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JUNE 2019

FIRST WORD And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. GALATIANS 6 VERSE 9


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Missionary society ministry Missionary Colleen Sweatt, President On the First Sunday of each month, the Missionaries attend Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home, to worship, serve, and fellowship with the residents, families and staff, 1:15 P.M., until 2:30 P.M. We continue to visit the sick and shut-in members, make calls, and send cards. We often find ourselves ministering and interceding for our members, family and friends. Do know that God is faithful and He draws us closer to Him day by day. We thank you beautiful Mothers, family and friends for making our 2019 Mother’s Day Salute a success. We thank Reverend Dr. Frank D. Tucker, Sister BJ Washington and staff for the delicious meal, Deaconess Brenda Roberson for the beautiful flowers that adorned our tables and Deacon Leroy Bagley for his professional service. I want to personally thank FBC Missionaries for a job well done. Prayer: God Bless the Fathers in the world. Guide them to be good roles models and loving to their children. Help them to be Fathers like you Lord. Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way.

Happy Father’s Day Poem You have a loving heart and you’re quick to forgive. Always thinking of others and always willing to give. You’re a loving person who can see only good. You always do the right thing as you believe you should. A person such as you deserve a special award and recognition. UPCOMING EVENT: Queen of Sheba Missionary Ministry’s Annual Four Season Tea will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. The location of this event is Friendship Baptist Church, 900 Delaware Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20024, Reverend J. Michael Little, Pastor. We hope to see you there. May God continued To Let His Light Shine Upon You. Page 3

First Baptist Church Health Ministry “Health Walked” in Beautiful DC Saturday, June 1, 2019 Our hats off to our members who stood tall and strong to represent our church with and for the “Health Ministry” here at First Baptist.

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First Baptist Church Women’s Day RECAP By Sister Gwendolyn Davis First Baptist…… Let me tell you, our Women’s Day 2019 was a Spirit-Filled Explosion! The planning and preparation could not have been the success it was without my God sent Committee members. I am forever thankful for the humble spirit God bestowed upon each of them as dedicated, gifted and Christ driven women! Our Prayer Brunch/Talent Show on Saturday was more of a production. First Baptist members showed up and showed out as phenomenal talents depicting living legends and deceased legacies through poetry, song and dance which resulted in an award winning red carpet extravaganza having the Best MC and Song Bird ever, Sister Glennis Wade. The professionalism of our brotherhood and young men’s ministry; the cooking and serving of a delicious meal was nothing short of being a class act. Our servers, who was styled with light blue bow ties matching the beautifully decorated tables adorned with blue and white centerpieces and complimenting the slip covered chairs with diamond brooches made us feel like royalty. Our attendance was overwhelming and unexpected. We exceeded our expected count which necessitated us adding additional tables. Then, on Sunday morning, Sister Monica Watson, our powerful worship leader set spiritual oral as the prayers prayed, the songs sung and along with our speaker of the dynamic speaker of the hour, Sister Eunice Watson Cornelius, delivered a powerful word from the Lord on…… “Christian Women Leaving Godly Legacies in the Lives of Others” which was taken from Philippians chapter 2, verses 1-5! She stated, because our legacy in every life we have ever touched, our role as Christian Women is to be continued!!! Reverend Tucker could only say.... “Ahhhhh” ...his signature praise!! As the 2019 Women’s Day Chair I, Gwendolyn Davis, can only conclude that a woman is the full circle when Christ is the center! To God Be The Glory!

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“youth neWs, you Can use” By Sister Kareema Robinson HOW TO HAVE AN EPIC SUMMER Summer break is in full swing for our students. With all that free time, it can be easy to get bored really fast. So, here’s some ways to make your summer vacation epically awesome! Read a Book – This might seem totally lame, but you can use this summer to read some great books. Find a book on leadership or read to learn something new about God. There are tons of books out there that can challenge you to learn and grow. Here’s a few we really like: For Ages 14 and up: 

Barracoon By Zora Neale Hurston (The story of the last survivor of the last slave ship)

Dateable: Are You? Are They? By Justin Lookado and Haylee DeMarco

Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors

Teens Talkin’ Faith By Michelle I. Trujillo

For ages 14 and under 

God Chasers By Tommy Tenney

Every Day with Jesus By Charles Stanley

It Couldn’t Just Happen By Lawrence Richards

Learn something new – Take your extra time this summer and invest in learning something new. YouTube, learn “how to play drums.” Ask your grandma to teach you how to sew. Read a self-help book on how to create a website. Find something that you’ve always wanted to be able to do and learn how to do it this summer. Get to know God better – Invest sometime this summer into prayer and Bible study. Find a great private place, to listen to a CD with your headphones to worship God. Time spent getting to know God is never wasted!

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Overcome a Fear – What’s that one thing that you are really afraid of? Can you overcome it this summer? Can you force yourself to talk to someone you don’t know? Can you ride that roller coaster that you’ve been avoiding because it just looks too scary? Find your fear and decide to overcome it this summer. Give Back – Don’t make this summer just about you. Find a way to give back. Offer to cut the grass for an older neighbor. Volunteer to help clean at your church. Go on a missionary trip this summer. Find a need somewhere and meet it. Give back to those around you. Decide to help others this summer. These are just a few suggestions to making your summer one to remember. If you set your mind to it, you can kick the summer boredom blues and make your summer one that is truly epic! Our Girl Scouts participated in the Annual Cherry Blossom Parade on the National Mall and were honored to march with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Our GS Troops speaking with ABC News 7 reporter. Some of the older members of our scout troops went to see the play JUBILEE at Arena Stage on Friday, May 17th. The play was an inspirational tribute to the music of the world-renowned, Fisk Jubilee Singers. For centuries, this bold African American ensemble, born on the campus of Fisk University, has blended their rich voices together; sharing a heritage of suffering, strength and endurance. After the play, some of our scouts had the opportunity to talk with a few cast members. They were pleasantly surprised to find out that one cast member is a school teacher in Prince Georges County and an alumni of Duke Ellington High School in the District of Columbia. For those interested in a career in theater, cast members shared valuable information, on what steps they would need to take, to be successful in their pursuit.

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Our Youth Choir and Liturgical Dance Ministries were recently the guest of New Southern Rock Baptist Church for their 65th Anniversary of their Junior Chorus. What an awesome experience for our youth to share their gifts and talents with youth from other churches in our community. Brownie Troop 2911 and their leaders recently spent the afternoon at Medieval Times Dinner Theater at Arundel Mills Mall enjoying an awesome afternoon show featuring, Jousting Knights and their horses in an epic battle to become the Queens’ Champion.

CONGRATULATIONS TO: Jahmal Banks, a Junior at Bishop O’Connell High School who recently scored1320 on his ACT test, his first time taking the test. Tobias Williams Robinson and Chyna Holloway who recently performed in the “Lion King,” at the District Heights Recreation Center. Aubrey-Rose Wright came in 3rd place and received the Science Achievement Certificate in Chemistry. Aiyden Wright along with his team members won 1st place for Emily’s Recreation Center little league baseball championship.

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SENIOR PROFILE Age: 18 Birthday: June, 2001 School: Benjamin Banneker Academic High School

Nya-Simone Spann is the proud daughter of Deaconess Sheron Spann and Chairman of the Deacon Board, Thomas Spann. Nya is a student at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, in Washington, DC. She is very active in her community and has been recognized for her leadership and mentoring skills, along with her willingness to help others. Nya is the elected Vice President of the National Honor Society, a Member of the Math Honor Society, and a Member of the French Honor Society. She is also an active leader in the Fashion Club at her school. Some of her accomplishments include gaining a bronze medal on the National Latin Exam and being named an AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with Honor. She was named the “Most Outstanding Marketing Team Member” for the S.O.N.E (Sewing Opportunity Never Ending) rooftop fashion show, in which she was the spokesperson and co-directed the recruitment and training of over 30 models. She was also on the honor roll, Principal’s Commendation and Principal’s Honor Roll. Nya is well-rounded and has a passion for being active in church, business and fashion. She is a young innovator. Her unique personality and patience facilitates her ability to lead and work with peers, as well as adults. Other notable accomplishments and experiences include starting her own accessories business, called Simone’s Pieces, writing her own blog about being a young entrepreneur, being a member of the International Business Club, and being active around the church. On Sundays, you might’ve seen her singing in the choir, directing the choir, or dancing with the Spiritual Movers. She earned 350 community service hours throughout high school at the church, as a tutor at Howard Middle School, as a Camp Leader at Girl Scout Camp, and as a food insecurity advocate with APWithWE. HAVE A WONDERFUL, FUN-FILLED, SAFE, SUMMER VACATION!!

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~ JUNE Events 2019~ Health walk Saturday, June 1, 2019

Communion Sunday Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 10:00 A.M.

GIRL SCOUTS CLOSING PROGRAM Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00 A.M. to 12 Noon

Youth scholastic achievement Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 8:45 A.M.

YOUTH SUNDAY Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 10:00 A.M.

Father’s Day anD men’s emphasis Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 10:00 A.M.

Altar guild, tribe of Reuben and happy warriors ANNIVERSITARY Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 10:00 A.M.

BAPTISM AND missionary SUNDAY Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 10:00 A.M.

First Baptist Church 712 Randolph Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20011 (202) 541-5000 ~ Fax: (202) 291-2565~Email: fchurch@1fbc.org

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