First Baptist Church of Clayton, NC
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FBC CLAYTON HAS CANCELLED IN-PERSON GATHERINGS FOR SUNDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.
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Welcome to First Baptist Church of Clayton Established 1811

Welcome to the website for First Baptist Church of Clayton, North Carolina. We are located at 411 N. Fayetteville St. Clayton, North Carolina. First Baptist Church has a distinguished past and a promising future. It is a church proud of her heritage and aware of her responsibility to share Christ in the twenty-first century.

UPCOMING EVENTS

HOMECOMING – OCTOBER 18, 2020

Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. John A. Allen
(FBCC Pastor 1991-2007)

“Join us as we celebrate 100 years of worship in Our Sanctuary”
1920-2020

Information for Outdoor Gathering
Our Outdoor Homecoming Service will be October 18, 2020 at 11 AM at the church lawn between Fayetteville and O’Neil Streets. As we mark the 100th anniversary of the construction of our iconic, domed sanctuary, we welcome our former pastor from 1991-2007, Dr. John A. Allen, to bring the Homecoming message. Following the service at noon, the church will provide Zaxby’s Box Lunches which include a chicken strip sandwich, tossed salad, chips, and two cookies. Beverages will also be provided. However, lunch reservations are required. You must sign up for a lunch box by Tuesday, Oct. 13, in order to receive a free box lunch.

Keeping This Event Safe
The Homecoming Committee is making plans to keep this event as safe as possible, but no group event is without risk. This event is not for anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, congestion, or fatigue. It is also not for persons who are more susceptible to the virus. If you are experiencing any COVID-19
symptoms or are at a higher risk for contracting the coronavirus, we ask you to stay home and enjoy this service virtually. It will be livestreamed just like each of our Sunday morning
services. Those who attend Homecoming are asked to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Remember to provide at least six feet of space between you and those who are not in your immediate family.

Bring a Chair and a Blanket
The Homecoming Committee encourages you to bring your own chairs and blankets so that we can spread out safely across the church lawn. Think of this as an outdoor worship service
followed by a church picnic. A limited number of chairs will be available under a large lawn tent for worship. Tables and chairs are also available for lunch for those with disabilities or mobility issues. The tent also provides covering in the event of rain. Since we have not been able to gather for in person worship for over six months, we look forward to this time of “Coming Home” to First Baptist. We are grateful for the planning of the Homecoming Committee, SS Volunteers, Church Staff, and the Media Team whose work together will make a safe Homecoming possible during these trying times.

Online Video RecordingsSunday morning and Wednesday Night Bible Study Series recordings

BEGINNING AUGUST 2, 2020, WE WILL BEGIN LIVE STREAMING OF THE SUNDAY 11:00 SERVICE AGAIN. AT THAT TIME, PLEASE CLICK ON THE BELOW LIVE STREAM LINK TO ACCESS THE LIVE STREAM. WE WILL POST THE RECORDING TO THE SUNDAY MORNING RECORDINGS SECTION BELOW SOMETIME AFTER THE SUNDAY SERVICE IF YOU CAN NOT ATTEND THE LIVE STREAM.

 

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP RECORDINGS

   Sunday Morning Recordings

 

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY SERIES

The Three Prayers of Jesus that Every Christian Should Know

Jonah: The Reluctant Prophet

 

 

 

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Updated Coronavirus Response Letter, Oct 14th Update

In-person gatherings for Sunday worship services, Sunday School, and fellowship meals have been suspended due to coronavirus.  The Church Council continues to monitor our reopening status and will let you know when specific gatherings can be resumed.

In the meantime, we encourage you to join us for worship and Bible study through our Vimeo channel or Facebook page.

The Church Office is open Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings our Administrative Assistant, Terry McCallum, is available to assist you by phone at (919) 553-4161. Our entire church staff is happy to assist you and respond to your calls and emails.

Our ministries continue through your ongoing prayer and financial support. You can either mail your contributions directly or give online. In order to give online, go to Give Online, and fill out the required information. Your faithfulness in giving helps us as we fulfill our mission to Show, Tell, Grow, and Serve.

Remember to rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer (Romans 12:12).

Grace and Peace,
Rev. Dr. Randy C. Clipp

Oct 14th Update:

FBC 5-Phase Plan for Reopening Indoor In-Person Gatherings

 The Church Council shared the following plan at the October 14, 2020 Church Business Meeting. In phases 1-4,  COVID-19 safety measures with social distancing will be followed:

  •  Phase 1- Non-weekly Small Group Meetings for Adults – The Basic Sunday School Class (Room 223) is currently available twice a day for reservations for 20 or less adults.
  •  Phase 2- In-Person Worship Services – The sanctuary will be opening with a limited attendance of 100 and virtual broadcasts continuing. No nursery or children’s church.
  • Phase 3- Weekly Small Groups –  Select classrooms will open for children, youth, and adults to have in-person/online meetings.
  • Phase 4- In-Person Sunday School –  Sunday School classes will meet in-person again with additional Zoom Bible study groups. Classes with inadequate space will be relocated.
  • Phase 5- Full Schedule of Activities Resume

Child Development Center

At First Baptist Church of Clayton Child Development Center we recognize that children are a gift from God. We seek to nurture them with the love of Jesus Christ and create for them a Christ-centered educational environment where each child can grow and learn.

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Our Vision: First Baptist Church has a distinguished past and a promising future. It is a church proud of her heritage and aware of her responsibility to share Christ in the twenty-first century. Our Ministries: First Baptist Church has a wide choice of ministries aimed at people in different life stages. To learn more about these ministries, explore the Ministries above. Our Beliefs: We strongly believe that God has called us to meet the needs of this generation through Biblical instruction and deep personal relationships.