Some days the struggles of life keep peace & grace just out of reach…

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Some days the struggles of life keep peace & grace just out of reach…  We feel the struggle, too, but we have found the WAY to take hold of life that is truly life…

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Some days the struggles of life keep peace & grace just out of reach…  We feel the struggle, too, but we have found the WAY to take hold of life that is truly life…  So we are ready for life’s journey each day!

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Sunday Morning Worship -- April 5

Click below for our Sunday Morning Worship Service from Palm Sunday, April 5. Blessings to you as we pray together during these days!

Click Here for April 5 Worship Service

Wednesday Bible Study -- Gospel of Mark

Join us for the study of the Gospel of Mark as Dr. Robert Canoy teaches each week.  Click below for the most up to date session.

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SCHEDULE UPDATES found HERE for March - April 2020

Given the Governor’s “Stay at Home Order and Strategic Directions for North Carolina,” as well as the President’s COVID-19 Task Force’s recommendations, we will have online services only through April 30. Other gatherings at the church in April have been cancelled in keeping with the mass gatherings definition of no more than 10 people.

Watch for these opportunities to worship and study from home during these days of praying for our nation and world during this pandemic:

  • Sundays at 9:30 AM – FACEBOOK live broadcast as we meditate together on God’s Word (go to the FBC Facebook page) live from the heart of Shelby.  This service will also be posted on our Vimeo page and linked to Facebook by the afternoon should you miss it at 9:30 AM.
  • Sundays at 11:00 AM – Spectrum Cable Channel 9 television broadcast of our previous services.
  • Wednesdays — Watch for FACEBOOK Bible Studies with Dr. Canoy posted in the afternoon; 6:00 PM FBC Kids will meet on Facebook Live; 7:00 PM FBC Youth will meet via Carol Ann’s direction.
  • FBC KIDS and FBC YOUTH watch the youth and children Facebook pages throughout the week for encouraging words as well as youth and children REMIND 101 messages.
  • IF YOU DO NOT DO FACEBOOK:  You can always see the church Facebook page (and Twitter feed) even if you are not a regular Facebook user.  Just come to the homepage of the website and look to the top right of the page and click on the “f” (Facebook logo) and you will go right to the Church page.

Schedule Modifications until further notice include:

  • No ESL classes on Mondays.
  • No Wednesday activities: Fellowship Supper, Bible Study, FBC KIDS and FBC YOUTH, and all Rehearsals.
  • No Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
  • Cancel the Volunteer Receptionists in the office.
  • Cancel/postpone face to face small group Bible Studies and Committee and Team meetings (unless essential and below the guidance of 10 in attendance).  Watch for teachers and chairs to arrange for zoom, email or kaya meetings and interactions
  • Mother’s Morning Out classes are cancelled.
  • Child Care Center is open for frontline responders.


Friday Feed the Hungry will provide food via bag lunches for the next few weeks.

Sunday School Classes and fellowship groups are encouraged to reach out to one another via phone calls, texts and emails to keep up with your community of believers during these days.

Worship through Giving:  Always know that our online giving portal is available at any time to receive your tithes and offerings.  Go to the homepage of our website ( and click on “Connect and Give” at the top right of the screen.

And remember, Jesus said, “In this world you will know trouble.  But, take heart!  I have overcome the world.”

(Above art work by Brandon McDowell, note the signboard in the drawing and sit a spell right there!)

Worship with Tithes and Offerings

FBC Online Giving Portal

Always remember you can give your tithes and offerings for the work of the Lord through His church even when you are away.  Click below to access our online giving portal as we give thanks to God for his blessings and give of ourselves to join his kingdom work in Shelby.

Click to Give Tithes and Offerings

A Word from Your Deacons

We are still here even though we are closed for gatherings.  Your deacons are praying for you as we move through this world-wide crisis together. Please let us know about needs arising in your life. During these days keep contact with one another and reach out and love your neighbors who are in nearest proximity to you as well.

During these anxious days we are receiving questions about “how” tithes and offerings can be received though we are not able to meet together.” We know that it is ever-important that we give our tithes and offerings in support of all the ministries of our church especially during these anxious days. Please know that you can give online by going to our church website OR you can mail your tithe and offerings into the church.

As we pray, we are lifting you up alongside our President and national leaders, as well as the Governor of our State and those who serve on our behalf. May the God who-is-able grant us wisdom and endurance for the days ahead according to his power which is at work within us.

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Communication Tree “Opt-In”

We are looking to prepare a “phone tree” style communication list using text/ voice messaging and email messaging.  We need you to “opt-in” to the system with the phone number you want us to use and email address you want us to use.  Only those members who opt-in to the system will receive notifications from the church in these areas:  (1) Church Promotions (2) Inclement Weather Announcements and (3) Deaths in the church family.  Sign-up during February by emailing your information to or by filling in the Google form by clicking below:

Click Here to Opt-In

First Baptist Church Profile

As our church is praying for the Lord’s direction toward our new lead pastor, we have prepared this introductory profile of our life together as the people of God at First Baptist Church in Shelby, NC

Click here to read our Church Profile

Sunday Morning Worship and Bible Study

We look forward to worshiping the Lord together and studying His Word as we gather in Sunday School:

9:30 AM     Morning Worship in the Sanctuary

10:45 AM    Sunday School for All Ages

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday as we worship the Risen Lord! 

We thank God for the opportunity we have as the Body of Christ to gather together for worship each Lord’s Day at 9:30 AM in our Sanctuary. We extend an open invitation to our community to come and worship with us.  However, if your schedule did not allow you to be with us this past Sunday, you can see our worship by clicking below and choosing the date you desire from the Vimeo directory!  

Click Here for Our Worship Services

FBC Worship Childcare and YOU!

Please sign up for a time slot below to stay in the Baby Nursery or the Toddler Nursery!  Contact Libby Blanton to secure a serving time slot.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to the service time you sign up for.  

May God bless you as you serve him through serving with our children on Sunday mornings. 

First Baptist Church of Shelby Welcomes You!

We have heard Jesus say, “Come to me all you who are weak and burdened, struggling with life’s demands, and I will give you rest.”  Jesus transforms us from ‘strugglers’ on life’s journey to
‘difference makers’ for God’s glory as we follow him into

Community, Compassion, and Service!

Upcoming Events

To find out about our upcoming events visit our Events Page. Please let us know how you would like to become involved with the life and fellowship of First Baptist Church.

Upcoming Events
Let's Connect

We love to connect with members of our community. Have a prayer request? Want to learn more about our classes? Need someone to share your journey?Just send us a message. 

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He Uses It All - BIG and small!

A glimpse inside what’s going on in the lives of those at FBC. How God is working in us and through us as we intentionally look for His grace in our lives each day.  And then intentionally showing His love to those around us….whether it’s in a different country or right here in our community.  He uses it all-BIG and small! (There will be a wide variety of members and those in the community sharing bits of their stories! Come back often!)

Click on the photos below for the latest blogs!

FBC Kids Daily Devo — March 31

WAITING By: Missy Smith What if I told you today that you have to go to the grocery store with your parents and wait with them in the long boring line? Not fun, huh?  What if i said you could hang ou…
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FBC Kids Daily Devotion — March 30

PLANTING SEEDS AND BEARING FRUITBy: Missy Smith There are a lot of different ways to enjoy apples. For example, you might enjoy a cup of apple juice or apple cider. Some children like to take applesau…
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FBC Kids Daily Devos — March 26

A NEW FAMILYShared with permission from Rebecca Lindhout “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in…
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FBC Kids Daily Devos — March 25

WORRY MONSTERBy Missy Smith When I was little, I used to be scared of monsters under my bed.  I know now that sounds so silly because there really weren’t any monsters. But when I was little you co…
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FBC Kids Daily Devos — March 24

RAINY DAY PROMISES By Missy Smith Today, is a rainy day! Often times on rainy days we see the clouds and feel the dampness in the air. It can make us feel a little sad and gloomy ourselves. Sometimes …
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