The Sentry 10-29-08 by taoyni


									         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 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-
                             Enjoy that extra
                                                               You can check
                          hour of sleep!
                                                            for more information.
           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,

                                            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- 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
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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