FBC Youth Group will meet Sunday,
April 23 at 6:15 p.m. for snack supper followed by Bible
study. B. J. Weeks, Katie Barbour, Andy Dixon, Daniel
Hinnant, Walt & Henry Johnson, Zach Sproles and
Kevin Watkins are responsible for snack supper.
Senior High Beach Retreat is April
28-30. Cost: $45.00. Sign up deadline has past. Please
call Tommy Cook to inquire about availability.
We’re still accepting donations of
good used or new items (no clothing please) for our
May 6 yard sale! Youth and parents are needed for yard
sale preparations during the days and evenings of May
1-4 and during the yard sale May 6 from 6:00 a.m. to
noon cleanup. Also, adults are needed May 1 – 4 to help
with sales during the day. Call Jan Allen at 989-7195
or Tommy Cook to sign up today!
There will be a Spring Workday at
Kennedy Home on May 6th. Contact Carolyn Tharrington
if you are interested in going.
Help our Children’s Homes during
their annual Food Drive. Gather up your canned goods
and bring to the church office now through April 26th.
Let’s help make this the best food drive yet!
Saturday, May 20 a group will go
from FBC Smithfield to Grifton, NC to work sorting and
assembling disaster relief materials thru the NC Baptist
Men. Both senior high youth and Primetimers are invited
to take part: this will be an “intergenerational” mission
experience. Sign up by calling the church office by
Smithfield Middle School is in need
of Proctors for upcoming Testing. If you can help on
any of these days please call 934-4696 to volunteer.
The following are dates and the number of volunteers
needed daily: Computer Testing – May 12, 16, 18 (3 daily),
End of Grade Testing - May 23, 24, 25 (50 daily), June
1, 2, 5 (15 daily), Algebra 1 8th Grade End of Grade
Testing – June 6 (7 needed)
Any high school senior interested
in applying for the John L. Ryberg Memorial Scholarship
can pick up an application from the church office. The
deadline for submitting completed applications is Friday,
April 28th. If applicants or their parents have any
questions, please contact Gary Carter at 934-5607.
Choir Camp is August 7 – 11 for children
who have completed grades K – 6.
Travelers’ Club will begin Thursday, June 15th for children
who have completed grades K – 6. Watch the mail for more
All programs listed are from 6:30
to 7:30 p.m.
April 26- Henry Wright Bible study on
May 3- Henry Wright Bible study on James.
May 10- Last Wednesday night supper. RA, GA and Mission
Friends closing program.
There will be no handbell practice
on April 23 (Spring Break). We will meet April 30 (5:45
– 6:30) for our final meeting and Pizza party. Handbells
will resume in the Fall.
All interested persons are invited
to attend Lauren Colbert’s Senior Flute Recital this
Friday evening, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Baptist
Church in Greenville. Sign up to go by calling the church
office. The church bus will leave Smithfield at 5:30
p.m. Attendees should eat supper before coming; a reception
will be held afterward.
Baby Dedication will be Mother’s
Day, May 14. If you have had a baby since last May and
would like your baby dedicated, please call the church
VBS is in need of empty, clean baby
food jars. The collection box is located in the Preschool
I Room or you can bring to the church office. Please
start donating now as we will need several hundred by
VBS time. Thanks for your help.
Congratulations to Chad and Emily
Harris on the arrival of their infant daughter, Clare
Katherine Harris. The proud grandparents are Steve and
Valerie Woodard. The proud great-grandfather is Clarence
Join us Sunday, April 23rd from 2:00
– 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for the April Adult
Assistance Meeting. We will hear from Teepa Snow who
will lead us in a training session on Interacting with
Dementia Patients. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The flowers Sunday will be given
in honor of Mildred Jordan on the occasion of her birthday
by Kay and Terry Carroll.
The Household Closet continues to
help people in our community. We can also use your help.
Any and all items are needed and appreciated. Please
call Dianne Shirley (989-9659) if you have donations.
Fred Nash (JMH), Red Shirley (Pitt
Rehab), Joe Batten (Wake), Emily Harris (Home)
We express our Christian sympathy
to Waylon Jones in the recent homegoing of his wife,
Dear Members of First Baptist, I
attended your Holy Week portrayal. I was tremendously
moved. I felt I was there, witnessing every part of
Jesus’ suffering. You made that last week of Jesus’
life come alive. I am carrying that message in my heart.
Sincerely, Dorothy Onisko
The annual WMU meeting of the Johnston
Baptist Association will be May 27, 2006 at Corinth
Baptist Church on Hwy 96 in Zebulon. Registration begins
at 9:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Ruby Fulbright
who is the North Carolina WMU Executive Director. Our
own Donnye Rooks will be on the program, and you will
meet the recipient of the 2006 Mitchner Scholarship.
Let your WMU facilitator or Jo Ann Wiggs know if you
can go by May 12. We have to let them know how many
are going from our church because lunch will be served.
Let’s join our sisters in Christ for a day of sharing
faith, fun and fellowship. Jo Ann Wiggs, WMU Director
Two copies of Just Call me Mickey,
written by the late Wint Capel, have been given to the
church library. This book is a compelling story about
Michael C. Blackwell’s journey from a humble mill village
in Gastonia to leader of the largest private children’s
homes organization in the Southeast. Just Call Me Mickey
demonstrates how high a person who is called by God to
a special ministry can rise. It is about the powerful
influences of family, church and community and about what
God-inspired hard work, imagination, enthusiasm and creativity
can accomplish. Drop by the library and check it out.
It is a book you will want to read.
Our GA’s joined in and collected
money for our March Annie Armstrong Offering. Together
they collected $107.87.
Sunday Morning Sermon by Rev.
Greeters: Doug & Glenda Strickland
OF THE WEEK
8:30 A.M. Early Service
9:45 A.M. Sunday School Classes for all ages
10:00 A.M. Radio Bible Class, taught by Bob Barefoot,
broadcast over 1270 AM
*10:55 A.M. Morning Worship, broadcast over 1270 AM
1:00 P.M. Hispanic Worship Service
2:00 P.M. Adult Assistance Meeting
6:15 P.M. Youth Snack Supper
7:00 P.M. Youth Bible Study
10:00 A.M. Clothes Closet, end at 12:00 noon
4:45 P.M. Soup Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45
7:00 P.M. Lois M. Overby Missions
Night Group will meet in the Church Parlor.
7:00 P.M. First Baptist Belles Rehearsal
5:30 P.M. Family Night Supper
* 6:00 P.M. Children’s Choirs, 3-yr. olds, Preschool
5; 4-yr. olds, Preschool 6; Kindergarten, Preschool
7; Grades 1-2, Adult II; Grades 3-6, Music Room
* 6:30 P.M. Small Groups for Adults
* 6:30 P.M. Bible Study on the book of James, lead by
Henry Wright, Fellowship Hall
* 7:30 P.M. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
10:00 A.M. Clothes Closet, end at
4:45 P.M. Soup Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45 p.m.
* Nursery provided
Budget needs per week: $14,286.11
Received as of 4/16/06 $14,905.81
Budget needs Year to Date $228,557.81
Received Year to Date $222,235.74
Budget needs per week: $2,250.00
Received 4/16/06 $610.00
Budget needs Year to Date $33,750.00
Received Year to Date $42,635.00
Building Fund Note Balance: $14,900.00
Received to Date $3,187.62