Weekly eBlast
June 27, 2013

Children's Awareness Month 

During the month of June, organizations are encouraged to 

"set aside their individual agendas to focus on the bigger picture of children in America today, and what is being done to address their growing challenges and needs". (www.nationalchildawarenessmonth.org)





First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens presents Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2013.  This year's theme - It's A Jesus Family Reunion - is a family affair!  From the opening, Monday, July 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., to the closing, Friday, July 12, 2013 at 7:15 p.m., this year's event will focus on celebrating families and our familial connection to God through Jesus Christ.


Pastor Kevin Swann of the Ivy Baptist Church in Newport News, Virginia, will bring the word to the adults. Children ages 2-18 will study, play games, create arts and crafts, and be treated to snacks.  Rev. Dr. Deborah Stapleton, FBC Minister of Christian Education and VBS Coordinator, said, "The activities will close with culminating events that are not to be missed. Friday will end with two special events: the Lemonade Challenge, and the Jesus Family Reunion Closing Program."  Barbara Fuller, Lemonade Challenge coach explains, "The Focus on Youth Lemonade Stand Challenge is a business competition for youth to demonstrate their ability to plan, create and start a business.  These highly motivated young-people, who range in age from 8-10 years old, will be on hand Friday in the Fellowship Hall, to sell their lemonade.  Come out and support our young future business owners". 


Invite your family and friends to this wonderful event.  "Pastor Soaries wants at least 500 members in attendance," said Rev. Stapleton.  "Let's make him proud!"


Please use the appropriate link below for registration:




Next in the Series

Abraham is the father of Judaism, Islam and Christianity. He is considered the father of our faith. Yet even Abraham ran out of faith and did something dumb as a result. How could the role model of faith demonstrate such faithlessness? 
Abraham's experience teaches that it can happen to the best of us!  

But be encouraged:  a MESS-UP can be a SET-UP for a WONDERFUL FUTURE!  
Faith in Action Central (FIAC)

Are you ready to work?  Is the Lord of the Harvest bidding you to come? 
Come to the Faith in Action Central (FIAC) 
"Sign to Serve" 
Sunday, June 30, 2013 
immediately following each service
in the 
C.H. Brown, Jr. Memorial Fellowship Hall
Church members will be able to Sign to Serve on ANY ministry in the church 
Bundle of Joy Ministry

Services provided by the FBCLG Deaconess Board

Let us celebrate the arrival of your new bundle(s) of joy! 

How can we serve you?


For Newborn Announcements and Information, register online at http://www.fbcsomerset.com





...to the students who made the Honor Roll and achieved Perfect Attendance for the second half of the 2012-2013 year! 

For those that turned in their report cards and had their names announced for FBC Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, or both, please come pick up your certificates signed by Pastor Soaries and Rev. Nyle in the Welcome Center after Sunday services.
 For the list of names, please send an email to academic.excellence.fbc@gmail.com

Congratulations on achieving Academic Excellence!



The FBCLG Haiti Mission and the church, school, and orphanage in Carriès, Haiti, are partnering to hold the 

2nd Annual Vacation Bible School 

this summer.


The ministry is accepting donations of non-perishable food, arts & crafts supplies, games, children's T-shirts, and cash.  

There is still room for more mission volunteers who would like to travel to Haiti. 

Trip dates:  July 28, 2013 to August 3, 2013. 

If you are interested in either volunteering or donating...



 Contact Judith Alexandre at 908-829-4717 or kiskeya@comcast.net for additional information.



Fit by Default

Brought to you by The Wellness Ministry

Facilitated by

Andre' Farnell, Fitness Success Coach & Owner of Better Body Expert.

 Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens


 Do you find yourself starting a healthy eating and exercise regimen over and over again?  Do you want to STICK to a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PLAN? If you answered YES, then... The Fit by Default Workshop, is for you. 


  • Discover the roadblocks that derail many of us in our fitness efforts.
  • Create a new personal and powerful fitness mindset that fuels your efforts.
  • Learn the secrets to maintain your motivation to exercise and eat healthy.
  • Receive guidelines to help you select the best exercise and healthy eating plan that suits your body & lifestyle.
  • Learn how to make fitness a priority & a habit that gets done habitually.
  • Find out how to become a dynamic and more active parent.
  • Discover a plan of action to become fit and healthy for a lifetime.

To register for this dynamic FREE workshop contact Debe Davis at ddavis10@its.jnj.com. 

Registration ends June 26th, 2013.



is sponsoring Housewarming Project 

in collaboration with "Making it Possible to End Homelessness." 


This transitional housing program takes individuals and families from homelessness to permanent affordable housing. 

Sixteen of the units are dedicated to individuals who are HIV positive.  


Donations of new household items or gift cards will be accepted after each service through Sunday June 30, 2013


For more information contact Karen Randolph at ranoff4@msn.com. 732-241-5981.


Adult VBS Preacher
Pastor Kevin Swann, Senior Pastor 
Ivy Baptist Church 
Newport News, VA 23607

Staff and Teachers Needed!!!
Sign up June 23, 2013 during the Faith In Action Central Sign & Serve Event
Use the appropriate link below:
For additional information, contact
Deaconess Carolyn Earl at learl64875@aol.com or CAROLYN SMITH at rubyschild@aol.com


Special Announcement - New Technology
New Giving Numbers 
We have completed Phase I of the conversion to the new church management system, FAITH IN ACTION CENTRAL (CCB). As a result, giving numbers have changed. The change is effective with envelopes dated July and August 2013.  
This system will allow us to better serve our members and friends.  Donations will continue to be accurately recorded, and donors may log into FAITH IN ACTION CENTRAL (CCB) to view their personal and secure donation records.  
To do so, login and click Go to my profile (on the right side of the screen).  Press the Financial tab (halfway down in the middle of the screen.  Donors may view giving statements as frequently as desired.  
Any questions or concerns, contact Cynthia Holliday at (732) 839-2419.
Save the Date!
Guest Speaker
Rev. Dr. Cheryl Sanders, Senior Pastor
Third Street Church of God
Washington, DC
Save the Date!
AUGUST 9, 2013
FBC Parking Lot- Details forthcoming
The Pastor's Aide Ministry 
will hold the 
Summer Lunch Program 
Every Wednesday from July 3, 2013 to August 28, 2013.  
Activities and lunch will be provided
Register Sunday, June 30, 2013
after each service in the 

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

 The Faith in Action Bookstore!

*Summertime Sale: Books, music, travel cups, and hostess gifts.

*Summertime Reads: The Faith in Action Bookstore is recommending books to inspire you, your family and friends.  Check out the Spotlight book of this week; 

THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS by Isabel Wilkerson.


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