JANUARY 23RD: SESQUICENTENNIAL KICKOFF!
- Check out the Sesquicentennial sign in the Chapel lawn.
- Pick up a "Save the Date" magnet at any service.
FEBRUARY 6TH: Dr. Jeff Woods, guest speaker
To celebrate Fifth Avenue Baptist's heritage as an American Baptist church, the General Secretary of the ABCUSA, Dr. Jeff Woods will be speaking in the worship service on February 6th! As General Secretary of ABC, Dr. Woods is the Chief Executive Officer of American Baptist Churches. It will also be our pleasure to have Dr. Mike Sisson, Executive Minister of the West Virginia Baptist Convention at FAB on February 6th. There will be a "to-go" reception following this service!
MARCH 13TH: Member Recognition Sunday
How long have you been a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church? On Sunday, March 13, we will be recognizing congregants who have been members for at least 50 years. If you have been a member for 50 years or more, please contact the church office and let us know that you plan to attend on this Sunday.
We are very excited to announce that Dr. Allen Reasons will be preaching on this special day!
Sun Catchers Available for Purchase on MARCH 13TH!
They will be $10 each, and if shipping is requested, $12 will cover shipping costs for up to 4 sun catchers.
MAY 15TH: Meal Packing Event for Nicaragua
Join in and help pack 50,000 meals for Nicaraguans on May 15th from 12:30-2:30 pm!
There are two ways you can support this event:
1) Volunteering--we will need many, many volunteers will be needed. Please REGISTER HERE.
2) Financial contribution-- You (or a group) can Fund A Box for $85, which provides 216 meals, and there are other
donation options available. Make your donation HERE.
Not familiar with a meal packing event?
Check out this video!
STORY BOOTH: Your Story Matters
Open through September 16th!
As part of our Sesquicentennial celebration, we are collecting stories from our church family to preserve and share FAB's stories of faith for the generations to come. It is our hope that the stories you share will encourage others on their daily walk with the Lord, serve as warnings against temptation, and be examples of God's legacy of faithfulness to us.
We'd like these stories to be short (~2 minutes) and focused on one event, theme, or experience. You are welcome to share more than one story, of course. Remote or in-person opportunities are available and possible! Please contact Katie Shull for further details and to schedule your interview or recording session.
To learn more, watch the video below:
What is the Story Booth?
AUGUST 20-21: Michael Belk & "Journeys with the Messiah"
Michael Belk's fine art exhibit, Journeys with the Messiah, will be on display at FAB during August. Belk, an award-winning fashion photographer, left his career to explore the modern-day relevance of Jesus through photography. He traveled to Materna, Italy, where he hired a crew and began the project. While the Materna setting resembles first century Israel and the actor portraying Jesus is clad in first century attire, the other subjects in the artwork are from the 21st century.
Through his art, Belk explores the relevance of Jesus to life in modern times.
Saturday, August 20th: Meet the Artist
Sunday, August 21st: Belk will use his storytelling skills to link his photographs to Scripture
To learn more about Michael Belk and his work, click below:
About the Artist
SEPTEMBER 18: Dr. Guy Sayles, guest speaker
We are pleased to have Dr. Guy Sayles return to FAB's pulpit for this Sunday. Dr. Sayles was FAB's interim minister between the pastorates of Dr. Allen Reasons and Rev. Eric S. Porterfield.
SEPTEMBER 25: Sesquicentennial Drama
A special sesquicentennial drama will be presented by FAB's members. This drama will be an updated version of the drama written by Peggy Cyrus for FAB's centennial celebration.
OCTOBER 22-23: Homecoming Weekend!
Enough cannot be said about this BIG birthday bash featuring:
- Congregation group photo on front steps of the church
- Catered banquet
- Rev. Dr. Jana Stoner preaching
- Roundtable with former ministers
- Original composition by Matt Jackfert
- Unveiling of additional quilt squares for the quilt in Smith Hall
Stay tuned for more details!
DECEMBER 3-4: Shawn Berry and the Singing Tree Reunion
Shawn Berry will be at FAB to organize and conduct a reunion of the singers from the Singing Christmas Tree. Rehearsals will be held on the evening of December 2nd, and the morning of December 3rd. A concert will be held on Saturday evening, December 3rd. The singers will also perform in morning worship on Sunday, December 4th.
Interested in participating in this event? Contact Ginny Adkins.