Fellowship


Our Community

In the biblical story of the feeding of the 5,000, Jesus has compassion for the crowd of people who have followed him and stops to teach and heal. When the disciples want to send the people away at supper time Jesus wants to feed them. Three of the four Gospels report Jesus saying to the disciples, “You give them something to eat.”

The Fellowship Ministry provides opportunities to form relationships within our church family. As in the time of Jesus, the elements of fellowship — getting to know each other, supporting, encouraging, and comforting each other — and yes, feed one another! Read on for ways in which we come together in fellowship.

 

Fellowship Time

On Sundays right after worship, we gather in the Garden Room adjacent to the Sanctuary for a time of Fellowship.  Various groups or individuals within our church community will provide a few treats and we always have either hot or cold beverages available.  We hope you will join us in conversation and fellowship.

Picnics, Potlucks, and Pageantry

We love an opportunity to get together over with good friends over good food with time for talking, laughter, and fun.  These intergenerational church events happen a few times a year with our annual Church-wide Picnic and Christmas Pageant with Dinner along with occasional special fellowship events partnered with an education or mission component or we might decided to get together good old fashioned potluck meal, just because.

Memorials Support

As part of our community’s support, we occasionally are asked to assist with a memorial reception.  We would love for you to be part of this support system to our church family in times of bereavement.

Eldergarten

Eldergarten is a socially active group of seniors {anyone 50 years and older} who gather monthly from September through May on the third Thursday at 12:00 PM in the Garden Room.

After a light meal, a program is offered with a topics of interest. Occasionally special activities or outings are also planned.  Sign up at the Vitality Table each month during the program year or contact us if you plan to attend.  This count helps the cooks know how much soup or salad to prepare!

Kindred Hearts

Our Kindred Hearts group consists of our young adults and families who gather for fellowship, education, and mission work.  Child care is usually provided, though sometimes  children are part of our activities, especially those serving the community around us.  Kindred Hearts meet regularly, generally on the third Sunday of a month, but other times when special projects or events arise.  If you would like to participate, great!, all are welcome.

Book Club

FBC Book Club is an informal gathering of people interested in expanding their horizons by reading and enjoying good fellowship over a discussion of a good book.

We generally meet at the church at 11:30 AM on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Sometimes due to scheduling we meet on another Tuesday and will notify you of this change well in advance. Over lunch, the group discusses a current book previously selected by the club members. The range of literature includes fiction, non-fiction, and biography. New participants are always welcome.

Remington Hubbell Circle

We are a women’s service and social group who meet on the first Tuesday of April, May, October, and November at 11:30 a.m.

We first gather for a meeting in the Parlor, then share in a light lunch in the Garden Room with a service project concluding the event. We encourage all women to attend.

Throughout the year we collect a variety of items for our various mission partners.  These include: socks and underwear and toiletries to make hygiene kits for Cameron Community Ministries and labeless, washed, empty yellow medicine bottles for missionaries supported by Church World Service.  Baskets for your contributions are located near the Vitality Table in the Garden Room.  We have made knitted hats and lap robes and have collected school supplies and socks for students.

Each year in the fall, we sell Georgia Pecans which are great for holiday baking or gifts.  All proceeds from these sales are used to provide love gifts to various mission giving opportunities.  We hope you will continue to support this and other ways to give in support.