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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Morning Worship -- September 27, 2020

Click below to see our Morning Worship service on Sunday, September 27. Thank you for gathering with us for worship from your home during these days of separation.  [Also, note that this service will air on Spectrum Cable 9 the following Sunday.]

Click here for September 27 Worship Service

Wednesday Bible Study -- The Book of Hebrews, September 23

Join us for the conclusion of the study of the Book of Hebrews as Dr. Robert Canoy teaches.  Click below for the most up to date session.

Click here for Wednesday Bible Study

Sunday School Lesson Starter -- September 27

Here’s an Adult Sunday School Lesson Starter for September 27 for your use at any time following our Morning Worship together on Facebook LIVE at 9:30 AM

Click here for SS Lesson Starter for September 27


FBC Revised Pandemic Guidelines Approved by Deacons
20 September 20

Preface: COVID-19 continues to be unchecked by medical prevention. That being so, every recommendation that follows comes with the following cautions and expectations:

  • Those who are in high risk categories (older adults, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, compromised immune systems) should stay safely at home as much as possible.
  •  No one should feel compelled to gather at any place or time if they do not feel safe in doing so. 
  • The CDC states: “There is no way to ensure you have zero risk of infection, so it is important to understand the risks and know how to be as safe as possible. The best way to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 is to: (1) Limit your interactions with other people as much as possible and (2) Take precautions to prevent getting COVID-19 when you do interact with others (including the 3 W’s).
  •  For any activity at First Baptist Church, we will covenant together to take the following precautions:  1. Wear a face covering in groups of any size and when it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of social distance when working on projects at the church.  2.  Wash our hands often and use hand sanitizer often.  3.  Wait 6 feet apart from others — This measure includes NO hugging, kissing, hand-shaking, fist bumping, body checking, etc.  4.  We will accept the reality that if we do not uphold these measures “religiously” then we are in danger of further community spread of the virus and we are jeopardizing our opportunities to minister together.
  • Do not attempt to attend any social gathering at church or elsewhere when you have a fever or after being exposed to COVID-19. The CDC guidance is: “Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. If symptoms develop, seek medical attention.”
  • Outdoor gatherings are safest and are preferred.


1.    Beginning in October 2020, limited allowance will be made for indoor gatherings of adults in Sunday School classes, small groups, committees that request to meet face to face in the church building. Contact the church office for details (

2.    Beginning in October 2020, indoor gatherings of FBC children and youth ministries have received guidelines for planning for times of teaching and spiritual guidance with small groups of children and youth.

3.    Beginning in October 2020, plans will be made for outdoor gatherings for worship/devotion and spiritual training:

  • Outdoor gatherings will have the maximum capacity of 50 IF individuals are safely distanced, wear masks, and remain safely distanced for the gathering.  
  • When a worship experience is planned and the number of attendees exceeds 50, then all those above the number 50 will be asked to remain in their cars and tune in to the service via FM Transmitter.

4.    Feed the Hungry Lunch on Friday will continue to be bag-lunch style at the Washington Street entrance to D-Building at 12:30 PM.

5.   The timing and safe planning for face to face Worship in the Sanctuary/Chapel (including weddings and funerals) will continue to be revisited following the end of the Safer at Home 2.5 Order. Until then, we will continue to worship via Facebook LIVE and Spectrum Cable.

Thank you for your prayers for our deacons and staff as we continue to navigate the public health threat before us.

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, 8:00 PM — Youth Sunday School via Zoom invite

Wednesday, 6:00 PM — Bible Study in Mark with Dr. Canoy

Sunday (8 PM) & Wednesday (8 PM) — Youth Group via Zoom invite

Wednesday, 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

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. 

VBS at Home -- Any Time Now

If you children missed VBS at Homduring the week of June 14-18 they can still enjoy the lessons from God’s Word.  Just click below and you will see access to the daily lessons and the video worship rallies, Bible studies, skits and more.  Use these VBS at Home lessons at any time now.

Click here for VBS at Home

Created to Create Virtual Camp for KIDS

Created to Create Camp has been a great summertime experience for children during these “stay at home” days.  Originally airing on each of the Wednesdays in July 2020, these lessons are available below for parents to use with their children at any time (if you were not able to participate during July). 

Join us as we explore God’s creation and how we are a special part of His creation. We were made in the image of God and he wants us to follow His example to be creative, in seeing the good, in caring for His creation, spending time in community and finding rest in Him. 

Week 1: Created (In the Image): See it here:

Week 2: Created to See the Good:  See it here:

Week 3: Care of Creation: See it here:

Week 4: Created for Community: See it here:

Week 5: Created for Rest: See it here:

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

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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!

“Play Ball” Team FBCS!

“Play Ball” Team FBCS! Evening Prayers for the Month of August While We Miss the American Legion World Series in 2020 It’s August and it has become the joy of our community to host the American …
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VBS at Home

We had a great week of VBS at Home during the week of June 14-18. However, if you missed it, you still have a chance to participate in the lessons and encourage the children in your life to engage in …
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Loving Father

By Missy Smith I grew up with a great father. He was always in my corner to cheer me on and to tell me that he loved me. I can remember at a very young age feeling special to him as he would take time…
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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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