of Hope staff, FBC members work with orphaned children in Haiti
Staff from Harvest of Hope Family Services Network, Inc. and members
of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens spent seven days in Haiti
providing support at the Mission of Grace orphanage.
Tahirah Haywood, a recruitment coordinator for Harvest of Hope, a
state-licensed foster care and adoption agency and First Baptist Church
James and member Charlotte Jean-Jerome were in Carries, Haiti from
April 3-10. This was Haywood’s second trip to the orphanage,
where about 30 children from infants to teens live.
“I am so grateful for the commitment of the team: Tahirah Haywood,
Lisa James and Charlotte Jean-Jerome,” said Maureen E. Archibald,
executive director of Harvest of Hope. “These ladies gave of
their time and their resources in making this trip a reality. It was
very clear from the start of planning that they had a lot to give and
wanted the opportunity to shower the children with love. God is pleased.”
The three women were filling in for Kim O’Dwyer, head volunteer,
who went home to Canada for the holy holiday.
“It was a rewarding experience. The children were out of school
for Easter, so they were there full time. There were four nurses and
we were there to help them,” Haywood said. “My main goal
was to give each child individual attention because they were so needy.”
The volunteers organized activities for the children, such as drawing,
games, jumping rope and reading.
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FBC services on your mobile device
In addition to watching FBC services stream live from your PC or laptop, you
can now watch the services from your mobile device.
Click here to access the services.
to update your information
We have improved the
method in sending our weekly newsletters, announcements and pastors
corner. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to subscribe
to new mailing listings from First Baptist, such as the Women's Ministry,
Ministry, Senior Fellowship, Youth,
Young Adults and Marriage Ministry.
here and enter your e-mail address to receive an e-mail to update your profile.
Building Men New Facebook Page
ATTENTION MEN: The Men Building Men Ministry have created a new facebook
page. To fellowship, submit prayer requests, praise reports and find
out the latest ministry news, click
The Men Building Men Ministry still has their Wednesday
Worshipping Warriors call at 12:15 p.m.
The dial-in number is (605) 562-3000 Pin: 187108# .
up a sweat
Vigorous workouts - when you're breathing hard and sweating - help
your heart pump better, give you more energy and help you look and
feel best. Start with a warm-up that stretches your muscles. Include
20 minutes of aerobic activity, such as running, jogging, or dancing.
Follow up with activities that help make you stronger such as push-ups
or lifting weights. Then cool down with more stretching and deep breathing.
G. Wooding Ministry Blood Pressure Screenings offered every Sunday
C.G. Wooding Nurses' Ministry will be taking blood pressure screenings
every Sunday. Please join them
in the First Aid Room after
the 7, 9 and 11 a.m. services.
Bereavement information is now on the web
on what to do when a loved one dies is now
on the FBC website at
Pest Control Solutions
Pest Control Solutions is a certified company that specializes in
providing services for termite house inspections and termite treatments.
They also provide monthly pest treatments for general household pest
and rodents, residential housing, commercial buildings, senior centers
Pest includes the following: roaches, ants, crickets, fleas, flies,
bees, bed bugs, spiders, rats and mice.
P.O Box 7649 North Brunswick, New Jersey 08902
Business Telephone: 732-619-6966
Business Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Patrick Branch - President
If you would like your business to be a Business of the Week, click here to list your business in the FBCLG Business Directory.
Central Jersey Community Development Corp. Job of the Week
Park Borough is accepting applications for a dispatcher. Three possible
shifts: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 3 p.m. - 11 p.m. or 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. This
is a full-time, 40 hour, position.
cover letter, resume and references to:
Borough Clerk, 110 East Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park.
Roselle Park is an equal opportunity employer.
your credit card offers to church!
Pastor Soaries and the dfree® ministry
will be burning credit card offers at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 22, in
the parking lot. So, please bring
any credit card offers you've received in the mail to church on April
Annual Women's Retreat!
April 27-29, 2012
Theme: “A Light Unto My Path”, Psalm 119:105
Friday, April 27, 3-9 p.m. - Free
Health and wellness lounge at 3 p.m.
Evening talk show presentation hosted by Business Coach and TV Lifestyle Expert
Saturday, April 28, 9-3:30 p.m. - $35 registration fee
Guest preacher: Rev. Dr. Elaine Dr. Flake, first lady of the Greater Allen
A.M.E. Cathedral, NY
A seminar with Dee Marshall and lunch
The colors are yellow and gray. T-shirts
are on sale in the FIA Bookstore.
here to view the flyer.
here to register!
your legacy - Support the Capital Campaign
The FBC 75th Anniversary Edition of the dfree® Capital Campaign Catalog
will be available Sunday, April 29, after each service.
to pick up your catalog in the welcome center to sponsor a gift in
support of the FBC ministries.
You may also place your order online beginning April 29.
your business. Grow your business.
Excellent info, very useful!
That’s what people are saying about the last Entrepreneur Ministry
If you did not attend the April 11 Entrepreneur Ministry event you really
missed out on a professionally delivered 90-minute workshop about marketing
lead by Willie Mae Veasy and Danny Veasy, owners of Covenant Business
Concepts [CBC] and Chris Findley, president of Graphic Express. On
Skype we had Jamie McKinney, president of Marketing Presence.
The workshop was jammed packed with information about marketing, which
included developing your brand and understanding how to use the web
tools, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks to Eileen Marcial of LegalShield
for being our sponsor.
The next Entrepreneur Ministry meeting is
May 9. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with
networking in the Fellowship Hall. This is a free event.
report card time!
The Academic Excellence team is interested in knowing how you did
this marking period. Please turn in copies (no originals, please) of
cards, progress reports and any honors you have received since school
started this season. You can place them them in the box
in the Welcome Center on the right wall until May 13.
If you are doing well,
praise God! If you
help, Academic Excellence is here to help you!
For more information, e-mail
Patricia Williamson at email@example.com.
to lose some weight?
The Wellness Ministry is in the process of organizing weekly Weight Watchers'
meetings at FBCLG, but they need at least 15 people to commit in order
to have the meetings at the church. Membership is $42.95 a month.
Please e-mail Debe Davis at Debedavis1@comcast.net or leave a message
at (732) 917-4320 if you're interested in joining.
18th Annual Golf Classic - Golf for a cause!
The Central Jersey Community Development Corporation will host its 18th
Annual Golf Classic at the beautiful Forsgate Country Club in Monroe on
Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
This year's honorees are:
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and Winston S. Kirton, Sr., Counsel
at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
here to view the brochure or click
here to register online.
For more information, please call (732) 247-0444 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
fair - Calling all vendors!
The Scholarship Ministry will host its First Annual Craft and Vendor Showcase
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 2 in the FBC parking lot.
a vendor and want to participate, please call Linda Starks at (732) 296-0073
or e-mail her at email@example.com.
There is a $25 vendor donation
For general information, contact Phyllis Reddick at (732) 828-8427 or
Rain date: June 9
of "The Scroll"
Free movie screening of “The Scroll: Evidence of Life Unseen," a
collection of inspirational stories told by many great spiritual leaders
of our time, including Pastor Soaries.
These stories highlight the journey of faith, hope and perseverance that
led these individuals to positions of positive influence.
will be at 7 p.m., Friday, April 20 in the chapel.
Contact Heather Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 817-296-8970 for more
here to view a clip of "The Scroll."
Ministry Shopping Trip
The Scholarship Ministry is sponsoring a shopping trip to Woodbury Common
Premium Outlets Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The bus leaves
FBC at 8 a.m. A $35 donation is required.
For more information or to
reserve your seat, contact Donna Williams-Snead at (732) 828-2009.
Ministry Fashion Show and Luncheon
FBC Scholarship Ministry's 43rd Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon will
be Saturday, May 19 at the Pines Manor, 2085 Lincoln Highway in Edison.
The theme is "Fashion to Figure" and a $60 donation secures
your seat. Please click
here to register or call (732) 828-2009 for more information.
here to view the flyer.
Auxiliary Prayer Breakfast
The Women’s Auxiliary Prayer Breakfast will be from 9 a.m. to noon,
Saturday, April 21 in the Fellowship Hall.
The guest preacher will be
Rev. Kathleen Smallwood-Johnson, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church
in Cape May, N.J.
Register after each service in the Welcome Center.
A $15 donation is required.
For more information, contact Helen Daniels at (732) 843-6930.
of Hope 5K - Online registration is now open!
Lace up your racing shoes and start stretching! Come celebrate the gift
of family with Harvest of Hope! “Destination Home 5K - Be a Champion
for Children” will not only raise funds for Harvest of Hope Family
Services, but will raise the awareness of the needs of children entering
the foster care system.
This fundraiser will be at North Brunswick
Community Park, on Route 130 South, North Brunswick. On-site registration
begins at 8 a.m. and
the race starts at 9 a.m. Please pre-register by April 20 for $25
and reserve your free T-shirt. Kick off National Foster Care Awareness
month with us!
here to register.
here to view the flyer.
Network 12th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness and Health Summit
The Sisters Network of Central New Jersey, Inc. is sponsoring their 12th
Annual Breast Cancer Awareness and Health Summit Breakfast.
The event is at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Hyatt Regency on Albany
Street in New Brunswick.
The keynote speaker will be Rev. Dharius Daniels, senior pastor of Kingdom
Church in Ewing.
There will be free cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetic and bone density
screenings provided by RWJ Community Health Promotion Program; an "Ask
the Doctor" breast health table; free breast health and mammography
information; volunteer awards, entertainment and door prizes.
of $45 is required; seniors - $40 and children 12 and under - $30.
here to make your donation.
here to view the flyer.
in Action Bookstore - April event
The Faith in Action Bookstore will be selling Women's Retreat T-shirts
throughout the month of April. The T-shirts
are $24 each.
Attention brothers…c’mon out to a pre-men’s day fellowship
event at Brunswick Zone at 790 Rte 1 North in North Brunswick.
is $5.50 per game with a $4.50 shoe rental fee. Meet them afterward
for lunch at T.G.I. Fridays across the street at 985 Rte 1 South.
RSVP is needed for headcount. Please confirm your attendance with Keith
Harvey at email@example.com or (908) 531-7634.
Quest of Authentic Manhood - Men's Day Celebration
The Men Building Men Ministry will host their Men's Day Celebration
on Sunday, May 20.
The day begins with Rev. Darryl Webster, senior pastor of Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN, preaching at the 9 and 11 a.m.
services. And the day ends with the Biker Blessing in the FBC parking
lot from 2-6 p.m. The Biker Blessing is co-sponsored by the GoodFellaz
For more information, contact Keith Harvey at (908)
here to view the flyer.
Celebrating our multicultural heritage
The Tapestry Ministry is hosting
International Sunday on April 22 at the 7, 9 and 11 a.m. services.
will be multi-language worship and praise, guest speakers, an opportunity
to join the Tapestry Ministry
and international cuisine will be for sale in the Fellowship
Hall after each service for $7.
here to view the flyer.
dfree® is a movement consisting
of people who are determined to overcome the culture of debt and
attain financial self sufficiency.
all in the plan!
Having a financial plan, where you carefully consider long- and short-term
goals, may help to reduce anxiety as it relates to your financial
well being. A plan provides a sense of order and purpose enabling
you to feel in control of your life. Think about how anxious you
feel when you board an airplane, with a pilot at the controls, verses
when you get behind the wheel to drive your own car. Well, a financial
plan can provide a sense of order, giving you a similar sense of
control in your life. Moreover, a plan can also help you to stay
focused on your long-term goals and prevent you from making knee-jerk
reactions based on the current environment.
be a major obstacle to realizing long-term financial goals. All too
often individuals make important life decisions without
taking the long view. Take for example people’s tendency to panic
during times of extreme market volatility, cashing out at the bottom,
and then jumping back in when the markets peak. The old adage “buy
low and sell high is a timeless tenant in the game of building wealth
over the long haul. Renowned investor Sir John Templeton wrote, “To
buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are
avidly buying requires the greatest fortitude and pays the greatest
ultimate rewards.” Keep in mind that the markets, like life,
do not move in a straight line but rather in a cyclical manner. While
we have no control over the timing of these cycles, remain focused
on what you can control, such as you commitment to stick to your saving
and investment plan.
A well laid-out plan should incorporate
important family relationships. Consider a newly retired couple who
makes a rushed decision to retire
to a warmer climate, leaving children and grandchildren thousands of
miles behind. Regret soon sets in with the realization of not being
able to participate in family functions or being involved in the lives
of grandchildren. Additionally, there is strain on the budget from
unanticipated travelling expenses, to go back and forth to see loved
Important life decisions need to be carefully thought out, with
a plan that will provide a critical road map to get you to life’s
important destinations. Beware, don’t take a gamble on your dreams!
Judith Lee, CFP®