This Sunday Night and First Missionary Baptist Church (Blue Spring)

The tensions, often hostilities, between races in our country seem to be worse than in a long, long time. And lots of us wonder what, if anything, we can do.

Well, one thing we can do is nurture our relationships with our Christian brothers and sisters from First Missionary Baptist Church (Blue Spring). The intention of our late Pastor Emeritus, Ralph Langley, and Julius Scruggs, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, was to help break down racial barriers in Huntsville by inviting the people of their congregations to worship together.

So let’s be great hosts for our brothers and sisters from First Missionary Baptist Church this Sunday evening! Dr. Scruggs will be preaching. Their choir will be singing. We will enjoy fellowship over great food afterwards.

The service begins at 6:30. (The Mosaic Worship Service will still take place at 5:00 in the Life Center.) I do hope you will be here to enrich our fellowship with our friends from Blue Spring.

Your pastor,
Wednesday Night Supper - October 4
Serving begins at 4:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Cost for supper is $6.00 for adults, $3.50 for children.
Menu: Smoked Sausage, Red Beans and Rice, Roasted Corn on the Cobb, Roll or Cornbread Muffin
Salad: Grilled Chicken Salad (Reservations for salad must be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.) 

There will be no Children’s Music & Missions or Student LiftOff on October 4 due to Fall Break
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Sermon by John Lemons
"Home Inspection"
Matthew 7:21-29

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
God is our Refuge - Pote
Music from the FBC Orchestra

CPR Class - 2:30 PM in the Community Room
If interested, email Eugenia Graves RN,FCN by Friday, October 6.

Alzheimer's Support Group - 4:00 PM in the Community Room
Are you a caregiver of a loved one who has Alzheimer’s? FBC offers support group meetings the second Sunday of each month. These meetings are led by Deloris Funderburk, a certified and trained leader by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Student Music - 4:30 PM

Mosaic Worship - 5:00 PM, Life Center

Children’s Lego Bible Study - 5:00 PM in Room 230

Together for Life Class - 6:15 PM in Room 118

Joint Worship with First Baptist Blue Spring
6:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Reception to follow in the Gathering Place
Ministry Calendar

Sunday, October 8
First Fellowship Worship - 8:15 AM
Morning Bible Study - 9:15 AM
Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 AM
Aviva AL Hispanic Church - 10:30 AM
CPR Class - 2:30 PM
Alzheimer's Support Group - 4:00 PM
Student Music - 4:30 PM
Mosaic Worship - 5:00 PM
Children's Lego Bible Study - 5:00 PM
Together for Life Class - 6:15 PM
Joint Worship with First Baptist Blue Spring - 6:30 PM

Monday, October 9
Prayer Time in the Chapel - 7:30 AM
MOPS Meeting - 9:30 AM
Letter Writing Ministry - 10:00 AM
Hallelujah Choir - 10:30 AM
Ladies Bible Study - 11:30 AM
Zumba - 5:30 PM
WMU Night Round Table - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 10
SILK Meeting - 2:00 PM
Children’s Taekwondo - 2:30 PM
GriefShare - 6:00 PM
Mosaic Ringers - 6:30 PM
Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts/Venture Crew - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, October 11
Precept Bible Study - 9:00 AM
Writing Your Life Story - 3:30 PM
Student Open Gym - 4:30 PM
Wednesday Night Supper - 4:45 PM
Children's Music & Missions - 5:30 PM
Adult Prayer & Bible Study - 5:45 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, October 12
ESL Ministry - 9:00 AM
Children’s Taekwondo - 2:30 PM
Zumba - 5:30 PM
LCT Rehearsal - 6:30 PM

Friday, October 13
Fellowship Club - 10:00 AM

Saturday, October 14
"Friended" Women's Conference

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

Our Newest
Ethan Patrick Ables, son of Brett and Catherine Ables, born September 27, 2017.

New Members
Andrew Littleton
27 Addison Park Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806

Nicholas Rorex
102 Old Orchard Drive
Huntsville, AL 35811

Christian Sympathy
Wayne and Janice Owen in the loss of his father, Katelyn Owen in the loss of her grandfather, Elbert L. Owen

Stewardship Report
Sunday, October 1, 2017, Week #1
Year-to-Date Goal - $59,943.00
   This Week - $52,180.60
   YTD - $52,180.60
Debt Retirement
   This Week - $592.50
   YTD - $592.50
   This week - $12,965.00
   YTD - $12,965.00

As of 9/30/17:
YTD Budget Goal: $4,350,000.00
YTD Budget Total: $4,350,126.00
Total Mosaic Collected: $1,049,967.70

Sunday School
Preschool - 76
Children - 43
Students - 59
Adults - 461
Brookdale - 16
Guests - 56
TOTAL - 711

Worship Service
First Fellowship Worship - 264
Sanctuary Worship - 520
Experienced Adult Trip to Boston - 43
Aviva - 47
The GA Cookie Sale last month raised a total of $1,501!!! These proceeds will assist Pennypacker School in Philadelphia in furnishing their library. Thank you for supporting this ministry of our GA’s!
Upcoming Events for Young Adults
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Young Adult Service Day, 10/21
On October 21 we will join together at our very own Mobility Worldwide warehouse to help build and pack mobility carts for those in underprivileged communities that have lost the use of their legs. This will be an "All Young Adult" event - so if you're looking for a chance to serve alongside a spouse or significant other, this is a great opportunity. Children age 10 and up are welcome, too, and childcare and activities will be provided at the church for younger children. Childcare will be 8:30-11:30 and we will be at the warehouse from 9:00-12:00 that morning.

Pumpkin Patch, 10/24
Come hang out at Susan and John Wessinger's house from 6:00-8:00 PM for food, games, pumpkin carving, and relationship building with other Young Adults! Families are welcome! RSVP to Susan Wessinger at 256-603-2340 with how many adults are children are attending.
The Living Christmas Tree
See, the Tender Lamb Appears
Guest Artist, Steve Amerson, “America’s Tenor”
December 14-17, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 15, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 16, 11:00 a.m.
“A Tree for the Children”

Saturday, December 16, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 16, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 17, 3:00 p.m.
Abridged Living Christmas Tree with highlights from this year’s Tree

Sunday, December 17, 5:30 p.m.
Preparations for the great music of The Living Christmas Tree have begun...and it is not too late to get involved! Rehearsals are each Wednesday night at 6:45 p.m. Childcare is provided. Contact the Music Ministry Office, 256-428-9421. Visit our website for more information about how you can help with this year's Tree!

On Thursday, October 12, the choir will also enjoy its only Thursday rehearsal of the year. (We will start at 6:30 p.m. and finish by 8:00.)
Retirement Party for Andrew Bush
You are invited to celebrate Andrew Bush on Wednesday evening, October 25 at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall. We will recognize and thank Andrew for his many years of service to FBC and share a big cake in his honor! Come help us show appreciation to Andrew.
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 29
3:00-5:00 PM
FBC Back Parking Lot
(outside entrance #7)
At Trunk or Treat events, children make their way to the trunks of vehicles that have been turned into games and activities by gracious volunteers. That’s where each of you come in! To help make this year’s event successful, we need the cooperation of everyone. If you have a vehicle, we need you to participate!

Do you want to provide a trunk?
Contact our Family Ministries Team
256-428-9411 or

Candy and Small Toys are also needed for prizes. Drop off donations in the church office.
Opportunities for YOU!
Operation Christmas Child
For the month of October we are collecting sewing supplies (needles, thread, thimbles), fishing supplies (sinkers, hooks, spools of fishing line), and small tools (less than 10 inches in length).
Fellowship Club
October 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Program: Benefits of Balance Class
Non-members may call Sue Mauldin at 256-534-2368 for reservations
MOPS Holiday Market
November 4 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. MOPS Holiday Market is our annual Fall Vendor Market. We hope to have a wide array of vendors from all over the city. Many of our own MOPS moms have businesses that we are excited to have join us. We hope to have some food vendors this year as well. We will provide one table and additional tables will be available for $5 each. Register on Mosaic .
M&M Family Outreach Night
Wednesday, October 18 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Join us at either Dublin Park playground in Madison or Everybody Can Play playground in Huntsville! We will collect trash and distribute popsicles to all who are there. Trash bags, gloves, hand wipes, and popsicles will be provided...just bring your serving hands and hearts! Let’s serve our community together!
Weekend Minister on Call: 256-428-9457
Church Office: 256-428-9400
 First Baptist Huntsville
600 Governors Drive Southwest, Huntsville, Alabama 35801