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4.8.2022

Weekly Update

Easter at First Baptist Charlotte
April 10th & 17th

On Palm Sunday, April 10th we will celebrate baptisms and the Lord’s Supper in our services and we’ll have a church BBQ following church with lots of fun! Easter is April 17th, and we have incredible services planned as we celebrate our risen Savior! All you’ve got to do is invite someone!

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Annie Armstrong
Easter Offering

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is an offering that supports Church Planting through the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention. NAMB was able to launch 857 new churches across the US in 2021! Help us reach our goal of $15,000. Make your gift at CharlotteFBC.org/give or through the designated offering envelopes in the pews, this Sunday.

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3rd Wednesdays:
April 20th

Join us for our next 3rd Wednesday on April 20th, for a mid-week connection of food, prayer, and worship. Dinner starts at 5:30pm and prayer and worship is at 6:30pm. Childcare, through 5th grade provided.
To register for the meal, visit CharlotteFBC.org/events.

First Step
April 24th

Are you new to FBC? If you want to know more about us and how to get connected join us for “First Step” on April 24th after the 10:30am service. There’s no cost to attend. Lunch and child care, up to kindergarten, are provided. Register at charlottefbc.org/events.

 

Weekly Financials

Offering, 3/27/22: $84,569
YTD Budget Contributions: $2,234,513

YTD Budget Goals: $2,097,547
Variance: $136,965

Annie Armstrong Goal: $15,000
Annie Armstrong Current Gifts: $7,291

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Ministry Partner Update

Brookstone Schools & Uptown Farmer's Market

With the arrival of Spring, we look forward to new opportunities for fruitfulness. We are preparing to visit West Charlotte High School campus and Brookstone School to continue building relationships with students through our A/B honor roll celebration. Both events occur during the school day and we are eager to get more of our members involved in this awesome ministry to students. Our 301 groups are gearing up to serve in new ways. The Mecklenburg County jail is opening up volunteer opportunities for Christian woman who desire to serve as mentors for woman incarcerated at the jail. The Carmel at Pines is a facility serving disabled seniors. They have requested for FBC to be the church that comes in to serve the spiritual needs of their residence. This will be a great time of engagement with a population of almost 100 people.  On the last week of April all FBC staff will be taking a tour of the Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center to learn firsthand the mission of bringing the hope of the gospel to abortion determined woman and encouraging them to bring their children into this world.

Our ministry partner, Uptown Farmers Market, will again wake up the center city every Saturday morning from 8am – 12:30pm as local farmers and artisan food vendors bring the best in fresh, nutritious, and delicious foods. Our front parking lot will be transformed as over 50 vendors will provide a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, eggs, fish, meats, baked goods, pasta, flowers, coffee, tea, cold pressed juices, kombucha, sauces, and much more! 
After piloting a shuttle program in 2021 to pick up seniors living in affordable housing communities, the Market was awarded grant funding from the American Heart Association to expand the shuttle program this year. Partnering with CATS Special Transport, the Market will provide four handicapped accessible shuttles weekly to pick up seniors at four communities in nearby food deserts where transportation and affordability are a challenge.

How can you support the Market’s mission? 1. Shop – Become a weekly shopper and support these local farmers and food vendors that work hard to ensure the sustainability of fresh, locally produced food for our region. 2. Sign up for the weekly newsletter to get great nutrition information and keep up with events. Follow the Market on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 3. Donate to the Community Table Fund. Uptown Farmers Market is a 501 (c)(3) so all donations to the market are tax-exempt. The Community Table Fund was established to combat food insecurity for the most vulnerable in our area. Every dollar raised allows for purchases of produce from the farmers at the end of each market to donate to those most in need. 4. Volunteer – The Market is always looking for help for early set-up at 6:30am and for take-down at 12:30pm. There are also two shifts weekly during market hours to help with the shuttle service, children’s activities, cooking demos, and more. Sign-up and the Volunteer Coordinator will reach back out to help you find the right spot. Volunteers from First Baptist Charlotte are so appreciated at the market, along with many community volunteers that live in the Uptown area.

For more information regarding our Mission Partners and serve opportunities, email Joey Davidson.

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