Wednesday Night, August 9

Quarterly Business Meeting

Program Organizational Manual update (Nominating Committee)

  • Increasing Leadership Council with two at-large positions
  • Update Leadership Council charter
  • Clarification of Ex-Officio  
  • Establish Fresh Expressions Committee
Conclude Discussion Regarding Cosmic Christ Image (Trustees)
Mosaic Cost and Contract Recommendation (Trustees)
Sex Offender Policy Recommendation (Trustees)
Children's area Renovation Update (Trustees)
Madison Baptist Association Messengers
Various Committee reports
Wednesday Night Supper
Serving begins at 4:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Cost for supper is $6.00 for adults, $3.50 for children.
Menu: Breaded Chicken Chunks, Potato Tots, Steamed Vegetables, Cheese Sauce, Roll, Dessert and Drink
Salad: Fried Chicken Salad (Reservations for salad must be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.) 
Children's Menu Option: Breaded Chicken Chunks, Potato Tots, Fruit and Dessert
Wednesday Night Programming Resumes

Children's Music & Missions
Bring your children to engage in an hour and a half of high quality, age appropriate, spiritually transforming music and missions experiences. Children need to be three years old before September 1, 2017 to participate. More info!

Student LiftOff
Students are invited to blast off in worship, Bible study, and be connected with friends from schools across Madison County. A weekly meal ($3) is provided from 5:30-6:00 PM. Student Worship is from 6:00-7:15 PM. Open gym for pickup basketball and games is from 4:30-5:45 PM. More info!
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Sermon by Travis Collins
“Scripture Eggs and an Ethiopian Chariot”
Acts 8:26-40

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: Awake, My Heart - Jane Marshall

Alzheimer’s Support Group - 4:00 PM in Room 114
Are you a caregiver of a loved one who has Alzheimer’s? FBC offers support group meetings the second Sunday of each month. These meetings are led by Deloris Funderburk, a certified and trained leader by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mosaic Worship Soft Launch - 5:00 PM in the Life Center

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
Children in grades 1-6 are invited to participate in Lego Bible Study. This year’s theme is “Parables”. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this study, contact Kimberly Collette at 256-830-8168.

Together for Life Class - 6:15 PM in Room 118
If you are engaged or have been married for less than two years, FBC Huntsville invites you to attend our “Together for Life” class to help you build a strong foundation for your new marriage. This 14 week series is designed to answer questions and spark thought-provoking conversations as couples choose to build their life together on the truths that last forever. Register on Mosaic!
The idea of having a conversation about spiritual matters is rather unnerving for most of us. So we are offering help through a four-week, one-hour workshop: Just Walk Across the Room. The sessions begin on Sunday, August 13, and continue for four weeks. 

Here are the schedule, the places, and the facilitators:
Sunday mornings at 9:15: Austin Boyd, Chapel
Sunday afternoons at 3:30: Fran Wilson, Community Room
Tuesday mornings at 10:30: Jamie Richardson, Community Room
(childcare provided - call 256-428-9411 for reservations by August 13)
Tuesday evenings at 6:00: Tom Houser, Community Room
Wednesday evenings at 5:45: Mary Kate Gygax, Community Room
Music Ministry Kick Off
August and September are exciting months as we start a new year in the music ministries of First Baptist.
Student Music Kickoff
including Praise Band and Student Choir

Sunday, August 27
4:30-6:30 PM

with special guest, Eric Mathis
Living Christmas Tree Kickoff

Wednesday, Sept. 6
Folder distribution at 6:00 PM, Rehearsal at 6:45 PM. All are welcome - come and sing with us! Childcare available.
All of these choirs have room for you or your children. Have you ever wondered what the view is like from the Living Christmas Tree? Are you looking for a good way to invite a friend to become active in our church family? Plan on becoming involved this year as we use our music to join in, “making a sacrifice of praise.” 
Ministry Calendar

Sunday, August 13
First Fellowship Worship - 8:15 AM
Morning Bible Study - 9:15 AM
Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Aviva AL Hispanic Church - 10:30 AM
Bright Star Community Planning Mtg - 1:00 PM
Children’s August Bday Party - 3:00 PM
Just Walk Across the Room Bible Study - 3:30 PM
Alzheimer’s Support Group - 4:00 PM
Bible Study in the Chapel - 5:00 PM
Children’s Lego Bible Study - 5:00 PM
Mosaic Worship Soft Launch - 5:00 PM
Together for Life Class - 6:15 PM

Monday, August 14
Prayer Time in the Chapel - 7:30 AM
ESL Training - 9:00 AM
Letter Writing Ministry - 10:00 AM
Zumba - 5:30 PM

Tuesday, August 15
Just Walk Across the Room Bible Study - 10:30 AM
Children’s Taekwondo - 2:30 PM
GriefShare - 6:00 PM
Mosaic Ringers - 6:30 PM
Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts/Venture Crew - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 16
Missions 3.0 with Tom Bassford - 12:00 PM
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
Children’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 17
ESL Classes - 9:00 AM
Children’s Taekwondo - 2:30 PM
Zumba - 5:30 PM

Friday, August 18
Fellowship Club - 10:00 AM

Saturday, August 19
MOPS Retreat - 9:00 AM
Median Adult Lake Day - 10:00 AM

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

Christian Sympathy
Judy Rollins in the loss of her brother, Lacey and Jon Sharpe in the loss of her uncle, and Ashley, Cara and RileyAnne Sharpe in the loss of their great-uncle, Gene Rollins

Stewardship Report
Sunday, August 6, 2017, Week #45
Year-to-Date Goal - $3,733,605.50
     This Week - $91,663.09
     YTD - $3,707,198.56
Debt Retirement
     This Week - $2,044.50
     YTD - $87,687.93
     This week - $8,063.36
      YTD - $366,534.80
      To Date - $968,444.31

Sunday School
Preschool - 93
Children - 73
Students - 109
Adults - 527
Brookdale - 16
Guests - 77
TOTAL - 895

Worship Service
First Fellowship Worship - 535
Sanctuary Worship - 629
Total - 1,164
Aviva - 42
New Approach to Local Missions
First Baptist Huntsville is partnering with community mission consultant, Tom Bassford. Tom recently spoke in Huntsville at the Cornerstone C4 Conference. I was very impressed with his approach to missions called Missions 3.0. We have engaged Tom to work with our church in helping to develop a more sustainable and long-term approach to community missions.

Missions 3.0 is designed to help churches move to a more sustainable work in our under-resourced communities. For more details about Missions 3.0 go to Tom's website, Significant Matters.
All are invited to hear an introduction to Missions 3.0 from Tom on Wednesday, August 16 at 12:00 PM in Room 118. Lunch will be provided, free of charge, with reservations. The meeting will last about 90 minutes with time afterward for questions.

After that meeting if you have a further interest in learning more about Missions 3.0 I have asked Tom to return to Huntsville to lead his 6 hour training session on Saturday, September 23 in the same location. There is no cost to you for any of the sessions. 

I encourage you to attend this innovative meeting. I believe it will change how we approach missions for years to come.

Mike Pearce
Minister of Missions

One Day Women's Conference

Saturday, October 14

Lifeway Van Ness Auditorium
Charter Bus leaving FBC
6:00 AM and return 9:00 PM

Cost: $75
includes conference, box lunch, and transportation

Dinner at Cheesecake Factory!
(Not included)
In a world where women can unfriend each other with the swipe of a finger, how do we find friendships that we can trust to last? Maybe by first becoming those kinds of lasting friends ourselves. 
Opportunities for YOU!
Taekwondo Classes for Children
Tuesdays & Thursdays in Room 118. Contact Master Mary Smith for more information at 256-509-3502.
Median Adult Lake Day
Saturday, August 19 at the Stallcup's lake house. Join us for boating, grilling, and conversations! Bring a lawn chair and a side or dessert to share. Let us know you are coming!
Dinner for Empty-Nest Parents
Friday, September 8 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the home of John & Elaine Dickson. RSVP on Mosaic or contact Elaine Dickson (256-797-4215) by August 28.
Weekend Minister on Call: 256-428-9457
Church Office: 256-428-9400
 First Baptist Huntsville
600 Governors Drive Southwest, Huntsville, Alabama 35801