2017 Deacon Nominees
The Deacon Election will be held Sunday, September 17. Absentee ballots will be available in the church office beginning Sunday, August 27.
Deadline to turn in absentee ballots is Sunday, September 10.
Wednesday Night Supper - August 23
Serving begins at 4:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Cost for supper is $6.00 for adults, $3.50 for children.
Menu:   Pot Roast with Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans, Roll
Salad: Grilled Chicken Salad (Reservations for salad must be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.) 
Children's Menu Option: Pizza, Fruit, Dessert, Drink
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Commissioning Service for Mosaic Worship and Fresh Expressions Teams
Sermon by Travis Collins
“Don’t Laugh.”
Genesis 17:15-17; 18:9-12; 21:1-7

First Fellowship Worship - 8:15 AM
Music led by the First Fellowship Band

Morning Bible Study - 9:15 AM
Bible Study for all ages
Just Walk Across the Room led by Austin Boyd, Chapel

Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Sanctuary Choir Anthem
Within These Walls - Choplin

Student Music - 4:30 PM
with Special Guest, Eric Mathis

Bible Study in the Chapel - 5:00 PM
led by Joseph & Cathy Hicks: “The Four Stages of Life”

Children’s Lego Bible Study - 5:00 PM in Room 230

Together for Life Class - 6:15 PM in Room 118
RA Sponsored Food Drive for HAP
This Sunday we will be collecting food items for the Huntsville Assistance Program. Please plan to bring your food items and place them in the big black food bins which will be located near the East Welcome Center and in the Gathering Place.
Ministry Calendar

Sunday, August 27
First Fellowship Worship - 8:15 AM
Morning Bible Study - 9:15 AM
Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Aviva AL Hispanic Church - 10:30 AM
Sunday School Leadership Training - 11:45 AM
Just Walk Across the Room Bible Study - 3:30 PM
Bible Study in the Chapel - 5:00 PM
Children’s Lego Bible Study - 5:00 PM
Together for Life Class - 6:15 PM

Monday, August 28
Prayer Time in the Chapel - 7:30 AM
Letter Writing Ministry - 10:00 AM
Zumba - 5:30 PM

Tuesday, August 29
Just Walk Across the Room Bible Study - 10:30 AM
Children’s Taekwondo - 2:30 PM
GriefShare - 6:00 PM
Just Walk Across the Room Bible Study - 6:00 PM
Mosaic Ringers - 6:30 PM
Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts/Venture Crew - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 30
Student Open Gym - 4:30 PM
Wednesday Night Supper - 4:45 PM
We Saved You a Seat Bible Study - 5:30 PM
Student LiftOff - 5:30 PM
Childr en’s Music & Missions - 5:30 PM
Just Walk Across the Room Bible Study - 5:45 PM
Adult Prayer & Bible Study - 5:45 PM
Aviva Bible Study - 6:00 PM
Orchestra Rehearsal - 6:00 PM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - 6:45 PM
First Fellowship Band Rehearsal - 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 31
ESL Classes - 9:00 AM
Children’s Taekwondo - 2:30 PM
Zumba Glow - 5:30 PM

Library Hours
9:00-9:15 AM, 10:10-10:45 AM, 11:40-12:00 PM
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
4:00-5:00 PM
Family Matters

New Members
John, Ashley & Lilli Kate
9004 Whittier Circle
Huntsville, AL 35802

Beverly Livingston
7511 Clubfield Drive SW
Huntsville, AL 35802

Christian Sympathy
Clinton “Clint” White in the loss of his wife, Margaret “Gerry” White

Robert and Randie Jones in the loss of their daughter, Alan and Pam Jones in the loss of their granddaughter, and Joe and Frances Jones in the loss of their great-granddaughter, Caroline Jones

Roxanne and JD Daniels in the loss of her father, Jordan and Joshua Daniels in the loss of their grandfather, Kenneth Taylor

Family and friends of our member, Art Boyanton, especially to his wife, BJ Boyanton, their daughter Kelli (Greg) Ellison, their son, Russ (Nanette) Boyanton, and their grandchildren, Lindsey and Garrett Ellison, and Blake and Chandler Boyanton

Ken and Kristy Dunn in the loss of his great-aunt, Thomas, Wyatt and Harrison Dunn in the loss of their great-great aunt, Mytle Wright Dunn

Stewardship Report
Sunday, August 20, 2017, Week #47
Year-to-Date Goal - $3,905,865.50
    This Week - $80,887.03
    YTD - $ 3,883,892.16
Debt Retirement
    This Week - $1,558.50
    YTD - $90,640.93
    This week - $2,345.00
    YTD - $370,759.80
    To Date - $972,669.31

Sunday School
Preschool - 96
Children - 77
Students - 109
Adults - 556
Brookdale - 15
Guests - 72
TOTAL - 925

Worship Service
First Fellowship Worship - 465
Sanctuary Worship - 589
Total - 1,054
Aviva - 64
Mosaic Cross Necklaces
We are offering classes this fall to make cross necklaces using tiles from our mosaic. Classes will be in the Upper Gathering Place. Make one for yourself and commit to making at least 4 more which will be sold. You must attend both classes. All proceeds will go to our Mosaic Missions effort benefiting our local community. Please contact Kathy Ingram (256-428-9453) or Debbie Bell (256-428-9405) to register. There is a $10 charge to cover the cost of materials - paid at the class.
October 2 & 3
Monday 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00-2:30 p.m. (will not take the whole class time)

October 2 & 3
Monday 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 p.m. (will not take the whole class time)

October 19 & 20
Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday 5:30-7:00 p.m. (will not take the whole class time)
ESL Volunteers Needed
The English as a Second Language Ministry starts back this Thursday!
We are excited to welcome many returning students as well as new students coming to learn English - and we need YOUR help!
Volunteers are needed to help with childcare for ESL. Volunteers are especially needed in the baby room. This is a wonderful opportunity to help serve the many international students who attend ESL each week, even if you are only able to volunteer once a month.

ESL meets on Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 AM

Contact Mike Pearce (256-428-9448) if you are interested in helping with childcare. 
Sunday School classes or others are needed to help provide coffee break refreshments. Needed: Pound cakes or tube cakes each week to serve approx 100. Cakes can be homemade or bought, or money given for an ESL worker to purchase the cakes (about $45/week). Contact: Ann Smith (256-683-3213).
New MOPSnext Group
Opportunities for YOU!
Fellowship Club
Friday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Program: Installation of Officers.
Non-members may call Sue Mauldin for reservations at 256-534-2368.
One Day Women’s Conference – (in) real life FRIENDED
Saturday, October 14 at Lifeway Van Ness Auditorium. We will take a charter bus leaving FBC at 6:00 AM and return t 9:00 PM. Cost is $75 (includes conference, box lunch, and transportation). Dinner at Cheesecake Factory (not included). There are a limited number of spots - Register on Mosaic !
Operation Christmas Child Collection
For the month of August, we are collecting school supplies, including notebooks, notebook paper, and folders with pockets. Drop items off in the collection bins located at each entrance. Thank you for your support of Operation Christmas Child!
Upcoming Music and Worship Dates
Mosaic Ringers resume - August 22
Hallelujah Choir kickoff - September 11
Blue Spring joint worship service - October 8 (in our sanctuary)
LCT Retreat - November 3-4 (onsite at FBC)
Hanging of the Green - December 3
Living Christmas Tree - December 14-17
Weekend Minister on Call: 256-428-9457
Church Office: 256-428-9400
 First Baptist Huntsville
600 Governors Drive Southwest, Huntsville, Alabama 35801