First Baptist Church
23 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
Reverend John T. Fulcher, Jr., Pastor
Mr. Daniel Willson, Assistant Minister
for Family Ministry and Education
Mrs. Sarah Leamy, Director of Music
Marsha Garren, Administrative Assistant
Renee Fulcher, Financial Secretary
Mr. Baxter Jennings, Organist
YOUTH AND ADULT MEETING ON JUNE 9: †††††††††† If you are a teen, adult family member of a teen, or just interested in our youth ministry please join us after the Ice Cream Extravaganza in the Youth Room for a brief meeting regarding the future plans of the First Baptist Church Youth Group. We are excited about this summerís program and would like to hear your thoughts as we think together about what youth ministry at First Baptist will look like in the coming months.†
COVERED-DISH LUNCH HONORING THE WILLSONS:† You are cordially invited to a covered-dish luncheon welcoming the Willson family on Sunday, June 23, immediately following the worship service.† We hope the entire church family will make plans to be here to show support for the Willson.†† In order for everyone to be properly served, please bring a meat and vegetable or salad dish.† Dessert will be provided.
Itís a one day† local mission trip.
Mark your calendar for
October 12, 2013.
Check out the bulletin board
beside Reneeís office.†
More information to follow!
Grace Network is a first-stop center of resources for residents of Martinsville & Henry County where essential life needs are met by caring volunteers building a stronger community.† †From July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, Grace Network served 4,078 clients, providing $330,716 in services. 579 volunteers donated 17,024 hours, valued at $363,633, to
Thinking of VBS...
Itís that time of year!† If you are willing to help, please contact the church office.
ARE YOU SPRING CLEANING AT HOME?† Don't forget to bring your unwanted items to the yard sale room upstairs (219)
Opportunities for the Week
June 2 - 8, 2013
Sunday, June 2
† 9:45 a.m.†††††† Sunday School
11:00 a.m.†††††† Worship Service
12:45 p.m.†††††† Graduate Luncheon at Dutch Inn
Monday, June 3
† 6:00 p.m.††††††† Bus Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 4
† 5:00 p.m.†††††††† Instrumentalists Rehearsal
† 5:30 p.m.†††††††† Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
† 5:30 p.m.†† ††††††WMU meets in parking lot to go to Prillaman Farm for†covered-dish dinner
Wednesday, June 5
† 6:45 p.m.†††††††Day Care Graduation & Reception
† 7:00 p.m.††††† †Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, †June 6
10:00 a.m.††† †Bible Study: Psalms
†Our deacons assist at the paper trailer the third Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.† If you need assistance with placing your newspapers, magazines, or catalogs in the trailer, they will be glad to help.†
XYZ CLUB GOES TO SMITH MT. LAKE:† Our senior adults will travel to Smith Mountain Lake to take a ride on the Virginia Dare on Wednesday, June 19.† They will be leaving the church parking lot at 10:30 a.m.† The cost for the boat ride is $20.† Please call the church office by June 12 if you would like to participate.† Lunch will be at a restaurant in the SML area.
COFFEE HOUSE AT FBC, Sunday, June 16, 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, sponsored by the George Brown Sunday School Class.
SPECIAL INVITATION FOR CHILDREN/YOUTH SINGERS:† If any of you know granddaughters, grandsons, children of friends in particular about middle school age that would like to sing Lion King songs, we would enjoy their presence singing with us. You could email (firstname.lastname@example.org) me back with any possibilities.
WOMEN ON MISSION TRIP TO PRILLAMAN FARM:† On Tuesday, June 4, all three WMU groups will meet for a covered-dish dinner hosted by Brenda Hundley at the Prillaman Farm.† We will carpool from the church at 5:30.† This is always a fun event, so plan to attend and bring a friend.†
Our Mission Action for June is Hospice.† They need pill boxes, pill cutters, tissues, baby wipes, lotion and Wal-Mart gift cards.† Please bring these items to the June meeting and Group 3 will see they are delivered to Hospice.
† MUSIC &
ICE CREAM SPECTACULAR
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 6:00 P.M.
Hot dogs will be served as a church-wide
fundraiser for the Honduran mission trip.
Call Betty Minter if you can bring ice cream.
†Grace Network Updates
†††††††† Our food item for May and June is jars of peanut butter (up to 28 oz.).† Food can be left on the table in the Bell Tower Narthex. Please save your plastic grocery bags for Grace Network.† You may also leave them in the box in the Bell Tower Narthex.††††††††††
The Illuminator, draws you in from the first pages and you will not be able to
put it down.† This first novel of former Librarian and English teacher, Brenda
Rickman Vantrease, is set in late fourteenth century England.† It weaves the
historical figures of John Wycliffe, Bishop Henry Despenser, Julian of
Norwich and John Ball with fictional characters during a time in feudal
England where Church and King had absolute power and where the
pleasure or displeasure of a bishop or nobleman could mean life or death.
The hero, Finn, is a master illuminator who works not only for the Church,
but in secret for John Wycliffe. Wycliff was the first to translate the Bible into
the English language.† He was charged with heresy and his writings were
banned, but he continued to translate and preach.† †The heroine, Lady
Kathryn, mistress of Blackingham Manor is caught between the Kingís taxes
and the Churchís increasing demands for money.† To protect her sonsí
inheritance, she agrees to the abbotís request and takes in the illuminator
and his daughter.† Friendship, love, betrayals, tragedies and heroism
abound.† The reader is struck by how dangerous and fragile life was during
this period in history, and how blessed we are to read, worship and live in
freedom from tyranny.† Judy Epperly, library staff
Our deacons assist at the paper trailer the third Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.† If you need assistance with placing your newspapers, magazines, or catalogs in the trailer, they will be glad to help.† The profits from our trailer help local agencies and provide money for FBC mission trips