OPPORTUNITIES WEDNESDAY, April 3
4 p.m. Media Library open 4:30 – 6 p.m. Fellowship Meal served, Fellowship Hall 5:15 p.m. Missions Committee, 150F Prayer Ministry Service Group, 150E 5:25 – 6:20 p.m. Preschool Music: PreK 4, 470; K, 480 Children’s Music: Grade 1, 451; Grades 2-3, 440; Grades 4-6, 452, 453 5:30 p.m. KnitWits, 150G Beth Moore Study, 340 Men’s Bible Study, Chapel First Women Prayer, Bride’s Room Property Mangagment Committee, 140 Nominating Committee, 150 Family Enrichment Committee 150D 5:45 p.m. The Edge, 300 E. Bldg 6 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal, Sanctuary 6:10 p.m. Mid-week Prayer Service, Fellowship Hall 6:25 – 7:15 p.m. Mission Friends: 3s, 351; PreK 4, 352; K, 353 GAs: Grade 1 & 2, 354 Grade 3 & 4, 355, 360 Grade 5 & 6, 356 RAs: Grade 1 - 6, 370 7:05 – 8:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
sunday, april 7 8:15 a.m., Service of Word & Table 9 a.m., Bible Study | 10:30 a.m., Worship 5 p.m., LCU & Regular Evening Activities
Sermon “Who Was, Who Is, and Who Is to Come” Text: Revelation 1:4-8 Music Sanctuary Choir: “Your Little Ones, Dear Lord” “Thou Art Worthy” Older Children’s Choir Solo: Melita Thomas
LAST WEEK AT A GLANCE Week of March 31, 2013
Attendance Morning Worship.................. 1,166 Extended Session........................51 Sunday School......................... 702 First Finances Budget Gifts..................... $65,023 To Date Expected Gifts.................$657,134 Actual Gifts.....................$670,099
First Women Craft & Crop
April 5 (4 – 10 p.m.) | April 6 (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.) Fellowship Hall Ladies, join us for this crafting event! Classes will be offered on paper crafting, Cricut use/basics and the Big Shot machine. The time is not limited to scrap booking but is for all women—all crafts. Bring a sweet or salty snack or two 2-liters of soda. ( Becky Clay, 353.6647, email@example.com
Children’s Day 2013
Sunday, April 7 | Lunch Option, $5 Children of all ages will lead in the morning worship service. A lunch will be served in Fellowship Hall for all First Kids, their families, and their leaders. Along with a kid-friendly meal, minute-long stage games will have families competing to earn points for their teams! Lunch is $5 for adults but free for all children and children’s ministry directors and teachers. rsvp by Thursday, April 4. ( Shannon Meadors, 664.6019, firstname.lastname@example.org
First Family Baby Shower
Wednesday Evening, April 10 | 6 p.m. Join us during our Mid-week Prayer Service for a celebration of families who have had or will have a new baby between the months of September 2012 – September 2013. Our church family will shower each couple with love, gifts, and most importantly, prayers. • Heath & Karen Bush • Everett & Hope Sinor • Noe & Clancey Garcia • Mike & Lisa Londke • Brandon & Lesley Ann Owen • Dennis & Joy Harris • John & Holly Bankston • Ben & Amanda Poff • Justin & Kat Gregory • Daniel & Melody Cothern Bring your unwrapped baby gift to Fellowship Hall Wednesday evening, April 10. Suggested items include: • Pampers or Huggies diapers (any size) • Huggies wipes • Baby care products such as lotion, shampoo, or soap • Onesies (any size) • Receiving blankets • Cloth diapers or burp cloths
Self Awareness Safety Seminar
Saturday April 13 | 9 a.m. – Noon | Room 100 E. Bldg This seminar is designed to provide participants with some basic tips for being safe when at an ATM, walking to or from your car, when threatened by a stranger, or to avoid being a victim in general. Chuck Cory, a personal friend of our pastor, is a certified safety instructor who has provided training to law enforcement professionals, military service professionals, personal body guards, and people who just want to be safe. This three-hour seminar is for anyone ages 13+. It takes place in Room 100 of the East Building and is free of charge. ( Amanda Poff, 664.6010 email@example.com
This is the last week to register for Student Spring Retreat! Visit firstbaptistnashville.org to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
A worship experience for young adults Coffee. Candlelit Worship. Every 1st Friday of the Month 7 p.m. | Foyer
Life Change University Classes Beginning Sunday, April 7 Christ-Centered Coaching | 4 Sessions Participants will discover how coaching is a specific interactive process that helps believers apply the Lordship of Christ to transform personal and relational goals. Specific ways to build and make use of coaching conversations will be identified. Leading the sessions is Sim Hassler, an accredited ICF coach. • Audience: Adults • FREE
• Sim Hassler • Room 370
Funny, You Don’t Look Sick | 5 Sessions Let’s talk about diseases you can’t see—especially autoimmune diseases! • Audience: Adults • FREE
• Dr. Gena Edwards • Room 150D
First Baptist Nashville Scholarships Due Before April 15 The First Baptist Nashville Scholarship Council is now accepting applications for the Marian Yarbrough Student Scholarship Fund and Cox Memorial Scholarship. Applications for the Marian Yarbrough Scholarship will be considered for full-time students at any post-secondary institution. Applications for the Cox Memorial Scholarship are considered for full-time students attending Belmont University only. This is a competitive application process as the Council has the funds to award only a few scholarships. Application forms, along with scholarship descriptions, are available from Student Ministry Assistant Marissa Moore or online at firstbaptistnashville.org. In order to be considered, an application, an essay, and a letter of recommendation must be received by the church office on or before April 15, 2013.
Celebrating Grace Hymnal Dedication Service April 21 | 6 p.m. | Sanctuary
Make plans to join us for a very special Hymnal Dedication Service and Hymn Sing on Sunday, April 21, at 6 p.m. This time of celebration will feature the full complement of our Music Ministry Family, former Ministers of Music, David Ford and Mark Edwards, and special musical guest Ken Medema. ( Joe Fitzpatrick, 664.6031, email@example.com
National Day of Prayer 2013
Vacation Bible School Leadership
Thursday, May 2 | 6:30 a.m. Renaissance Nashville Hotel Cost: $25/seat; $250/per table (10 seats)
Through every twist, turn, and dive, Colossal Coaster World’s directors and teachers will get to challenge kids to face their fears and trust God. With excitement around every curve, kids will learn that God has given them a spirit of power, love, and sound judgment. This VBS is going to be the ultimate ride. Leaders, teachers, and volunteers are needed for all ages and stages— from the staff nursery to VBX preteens.
Pray for America Tickets may be purchased online at firstbaptistnashville.org. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Frank Page, President and CEO of Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, and our musical guest is Point of Grace. ( Lori Towns, 664.6001, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 10 – 14, 2013 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
And mark your calendars: VBS Leadership Lunch and Training will be held on Sunday, April 28.
Service Opportunity for Worship | 1st We had a great Worship | 1st in March! The Nursery Suite is full of little ones. This helped us realize the need for Worship | 1st for our young adults and we need your help! If you would like to volunteer once a month and join us as we continue to reach young adults, let Noe know! ( Noe Garcia, 664.6064, email@example.com
Parents Night Out
Friday, April 19 | 6 - 10 p.m. | Babies – Grade 6
If you would like to teach Vacation Bible School this year, please contact Marissa Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Frank Page President and CEO Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee
Point of Grace Grammy Nominated and Thirteen Dove Award Winning Group
First Communities A small group is a bi-weekly study in a home in the community. It is a very informal atmosphere where all masks can come off and get “real” together. Join us as we dig in the Word and try our best to follow Jesus together. Join a Small Group near you! ( Noe Garcia, 664.6064, email@example.com
A First Women book club that meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10 – 11 a.m. in the Library to hear reviews of books that inspire and encourage our Christian walk and missions mindset. May 7 — Rebekah Ann Naylor, M.D.: Missionary Surgeon in Changing Times by Camille Lee Hornbeck Whether performing a delicate operation or driving in Indian traffic, her absolute faith in God propels this multi-gifted missionary through ultimate challenges—including sometimes incessant and complex government red tape involved in keeping the hospital that she founded going. Reviewer: Myrtis Todd (friend of Rebekah Naylor)
Parents Night Out is not only fun for mom and dad … it’s a Kids Night Out, too! April’s PNO will include Chick-fil-A nuggets for dinner, popcorn and Skittles for snack, and springtime crafts, activities, and fun for everyone. Grades 1 – 6 will also experience a mega game of flashlight tag before watching Wreck-it Ralph. Cost is $15 for one child, $25 for two children, and a maximum of $30 per family. You may register online at firstbaptistnashville.org or use the registration envelopes available in the nursery suite. Place your payment in the envelope and return it to the Children’s Ministry Office. RSVP and payment are required by noon on Thursday, April 18. ( Marissa Moore, 664.6023, firstname.lastname@example.org
For a listing of prayer concerns, pick up a printed Midweekly at church or call 664.6000.
The Midweekly is a publication of First Baptist Nashville that is printed and emailed each Wednesday.