Into an anxious world rises the hope of life over death…

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Into an anxious world rises the hope of life over death…

He is Risen Indeed!

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Into an anxious world rises the hope of life over death…

He is Risen Indeed!

You are welcome to worship Him with us!

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Vacation Bible School 2020

We are excited to announce that we are still going to have Vacation Bible School this year!! We are just going to have it with a fun twist….and call it VBS at Home. We are going to broadcast our worship rally, Bible story time  and encouragement for parents and kids while providing you with EVERYTHING you need to carry out fun games and crafts with your kids at home. Click below to REGISTER your child and to LEARN MORE about this great summer time Bible learning tradition coming your way in 2020 in an online format!

Click here to Register for VBS at Home!

Morning Worship -- May 24, 2020

Click below to see our Morning Worship service on Sunday, May 24.  Thank you for gathering with us for worship from your home during these days of separation.

Click here for May 24 Worship Service

Wednesday Bible Study -- Gospel of Mark, May 27

Join us for the study of the Gospel of Mark as Dr. Robert Canoy teaches each week about what it means to be “disciples” of Jesus.  Click below for the most up to date session.

Click here for Wednesday Bible Study

Sunday School Lesson Starter -- May 31

Following worship on Sunday Morning, take some time to consider the questions and ideas of this Adult Bible Study as you prepare to interact with your Sunday school classes in the varied ways you will come to the Bible this Sunday.  Children’s Sunday school is available on the FBC Children’s Ministries Facebook page and Youth Sunday school is via Zoom invitation on Sunday afternoon.

Click here for Sunday School Lesson Starter May 31

Connect with Us at First Baptist Church

Check out these ways to connect with the various ministries of our church!


1.   We will continue to plan to worship together via Facebook LIVE into August. This plan is subject to change as we learn more in the weeks to come as Phase 2 and Phase 3 advisories are issued. We believe that our church is compelled to support/model practices that combat the pandemic as we live to love our neighbors as ourselves. Because research on COVID-19 outbreaks discourages indoor gatherings to sing, speak, be confined, and to do so for 30-60 minutes, we believe that our plans must be cautious.

2.  We are considering how we might organize outdoor experience(s) for reflection and prayer that can be offered to small groups in safe ways.

3. Our church office will continue to telework through June, providing daily office coverage while strategizing about safe indoor/office practices once we are into Phase 2 and 3.

4. Our child care center has begun to receive additional children as parents return to work. Our child care center staff and teachers have been faithful to fulfill the increased safety guidelines issued by NCDHHS including daily temperature check reports etc.

Schedule Modifications until further notice include: No ESL classes; No Wednesday evening activities; No Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts; No Volunteer Receptionists; No face to face small groups (unless essential and below the guidance of 10 in attendance); Mother’s Morning Out cancelled; Friday Feed the Hungry bag lunches provided at the Washington Street door.

Sunday Morning Worship and Bible Study

We look forward to worshiping the Lord together face-to-face and studying His Word together face-to-face as soon as possible (9:30 AM Worship and 10:45 AM Sunday School for All ages).  Until we are able to gather together in our Sanctuary, watch for us online in the following ways:

Sunday, 9:30 AM — Facebook LIVE Worship

Sunday, 11:00 AM — Spectrum Cable Channel 9 (one week delay)

Sunday Mornings — Adult and Children’s Sunday School Lessons via Facebook.

Sunday, 2:00 PM — Youth Sunday School via Zoom invite

Wednesday afternoons — Bible Study in Mark with Dr. Canoy

Sunday/Wednesday Evenings — Youth Group via Zoom invite

Wednesday Evening, 6:00 PM — Children Facebook LIVE with Missy

Also, watch for the Youth and Children Facebook pages for interactive encouragement along the way! 

Also, click below to access our Vimeo page and recordings of all our past worship services.   

Prayers for you and our community in these days!

Click Here for Our Worship Services

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

Accessing the Church Facebook Page

If you do not have a personal Facebook account you can still see the church Facebook page by clicking on the Facebook icon in the upper righthand corner of the home page.  Once there, one must scroll down to the very bottom of the page.  Seeing there the “create new account” green box,  click on the words “not now” which are located immediately underneath the green box. This takes the viewer to a new screen and to  the videos—very visible in the center of the screen.  Scroll down or up as needed to access the one needed. 

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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

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!

Never Been a Mother

A Mother’s Day Reflection By Bailey Smith This is no surprise, but I’ve never been a mother.  Frankly, the thought of being a mother is one that would cause me to wake up sweaty and s…
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National Day of Prayer 2020

A Dozen Ways to Pray for Our Nation, and beyond, on this National Day of Prayer 1.  Government Leaders – Federal, State, Cleveland County, City of Shelby. Pray for wisdom and integrity as they …
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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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