Summer Monday Mornings in Prayer

Would you consider praying together on Monday mornings, 7:30 – 8:00 in the chapel, during  the summer?  

There is something to the idea of a family of faith praying together.

In places like South Africa and Eastern Europe, we’ve seen mass prayers by Christ-followers change history. Then there is the story in Exodus of God responding to the Israelite slaves in Egypt because, He said, “I have heard them crying out.” In his writings the apostle Paul encouraged entire churches to pray. There is, indeed, something to this idea of a family of faith praying together.

I am going to be in the chapel on Monday mornings during the summer from 7:30 to 8:00. I invite you to join me. We will begin June 5, and go through July 31. My intent is simply to pray. No program. Just praying. I would invite you to come and join your hearts with your brothers and sisters in prayer.

There are so many initiatives launching in early fall that I sense the need for us to ask for God’s wisdom and power. We need nothing less than an outpouring of God’s Spirit.  

It is an honor to pray with you as…

Your Pastor,
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Menu: Pizza Bar & Pasta Bar
Salad: Grilled Chicken Salad (Reservations for salad must be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.)
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Pentecost Sunday
Sermon by Travis Collins
We Believe Series
"One God in Three Persons"
John 14:15-23

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: Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me - Scott
Solo by Will Weir: Where the Spirit of the Lord Is - Adams/Fettke

Alzheimer’s Support group - 4:00 PM in the Community Room
Are you a caregiver of a loved one who has Alzheimer’s? Join us for an informational and organizational meeting led by Deloris Funderburk, a certified and trained leader by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Fresh Expressions Interest Meeting - Recovery Community
6:00 PM in the Community Room
2017 Deacon Nominations
Nominations begin Sunday, June 4 and end Sunday, July 16. The FBC Deacon Election will be held on Sunday, September 17.

Click here to view a list of Deacons who are currently serving, as well as view the Biblical requirements for Deacon service as you prayerfully consider a nomination.
Fresh Expressions
Fresh expressions of church are simple, Jesus-centered communities of faith that seek to engage people who are highly unlikely to enter an existing church. Most often they are started among micro-cultures—segments of society in which people share something in common.  

There are several members of our FBC family who are willing to try and start one of these new forms of church. The first three are intended to engage 1) people in recovery from addiction and the families of people in recovery, 2) those who live in Butler Terrace, and 3) members of Huntsville’s art community.

Below are the dates and times for the initial information meetings. If you feel drawn to be part of one of these new forms of church, even if you are not yet ready to make a commitment, we would love to have you come.

Recovery Community (Tony Antoine, leader): Sunday, June 4, 6:00
“Dinner Church” in Butler Terrace (Joan Whetzel, leader): Thursday, June 8, 6:30
Art Community (JoAnn Bugg, leader): Sunday, June 11, 6:30
Ministry Calendar

Sunday, June 4
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 - 1:30 PM
Alzheimer's Support Group - 4:00 PM
Fresh Expressions Interest Meeting - 6:00 PM
     Recovery Community

Monday, June 5
Perry County Mission Trip
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 6
Perry County Mission Trip
College Bible Study - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, June 7
Perry County Mission Trip
Student Wacky Wednesday - 1:00 PM
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
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - 6:45 PM
First Fellowship Band Rehearsal - 7:00 PM

Thursday, June 8
Perry County Mission Trip
Zumba - 5:30 PM
Fresh Expressions Interest Meeting - 6:30 PM
     Butler Terrace "Dinner Church"

Friday, June 9
Perry County Mission Trip

Saturday, June 10
OCC Project Leader Workshop - 1:00 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

Christian Sympathy
Katie Chambers in the loss of her son, Robin and Steve Chambers in the loss of their grandson, Rachel and Kris Bethune in the loss of her nephew, Gary and Pat Chambers in the loss of his great-nephew, and Karleigh Bethune in the loss of her cousin, Carter Joshua Reed.

Stewardship Report and Sunday School Attendance Numbers Unavailable due to Memorial Day Holiday

Worship Service
First Fellowship Worship - 246
Sanctuary Worship - 483
Total - 729
Aviva - 48
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is right around the corner! At FBC we are GEARING up for an incredible week! We've got about 115 volunteers ready to welcome you and your children to Maker Fun Factory VBS where we'll learn that we were created by God and built for a purpose.

We're going to kick off our VBS week on Sunday, June 11 with family worship at 4:30 PM followed by food trucks and fellowship. Then Monday through Thursday kids are back in the building 9:00 AM -12:00 PM with worship, games, cinema, imagination station, Bible story, snack, and more!

Deadline to register is June 4! Come join us, and invite your friends!
Summer Reading Program

Introducing our 2017 Summer Reading Program! Each child participating in our reading program will receive a reading robot posted on the windows on the Governors Drive side of the church recording how many books he/she has read!

Signups begin at VBS on June 11, and the program runs from June 18-July 30.

If you cannot sign up at VBS, email Emily Ballard, Children's Ministry Summer Intern

FBC Library Story Times:  June 20,
June 27, July 18 & July 25
Mosaic Missions Project
We are hosting classes this summer to make cross necklaces using tiles from our mosaic. Classes will be in the Upper Gathering Place.

Make one for yourself and commit to making at least 4 more which will be sold. All proceeds will go to our Mosaic Missions effort benefiting our local community. Please contact Kathy Ingram at 256-428-9453 or Debbie Bell at 256-428-9405 to register. There is a $10 charge to cover the cost of materials - paid at the class.
June 26 &27
Monday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

July 10 & 11
Monday, 1:00-3:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 1:00-2:30 and 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Ladies Game Night
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!
Operation Christmas Child
Bars of Soap and Washcloths Needed!
Our goal this year is to reach 1000 children for Jesus through shoe box gifts packed at our packing party. To that end, we need 750 bars of soap and washcloths. Donations may be dropped off in the collection bins located at each entrance.
Upcoming Opportunities
Tablets and E-Readers Class
This class has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 18 at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Learn about apps and general navigation led by JD Daniels. Bring your tablet and/or E-Reader and any questions you may have!

Adopt a Philadelphia Student Mission Team Member
Our Student Summer Mission Trip is a music-based trip to Philadelphia, PA. Be a prayer partner for one (or more) of the team members. A Prayer Partner commits to pray for the student/adult and provide a snack bag with prayer notes for the trip. The sign-up list is available on Sundays in the Gathering Place after First Fellowship and outside the Library before and after Sanctuary Worship.
Fellowship Club
Friday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Program: The Fairenheights
Menu: Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas, Biscuit, Drink and Dessert
Non-members may call Sue Mauldin for reservations at 256-534-2638.
Weekend Minister on Call: 256-428-9457
Church Office: 256-428-9400
 First Baptist Huntsville
600 Governors Drive Southwest, Huntsville, Alabama 35801