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Quiet Forest

We are a community grounded in the love of God, formed by faith in Christ, and called by the Spirit to love and serve the world. 

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Sundays

  • 9:45am Sunday School, in person and on Zoom*

  • 11:00am Worship, Sanctuary and streaming*.

    • We welcome guest preachers to bring our messages this Fall: Oct. 2, Susan Haney, M.Div.; through end of Oct, the Rev. Dwayne Burks; November: Chaplain Walt Windley

    • Communion, Oct. 16

*Explore this page and our website for details. We look forward to seeing you!

Keep up-to-date

  • Newsletter and email updates: Sign up for inbox delivery, or download weekly newsletters using the links below.

  • Explore this website.

  • Facebook: Get our weekly videos (link above).

  • Contact the church office(704) 865-8576, ext. 100, fbcofgastonia@gmail.com

Backpack Food Ministry

We continue this fall to provide "backpacks" of food for several families each week through Southwest Middle School. Want to help? Contact the church office, (704) 865-8576, ext. 100, fbcofgastonia@gmail.com

Join us this fall

Coming for the first time? Contact the church office for details. We welcome you! And invite a neighbor!

  • Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7pm, Family First Feast! Be our guest for a casual meal, bible lesson, music and fellowship--and a special kids-only time. Come solo or with family and friends, children and grandchildren. No need to arrive right on time, and reservations are great, but not required. Location: use the left-side entrance if facing the church. Church contact info is in the left column.

  • Sing, Sing, Sing! Sanctuary choir rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7 pm. Join us. 

  • Youth Group, Sundays, 6 pm

  • Just Older Youth, aka JOY Club, Tuesday mornings. Let the church office know of your interest, and we'll be sure to contact you!

  • Shelter meal prep. Once a month, we prepare and drop off a fresh meal.

Visiting? Welcome!

  • We've reserved a parking space for you on both sides of the church.

  • We have a welcome gift and church information for you on Sundays.

  • We're always offering new activities. For all the updates, please sign up for our newsletter or download it below.

News & Notes

The Rev. Steven Fuller, senior minister, has accepted a new opportunity. From his letter to the congregation: “The ties that bind us have been secured with the faithful study of scripture, the humble pursuit of God’s Kingdom, the quiet perseverance of prayer and the whole-hearted worship of our one, glorious, and loving God. I give thanks for the love you have shown and the grace you have shared.”

Congratulations to Molly Berghout, our church organist, who has just begun her studies towards a master’s degree in sacred music in Texas. We appreciate her 2+ years of service to our church!

Vacation Bible School was a whopping success! Over 50 children and dozens of volunteers joined in over 4 days, ending with a special performance during Sunday worship.

Thanks for supporting the Youth Group’s back-to-school drive for supplies, led by Rebekah Wyncoop. Dozens of children at Lingerfeldt Elementary were thrilled with free backpacks filled with tools to start the school year.

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"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Join us!

Sundays, either in-person or on-line:

  • 9:45am Sunday School, Chapel Class, as well as on Zoom*

  • 11:00am Morning Worship, Sanctuary and streaming on Facebook*

    • Kids' Zone during Worship*

  • 6:00pm Youth Group, Fellowship Hall or special locations*

 

Wednesdays

  • 5:30 - 7 pm Family First Feast. See details above.

  • 7pm, Sanctuary Choir rehearsal, August - June -- visitors welcomed!

Plus special events throughout the year.

*Joining us for the first time? Contact us for updates.

For Fellowship Hall and Children's Classroom, use left-side entrance if facing the church

For the Chapel Class, use the right-side entrance if facing the church

Facebook: see link, top right

Zoom events, contact the church office weekdays

We look forward to seeing you here!

FAMILY MINISTRY

With our church families continuing to grow, there are a lot of ministry opportunities to get involved with in our family ministries. To read more, click below!

MISSIONS AND OUTREACH

Local and foreign missions and outreach are a focal point for our church. Click below to find out how to help!

STUDENT MINISTRY

There are several ways to serve our church. One of the most rewarding is to help give back to our youth, grades 6th through 12th.  Click below to find out more!

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