FROM THE PASTOR
Thank you for all that you have done at First Baptist of Plymouth. We have a lot to celebrate. Your giving for 2017 was fantastic. We ended up with a surplus. Your ministry outreach was one of the best. Our youth took their first out of country mission trip to Guatemala and it was very successful. Our church provided a record number of Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. The Baptist Men collected a record amount of backpacks for the Appalachian Coalfields ministry. The Lunch Box campaign has provided numerous meals for school children on weekends. Our Baptist Children’s Homes has collected two more miles of pennies. Lives have been changed and people have joined our fellowship. Kudos to you all for your efforts in the Kingdom.
We celebrate on Sunday, February 4 our Office Administrator Danita Davis for her 30 years of service. She is one of the longest term staff members that FBC has ever had. Thank you for your love gifts for her. Danita is a great asset to our church. She keeps the wheels turning in all that we do here.
Baptist Men’s Day is Sunday February 18. The men will be in charge of the Morning service that day. There will be a breakfast served that morning at 7:30am and the Men’s Choir will be singing during the service.
I will be on a Kairos Prison ministry weekend, February 22-25 at Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor. I need chocolate chip cookies, prayer sheets, cards, pictures and contributions to support this effort. Dell will be preaching for me on February 25.
Bless you as we continue to serve our Lord in 2018.
Heck Jones Offering
We will begin receiving the Heck-Jones offering for WMU Sunday, February 4. Our goal is $1,000.00.
MARK YOUR CALENDER
- The Food Pantry truck will arrive on Monday, February 5 at 9:30 am. All help with unloading is greatly appreciated.
- The Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet Wednesday, February 7.
- First Baptist Church Youth Subway Night is Thursday, February 8 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
- We will have traditional Communion on Sunday, February 11.
- Ash Wednesday Service February 14 following supper.
- Baptist Men’s Breakfast will be Sunday, February 18 at 7:30 am. This will also be Baptist Men’s Day.
- The Deacons will meet Monday, February 19 at 7:00 pm in the Craft Room with Scott Smith.
Mission Action – Monday, February 5 at 1:00 pm at the Golden Skillet.
Helen Peele – Tuesday, February 6 at
7:30 pm in the Craft Room with Carolyn Watlington.
Laura McNair – Tuesday, February 6 at 2:00 pm with Elsie Duke.
Unity Circle – Tuesday, February 13 at 12:30 pm at the Garden Spot.
- The youth Super Bowl party will be Sunday, February 4 at 6:00 pm at the Chandler home. All youth are asked to bring a snack or dessert to share.
- The next FBC Subway night will be February 8.
- Sunday, February 18 the youth will have a Baked Potato and Salad Bar lunch. Proceeds will go to the youth Mission Fund.
- The sign-up sheets for Caswell and for the Mission Trip are up. Mission Trip dates – June 24-30. Caswell dates – July 9-14. Sign up deadline for both is March 25. Deposit for Caswell is $75; Mission Trip is $50.
WEDNESDAY SUPPER SCHEDULE
February 7 –The Gail Hardison and Laura McNair Circles have kitchen duty. The menu is soup and sandwiches.
February 14– The Trustees and Personnel Committees have kitchen duty. The menu will be meat loaf. We will have an Ash Wednesday Service.
February 21 – The Finance Committee has kitchen duty. The menu is BBQ.
February 28 – The Social and Scholarship Committees have kitchen duty. The menu is spaghetti.
The United Fund of Washington County is sponsoring a chili/spelling bee on Thursday, February 22 in the Fellowship Hall here at First Baptist. Tickets for the event are $5.00. The chili judging will begin at 4:00 pm. and supper will be at 5:00 pm, followed by the spelling bee. Those bringing chili to be judged should be here by 3:45 pm. All proceeds for this event go to the local United Fund.
FBC YARD SALE
The Annual First Baptist Church Yard Sale will be on Saturday, March 3. Items can be brought to the church starting Monday, February 26. If you need help getting your items to the church, please call the church office at 793-5026. No clothes please. All proceeds from the yard sale will be sent to a mission chosen by the yard sale organizers.
Thank You Note
Dear Church Family,
Thank you so much for your cards, calls, and prayers during my recent illness. Thank you to Phillip Ward for mowing the grass. Thank you to the Men’s Class for the poinsettia. Your many acts of kindness have been a blessing to our family.
Love, Charles Spruill.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
CHURCH FAMILY: The Family of Willie Beacham, Carolyn White, George Boyd, Wade Brabble, John Smith, Hope Stanton, Oliver Lucas, Pat Kost, Clifford Frymier, Austin Rogers, John Lewis, Barbara Peyton, Larry Nicholson.
OTHER CONCERNS: Our military and our nation, The Family of Jack Barnes, Donald Humphrey, Dr. Larry Watson, Diane Cole, Marie Perry (Aunt of Dee Gee Griffith), Wendy Conner, Curtis Kent, Sr., Bud Respess, Jason Phelps, Demetrius Gathers, Walt Hamilton, Elwood Sprouse, Alice Wilson (Mother of Karen Pruette), Essie Rath, Lauren Dymek (Great Niece of Beth Thomspon), Valoire Hassell, Johnny Swain, Hazel Jarrell, Olive Hassell, Albert Phelps, Mary Crews (Niece of Robyn Lloyd), Billy Daniels, Ben Proctor (Friend of Phyllis Faulk), Joan Autrey (Sister of Lorita Simonds), Jonathan Windley, Tim Keck, Rodney Rogerson, Frank Winslow, Roy Chappell, Linda Anderson, Billy Phelps, Louise Tooley, Jessie Cowan, Jared Phelps, David Denton, Rod Mumma, Holly Pierce, Linda Adams, Joan Harrell, Lynn Craddock.
NURSING HOME RESIDENTS: River Trace Nursing & Rehab Center, 250 Lover’s Lane Washington, NC – Pauline Humphreys #418, Roanoke Landing- Alice Dotson #209, Tim Elks #315; Tyrell House -Doris Wells #105.
Galatians 6:9: And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
LUNCH BOX MINISTRY:
We are currently packing 74 bags per week!! That means we are blessing 74 children who otherwise would not have enough food to eat on the weekends. If you would like to donate money please designate local missions/lunchbox ministry on your check or envelope. If you would like to donate food items – we are looking for foods that are Pop Top, can be eaten cold if necessary and are fairly healthy. All need to be purchased individually wrapped. A drop off container is right inside the glass door leading to the Fellowship Hall / Office.
Collecting food for our local Food Pantry is a mission opportunity. We have lots of volunteers from First Baptist who give of their time each week working at the local food pantry located on highway 32 beside the old DMV office. We have a food pantry box in the hallway beside the church office where you can place food items.
This fund is used to help in the local community and in our own church family with whatever needs may arise. There is always a big need to help with utility bills, gas and food. Giving to the benevolence fund helps us to continue to meet these needs.
MILE OF PENNIES
Loose change is collected each Sunday until we reach a mile and then it is sent in to the Baptist Children’s Homes.
It takes $844.22 to reach a mile. Thank you so much for your continued support of this ministry.
February 4 Celia Davenport
February 11 Shane & Crystal Lawton
John & Donna Gray
February 18 Rita Spruill
February 25 Bob & Ann Cody
Benjie & Nancy Rogers
PRAYER OF PREPARATION
February 4 Youth
February 11 Mary Kay Bradshaw
February 18 Jimmy Brown
February 25 Dell Hagwood
February 5 Celia Davenport
February 12 John Smith
February 19 Sue Smith
February 26 Shelley Brown
February 5 Super Bowl Party
February 12 Shelly & Tony Brabble
February 19 Scott & Caroline Chandler
February 26 Benji & Nancy Rogers
February 5 Gwen Mitchell
February 12 Brenda Bullock
February 19 Ann Cody
Luke Leary 2/1
Ahniyah Swain 2/1
Mollie Chandler 2/3
Andrew Noell 2/6
Judy Wright 2/7
McCaskey Brown 2/7
Hailey Grace Barnes 2/10
Lora Craddock 2/13
James Lyle 2/13
Scott Chandler 2/14
Crystal Lawton 2/15
Ron Thompson 2/16
Nancy Ward 2/16
Rita Spruill 2/19
Ashton Lyle 2/20
Ken Watlington 2/25
Jerry Rhodes 2/27
Faith Noell 2/28
Tony & Shelly Brabble 2/7
James & Leverna Copeland 2/12
Kevin & Robyn Lloyd 2/18
Mike & Debbie Holcomb 2/28