This Sunday, May 18th we will elect the 2008-2009
Nominating Committee. Please prayerfully consider
your selections, as this group will recruit leaders
for all our programs.
FBC Youth Group will meet this Sunday, May 18th
at 6:15 p.m. for snack supper followed by Bible
study at 7:00. Sydney Ball, Alison & Mark
McMillen, Jacob & Boone Sasser, Cliff &
Cullen Sharpe and Katlyn Thompson are responsible
for snack supper. Note: This is the final Youth
Group meeting for the school year.
Norfolk Mission Trip Participants: Balance of
$50 for the Norfolk Mission Trip is due NOW! Please
bring payments to the church office.
A CHILD FROM MPOLONJENI
If you want to continue making an impact to the
community of Mpolonjeni in Swaziland, Africa,
you have an opportunity to sponsor a child. Just
$35 a month (a little over a dollar a day) benefits
a child in this AIDS-affected region, along with
his or her family and their community.
be able to demonstrate the unconditional love
of God by helping to provide access to resources
like clean water, nutritious food, basic health
care, educational opportunities, and economic
development assistance – plus critical resources
such as compassionate, trained volunteers to help
children whose parents are sick or dying; age
appropriate HIV-prevention education based on
biblical values; and practical life skills training.
of these essentials work together to break the
cycle of poverty and help sponsored children reach
his or her God-given potential.
our visit to Swaziland, we met many children who
were under the umbrella of World Vision Sponsorship
and feel it is a valuable ministry. If you’re
not sponsoring a child already, please consider
MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OR CALL TOMMY AT
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PARENTS
A reminder that your formal photograph and three
candid photos are due in the church office by
May 18th. That same day at 7:00 p.m. please join
Beth Watson in the Music Room to rehearse a song
to be sung at the Graduate Banquet on June 8.
All parents are welcome; a copy of the CD is being
made this week and will be distributed soon.
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.
Paige Barnes (Home), Lisa Devearux (Home), Eddy
Patterson (Home), Sam Shirley (Home)
GET YOUR CAR WASHED
Need your car washed? Come out to Evans Tire on
May 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and get
your car washed and ready for the weekend. The
cost is a donation to Relay for Life.
AT THE CARWASH
Youth Needed to help with a Car Wash on May 17th
from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Evans Tire. This
will be counted as mission hours. Donations will
go to Relay for Life. If you can help, please
contact Laura Grantham at 934-8799.
And Parents are needed to help supervise. Call
Laura Grantham if you can help. Also Shop Vacs
are needed. Let Laura Grantham know if you can
lend your Shop Vac to vacuum the cars.
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.
ARE A FEW WAYS TO HELP
Luminaries – If you signed up on the Sunday
School clipboard to buy luminaries please make
sure I have your $10.00 ASAP Please make checks
payable to American Cancer Society. You may drop
off your checks in the church office or you can
mail them to me at 65 Huntington Place, Smithfield.
Thanks so much for your support.
for Life team needs people to contribute hamburgers
for our booth at the event. We usually get boxes
from WalMart. We also need several boxes of table
salt, cinnamon, and powdered sugar. If you can
help, please call me at 934-7742.
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.
and Bibles – If you have a child of any
age who receives a Christian magazine or monthly
devotional magazine that you would be willing
to give away after your child is finished with
them, please call Terry Carroll at 934-5882. We
would like to share these materials with children
who attend Sunday School at the Flea market. Also,
if you have any Bibles you would like to donate,
they would be useful too.
To my Church Family, and all others, I would like
to thank you for your letters, phone calls, visits,
food, prayers, sympathy cards, concerns and care
during the long sickness and death of my wife.
I feel blessed to have so many loving and caring
friends. Bill Royall and family
PLEASE JOIN US
with their parents Laura Abigail McAlister And
Michael Brantley Littlefield
the honour of your presence
At their marriage
On Saturday, the thirty-first of May
Two thousand and eight
At three o’clock in the afternoon
First Baptist Church
202 South Fourth Street
Smithfield, North Carolina
Please RSVP 934-5052
2008 TRAVELER’S CLUB SCHEDULE
Below are the activities for Traveler’s
Club this summer. Registration forms were mailed
last week. Registration forms are available in
the church office.
19—Craft activity and games at the church.
26—Visit the UPS (United Parcel Service)
Terminal at Raleigh Durham airport.
trip July 3—day before National Holiday
10—At church, a live animal program by “Dan
the Animal Man” of Wake Forest.
14-17—Vacation Bible School week at First
24—A day trip to the NC Aquarium at Pine
Knoll Shores, recently renovated.
31—A trip to Historic Yates Mill Pond Park
4-8—Camp Crescendo Music Camp at First Baptist
14—Rocky Mount Children’s Museum and
Science Center, Rocky MountAugust
21—Fun and games at the church.
SERVING OUR COUNTRY
Casey Harrison, daughter of Gary and Karon Harrison,
is overseas serving our country. Her address is:
1LT Cassandra Harrison
379 AEW – 816 EAS
APO, AE 09309
email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert and Ruby Holt
& Shelley Gardner
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
Bells Pizza and Cleaning Party
||Youth Snack Supper
||Youth Bible Study
||First Baptist Belles Cleaning
|| Senior Parents Rehearsal
Closet, end at 12:00 noon
Multifocus Missions Day Group II will at
the home of Peggy Peterson, 217 Woodcrest
Avenue. Please bring health kits.
Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45
Primetimers Patriotic Music Rehearsal
end at noon
in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45