|Dear First Baptist Church Family,
We’ve all seen the heartbreaking images of destruction and devastation from recent tornadoes in and around Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The loss of life, homes and possessions is unimaginable. I was encouraged to see several people make bold statements of faith even in the midst of despair. It seems that many Oklahomans know that God is faithful and He provides comfort and healing in times of storm.
Those with losses must now begin the arduous process of putting their lives back together. That of course, means contacting insurance companies and FEMA for assistance. Although we are very thankful for those options, we know that in some cases, additional help is needed. As was the case after disasters in New Orleans, Haiti, and on the East Coast, the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG) Community stands ready to help.
In the next few weeks, we will call for those that can and are willing, to donate to a fund targeted for Oklahoma Tornado victims. If you or any of your relatives have been impacted by the tornadoes in Oklahoma and have needs that are not covered by insurance or FEMA please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (732) 828-2009 immediately.
Please continue to pray for those affected by this massive storm.
DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.
Please join us for the 7th Annual First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens Biker Blessing on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the church parking lot. This event, hosted with primary sponsor Goodfellaz Motorcycle Club, teaches young people the fun of biking and the importance of joining positive clubs.
“Teach to bike, not to fight. Teach to love, not to hate,” Pastor DeForest B. Soaries said during last year’s blessing. “We pray for unity and love that transcends today. Let it become a legacy for our children.”
This year’s event will include a rally to stop violence and bullying. For additional information, click here.
Our nation has recently experienced several tragic events. We have struggled to recover from the ravages of massive weather events and we’ve grieved over the shootings of
innocent children and adults. We have dealt with sinkholes and factory explosions, and we’ve struggled to deal with the realities of a terrorist attack. In the aftermath of these horrible events, we come together to rebuild, heal, and to pray with urgency, that our nation will move closer to God and His principles.
As such, please join me for the National Day of Prayer event on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens. This event, hosted by the FBC Prayer Posse, will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. On that day, we join people of faith in communities all over these great United States, in prayer and supplication before the Lord.
This year’s theme, Pray for America, focuses on Matthew 12:21, “In His name the nations will put their hope.” First Lady Donna Soaries, First Baptist clergy, and several special guests will lead us as we pray for our government and government leaders, the brave men and women of the armed forces, the business community, families, and more. The program will include special musical presentations and I will be the keynote speaker. If you cannot join us onsite, please join us online. The service will be streamed live on our website, www.fbcsomerset.com.
Refreshments will be served in the Rev. C.H. Brown Fellowship Hall immediately following the event. I hope to see you there.
DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.
Please join Harvest of Hope Family Services Founder and CEO, Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., at the North Brunswick Community Park for the Second Annual Harvest of Hope 5K Run/Walk “Destination Home: Be A Champion for Children”. This event, held Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 8:00 a.m., will serve as the kick off event for the celebration of National Foster Care Awareness Month. Join Rev. Soaries at the starting line and trophy presentation.
We are excited to announce that four-time Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs will again join the festivities, and the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness team will return to offer race participants the opportunity to win free limited memberships.
Please share this information with friends, family, and associates via word of mouth, email, and social media. We hope to see you there!
Click here for registration. For additional information, please call 732.247.1270.
Thank you for your commitment.
Maureen E. Archibald, MSW, LSW
Harvest of Hope Family Services Network, Inc.
Youth Game Night
Tuesday April 23, 2013
at First Baptist of Lincoln Gardens
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Come play Scrabble, Boggle, Chinese Checkers and More!
LAUGH! THINK! PLAY! HAVE FUN!
A HALF-DAY CONFERENCE
FOR SENIORS ONLY
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