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November 2019

Deacon Election in Worship — Sunday, November 17.  Biographical sketches will be available November 4 week.

Friendsgiving: A Thanksgiving Meal with Our Church Family:  Tuesday, November 26, 5:30 PM.  Gather with your classes and groups and friends to give thanks AND bring along your Thanksgiving Offering:  New Toys for use at the GCCBA Toy Store and Canned Stew (pop top) and Vienna Sausage (pot top) for use by the Senior Center.

Community Thanksgiving Service will follow at Ascension Lutheran Church at7:00 PM where an offering will be received for our local shelters. 

December 2019

Advent at First Baptist Church

December 1

9:30 AM    Hanging of the Green Service 

6:00 PM    Advent Extravaganza for FBC Kids and Families

December 8

9:30 AM    International Mission Focus begins 

December 11

6:00 PM    Intergenerational Ginger Bread House Building Fellowship

December 12

4:30 PM    The Other Side of 50 will leave for the Narroway Dinner Theater in Fort Mill, SC for the performance of “The Real Christmas Story.”  Some tickets are still available.

December 15

9:30 AM    The FBC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra present, “Sing Christmas!”

3:00 PM    Shelby Christmas Parade Outreach

December 18

5:30 PM    Staff Served Steak Dinner and Youth Art Sale for Missions (reservations required)

December 22

9:30 PM    Highlighting International Missions with Dr. Terry Casino preaching

2:00 PM    Christmas Caroling to our Extension Members

December 24

6:00 PM    Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service (preludes begin at 5:40 PM)

December 29

9:30 PM    Student Day at Christmas

Recent Events

Women's Paint Fellowship

Truth Be Told Art is an inspirational painting event that can be enjoyed by all generations as the group follows the instructor step-by-step through a boutique-style design. Ladies from our church enjoyed this paint fellowship on November 14, 2019 as they celebrated Scripture by painting it for display in their homes.

Greatest Treat Festival 2019

We were thankful to partner with the churches of the Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association to be the face of Jesus’ love and grace during a week known for spooks and sorrow. 

Click here for GTF 2019 Gospel Presentation
Vacation Bible School 2019

Wonderful week of Community VBS working together with our friends from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Central United Methodist Church.

Greatest Treat Festival -- October 28, 2018

With our sister churches of the Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association we enjoyed a festival at Shelby City Park with games, food, bouncy houses, trunk or treat and a good news message about the Greatest Treat there ever has been!   Click below for video highlights of the day.

Highlights from GTF 2018
Marion School Trunk-or-Treat

We were blessed to be asked to provide this TorT for our partner school and especially blessed by those making the 13 vehicles ready for the evening on October 26, 2017!

Greatest Treat Festival 2017

We enjoyed sharing the love of Jesus with our Cleveland County neighbors at Shelby City Park.

View Video Here from GTF 2017
Earth Day 2017 -- Community Garden Plot

Our Community Garden Plot for 2017 was planted on April 22.  As the garden grows throughout the summer, folks from the neighborhood are invited to harvest the vegetables for use at their homes!

The Tale of the Three Trees

Our HeartSong Children’s Choir sang the musical version of the Tale of the Three Trees on May 7, 2017…..”We all have dreams we dream in our lives.  We pray that our dreams will lead us to Jesus and his desire for our lives.”