2009 BOOMERANG EXPRESS
Vacation Bible School is almost here. Mark the
dates down on your calendar, July 6-10. The theme
is this year is “It all Comes back to Jesus”
using 1 John 4:9 as our theme verse. This is always
such a powerful and effective outreach of our
church. Your help is vital to make this ministry
happen. Please contact Bryan Harris if you want
to be a part of touching the lives of Preschoolers
and Children as well as the families they are
a part of. Don’t miss out being blessed
as you seek to be a blessing to others. Contact
The church office will be closed Monday, May 25
in observance of Memorial Day.
Sunday, May 31
4:00 p.m. – Adult Leaders Meeting
5:00 p.m. – Parent Youth Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Exam Break Chill Out Youth Ice
Cream Sundae Meeting
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
We would like to get your graduates picture and
information on where they will be attending college
for a special insert in the bulletin on Graduate
Sunday. Please bring the picture and college information
to the church office or email to Tommy (email@example.com)
no later than Friday, May 22.
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.
Don’t forget, Traveler’s Club Registration
forms and payments are due by or before June 1,
2009. Registration forms have been mailed out
and are available in the church office.
Our Soup Kitchen really needs YOU!!! We deliver
meals to folks who are not able to come, and who
otherwise might not have food. Volunteers are
needed to deliver in the Smithfield area on the
first, second, fourth and fifth Mondays, and on
the fourth Thursday. ALSO, volunteers are needed
to pick up food at White Swan Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday evenings. If you can help in anyway,
please, please, please call Anesha Johnson at
934-1601 or Sybil Edwards at 934-4972. Please
help us help others.
TRIP TO HONDURAS
We are off again to Honduras, leaving June 6th
.and medications are needed. We need: over the
counter baby and children’s medicines, vitamins,
ointments and creams for skin and feet. If you
would like to donate any of these much needed
items, please feel free to drop them at the church
office. We will also accept monetary donations
and do the shopping for you. Any and all donations
are needed no later than Monday, June 1 and are
We express our Christian sympathy to Katherine
Childrey in the recent homegoing of her brother.
express our Christian sympathy to Dot Helms in
the recent homegoing of her sister.
express our Christian sympathy to Cheryl Campbell
in the recent homegoing of her father.
The Herald is officially empty. All their employees
are moved, equipment is gone and the building
is “broom clean.” We currently have
an architect working on preliminary plans. We
will keep you updated as progress is made.
Prayers of Rev. John L. Ryberg
(1969 – 1984)
is now available to order.
Paperback is $10
Hardback is $20.
If you would like a copy of this book, we will
be placing a second order. Please place your order
with payment in the church office by or before
Wednesday, May 27, 2009.
Anyone who has signed up to bring items for Relay,
please drop off at the church as soon as possible.
Also, we are in need of hamburgers. If you would
like to donate a box, we usually get frozen patties
at Walmart (The “Great Value” All
Beef Patties, 32 to a box, for $16.96 per box.)
Luminaries can still be purchased in memory or
in honor of someone for $10 each. Contact Carolyn
Here are some wonderful learning opportunities
to check out during the summertime. If you are
interested in one of these opportunities please
get signed up as soon as you can. Materials will
have to be ordered and they need time to arrive
before the groups begin to meet.
God (13 weeks)
Tuesday nights beginning at 6:45 p.m. at the home
of Bill and Faye Downs $15.00 per book Class size:
Contact Bill and Faye (934.3925) to sign up. The
study will begin on May 26.
Your Marriage Study (6 weeks)
Wednesday nights 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in room
224 (across from youth room) $21.00 per couple
(includes two books and shipping charges) Class
size: 12-14 couples
Contact the church office (934.9771) to sign up
by May 26.
Terry Carroll will facilitate the study. The study
will begin on June 3. Childcare will be provided.
Please indicate the age and number of children
you will need care for.
A devotional message will be on the FBC Website
each week this summer. It will begin this Wednesday,
May 20th. Go to the Website, http://fbcsmithfield.org/,
and click on the Prayer tab.
OUR KNOWN SICK
Mildred Langley (Smithfield Manor), Carolyn Nall
(Home), Jo Paul (Home), Robyn West (Home)
MEALS ON WHEELS
Monday is Memorial Day and we will be preparing
and delivering Meals on Wheels. We need six drivers
for delivery. Please call Anesha Johnson at 934-1601
if you can help.
UPCOMING DAY TRIPS
• June 2 (Tues.) Seagroves Potteries and
• July 14 (Tues.) Rocky Hock Play House,
Edenton, NC, “Joseph the Dreamer”
and meal. We will leave the church at 10:00 a.m.
Lunch will be on site at Mrs. Cromley’s
Country Buffet at noon. This is an all you can
eat buffet and includes the following: fried chicken,
NC pit-cooked barbecue, fish, vegetables, coleslaw,
potato salad, mixed fruit salad, hush puppies
or rolls, tea, coffee, and dessert. Cost for this
trip is $35.00 per person (includes play, buffet
and gas. Tip is not included) Sign up and pay
by noon on Monday, June 15 in the church office.
• Aug. 4 (Tues.) Noon Hospice Lunch presentation
(hot dogs and fixings)
SAFETY COMMITTEE (CSC) UPDATE
Your CSC met this past Sunday to continue their
work. The group discussed several different topics.
The dialogue ranged from the process for screening
volunteers to hygiene procedures in pre-school
rooms to the administrative support necessary
for the implementation of our church’s policy
once it has been approved. After the large group
discussion had concluded the team divided into
their assigned subcommittees to spend the remainder
of our time on specific aspects of our charge.
We continue to remain committed to our purpose
“to establish and recommend policies for
the safety of our preschool, children, youth and
their volunteers involved in these ministries
of First Baptist Church Smithfield.” If
you have any questions or comments please contact
Michelle Ball, Brad Felts or Bryan Harris.
Do you have an idea for the church? Maybe an addition
somewhere in the building or on the grounds, would
like to paint a room, etc.? Whatever your thought
may be, please consult the Building and Grounds
Committee before proceeding.
Doug & Glenda Strickland
OPPORTUNITIES OF THE WEEK
School Classes for all ages
Choir warm-up, Sanctuary
||Radio Bible Class, broadcast
over 1090 AM
||Morning Worship, broadcast
over 1090 AM
end at 12:00 noon
in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45
Closet will be closed.
Team will play Hephzibah Baptist at Community
Park Field 1
Closet, end at 12:00 noon
Lunch, end at 5:45
Team will play Wilson’s Mills Baptist
at Community Park Field 3
Budget needs per week: $16,462.33
Received as of 05/10/09 $13,709.87
Budget needs Year to Date $312,784.21
Received Year to Date $282,279.75
Received 05/10/09 $10,240.00
Budget needs per week: $16,462.33
Received as of 05/17/09 $9,543.66
Budget needs Year to Date $329,246.54
Received Year to Date $291,823.41
Received 05/17/09 $510.00
Received to date: $1,676.67