This summer, our VBS kids are on an adventure to learn about and make a difference for schools and education, both locally and globally. Through partnerships with Guilford Education Alliance in Greensboro and Aaron and Emily Holmes serving with Teach Beyond in Mauritius, our children will be participating in projects that benefit these wonderful missions.

Guilford Education Alliance (GEA) is an independent nonprofit that galvanizes the community in support of quality public education for all students. They ENGAGE community members, ADVOCATE for critical issues to support public education, SUPPORT teachers and students, and COLLABORATE with people and organizations to connect community resources with the needs of Guilford County Schools.


Aaron and Emily Holmes, members of FBC, are serving in Mauritius, off the east coast of Africa, at Lighthouse Primary and Secondary School in partnership with the Teach Beyond program. Aaron is a secondary English and Humanities teacher and Emily is providing mental health support. Lighthouse provides scholarships to 20-30% of its students, ensuring that high-quality education is available to students regardless of their ability to pay.

How YOU can help make a difference…


DONATE supplies for the Teacher Supply Warehouse through GEA. Bring items to the atrium, July 18-22. The most urgent needs are:


GIVE money to purchase supplies for the Teacher Supply Warehouse.




GIVE to our mission offering for the ministry of Aaron and Emily Holmes, teachers at Lighthouse School in Mauritius through the Teach Beyond program. You can do this by coming to our lemonade stand on Wednesday, July 21 from 11am-noon or bringing a donation to the church by July 22. Please note “Holmes Family” in the memo.

During VBS, our CHILDREN are making a difference…


-making welcome bags for 60 new GCS teachers 

-creating a prayer pennant with words of encouragement for new GCS teachers 

-creating snack bags for GCS students, through a partnership with BackPack Beginnings and GEA

-4th & 5th grade children are volunteering in the GEA warehouse during VBS

-encouraging others to donate teacher supplies to GEA


-holding a lemonade stand during VBS to collect money for the Holmes family

-creating cards of encouragement and gratitude to send to the Holmes family

-collecting a mission offering on the last day of VBS


Thank you for being a part of the missions work durning VBS week!

Questions? Contact Christina McCord at