Light Beyond Shadow
A Community Memorial Service
One of the most tragic results of the COVID-19 pandemic was that lots of people passed away and were buried without public funerals.  In cemeteries across North Alabama, graveside services had to suffice.  Public memorial services would have been far more fitting, but were simply too risky.
So, on Sunday, August 8, at 2pm, we are going to hold a Community Memorial Service in our sanctuary.  We will publicly mourn the loss and celebrate the lives of those who passed away during the pandemic, no matter the cause of their deaths—COVID-related or not.  Our theme is Light Beyond Shadow.
If you lost a loved one since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020, we invite you to participate.  And, please, invite your friends who lost loved ones.  You will be invited to name the person you lost, and your relationship with that person. We will name their names as a sign that they are not forgotten.  
If you did not lose a loved one during the pandemic, come to mourn and celebrate alongside those who did.  Remember that Romans 12:15 says we are to mourn with those who mourn.  Furthermore, as part of the service we will thank God for His deliverance during such a painful time, and we will worship Him as the giver of all good gifts.
One final thought:  Please get vaccinated.  With new strains of the coronavirus sweeping across the nation, churches become places of vulnerability when worshippers choose not to be vaccinated. We want to move forward toward increasing freedom and openness; we don’t want to regress to a place of fear.  More importantly, we love you and want you to be safe.
In the good times and the bad, it is an honor to be…
Your Pastor,
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Sermon - Travis Collins

First Fellowship Worship, 8:15am, Life Center

Sanctuary Worship, 10:30am, Sanctuary
Sanctuary Choir with trumpet soloist Mark Soutullo; A Mighty Fortress - arr. Butler
The Lord Bless You and Keep You - Lutkin
Vocal Solo - Alicia Pettis
Woodwind Choir: Immortal, Invisible - arr. Yurick  

Online Worship Options
8:15am - Live worship in the Life Center,
10:30am - Live worship in the Sanctuary,

8:15am - TV Church
10:30am - TV Church

Television Broadcast - 10:30am 
WHDF - TV Church
WHNT - Live worship in the Sanctuary

2021 Deacon Nominations Are Now Being Accepted
2021 Deacon Nominations are open and will close on August 15. The FBC Deacon Election will be held on Sunday, September 19. Ballot Boxes,
Biblical Requirements for Deacon, and nomination forms are located at the
Gathering Place the East Entrance Welcome Centers and the Church Office.
To submit an electronic nomination, please send an email to
Entrance 4 Now Open
Entrance 6 Remains Closed
Saint Clair Drive Open

Entrance 4 (East Entrance) has now reopened for use on both Sundays and during the week. Entrance 6, by the Fellowship Hall, is closed and will remain closed until renovations are completed.
The entrance into the parking lot from Saint Clair is now open.
Calling All Medical Personnel
Are you in the medical field and looking for a way to use your skills to help FBC? Come join Mike Crouch, MD and Eugenia Graves, RN in a Rapid Response Team for medical emergencies. The commitment is minimal but vitally important to help protect our congregation. Basic CPR is desired and training will be provided. For more information, please contact Debbie Bell at or call 256.759.6765. 
Ministry Calendar
Sunday, July 18
First Fellowship 8:15am, Life Center
Sanctuary Worship 10:30am, Sanctuary
Aviva Church 10:30am, Fellowship Hall

Monday, July 19
Young Adult Girls Night 6pm
Epic Bible Study 7pm

Tuesday, July 20
Clothes Closet 10am
Young Adult Bible Study 6:30pm

Wednesday, July 21
Wacky Wednesday for Students 1pm
FOCAS Restaurant Tour 5:30pm
Preschool Messy Art Night 5:30pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 5:30 in Chapel
Wednesday Night Meal Pick-Up 6pm
Aviva Mid-Week Bible Study 6pm
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal 6:30pm

Thursday, July 22
Preschool Story Time 10:30am
FX BrightStar 6:30pm
Stewardship Report
Sunday, July 11, 2021 Week 41
Goal: $3,606,750.00
This week: $73,466.67
YTD: $3,505,453.56
Debt Retirement:
This week: $180.00
YTD: $71,112.16
This week: $54,365.00
To-date: $4,987,423.49

Family Matters
Christian Sympathy
Aubrey and Barbara Turner in the loss of her sister, Doris Foster. 

Patti Lindow in the loss of her daughter, Shana Marie Westbrook Decker Arner. 

Tony and Reta Tumlin in the loss of his father and Beth Tumlin in the loss of her grandfather, Doyl Tumlin. 
Jeff Vaughn in the loss of his step mother and Ben Vaughn in the loss of his step grandmother, Kathleen Vaughn. 

New Members
Mark A. Rogers
Sam Goodwin
Alicia Nettles

Worship Services
First Fellowship. 346
Sanctuary Worship. 500 
Aviva  68                   
Bible Study
Preschool  57               
Children  46                 
Students   53                   
Young Adults 75                       
Median Adults  167             
Experienced Adults 198
Guests 22
Total 618
Wednesday Prayer Meeting
in the Chapel at 5:30pm
Boxed dinners and salads will be available to-go by registering on Mosaic, emailing or by calling 256-428-9428
no later than Tuesday at 2pm.

Wednesday Night Family Dinners in the Fellowship Hall resume on 08/04/21 Children's Special Meals will resume on 08/11/21
Please make your reservation by 2:00pm on Tuesdays. 
Reservations can be made through Mosaic, by email to or by calling 256-428-9428.

NEW! Standing Order Option
We will maintain a list of those who wish to have a weekly Standing Order. It will only require a call or email by 2:00 on Tuesday if you need to cancel
the reservation for that Wednesday. 

Wednesday, July 21, Supper To Go Menu
Registration for the July 21 meal opens on Thursday, July 15. Registration is below.
Dinner: BBQ Chicken, Baked Bean, Corn on the Cob, Slaw, Roll and Dessert
 Salad option: Grilled Chicken Salad
Orchestra Rehearsal This Week
Our next rehearsal is
THIS Wednesday July 14 at
5:45pm in the Sanctuary.

Remaining rehearsals this summer: August 4 and August 18
Who will you invite to join us?
Choir Rehearsal This Week
Our next rehearsal is THIS Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30pm. We will begin in the choir room and then move to the Sanctuary. 

Sanctuary Worship Singing:
July 18 and August 8.
Who will you invite to sing in choir?
Is Your BINGO Card Full?

If you have completed five in a row, drop by the FBC library any Sunday morning to claim your small prize. Keep reading and complete the entire card for a bigger prize and the chance to win a gift card!

All Bingo cards are due by Sunday,
August 1. The prizes are awesome!

Read, Read, Read and let us hear you shout…. BINGO!

Seanor Reception
Sunday, July 25, there will be a reception in the Upper Gathering Place from 9:15am - 10:15am honoring Mark and Angela Seanor. Join us to thank them for their many years of service
to First Baptist Church.
FBC Students
Trash Pandas Game

Wednesday, July 21
Cost: $10 for Meal & Game Ticket

Register by TOMORROW, July 14, to get your game ticket and pizza for only $10!
(meal at FBC prior to game)
After July 14, ticket cost is $16 and we will purchase tickets at the gate.

Stadium parking is not included.
Students are ending the summer with a day of roller coasters and rides!

Cost: $50 per person
Includes Dollywood Ticket & Charter Bus Transportation. Does not include meals.

Registration Deadline
Register to attend at

Childcare is available at First Baptist from 1:30-6:30pm.
To register for childcare, please click here.
Weekend Minister on Call: 256-428-9457
Church Office: 256-428-9400
 First Baptist Huntsville
600 Governors Drive Southwest, Huntsville, Alabama 35801