Update for First Baptist Church Family: The Path Forward
As North Carolina eases the restrictions placed on public gatherings, we want our church family to know that we are taking steps to return to worship, Bible study and fellowship in a manner that prioritizes the safety of all our members. We are planning to open slowly, beginning with worship, and will present a plan to the deacons very soon. As soon as clear plans are in place, we will communicate them to the entire church family via the website, newsletter, and prayer chain.
In the meantime, we plan to continue streaming our worship services on Facebook and YouTube. Our website: fbcsmithfield.org has links to both sites as well as videos for Bible study with Dr. Cogdill, Preschool & Children’s Bible lessons, Youth lessons and special occasions. We pray that these ministries and opportunities for worship have engaged your family as we continue to serve the LORD.
As Christians committed to the service of others, we ask that you continue the excellent work of reaching out to all of your Sunday School members and small groups within our fellowship. Continue to reach out to our senior citizens and to your neighbors. Although the church office is closed to the public, we are keeping office hours during the week, M-F 8 AM – 4:30 PM. Please call 919-934-9771 if you need assistance.
Continue to be “salt and light” in your home and community!
The Lord Bless You and Keep You,
Amy, Braxton, Brian and Mike
We will continue to livestream our Sunday Service @ 11 AM online and broadcast over the radio on 1090 AM & 105.5 FM.
For content related to church ministries, the staff will be using a variety of platforms to engage with the congregation. Check the tabs at the top of this page (Children, Youth, Worship & Music, etc.) for links to various on-line resources.
Ministers on Call/ Family Deacons
Our ministers are available as needed for prayer or other pastoral needs. Please call the church office if you need such assistance. After hours, you may call one of the ministers or your family deacon. [Amy: 919-497-2104 Brian: 317-525-0932 Braxton: 919-995-6102]
Office Hours Beginning March 30:
Please note that the church office hours are now 8 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday. If you need to come by the office, please be sure to come between those hours.
Tithing During this Time:
The Finance Committee would like to remind and publicize our
alternative options to make contributions and donations of our tithes and
1. Please visit the church’s website fbcsmithfield.org There is a donate
option on the right side of the page. There you can use your credit card,
debit card, or checking account to make your contributions.
2. Mail to: First Baptist Church
P.O. Box 209
Smithfield, NC 27577
3. Deliver to church office – 202 S. Fourth St. Smithfield NC
Please be mindful of our building fund in addition to our general fund.
“But you, Israel, my servant, I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”