Announcement for Sunday, November 29, 2020


November 21, 2020 12:00am

Contact: Les Ballard | p 757-365-0952 e


Share His Story

Donate God's Word

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:8-11, KJV)

As believers in Jesus Christ, you and I have the greatest story in the world to tell––the story of a Savior who came to earth to save mankind.

This time of year, the world can tempt us to get caught up in all of the commercial aspects of this holiday. But you and I know the real reason for Christmas.

We are pleased to announce that our church is partnering with The Gideons International this Christmas to share the greatest story of all––the story of Jesus.

It’s called Birthday for Jesus, an opportunity our church offers you to celebrate Christ’s birth by donating Bibles around the world in His honor.


To participate in this opportunity to touch lives with the Gospel, please take one of the donation envelopes, located in the vestibule and by the Sunday School Desk, fill it out, and include the amount you wish to donate to The Gideons International in honor of Jesus’ birth. Your donation will help provide for the placement and distribution of Scriptures in some 200 countries, territories, and possessions throughout the world.

Inside the envelope you’ll find a decorative ornament that is yours to keep. You can hang it on your Christmas tree, or display it wherever you like, as a reminder to pray for those who will encounter the Scriptures you are providing.

Isaiah 55:11 tells us God’s Word does not return void. Please pray for those who receive these Scriptures, knowing somewhere in the world, a man, woman, boy, or girl, will receive a copy of God’s Word that you helped provide. Pray also for lives to be changed as they read the story of Jesus Christ and receive Him as Lord and Savior.

Please fill out the envelope, enclose your donation or credit card information, and place the envelope in the church collection basket. Birthday for Jesus collections by our church will be taken through Thursday, December 31.


You may also donate online, at That’s Birthday for Jesus dot org. If you donate online, be sure to select "INSTITUTION DONATION," and enter the following information under "Donor Information."

ORGANIZATION NAME:  Smithfield Baptist Church
ADDRESS:   100 Wainwright BLVD.
CITY:  Smithfield
ZIP CODE:  23430
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Thank you. And may God bless you and your family this Christmas season.

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