FBC Youth Group will meet Sunday, September 9th
at 6:15 p.m. Snack Supper followed by Bible study
at 7:00 p.m. Hannah & Wallace Spragins, Brandon
Allen, Eason Armstrong, Travis Cook, Kevin Crumley,
Megan & Will Denning, Chloe Ivey and Olivia
Stevens are responsible for Snack supper.
You At The Pole T-Shirts – Last day to order
your SYATP T-Shirt is Sunday, September 9th. Cost
$10 – 15.
Gardens Trip is Friday September 21st. The cost
is $60.00. Sign up and pay by Sunday, September
9th. Make sure we have a permission form for you.
We will leave at 6:00 a.m. (bring breakfast) and
return around midnight.
Don’t worry about cooking, we’ll do
it for you. Mark your calendar for Sunday, September
16th and join us after church for the Youth Fundraiser
Luncheon. All proceeds will go toward Mpolonjeni.
Menu: Chicken, Green Beans, Potatoes, Salad, Bread,
Tea, Banana Pudding. Sign up in Sunday School
or call the church office.
Soup Kitchen will be so happy to take your “leftovers.”
I understand some of you do not like leftover
food. Well, give it to us!! We plan meals for
four individuals to ensure they have a plate of
food seven days a week. Your leftovers can be
a blessing. Call me if you have questions. Anesha
HIGH MISSION TRIP GUATEMALA - JULY 18-26 2008
This Mission Trip is available to senior High
(9th –College). There is limited space,
so sign up will have different sign up dates for
different age groups. The cost for this trip is
estimated to be $700 per person. 10 grade applications
and deposits are due September 16. 9th grade applications
and deposits are due September 23. If you have
any questions call Tommy.
Firemen battled the church fire for about two
hours but heavy smoke handicapped them. They then
ceased pouring water on the building and concentrated
on protecting surrounding building and residences.
William Moore (Home), Mary Talton (Duke)
We are planning a Disaster Relief Trip to Mississippi.
We will leave on October 27 and return November
4. If you would like to go, please call Joyce
Wright at 934-3547.
Friends of Children Day at the Kennedy Home will
be September 22. If you would like to go to lend
a hand and visit the children, please call Carolyn
Tharrington at 934-3749.
ATTENTION 3RD – 6TH GRADERS IT’S
NOT TOO LATE!
You can still sign up to go to Camp Oak Hill,
September 28 – 30. 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 NOW!
TO WORSHIP STARTS THIS SUNDAY
Welcome to Worship is a four week class offered
for our First Graders. This will be held during
the 10:55 worship service starting this Sunday
September 9th and continue each Sunday through
September. These classes will help our First Graders
to find ways to worship God, learn about baptism
and the Lord’s Supper, and give them some
helpful tools they can use as they join us in
worship. Children will go back to their Sunday
School classroom after the Children’s Sermon
and stay there until you pick them up after worship.
Look for more information in the mail.
PACK PROGRAM NEEDS YOU
We are looking for volunteers to help deliver
back packs to South Smithfield and Selma Elementary
on Friday mornings. We have approximately 50 back
packs that will be packed with food for children
on the weekends, so a little muscle will be needed.
If you could help, please call Tommy at the church
office at 934-9771.
School supplies will be accepted until Monday,
September 10. Bring your supplies to the church
GO TO PENNSYLVANIA
Let’s go to Pennsylvania, Thursday –
Saturday, November 29 – December 1, 2007.
We will visit Longwood Gardens, see the musical
play, “The Miracle of Christmas,”
followed by family style supper at a local restaurant.
Cost: $205 (includes FBC bus transportation, Longwood
Gardens ticket, play and supper following the
play, two nights lodging at Comfort Inn and Suites,
double occupancy). Sign up and pay a $50 non-refundable
deposit by Wednesday, September 26.
We are blessed by the many kindnesses shown to
us following Mother’s homegoing, as well
as the strong support from you all, during the
67 years of her faith journey as a member of First
Baptist. As Paul wrote, “Let hope keep you
joyful” thanks to the grace of God through
Jesus Christ. The family of Lib Morgan
My name is Alison McMillen. I’m a rising
sophomore at Smithfield-Selma Senior High School
and working on my Girl Scout Gold Award. My desire
is to inspire underprivileged children here in
Johnston County to play soccer. Many of these
children do not participate in organized soccer
teams often because they do not have the proper
equipment i.e. cleats, shin guards, etc. and/or
do not have the basic skills and knowledge of
the game. I am collecting new or gently used soccer
equipment from area churches, organizations and
club soccer teams. These items will be distributed
during clinics through the Smithfield Housing
Authority prior to the Smithfield Parks &
Recreation Fall Soccer season. I would deeply
appreciate your help on this project. I will have
a box located in the church office for soccer
equipment collections through the end of August.
Thank you in advance for your generosity in regards
to this project.
The Fall Senior Adult Rally will be held at Princeton
Baptist Church on Thursday, September 13th. If
you would like to go, we will meet in the church
parking lot at 9:15 a.m. to go as a group to this
event. Don’t forget to bring a covered dish
to share at lunch.
DRILL AND BIBLE BUDDIES RESUME
Bible Drill (grades 4 – 6) and Bible Buddies
(grades 2-3) will resume this Sunday, September
9th at 6:30 p.m. There will be a brief Leaders
Meeting following at 7:30 p.m. If you have any
question please call Cheryl Campbell at 934-7258
NIGHT FELLOWSHIP HALL SCHEDULING
12- Ray Hodge: Acts; The Early Church Reaches
19- Ray Hodge: Acts (continued)
26- Bryan Harris: The Church Moving Forward
3- Bryan Harris: The Church (continued)
10- FBC Heritage and History
GROUPS FOR ADULTS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 12
Experiencing God (12 Weeks)
Time/Location: 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. / Conference
Class Size: 12, Facilitators: Bill and Faye Downs
Worn Out Woman (12 Weeks)
Time/Location: 6:30-7:30 p.m. / Parlor
Class Size: 12, Facilitator: Michelle Ball
for Adolescence (6 Weeks)
Time/Location: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. / Room 221,
Class Size: 6-8 Couples, Facilitators: Tim and
Other Side of the Garden (12 Weeks)
Time/Location: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. / Room 224
Class Size: 15, Facilitator: Judy Williams
On Sunday, September 16th we will have the opportunity
to select/nominate individuals we would like to
serve on our Deacon Board. On Sunday, September
23 we will elect Deacons from those nominated.
Please be in prayer for your selection and that
the individuals elected will serve our church
as God would lead them.
by the Pastor
& Ruby Holt
OPPORTUNITIES OF THE WEEK
School Classes for all ages
Bible Class, taught by Sylvia Evans, broadcast
over 1270 AM
Worship, broadcast over 1270 AM
||Youth Vocal Ensemble,
end at 6:00 pm
||WAM (Worship Arts Ministry)
||Youth Snack Supper
||Bible Buddies and Bible
Drill, End at 7:30
||Youth Bible Study
||Bible Buddies and Bible
Drill Leaders Meeting
| 10:00 A.M.
||Clothes Closet, end at 12:00
Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45 p.m.
Bible Study, Fellowship Hall
Choirs, Ages 4, Kindergarten: TBA; Grades
1-2, Adult II; Grades 3-6, Music Room
Meeting, Fellowship Hall
Training for ages 2 – Grade 6
||MaD 4 Youth
* 7:30 P.M
end at 12:00 noon
in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45
Budget needs per week: $15,395.56
Received as of 08/26/07 $14,885.20
Budget needs Year to Date $523,448.96
Received Year to Date $477,694.48
Received 08/26/07 $807.00