Join us for our Annual Patriotic
Vespers. We will enjoy preservice music by Bob Goodwin,
Hammered Dulcimer. Special Music by the Sanctuary Choir,
Soloists, and Baptist Blend Quartet. Monologue by Abigail
Adams (Mary Nell Ferguson), Skit by the Steve Burgess
Family, and Patriotic Readings followed by homemade
ice cream on the church lawn. Invite your neighbors
to join us!
The nursery will be open.
THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
TUESDAY, JULY 4 IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY
ALL GOING TO CASWELL…..If you did not
attend the Caswell meeting please come by the church
office for paperwork required for this trip. All paperwork
needs to be completed by Thursday, July 6.
to those who are collecting baby food jars for VBS this
summer. At last count, we have collected 73 out of the
203 we need. School age children will be using them
to make tea light candle holders, so please keep bringing
those jars (2.5 oz) to church. VBS will be here before
we know it! We are also still looking for 1 adult (male
or female) to assist the school age children with crafts
during VBS. Call Renee Wooters (934-5252) if you're
Experience the Joy of Missions at Ridgecrest September
29-30. There will be great motivational speakers, workshops,
wonderful music and Disaster Relief training. Call Sybil
Edwards or Anesha Johnson to sign up. Let’s go and learn
more about Missions.
For September 15 – 17 to go to Camp Oak Hill. The theme
this year is “Hey God!” On this weekend retreat we will
enjoy Bible study, camp activities, worship, fun and
fellowship. The cost is $80.00. You may pick up your
registration form in the church office. Registration,
2006 permission forms and monies are due by Sunday,
Camp Crescendo (Children’s Choir Camp)
is August 7 – 11 for children who have completed grades
K – 6. The theme this year is “Creation Sensation.”
Registration forms have been mailed. The are also available
in the church office. Deadline to register is
As of June 28th we have registered 121 children, not
including chaperones. This is a record number! Continue
to keep this group in your prayers on Thursday mornings.
Everyone is invited to attend the NC Baptist All State
Youth Choir performance at Campbell University, Wednesday,
July 19 at 7:00 p.m. The All State Baptist Youth Choir
is an auditioned group of over 80 voices of senior high
students from Baptist church all over NC. They sing
a high quality and wide variety of choral styles. All
those interested in attending please call the church
office to sign up. We will gather and leave FBC at 5:30
(please eat before you come). We will be driving personalvehicles
(all church vehicles will be at Caswell). Let Kelley
know if you are willing to drive.
Ruth Burnette (Wake), Kim Gibbs (Home), Golda Pittman
(Wake Rehab), Debbie Creech (JMH)
We will have a Disaster Relief Trip leaving on
October 28th. If you would like to devote a week to
helping others please contact the church office or Joyce
Wright at 934-3547.
To My Church Family, Thank you so much for the love
you have shown me during the illness and death of my
mother. Your cards, flowers, food, prayers and many
acts of Christian kindness have been overwhelming. Please
continue to remember me and my family in your prayers
as we heal from our loss. God Bless you all. Willie
Smith and family
Dear Church Family, Thanks so much for the many kind
things you have done for us during the recent sickness
and death of Bob’s mother. We really appreciate the
food, phone calls, visits, cards and most of all your
prayers. We are so thankful to be part of this loving
church family. May God Bless you all. Bob and Linda
The family of Lauria Richardson would like to thank
the church for all the expressions of kindness and concern
during the illness and homegoing of our mom. The cards,
flowers, food, and prayers were such a comfort during
this time. Please continue to pray for us.
It’s time again to update our prayer chain list. If
you would like to participate on the prayer chain please
contact Joan Hardy at 934-0052 or call the church office.
Also, if you are currently on the prayer chain list
and would like to stay on the chain or be removed from
the list please contact Joan Hardy or the church office.
Take a look…..our new website is up and running at fbcsmithfield.org.
Please contact the following people if youhave questions
General Questions – Matthew Gardner,
Music – Donna Shumate
Education – Bryan Harris
Missions – Judy Williams
Hispanic – HankDaniels or Greg
Youth – Bryan Harris
Congratulations to Woodrow and Mary Gordan Batten who
celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on June 16th.
Sunday Morning Observance of Religious
Greeters: Dan and Vickie Evans
OPPORTUNITIES OF THE
||Sunday School Classes for all ages
||Radio Bible Class, taught by Bob Barefoot, broadcast
over 1270 AM
||Morning Worship, broadcast over 1270 AM
||Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, end at 2:15 p.m.
||Hispanic Worship Service
||Patriotic Vespers followed
by Ice Cream on the lawn
||Clothes Closet, end at 12:00 noon
||Soup Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at
||Music for the Lunch Bunch
at First Presbyterian featuring students of Julie
Stewart, Vocal, and Students of Henry Goodman, Strings
NOTE: Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
in recess until Family Supper resume
||Traveler’s Club meet
in Fellowship Hall for devotion then depart FOR
NC Museum of Art. Bring lunch. Back by 1:00 p.m.
||Clothes Closet, end at 12:00 noon
||Soup Kitchen in Ryberg Hall, end at 5:45 p.m.
* Nursery provided
Budget needs per week: $14,286.11
Received as of 6/25/06 $19,623.43
Budget needs Year to Date $371,438.94
Received Year to Date $354,407.38
Received 6/25/06 $1,603.28