Lessons for FBC from Ralph Langley’s Life

Here I have copied and pasted portions of my address at Dr. Langley’s funeral service. I offer them to you in hopes that you will read them and remember important lessons for our church.

Your pastor,

Our world needed Ralph Henderson Langley. We all needed Ralph to remind us of how to live life to its fullest.  

In Allen Walworth’s words, “Ralph lived and loved and laughed large.” Read more
On behalf of the Ralph Langley family, I’d like to express heartfelt gratitude for all the cards, phone calls, gifts of food, time, practical help, and expressions of love we’ve received over the last two weeks.  Everyone at FBC has been wonderful. We value your support and prayer more than you know.  May God continue to shed His blessings on this church and its outreach.

In Christ,
Leanne Langley
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Celebration of the Lord's Supper
Sermon by Travis Collins
Luke 14:15-24

First Fellowship Worship - 8:15 AM
Music from the First Fellowship Band

Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Sanctuary Choir Anthem
In Remembrance - Red
The Young Musicians will sing
Amanda Anderson leading the music

No Evening Activities
Souper Bowl of Caring
A special offering will be taken at the end of each worship service this Sunday. 100% of the offering will go to the food ministries of HAP, MANNA House, and Downtown Rescue Mission.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Menu:  Chicken Tenders, Cheesy Potato Bake, Broccoli w/Cheese, Roll
Salad: Fried Chicken Salad
(Reservations for salad must be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.)  
Children’s Menu Option: Chicken Tenders, Tator Tots, Dessert and Drink
Young Adult Wednesday Nights
Beginning February 1
For 8 weeks, Travis Collins and John Lemons will co-teach sessions based on a book entitled Reaching People under 30 while Keeping People over 60. Don't worry, if you're 30-59, you will be included, too!

If you are a young adult and already attend on Wednesday Nights but are not plugged in anywhere, or if you do not come at all on Wednesday Nights, we hope you will make plans to join us for these 8 weeks.
Preschool & Children Ministry Update
The Preschool and Children’s Ministry Renovation Team (PCReno) began work in November 2016 under the direction of Ministry Architects.  After presenting their report to our families in October, Ministry Architects laid out an 18-month Renovation plan that will be facilitated by this Renovation Team.  Our first order of business is addressing specific things - like communication, volunteers and vision.  The team is shoring up communications options for young families within FBC and finding ways to share our Preschool and Children’s ministries with WEE families.  We’re also creating a plan to share good things in these ministries with our entire Church Family.  Volunteer job descriptions are in the works too, and there will be a place for everyone!  If you have any questions about this foundational work going on, please don’t hesitate to contact one of us.  And we ask for your patience and prayers as we seek the best solutions to enhance these vibrant and loving ministries.

Daniel Cook - Jeremy Del Greco - Leigh Halverson - Amy Harbarger - Ron Jackson - Megan McKenzie - Joy Moore - Nancy Moore - Jamie Richardson - Kevin Walsh
Music & Missions Family Mission Night
Wednesday, February 8 , 5:30-6:30 PM

Our children's Music & Missions groups will be meeting at HarborChase to minister to the residents through song and missions. There will not be Music & Missions classes meeting on campus on this night. If you are a volunteer in our Children's Music Classes you are encouraged to attend.
Mission Trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic
First leg: May 9-19
Second leg: May 19-27
Third leg: May 27-June 6

Team members needed for each leg of the trip, led by Dr. Jerry Graham, M.D.  

No medical experience is necessary.  Workers are needed for evangelism and witnessing as well as medical, dental, and eye glasses work.
Ministry Calendar

Sunday, February 5
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, February 6
Hallelujah Choir - 10:30 AM

Zumba - 5:30 PM

Tuesday, February 7
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 8
Precept Women's Bible Study - 9:00 AM
Writing Your Life Story - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Night Dinner - 4:45 PM
Family Outreach Night - 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 9
ESL Ministry - 9:00 AM

Friday, February 10
Night to Shine - 6:00 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
Sharen Barrett
P.O. Box 14187
Huntsville, AL 35815

Millie Anglin
P.O. Box 14187
Huntsville, AL 3581

Stewardship Report
Sunday, January 29, 2017, Week #18
Year-to-Date Goal - $1,692,152.25
     This Week - $65,345.13
     YTD - $1,748,135.81
Debt Retirement
     This Week - $1,016.00
     YTD - $36,438.57
     This week: $1,714.00
    YTD: $218,651.02 (includes matching funds)
     To Date: $ 820,560.53     
    (includes $250,000 from Trustees)

Sunday School
Preschool - 98
Children - 53
Students - 110
Adults - 589
Brookdale - 17
Guests - 69
TOTAL - 946

Worship Service
First Fellowship Worship - 563
Sanctuary Worship - 643
Total - 1,206
Aviva Alabama Hispanic Church - 34
Upcoming Opportunities
FBC will partner with Huntsville Hospital Laboratory to do Blood Profiles. The cost is $30 for the regular profile which includes Complete Blood Count, Comprehensive Metabolic Profile, Lipids (Cholesterol), Thyroid (TSH). The PSA for men is $5.00 and the CRP (checks for inflammation) is $10.00 extra. Pick up your lab form and pay in the church office starting February 1. 
Sanctuary Choir Mid-Winter Retreat
February 3, 7-8:30 p.m. and February 4, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The choir will introduce the inspiring music of Easter, including selections for the April Alleluias sacred concert scheduled for Sunday evening, April 9. Come and sing with us! New members welcomed for this incredible season ahead. Contact the Music Ministries Office for more information. 

Worship with First Missionary Baptist Church at Blue Spring
Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 PM
Sermon by Travis Collins
Music from the Sanctuary Choir (beginning at 6:10 PM) Pre-service Sacred Mini-Concert by the FBC Orchestra
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.
Weekend Minister on Call: 256-428-9457
Church Office: 256-428-9400
 First Baptist Huntsville
600 Governors Drive Southwest, Huntsville, Alabama 35801