Fernando Suarez, FBC member and Cuban refugee, who recently passed, left his camper to the FBCFO Baptist Men. The Baptist Men gave it to Hoa Hoang, a Vietnamese refugee, and her mother as her mother needed a place to stay. Her mother was sponsored by a church in Fayetteville, NC. Fernando helped Baptist Men with many projects around Johnston County, especially handicap ramps.
For our 130th homecoming, Spencer McAlpine of Breath of Life Ministries of Sunset Beach, delivered the message. Due to COVID concerns, we could not do our traditional picture on the front steps, but Ron Sloan, as always, served as our photographer and plans to compile photos into a banner. The choir and the youth band performed. Amerlia Vann expressed her faith in Christ. Happy Homecoming all.
All classes packed boxes for Operation Christmas Child during discipleship training time Wednesday November 10. Don and Laura Rogers counted the boxes on Sunday and found we packed 185 of the 200 boxes ordered. Pastor John Norman delivered the boxes to Beulah Hill church.
Teams put out pine straw, cleaned the gutters, blew leaves, trimmed bushes, and moved pews on Saturday November 6. The church is beautiful, all spruced and ready for homecoming! Special thanks to the Baptist Men, Building and Grounds, and all the kids and family who helped.
Amy Pardue Boone, the WMUNC Executive Treasurer and Director delivered a wonderful message for our 100th Anniversary.
Kay Surles gave the memorial recognition for Lessie Mae Vinson. Mary Keene gave the memorial recognition for Jerri McLamb. Diane Heritage gave the memorial recognition for Geraldine Barbour. Annette Langdon gave the memorial recognition for Jenny Temple.
Thank you so much to Laura Rogers and Brenda Barnes for all their wonderful work, for the flowers and decorations, and the sense of history in the day.
Thank you also to the Acteens, Jenna Champagne and Laley Norman for participating.
Thank you to the youth band: Amelia Vann, Allie McLamb, Katie McLamb, Riley Raynor (singers); Callie-Mack Adams (ukulele), Justin Champagne (guitar), and Daniel Pineda (piano) for another beautiful song.
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