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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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Quiet Forest

Worship with us
every Sunday 

We welcome you to worship with us, and to invite your friends, family and neighbors.

Regular Sunday worship

  • 9:45am Sunday School, in person 

  • 11:00am Worship, Sanctuary and streaming*, with our interim  preacher, the Rev. Dwayne Burks and guest pianist Caleb Etchison. 

Communion during the April 7 service

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

Join us for these regular events

 

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

  • NEW! Wednesday Noon Prayer Meeting and Bible Study. About 15+ people have been gathering weekly to discuss the Fruits of the Spirit, with the Rev. Johnathan Bryson. Bring a bag lunch and join us! Chapel classroom. (Use the right-side entrance, red awning.)

  • "The Chosen" Season 3 discussion, Sundays at 5pm. Chapel classroom. (Use the right-side entrance, red awning.)

  • Family First Feast on most Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:30pm.  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. 

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

  • Just Older Youth, aka JOY Club, meets on special Tuesday mornings, taking a break during the summer. Let the church office know of your interest, and we'll be sure to contact you!

Coming up!

FBC is hosting the Community Lenten Lunch and Service, Wednesday, March 13

11:30 am meal, Fellowship Hall

- 12:30 pm organ recital by Dr. Dave Wilcox of St. Mark's, Sanctuary

Good Friday, March 29, Stations of the Cross, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm (Enter on the right side of the church, red awning.)

Easter Sunday Service, March 31, 11 am, Sanctuary

Visiting us? 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.

 Highlights of past activities and fellowship

Spring 2024

  • Covered Dish Lunch and Town Hall with our pastors

Winter 2023 -2024

  • Scout Sunday led by Troop 6 sponsored by our congregation, February

  • A Capella Christmas Concert and communion, with 2 guest choirs, November 

  • Community Thanksgiving Service hosted at FBC

Fall 2023

  • All Saints Sunday honoring members who have passed away in the past year

  • Trunk or Treat for our 90 day care children and their families

  • Matter of Balance class to help prevent and manage falls, 20 people (full registration) 

  • November: Soup lunch sponsored by our congregational care group.

  • We're sponsoring a high school course in financial literacy: Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance.

  • Ordination of the Rev. Susan Haney

Summer 2023

  • Baptism and welcome of 2 new members

  • Pot luck Sunday luncheon

  • Let's discuss "The Chosen" TV series, Sunday evenings, ongoing thru November

  • Patriotic Song Event and dinner celebrating Independence Day

  • Summer Camp for Kids at the Family Ministries Center

Spring 2023

  • Day Care Graduation, May

  • Life Planning Seminar and lunch, June

Join us for an exciting chapter in 2024

We welcome our newly named permanent pastors: the Rev. Dwayne Burks, senior pastor, and the Rev. Johnathan Bryson, associate pastor.​ Meet our staff.

Join them, our members, regular guests and visitors to serve our Lord and our neighbors in 2024 and beyond.

Opportunities to serve

Backpack Ministry. We provide "backpacks" of food for several families each week during the school year, through Southwest Middle School. Now, we provide for 7 families, a total of 31 people. 

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

Want to help? Contact the church office, (704) 865-8576, ext. 100, fbcofgastonia@gmail.com

Keep up-to-date

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

  • Explore this website.

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

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

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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

WORSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join us!

Sundays

  • 9:45am Sunday School, Chapel Classroom

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

    • BLAST for grade school youth during Worship*

 

Wednesdays

  • 5:30 - 6:30pm Family First Feast during the school year. 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!

MISSIONS AND OUTREACH

 We invite you to get involved!

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