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volume 67 / week number 42 / October 20, 2016


this sunday October 23, 2016 SermOn - traviS cOllinS “On the Edge of the High Dive� Mark 10:17-30

firSt fellOwShip - 8:15 am

Music from the First Fellowship Band

mOrning bible Study - 9:15 am Bible Study for all ages

parenting in the pew - 9:15 am

Parents of PreK-4s and other parents who may be interested, join us in the Chapel during the Bible Study hour to talk about worship with your child.

Sanctuary wOrShip - 10:30 am Anthem by the Sanctuary Choir Every Time I Feel the Spirit - arr. Dawson (with soloist Dave McKenzie) Music from our Music Makers Choir Solo by Cynthia Futral Music by the FBC Orchestra How Great Thou Art - arr. Dickinson

OrcheStra cOncert - 5:00 pm

Our FBC Orchestra has prepared a very special fall concert for our congregation and city. This presentation would be a great opportunity for you to invite a friend to FBC.

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ministry calendar Sunday, October 23

first fellowship worship morning bible Study parenting in the pew Sanctuary worship aviva al hispanic church 10th grade SS class lunch Student music prep for concert horns O’ plenty concert

monday, October 24 mOpS meeting letter writing Zumba

tuesday, October 25

women’s bible Study SilK ministry griefShare cub Scouts forum venture crew 70 mosaic ringers boy Scouts

wednesday, October 26 precept bible Study caring talks writing your life Story Student Open gym wednesday night Supper Spanish class children’s music & missions prayer and bible Study Student liftOff aviva hispanic bible Study Orchestra rehearsal first fellowship band practice Sanctuary choir rehearsal

thursday, October 27 eSl ministry Zumba

8:15 am 9:15 am 9:15 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 11:00 am 4:30 pm 5:00 pm 9:30 am 10:00 am 5:30 pm 9:15 am 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 am 11:00 am 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm 5:45 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 am 5:30 pm

friday, October 28 Saturday, October 29 Occ packing party

10:00 am

Stewardship Update, fall 2016 FY 2016 Giving Regular Offering Benevolence Debt Mosaic Renovation Library Memorials Lottie Moon Global Missions World Hunger Annie Armstrong Kathleen Mallory Children’s Home Memorials Special Missions

$ 4,250,563 13,697 133,563 153,535 575 90,826 20,005 7,697 31,371 9,988 8,850 283,634 121,124

Praise the Lord for the blessing of a great financial report for this fiscal year! As you can see from the Ministry Plan report, you continue to provide generously for our church and ministries.

Family Matters NEW MEMBErS Lee & J’Vonne Gibson Cameron & Ainsley 24 Forest Meadow Blvd SW Huntsville, AL 35824-4033 CHriSTiaN SYMPaTHY Dolores and Chuck Johnson in the loss of her sisterin-law, Dee Dee and Todd Westbrook in the loss of her aunt, and Stephen and Erin Westbrook in the loss of their great-aunt, Doris Ann Hovater

S to v m m o e p

TOTaL GiViNG $5,125,428 (Total Giving for 2015 was $5,668,983)

Mosaic Renovation Commitments $427,000 In addition, we have matching gifts up to $500,000. Unpledged gifts already equal about $50,000. Trustees have allocated $250,000. We still need $350,000 to reach our goal of $1.5M!

Come to the Table Commitment Sunday November 20

library hours Sunday 9-9:15 am | 10:10-10:45 am | 11:40-12:00 pm tuesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm

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Ministry Plan Oct-Sept, FY 2016 Ministry receipts Ministry Expenditures: Vision for Ministry: Total

YTD Goal YTD actual $ 4,250,000 $ 4,250,563

$ 1,105,000


Equipping for Ministry 2,040,000 1,972,209 Support for Ministry 1,105,000 1,139,761 Total Ministry Expenditures $ 4,250,000 $ 4,187,629 Excess $ 0 $ 62,934

Roger Heatherly in the loss of his sister, Stanford Heatherly in the loss of his aunt, and Finn Heatherly in the loss of his great-aunt, Juanita Connatser

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wednesday, October 26 dinner menu Menu subject to change due to availability from suppliers

Meatball with Gravy Mashed Potatoes Green Peas Roll

no Salad Option available children’s menu Option

Stewardship Update, Continued

Pizza, Fruit, Dessert, Drink

Your generous contributions in FY2016 made it possible to accomplish all we set out to achieve and more. How grateful we are that in a time of paying off our debt and of raising money to restore our mosaic, you have been faithful in your support of this church and its ministries. Stewardship at FBC involves many people giving their time and talents each week to ministry. Many are strengthening the fellowship of believers by teaching, singing, visiting the sick, comforting the bereaved, providing loving care for our children, ministering to the needy, serving on committees and/or ministry teams and so much more! The faithful stewardship of our gifts of time, talent, and resources are responses of gratitude to God for all that he has provided. As a proper response, the created must express something back to the Creator. Let your expressions be one of gratitude and praise as we serve our risen Lord.

StewardShip repOrt week #3 10/16/16 year-to-date goal

$ 176,958.00

Offering this week

$ 65,912.77


$ 190,435.07

debt retirement

Are you satisfied with our Student Ministry? If so, we need to hear from you. Do you think we are not doing some ministry actions that we should be doing? If so, we need to hear from you. Are we doing some things that you don't like? If so, we need to hear from you.

this week

$ 2,038.50


$ 5,034.50

mosaic: this week:


to date:

$ 13,270.00



Student Ministry Evaluation November 14-16

We are having a time of intentional evaluation of our Student Ministry. With any evaluation, there are questions.

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Why are we doing this? One, we want to be effective and faithful with the gospel of Jesus Christ that we are entrusted for students and families. Two, Jamie Mackey has been at FBCHSV for almost ten years at Minister to Students. It’s time for a good evaluation to set the stage for the next ten. Three, it is healthy to have “outside eyes” look at and hear about what we are doing and give us suggestions.


Who are the consultants? We have Ministry Architects ( coming to be with us. They are the best at working with churches to build sustainable ministries.





When are we doing this? Listening Sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday at specific times. The Consultation / Ministry Report will be on Wednesday at 6:00 PM in the Student Center. All Students, Parents, Student Workers, and anyone in the church desiring to hear the report are invited. The report will come with a 12-18-month time table for actions. A full schedule with registration links is available at






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First Baptist Church 600 Governors Drive Huntsville, AL 35801

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

Last week’s special Langley celebrations warmed our hearts. Thank you for what you did for us, and what you did for the whole church. We appreciate it immensely and will never forget it! Cordially, Ralph and Leanne

You can now make a contribution to FBC Huntsville with a quick text message!

Invite your friends, family, and neighbors! All children are welcome! Sunday, October 30 4:00-6:00 PM FBC Huntsville East Parking Lot Dress in costume and make your way from trunk to trunk, collecting candy and prizes! This is sure to be an awesome event for our church and the community!

Simply send a text to 256-502-6103 with the amount you would like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount (example: $25). Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically! Caring Talks Our next Caring Talks presentation will be Wednesday, October 26 from 11:00 a.m. until Noon on “Stages of Grief/Dealing with Loss” led by Jason Parks. Please RSVP to the American Senior Assistance Program, 256-382-0426. WEE Ministry Now Hiring WEE Ministry is now hiring experienced child care teachers. Call 256-428-9440 for more information.

October 20, 2016