FBC Raleigh News September 9, 2019

Many of you have heard CBF Field Personnel, Marc & Kim Wyatt, speak about the Welcome House that they run here in Raleigh for refugees coming into this country. FBC is proud to be an Encourager Church, partnering with them in many ways as they provide the ministry of hospitality to people entering our country for the very first time.

For our church-wide September Mission Project, we'll be making Family Christmas Gift Bags for the Welcome House. Our RA’s, GA’s and Mission Friends will be joining in this project and will be collecting other specific items for these gift bags, but our adults are asked to collect the following:
Vegetable oil
Liquid clothes detergent
Large reusable shopping bags
Adult coloring books
Toilet paper
Liquid dish detergent (for the sink, not for an automatic dish washer)

These items may be placed in the marked drawer in the cabinet in the Lewis Building across from the first floor elevator anytime before the end of September . For further questions, please email Anne Cooke.

Regularly scheduled Church Conferences will be held on the following dates in 2019:
September 25 • October 30 • November 20 • December 18 

September 4, 11, 18:
Mind/Spirit Elective Sam and Melody Harrell, former CBF Field Personnel and current Associate Coordinator of Global Missions, will lead a three-week study on the Enneagram personality typing system. The Enneagram elective will take place in the Fellowship Hall.
Body Elective Meg Dare will lead sessions to get us moving and stretching, using principles of yoga appropriate for all levels. Participants are invited to join in whatever clothes they are currently wearing, and the use of a chair will be provided for those who need it. Join Meg in room 302 for this elective.

Menu Breakfast for dinner. Grits, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and cereal.

New Wednesday Night Schedule
5:30-6:15pm - Children’s Session 1 (Music)
5:45–6:45pm - Supper  
6:30pm -  Prayer time and announcements
6:45-7:30pm - Children’s Session 2 (Missions) and Centerpoint Electives for adults
Monday, September 9
8:30am Step-up Ministries (FH)
5:30pm Properties Committee (P)
6:15pm Music Made in Heaven (307)
6:15pm Finance Committee Mtg. (CR)
7pm Prayer Shawl Ministry Mtg. (P)

Tuesday, September 10
10am Staff Mtg. (CR)
6pm Theology on Tap (Raleigh Times)
14 E Hargett St, Raleigh 27601
6:30pm HS Bible Study, Helms’ Home

Wednesday, September 11
10am Clothing Ministry Mtg. (CR)
1pm B. Purcell Reception (P)
2pm B. Purcell Memorial Service (S)
3:45pm Works in Progress (P)
4:45pm Children’s Bells (307)
5:30pm Children’s Session 1 (Music)
6pm Centerpoint Meal Served (FH)
6:30pm Prayer Time & Announcements
6:45pm Children’s Session 2 (Mission)
6:45pm Adult Electives (FH/302)
6:45pm Evening Bells (307)
7:30pm Choir Rehearsal (310)
Thursday, September 12
7pm Band of Brothers (CR)
10:30am Thirty-Niners (FH)
11am Clothing Ministry Opens
11am Library Committee (Li)

Friday, September 13
MS Retreat; Camp Caraway (to 9/15)
Willow Run Retreat (to 9/15)
Preschool Teacher Workday-NCAEYC Conference
9am Mini Motheread Training (301)

Sunday, September 15
9:45am Sunday School
11am Worship
11am Japanese Worship (227)
12:15pm Donna Jolly Reception (FH)
12:15pm Outreach & Publicity Mtg. (CR)
6pm HS Cookout (Dare Home)
  • Monday, September 9: Psalm 2; Jeremiah 18:12-23; 1 Timothy 3:14-4:5
  • Tuesday, September 10: Psalm 2; Jeremiah 19:1-15; 1 Timothy 4:6-16
  • Wednesday, September 11: Psalm 2; Jeremiah 20:1-18; Luke 18:18-30
  • Thursday, September 12: Psalm 14; Jeremiah 13:20-27; 1 Timothy 1:1-11
  • Friday, September 13: Psalm 14; Jeremiah 4:1-10; 2 Peter 2:1-10a
  • Saturday, September 14: Psalm 14; Jeremiah 4:13-21, 29-31; John 10:11-21
Betsy Neal (919) 618-2637
On Sunday, September 15 , we will express gratitude to Donna Jolly for the thirty-two years she has helped lead worship at First Baptist Church. We will recognize her in worship and then invite everyone to bid her more personal farewells at a reception to be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following worship. As Donna retires, we give thanks for her willingness to share her gifts with us and offer her our best wishes for the next stage of her journey. - Dr. Chapman and the Personnel Committee

Prioritize wellness and give your lunch hour a healthy makeover! Whether you're new to exercise or a longtime fitness fan, this  45 minute  class will move at your pace and provide variations for different skill levels. Each class will be a mix of strength, core, cardio, and fun, so you can feel stronger, more energized, and ready to tackle the rest of your day. Start your fall season in a supportive environment, and add some energy to your lunchtime lineup!

Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays,12:30-1:15pm, beginning September 30 - November 20 on the third floor in Room 302. The cost is $10 per class (2x a week), or $160 for the entire 8 weeks.

To register for the class, please email Niki J. Torres .

Hurricane Dorian has descended upon us and presented itself as a situation that requires help and assistance in the Bahamas, Florida, South Carolina, and along the coast our own state. After a storm like Hurricane Dorian, people and families are searching for help and answers. God cares deeply about the hurting, and, as God's followers, we should as well. NC Disaster Relief volunteers are prepared to serve, including feeding, recovery, chainsaws, showers, chaplains, temporary roofing, child care and laundry teams, but they need our prayers and support. While we just finished collecting for the Heck Jones Offering (and we’re still not quite there), September is when we begin collecting for the NC Mission Offering. The offering has historically gone to Baptist Children’s Homes,  Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, Baptist Retirement Homes, WMU of NC, Baptists on Mission (Baptist Men) and CBF of North Carolina. This year instead of the usual breakdown, all money collected for the NC Mission Offering will only go to Baptists On Mission and CBF of North Carolina Disaster Response Teams to help our neighbors, both near and far. Coincidentally, the theme for the Wednesday night mission materials for our children in Missions Friends, GA's and RA's this month is ...”Who is my Neighbor?”

Pray for the comfort for those who experienced this storm. Pray for wisdom, strength and sensitivity on the part of those who respond after the storm and be prayerful in your decision to give to this offering. - Nancy Moore Phillips, WMU President 

Mark your calendars! This year's Toy Joy event will be on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Each Christmas, FBC distributes toys to the community through Toy Joy. Many lives have been touched through this ministry - not only the hearts of those in need, but the volunteers who give their toy donations, time, money and prayers for this ministry. More information about donating and volunteering coming soon!

We are looking forward to participating in the eighth annual Downtown Church Walk on Saturday, October 5, from 9-12pm . This year, we are one of seven churches on the walk in Raleigh’s architecturally historic district. All churches are within the city’s original boundaries of East, West, North and South Streets and in walking distance of Capitol Square. Our sanctuary will be open to anyone who would like a tour. If you are available that morning to be stationed in the sanctuary, offering hospitality to our community, please email Leah. For more information on the Downtown Church Walk, visit their website.

Jesus performed miracles on many occasions. Perhaps his most famous was the feeding of the 5,000. We cannot perform miracles, but together we can make our own “miracle” of feeding 10,000. Our Heck-Jones Offering gave us the funds to pay for the ingredients needed to make 10,000 meals, but that’s just enriched rice, soy protein, dried vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and nutrients. Perhaps the most important ingredient is the love we show when we package these ingredients to make meals to send all over the world, and we need your help.

Come join us on Sunday, October 13,  just after worship for a quick lunch (pizza, salad, and fruit) and instructions for jobs. We have 60 jobs for all ages and abilities:

Set-up helpers  - able to lift and carry large bags of supplies
Bag team members - those with strong legs for standing and filling bags
Runners  - those with energy to burn
Quality Control -  crucial jobs that allow you to  SIT and weigh and seal the bags
Packagers -  able   to stand to seal boxes of bags for shipment 

It will be a fun day, and the end result will feed many families who depend on our willingness to help those in need. Sign-up sheets are available in Sunday School boxes or by emailing Nancy Phillips with your name, number, and email information. There’s a spot for everyone, so don’t miss this chance to be a part of another FBC modern-day miracle.


Our Clothing Ministry is partnering with WQDR-FM/94.7 for a Halloween Costume Drive during the months of September and October. Those who have children that go trick-or-treating every year are well aware that costumes get worn only for a couple hours and then sit in a closet never to be worn again! Help us collect costumes for children in our community who might not have the opportunity to go trick-or-treating or dress up for a costume party at their school.

We will begin accepting gently used and new children's costume donations on Sunday, September 8, and will be collecting until mid-October. All donations can be placed in the donation bin marked "Halloween Costumes" at the back parking lot doors. For questions, please email Leah or Janie Carothers.

The 2019 Greater Triangle Area Crop Hunger Walk is on Sunday, October 27. Onsite check-in begins at 2pm, and the walk starts at 3pm in Historic Pullen Park on Ashe Street. The walk includes the choice of a 1.4-mile or 3-mile route. You are invited to be a part of the FBC team! Participate by being a walker, a donor, or both.

You may donate to the FBC Raleigh team here, donate using any of our FBC electronic options, or give a check made out to FBC with "Crop Walk" in the memo line. Money raised supports five local hunger relief agencies and the global work of Church World Service. You will be supplied with a tax receipt you can give to those who donate if they do not donate to our team online.
Register to walk :
Visit  this link  to register as a walker. If you walked last year, you can just log in to your existing Crop Walk account. Once you register online you will have access to a full range of fundraising tools. We will also have a registration table in the Lewis Lobby where you can sign up and we'll do the registration for you. Those who register to walk by October 1 will receive a free t-shirt; those who raise $100 online by September 28 , will receive another gift from Church World Service.

Join the FBC CROP Hunger Walk Team soon and help us address food insecurity in the Triangle Area and the world.
Sympathy to Patrick Simpson on the September 5 death of his wife, Betsy Purcell. Cards of condolence may be sent to Patrick at 3113 Charles B Root Wynd, Apt 141, Raleigh, NC, 27612.   

Congratulations to Grace and Charles Parker , 4717 Stanford Street, Raleigh, NC 27609, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 8.
Week of September 2, 2019
Current Week Revenue: $36,787.49
Month-to-Date Revenue: $36,787.49
Year-to-Date Revenue: $980,121.25
Month-to-Date Expenses: $14,346.40
Year-to-Date Expenses: $1,054,475.46
Heck Jones Mission Offering: $9,162.35

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