Weekly eBlast
May 17, 2013

Harvest of Hope Family Services Network, Inc. provides homes for New Jersey's most vulnerable population - the children. The goal of Harvest of Hope is to recruit, train and to provide needed support to foster and adoptive parents. These prospective parents can also potentially be adoptive parents for these children when the need arises for a permanency plan, for those who are not able to return to their biological parents and when there is no alternate discharge resource for them to leave the foster-care system. Our mission is to develop a network of partnerships with faith-based, as well as other community-based organizations in identifying homes for children. You are encouraged to visit the website: www.harvestofhopefamily.com or to call 732-247-1270 and sign up to become a part of the solution for children.

First Lady Donna Soaries' 60th Birthday Celebration
hosted by the Pastor's Aide Ministry

Friday, May 17

7:00 PM

Rev. C.H. Brown, Jr. Fellowship Hall


All are invited to come celebrate the First Lady's birthday.


As a gift to the First Lady, you are welcome to make donations, on her behalf, to Pillar College (her alma mater).

Annual Spring Fashion Show
"Over the Edge, A New Era in Men's Fashions"
hosted by the Scholarship Ministry

Saturday, May 18

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Rev. C.H. Brown, Jr. Fellowship Hall


Fashion provided by 24:7 INC   |   Vendors and door prizes   |   Donation: $40


Tickets will be available after each service in the upstairs lobby. 

For additional information contact Lynda Ocampo Thomas at nanasboy@aol.com. 

FBC Men's Day Weekend
hosted by Men Building Men and the Music Ministry
May 18 - 19
The weekend begins with a concert on Saturday, May 18 at 5:00 PM, featuring the Men's Mass Choir, Bro. William McLeod, gospel rap artist - Wes E and other special guests. The Men's Day celebration continues on Sunday, May 19. The guest preacher for the 9 and 11 AM services will be Rev. Frederick A. Davis, senior pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church in Durham, NC. The weekend will conclude with the Biker's Blessing at 2:00 PM.


Haitian Heritage Day
hosted by the Haitian Ministry

Sunday, May 26


Come and celebrate Haitian Heritage Day with an afternoon of food, music and artwork. Lunch will be served immediately following the 11:00 AM service. Tickets for this event can be purchased after each service outside of the Rev. C.H. Brown, Jr. Fellowship Hall. The cost is $20. Monies will be used to support our work in Haiti. Then stay and enjoy a FREE CONCERT featuring world-renown Baritonist Pierre Gardy Fontaine. The concert begins at 3:00 PM.

Academic Excellence Announcements
  • We are accepting report cards from now until Sunday, May 26. Stop by the Welcome Center and place a copy of the report card and any accolades in the clear box on the credenza. No originals, please! If your child makes our honor roll, we'll announce the good news in June. If your child needs help, we are still taking applications and matching tutors with students. We want to see all report cards so we can help everyone achieve Academic Excellence. 
Lemonade Challenge
hosted by the Entrepreneurship Ministry

Attention all parents of first grade students to high school seniors! Two events are being planned to giveyouth the opportunity to learn the basics of business ownership and earn money. Classes start in May. Contact Barbara A. Fuller at (732) 435-1299 or bfuller@focusonyounow.com for more information. 
hosted by the Pastoral Care and Counseling Ministry




ConnectCare Alzheimer's Support Group presents a workshop on

Alzheimer's and dementia, conducted by Dale L. Ofei-Ayisi a licensed

Clinical Social Worker. 


Dale will help us understand memory loss, explain symptoms

of Alzheimer's and identify treatments and services available to

help you and your loved ones. 


The workshop will be held on:

Saturday, June 1

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, Seminar Room

CLICK HERE to register online or Call Deacon Bill Campbell at 732-839-2411.

Market Fair
hosted by the Scholarship Ministry

Saturday, June 1

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

First Baptist Church parking lot 


Vendors please contact Linda Starks at (732) 296-0073 or linda.starks10@yahoo.com or Phyllis Reddick at (732) 828-8427 or reddickpa@aol.com. The vendor donation is $25 per space. 

Refreshments will be on sale. Rain date is June 8. 

A Civil Rights Tour
hosted by the Senior Fellowship Ministry

8 Days / 7 Nights

Birmingham & Montgomery, Alabama

Atlanta, Georgia


September 13-20, 2013

Departing from First Baptist Church


Trip Includes:

*7 Nights Deluxe Accommodations

 2 Nights Stop Over Accommodations: 2 Nights in Birmingham, AL

2 Nights in Montgomery, AL; 1 Night in Atlanta, GA

*7 Fabulous Breakfasts (5 HOT BREAKFASTS in Alabama and Georgia)

*5 Full Dinners (1 Dinner & Entertainment at Medieval Times in Atlanta, GA)

*Guided Tour of the 16th Street Baptist Church

*All Taxes, Meal Gratuities, Admission Fee's, Luggage Handling Included

*Free Time to Explore & Sightseeing on own


Single Occupancy $1085 per person / Double Occupancy $775  per person

Please Contact:   (732) 828-1190  or (732) 985-3338


The Faith in Action Bookstore has new arrivals weekly for your May shopping. We specialize in Bibles, gifts, books, music, sermon CDs, and all-occasion cards.

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DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., Senior Pastor
Donna Soaries, First Lady