HAP (Huntsville Assistance Program)
 
On this past Saturday I joined some of you, and people from churches across Huntsville, for the 15th Anniversary Celebration of Huntsville Assistance Program (HAP) and the dedication of HAP’s new building. I am so grateful for FBC’s key role, in concert with 70 other churches, in supporting HAP.  

As I looked around the group on Saturday, I commented that it felt like the Kingdom of God. People from various congregations, under the Lordship of Jesus, with different perspectives on multiple issues, coming together to serve people. It was a beautiful thing.

Gayla Kidd, one of our wonderful members, is the Director of HAP. Several of you serve as volunteers and board members. I want to express my sincere appreciation for what all of you do.

Multiple times each day our church refers people to HAP. Their current services include assistance with utilities, rent and mortgage, food, prescription drugs, gas, and dental. Each client is interviewed in person. They have a clearinghouse database of more than 45,000 individuals which helps coordinate ministry to people in need among various providers.

In the past five years, HAP has provided almost $1 million in assistance to more than 24,000 families! I’m glad we help support HAP each year through our missions budget. And I’m grateful to our Baptist Builders and our Boy Scout Troop (#70) for helping get the building and grounds ready. Moreover, the Trustees did a great job helping secure a permanent home for HAP—its present building just across the railroad tracks from the library.

Remember all this in July when you are invited to bring food for HAP! And would you consider being a volunteer? (Contact Mike Pearce at mike@fbchsv.org.) Individual donations are always welcomed, as are prayers for those to whom they minister.

Blessed are those who serve those in need! That’s one reason I’m so honored to be…

Your Pastor,
Travis
Wednesday Night Supper will be served in the Gathering Place beginning at 4:45 PM.
The FBC Orchestra will play during dinner in the Life Center followed by a mini-concert prior to Travis' meditation.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Sermon by Travis Collins
We Believe Series
The B-I-B-L-E
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 3:15-16

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 & Orchestra
God of our Fathers - Claude T. Smith
Young Adult Cookout & Games
All young adults are invited to join us for a “backyard-style” 4th of July weekend party. After Sanctuary Worship (12:00-3:00 PM), we will meet at the home of Joseph and Cathy Hicks for lunch and outdoor games for kids and adults. We will have sprinklers for the kids and an adults-only version of slip-and-slide kickball!
The week of Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7 will be Sabbath Week. We will NOT have any church activities or services. The church office will be closed Tuesday, July 4.
Wednesdays in July
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.
Ministry Calendar

The week of Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7 will be Sabbath Week. We will NOT have any church activities or services. The church building will be closed Tuesday, July 4.

Sunday, July 2
First Fellowship Worship - 8:15 AM
Morning Bible Study - 9:15 AM
Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Aviva AL Hispanic Church - 10:30 AM

Monday, July 3
Prayer Time in the Chapel - 7:30 AM

Tuesday, July 4
Building Closed

Wednesday, July 5

Thursday, July 6

Friday, July 7

Saturday, July 8

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 
4:00-5:00 PM
Family Matters

Christian Sympathy
Family and friends of our member, Bo Cassity, especially to his wife, Pat Cassity

Greg and Sherry Frady in the loss of her sister-in-law, Darla Lane

Stewardship Report
Sunday, June 25, 2017, Week #39
Year-to-Date Goal - $3,336,885.50
Offering
     This Week - $207,141.49
     YTD - $3,290,928.57
Debt Retirement
     This Week - $1,796.50
     YTD - $77,581.43
Mosaic:
     This week: $1,440.00
      YTD: $304,473.94
     To Date: $906,383.45

Attendance
Sunday School
Preschool - 96
Children - 54
Students - 86
Adults - 576
Brookdale - 17
Guests - 86
TOTAL - 925

Worship Service
First Fellowship Worship - 478
Sanctuary Worship - 665
Total - 1,143
Aviva - 48
Vacation Bible School 2017
From June 11th-15th our church was filled with the joyful noises of 227 kids and 127 volunteers enjoying our 2017 Vacation Bible School! It was a wonderful week—filled with science experiments, robot decorations, high-energy games, and Bible stories. Centering on the theme of “Maker Fun Factory,” our children learned that they are CREATED by God and BUILT for a purpose.

As we kicked off VBS with Family Worship Night on Sunday, parents had the opportunity to connect with their children by learning the theme songs and Bible truths we had planned for the week. After this fun service led by our worship team, our families fellowshipped outside while enjoying some yummy food truck and ice cream treats.

On Monday morning, we were amazed at the number of children who arrived at our doors! In fact, we had so many friends that we decided to start a new 5th and 6th grade VBS group this year in the Student Center, and the students in WEE were able to participate as well! As all of our children traveled around the church from station to station, their crew leaders talked to them about the fact that God made them, is for them, is always with them, will always love them, and made them for a reason.

Our Children’s Ministry Team is so thankful for the countless hours of love that many of our church members put into making Vacation Bible School an impactful week for our children this year. THANK YOU to our setup crew, station leaders, crew leaders, prayer partners, and many more! I trust that our children will remember this VBS for years to come.

Emily Ballard
Children’s Ministry Intern
Ladies Game Night
All Young, Median, and Experienced Adult ladies are invited!
Thursday, June 29
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Student Center

Bring your favorite board game and a snack to share and join us for a night of fun and games!
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.
Music Camp
July 10-14, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
with Final Presentation on Friday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m.

There is still space in Older Camp (3rd-6th Grade)! Final day of registration is July 3!
We will NOT allow day of registrations anymore due to space.
For more information call Lea Anne Hardy at (256) 428-9421 or musicministries@fbchsv.org
Upcoming Opportunities
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.
Caring Talks
Our next Caring Talks presentation will be Wednesday, June 28 from 11:00 a.m. until Noon on “Probate Court Basics: Guardianship, Conservatorship, and How to Avoid Both”. Please RSVP to the American Senior Assistance Program, 256-382-0426.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The next Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting will be Sunday, July 9 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room.
Weekend Minister on Call: 256-428-9457
Church Office: 256-428-9400
 First Baptist Huntsville
600 Governors Drive Southwest, Huntsville, Alabama 35801