us this Sunday for HOMECOMING
Our guest preacher will be Rev. Roy J.
Smith is a native of Franklin, North Carolina.
He pastored from 1954 – 1962. Mr. Smith
served as Associate in Mission in Western North
Carolina until 1967 when he began serving at the
North Carolina Baptist State Convention of North
Carolina until he retired in 1997. He also served
as the Chairman of the 175th Anniversary Celebration
of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
Please welcome Rev. Smith and his wife Charlotte
and enjoy this time of fellowship and bring a
picnic basket full of good food to share as we
have lunch on the grounds following the service.
will be no early service Homecoming Sunday
FBC Youth Group will meet Sunday, October 10rd
at 6:15 p.m. for Snack Supper followed by Bible
Study at 7:00 p.m. Lily Faulconer, Cliff &
Kevin Johnson, Muriel Lasater, Zack & Taylor
Leposa, Taylor Mast, Boone & Rebecca Sasser
and Tyler Tant are responsible for Snack Supper.
TRIP TO BELIZE: 11th & 12th graders, deposit
of $200 is due no later than October 17th. 9 &
10 graders can begin to sign up and pay deposit
of $200 beginning October 17.
MEETING for Passport Mission Youth Camp, Sunday,
October 24th at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Deposit of $75 is due.
JOIN US AT THE
BECKY KNOTT MEMORIAL
The Eighth Annual Becky Knott Memorial Golf Tournament
is fast approaching. This year it will be held
Friday, October 29th with tee off at 12:00 noon.
Many individuals and businesses have sponsored
this event each year and we appreciate their support.
If you have been a sponsor in the past and plan
to sponsor again this year, please contact the
church office as soon as possible. If you have
not participated in past years and would like
to support our youth through this event, please
come by the church office and pick up a brochure.
Please pass this information along to friends
or other businesses. ALSO, we will enjoy a pig
pickin’ at the conclusion of the tournament,
approximately 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to
attend. The cost is a donation to the Youth Mission
Trip. Please come out and join us.
Betty Self (Wake Rehab), Kenneth Smith (Home),
Mable Schreibeis (Home), James Laughter (JMC)
The Clothes Closet is in need of Hygiene Kits
for men and women. The kits should contain one
each of the following items: regular size bar
soap, deodorant, can of shaving cream, medium
toothpaste, shampoo, small box of Band-Aids, tube
of first aid-cream, small package of Kleenex,
comb, small lotion, wash cloth, toothbrush, small
package of disposable razors, fingernail file,
hair brush. If you can help with this ministry,
please assemble the items and place in an extra
large zip lock bag and turn in at the church office.
Thank you so much for your help. Clothes Closet
CALL FOR RELAY
I am still trying to find someone who would like
to be Captain for the FBC Relay for Life Team.
This can be one person or several working together.
If interested, please contact Carolyn Jones. If
I do not hear from anyone by December 1, I will
give up Team 41 for someone else to take.
BACKPACK PROGRAM NEEDS YOU
We are looking for volunteers to help set up the
backpack room on Wednesdays, deliver backpacks
to South Smithfield and Selma Elementary on Friday
mornings from 9:15 – 10:15, and pick-up
empty backpacks on Wednesdays from South Smithfield
Elementary only. We have approximately 100 backpacks
that will be packed with food for children on
the weekends. If you could help, please call Tommy
at the church office at 934-9771.
We need help with food items for the backpacks.
The following items are needed: cans of spaghetti,
ravioli, beanie weenies, vienna sausage, (small
pop top cans would be great) non-refrigerated
fruit cups or pudding, juice boxes, breakfast
bars or pop tarts and peanut butter. If you can
help in any way, please bring your food donations
to the church office.
October 12, Trip to Big Ed’s for lunch followed
by “Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West”
at the IMAX Theater. (They will not be showing
“Under the Sea” for a while….sorry.)
Cost: $15 plus lunch. Leave the church at 10:30.
Call the church to sign up.
A great opportunity for ministry!!!!
We are looking for those who would be interested
in “adopting” several senior members
of our congregation for the coming year. Would
you be willing to visit, call, check up on two
families or individuals every month or so? We
promise that you would be the ones receiving the
blessing! If you are willing to commit to this
ministry, please call the church office (934-9771),
Sherri Fox (989-2056), or Amy Galloway (934-9927).
Visitation: We will be meeting in the Fellowship
Hall at 12:30 on the first and third Tuesday’s
every month for visitation. We will be going out
in pairs to visit. Will you come and join us?
You don’t need to have a partner; come and
join up with someone else! Starts on Tuesday,
October 5th. Hope to see you then!
Mark your calendar for the Men’s Breakfast,
Sunday, October 17th at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship
Watch the Visitor in the upcoming weeks for information
of our Renewal Weekend, November 5 – 6.
This is a church-wide event for adult, youth and
children. The theme this year is “Ready,
Set, Worship,” and will feature worship
leader Giles Blankenship. Call the church to sign-up.
Childcare for preschool ages provided.
We express our Christian sympathy to Pat Thomas
in the recent homegoing of her husband, Jim Thomas.
On behalf of my family and muself, I want to thank
the Smithfield First Baptist Church family for
all the love and support expressed duing the illness
and death of my beloved wife, Joyce Harrell Hodge.
Ray K. Hodge
by the Pastor
OPPORTUNITIES OF THE WEEK
School Classes for all ages
||Radio Bible Class, taught
by Bob Barefoot, broadcast over 1090 AM
||Morning Worship, broadcast
over 1090 AM, followed by dinner on the
||Hispanic Worship Service
||Youth Choir, Sanctuary
||New Kids on the Bells,
||Youth Snack Supper, Fellowship
||Praise Ringers Handbell
||Bible Buddies and Bible
||Youth Bible Study, end
at 8:00 p.m.
||Clothes Closet, end at 12:00
Clothes Closet will be Closed in observice
Primetimers leave for Big Ed’s and
Intermediate Handbell Ensemble, Choir Room
Choirs, Ages 4, Kindergarten: Preschool
V; Grades 1-2, Adult II; Grades 3-6, Music
led by Lynda Carroll, Fellowship Hall
Training for ages 2 – grade 6
Training for ages 2 – grade 6
||MaD 4 Youth
Closet, end at 12:00 noon
in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45
are proud to offer Williams portable hearing devices
for your use during our worship services. To obtain
one of these units, please see an usher or sound
Budget needs per week: $16,608.21
Received as of 10/03/10 $19,524.81
Budget needs Year to Date $664,328.46
Received Year to Date $564,340.54
Received 10/03/10 $3,465.00
Received to Date $884.00