TREE GIFTS FOR CHILDREN
now, an estimated 2.3 million children have a
mom or dad in prison. The number is huge –
but so is the opportunity. Angel Tree is a ministry
that reaches out to the children of inmates and
their families with the love of Christ. At Christmastime,
volunteers purchase gifts for the children of
inmates in their parent’s name. Through
Angel Tree, these children feel a parent’s
love, despite their absence. Again this Christmas
season we will be participating in the Angel Tree
project. Sunday, December 2nd after the 10:55
service, please come by the Fellowship Hall and
get an “angel” to help this Christmas.
You can sign up for a child’s name to buy
a toy or clothing for Christmas. Please only put
$20.00 per gift. These families have several children
and we do not want to give one child in a family
more than another. Please wrap your gifts and
return them to the church office by Wednesday,
December 12. First Baptist will be the host church
for the Angel Tree Christmas party on December
15 to share with these children our love and to
help their parents provide Christmas for their
children. What an opportunity for our church family
to share the Gospel with these very special children
in our community.
FBC Youth Group will meet Sunday, November 25th
at 6:15 p.m. for Youth Pizza Night Thanksgiving
spaces are left for REVOLVE TOUR winter retreat
for Teen Girls. It is January 25-26 in Charlotte.
If you are interested in going call Tommy.
At the time of the church fire in 1942, membership
was 468. At the completion of the new church building
in 1950, the membership was 704. The cost of the
new church building was $200,000 all of which,
except $60,000, had been raised.
Would you like to purchase a DVD of the 175th
Birthday Celebration? DVD sets are $15.00 and
include a history DVD and a worship service DVD.
Interested church members should call Chris Aker
Donations of $10.00 are being taken to help with
the cost of the Christmas decorations for our
Sanctuary. You may give these donations in honor
or memory of a loved one or a special friend.
Drop off your donation at the church office.
FOR RETIRED ADULTS IN DECEMBER
Two events specifically for retired folk have
been planned in December: Tuesday, December 4,
a Christmas shopping outing (Raleigh Mall), and
Thursday evening, December 13, an outing to see
local Christmas lights. Mark your calendars and
make plans to attend. Call the church to sign
ALL MEDICAL PERSONNEL
A meeting for anyone willing to be available on
a rotating basis in case of a medical emergency
during Sunday School and church will be held Sunday,
November 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Our Sincere Thanks. During this time of sorrow
we learn how much our friends really mean to us.
Thank you so much for your kindness and sympathy
at a time when it was deeply appreciated. The
family of Ione Hinton Cash Wilder.
grateful thanks to all who extended to my family
and me prayers and support during my recent surgery
and recovery. God’s blessings to each one.
Love, Bessie McElveen
this Thanksgiving season, we are reminded how
thankful we are for this church family both known
& anonymous. Through three years of birth
(Jacob), death (Tim’s Dad), and all limbo
point in between, including life threatening illnesses,
hospitalizations (7), surgeries (5) and life transitions,
you have been keepers of the candle of hope in
both tangible and intangible ways – all
incredibly powerful and meaningful. Thank you.
(God continues to answer prayers….Mary Ann’s
heart has been pronounced “healed”
while wellness and wholeness are gifts our family
unwraps each day. We are grateful.) Tim, Mary
Ann, Emily & Jacob Bradshaw
Advent begins on Sunday December 2nd with the
lighting of the Advent candles in worship and
this year a dramatic series entitled “Glowing
with Advent.” Special Sunday night services
will be as follows:
Dec. 2 – 7:00 p.m. – Hanging of the
Dec. 9 – 7:00 p.m. – Children’s
Christmas Music Program including “Christmas
at Bethlehem Gulch”
Dec. 16 – 7:00 p.m. – Sanctuary Choir
Christmas Program including bells, instruments,
older children’s choir
Dec. 22 – 6:30 p.m. – Church-wide
caroling outing followed by a dessert fellowship
Dec. 24 - 7:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve Candlelight
WORSHIP IN DECEMBER
The following musical groups will be leading at
Early Worship (8:45 service) in December: 2nd-Ladies’
Trio; December 9-SOS; December 16-Baptist Blend
Quartet; December 23—Sanctuary Choir.
Max Creech (Duke), Doug Strickland (home)
YOU LIKE TO HELP?
Many people have expressed an interested in helping
provide meals for Gale and David Stanfield. If
you would like to help, please contact Jeanene
Bowman at 934-3813.
IN THE CHURCH
Is there a special date you would like to put
flowers in the church? Our Flower Committee would
be glad to help you with this. Just call the church
office and we will be glad to help you get in
contact with the right person.
I am placing a sign-up paper on the Sunday School
clipboards for anyone interested in working on
a committee for our Relay for Life team in 2008.
Please pray and consider being a part of this
very rewarding experience. Thanks, Carolyn Jones
The history books have arrived and are in the
church office. If you would like one please come
by. A donation of $5.00 is suggested.
Cookbooks have arrived and can be purchased from
Shelley Gardner, Michelle Ball, any M & M
member or in the church office. They will also
be available Sunday mornings before Sunday School
and Wednesday nights in the Fellowship Hall. The
cost is $20. They would make great Christmas gifts!
TRIP IS ALMOST HERE!
We have 37 persons, two bus loads, planning to
attend the trip Nov. 30-Dec. 1 to Pennsylvania.
If you are signed up to go, watch your mail for
a letter with all the details. Two church staff,
Kelley Garris and Lee Colbert, will be attending.
Join us Sunday,
December 9th at 8:15 a.m. for our
Church-wide Christmas Breakfast
Come enjoy lots of yummy, delicious, mouth-waterin’
good food, and fellowship.
Everyone is invited.
HOME OPEN HOUSE
The Kennedy Home open house will be Sunday, December
9, 2007 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. At 4:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Kinston, will be performing
a musical program at the Kennedy Home church.
There will also be touring of the cottages and
Cedar Dell Mansion. If you are interested in attending,
please call Carolyn Tharrington at 934-3749.
HANGING OF THE GREEN ON DECEMBER 2
Mark your calendar to come help decorate the church
Dec. 2. Be in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. to prepare
for the 7 p.m. service. There is something for
all ages to do; the nursery will be open for infants
and young preschoolers. During the service we’ll
have special music and congregational singing.
We express our Christian sympathy to Ruth Andrews
in the recent homegoing of her brother.
express our Christian sympathy to Grover Dees
in the recent homegoing of his brother.
The Household Closet is in need of cookware and
flatware. If you have any extras you can donate,
please contact Dianne Shirley.
Doug & Glenda Strickland
Time To Share” Philippians 2:5-11
by the Pastor
OPPORTUNITIES OF THE WEEK
School Classes for all ages
Bible Class, taught by Bob Barefoot, broadcast
over 1270 AM
Worship, broadcast over 1270 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
Gulch” drama rehearsal
Instrumental Ensemble Rehearsal, Music Room
(Worship Arts Ministry), Parlor
Children’s Handbells, Music Room
Personnel Meeting, Fellowship Hall
Pizza Night Thanksgiving Service, Fellowship
Buddies and Bible Drill, End at 7:30
Closet, end at 12:00 noon
Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45 p.m.
Baptist Belles, Rehearsal
Lois Overby Mission Group, meet in the Parlor
Family Night Supper
Choirs, Ages 4, Kindergarten: Preschool
V; Grades 1-2, Adult II; Grades 3-6, Music
Mission Speaker, Fellowship Hall
Groups for Adults
Training for ages 2 – grade 6
4 Youth visit Carolina House
meet to load bus for Pennsylvania, depart
at 7 a.m
Closet, end at 12:00 noon
Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45
Budget needs per week: $15,395.56
Received as of 11/18/07 $9,783.89
Budget needs Year to Date $708,195.66
Received Year to Date $644,804.70
Received 11/18/07 $497.00
Received to Date $4,606.50
Received to Date $4,027.50