Wednesday Night Supper

September 5

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OVEN ROASTED MEATLOAF smothered in a rich brown gravy; BAKED POTATO w/ optional toppings of butter, sour cream, thinly sliced scallions, shredded cheddar, and crumbled bacon, STEAMED GREEN PEAS; and HONEY WHEAT ROLLS.
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.
Click here to make weekly or permanent reservations.
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 August issue of The Tie, our churchwide monthly newsletter. Click here to download and print a special "Seniors on the Move" survery from our Senior Adult Ministry. Please complete the survey, and return to Lisa in the church office. Thank you!

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

Click here to read an update from Brenda in Lesotho!

Sunday, August 19, Following 11:00 AM Worship - Fellowship Hall
This luncheon offers ministerial staff the opportunity to say "thank you" for the role each of you play in helping us achieve our mission through nurturing disciples. The luncheon is for Sunday school teachers, BridgePoint leaders, nursery workers, music and mission leaders, and our media library committee. There is no charge for the luncheon, and you may bring a guest. Please RSVP by clicking here no later than Thursday, August 16.
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Sunday, August 26
9:45 AM - All children will go to their new Sunday School classes this morning.
8:30 and 11:00 AM - Students and adults are invited to bring their backpack, laptop case, or briefcase to worship. We will pray for and bless students, teachers, and all school employees. All we pray for will receive a small gift . . . even if they forget their backpacks!
11:00 AM - Rising 1st graders and rising 7th graders will receive Bibles during 11:00 worship.
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Our Wednesday Night Suppers and Fall Programming for children, youth, and adults begin on September 5. Youth and children will go to their respective music and/or missions classes that evening. Adults will gather in the Sanctuary to hear about David Helms' sabbatical and archaeological dig in Israel's Jezreel Valley. New BridgePoints will begin September 12 with adult small groups that include "Transformation Through the Spiritual Disciplines," an "Intentional Parenting" class, classes for crafters, and more. Check back for more details as we get closer to kickoff!
We invite you to join in one of our small group gatherings, and embrace the spirit of food, fellowship, and faith. It's not too early to make your weekly or permanent supper reservations online or by completing a blue reservation card in the pew rack. We look forward to the new church year that awaits!

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Monday, September 10 - 5:00 PM
Seniors on the Move will kick off the fall season with special music provided by "The Five Tenors" during our monthly covered dish supper. Please bring a covered dish, side dish, or dessert to share, and bring a friend! There is no charge. Call the church office at (910) 692-8750 with questions or for more information.
Five Tenors
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Ice Cream Social 2
Sunday, September 30
5:00 PM - Fellowship Hall
All are welcome!
There is no charge, but we ask that you make a reservation. Click here to sign up online, call the church office at (910) 692-8750, or swing by the Ice Cream Social table in the hallway outside the Sanctuary, no later than Thursday, September 28, at 12 noon. Please let us know if you would like to make a container of ice cream to share!
Please note that there will be one worship service on Sunday, September 30, at 11:00 a.m.
Ice Cream Social

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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. Kickoff is Wednesday, August 29, here at the church. Click here to download and print a copy of the Information and Medical Release Form which is required for each child. Bring the completed form with you to kickoff on August 29; a notary will be present that evening to notarize your 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, 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 August and September.
Please note that updated church calendars are posted as soon as changes are made.

Sunday, August 12
8:30 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Worship
3:00 p.m. Missions Committee Meeting (Media Library)
4:00 p.m. P.I.P. (Parents In Prayer) (Room 216)

Monday, August 13
7:00 p.m. Primary Purpose - AA (Room 141)
7:00 p.m. Al-Anon (910) 692-2271

Tuesday, August 14
9:30 a.m. Ministerial Staff Meeting
10:00 a.m. Library Committee Meeting (Media Library)
10:15 a.m. Support Staff Meeting
1:00 p.m. Senior Adult Committee Meeting (Media Library)

Wednesday, August 15
10:00 a.m. Summer Bible Study (Room 216)
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir (Choir Room)

Thursday, August 16
7:00 p.m. Primary Purpose (Fellowship Hall)

Friday, August 17
Staff Minister: David Helms
Youth to Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park (Greensboro)

Saturday, August 18
7:15 a.m. Departing for Training Extravaganza: "Back to Basics" (Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh)
8:00 a.m. Men's Fellowship Group Prayer Breakfast (Golden Corral)


FALL 2018
Registration for the Fall 2018 semester is OPEN! Classes for all children (newborn through 5 years) will begin on Tuesday, September 11. Click here to register. 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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