Unimaginable, Unthinkable, Unexplainable

What if we were to attempt the unimaginable, shoot for the unthinkable, and ask God to do among us the unexplainable?

We talked about that on Sunday, and commissioned Volunteers and Pioneers who are willing to do just that.

If, as we commissioned them on Sunday, you sensed the Holy Spirit prompting you to get involved, we’d love to have you. If you would like to be part of the group starting a fresh expression (new form) of church in the recovery community, email Tony Antoine . For the arts community, email JoAnn Bugg . And to be part of the Dinner Church in Butler Terrace, email Joan Whetzel .

And please help us get the word out about the Mosaic service, on Sundays at 5:00, beginning on September 10. 

I sure am glad to be…

Your pastor,
Travis
2017 Deacon Nominees
The Deacon Election will be held Sunday, September 17.
Absentee ballots are now available in the church office.
Deadline to turn in absentee ballots is Sunday, September 10.
Wednesday Night Supper - August 30
Serving begins at 4:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Cost for supper is $6.00 for adults, $3.50 for children.
Menu: Lasagna, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread Stick
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, September 3, 2017
Sermon by Travis Collins
"Backsliding"
Jeremiah 3:11-14, 22

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
Anthem by the Sanctuary Choir: On Holy, Holy Ground - arr. Harlan
Ministry Calendar

Sunday, September 3
First Fellowship Worship - 8:15 AM
Morning Bible Study - 9:15 AM
Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Aviva AL Hispanic Church - 10:30 AM
Ham Radio Club Meeting - 1:30 PM

Monday, September 4
Labor Day - Building Closed

Tuesday, September 5
Just Walk Across the Room Bible Study - 10:30 AM
SILK Meeting - 2:00 PM
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, September 6
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
Living Christmas Tree Kick Off - 6:00 PM
Orchestra Rehearsal - 6:00 PM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - 6:45 PM
First Fellowship Band Rehearsal - 7:00 PM
Student Fall Retreat Info Meeting - 7:15 PM

Thursday, September 7
ESL Classes - 9:00 AM
Children’s Taekwondo - 2:30 PM
Zumba - 5:30 PM

Friday, September 8
Fellowship Club - 10:00 AM
Empty Nest Cook Out - 6:00 PM

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

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

Justin Kelley
275 Stone Hill Drive
Huntsville, AL 35811

Christian Sympathy
Family and friends of our member, Earl Noe, especially to his wife, Virginia Noe, their daughter, Amelia (Jim) Mathison, and their son David (Mary Walter-Noe) Noe, his nephew, Glenn Brown and his niece, Teresa (James) Bailey

Sherron and Ed Culpepper in the loss of her mother, Althea Prestage Culps

Stewardship Report
Sunday, August 27, 2017, Week #48
Year-to-Date Goal - $3,991,995.50
Offering
    This Week - $62,182.72
    YTD - $3,946,074.88
Debt Retirement
    This Week - $1,424.50
    YTD - $92,065.43
Mosaic:
    This week - $1,715.00
    YTD - $372,474.80
    To Date - $974,384.31

Attendance
Sunday School
Preschool - 100
Children - 72
Students - 108
Adults - 600
Brookdale - 16
Guests - 62
TOTAL - 958

Worship Service
First Fellowship Worship - 438
Sanctuary Worship - 580
Total - 1,018
Aviva - 52
Student Ministry Tailgates
We are embarking on TAILGATE season at our local high school games. We start with two straight weeks hitting four of the big games. Yes, you read that right. That's more tailgates than the number of weeks. We have one this Friday at Buckhorn. Then on September 8, we are hitting three different games. Help is needed!

How can you help with tailgates?
If you're a student , invite friends and come. Make this engagement of your church with your school an opportunity to connect friends in a safe environment.

If you're an adult, parent or family , come and enjoy. If you want to help, contact Wayne Westerhouse or Hallie McDavid . If you go to the games and have a group of folks you sit with, invite them to the tailgate.

September 1
Hazel Green at Buckhorn

September 8
James Clemens v Bob Jones (Madison City Stadium)
Grissom v Huntsville High (Milton Frank Stadium)
Westminster at Randolph
Ministry Architects Vision Summit Retreat
September 15-16

All Renovation Teams as well as church members who are involved in Preschool Ministry, Children's Ministry, Student Ministry, and Young Adult Ministry are invited to participate in a "Vision Summit" led by Ministry Architects, Chris, Melissa, and Hank. Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend at least two sessions.

Friday, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday, 8:30am-11:30am
Saturday, 12:30pm-3:30pm

The summit will build clarity and consensus through a fun, positive process. We will come out of the process with four documents pertaining to each ministry:
  • Mission Statement
  • Values
  • 3 year goals
  • Organizational Chart

Snacks and drinks are provided at each session. Lunch will be provided for those who do both Saturday sessions and register on Mosaic. Childcare will be provided for those who register on Mosaic.
Women's Ministry Events
There is still time to sign up for the women's Bible study led by Keri Collins!

The Great House of God by Max Lucado
Mondays beginning September 11
11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Room 321

God’s greatest desire is to be your dwelling place. The home for your heart. He doesn’t want to be merely a weekend getaway. Using the Lord’s Prayer as a floor plan, bestselling author Max Lucado takes you on a tour of the home God intended for you.

Book cost is $15
Our women's game night last June was so much fun we're doing it again!

Thursday, September 21
6:00-8:00 PM in Room 118

All Young, Median, and Experienced Adult ladies are invited! Bring your favorite board game and a snack to share and join us for a night of fun and games!
One Day Women’s Conference

Saturday, October 14
Lifeway Van Ness Auditorium
Nashville, TN

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 so register today!
Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering
Week of Prayer
for State Missions
September 10-17

The Week of Prayer for State Missions is a concentrated time of prayer where churches all over the state are praying together, in Jesus’ name, for a powerful movement of God through various Great Commission Ministries of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union.

A special offering will be taken during the month of September to support these ministries.

Church Goal: $30,000
Flu Shots Coming Soon
Flu and Pneumonia Shots
Administered by Walgreens Pharmacists

Wednesday, September 20
3:00-6:00 PM in Room 118

Please bring ID and insurance cards. The flu shot and pneumonia shot will be covered for anyone with Federal Blue Cross or Medicare. For those without insurance, the cost is outlined below:

Standard flu and preservative free: $25.99
High Dose Flu: $57
Flu Quadrivalent: $37
Pneumonia (Pneumovax): $105
Pneumonia (Prevnar 13): $210

Contact Lisa Wilson in the church office to register: lisa@fbchsv.org, 256-428-9408
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.
Mommy Time
Tuesday, September 19 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room. If you are a mother of a preschooler, this is a night for you! Meet other moms, enjoy fellowship, and a meal! Childcare is available - call 256-428-9411. Register on Mosaic!
HAPC Class
The Spiritual Care of Family Care Givers for Those with Physical or Cognitive Decline or Mental Illness” will be presented by the HAPC School of Applied Ministry on Tuesday, September 12 from 6:00-8:30 (supper and registration at 5:30) in the Community Room. Presenters: Dr. Willie Brunetti and Dr. Elizabeth Hall. For more information or to register: malmcarl@hotmail.com or 256 883-6539.
Upcoming Music and Worship Dates
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