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Volume 64 / Week Number 35 / July 25, 2013

The Messenger firsT bapTisT hunTsville On secOnd thOught Jud Reasons, Associate Pastor Have you read any good books this summer? If you’re like me, you enjoy reading books all throughout the year. My favorite books are related to the Appalachian Trail and the experiences of those who have thru-hiked this 2,000 mile footpath. This summer, many kids in our church have been on a journey of sorts. They have been reading books through our “Hooked on Good Books” Summer Reading Extravaganza. Our kids will be wrapping up their book reading emphasis with a party on Wednesday, July 31. Part of their party will include coming downstairs to Fellowship Hall and showing us their “fish.” In the next couple of weeks, I hope you will walk through the front corridor of our church and notice the many “strings” hooked with fish representing books that our kids have read this summer. Thanks to Robyn Helms for leading this effort along with our Childhood Ministry Staff.

this sunday July 28, 2013 Sermon Dr. Jeffery Leonard, preaching “To Heal and To Hope” Genesis 1 & Revelation 21

First Fellowship - 8:15 a.m. Music from the First Fellowship Band

Morning Bible Study - 9:15 a.m. Bible Study for all ages

This Sunday, we welcome Dr. Jeffery Leonard as our Guest Preacher in both morning worship services. Dr. Leonard is an Assistant Professor in the Religion Department at Samford University in Birmingham. His deepest passion and the focus of his teaching and research is the first Testament of the Bible, the Hebrew Scriptures. He received his M.Div. from Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, N.Y., and his Ph.D. from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Dr. Leonard is also an ordained minister and teaches a Sunday School class at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, where he is a member. When he is not working in his study or the classroom, Dr. Leonard will be found traveling, backpacking, or just enjoying time with his wife, Michaela, and two sons, Samuel and Elijah. I know you will join me in welcoming Dr. Leonard to First Baptist Church this Sunday.

knowing, loving, serv ing Christ...together

Sanctuary Worship - 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary Choir Anthem Idyll of Praise - Courtney Duet by Rick and Paige Watts Clarinet and piano selection (Poulenc) by Julianna Darby and Elizabeth Hostetter

No Evening Activities There will be no Sunday evening activities during the month of July

ministry calendar Sunday, July 28 First Fellowship/Life Ctr. Morning Bible Study Sanctuary Worship No Evening Activities

8:15 AM 9:15 AM 10:30 AM

Monday, July 29 Letter Writing/252 Balance Classes/1st floor Student Bible Study/Student Ctr

9:00 AM 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

Tuesday, July 30 Spiritual Formations/Parlor Intercessory Prayer/Prayer Room Sixth Grade Day at the Lake 2345 Ministry Gym/Life Ctr College Bible Study/St Ctr & SK Venture Scouts/342 Boy Scouts/3rd floor

7:00 AM 7:00 AM 1:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 31 Balance Classes/1st floor Wacky Wednesday/St Ctr, buses Supper/Fellowship Hall Wide Angle Bible Study/118 Prayer Meeting/FH Reading Program Party/CR Sanctuary Choir/Choir Room First Fellowship Band Practice/LC

9:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:45 PM 5:30 PM 5:45 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

This 9-week course is part of our Foundations for Life classes this fall. It begins with a preview class on Wednesday, August 28, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 118. Childcare is available by calling 256-428-9411. Visit to find a class and register.

Thursday, August 1 Sixth Grade Trip/Off Campus

8:00 AM

Friday, August 2 Balance Class/1st Floor

9:00 AM

2345 Ministry

Library Hours

A Day of Hands-on Service

Tuesday Wednesday

Help is needed to do some repair work on a preschool building in north Huntsville.


9-9:15 AM | 10:10-10:45 AM | 11:40-12:00 PM 10:00 AM-12:00 PM 4:00-5:00 PM

FAMILY MATTERS neW MeMBeRs Andrew & William Garrison 304 Wiljoy Road Lacey’s Spring, AL 35754 chRIstIAn sYMPAthY charles and emily dePlachett in the loss of his father, and erin and Matthew dePlachett in the loss of their grandfather, Robert dePlachett.

day: time: Where: What:

Saturday, August 10 9:00 AM - early afternoon Care to Learn Preschool, 2091 Pike Ave, Huntsville Clean and paint playground equipment, pressure wash, landscape, install 2 speed bumps, plumbing projects, paint doors

sign up by August 5 Email to sign up and call the Childhood Ministries Office (256-428-9411) to request childcare.

tuesdays, beginning August 6 6:00 p.m. in the Parlor All who have experienced the loss of a loved one are invited.

knowing, loving, serving Christ...together

Wednesday Night Dinner Menu Wednesday, July 31 Adults

! d e t i v n I You’ re

BBQ Pork or Catfish Hush Puppies French Fries Slaw

Salad Grilled Chicken Salad (Reservations for salad must be turned in by noon on Wednesday.)

Wednesday, August 21 5:00-7:00 PM


Enjoy the fair on the First Baptist Huntsville Fairgrounds!

07/21/13 Year-to-Date Goal

Games • Music • Food Information and Registration for Fall Ministries will be available for Preschool Ministry Children’s Music & Missions Student Ministry Adult Ministry Groups Experienced Adult Ministry Groups

$ 3,379,425.00

Offering This Week

$ 48,408.36


$ 3,349,906.85

Faith Steps - Admin Suite This Week All Activities will be held in the FBC Life Center, Gathering Place, Student Center, & St. Clair Grass

$ 4,651.74


$ 627,141.25

To Date:

$ 641,176.25

Faith Steps to the Future This Week

$ 4,481.05


Get Hooked on Good Books!

$ 954,381.69

To Date:

Join us for our party and celebration! Come dressed up for a party and parade! Costumes encouraged - dress as your favorite character from one of your books. Parents encouraged to stay!

July 31, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Community Room

$ 4,836,929.82

ATTENDANCE Sunday School Preschool













Sunday School Leader/Teacher Training On Sunday, August 11, all Sunday School leadership in all divisions from Preschool through Experienced Adults will share a lunch in the Fellowship Hall immediately after Sanctuary Worship. Following lunch, each division will meet separately to prepare, train, and learn.


Worship Service First Fellowship


Sanctuary Worship




THANK YOU Thank you notes hav been received from Ann Jones and Bill Hadaway. They have been placed on the bulletin board across from the Music Suite.

college Lake Party First Baptist Church 600 Governors Drive Huntsville, AL 35801

office: 256-428-9400 weekend minister on call: 256-428-9457 24-hour prayer line: 256-428-9460 The MESSENGER (USPS 591-280) is published weekly except the week of Christmas by First Baptist Church, 600 Governors Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801. Periodical postage

This Saturday, July 27 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Guntersville Civitan Park

(on Sunset Drive across from the middle school)

$10/person (covers pavilion rental, food, and gas) All college students are welcome to join us for skiing, tubing, eating, and hanging out!

paid at Huntsville, Alabama 31801-5178. POSTMASTER send change of address to THE MESSENGER, 600 Governors Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801.

The FBC cycling group will meet again this Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jones Valley Park off of Four Mile Post for a slow bike ride (one hour).

HAP Food Drive Sunday, July 28

FBC is now collecting canned goods, toiletries, and other non-perishables to support the Huntsville Assistance Program. A list of needed items can be found at each welcome center. Please bring your donations by this Sunday, July 28.

Saturday, August 3 Event: 8:30-11:00 a.m. Walk: 9:00 a.m. Westminster Christian Academy Earl Van Dyke Stadium 237 Johns Road, Huntsville, AL Be a part of the generation that stands for life!

Fellowship club Friday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall Program: The Ukulele Band Menu: pork chop, corn souffle, green beans, pear salad, roll Non-members may call JoAnn Allen at 256-534-1958 for reservations by Wednesday, August 7

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