plans to attend as we celebrate our heritage by looking to our future!
Sunday, January 22, 5 p.m.
All recent guests and new members of FBCX are invited to get to know the ministers and more about the life of the church at a get-together at the Dickison home. Let Scott know you are coming by emailing him here or calling the church office.
Make plans to join us in the FBCX Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 20, 4 p.m. for the third installment of our dialogue with FBC on New St. We will gather for a covered-dish supper, and have a small group discussion about our experiences of race. We will also begin looking ahead and will discuss what will be the next step in our relationship together.
You can register for childcare by clicking here.
Sunday, November 20, 12:15 p.m.
Stay after worship to help us decorate the sanctuary for Advent. A pizza lunch will be ordered for those who stay to help. Contact Julie Long or Greta O'Dell for questions or if you can stay to help.
Wednesday, 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.
Saturday, December 24, 5 p.m., Sanctuary
Join us as we welcome the Christ child in this service of story, scripture, and song. We will light the Christ candle and spread the light of Christ to one another.
Sunday, December 18, 11 a.m.
Join us for a morning of beautiful and inspiring music - one of the highlights of the Advent season!
Join us for a weekend of sharing our lives and stories.
Retreat will include:
- Creative, Intergenerational Worship Experiences
- Lots of free time and optional activities for individuals or families Activities include board games, music, archery, canoeing, nature trails, playground, and more.
- Common meals and opportunities for fellowship.
Cost varies according to rooming options and number of family members attending.