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The Visitor August 1, 2007 No. 45 Printable version

YOUTH NEWS COMING THIS SUMMER FOR YOUTH!!
Wild Truth 7th & 8th Grade Home Groups
August 14 – 7 p.m. @ the home of Sydney Ball
Meet at the church at 6:50 p.m. if you want to ride together.

FBC Youth Days @ Family Pool
1 p.m. on August 8, 15
(Always expect something completely different)

Mudcats Baseball Game & Concert
THIS SUNDAY, August 5, Cost: $15
We will have a quick lunch after worship, enjoy the game, and stay for a concert with “Hawk Nelson.” YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP.

ATTENTION RISING 7TH GRADERS
Join us for an introduction into the youth group at Wet n’ Wild Water Park, NEXT Tuesday, August 7. Cost: $45 (which includes 2 meals, travel, t-shirt, a special youth ministry tool and admission in the park.) Sign-up and pay in the church office by Tuesday, July 31. Make sure we have a 2007 Permission Form on file for you. Be at the church at 7:45 a.m. We will return around 8:00 p.m. Bring towel, sunscreen, swim suit, and dry clothes for the ride home. 7th grade friends are invited too!!! In case of bad weather we will do indoor activities in the Raleigh Area. If you have questions call Tommy at the church (934-9771) or on his cell (333-4248).

CASWELL DVD AND GROUP PICTURE
Caswell DVDs and group pictures are now available. Please call the church office or Mike Ward for your copy. This cost is a donation to the Mpolonjeni, Africa project.

As most of you know our youth are sponsoring a village in Swaziland, Mpolonjeni, Africa, one of the hardest hit areas by AIDS. One way that we are trying to raise funds is to collect pennies every Sunday before and after worship. If you would like to bring your pennies (other coins will work, too) our youth will be glad to take them off your hands. We will be collecting through August. Please continue to help us “stretch” our pennies to reach out and touch this village.

ATTENTION 3RD – 6TH GRADERS
Mark your calendars for September 28 – 30 for a weekend retreat to Camp Oak Hill. The theme this year is “Good Friends.” On this weekend retreat we will enjoy Bible study, camp activities, worship, fun and fellowship. The cost is $85. You may pick up your registration form and 2007 Permission Form in the church office. Registration, permission forms and money are due by Sunday, August 26.

HAVE YOU MADE YOUR APPOINTMENT?
Have you made your appointment to have your picture taken for our 2007 Church directory? Our church is celebrating its 175th birthday this year and we hope to make this directory the best ever. Appointments are still available for August 10, 11, 27 and 28, as well as September 6, 7, and 8. Call the church office to make your appointment. The directory will not be complete without your smiling face.

HISTORY TIDBIT
Even though times were hard, a remodeling project was started in 1935 while Herbert Massey was pastor. Later that year he returned to teaching, but the project was continued under the new pastor, Charles Gillespie.

OUR KNOWN SICK
Melinda Holmes (Pitt Memorial), Siera Baker (Home), Polly Koebley (Home)

ATTENTION QUILTERS
I am looking for some quilters who might be willing and able to donate their time to make a quilt to be raffled off for our Relay for Life team next year. I have my Relay T-Shirts and would donate them for the project. Another team did this last year. The quilt was beautiful and it raised a lot of money for Relay. Anyone interested, please contact Carolyn Jones at 934-7742.

HOME MISSION OPPORTUNITY
I believe every member of our church family has a vital role in the body of Christ. Each member has a place in working for our Lord in some capacity. Presently, the Soup Kitchen is drastically in need of help. The Soup Kitchen is God’s field in which He is working and we are commanded to go where He is working and join Him. This is an opportunity to do so. If you can give an hour or two a month to help in the Soup Kitchen, serving, setting up tables, cleaning up or delivering meals, it would be a wonderful thing. Some of our volunteers have been faithful for four years serving in these capacities every Monday and Thursday and they need some relief. As a member of this family of Christ, what are you doing for God’s kingdom? Join in as a family member of our church and let’s work together to glorify our Lord. The Soup Kitchen is only one mission…..there are many ways to serve our Lord. Please pray and do whatever the Lord leads you to do. To God be the glory. Anesha Johnson


AFRICA T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE
I ? Mpolonjeni T- Shirts are available (size medium) in the church office. Sizes small, medium, and extra large are available. The cost is a $10 donation (or more) to our Africa project.

NEW ARRIVAL
Congratulations to Brian and Jessica Ball on the arrival of their infant son, Elliott Bosco Ball. The proud grandparents are A.J. and Mary Ball.

Vaction Bibile School Faulty

VBS Director: Bryan Harris Refreshments: Gayle Bizzell, Mary Ball
VBS Pastor: Lee Colbert Linda Barefoot, Tracey Chamberlain, Kay Green
Worship Coordinators: Kelley Garris, Tommy Cook Corey Harrison, JoJo Harrison, Susan Quinn
Commencement Cookout: Kathy Price Linda Strickland, Teresa Weeks
Records: Faye Hardee

Crafts: Director: Renee Wooters, Jan Allen, Charlotte Hoyt, Elaine Langley, Mike Wooters, Anna Campbell, Sarah Campbell, Donna Johnson, Jacob Sasser, Sean David

Nursery: Director: Lisa McMillen, Jill Baggett, Vera Barnes, Kathy Beasley, Judy Broadwell

2 year olds: Director: Heather McLamb, Jeanette Blackman, Michelle Swinyer, Judy Williams, Alison
McMillen, Mallory Barnes, Lori McLamb

3 year olds: Director: June Ward, Joan Hardy, Jennifer Narron-Hardy, Amanda Ward, Austin Ward
Grace Ann Carroll, Muriel Lasater, Keni Harrison, Caroline Tobin

4 year olds & Director: Kathy Hale, Hannah Braundel, Missy Colburn, Morgan Hester, Emily White

Rising “K” Directors: Lisa Baker, Melissa Oliver, Debra Avery, Sherri Creech, Sabrina Dees,
And “K” Danielle Langston, Carol Smith, Hannah Spragins, Kathy Ward, Janna Langley, Christy Fisher

1st Graders: Director: Kim Kight, Nicole Hargis, Kay Joyner, Valerie Vann, Brittany Evans, Valerie Vann,
Melissa Worley

2nd Graders : Director: Susan Culbreth, Lisa Ivey, Debbie Jones, Sena Taylor, Morgan Gatlin, Taylor Haines
Steven Andrews

3rd Graders: Director: Abby Salas, Angela Dotson, Jan Maust, Vel McLamb, Becky Maust, Emily Wood

4th Graders: Director: Pam Williams, Nancy Barry, Joe & Ann Morgan, Martha Pope, Melissa Worley
Whitney Carter, Sarai Daniels, Johnnie Williams

5th Graders : Director: Laura Grantham, Cody Newsome, Vickie Newsome, Chloe Ivey

6th Graders: Director: Emily Ward, Paul Burgess, Amanda Martin
VBS Runners: Ken Williams, Bryan House, Ryan Rose, Victor Harrison, Gabi Harrison, Mitch McCall

HOT DOG SUPPER & COMMENCEMENT
The supper will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3 with the Commencement following (approximately 7:00 p.m.). The menu will be especially for children: hotdogs, chips, baked beans, and cold drinks. Dessert will be ice cream sundaes. A special invitation is extended to the church family and friends to join us for this special event.

VBS ATTENDANCE REPORT
(as of Tuesday, July 31)
Enrolled: 327

 

FROM THE PULPIT
Sunday Morning  “A Matter of Faith” Hebrews 11


Sermon by the Pastor
Dan & Vickie Evans

OPPORTUNITIES OF THE WEEK

Sunday, August 5
8:45 A.M.* Early Service
9:45 A.M. Sunday School Classes for all ages
9:45 A.M. Older Children’s Choir warm-up, Sanctuary
10:00 A.M. Radio Bible Class, taught by Sylvia Evans, broadcast over 1270 AM
10:55 A.M.* Morning Worship, broadcast over 1270 AM
12:01 P.M. Youth going to Mudcats Game and Concert meet in Fellowship Hall for Pizza and to depart by 1:00 p..m.
1:00 P.M. Hispanic Worship Service
Monday, August 6
10:00 A.M. Clothes Closet, end at 12:00 noon
4:45 P.M. Soup Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7 
12:15 P.M. Rising 7th Graders depart for a trip to Wet N Wild in Greensboro. Return to the church by 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 8
12:15 P.M. Music for the Lunch Bunch at First Presbyterian featuring Brett Coates, Trumpet (B flat and Piccolo) and Julie Stewart and Students, Vocal
1:00 P.M. FBC Youth Day at the Family Pool, end at 3:00
Thursday, July 19
9:00 A.M. Traveler’s Club will meet in the Fellowship Hall and depart for Raleigh to tour a local television station or the News and Observer. Bring a picnic lunch. Return to the church by 2:00 p.m.
10:00 A.M. Clothes Closet, end at 12:00 noon
4:45 P.M. Soup Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45

* Nursery provided


 

 

 

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