Recently we were looking for someone…

Recently we were looking for a worker in the Special Needs Ministry.  So, we looked in the wonderful new database created by our Servant Profile. Recently we wanted to invite individuals to a conversation about Fresh Expressions. So, we looked in the wonderful new database created by our Servant Profile.

In both cases we found people who were ready and willing to serve! You see, to this point, when there was a ministry opportunity in our church we could a) Put something in the Messenger or Worship bulletin alerting people to the need; or b) Invite people we knew and we thought might be interested. While those methods are helpful; it is really helpful if we can invite people to opportunities that would fit their gifts and passions!


I’m inviting you once more to fill out our Servant Profile. We want to help you find opportunities for service that are, as my Dad used to say, “right up your alley.” Would you take a moment and click on this link to fill out the Servant Profile? (It won’t take long.) Or you could pick up a hard copy at various places around the building and turn it in.

Thank you so much for your service to the Lord through your church. And thanks for helping us…help you…find places of service that “fit.”

Your Pastor,
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Sermon by Travis Collins
"Puffed Up and Beaten Up"
Luke 18:9-14

First Fellowship Worship - 8:15 AM
Music from the First Fellowship Band
Special music from the Student Choir : ThriveHall and West/arr. Hamby
Family Dedication

Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Sanctuary Choir Anthem: Arise, My Soul, AriseWood
Music from the FBC Orchestra: Rock of Agesarr. Kirkland
Family Dedication

Foundations for Life Classes
Click here to find a class for you!
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Lunch Menu: Steak Burger with Bun, Baked Beans, Chips, Slaw
Dinner Menu: Hamburger Steak, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Bread
Salad: Grilled Chicken Salad (Only available for Dinner)
(Reservations for salad must be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.)  
Children’s Menu Option: Hamburger, Chips, Fruit, Cookie, Drink (Only Available for Dinner) 
Young Adult Report
Ministry Architects will present their report on the Young Adult Ministry on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. After this time of evaluation, we will put a plan in place to help our church and ministry progress in the coming weeks, months, and years. We hope you will plan to be a part of this important gathering!
Staff News
Myrna Boyd began January 17 as our Part-Time Network Administrator. She will work primarily with our Automated Church Systems (Mosaic) as well as our office computers and computer network.

Suzanne Hefner began January 9 as our Interim Children’s Choir Coordinator. She will work with our Children's Choir leaders on an interim basis as we continue to build upon our excellent ministry to children in this area.
Roxanne Daniels began January 2 as one of our Part-Time Receptionists. You will find Roxanne at the front desk of the Administrative Suite answering phones Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons as well as Wednesday mornings.
Elizabeth Hostetter begins this week as Interim Organist while we search for an Associate Minister of Music and Organist. She will play the organ in Sanctuary Worship and accompany at rehearsals.
Amanda Anderson begins today, January 24, as Music Ministry Intern for a ten week term. Amanda is a recent graduate of Auburn University. Her future plans include graduate school, and/or teaching music. Amanda is excited to be spending time this semester working at FBC and exploring opportunities in the music ministry. 

Father Daughter Dance
Save the Dates
Women’s Beach Retreat
Saturday, April 22-Saturday, April 29.
We will be staying in our favorite pink beach house in Gulf Shores, AL.
Cost is $45.00 per night (you choose the number of nights you stay) plus optional food costs.
Ladies Luncheon
Sunday, March 26
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Special Guest Speaker: Keri Collins
Student Ministry Spring Camp
March 11-15
Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center
Cost: $235
Langley Memorial Golf Tournament
Monday, May 15
Cherokee Ridge Country Club
Ministry Calendar

Sunday, January 29
First Fellowship Worship - 8:15 AM
Morning Bible Study - 9:15 AM
Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Aviva AL Hispanic Church - 10:30 AM
Student Music - 4:30 PM
Foundations for Life Classes - 5:00 PM

Monday, January 30
Hallelujah Choir - 10:30 AM

Zumba - 5:30 PM

Tuesday, January 31
Women’s Bible Study - 9:00 AM
SILK Meeting - 2:00 PM
GriefShare - 6:00 PM
Mosaic Ringers - 6:30 PM
Boy Scouts - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 1
Precept Women's Bible Study - 9:00 AM
Writing Your Life Story - 3:00 PM
Student Open Gym - 4:30 PM
Wednesday Night Dinner - 4:45 PM
Children’s Music & Missions - 5:30 PM
Student Supper & LiftOff - 5:30 PM
Women’s Bible Study - 5:30 PM
Prayer & Bible Study - 5:45 PM
Aviva Hispanic Bible Study - 6:00 PM
Orchestra Rehearsal - 6:00 PM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 2
ESL Ministry - 9:00 AM
Zumba - 5:30 PM

Friday, February 3
Fellowship Club - 10:00 AM
Sanctuary Choir Mid-Winter Retreat - 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 4
Sanctuary Choir Mid-Winter Retreat - 8:30 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
Park and Kim Mims in the loss of his mother and Meredith Mims in the loss of her grandmother, Mary Mims

Brenda Massey and Andra and Bill McEwen in the loss of their mother, Britney McEwen and Ellyn and Kyle Christian in the loss of their grandmother, and Emma Christian in the loss of her great-grandmother, Ellawean Massey

Family and friends of our member Helen E. Sockwell, especially to her daughter, Helen H Sockwell

New Members
Jeff, Julie, Jennifer and Jack McCain
15146 Lakeside Trail SW
Huntsville, AL 35803

Delaney Inman
3025 Twelve Stones Rd.
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

Stewardship Report
Sunday, January 22, 2017, Week #17
Year-to-Date Goal - $1,640,561.25
     This Week - $62,676.15
     YTD - $1,682,790.68
Debt Retirement
     This Week - $946.00
     YTD - $35,422.57
     This week: $1,209.00
    YTD: $216,937.02 (includes matching funds)
     To Date: $818,846.53 
     (includes $250,000 from Trustees)   

Sunday School
Preschool - 96
Children - 60
Students - 105
Adults - 595
Brookdale - 23
Guests - 64
TOTAL - 935

Worship Service
First Fellowship Worship - 427
Sanctuary Worship - 645
Total - 1072
Aviva Alabama Hispanic Church - 46
Upcoming Opportunities
Caring Talks
Our next Caring Talks presentation will be Wednesday, January 25 from 11:00 a.m. until Noon on “dancing in the rain – learning how laughter can enhance your quality of life”. Please RSVP to the American Senior Assistance Program, 256-382-0426.
Asking a Doctor About Sleep Disorders
Sunday, January 29 from 4:00-6:00 PM in Room 253. Special guest speaker, Dr. James Roy, board certified in sleep medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Topics include sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs, and the effects and symptoms of sleep disorders in children. A time for questions and answers will be available!
Writing Your Life Story
Begins Wednesday, February 1 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Parlor. For more information contact the Experienced Adult Ministry Office at 256-428-9403.
Fellowship Club
Friday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Non-members may call Sue Mauldin for reservations at 256-534-2368.
Sanctuary Choir Mid-Winter Retreat
February 3, 7-8:30 p.m. and February 4, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. We will begin preparations for our spring concert April Alleluias as well as music for the Easter season. Come and sing with us!
Weekend Minister on Call: 256-428-9457
Church Office: 256-428-9400
 First Baptist Huntsville
600 Governors Drive Southwest, Huntsville, Alabama 35801