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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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Wednesdays in February

Leaving a Legacy:  My Heart’s Desire!

A Proactive Conversation about End-of-Life Details

Every Wednesday evening during the month of February will bring a special focus to help us prepare ourselves and our families for end-of-life decisions and planning.  Thanks to the combined work of our Faith and Health Ministry Team and our Stewardship Committee, the following line-up is coming our way at 6:05 PM following Fellowship Supper on each of the Wednesday evenings of the month.

Feb 5:

“The Notebook:  Know the Matters that Matter the Most”

Len Byers, Director of Spiritual Care and Education for Atrium Health Cleveland, will be with us to overview a specially prepared resource that encouragers families by laying out various planning details so that they are not easily overlooked.  The notebooks will be on sale this night for $20 each.

Feb. 12

“Careful Funeral Planning:  Helping Families Navigate When the Time Comes

Pete Craft from Stamey Funeral Home in Cherryville will be with us to discuss the steps in funeral planning we need to consider from the point of view of a funeral director.  Then, we will also address some of the details to be considered in planning as our church walks with a family.

Feb 19:

“Before The Will, There’s a Way:  Planning the ‘way’ your assets make a difference”

Dana Graves from our congregation will speak to issues we should consider by way of “Charitable Planning and Giving.”

Fred Flowers from our congregation will address the kinds of things folks should consider when “Making a Will.”

Feb 26:

“The Testament: Advance Directives and Your Personal Spiritual Testament”

Chuck Godfrey, Chaplain, Atrium Health Cleveland will present the issues related to the need for living wills and healthcare power of attorney assisted by Jim McSwain. Then, we will conclude the series with a word about our personal spiritual testament to cap off our planning and to flag the values we plan to leave as our legacy even as Ash Wednesday reminds of to be ready in all these ways.

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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 operations@fbcshelby.org 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. 

English as Second Language Classes

English as Second Language (ESL) Classes

Thirteen Years and Counting – An International Ministry in the Heart of Shelby, NC

For the past thirteen and one-half years, English lessons have been taught on Monday evenings at Shelby’s First Baptist Church. The new semester of classes will begin on Monday, September 16 at 6:30 PM. These classes meet every Monday from September 16 – December 2 and from January 27 –April 27 in 2020. The lessons begin in the Ladies Parlor on the first floor of C-Building from 6:30 – 8:15 PM. Child cares is available for Pre-K through Elementary ages. Classes are offered on three levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced by certified ESL Teachers. For more information call 704-482-3467 or come on opening night at 6:30 PM, September 16.

The leaders of the ESL Ministry are often asked by the international students, “Why are you doing this for us?” This question has one simple answer: “Christ’s love!” The ESL Ministry has become a wonderful way to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with ALL of our neighbors in Cleveland County!

Click Here to Contact Us About ESL

Worship Services Online Each Week!

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

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!

Evangelism: The Acts Way — 1

Winter Bible Study Session One Summary — 5 January 20 Acts 1:1-8: Let’s remember what “evangelism” is all about, viz. “good news,” that’s what the word means!…
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Talk…at Christmastime and Always!

By Tony Tench The people of Israel were given wise counsel through the giving of the law in Deuteronomy to be sure to “talk about” the words and ways and commandments of God with their chi…
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When It’s a “Blue” Christmas

ur FBC Faith and Health Ministry Team would like for our church family to be aware of the signs and concerns about depression.  It is real and it has an impact on the lives of our friends and neighbo…
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“Need to Know” about Treasures

By Tony Tench The church where our daughter and her family serve the Lord have a phrase they use each week in the children’s classes. They point the kids to the day’s “need to know&#…
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