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“Kingdom of the Son”
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
We’re thrilled to welcome Suzii Paynter as our guest preacher this Sunday. Suzii is the Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, our primary missions and identity partner. Prior to joining CBF in March 2013, Paynter served in executive management of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) as the director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission and as director of the Advocacy Care Center.
Over the past decade, Paynter has gained a national reputation for her advocacy on important ethical issues such as religious liberty, hunger and poverty, human trafficking, immigration reform and the environment. She has been recognized by numerous national religious and secular organizations such as the Sierra Club, American Association of Retired Persons and Samaritan Counseling Centers.
A nationally recognized faith leader and ordained deacon and Sunday school teacher of more than 40 years, Paynter has held positions of leadership in Baptist churches in Texas, Kentucky and Mississippi.
Following worship on Sunday, December 17, Jody Long announced he will be leaving his position of Minister of Youth and Missions here at First Baptist to accept a call to be the Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia. His last Sunday with us will be January 14. He will begin with CBFGA on February 1.
We will honor Jody’s service to our church and celebrate with him and his family in this exciting opportunity at a lunch following worship on February 4. This was already scheduled to be our Baptist Heritage Sunday (formerly Founders’ Day, which following a recommendation from our Baptist Identity Task Force will be moved to the fall), and Suzii Paynter, Executive
Coordinator of CBF Global, will be our guest preacher. What a blessing for her to be here to help us celebrate Jody.
Bring a covered dish side or dessert to contribute to the potluck-style lunch.