Stay connected to what is happening at FBCFV and the greater community. Get recaps of church events, information about out partner church, and information about community activities and events.
Starting January 2021, First Baptist Church of Fuquay-Varina is COVID-19 testing site. Tests are drive through and walk up, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Through A+ Family Care & Women's Health, testing sites are also in Raleigh at Word of God Fellowship Church, 3000 Rock Quarry Rd 27610, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Clinton at Lisbon Street Baptist Church, 501 Lisbon St 28305, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FBCFV Women's Fellowship wants to keep church members connected and engaged with the church. Periodically, there will be content consisting of recipes, pictures, and inspirational quotes from ministry members that will be gathered and published on the site and social media.
At the beginning of each 24 hours, we begin a journey into the unknown – another day. Only God knows what trials, tribulations- good or not so good events await us. The best we can do is to remember the joy received through walking with Christ, jump out of bed, stretch our limbs the best we can and walk bright eyed, heads held high and with confidence into whatever is in store for us on any given day.
Inspirational quotes help. Posted below are some favorites collected from various sources and that you will find meaning in them as did the contributors.
"Keep your eye on the Shepherd, and you will make it through the valley."
-Dr. Tony Evans
Submitted by Minister Arnetta Robinson
"Even if you cannot always see that silver lining on your clouds, God can, for He is the very source of the light you seek."
-Jeffrey R Holland
Submitted by Lula Davis
"When God looks at you, He sees His perfect expression manifested in you. He has no need to see your past, or imagine your future, for that which is perfect, simply is, and will always be."
-Submitted by Ronda Burt
"When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
-Alexander Graham Bell
Submitted by Marion Tucker
The Church building has been closed since March and for many that was the last time we have been together as a group. The Hallelujah Parking Lot Praise Party changed that. Members got together while practicing physical distancing precautions to eat, chat, and just have some fun for just a little while. The pandemic will not break the ties...although distancing is encouraged as a safety the hearts are still together and God is still in the midst.
Enjoy some of these captured moments.
In September, the FBCFV Women's Fellowship did a car parade to brighten the day for some area seniors.
We were glad to see their waves and smiles.
First Baptist Church of Fuquay-Varina and First United Methodist Church of Fuquay-Varina are embarking on a mission to share worship and establish connection beyond our normal walls. During this time of uncertainty and unrest, we are taking action to do our part to be and build a community. We hope you join us as we share worship online through Zoom and Live broadcasts and will be as excited to be a part of this venture as we are to present it.
June 21, 2020 was the official kickoff to First Baptist Church's partnership with First United Methodist Church to provide a shared worship experience between the two congregations. The churches respective pastors provided welcome messages for the other congregation to kick off the start of what we hope will be a successful partnership to spread the gospel throughout Fuquay-Varina and beyond.
There are ongoing opportunities to participate in the shared worship between FBCFV and First Church:
Monday Message: Weekly check-in with Pastor Mark Woods. Follow First United Methodist Church of Fuquay Varina on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FirstChurchFV) to see the weekly message or visit the website https://www.firstchurchfv.org.
Federal COVID-19 Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov
State COVID-19 Information
North Carolina COVID-19 Information Hub – https://www.nc.gov/covid19
North Carolina Emergency Management – https://www.ncdps.gov/ncem
Municipal COVID-19 Information
Wake County North Carolina COVID-19 Information – http://www.wakegov.com/covid19/Pages/default.aspx
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Wake County Government sites – https://covid19.wakegov.com/testing/
Local COVID-19 Information
Town of Fuquay Varina Alert Center – https://fuquay-varina.org/AlertCenter.aspx
Senior Adult Resources
Administration for Community Living – https://acl.gov/COVID-19
National Council on Aging – https://www.ncoa.org/ncoa_acf/covid-19-resources-for-older-adults/
Youth and Student Resources
Wake County Public School System – https://www.wcpss.net/Page/42068
Veterans Affairs COVID-19 Resources – https://www.va.gov/OSDBU/COVID-19
Resources for Veterans and Military Families amid COVID-19 – https://www.aarp.org/home-family/voices/veterans/info-2020/free-coronavirus-resources.html
General Resources for Assistance
United Way 211 – http://www.211.org
Wake County Food Resources – https://covid19.wakegov.com/food-resources/
Wake Helps: A Utility Bill Payment Assistance Program – https://covid19.wakegov.com/wakehelps/
Wake Network of Care – https://wake.nc.networkofcare.org
Housing Assistance & Housing Resources
United States Housing and Urban Development
North Carolina Family & Community COVID-19 Resources – https://www.nc.gov/covid-19/family-community-covid-19-resources
NC HOPE Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions - https://nc211.org/hope/
Mental Health Resources
Resources for Small Business Owners and Freelancers
US Small Business Administration – https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
First Baptist Church of Fuquay-Varina is concerned for the health and well-being of its congregation, visitors, and the people of the community at large.
Church leadership is continually checking with local media outlets for the latest developments and recommendations from public health officials.
We want to ensure that everyone has accurate and up to date information and want to share information about resources to assist the community.
The following are links to sources we hope you will find useful during this time.
Starting January 2021, First Baptist Church of Fuquay-Varina will be a COVID-19 testing site. Tests are drive through and walk up, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Through A+ Family Care and Women's Health, testing sites are also in Raleigh at Word of God Fellowship Church, 3000 Rock Quarry Rd 27610, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Clinton at Lisbon Street Baptist Church, 501 Lisbon St 28305, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Apex First Baptist Church offers free COVID19 testing each Monday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. An appointment is required and those interested to be tested can call 984-222-8003 to make an appointment.
Testing location: 419 S Salem St, Apex NC, 27502
Advance Community Health hosts free COVID19 testing events throughout Wake County. Please visit their website for full information for how to register online and where you can access testing sites.
COVID19 testing events through Advance Community Health
Wake County offers assistance to qualifying households for help with utility bills during COVID19. To qualify, household must demonstrate financial hardship due to COVID19, provide copies of past due utility bills from March 1, 2020, or later, have household income of 39,540 for an individual or 56,460 for a family of four.
Wake Helps Application | Aplicación en español
Click the link for more information. You will be directed to the program's information page >> Wake Helps: A Utility Bill Payment Assistance Program
Wake County and community partners have launched the House Wake! COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program. This next phase focuses on preventing the displacement of Wake County renters who lost income as a result of COVID-19.
The three-step program offers:
Financial assistance to tenants and landlords to cover rent shortfalls resulting from a loss of income through a partnership with Telamon Corporation;
Free legal support through a partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina for tenants who need a lawyer to negotiate filed evictions with landlords or other legal services; and
Assistance relocating residents whose housing could not be stabilized through steps 1 or 2.
Residents are eligible if:
They are renters legally residing in Wake County;
They have a legally binding NC lease that covers the assistance period;
They have been economically impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic period of March 13 – present, resulting in the loss of income and inability to pay rent; and
They do not receive any other forms of rental assistance payments such as Housing Choice Voucher - Section 8, or senior housing or disabled housing with rental assistance subsidies.
Questions? Call 919-899-9911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durham, NC – Starting Monday, Sept. 21, Durham Public Schools (DPS) is expanding its feeding program options to include more hot meals and more distribution locations across Durham County. The meals are available at no cost for any child up to 18 years old—one breakfast and one lunch, per child, per day. DPS is also continuing its partnership with EAT NC’s weekly home meal deliveries for families unable to come to our meal sites.
For more information or to read the full article, click here >>
Are you on social media?
Yes! We are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
How can I see your worship service?
Our Sunday Worship service is live each Sunday morning at 11:00 via Facebook. If you can't tune in at 11:00, the service is loaded to our website and YouTube channel within 24 hours of the live transmission.
How can I participate in Sunday School and/or Bible Study?
These services are online via Zoom.
Bible Study access:
Meeting ID: 997 838 1182
Or connect with your smartphone
312-626-6799, ID: 9978381182#
646-558-8656, ID: 9978381182#
Sunday School access:
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How can I give tithes, offerings, or make a donation?
We accept contributions online via PayPal or by USPS Mail: First Baptist Church of Fuquay-Varina, Attn: Offerings, PO Box 432, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-0432