SHOP AT THE YOUTH YARD SALE this Saturday, May
3 7:00 a.m. – noon
Furniture, household items, china, books, toys,
and much, much more. All proceeds will go towards
the 2008 Youth Mission Trips. See ya Saturday!
Please join us this Sunday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary for a report, testimonies, and
pictures from our sponsor village, Mpolonjeni,
in Swaziland, Africa. You’ll learn how the
$12,000 the church raised is being put to use
as well as learn ways to continue to support Mpolonjeni
and our own community.
FBC Youth Group will meet this Sunday, May 4 at
6:15 p.m. for Snack Supper followed by Africa
Share at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Andrew &
Grace Ann Carroll, Hillary Braswell, Chlesea Creech,
Zach Davis, Bryan Eatmon, Hannah Johnson and Zach
Sproles are responsible for Snack Supper.
Dee Symons (Home), Becky Blackmon (Home), Joan
Plowman (Home). Don Sanders (Home), Carl Spragins
(Duke), Lou Penny (Rex)
Baby Dedications will be Mother’s Day, May
11th. If you have had a baby since last May and
would like to have your baby dedicated, please
call the church office.
Any high school senior interested in applying
for the John L. Ryberg Memorial Scholarship should
pick up an application from the church office.
The deadline for submitting a completed application
to the church office is Friday, May 9th. If applicants
or their parents have any questions, please contact
Gary Carter at 934-5607.
FOR LIFE MEETING
The will be a Relay for Life meeting on May 4th
in the Fellowship Hall at 4:00 p.m. This meeting
is not only for team members but for anyone who
is able to help at the event. I will have a list
on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for
Cancer survivors are invited to a banquet in your
honor on May 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the auditorium
at Johnston Community College. Please contact
Carolyn Jones at 934-7742 or 631-5617 to make
RELIEF DAY TRIPS
The Disaster Relief Day Trips to Red Springs will
be May 23 and 24th. If you can go help, please
contact Joyce Wright at 934-3547.
NEXT TRIP OUT OF TOWN is accepting sign-ups in
the church office now: Tuesday, May 20 we will
leave at 9 a.m. to depart for the NC State Arboretum.
We will have a guided tour of the grounds and
greenhouses, and then go to lunch at Big Ed’s
restaurant. The only cost is $2 for gas, payable
the day of the trip. Call to sign up!
Need a dessert for that special mother in your
life? Look no more. On Sunday, May 11th Relay
for Life will sponsor a Bake Sale in the Fellowship
Hall. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life.
Call Debbie Jones at 934-7861 if you could bake
a dessert for this fundraiser.
HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO HELP
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Let their lights shine –
Relay will be here in 4 weeks and we are short
of our goals. We really need everyone to remember
those we love who have or have had cancer by purchasing
luminaries. The can be in honor of those winning
their fight or in memory of those who have lost
their battle to cancer. Don’t ever let their
light go out…..buy luminaries!!!
Tickets – Don’t forget to buy your
Raffle Ticket for the Relay for Life Quilt. Call
Mary Ball at 934-6382 or Carolyn Jones at 934-7742
that Peanut Butter Coming! - We are still collecting
18 oz. jars of peanut butter for the Backpack
Program. This is going to be an ongoing mission
here at First Baptist. Please drop your donations
at the church office.
of Children - The Friends of Children Day at the
Kennedy Home will be Saturday, May 3. Adults and
youth are needed to go help in the Bunker Cottage
where we will be sanding furniture. We will leave
the church at 7:30 a.m. and return by 2:30 p.m.
We will help in this cottage, have lunch and a
short meeting. Please don’t miss this time
of work, fun and fellowship with these children.
If you would like to go please contact Carolyn
Tharrington at 934-3749.
FOR CHILDREN THIS SUMMER
Mark your calendars for Traveler’s Club,
Thursday mornings starting June 19 for kids having
completed K-6. Also Vacation Bible School is July
14-18. Camp Crescendo music camp for K-6 is August
4-8. Registration forms for Traveler’s Club
and Camp Crescendo will be available in early
College graduates, don’t forget to call
the church office and let us know what degree
you will be receiving so we may recognize you
in the bulletin and Visitor.
Coming May 11, Mother’s Day: our children’s
choirs will share the music they’ve learned
at evening Mother’s Day Vespers at 7 p.m.,
including a mini-musical by the Older Children’s
Choir, “Family’s Home and Dinner on
Baptist Belles are ringing in the 10:55 a.m. service
this week. After lunch (1:30 p.m.) they are leading
in a “sing and ring” program at Carolina
House in Smithfield.
you to all the youth who led musically for Youth
Sunday last week: the 12-member senior high instrument
ensemble, the singers and players in PB &J,
and the entire “youth choir.”
To my Church Family, I would like to express my
sincere gratitude for your care and concern during
my recent hospital stay and the words of comfort
we received after Bill’s sister’s
death. I feel blessed to be a part of such a loving
and supportive church family and to have such
a wonderful, caring pastor, Lee Colbert. Bill
and Vertie Perry
WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT AND RECEPTION INVITATION
They flew to an island to get married.
Now we want to celebrate!
Nelson Graybill And Jefferson
married on February 12, 2008 In Aruba
join us at a reception
May 10, 2008
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church
202 South Fourth Street
Smithfield, North Carolina
by Jeff’s parents
Mr. and Mrs. Sam N. Hard
and Ann Stallings
OPPORTUNITIES OF THE WEEK
School Classes for all ages
||Radio Bible Class, taught
by Sylvia Evans, broadcast over 1090 AM
||Morning Worship, broadcast
over 1090 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
Handbells, Music Room
||Youth Snack Supper
||Bible Drill and Bible
Buddies, end at 7:30
|| Africa Mission Report,
Closet, end at 12:00 noon
Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45
Choirs, Ages 4, Kindergarten: Preschool
V; Grades 1-2, Adult II; Grades 3-6, Music
Program, Fellowship Hall
Friends for ages 2 – grade 6
Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
end at 12:00 noon
in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45
Budget needs per week: $16,096.44
Received as of 04/207/08 $12,986.14
Budget needs Year to Date $273,639.52
Received Year to Date $248,893.37
Received 04/27/08 $1,385.00