Wednesdays in July

Last year’s experiment with Bible Studies at midday instead of in the evenings worked, so we’re doing it again!

On Wednesday, July 12, 19 and 26 (there are no activities on July 5) we will host a study of “Old Books, New Looks”:  A Survey of the Old Testament.

Our study will be a down-to-earth, practical look at the Old Testament.  We will talk about how it all fits together, about principles of reading and interpreting the Old Testament, about what such ancient books mean to us, and so on.  The teachings will be prepared with outsiders in mind, so this is a good opportunity to invite friends to Wednesday Bible Study.  If you are near the church at mid-day, please come.  If you have friends near the church at mid-day, invite them!

We will begin serving at 11:45. Teaching will begin at 12:15. Teaching will conclude at 12:45 (so that people can be back at work by 1:00).

I hope to see you on Wednesdays in July!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Menu: BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Slaw, Roll
Salad: Grilled Chicken Salad (Reservations for salad must be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.)
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Father's Day
Sermon by Travis Collins
We Believe Series
"In the Image of God and in Need of a Savior"
Genesis 1:27; 2 Timothy 1:9-10

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
Sanctuary Choir Anthem: Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God - Mueller
Solo by Jane Orton

Tablets and E-Readers Class
4:00 p.m. in the Community Room led by JD Daniels. Bring your tablet and/or E-Reader and any questions you may have!
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Perry County Mission Trip
Last week, 27 members and staff of First Baptist Church Huntsville, led by Dennis Brooks, left the confines of Madison County and headed roughly three hours south to Perry County, Alabama. The aim of the trip was to continue our construction-based work in an area where the church has served continuously for about 15 years.
The team was based out of Judson College, a historic Baptist school in the heart of Marion, Alabama. In Marion and Perry County as a whole, 35% of the population lives under the poverty line, including 50% of those under the age of 18.
During our time in Perry County, the team from First Baptist worked on a multitude of projects. These included: building a wheelchair ramp for Mrs. King, who was confined to her home; putting in a new door, window, and back deck for Mrs. Lucky; installing new metal roofing on a duplex; deconstructing and replacing a breezeway of the Clachar’s house; hanging sheetrock on the Sowing Seeds of Hope’s newly expanded offices; replacing roofing on Dr. Chen’s carport; and continuing the work on a community concession stand, including installing a wall, new doors, and all new electrical.
As members of First Baptist were able to tangibly serve the community in Perry County, we were also blessed by those whom we worked with. Members of the town often came to lend a hand, offer snacks, and give their praises for simply coming. Each group, those coming to Perry County and those living there, were mutually blessed.
Jeremiah 29:7 states, “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” We can whole-heartedly say that in our time in Perry County we sought the well-being of its people, as our service towards them was in turn hope giving for ourselves. We pray to see you there next year as we continue to seek the welfare of Perry County!

Scott Day
Missions Ministry Resident
God & Country Service
Ministry Calendar

Sunday, June 18
First Fellowship Worship - 8:15 AM
Morning Bible Study - 9:15 AM
Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Aviva AL Hispanic Church - 10:30 AM
Tablet & E-Reader Class - 4:00 PM

Monday, June 19
Prayer Time in the Chapel - 7:30 AM
Letter Writing - 10:00 AM
Zumba - 5:30 PM
EPIC Student Bible Study - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, June 20
College Class Volleyball - 5:00 PM
College Bible Study - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, June 21
Monte Sano Picnic & Play - 11:00 AM
Wednesday Night Dinner - 5:00 PM
Adult Prayer & Bible Study - 5:45 PM
Aviva Hispanic Bible Study - 6:00 PM
Orchestra Rehearsal - 6:00 PM

Thursday, June 22
Zumba - 5:30 PM

Friday, June 23

Saturday, June 24
College/Young Professional Lake Party - 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

New Members
William Coggin, Jr.
3010 3rd Avenue NW
Huntsville, AL 35805

New Members
Family and friends of our member Miriam Nelson

Stewardship Report
Sunday, June 11, 2017, Week #37
Year-to-Date Goal - $3,177,241.50
     This Week - $80,848.64
     YTD - $3,028,875.36
Debt Retirement
     This Week - $767.50
     YTD - $75,784.93
     This week: $1,075.00
      YTD: $303,033.94
     To Date: $904,943.45

Sunday School
Preschool - 101
Children - 59
Students - 90
Adults - 576
Brookdale - 19
Guests - 86
TOTAL - 935

Worship Service
First Fellowship Worship - 433
Sanctuary Worship - 639
Total - 1,072
Aviva - 32
FBC College Students in Summer Ministry
Please pray for these college students as they serve in ministry this summer!

Waterbury Baptist Ministry in Connecticut - Jordan Daniels
CentriKid Camp - Olivia Willoughby
Win Shape Camps - Haley Jarnagin, Britney McEwen, John Forrest Ruble, and Adam Thompson
Guatemala (month-long trip) - Blake Adams 
Passport Camps in North Carolina - Laura Leffel
Pine Cove Camp for Boys - Austin Boothe
JH Ranch in California - Ben Vaughn
Young Life Camp in Arizona - Blake Rogers
Camp Barnabas (camp for children and adults with special needs) - Joshua Daniels, Maddie McDavid, and Matthew McDavid
FCA Mission Trip to the Bahamas - Logan Blake
FCA Intern leading local sports camps - Sam Smythe
Glorieta Camp in New Mexico - Amanda Clark
Camp Ozark in Arkansas - Kelly Faulkner
Children & Teen Camp in Port St Joe, Florida (through FBC Opelika) - Jordan Boothe
FBC Huntsville Youth Group Reunion
The Class of 1998 would like to invite you to a
FBC Huntsville Youth Group Reunion

Who: Anyone who was involved with the FBC Youth Group: (former) students, teachers, parents, friends, and families

What: REUNION! Let’s catch up and see everyone again!

When: July 15, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Where: FBC Student Center

RSVP by Thursday, June 29
Box Lunch will be served. Please RSVP with the number and ages of children by email to Natalie Seanor Lea 

If you have photos you would like to have included in a slideshow please send them to Ryan Johnson (
Women on Mission 2
This new group will focus on Praying, Learning, and especially the Doing of Missions!

Join together for brunch on Thursday, June 22 at 10:00-11:30 a.m.
At the home of Lorri Doss
1207 Chandler Rd. SE, Huntsville (256-503-0352).

Special Guest is Carol Spears, missionary surgeon to Kenya and friend of Travis and Keri Collins.

This will be a new group at First Baptist. Dates and times of future meetings will be determined.
Fresh Expressions of Church
We have had the initial information meetings for our three new fresh expressions of church. All three are off to a good start, and it's very encouraging. All three, however, could use a few more team members. If you are willing to consider any of these, please join them in their next meeting.

Fresh expression of church among People in Recovery:
Sunday June 25, 6:00 pm in the Community Room.

Fresh expression of church (dinner church) in Butler Terrace:
Thursday June 22, 6:00 in Room 242.

Fresh expression of church among art community:
Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24 at Lowe Mill (around back at the dock).
Upcoming Opportunities
Baseballs Needed for Music Camp
The Music Ministry is in need of old baseballs for Music Camp, July 10-14. The older the better! If you have any you would like to donate, please bring them by the Music Ministries Office or contact the music office at 256-428-9421.
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.
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.
Ladies Game Night
Thursday, June 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This event has been moved to the Student Center. 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! Sign up on Mosaic or contact Holly Canup (256-428-9438,
Summer Reading Program
Have you seen the Reading Robots in the windows on the Governors Drive side of the church? Each child participating in our reading program has a robot recording how many books he/she has read! The last day to turn in book reports is July 30! If you would still like to participate, email Emily Ballard, Children's Ministry Summer Intern. FBC Library Story Times:  June 20,  June 27, July 18 & July 25
Weekend Minister on Call: 256-428-9457
Church Office: 256-428-9400
 First Baptist Huntsville
600 Governors Drive Southwest, Huntsville, Alabama 35801