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Volume 50, No. 6

IN THIS ISSUE Price Tags... Dr. Price encourages us as a church to be about God’s work inside the church and in the community.

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Fullness of Life A former church member encourages us to focus on Christ to find true happiness in life.

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Worship the One Scott Andrews reminds us to be in constant worship with God.

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Join the FBC Celebration Orchestra

Price Tags... It is a joyous blessing to see our loving Lord at work in individuals and the body collectively at FBCS. The Spirit that prevails here is of the Lord. We are praying our loving Lord will invest His minister in your pulpit. He will be a blessed man and we pray a man who will himself be a blessing to you. There is no limit to what PEOPLE AND PASTOR TOGETHER can achieve in this community through this church. Change is inevitable and, though frequent, it always requires adjustment. Uncertainty prevails when that with which we are familiar is replaced. It is not the norm. Doubtless, all members have an idea of the change they would like to see in the world. Change often gives birth to fear. To that, I share two words found eighty times in the Bible: “Fear not!” The ships of fear and faith sail into the harbor of the mind. Only the ship of faith shold be allowed to anchor. God is the pilot of the ship.

will and work. I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge on behalf of Trudy and myself our thanks for your grace, love, and thoughtfulness. It is an honor to serve with you. We are humbled by your spontaneous kindness. It is a signature characteristic of this fellowship. I am going to be teaching at a Christian retreat center in Bermuda on April 11-23. This lovely retreat was developed by British Christian businessmen. I have been holding these retreats at this ocean front resort for some years. In the mornings, there will be 30 minutes of Bible study. Persons will then be free the remainder of the day. The scenery is stunning and the food gourmet. Visit and consider joining me. Feel free to join me for a couple of days or the entire retreat. In Christ, Nelson Price

“Without faith, it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 11:6 Evaluate what you can do personally to make the church an even better one. There is always room to improve. What ministry can you perform that will be a blessing to others? Find it and get lost performing it. There is a delight associated with doing God’s Page 2

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We are looking for instrumentalists to join our FBC Celebration Orchestra. This is a great time to join. We want to encourage you to dust off your woodwind, brass or stringed instrument and join us as we celebrate in worship each Sunday. We want to especially encourage our young people that are playing in their high school bands to consider joining the orchestra. Your Band Director will be glad that you are getting the extra experience and the Lord will be happy that you are using your talent for Him. The FBC Celebration Orchestra rehearses every Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Worship Center and plays for our 10:45 service and special events. Our Worship Pastor, Scott Andrews, would love to talk to you about becoming involved in this ministry. For more information call 453-9001 or email Scott at Better yet grab your instrument and come on Wednesday and make a joyful noise.

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Upcoming Events SonRise Senior Breakfast & Bible Study Tuesday, March 1st; 9:00 am/Parlor

Triple L Luncheon

Tuesday, March 8th; Noon/FLC Special Musical guest: . Bring a covered dish.

Children’s Church

Sunday, March 13th K-6th grade will meet in the Chapel, 8:15 & 10:45 services.

40 Days wtih Jesus Bible Study

Wednesday starting March 16th; 6:00 pm/FLC Led by Jerry Hyder

Celebration Crafters

Thursday, March 17th; 9:00 am/E-218

PEP Moms

Friday, March 18th; 9:15 am/Parlor Special Guest Speaker; Mrs. Jeanne Davis. Breakfast will be provided.

Crown Financial Seminar

Friday, March 18th; 6:30 pm-9:30 pm/FLC Saturday, March 19th; 8:30 am-12:00 pm/FLC $25 per person, refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided. You can register at or at the Welcome Center. For more info please call Kristie in the office at 429-6303.

Preschool/Nursery School Bible Study Sunday, March 20th; 5:00 pm/Parlor

RA Line Glider Races

Wednesday, March 30th; 6:30 pm/Chapel All ages welcome.


Wednesdays; 6:00 pm, Room E-234 Any questions please call Kristie at 429-6303.

Grief Share

Mondays; 6:00 pm/E-229 A weekly support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Contact Lisa in the church office for more details.

Please contact Tammy at 429-6304 if you are interested in working with the Children’s ministry or Special Friends ministry.

Inclement Weather Policy Change

In the event of inclement weather Wednesday night activities, except Prayer Meeting and Church Supper, will follow the public school system schedule. During the rest of the week Upward, Youth and College activities will be held/cancelled at the discretion of the ministry pastor.


UP 6th Grade Weekend April 30th and May 1st

Sign up in Sunday School or call the church office

Men’s Retreat

April 15th & 16th/Fall Creek Falls State Park Golf, food, hiking, fishing, Bible Study! Sign up now for this year’s Men’s Retreat. Dr. Dean Haun, pastor of First Baptist Church Morristown will be the speaker. More details and registration envelopes are at the Welcome Center.

Music Camp 2011 Presents “The Amazing Grace Race”

July 18th-22nd; 9:00 am-12:00pm For grades 1-6 completed. Presentation July 24th at 6:30pm in the Worship Center.

Special Announcements Opportunity to Serve

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Bible Drill Programs

To help train your children in the Word we have a few Bible drill programs here at FBC. These programs are to help your children memorize scripture, find the books of the Bible and to learn more about God’s Word. Times are listed below: Youth Bible Drill, High School Bible Drill, Youth Speaker’s Tournament and/or Xtreme Bible Challenge; if interested in any of these programs please contact Susie Delozier at 604-3287. Bible Buddies, Grades 1-3; Room C-220/5:30pm. Children’s Bible Drill, Grades 4-6; Room C-212/5:30pm

March Gladness

Inreach - Outreach Emphasis at FBC Sevierville. Join us for C.A.R.E. on Tuesday evenings in the Fellowship Hall (Building B). Dinner is provided from 5:30-6:30pm, C.A.R.E. works from 6:307:30pm. You can make cards, make phone calls, go on visits, write notes of encouragement or pray. There is something for everyone to do! Help us as we make contacts and invite people to church. Contact Kristie Russell at 429-6303 for more information.

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New Members Jordan Atchley Kyle Thomas Gregory Householder Joslin Nave Corey Watson Alison Bridges Lena Ashleigh Edwards Joey Andrews

Recently Hospitalized Kristy Elder Tom Harris Wanda Henderson Norma Hester Butch Smith Norma Headrick Pat Owen Buddy Glenn Bill Davis Carole Milam B.J. Byars Noah Millsaps Lindsey Sutton Peyton Proffitt Kay Justus Steve Callis



BUILDING FUND Ray Kerley William Kerley’s Management Staff at East Idaho Cr. Union Ray Kerley Kenneth & JoAnn Huff Lee & Janell Stegman Melba Delozier Ron Von Campbell Rex & Louise Delozier Zelma Johnson Howard & Juanita Hardeman Zelma Johnson Ray Kerley George & Peggy Seaton Zelma Johnson Melba Delozier Ray Kerley Rowena McFalls Gary Lawson Adult IV Wallace Sunday School Class Jane Temple’s Birthday Richard Wall Melba Delozier Dr. Wayne Hicks Jason Hick’s Birthday Leah Brackins

BUDGET Mary Burchfiel Sam & Kay Justus Thurman Ownby Mae Keener Ben Cusick Bob & Becky Barnes Lon Sutton Beulah Sutton Honey Gregg & Tracy Price George Headrick Barbara Headrick Richard Wall Robert Wall Sr. TV MINISTRY Sandy Webb Robert & Sandy Fox Pearl Watson Joe & Elizabeth Williams Ray Kerley Joe Woods SS Class Richard Wall Homer & Betty Prince Imanelle Hardin Janet Reeder LIBRARY William Bruhin Roy Von Campbell Carl Ogle Ruth Caspar Zelma Johnson Harold Atchley David Mills Richard Wall Bobby Gardner Sharon Cooper Regina Day FIrst Baptist Church Donation Sharon McKenzie CHRISTMAS DECO. My Mother Jama Cate’s Birthday, Dec. 16th Shirley Matthews

Sympathy to • Lee Kenna in the passing of her brother • Thelma Austin in the passing of her sister • Beverly Gorden in the passing of her father • Linda Mills in the passing of her husband, David R. Mills • Joyce Wall in the passing of her husband, Richard Wall • Peggy Witt in the passing of her sister, Sharon Cooper • Stephanie McReynolds in the passing of her mother, Pat McReynolds • Jillian Wilson in the passing of her mother, Regina Day • Bernice Millsaps in the passing of her husband, Noah

Thank You Notes • The following families wish to express their deep appreciation to the church for kindness shown during their recent loss: Family of Carolyn Newcomb Family of Dennis Beasley Family of Ray Kerley • The following families wish to express their appreciation for support from the church: Wanda Graves June & Paul Parrott Bill Davenport Georgia Kelly

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UPWARD Dale King Larry & Lou LaFollette MUSIC MINISTRY Mike Williams Joe & Libby Williams Paul & Ruth Galyon Robert & Sandy Fox Deane Williams Gail Haggard Katherine Welch Richard Wall Gail Haggard CHILDREN’S MINISTRY Bruce Owenby Joe & Libby Williams Harold Atchley FBC Children’s Department LOTTIE MOON Ruth Beaver Deane Williams Willie Delozier George Headrick Herman & Jean Huff Our Grandmother Ellen Pace Kay & Sam Justus Belle Tarwater Frances Yoakum Carl & Sue Yoakum Mr. & Mrs. James Beck Mr. & Mrs. Clell Watson Tony Watson Gary Lawson John & Eleanor Hayes Dwight McMahan Roger McMahan Beulah McMahan Mike Williams Mr. & Mrs. Harold Ownby Dwight McMahan Roger McMahan Bill Berrier Billy Berrier Mike, Linda & Brandon Berrier Lee & Julia Mize Evelyn Phillips Rev. Andy Wilson Parker Audrey’s May Trula Brackins Donald Brackins Dr. Wayne Hicks Jason Hicks Leah Brackins Larry Hill Andrew & Laura Boling

Memory of Our Son, Tommy Parrott Bonnie McCarter Rush & Louise Parrott YOUTH DEPT. Ray Galyon Helen Ownby CARE MINISTRY Deane Williams Ita Blalock PRAYER MINISTRY Vivan Baker Ita Blalock Addie Broughton Clell & Betty Jean King OUTREACH MINISTRIES Addie Broughton Charles Lester HELPING HANDS Addie Broughton Woody & Jane Jackson Gary Lawson Don & Carol Rogers Charles French Addie Broughton Zelma Johnson James & Carolyn Powell Our Grandmother, Eula Matthews Bobby, Madlin, McKenly & Levi Matthews Gary Lawson Vickie Peoples Our Son Tommy’s Birthday Rush & Louise Parrott Lee Hughes David A Cooper Trustee Joe & Thelma Depew Pat McReynolds Rowena McFalls KITCHEN Mae Stoffle Terry & Gail Gossett CHOIR Benton & Randy Latham Evelyn Latham SONRISE SENIORS Mary Jo Rambo Miller Don & Marjorie Leatherwood & Family PARK ROAD PROJECT Bryan Blalock Jo Blalock

Attendance Report


8:15am Worship 9:30am SS 10:45am Worship 6:30pm Worship

Biblical Stewardship

Total Weekly Needs Tithes & Offerings Building Fund Designated Fund

COLLEGE MINISTRY Austin Williams & Kaysi Knight’s Graduation from Carson Newman College 2010 Joe & Elizabeth Williams BUDGET All My Church Family Ann Kelch PARK ROAD PROJECT My Father, Verlin Overbay’s 95th Birthday Lyle & Judy Pat Overbay BUILDING FUND HELPING HANDS My Brother, Rev. W.A. Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Abbott & Dorothy Galyon’s Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Watson 68th Anniversary Larry & Charlene Castle Rex & Louise Delozier LOTTIE MOON Third Grade SS Workers, Choir Workers, Middle School Youth Workers Jeff & Deana Johnson Buddy & Carolyn Glenn John & Eleanor Hayes Our Teachers for Christmas, Larry Fox & Bud Cannon Larry Fox SS Class My Galyon & Ownby Family Helen G. Ownby Our Pastors Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Scrivner Joe Woods & Warren Hart Joe Woods SS Class Craig & Jessica Mintz Sis Ingle My Grandchildren Lynzi, McKenzie, Kelsey & Addison J.B. & Shirley Matthews CHILDREN’S DEPT 3rd Grade & Kindergarten SS Teachers Bryan & Kristi Atchley Brandon Newcomb’s 2nd Birthday Carl & Kathy Flynn YOUTH MINISTRY Helen Ownby Phil & Karen Ownby TV MINISTRY Helen Ownby Mike & Beverly Ownby




520 421 1206 1074 1100 983 276

510 1359 1347 308

530 1321 1256 368

1/2/2011 $


CHRISTMAS STORE Our Parents, Micky & Harry McMahan Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Atchley Tom & Joyce Morgan Kay & Sam Justus Our Sunday School Teacher, Marie Temple Marie Temple SS Class Our Children, Freda & Ray Meade, Betty & Lonnie Galton, Buddy Delozier, & All our Grandchildren Rex & Louise Delozier

94,759.17 105,898.81 730.00 16,083.18

1/9/2011 $

94,759.17 70,529.73 627.00 312,160.66

1/16/2011 $

94,759.17 97,042.69 1,915.00 2,169.50

1/23/2011 $

94,759.17 74,523.46 766.00 1,791.05

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The Fullness of Life: Christ-centered Happiness Brandon Kennedy

is interconnected to the life given to us by Christ. “I came that they may have life and At times, the pursuit of happiness is fleeting have it abundantly” ~John 10:10. Jesus calls or as elusive as chasing after the wind. Other His followers, not to a dour and miserable times, we begin to think we have reached the life, but to a full, joyful life where life has unreachable pinnacle of life, the point of life meaning - glorifying the Father. But Jesus that is most satisfying. But once we make warns us that the thief desires to steal and camp we notice that we are looking for more. kill and destroy our lives. The thief uses The realization that you have to continue your every tactic to achieve this goal. Sometimes pursuit to reach your aspirations is daunting. these tactics include our thoughts. This process continues and every attempt to push for advancement echoes failure. Then Thoughts can be motivating or crippling. it finally sinks in that this ordinary life is just Our thoughts that test the authority of God pointless, for it is impossible to reach and His Word are strongholds of wrong happiness - despite our yearning for that thinking and behavior. That is why we must virtue. take every thought captive. This yearning for happiness is something internalized within each person. The arduous part of this pursuit is the subjectivity of “happiness”. Happiness may carry a greater or lesser meaning from person-to-person. However, when we align our thoughts within the parameters of Scripture, we see a slightly different view of happiness. In Scripture, the Biblical view of happiness

“For though we walk in flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” ~2 Corinthians 10:3-6

Worship the One

one day gather around the throne and worship the one who died for you and for me Scott Andrews Associate Pastor: Worship to take away the sins of the world. I cannot imagine the moment we all see Jesus Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many face-to- face for the first time. Without a angels around the throne, the living creatures, doubt, every Christian feels the same way. and the elders; and the number of them was In the meantime until that day, we have the ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, opportunity to worship Him daily and then saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb corporately on Sunday. The private time you who was slain to receive power and riches and spend with the Lord each and every day will wisdom and strength and honor and glory and only enhance the time we spend together on blessing! Sundays as a body of believers. And every creature which is in heaven and on earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!” Those of us who proclaim Jesus as Savior will

As the Worship Pastor at FBCS I want to encourage you to make worship a priority in your life. I find myself worshipping the Lord in my car as I drive from place to place... sometimes in the solitude of my office, especially when I am planning worship. I get so excited about what God has led me to plan

Thoughts of happiness are as evasive as the wind, unless we pursue a Christ-centered happiness, more specifically known as joy. What keeps us from living in Christ-centered happiness is not our sin but our thoughts from sin. Our thoughts of guilt, insecurity, or doubt keep us from living a free life in Christ Jesus. The thief seeks to steal freedom by guilt. The thief seeks to kill our freedom with insecurity. The thief seeks to destroy our freedom in doubt. But there is freedom. Freedom in Christ. Jesus came to give us life and so that we can have it abundantly. This fullness of life is only possible if you know God. Knowing God brings us to a Christ-centered happiness. For we recognize that we were as good as dead, but God put all our sins on His innocent Son. Christ became sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). The fullness of life is Christ taking sin so that we can become the righteousness of God.

that I cannot contain myself...much less wait until Sunday. I find opportunities to worship in my daily contact with my family and with others. It is an act of worship to proclaim God’s goodness to you and showing God’s goodness to others. Stop right now! Don’t read any more! Okay you have to read this to know what I want you to do, but take time this moment to Worship, Sing, Pray, Listen, and Read God’s Word. You finished? Wasn’t that refreshing? Really I hope you didn’t even finish this article because you got so caught up in spending some alone time with God. Revelation 5 said thousands of thousands. We will not be thousands of thousands this Sunday, but we could be if every believer made worship a priority. Don’t miss out on what God has for you today and every Lord’s day!

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