Wednesday Night Supper

October 25

Oven-Fried Chicken, Mac-N-Cheese, and Steamed Broccoli with an optional Lemon-Garlic Butter Sauce.
For dessert, a cup of Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Topping

A sugar-free dessert will be offered. Gluten-free and dairy-free options will NOT be offered.

Reservations must be made by 12 noon on the Tuesday before.
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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 to make a payment to Sonshine Learning Center or an upcoming Youth Group trip or retreat.

Click here to view the October issue of The Tie, our churchwide monthly newsletter.
Click here to view the Fall issue of Tie Junior, our quarterly newsletter for children and families.

New BridgePoint Begins Wednesday, October 25!
Much progress has been made in relationships among other Christian traditions since Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation 500 years ago. Christians find they have much in common, in spite of differences that remain. This new BridgePoint, "Bearing False Witness," will help us continue to dismantle some of our prejudices and stereotypes, especially those some Christians hold against their Catholic brothers and sisters. David Helms will facilitate this six-session study on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 in Room 216. Books based on the series will be available for $10.

Bearing False Witness

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October 29 - 8:30 and 11:00 AM
We will celebrate Baptist Heritage Sunday this morning during the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services. Dr. Glenn T. Miller will be our worship leader. Dr. Miller gave David Helms' charge 34 years ago when he was ordained to the ministry. Glenn is a gifted church historian, speaker, and writer. Two of his most popular works are Religious Liberty in America and The Modern Church: From the Dawn of the Reformation to the Eve of the Third Millennium. On Baptist Heritage Day, Dr. Miller will speak on the subject of the "Future of the Church." We hope you will join us for this special emphasis. Baptism will also be celebrated that day.
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Sunday, October 29 - 3:00-5:00 PM
We will Trunk or Treat with our neighbors from Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church again this year for an evening of not-so-scary fun! Preschoolers and children are invited to dress up in a non-scary costume, and trunk or treat!  We need lots of grown-ups to decorate their car trunks and give out treats. Awards will be given to the best trunks in both the family and youth categories. We also need lots of candy! Please place bags of individually wrapped candy in the Trunk or Treat bins located in the church office.
Join us for trunks, candy, and FUN! Contact Bryan Moore to sign up to host a trunk at or (910) 692-8750.

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Dedication Sunday - November 12
National Collection Week - November 13-20

Remember, no liquids or war toys, and, starting this year, no toothpaste or candy. The shipping donation is $9 per shoebox. Shoeboxes, labels, and lists of suggested gift items are available in the church office. Hours for shoebox drop off are as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday - 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday - 1:00-6:30 PM
Friday and Saturday - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sunday - 12:00-5:00 PM
Monday, November 20 - 8:30-10:30 AM

Contact Jim Dennis at (910) 986-6869 or the church office at (910) 692-8750 for more information.

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Music & Missions is offered for children ages 4 years through 6th grade. Click here to register online. Click here to download and print a copy of the registration form.
"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, & RAs) - 6:45-7:30 PM

Contact 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 October and November.
Please note that updated church calendars are posted as soon as changes are made.

Sunday, October 22
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Worship
4:00 p.m. JuBELLation Handbells
5:00 p.m. One Voice Combined Youth Choir
6:00 p.m. Youth Supper
6:30 p.m. Senior High Bible Study

Monday, October 23
10:30 a.m. Senior Singers
7:00 p.m. Primary Purpose - AA (Room 141)
7:00 p.m. Al-Anon (910) 692-2271

Tuesday, October 24
9:30 a.m. Musikgarten (Babies)
9:30 a.m. Ministerial Staff Meeting
10:00 a.m. Library Committee Meeting (Media Library)
10:00 a.m. Musikgarten (Toddlers)
10:15 a.m. Support Staff Meeting
10:45 a.m. Musikgarten (Toddlers / Music Makers)

Wednesday, October 25
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 Supper
6:00 p.m. Children's Choirs (4-year-olds - 6th Graders)
6:30 p.m. Nursery (Babies - 3-year-olds)
6:30 p.m. Adult BridgePoints
6:30 p.m. Youth Bible Study (Youth Suite)
6:45 p.m. Mission Classes (Mission Friends, RAs, and GAs) (1st - 6th Graders)
6:50 p.m. Adult Handbells (Room 143)
7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Choir Room)

Thursday, October 26
9:00 a.m. Sonshine Learning Center Chapel (Sanctuary)
9:30 a.m. Holy Folders (Media Library)
10:00 a.m. WOW (Widows or Widowers): "Easy on the Joints" (Room 216)
10:30 a.m. "John: The Gospel of Light and Life" (Room 215)
7:00 p.m. Primary Purpose (Fellowship Hall)

Friday, October 27
Staff Minister: David Helms


FALL 2017
Registration for the Fall 2017 semester is still OPEN!  Click here to register online.  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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