FBC Raleigh News July 8, 2019

Fannie E.S. Heck and Sally Bailey Jones were best friends and members of our FBC family. They were born into homes where they were loved and life was as easy as it could be in the late 1800’s. They worked together to help others because they believed that social service was “an intrinsic part of the missionary enterprise.”
Fannie Heck, at the age of 24, was asked to preside over the Women’s Central Committee of Missions in North Carolina and at age 30 was elected president of the national WMU. She is considered to be the predominant force behind the WMU’s philosophies and ministries. The personal contributions of Fannie Heck ended in 1915 with her death, but her memory and the results of her visions remain with us. I wonder if 100 years from now if people will still speak our names for the work we do and the sacrifices we make to help others?
There are houses to build, people to clothe and children to feed. It’s our turn to hear the call and follow their paths of service. Please honor these women and give to this offering.

Nancy Moore Phillips 
WMU President 
Regularly scheduled Church Conferences will be held on the following dates in 2019:
August 21 • September 25 • October 30 • November 20 • December 18 
WEEK AT A GLANCE • JULY 8-14, 2019
Monday, July 8
8am Step-up Ministries (FH)
5:30pm Properties Committee Mtg. (P)
6:15pm Finance Committee Mtg. (CR)

Tuesday July 9
8am Rex Mammography Bus for
State Employees (PL)
10am Staff Mtg. (CR)
6pm Theology on Tap (Raleigh Times)

Wednesday, July 10
10am HS Bible Study (Blue Rm)
10am Clothing Ministry Mtg. (CR)
7pm Choir Rehearsal (310)
Thursday, July 11
10am Thirty-Niners Depart for Day Trip
(return by 4:00pm)
11am Clothing Ministry Opens
11am Library Committee (Li)

Sunday, July 14
9:45am Adult SS Assembly (FH)
9:45am Sunday School
11am Worship
11am Japanese Worship (227)
12:15pm HS Retreat to Kure Beach Departs (until 7/18)
5:30pm Youth Group (6th & 7th Graders go to The Launching Pad)
  • Monday, July 8: Psalm 6; 2 Kings 5:15-19a; Acts 19:21-27
  • Tuesday, July 9: Psalm 6; 2 Kings 5:19b-27; Acts 19:28-41
  • Wednesday, July 10: Psalm 6; 2 Kings 6:1-7; Luke 10:13-16
  • Thursday, July 11: Psalm 82; Amos 1:1-2:3; James 2:14-26
  • Friday, July 12: Psalm 82; Amos 2:4-11; Acts 7:9-16
  • Saturday, July 13: Psalm 82; Amos 2:12-3:8; John 3:16-21
For the month of July, we'll be collecting school supplies for the Clothing Ministry to give out with backpacks for children going back to school. The packs of Crayola crayons will be kept to use for the Toy Joy stockings. All items may be placed in the marked drawer in the Lewis Lobby until the end of July.
School Supplies:
#2 pencils
Composition notebooks (hard cover or spiral)
3-ring binders
Safety scissors
24-count packs of Crayola crayons (please purchase name brand; others don't hold up as well)
DEACON ON CALL • July 7-13
Sarah David (336) 682-3695

Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 21 , for our Summer Social at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall! This will be a covered dish dinner, so we ask that all families bring a dish to share and a board game for after- dinner entertainment. Ice cream and toppings will be provided. We hope you'll join us for this night of family fun!

Come join us for peanuts, popcorn, and Cracker Jacks! All ages are invited to join us on Saturday, August 10,  at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, as the Carolina Mudcats take on the Salem Red Sox at 5pm .  A block of seats has been reserved just for us at $7 each, so let’s pack that block with FBC friends and family! It’s Marvel Super Hero Night at the stadium, and Captain America bobbleheads will be given out (while supplies last) when the gates open at 4pm. To secure your tickets, email Lynn . To pay for your tickets with a credit card, your options include the credit card kiosk in the lobby, PayPal , the church website , or the Give+ Mobile App on your smart phone. To pay by check, make it out to FBC and memo “Mudcats Tickets.” Come join the fun as we enjoy a baseball game as a church family!

Join us for the NC Baptist All-State Youth Choir concert on Friday, July 19, at 1pm in our Sanctuary. We are hosting the choir for lunch in the Fellowship Hall, and they will share some musical selections with us following the meal. This is an auditioned group composed of high school students who attend Baptist churches across North Carolina. These students memorize 15 choral selections and travel the state for one week every summer presenting concerts in different Baptist churches. This year, their tour brings them to Raleigh! We are looking forward to hosting them for lunch and a concert. Leah Reed was in this group as a high school student, and she now serves as a chaperone every summer. If you are available to help with the set-up of the lunch, please email Leah. We hope you'll invite friends and neighbors to join us for this Friday afternoon opportunity to hear some beautiful choral music!

To see their other tour dates around the state, visit the NC Baptist All State Youth Choir website.
Amelia Wade, Broughton High School rising senior, is working on bringing back GA & RA Buddies for her Girl Scout Gold Award. In last week's publication, you can read her reflection and more detailed information on bringing back this program that has made an impact on so many of our children! If you are interested in being a GA or RA Buddy for one of our grade schoolers, please email Lynn , and she will get your message to Amelia. Sign-up sheets will be included in Sunday School boxes soon. More details to come!

Issue two of the First Foundations magazine is hot off the presses and ready for you to read. Magazines are available in the Lewis Building lobby by the elevators and at both entrances to the Sanctuary. Feel free to get an extra copy for a neighbor who might like to know more about who we are as we continue to reach beyond our walls.  

This publication is a true labor of love and would not be possible without the hours of hard work by our editorial team, writers, and artists!  We are so grateful for all of our contributors - Pam Powell, Phillip Lingafelt, Chris Chapman, Jen Foster, Debbie Willmschen, Lynn Marshbanks, Trey Davis, David With, Leah Reed, Meg Dare, Anne Bullard, and each person who attended the church-wide Caswell Retreat! We hope you'll enjoy this beautifully designed publication, with the fantastic graphic design work of Angie Dickinson . A very special thanks to Jen Foster, Anne Bullard, and Pam Powell , for their continued vision and hours of tedious work editing the magazine! We hope you enjoy reading about nourishment from a wide range of voices from our community of faith.


Are you working on a project or just wanting to learn how to knit? Join us for knitting and fellowship at 7pm in the parlor on July 15 and 29 . Bring any kind of handwork project: knitting, crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint, hand quilting, etc. If you would like to start a new project, we will have patterns for items needed for the Clothing Ministry and Toy Joy. Email Mary Powell Rhodes if you are interested in learning to knit, so starter supplies can be prepared. All experience levels and ages are welcome!

First Baptist families and Weekday Preschool families are joining forces this summer to enjoy some summer fun together! Most of these events are free of charge and are aimed to be a time for us to reconnect with old friends and make new ones during the summer months.

July 17: Jack Smith Splash Park
Join us at 10am at the Jack Smith Splash Park located at 9725 Penny Road in Cary. This park features a playground, a splash pad, and a climbing boulder. Pack a picnic lunch and meet us there for fun and splashes to beat the summer heat!  

When you make a purchase through  Amazon Smile, 0.5% of eligible purchases (see conditions on the Amazon site) will be credited to FBC when you set First Baptist Church of Raleigh as your charitable organization. This will not add any cost to your purchase and works with regular and Prime orders. Amazon will give FBC a donation after each quarter (as long as it is at least $5) which will go to our General Budget Receipts. On your first visit to Amazon Smile , select First Baptist Church of Raleigh as the charitable organization to receive the donations. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation. If you are using an app, please note that you cannot make an Amazon Smile purchase through the regular Amazon app on your smart phone. Use any internet browser to go to the Amazon Smile website. For questions, email Wayne Hager.
Sympathy to Mary Burnette on the death of her nephew, Jeremy Burnette, who passed away Friday, June 28. Cards of condolence may be sent to Mary at 4705 Fargo Court, Apt A, Raleigh NC 27612.

Sympathy to Margaret Clary on the death of her husband, Jim Clary, who passed away Saturday, July 6. The memorial service will be Wednesday, July 10, at 2pm. Cards of condolence may be sent to Margaret at 232 Beachers Brook Lane, Cary NC, 27511.
Church Maintenance Endowment Fund
In Memory of:
Marianne Webb
Charlotte Warren Creech
Heck Jones Offering Fund
In Memory of:
Marianne Webb
Library Fund
In Memory of:
Marianne Webb
Mike Morris Fellowship Fund
In Memory of:
Marianne Webb
In Honor of:
Dick Moore’s Birthday
On Monday July 15 , from 1-3pm you may experience a problem communicating with the FBC office by phone and getting responses to emails sent to FBC email addresses. We are getting faster internet, paying less, and the telephone/internet service is tied together. Emails should not be lost but will not be answered consistently during this time frame. Likewise, we will not be able to answer the phone, and no messages may be left during the 1-3pm time frame.  We apologize for this inconvenience!   
Week of July 1, 2019
Current Week Revenue: $ 11,506.65
Month-to-Date Revenue: $ 110,788.33
Year-to-Date Revenue: $ 735,565.61
Month-to-Date Expenses: $ 117,361.97
Year-to-Date Expenses: $ 766,614.83
Heck Jones Mission Offering: $ 4,101.00

Do you have an announcement that you would like to include in the Rose Window Weekly ? All information must be submitted by Thursday at noon, to be included in the following Monday's edition. Just fill out the Google form in the link below, and we'll make sure to include it in next week's publication!

For any questions concerning the Rose Window Weekly , contact Leah Reed. Email Leah here!