Offering Envelopes and other contributions for 2016 need to be in the church office by December 30 at 12:00 noon in order to receive credit for them on your 2016 statement. Please be faithful to your commitment to the ministries of First Baptist Church.
The Annual Love Offering, used as a year-end “bonus” for the church staff, is being collected. Envelopes are in each narthex. Love offering envelopes are also included in each member’s envelope box. Offerings will be accepted through December 31.
The Christmas Day Service will be held at 11:00am in the Sanctuary. There will be no Sunday school. If you and/or your family would like to participate by reading Scripture and lighting the candle that day, please contact Rev. Whitesides or the church office.
Christmas Eve Services will be at 5:00pm (nursery available) and 11:00pm. There will be special music, the lighting of the Christ Candle on the Advent Wreath, the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper, and “Passing the Light”.
The Ageless Adventurers are having a special Christmas luncheon at the Bavarian Inn on Thursday, December 22. The group will leave the church parking lot at 10:00am. Please call the church office to make your reservation by December 13.
White Christmas Distribution Day will be Tuesday, December 13. Come help us distribute gifts and food items to families in need or deliver gifts to our Homebound. Help is needed from 9:30am until 2:00pm.
The White Christmas Service will be on Sunday, December 11, at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary. Many choirs and individuals will share their musical talents and we will present our White Christmas gifts. A nursery will be provided.
Chancel Choir will present a Lessons & Carols Service on Sunday, December 11, at 11:00am. There will be only one morning service that day. The choir will be accompanied by a string quartet, flute and organ.
Our Annual FBC Christmas Dinner will be on Wednesday, December 7, at 6:30pm in the CEB following the Children’s Christmas Pageant. The cost is Adult-$6; Youth-$5; and Children-$4. Reservations for the dinner must be made for each person attending, whether or not you have a permanent reservation for Wednesday nights. Reservation forms are in each narthex and the church office.
Christmas Poinsettia order forms are available in each narthex and the church office. The cost is $8 and the last date to order is Monday, December 5.