FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-101 SOUTH WILMINGTON STREET-RALEIGH,NORTH CAROLINA-USA

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First Baptist Church celebrated 40 years in the ministry of Rev, John Prince in November 1997.


1999 IS "LOVE A POSTAL WORKER YEAR"

THANK OF THE WONDERFUL BLESSINGS GOD HAVE GIVEN TO YOU!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 1998 GRADUATES
POST-SECONDARY

ADRIAN C. BAZEMORE - B.S. DEGREE, BUSINESS ED. & MANAGEMENT - N.C. A&T STATE UNIVERSITY

GEORGE C. FLEMMING, JR. -M.S. DEGREE, INTERNATIONAL TRADE - N.C. A&T STATE UNIVERSITY

PATRICIA WARREN - M.S. DEGREE, CRIMINAL JUSTICE - N.C. CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

GRADUATES..............................................HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS

CANDANCE BULLOCK...............................................................SANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL

JOY R. COKER.....................................................................LEEVILLE ROAD HIGH SCHOOL

DONALD E. HARRIS, JR. ............................................................ENLOE HIGH SCHOOL

BIANCA L. JONES...............................................................N.C. SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

MALLORYE D. LOVETT.................................................................MILLBROOK HIGH SCHOOL

COURTNEY L. SMITH................................................................ATHENS DRIVE HIGH SCHOOL


PROMOTIONS

MIDDLE SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL......... ELEMENTARY TO MIDDLE SCHOOL

DUMAS HARSHAW,III ..to high school........................ FELICIA CAREY..to middle school..

ROBYN HICKS ..to high school...................... SHANISE HARSHAW..to middle school

RONALD McDANIEL ..to high school........................ YONNICK JONES..to middle school

JAMENIA MORGAN ..to high school....................... SHEGEE NICOLAS..to middle school

BRANDON MOSELY ..to high school............... CHINA WAGNER ROBERTSON..to middle school

JEWELL PENDLETON ..to high school.......................... BRITTNEY SMITH..to middle school

COREY SHAW..to high school

EVAN THOMPSON..to high school

TRACE YOUNG..to high school

ON TO A HIGHER LEARNING

Remember: With Godís word as your map and his spirit as your compass, you are sure to stay on course.


History of the Usher Board

The fourth great ministry of the church is "ushering." St. Paul, who believed in the pioneer of preaching, the importance of teaching, the ministry of music, also wrote, "Let all things be done decently and in order." (I Corinthians 14:40)

The Usher Board was comprised of a group of Christian Leaders, with a pioneer spirit of cooperation. These members were generous with tactful manners of approach in carrying forward the usher's responsibilities.

The mission of the Usher Board was to serve and assist the church in promoting higher ideals, to make comfortable all members and friends and meet their needs in an orderly and proper way in all activities of church programs.

There were no printed materials available to verify when the first Usher Board was organized. However, according to Deacon Mildred James, one of our noted church historians, ushers were present before the year 1904. These ushers were adult males who served each Sunday. Deacon James indicated that most of them had only one suit, so no specific colors were used. Today, ushers wear black during winter months and white during the summer months.


Mrs Beulah Jones' father, Mr. William Wright Jones was an usher under the pastorate of Reverend C. E. Askew. In 1936, Ms. Elizabeth Pugh began ushering in the church and served for forth-eight years as a member of the Usher Board. Children began ushering somewhere prior to 1979.


Credits toGloria Lovett

Copied from booklet "80th Senior Usher Board Anniversary" (April 13, 1997)


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