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Volume 30

August 2017

No. 8

NEWS & VIEWS OF WILLIAMS Church Phone: (256) 435Church Fax: (256) 435Daycare Phone: (256) 435435-5020 435-5255 435-8313 Church Email: Church Website:

“And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” -Hebrews 10:24-25

I find myself every summer saying, “This is the busiest summer I’ve ever had.” It’s odd, really, the way the summer is simultaneously a season of high activity and lower presence. Everyone seems to run in a million different directions, yet it seems those directions hardly interest (unless they’re in the direction of the beach). With the arrival of August, however, the hurried energies of the summer begin to wind down as school calls students and teachers back to the classroom and parents back into something akin to a “normal” schedule of life. We see this play out in the church as well, for with start of the new school year comes the return of regular patterns of attendance and participation in the life of the church. Some of this is quite direct: we will th resume Wednesday evening meals on August 9 at 5:30 PM as we hear from the Parks about their work as CBF field personnel. Some of this less direct, more accidental: people are home more on the weekends, so they tend to make it to church more frequently on Sunday mornings. Whatever the case may be, I pray that this August will begin a season of re-commitment for you. May you re-commit to faithful participation in the life of the church. May you re-commit to faithful attendance to services of worship, prayer, and Bible study. May you re-commit to faithful giving of your resources to the work of God’s kingdom through the practice of giving tithes and offerings. May you re-commit to praying for one another, for your church, your community, and our world. May you re-commit to listening for the call of Christ all around you, and my you re-commit to obeying that call. I pray that this August will be the beginning of a season of re-commitment for each of us as we continue on in this journey of faith together as Christ’s Church at Williams. Grace and Peace, Chris P.S. As most of you know by now, Scotti and Amber Simpson have ended their time with us as co-interim ministers of youth. We are grateful to them for their service among us and send them with our prayers and blessings into a new chapter of life and ministry in the Atlanta area. The personnel committee has already met with and secured a candidate for interim youth minister, and you will hear about this decision very soon. What this means going forward is that the personnel committee will begin an earnest effort in searching for permanent candidates for our part-time positions of Minister of Youth and Minister of Music. Pray for them, for your church, and for whomever Christ is calling to fill these positions on a permanent basis.



OFFERING Budget Receipts Goal Actual Receipts to Date

$ 219,524.33 $ 170,223.22

$ 249,903.71 $ 172,207.25

BUILDING PLEDGES Pledge Goal to Date Received to Date

$ $

$ 34,395.74 $ 32,392.00

34,395.74 32,652.00




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“A special thank you to each and every one of you for your monetary support and hard work that enables First Baptist Church of Williams to touch lives by sharing the love of Jesus”. ~Finance Committee

Sharon Williams Kari Haynes Jamie Davis Bonnie Johnson

COUNTING COMMITTEE FOR AUGUST Jeremy Quinn & Matt Whitaker GREETERS & USHERS FOR AUGUST Chris & Heather Dempsey Kenny & Rhonda Duncan

JACKSONVILLE CHRISTIAN OUTREACH CENTER Our church is scheduled to provide the following items to the J.C.O.C. for the month of AUGUST: Hamburger Helper, Jello, Dry Beans & Shampoo. Please take your donated items DIRECTLY TO the JCOC located just behind McDonalds.

Nursery␣helpers␣will␣assist␣one␣of␣our␣regular␣nursery␣workers␣each␣Sunday␣ morning␣for␣Sunday␣School␣and␣Worship.␣␣Our␣regular␣nursery␣workers␣are:␣ Terri␣Harris␣and␣Sharon␣Williams.␣␣␣Nursery␣Helpers␣if␣you␣need␣to␣reschedule␣ your␣day␣to␣work,␣please␣contact␣Marleah␣Blades␣at␣256-689-0242.␣ ======================

3 & 4-YEAR OLD HELPERS Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27

Candace Burns & Haley Stephens Heather Dempsey & Sallie Thomas Maggie Hedgepath & Cailynn Steele Marleah Blades & Bethany Johnson ======================

Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27

Nikki Haynes & Randy Blades Sharhonda Duncan & Kate Hamby Christie Shew & Tyler Teal IN CHURCH ======================


CHILDREN’S STORY ADULT GAME NIGHT: Adult get-together will be held at rd th 6pm on August 3 and 17 . Bring your favorite covered dish foods and join us for an evening of food, fun & fellowship!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER Our Wednesday night suppers will resume on August 9th at 5:30pm. We ask that anyone who wishes to eat complete a reservation form which will be in the Sunday bulletin. Cost this year will remain the same. $5 per person (age 6 & up), $2 per child (age 2-5) and no more than $20 per family. August 9th

Patsy Boozer & Team Chicken Fingers, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Mac & Cheese, Rolls & Dessert

August 16th

Sarah Ann McGinnis & Team Taco Salad, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice & Dessert

August 23rd

Lynn Edwards & Team Baked Ham, Green Beans, Au Gratin Potatoes, Salad, Rolls & Dessert

August 30th

Patsy Boozer & Team Meatloaf, Fried Okra, Pinto Beans, Coleslaw, Cornbread & Dessert

AN EVENING WITH JON & TANYA PARKS Join us on Wednesday, August 9th for a special evening with Jon & Tanya Parks. The Parks are CBF Field Personnel (missionaries) to Slovakia and one of our direct missional partners funded through our budget. Service will be held in the CMC immediately following supper.

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Christie Shew Kate Hamby Randy Blades Rhonda Duncan

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Sunday Sunday School 9:00 am Morning Worship 10:00 am Choir Practice 4:00 pm Wednesday Supper 5:30 pm Evening Devotion 6:00 pm Children & Youth Activities


Donations for the monthly food pantry is an ongoing mission. The cost per month is $1200. Thank you for donating to insure we continue this vital ministry for our community.

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6:00 PM Devotion, Children & Youth Activities



4 6:00 PM Adult Get-together Happy Birthday Jane Ponder

5 Happy Birthday Cheryl Bonds

11:30 AM PVES/PVHS Staff Luncheon

Happy Birthday Nancy Bonds

8 School Resumes - First Day for Students


2 Happy Birthday Sharhonda Duncan

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7 8:15 AM Deacon/Staff Monthly Meeting


9 Happy Birthday Kristy Beason

10 5:30 PM Supper 6:00 PM Jon & Tanya Parks Speaking



Happy Birthday Kay Cunningham

CMC RESERVEDGreens & Duncans

Communion Happy Birthday Gwen Green

13 Happy Birthday Polly Pitts



Happy Birthday Wendy Boozer

16 5:30 PM Supper 6:00 PM Devotion, Children & Youth Activities

17 6:00 PM Adult Get-together Happy Birthday Lendon Bonds



6:00 PM Devotion, Children & Youth Activities

Happy Birthday Nikki Haynes

27 Deacon Nominations Happy Birthday Jane Doss

23 5:30 PM Supper

Deacon Nominations



30 11:00 AM A.G.A.P.E. @ BCM 5:30 PM Supper 6:00 PM Devotion, Children & Youth Activities


CMC RESERVED Higginbotham Cross Wedding Rehearsal

CMC RESERVED Higginbotham / Cross Wedding Happy Birthday Callie McFall & Garrett Preston

Happy Birthday Cammy Cochran

Happy Birthday Peggy (D) Green



24 Happy Birthday Karen Green



Happy Birthday Cyndi Lowman

31 Happy Birthday Beverly Almaroad

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