The Church office will be closed Friday, April
6 in observance of Good Friday.
Week at First Baptist
April 1, Palm Sunday
Early Worship (8:45) Led by the Baptist Student
Union State Convention leadership. This service
concludes an entire weekend of meetings in our
church building of over 250 Christian college
students from all over NC, members of BSU meeting
for their annual convention. Our congregation
is welcome to participate.
Morning Worship (10:55) Celebration
of Palm Sunday. Sermon by the Pastor, special
anthems by the Sanctuary Choir, service music
by First Baptist Belles and guest violinist
Dr. Henry Goodman.
7:00 p.m. “Maundy Wednesday” Holy
Week service. Music by our children’s
and adult choirs, monologues by biblical characters,
scriptures, the Lord’s Supper. We will
take the supper by “intinction,”
coming forward to the front and receiving the
bread and cup together. (Most churches observe
Maundy Thursday services, but since it is our
custom to meet on Wednesday, we will do our
April 8 Easter Sunday: Celebration of the Resurrection
6:30 a.m. Community Sunrise
Service at Sunset Memorial Park, the Rev. Will
Battle, speaker. Breakfast following at FBC
8:45 a.m. Early Worship with
music by SOS Ensemble, sermon by the Pastor,
conclusion of “Whose Cross Is It, Anyway?”
a.m. Morning Worship, Testimony in
Believer’s Baptism, Special anthems, Praise
Ringers Handbells, sermon by the pastor
The Baptist Student Union will be holding their
annual spring Conference here at our church
this weekend. Some 250 students will be descending
on Smithfield and our church for a weekend of
worship, study, encouragement and fellowship.
You are invited to attend their celebrations/worship
experiences on Friday night at 7:45 p.m. and
Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. and their final
celebration on Sunday morning for our Early
Worship. Since BSU is leading the Early Worship
on Sunday it may go longer than our typical
Early worship. Please feel free to exit the
Sanctuary if you need to get to Sunday School.
FBC Youth will meet Sunday, April 1 at 6:15
p.m. for Snack Supper followed by Bible Study
at 7:00 p.m. Steven Andrews, Whitney Carter,
Evan & Madison Garris, Devon Murphy, Amanda
& Nina Murray, Caroline Tobin, and Rob &
Luke Williams are responsible for Snack Supper.
Caswell is June 18-23. Cost: $225. Call Tommy
to sign up. If you sign-up your deposit of $125
is due NOW.
Senior High Beach Retreat is April 27-29. Cost:
$45.00. Sign up and pay at Youth Group or in
the church office by April 15th.
It’s time to spring clean and donate all
those unwanted items to the Youth Yard Sale.
New and used items accepted (no clothing or
computers.) You will be able to drop your items
soon. We will have a trailer available hopefully
by next week. Please call the church office
to make sure it is in place before you bring
your items. Also, volunteers are needed for
daytime and evening hours April 30 – May
4 for prep and pricing items. Contact Tommy
Cook at 934-9771 or Jan Allen 989-7195 to sign
Friday, April 6 we will be delivering Meals
on Wheels and we need drivers to help deliver.
YOUTH this would be a good way to make some
Mission hours. If you can help, please contact
Anesha Johnson at 934-1601 or the church office.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
JOHN L. RYBERG SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Applications and criteria for the John L. Ryberg
Memorial Scholarship are available in the church
office. Any high school senior who is interested
please see Glenda or Janice in the church office.
Please submit the completed application to the
church office by Friday, April 20th. If applicants
or their parents have questions, please contact
Gary Carter at 934-5607.
Let’s go see those Hurricanes! We have
tickets for THIS FRIDAY, March 30th game. Cost:
$22.00. We have a limited number of tickets
so it will be first come first serve. Call the
church office to sign up.
Legend has it that during the late 1860’s
and 70’s few services were held in the
church by the Baptists. A faithful church member,
“Aunt” Patsy Crocker, came every
third Saturday to sweep out the building and
to kneel to pray for the revival of the church.
When others wanted to take over the building,
she claimed it for the Baptists.
We welcome into our Christian fellowship Ashley
Poole who comes to us by profession of faith
and believers baptism.
THANK YOU TO LENTEN WORSHIP LEADERS
Several church members have had leadership roles
in helping plan Lenten services. Susan Broadwell
recruited the readers for the Lenten Candles
series at 10:55 worship. Geri Hubbard helped
recruit artists to design bulletin covers during
Lent. Thank you to Doug Strickland, Ruth Andrews,
and Amanda Ward for sharing their artistic talents.
Danny Hensley took the lead as the JPS man (Jerusalem
Postal Service) at all six of our early worship
skits, and many other actors helped each week.
Brenda Heard took care of the candles and the
communion table. All of our choirs, bell groups,
and several instrumentalists shared at various
Sunday and Holy Week services.
THIS SUMMER FOR CHILDREN
Traveler’s Club starts Thursday June 14
and meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 9 a.m.
for kids having completed K-6. Camp Crescendo
Music Camp will be July 9-13 for the same age
group. Registration forms for both events will
be available in May. Vacation Bible School is
July 30-August 3; no pre-registration is required.
This is for ages 2 through grade 6.
ALL OLDER CHILDREN
AND YOUTH FOR CREATIVE MOVEMENT
Our church is participating in the Community
Unity Service on April 22 at our church (7 p.m.)
by using dowel rod movement to interpret the
song “Arise, My Love.” All older
children (grades 4 and up) and youth are invited
to participate in rehearsals starting at 4:45
THIS SUNDAY April 1 in the music room. We need
a team of at least 10-12 persons to do this.
Contact Kelley if you have questions.
Everyone is invited to the 7th Annual YMCA Prayer
Breakfast. It will be Thursday, April 12th from
6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship
Hall. Guest speaker is David Thompson (former
NCSU basketball player.) Breakfast is provided.
April 21, 2007
a.m. until God is finished
theme this year is “Let’s Do Kingdom
Come live what God can do! Be in prayer for
this powerful outreach. Projects will be posted
OPERATION INASMUCH NEEDS
Bud vases are needed. We will make bud vase
arrangements to take to nursing homes. Please
bring your bud vases to the church office for
you are aware of any yard work needs please
contact Bryan Harris at 934-9771.
NEED YOUR RECIPES!
The M & M’s are compiling recipes
for their second FBC Cookbook and need all your
delicious, scrumptious, mouthwatering recipes.
So start gathering your recipes and turn them
in on your Sunday School Class clipboard, the
church office or any M & M member. The deadline
for recipes is THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 1. If you
have questions please contact Shelley Gardner
(934-9675), Rose House (938-6308), Jo Paul (359-0515),
or Michelle Ball (989-9123).
We would like to thank everyone for their cards,
phone calls, flowers and visits during the recent
loss of our mother, Agnes Stanley. She was an
active member of First Baptist for many years,
leaving only to help establish Sharon Baptist
as a mission of First Baptist. While there she
continued to be active in all areas, especially
missions. As a resident of Smithfield Manor
for four years, she enjoyed “her church”
First Baptist on Thursday mornings for Bible
study. She enjoyed seeing everyone but especially
Hortense Wilkins, and was proud when her niece
Anesha Johnson conducted the program. Members
of First Baptist church are truly family. Dianne
Shirley and Sharon Parrish
Church Family, Thank you church family for your
expressions of sympathy during the recent death
of our brother, Gene Braswell. Spencer and Perk
am very grateful for the kindness shown to me
while in the hospital and rehab. Keep me in
your prayers as I continue to improve. Sarah
Baby Dedication will be Mother’s Day,
May 13th. If you have had a baby since last
May and would like to have your baby dedicated,
please call the church office.
John Schreibeis (Wake Rehab), Ernestine Williams
(Home), Mabel Schreibeis (JMH), Carol Smith
(Wake Med.), Billy Blackmon (Home), Red Shriley
(JMH), Kay Creech (Home)
BIBLE BUDDIES AND BIBLE DRILL
Bible Buddies and Bible Drill will be in recess
on Sunday April 1, 8, and 15. Our last meeting
this year will be April 22 with Pizza and Game
night from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
We express our Christian sympathy to Mary Talton
and Clarence Woodard in the recent homegoing
of their sister, Leola Earp.We
express our Christian sympathy to Kenneth Hinton
in the recent homegoing of his mother, Effie
express our Christian sympathy to the family
of Ruth Childress in her recent homegoing.
The Associational Bible Drill will be here at
our church in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday,
April 1 at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to
The Blood Mobile will be in Ryberg Hall on Tuesday,
April 3rd from 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For
an appointment call the Red Cross at
Is This Jesus?”
Dan & Vickie Evans
Service led by BBU
School Classes for all ages
Bible Class, taught by Sylvia Evans, broadcast
over 1270 AM
Worship, broadcast over 1270 AM
||Youth Council Meeting
following worship, lunch provided
Bible Drill, Fellowship Hall
Rod rehearsal, music room (end 5:45)
Week monologue rehearsal, Sanctuary
Connection team meeting, Music Room
Ringers Handbell Practice
Cross” rehearsal, Parlor
Closet, end at 12:00 noon
Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45 p.m.
Choirs, Ages 4-Kindergarten: Ryberg
Hall; Grades 1-2, Adult II; Grades 3-6,
Choir warm-up, Music Room
Week service, Sanctuary (to end approximately
Closet, end at 12:00 noon
Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45 p.m.
needs per week:
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American Mission Offering
American Missions (CBF)