December 12

Spiral-sliced ham, buttery mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and a dinner roll.
For dessert, apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
A sugar-free dessert will be offered.
Iced tea, lemonade, water, and coffee will be available.

Reservations must be made by 12 noon on the Tuesday before.
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If you need to cancel, please remember to do so.  Thank you!

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Welcome to First Baptist Church, Southern Pines, and the Sandhills of North Carolina!

Here you will find people at different points in their faith journey, worshiping together in a spirit of community, learning, and love. We hope you will visit us, attend a service, or participate in an event. We invite you to browse our website, and contact us with any questions or ways we might be of help.

Click here to make an online donation to First Baptist Church's Operating Budget or the "Debt Free in 2019" campaign, or to make a payment to Sonshine Learning Center or an upcoming Youth trip or retreat.

Click here to view the December/January issue of The Tie, our churchwide monthly newsletter. Click here to view the Fall issue of Tie Junior, our quarterly newsletter for Children & Families.

"Greetings from the Mountain Kingdom!"
A Newsletter from Brenda Kay Hafer

Click here to read an update from Brenda in Lesotho!

2018 Advent Schedule
December 9, 16, and 23 - 8:30 and 11:00 AM
Sunday Worship During Advent
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Thursday, December 6 - 6:30 PM
Sonshine Learning Center Christmas Program
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Wednesday, December 12 - 5:15 PM
Church Family Christmas Supper
Reservations are required by 12 noon on Tuesday, December 11. See menu and link to make reservations at left.
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Wednesday, December 12 - 6:30 PM
"Christmas Bells"
Presented by the Handbell Ministry
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Sunday, December 16 - 5:00 PM
"Sing We Now of Christmas"
A Service of Lessons and Carols, presented by Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra
Dr. Gregory C. Lundberg, Conductor

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Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24
5:00 PM

Christmas Lessons and Carols
A family-friendly service with the Christmas Story, Nativity, Carols, and Candlelight
7:00 PM
Christmas Candlelight and Communion
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Music & Missions is held on Wednesday evenings during the school year and is offered for children ages 4 years through 6th grade. Click here to download and print a copy of the Information and Medical Release Form which is required for each child.
"TreBELLs" Children's Handbells (Grades 4-6) - 4:30-5:15 PM
Mini Music Makers (ages 4-5) - 6:00-6:45 PM
Children's Choir (Grades 1-6) - 6:00-6:45 PM
Missions (Mission Friends, GAs, and RAs) - 6:45-7:30 PM
Contact Bryan Moore or Susan Ward at (910) 692-8750 with questions or for more information.

If you have questions or would like more information about any of our programs, classes, or events, please feel free to contact us:

200 East New York Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387

(910) 692-8750 or


This Week at First Baptist Church
Click on the links for a month-at-a-glance view of the church calendars for December and January.
Please note that updated church calendars are posted as soon as changes are made.

Sunday, December 9 - 2nd Sunday of Advent
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Worship
4:30 p.m. Diaconate Election Committee
5:30 p.m. Diaconate
6:00 p.m. Youth Supper, Youth Bible Study

Monday, December 10
10:30 a.m. Senior Singers
5:00 p.m. Seniors on the Move (Fellowship Hall)
7:00 p.m. Primary Purpose - AA (Room 141)
7:00 p.m. Al-Anon (910) 692-2271

Tuesday, December 11
9:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
10:00 a.m. Ministerial Staff Meeting
10:00 a.m. Library Committee (Media Library)
1:00 p.m. Senior Adult Committee (Media Library)
5:30 p.m. Harvest Laborers (Olive Garden)

Wednesday, December 12
11:00 a.m. Prayer Gathering (Prayer Room)
4:30 p.m. TreBELLs (Children's Handbells) (4th-6th Graders)
5:15 p.m. Church Family Christmas Supper
6:00 p.m. Business Meeting (Fellowship Hall)
6:30 p.m. "Christmas Bells" (Fellowship Hall)
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Choir Room)

Thursday, December 13
7:00 p.m. Primary Purpose (Fellowship Hall)

Friday, December 14
Staff Minister: Bryan Moore / Staff Support: Susan Batts

Saturday, December 15
8:00 a.m. Men's Fellowship Group Prayer Breakfast (Golden Corral)
6:00 p.m. Rehearsal / Dinner for College Students


Registration for the SPRING 2019 semester will open soon. Classes for all children (newborn through 5 years) will be held on Tuesday mornings. Please contact Susan Ward in the church office at (910) 692-8750 if you have any questions or would like additional information. Thank you!


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