We are planning a BIG homecoming weekend for October 6-7, 2018. If you’ve ever been nurtured by this faith community and consider it part of your own faith story, please start making plans to join us for this celebration. We’ll be unveiling a new history room that weekend and sharing our vision for the church’s next 15+ years. Please share and help us spread the word!
The women of FBC Corbin will go to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky on Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 2018. The cost of $150 will include dinner on Friday, breakfast on Saturday, lodging, and cost of a guest speaker. We will also make a stop at the Glitz on the way home on Saturday. Join us for a weekend of fellowship and spiritual refreshment.The reservations should be made by Thursday, March 1st. A signup sheet is in the office.
First Baptist Church of Corbin will be hosting the Good Friday Service and lunch on March 30th. Lunch will be served at 11:15am and worship will begin at 12:00pm. The kitchen crew plans to provide vegetable soup and vegetable beef soup but would like your help with the sandwiches and desserts. A sign-up sheet is available in the office or you may call 528-4738.
Maundy Thursday commemorates the last supper of Jesus with his disciples on the evening of his arrest and trial. The word "maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum, from which we derive the words "mandate" and "commandment." The command that Jesus gave his disciples and (us): Love one another as I have loved you.
After partaking of the supper, we will remember, through scripture and music, the events that transpired leading to Jesus' betrayal, denial, and death. The distinguishing feature of the service is the extinguishing of lighted candles after each reading. The Office of Tenebrae (Shadows), which dates back to the fourth century, ends with the sanctuary in complete darkness.
First Baptist has a long history of benevolent ministries from Baptist Housing to the Food Pantry to the Shoebox ministries; from the Mustard Seed Garden to the youth outreach to Winter Relief. Please bring your Sunday School Class to join Austin Carty as he leads a book study on Steve Corbett’s When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself. Gain a better understanding of the effects of poverty, learn what being an ‘image bearer’ means and discuss ways our benevolence can become even more effective and transformational. Books will be on sale in the office on February 25, 2018 for $12.00. (Used copies are also available on Amazon for much less.)
All adult classes will meet in the Fellowship Hall promptly at 9:30 a.m. on March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.
Attention Men of FBC:
On November 10-11 we will be holding our first annual Fall Men’s Golf Retreat at Woodlake Resort in Tazewell, TN. The cost of the full retreat is $150, which includes two rounds of golf as well as lodging at Woodlake Resort. Anyone unable to make it for both days is invited to join us for either Friday’s round ($48, tee time of noon) or Saturday’s round ($48, tee time of 9:00AM). We will dine together on the evening of the 10th at the resort’s steakhouse (note that the cost for this meal is not included in the cost of the retreat), and we will share in a time of devotion together Saturday morning before we tee off. Please call the church office to register. This event is open to all family and friends of FBC, so please invite anyone you’d like to attend!
Anyone who enters the doors of FBC is quick to learn that our church is extremely loving and caring. It is evident through the daily exchange of kind words, smiles, warm hugs, and our willingness to help those in need. We are constantly seeking ways to show others the love of God, in turn, creating a family-like environment for our members.
One area I feel that we as a church could extend our reach is in regards to our college students. Last week, a few of us met and brainstormed ways to reach out to our college students. The overall goal of this ministry would be to show our college students that they are loved, missed, and still considered part of our FBC family even when distance separates us.
Over the course of this school year, we would like to invite you to help us pack and send at least one care package per semester to each college student. Throughout November, we will be collecting items to be included in the first round of boxes. In an effort to keep the contents of each box uniform, there will be sign-up sheets outside of Alex’s office requesting specific items. Please make sure all of your donations arrive at church by Sunday, November 26th. Donations can be placed in the tub under the sign-up sheets.
We would also like to invite you to meet at church on Monday, November 27th at 6:00pm to help pack the first round of boxes. We plan to ship all of the packages the following day. Thanks so much for your support of this ministry! If you have any questions, please see me, April Carty, or one of our ministers.
Our annual lip-sync contest will take place on Sunday, October 29, at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall. As usual, you can expect one of the most fun and entertaining social events we do. Our performers will lip-sync and, perhaps, dance to songs, and you get to decide the winner based on how much money each performance raises. We will also have a panel of expert judges who will weigh in after each performance. This is a covered dish event, so the church will provide fried chicken, drinks, and bread if you would be so kind to contribute a side dish or dessert. The best part of all this is that the money we raise will go towards our Shoebox Ministry. If you wish to perform please contact Alex. He will even give you ideas if needed. Put this event on your calendars. You don't want to miss this!
Wow! It’s time for our Fall Festival! This annual Children’s ministry event will arrive on Wednesday, October 25th at 6:00pm. Costumes, Games, Prizes, Balloon Creatures, Inflatables, and Trunk or Treat are just part of the fun. Have you signed up to be a part of the excitement? A signup sheet is located on table outside Alex’s office.
On Friday, October 20th the O.W.L.S. are headed to the mountains of East Tennessee where they will enjoy the fall colors and have lunch at Carver’s Orchard and Applehouse Restaurant. Homemade Chicken and Dumplings and Apple Fritters top a delicious variety of foods offered on their menu. Individuals are responsible for cost of their meals; a signup sheet is in the office. The bus will leave at 9:30am.
Join the FBC Craft Club as they celebrate Octoberfest in Downtown Corbin 10am-7pm on Monday, October 9,2017. They will have fall and Christmas decorations, hair bows, and other craft items to sell.
If you would like to donate craft items or homemade items (i.e. candy or baked goods), your help would be greatly appreciated. All monies raised at Octoberfest are applied to one of our church missions.
Many thanks for your support!
Crossroads Christmas Project
Danielle Stansberry Matlock has presented the Missions Committee with a wonderful opportunity to minister to the families of the men who will spend Christmas at Crossroads Residential Drug Treatment Center in Corbin (Crossroads, a 40-bed facility, is a part of Cumberland River Behavioral Health – known to many in this area as Comp Care).
Danielle’s vision: to provide Christmas gifts for every child of every man who is a resident of the facility this Christmas.
Danielle’s plan: to ask the men what their children would like
for Christmas, to buy and wrap those gifts, and
then to allow the men to give the gifts to their
children on the visiting day just before Christmas.
Danielle’s goal: to raise $4000 from churches and community
Danielle’s request: that we participate in this ministry by donating
The Missions Committee wholeheartedly endorses this vision. If this is a way that you would like to minister to “the least of these,” please write your check to First Baptist Church for Crossroads Christmas Project. We will then forward the collected monies to Danielle and Parkway Ministries. Please make your contribution before December 1.
Join us for “A Taste of FBC” on Sunday, August 13th at 6pm in the fellowship hall. Bring one of your favorite dishes, along with the recipe, to be sampled and published in our cookbook. Recipes that are brought to the tasting event will be accompanied by a picture of the “chef” in the cookbook. You will have the opportunity to sample as many of these dishes as you choose. So that we can have a large variety of dishes, please call or sign up in the church office to let us know what to expect. Please sign up by Wednesday, August 9th if you plan to participate. Our committee is very enthused about this project and is looking forward to having every family represented. We are trying to make this a very special keepsake for our church family and friends. If you are unable to attend the tasting event, you are encouraged to submit your recipes by emailing them to email@example.com, submitting using the below form or by leaving a hard copy at the church office. Your participation is needed and much appreciated!
Pat Huff, Mary Ida Gray, Ann Hacker, Shari Huff, Sue Mill
The Annual NIBROC Rummage Sale – August 10-12
Thursday & Friday: 9-4 Saturday: 9-12
Your help is needed!
1. Donate items. We will accept all new and gently used items that are just taking up space in your house. We could also use plastic shopping bags for our guests to use for shopping.
2. Pick up items (Mon., Aug 7th -Thurs., Aug. 10th) Help those who want to donate but cannot deliver their items.
3. Help with set-up and pricing (Tues. and Wed.). If you have organizational skills or enjoy the flea market atmosphere, come and serve by getting us prepared. To assist those who are setting up and pricing, please put your clothing donations on hangers, when possible.
4. Work the sale (Thurs., Fri., and Sat.). Come be social and show the people of our community the love of Christ through your service during the sale. We will split the days into shifts.
5. Help with clean-up (Sat.). You can serve by gathering up the leftovers and helping get those to a place to donate.
6. Feed the people (Tues. – Sat.). If you have that special gift of serving sandwiches or fried chicken to volunteers they will need nourishment this week. Or, if you have good items you would like to contribute to a bake sale, these are always enjoyed and appreciated.
Sign up sheets are available on the table outside of Alex’s office!
For more information you can contact the church office at 528-4738!
Put on your hard hats and grab your tools! The Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School is coming to First Baptist on July 9-13, each night from 6:00-8:30. This year, our children (ages 3-5th grade) will learn that they are created by God and built for a purpose. They will get many hands-on experiences learning about our Creator as they learn to become inventors at the Maker Fun Factory!
Our group heads for Nicaragua in less than 2 weeks! It's hard to believe the time has come so soon. What is not hard to believe is that our wonderful church has enabled us to afford this trip. As of last Saturday's Superhero Challenge we have officially raised enough money to go on our trip! Personally, I have worked at this church for over 4 and a half years, and you would think the generosity of our people would no longer amaze me. Yet, here I type these words in amazement. Thank you so much for being the support our students need. You will never know how much it means to our group that we are able to do the things we do because of the wonderful church that stands behind our students. The Superhero Challenge race itself was a huge success, but the fundraising goes all the way back to last summer. The church has been supportive and generous through the whole process.
We look forward to our time in Nicaragua, and we can't wait to share the experience with you. Thank you for caring about our students. Thank you for giving our students a church they can call home. Be in prayer for our students and adults during our time in Nicaragua. Pray that our eyes would be opened. Pray that our hearts would be changed. Pray that our work would be fruitful. Thank you, Church. Alex
Please Note: We will be traveling to McCreary County on Monday, June 12, to serve lunch to the Extreme Build workers. If you would like to help (prepare and/or serve lunch), please contact Paul Sims.
For more information on how else you can be involved please visit the Event Page on CBFKY's website here.
FBC Corbin will host its second annual Concert in the Garden on Friday, June 9th at 7:000pm.
This year’s concert will feature Jordan Allen & The Bellwethers, an Americana folk group based out of London, KY.
We will also be holding a homemade ice cream competition during the event, so for all of you ice cream makers: please sign-up and whip up a batch of your favorite ice cream and bring it out to the competition! A sign-up sheet is in the church office.
As this is a community event, we are partnering with Corbin Backpack Program; they will share information about their organization during the event. And while the event is free for all comers, we will be taking up an offering and all donations will benefit Corbin Backpack Program.
Superhero Challenge at Corbin Elementary!
The registration begins at 10a.m. Race begins at 11a.m.
Ages 4 years through 6th grade!
Race Day Registration Fee: $20 Each additional child registered after the first child will get $5 off the Registration Fee.
2017 Superhero Challenge Kids Obstacle Fundraiser in support of the FBC Youth Mission Trip to Nicaragua!
Registration forms are available in the Church office!
Among today's most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles, The American Chamber Players were formed in 1985 by Miles Hoffman from a core group of artists of The Library of Congress Summer Chamber Festival. The ensemble performs repertoire ranging from familiar masterpieces to neglected gems to newly commissioned American works, and its fascinating and delightful programs with varied instrumental combinations have been as enthusiastically praised as its extraordinary, dynamic performances. They have toured throughout North America, engaged and re-engaged by prestigious concert series from Florida to British Columbia, and they have traveled to Paris for a series of special gala concerts at the Paris Opera and the Bibliothèque Nationale. General Admission for Adults $30; Students $10.