Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7 is Sabbath Week. We will NOT have any church activities or services. 
Old Books, New Looks:
A Simple Survey of the Old Testament

July 12, 19 & 26
Wednesday Lunch
Serving begins at 11:45 AM in the Fellowship Hall
Bible Study will conclude by 12:45 PM
Cost for lunch is $6.00 for adults, $3.50 for children

We’ll Talk About...
  • How the Bible all fits together
  • Principles of reading and interpreting the Old Testament
  • What such ancient books mean to us

Invite people who work in the area - there will be no charge for their first lunch! This is a perfect lunch break opportunity!

Childcare is provided
This is in lieu of Wednesday Night Dinner and Bible Study.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Sermon by John Lemons
We Believe Series - We Believe in the Church
2 Corinthians 5:14-21

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

Morning Bible Study - 9:15 AM
Bible Study for all ages

Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Anthem by the Sanctuary Choir : The Church's One Foundation - arr. Parker
Solo by Amanda Anderson

Alzheimer's Support Group
4:00 PM in the Community Room
Call Weekend for Associate Minister of Music and Organist
On Sunday, July 16 we welcome a candidate here in view of a call as Associate Minister of Music and Organist. Following both morning services, we will have a called business meeting to vote on this candidate. You will learn the name and more information in next week’s Messenger. Information will also be shared next Wednesday night. These are exciting days at FBC!
Ministry Calendar

Sunday, July 9
First Fellowship Worship - 8:15 AM
Morning Bible Study - 9:15 AM
Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Aviva AL Hispanic Church - 10:30 AM
Children's July Bday Party - 3:00 PM
Alzheimer's Support Group - 4:00 PM

Monday, July 10
Prayer Time in the Chapel - 7:30 AM
Music Camp - 9:00 AM
Letter Writing - 10:00 AM
Mosaic Cross Necklace Class - 1:00 PM
Encore! - 2:00 PM
Zumba - 5:30 PM
Deacons Meeting - 6:00 PM
Mosaic Cross Necklace Class - 6:00 PM
Young Adult Men's Night - 6:30 PM
EPIC Student Bible Study - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, July 11
Music Camp - 9:00 AM
Mosaic Cross Necklace Class - 1:00 PM
Encore! - 2:00 PM
College Class Volleyball - 5:00 PM
Mosaic Cross Necklace Class - 6:00 PM
College Bible Study - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 12
Music Camp - 9:00 AM
Wednesday Lunch & Bible Study - 11:45 AM
Student Wacky Wednesdays - 1:00 PM
Encore! - 2:00 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, July 13
Music Camp - 9:00 AM
Encore! - 2:00 PM
Zumba - 5:30 PM

Friday, July 14
Music Camp - 9:00 AM
Encore! - 2:00 PM
Music Camp Final Presentation - 6:00 PM

Saturday, July 15
Youth Group Reunion - 9:00 AM
Student Family Day at the Lake - 10:00 AM

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 
Closed on Wednesdays for the month of July
Family Matters

Christian Sympathy
R.D. and Dathern Moon in the loss of his sister, Doris Moon Lankster in the loss of his sister-in-law, Annette Moon in the loss of his niece, Cindy Moon Gransky.

New Members
Matt & Jana Conover
222 Legacy Park Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806

Stewardship Report
Sunday, July 2, 2017, Week #40
Year-to-Date Goal - $3,399,003.50
Offering
     This Week - $77,438.67
     YTD - $3,368,367.24
Debt Retirement
     This Week - $1,562.00
     YTD - $80,455.43
Mosaic:
     This week: $38,873.50 (includes matching funds)
      YTD: $347,252.44
     To Date: $949,161.95

Attendance
Sunday School
Preschool - 106
Children - 48
Students - 62
Adults - 554
Brookdale - 19
Guests - 54
TOTAL - 824

Worship Service
First Fellowship Worship - 463
Sanctuary Worship - 573
Total - 936
Aviva - 49
Student Ministry
We had a fantastic mission experience in the City of Brotherly Love. Our entire church should be as proud of our students as I am --- and I think our church is!

We are a part of a church that wonderfully supports students being the hands and feet of Christ. Financial resources are always readily available to make ministry opportunities possible. These resources are seen in designations from our FBC Mission and First Baptist Foundation to people giving scholarships to enable every student desiring to go can actually go. Prayer bags with notes and lots of goodies were waiting to be grabbed by all participants on our Saturday departure day. First Baptist Huntsville's generosity makes ministry and thus discipleship a reality.

Jamie Mackey
Minister to Students
7th Grade Family Dinner
Tuesday, July 11 at 6:00 PM
At the home of Jamie and Hope Mackey
Please register on Mosaic
Family Day at the Lake
Saturday, July 15
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Stallcup's Lake Place

Come and enjoy a great day on the lake!

No cost

Even Grades (8 - 10 -12) bring side dishes
Odd Grades (7 - 9 - 11) bring desserts
All bring drinks

Church provides burgers, hot dogs, chicken and paper goods.

Registration Deadline - Thursday, July 13.
End of Summer Fun Trip
to Atlanta
July 29-30
Six Flags
Attending the historical church of Martin Luther King on Sunday
Much More!

Cost: $115 a person
(includes transportation, hotel, and activities)

Church Wide Picnic

SAVE THE DATE

Promotion Sunday is August 6
To celebrate a new church year we have reserved the Monte Sano Lodge for a
church wide picnic
and day of fun and fellowship with one another!

Sunday, August 6 will be casual Sunday so come dressed for the picnic! The lodge will be available to use on this day starting at 10:00 a.m. Groups may choose to have Sunday Morning Bible Study on the mountain or come up as your schedule allows.

BBQ lunch will be served (or you may choose to bring a lunch of your choice) as well as opportunities to hike, play games, and hear music!

More details to come but - SAVE THE DATE - Sunday, August 6!!!
Social Media Class
Social Media Class
Led by JD Daniels

Sunday, July 30
4:00 PM in Room 254
Upcoming Bible Studies
Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Nights
5:30-7:30 PM in Room 252
August 16 - September 27  
Sign up on Mosaic beginning July 10

In this 7-session Bible study, Lisa-Jo Baker and friends explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend - it's how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.

More Info
Women's Bible Study

Monday Mornings
9:00-11:00 AM in Room 321
September 11-November 20
Led by Keri Collins

God doesn't want to be your weekend getaway. His greatest desire is to be your everyday dwelling place - the home for your heart. Exploring the Lord's Prayer phrase by phrase, Lucado uses it as a floor plan to illustrate God's great house and all it has to offer - including spiritual nourishment, fellowship, and forgiveness.

Registration coming soon
Book cost is $15
Opportunities for YOU!
Summer Monday Mornings in Prayer
You are invited to pray in the chapel on Monday mornings during the summer from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.  This will continue through July 31. Our intent is simply to pray. No program. Just praying.
Operation Christmas Child
We are collecting items each month in an effort to increase the number of shoe boxes we are able to fill. Our goal this year is to reach 1,000 children with the love of Jesus through shoe box gifts. For the month of July we are collecting pencils, pens, crayons, colored pencils, and pencil sharpeners. Look for the collection bins at each entrance.
Deacon Nominations
Nominations are open now and end Sunday, July 16. The FBC Deacon Election will be held on Sunday, September 17. Ballot boxes are located in the front office and at each Welcome Center.
ESL Teacher Training Class
Our English as a Second Language (ESL) ministry is growing! We need more teachers, substitute teachers, and placement interviewers. We are offering an ESL Teacher Training class here at FBC July 18-20 (Tues-Thurs) from 8:30 - 12:00 in Room 241. Cost: $5 for the book. To sign up, contact Ann Smith (256-881-4816) or Tom Guffin (256-883-8989). Please pray about serving in this ministry to the Internationals in our city.
Weekend Minister on Call: 256-428-9457
Church Office: 256-428-9400
 First Baptist Huntsville
600 Governors Drive Southwest, Huntsville, Alabama 35801