June 2018


Happy Birthday

Gene Doby – 1
Molly Shuffler – 2
Jason Wilson – 2
Hazel Swink – 2
Allison Collins – 3
Ellen DeVoe – 3
Chris Owens – 4
Travis Scarborough – 5
Donald Hester – 7
Tom Shewmaker – 7
Jennifer Comer – 8
Mike Patterson  [Y] – 11
Drew Strickland – 13
Laura Miller – 14
Dean Moore – 17
Robin Coffer – 23
Robert Miller – 25
Michael Patterson – [J]
Steve Wilson – 28
Karl Kimball – 29
Matthew Hamilton – 29
Jonathan King – 30

OASIS (Older Adults Still In Service) -OASIS will meet Tuesday, June 5th in the FLC for a catered lunch at 11:30am.  Our program will have a Patriotic Theme with two veterans, Brian Collins and Jimmy Carter sharing about their service in the military. Graham Honeycutt will sing two songs that will inspire you to “Stand Up for God and Country”. Come and help us honor our military men and women.

WOM (Women On Mission) – WOM Bible Study will meet at 1pm Tuesday, June 12th, in the FLC. Come and enjoy this time of learning and fellowship. Our Main Street Mission items again will be Peanut Butter, Jelly and Toilet Paper.

May Extended Session  

June 3 – Donna H. (8:45 AM); Deb G. & Oley P. (10:00 AM)
June 6 – Jamie K. & Renee M.
June 10 – Jessica H. (8:45 AM); Sissy E. & Jessica H. (10:00 AM)
June 13 – Summer Schedule/No Wednesday Nursery
June 17 – Jeannie P. (8:45 AM); Jennifer C. & Jessica H. (10:00 AM)
June 20 – Summer Schedule/No Wednesday Nursery
June 24 – JoAnn C. (8:45 AM); Hannah G. & Stacy H. (10:00 AM)
June 27 – Summer Schedule/No Wednesday Nursery


2018 Vacation Bible School – Our VBS will kick off June 25! Ages are 5 years through 6th grade. Monday – Friday from 8:45am – 12:15pm. Mark your calendars and make plans now to attend!!  Click here to register.

Children’s Worship – During the 10:00 worship hour, we have a children’s worship service available for your child in the Family Life Center next door.  Holidays and the last Sunday of each month there is no Children’s Worship so as to allow the opportunity for families to worship together.

Rowan Helping Ministry Needs:
Food Pantry: Vegetables, Soup, Beans, Pasta Sauce
Shelter: Pillows, Twin/Full Blankets
Clothing Center: Men’s Shoes, Socks, Undergarments
Volunteers: We need volunteers desperately for the holiday season. Every Tuesday at 3pm we have Volunteer Orientation. Interested?
Call 704.637.6838 ~ Lynsey ext. 112.

Baby Bottles for Pregnancy Support center are due back in June 10th.

Vermont 2018 – Plans are actively underway for going back to the NorthEast Kingdom July 20-28.   If you would like to be a participant in sending the team to Vermont this year, please mark your envelope Vermont Mission Trip.

Pastor Search Committee -Thank you for your prayers for the Pastor Search Committee.  Your prayers have helped sustain us as we have sought God’s guidance as the journey continues.  We ask for your continued prayers as we seek God’s guidance.  In the coming weeks and months, as a congregation, we will be working to learn more about who we are but more importantly, who God wants us to become.

Thank you for your prayers,
Pastor Search Committee

Benevolent Love Offering (BLO) – Each quarter we take up an offering at the end of the Lord’s Supper Service called the Benevolent Love Offering (BLO).  The funds from this offering go toward helping people within the church and community at the discretion of the Benevolence Committee.

Finance Report

Please be in prayer that our financial resources will be provided.

January – May 20,  2018 
Contributions Needed/Goal $111,640
Contributions Received $107,929
Under Budget -$3,711

Capital Improvement Fund – Help drive our church forward.  Goal:  $50,000.  We’ve received $29,835.02.  Cash or check donations accepted.

Thank You

First Baptist Church China Grove,
It is with great appreciation that we want to say thank you for allowing the Homeschool Co-Op to use your facilities for classes this past year.   We are SO grateful for your kindness and generosity.  Because of you, 85 students were able to participate in classes such as music, art, French, PE, history, critical thinking, crochet, engineering, culinary geography, health, photography, biology lab, and more.  Our high school students put on a full theater production of “The Prince and the Pauper,” 9 students in the Be the Boss entrepreneurship class started their own businesses, and 13 students received invaluable training through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace program for teens.  We had many local students as well as students from Mooresville, Charlotte, Harmony and Albemarle.  As you can tell, we had a wonderful year!  Thank you again, and may God bless you all in abundance!
In Christ’s love,
The Homeschool Co-Op

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