• on June 10, 2020

Weekly News and Updates: 6-5-2020

Church services will be back indoors this Sunday. There will be an 8:30 am service, an 11:00 am service, and a 6:30 pm service. Please note that there will be no Sunday school, Kids Worship, or Children’s Church. Please see the guide lines below from the Deacon Coordinator.

This Sunday will be our first indoor service since the first of March and we are looking forward to sharing in worship at 8:30, 11:00 and 6:30pm.  We also want to make sure that everyone stays and feels safe.  We have tried to create a safe environment for everyone that would like to attend. If you are not ready to be out in crowds at this time, we will be sharing the 11:00 service on YouTube.  Please enter the building keeping the 6′ distance and do not congregate blocking the flow of people.  When using the elevator please only one person or family on it at one time.  We will have a host to greet you and will have hand sanitizer for you to use.  When leaving the building please use all 4 of the exits, this will allow everyone to keep the 6′ distance.

We have closed off every other pew and we have marked the other pews with the 6′ spacing.  If you are a family, you do not have to be 6′ but all others should take a seat to keep the 6′ distance.  We will also have ushers in the sanctuary to help you find a seat.

We will clean the pews between the services.

We need to focus on social distancing, keeping a 6′ distance from anyone else (that would be about 2 arm lengths). It is strongly recommended to wear a face covering when indoors and cannot keep a 6′ distance; young children age 2 and younger should not wear a face covering.

Please see the information from the department of human health services

Why do I need to wear a cloth face covering? A. Following CDC guidance, Executive Order 138 recommends that people wear a cloth face covering when they leave their house and may be near (less than six (6) feet from) other people who are not family or household members. Covering your face is about helping others. By covering your face when you go out for essential reasons, you are being a good neighbor and community member. There is growing evidence that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can spread between people in close contact – through actions like coughing, sneezing and talking- even when they are not showing symptoms. Wearing a face covering is another step that may help reduce the spread, especially for those who are sick but may not know it.

By wearing a face covering, we are showing our love and respect to those we have contact with and will help them feel safe.

If you leave home, practice your W’s: Wear, Wait, Wash

  • Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people
  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

These actions can protect our families and neighbors as the state takes a cautious step forward to ease restrictions while the virus is still circulating

See the attached for the department of Health and Human Services recommendations.

We look forward to seeing everyone Sunday to worship together.

Coordinator of Deacons,

Alan Pennington




New Connect Group

Ladies of Distinction Connect Group (Age 70+)

Ladies, are you 70+ years old and looking for fellowship with others your age? Find a place where you can be yourself, give of yourself, participate in devotions, and stay connected to your church family. Join the newest CONNECT group at the home of Carolyn Green, 1024 Lake Michael Way, Mebane. Coming in June. Stay tuned for more information.


 June Church-wide Mission Action – AuthoraCare (Formally Hospice)

If you can donate, please have in the Collection Area by Sunday, June 28.

Collect:  Deodorant, Shampoo, Peanut Butter, Saltine Crackers for patients in their homes delivered by Social Workers

We are extending the May Church-wide Mission Action on through June  – Allied Churches of Alamance County

If you can donate, please have in the Collection Area by Sunday, June 31.

Collect: Cleaning Products: Clorox Wipes or equivalent, Room Deodorizers, Spray Cleaners i.e. (Spic and Span, LA Awesome, Fabulous).

We are extending the April Mission Action  – Alamance Regional Medical Center on through June. If you can donate, please drop off at the Collection Area on the 2nd floor.

Collect: New T-Shirts any color with anything on them in good taste for Men and Women, all sizes, Long or Short Sleeves.



Manna Market Report:

Again we’ve been Blessed with our contributions, but it’s a new month aiming at 6/16/20. We thank you for all you‘ve done and what you will do this month.

Things we do NOT need – Corn, Baking Mix, Syrup

WE REALLY NEED: Diced tomatoes, Canned potatoes, Canned tomato sauce, Green peas, Beef stew, Peanut butter, Jellies/Preserves, Soups, Green beans, Cereal, Spaghetti Sauce, Grits, Oatmeal, Canned fruit, Spaghetti Noodles, Mac n cheese, Bagged Mash Potatoes, Pop Tarts, Jiffy Cornbread Mix, Canned chicken

All donations are greatly appreciated which help keep our food pantry filled with food for families in need, especially at this time of crisis during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The bins to drop off food donations will continue to be put out Tues. 9am-12 noon and Thurs. 4pm to 6pm.


FBCM Stewardship (As of  May 31, 2020)                                                        Mike Lunday Building Fund 

Last Week’s Giving     $      8,417.00                                                          Last Week’s Giving                        $     585.00

Weekly Needs             $      9,528.00                                                               Giving For May, 2020                     $ 1,905.00

                                                           Monthly Land Payment                $ 4,169.00





All events are cancelled until future notice.  Hoping we can get together soon.!

JOY Announcements for Update Info


JOY Seniors,

Remember the good times we’ve had and don’t despair.  Keep your chin up because we are going to meet together again soon.  Even though we are not scheduling lunches and outings during this time, we’ve some special times planned for the future.

One activity that is scheduled is the Fall Jubilee in Gatlinburg, TN Sept. 28-30.  So far the Turners, Carmichaels and Parnells are all scheduled to go.   Pray that everything will be open then and our time of isolation will be over.   Call Nita Parnell at 336-578-0012 if you’d like to join them on this extra special trip.


We look forward to making plans for everyone in a safe and secure environment as soon as it’s feasible




With the ever-growing concern, world-wide and at home, regarding the coronavirus

**Please remember that our church continues to have operating expenses**

 You can give your tithes and offerings on our website http://www.fbcmebane.com


You can text to give: Text the keyword

fbcmebane to 73256. You will initially need to

put your bank information in and then the

amount you want to give. Once your bank

Information is entered, you will not be required

to do it again.


You can mail your tithes and offerings to the church

First Baptist Church

301 S Third St,

Mebane, NC 27302.


Please continue to stay healthy and safe, and call on God for His mercy and grace during these unprecedented times, for He loves you!!

Love God, Love People, and Share our Faith in Jesus Christ Together!!


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