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Volume XXXV October 29, 2008 No. 42 Deacon of the Month Sara Gladden Our November Deacon of the Month is Sara Gladden, who has attended FBC since she was in the nursery in 1963 as an infant! She has a lot of memories of FBC such as eating crackers with Mrs. House, having her little, white gloves taken off by Mrs. Carrie in Sunday School, being baptized by Mr. Shepherd, arm wrestling with Mr. Early, and taking family camping trips to Hanging Rock, Morrow Mountain, and Caraway. Her primary joy is in the care of her family: husband David, and three daughters: Hannah, Samantha, and Sadie. Sara keeps busy as she is teaching part time at Lee Christian, and assisting with the volleyball team. She is also active in church, teaching the 5th/6th grade Sunday School class, and helping with the Sunday night Middle School Bible study. When asked where she sees the church going in the next five years, she said, “I don’t know, but it will be fun to watch what God has in store for us as our leadership continues to change and grow.” She also said she has been blessed by the relationships and friendships she has made with her deacon families during the past several years. Thank you, Sara, for your faithful service to God and FBC! Operation Christmas Child In Remembrance You can make a difference in a During the 11:00 a.m. worship service child’s life by participating in Operation this Sunday, November 2, we will remember Christmas Child, the Samaritan’s Purse pro- those from our church who have died in the ject which shares the Good News of God’s love with past year. We give thanks to God for their wit- hurting children around the world through shoe boxes ness among us and for the way they strength- filled with school supplies, toys, and personal items. ened our life. You can share in this ministry by packing a shoe box and praying for the child who will receive it. Please include Talents for Talents Exchange $7 for shipping in each box, and leave your filled shoe The Talents for Talents Ex- box in the church office by November 10. For information on what to pack in the boxes, change will be on Monday, November you may go to http://www.samaritanspurse.org or pick 3. We will have dinner from 5:15 - up a brochure in the church office. 6:15 p.m. The dinner will be followed by a short program. Then the Exchange will last from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. We invite all Don’t forget to turn girls and women to come for the Exchange. your clock back one Items that are offered must be made by mem- hour before going to bers of our church specifically for this occa- bed this Saturday eve- sion. All proceeds will go to our Foreign Mis- sions Goal of $30,000. Come for fun and fel- ning. lowship! Enjoy that extra You can check www.firstbaptistsanford.com hour of sleep! for more information. Reflections Among other things, October is “Minister Appreciation Month.” I am not trying to stir up more attention for myself—I feel very appreciated, and fortunate to be your pastor. My reason for mentioning this is to single out one particular act of appreciation. I was invited by some of our young people to a special service of appreciation for ministers at Lee Christian School. I was very touched by their invitation, and had every intention of attending. However, I did not make it to the service. I want to apologize for my misstep. I am well aware that I will disappoint people from time to time—but I most hate to disappoint our youth. They are extremely important to me. I want to do everything I can to encourage, not discourage them. I look forward to other opportunities to spend some time at Lee Christian and our other schools. My verse for the week, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who prom- ised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23). Blessings, Jeff FLC News Experts in the field of health and fitness have found there are many benefits of exercising in the early morning before your day gets into full swing. These benefits include being sharper mentally, and having more energy and less appetite during the day! If you are already a morning exerciser, you probably have other positive results from starting your day with a workout. The same is true for those who take time to have their morning “workout” with God. By starting their day with devotions and prayer, they are more focused on God, and have the joy of the Lord as they go through their day! So, are you ready to exercise? I invite you to come and exercise at the FLC. We are open from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. each day, and from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday Tuesday, and Thursday. You will especially appreciate the new hydraulic fitness machines that were donated to the FLC. You can also exercise spiritually by choosing one of the many Bible studies now available. IT is coming on November 8! We need your help as we focus on our nursing home visits and yard work for our FBC families that need a little extra help. Signup sheets will be in the Sunday School classes this Sunday or call Cindy at 776-6137. Upward Late Registrations will still be taken for grades 1-12. Active military can participate at no cost. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for your child. The FBC 9th Annual Golf Tournament will be November 15. Signup sheets are in the FLC and in the Sunday School classrooms. Thank you to the Couples II class for covering the FLC the week of October 27, and to the Couples III class for their coverage the week of November 3. Love in Christ, Cindy With Christian Sympathy Christian sympathy is extended to the following: The family of Reva Johnson, who died Thursday, October 23; Ruth Naylor and family in the death of her brother, Elwood Haire of Greensboro, who died Friday, October 24. Wednesday Night Meal Menu for November 5th: Beef Stew, Cole Slaw, Fruit, Bread, and Dessert. Volunteers to assist with the dinner are: Etta Love/Friendship Class. Please call the church office or email Joan Womble at joan- email@example.com to make reservations by Monday at 4:00 p.m. Extended Hour Workers November 2nd workers are: Deborah Egbert, Elaine Stoner, Craig, Ruth, and Kelsie Ellis, Scott and Jackie Roberts, Carter and Susan Keller. Security Usher is Jay Lancaster. November 9th workers are: Janet Burge and Pat Marion, Max and Chris Dolan, Paul and Beth Adcock. Se- curity Usher is Charles Blum. Worship at First Baptist November 2, 2008 Sunday, Nov. 2 (FLC open by reservation only) 8:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Sermon by Dr. Cris Cannon 8:45 am Worship in the Chapel “Fix It Please” John 5:1-9 9:45 am Sunday School Children’s Sermon Cindy Hall 11:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary Special Music “Find Us Faithful” Mohr 4:15 pm Youth Handbells, Music Suite Etta Love, soloist 5:00 pm Snack Supper, Fellowship Hall 5:20 pm Youth Choir, Music Suite 11:00 a.m. Call to Worship Music Makers Choir 5:30 pm Awana, FLC Special Music 5:45 pm Discipleship Training, Chapel “Amazing Grace” arr. Coates 6:00 pm Middle School Bible Study, Couples IV Trinity Singers 6:30 pm High School Bible Study, Harriet Pickard Monday, Nov. 3 (FLC open 7:30 am-2:00 pm; 5:30-8:30 pm) Noteworthy 9:00 am Fitness Class, FLC Is there anything more beautiful than children’s voices singing 9:15 am Hopeful Parenting Bible Study, FLC praise to God? Our Young Musicians Choir sang so well on Sunday. 11:30 am Prayer Shawl Ministry, FLC The text to one of their pieces was very timely as we come to the 12:30 pm Women’s Bible Study, FLC Thanksgiving season. 5:15 pm Talent for Talent Meal, F. Hall “Thank You Lord” 5:30 pm TOPS, FLC 6:30 pm Talent for Talent Exchange Hear the birds, see the trees, 7:00 pm Missions Committee, Parlor Smell the flowers in the breeze; feel the gentle rolling seas, Thank the Lord! Tuesday, Nov. 4 (FLC open 7:30 am-2:00 pm; See the sun, hear the rain. 5:30-8:30 pm) 9:00 am Breadbasket Volunteers Feel a frosty window pane; let us praise God’s holy name Prayer Ministry Team, Love II Thank the Lord! 9:30 am Art Class, FLC Feel the snow, see a smile. 10:30 am Hymns & Hers Choir, FLC Watch a horse untamed and wild; hear the laughter of a child, 12:30 pm Line Dancing Class, FLC Thank the Lord! 7:00 pm Scouts, FLC Every scent, every taste, Wed., Nov. 5 (FLC open 7:30am-2:00pm) Is a gift that God has made; live each day in ceaseless praise, 9:00 am Fitness Class, FLC Thank the Lord! 10:00 am Mom’s Bible Study, FLC Thank the Lord, Thank the Lord, 5:00 pm Wednesday Night Meal For bringing us together; we raise our songs forever. 6:00 pm Children’s Choirs Thank the Lord! 6:30 pm Prayer Meeting, Chapel SonShine Group, Acteens, Youth RA’s Our other children’s choirs will be sharing worship music with 6:45 pm Mission Friends, GA’s, RA’s us soon. Music Makers will offer the Call to Worship on November 2, 7:00 pm Trinity Singers, Music Suite 7:30 pm Chancel Choir, Music Suite and Cherubs will sing on November 9. The Youth Choir and Music and Movement are on our schedule also in November. Thursday, Nov. 6 (FLC open 7:30 am-2:00pm; What a blessing our children are to First Baptist worship. May 5:30-8:30 pm) we always support, foster and love them. May we always hold them in 9:15 am Aerobics, FLC our hearts and prayers. They are the future of this church. 6:00 pm International Teachers’ Dinner, F. Hall Friday, Nov. 7 (FLC open 7:30 am-2:00 pm) Senior Moments 9:00 am Fitness Class, FLC Those members of the Hymns and Hers Choir who attended the 10:00 am Beginning Line Dancing Class, FLC Senior Adult Choir Festival in Hickory on October 20-21 had a great 9:30 pm Fifth Quarter, FLC time. We learned so much and the fellowship with 398 senior singers was wonderful. We will be sharing some of our music with you soon. Saturday, Nov. 8 (FLC open by reservation only) 8:30 am “IT” Mission Day, Fellowship Hall We also learned the 10th Beatitude…“Blessed are the flexible, 10:00 am Special Needs Parent Support Group for they shall not be bent out of shape.” Please put November 18 on your calendar for Triple L. Renae Henderson from Asheboro will be our speaker. We’re really looking In the Hospital forward to her coming. Central Carolina: Marian Bridges Youth News You Are Invited Our final Fifth Quarter for the season is On November 2, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Friday, November 7, from 9:30-11:30 p.m. in the First Choice Home Care will be celebrating Family Life Center. 10 years!! We are going to have “The May- berry Deputy” and the Dry Creek Bluegrass Pictures for Christmas Tree Band for your enjoyment. It’s time to take pictures for the Come out to the Lee County Fair Christmas tree. Pictures of babies Grounds and celebrate with us! through kindergarten will be taken during Sunday School on Sunday, November 2 and November 9. College Connection Golden Opportunity Audrey Clark Jimmy Nipper 77 Maxwell Road 1312 Gormly Circle Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Sanford, NC 27330 LAST WEEK AT A GLANCE Christmas Celebration Concert Tickets Available Weekly Budget Requirement .................. 20,327.00 Friday, December 2, at Greensboro Coliseum Budget Received ................................ 15,746.16 Building/Capital Improvement……........ 266.00 If interested in purchasing one or more Other…………………………………........ 853.00 (cost: $20), please contact the church office at Total ....................................................... 16,865.16 774-4220. The following books have been donated to our Church Library: Rest Stops for Teachers (Classification # 242) in honor of Donna Thomas by the family of Jef- frey W. Crowson; My Beautiful Broken Shell (Classification # 248.8) in honor of Mildred C. Thomas by the family of Jeffrey W. Crowson; Hope Will Light Your Way (Classification # 242) in honor of Rebecca W. Johnson by the fam- ily of Jeffrey W. Crowson; My Friend, You’ve Been an Angel (Classification # 242) in honor of Etta Love by the family of Jeffrey W. Crowson; Fancy Nancy, Bonjour Butterfly and Between Sundays (Fiction) in memory of Dot Pittman by the Gleaners Sunday School Class; These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to You Classification # 242) in honor of Irene Bass by Mary Lou Jackson; Heaven Is Real in memory of James Powers, Jim Powers’ father (Classification # 236.24) by Dal, Cara, Dallas, Evan and Katy Langston; God Believes in You (Children’s Easy) in honor of Brian Caldwell by Jake and McRae Owen; My Mom Is Great (Children’s Easy) in memory of Sylvia Johnson, mother of Reneé Thomas and grandmother of Kaitlyn and Seth, by Harold, Paula, Morgan and Grant Layton; Uncle Sam’s America (# 973 Juvenile History) and Michael’s Golden Rules (Children’s Easy) in memory of Donald McFayden, brother of Jackie Hayes, by the Friendship Class; Our Country’s Presidents—National Geographic Publication (Biography) in memory of Allen Capps by Mission Group #6; Violet Comes to Stay (Children’s Easy) in memory of Sylvia Johnson, Reneè Thomas’ mother, by the Hosanna Class; Just Call Me Mickey (Classification # 286.1) in honor of Dr. Michael C. Blackwell’s 25th An- niversary as President of the Baptist Children’s Home by Ted and Peggy Lanier; Telling Stories by Tony Cartledge (Classification #242.5) in honor of the church; Backyards, Bow Ties and Beauty Queens (Classification #975.6) by Bill Thompson in honor of the church; Lady Liberty (Biography) in memory of Charles H. Riddle, Jr., Juanita Riddle Sluss, by Joe and Betty Lawrence.
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