OPPORTUNITIES WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
4 p.m. Media Library open 4:30 – 6 p.m. Fellowship Meal served, Fellowship Hall 5:15 p.m. Nehemiah Make-up Session, 150F Missions Supper Bunch, 150B 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 The Kingdom Man, Chapel First Women Prayer, Bride’s Room Finance Committee, 140 First Women Leadership Meeting, 151 Family Enrichment Committee, 150D 5:45 p.m. The Edge, 300 E. Bldg 6 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal, Sanctuary 6:10 p.m. Midweek 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, MARCH 17 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 “Friday: The Day Jesus Died” Text: Luke 23:1-49 Music Sanctuary Choir: “What Wondrous Love Is This?” Solo: Valerie Michel
Parents Night Out: THIS FRIDAY
6 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Ages: Birth – 6th Grade $15/child; $25/two children; $30 max/family Parents Night Out is not only fun for mom and dad—it’s a Kids Night Out, too! March’s PNO will include corn dogs for dinner, games, crafts, and the premiere of the newest Veggie Tales movie! R SVP and payment are due to Marissa Moore by 12 p.m. noon tomorrow. Register online at firstbaptistnashville.org or email Marissa at email@example.com.
CentriKid Camp: Register Now! • Who: Kids currently in Grades 3 – 6 • What: A 5-day, 4-night camp for preteens to experience the time of their lives! • When: Saturday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 26 • Where: Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky • How: Sign up at the Children’s Ministry Office. • Cost: $280 ($50 deposit/March 17, $230 balance/June 2, scholarships available) ( Shannon Meadors, 664.6019, firstname.lastname@example.org
Getty St. Patrick’s at the Ryman First Baptist Nashville has partnered with Irish singersongwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty to make half-price tickets available to members and friends of our church. Tickets are $20 each (regularly $40). The show is at the Ryman Auditorium, 7 p.m., Sunday, March 17. Visit gettymusic.com for more info. To reserve seats for individuals or groups, find the ticket table in the Foyer following morning worship, or you may email email@example.com.
Wednesday of Holy Week | March 27 | 6:10 p.m. Join us during the Midweek Prayer Service during Holy Week for a very special time of reflection as we celebrate The Lord’s Supper. Gathered around the tables in Fellowship Hall you will be invited to remember the experience of the upper room on the night Jesus met with the disciples to celebrate Passover. Responsive readings and Scripture meditations will help us capture the spirit of this night and prepare our hearts for Easter Sunday.
Children’s Day 2013
Sunday, April 7 | Lunch Option, $5
LAST WEEK AT A GLANCE Week of March 10, 2013
Attendance Morning Worship..................... 660 Extended Session........................42 Sunday School......................... 575 First Finances Budget Gifts..................... $52,422 To Date
Expected Gifts.................$509,048 Actual Gifts.....................$519,635
Sunday, April 7, is Children’s Day at First Baptist Nashville! Children of all ages will participate as leaders in the morning worship service. Then 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. To help us prepare, rsvp by Thursday, April 4. ( Shannon Meadors, 664.6019, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 • Cost: FREE • Facilitator: Sim Hassler • Location: Room 370, Third Floor Funny, You Don’t Look Sick | 5 Sessions Let’s talk about diseases you can’t see—especially autoimmune diseases! • Audience: Adults • Cost: FREE • Facilitator: Dr. Gena Edwards • Location: Room 150D, First Floor
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 a limited number of scholarships. Decisions will be based upon student involvement (church, community, school), academic standing, career goals, an essay and a letter of recommendation. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a scholarship from the Council. An applicant must have been a resident member of First Baptist Nashville for one year prior to entering a postsecondary program. 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 Every family is encouraged to contribute to our Hymnal Fund by placing copies in memory of or in honor of individuals at a cost of $25/designation. You will find throughout our facilities envelopes for you to make your contributions or you may visit our website. The deadline to be included in the Hymnal Dedication Commemorative Program is Sunday, March 24. We plan to unveil our new hymnals on Easter Sunday and produce a Hymnal Dedication Service and Hymn Sing on the evening of Sunday, April 21.
First Family Baby Shower
Wednesday Evening, April 10 | 6 p.m. Fellowship Hall 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, well-wishes, gifts, and most importantly, prayers. • Everett & Hope Sinor • Mike & Lisa Londke • Brandon & Lesley Ann Owen • John & Holly Bankston • Justin & Kat Gregory • Heath & Karen Bush • Noe & Clancey Garcia • Dennis & Joy Harris 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
A worship experience for young adults Coffee. Candlelit Worship. Every 1st Friday of the Month 7 p.m. | Foyer
Vacation Bible School Leadership
June 10 – 14, 2013 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It’s time to raise your hands in the air—VBS 2013 is a roller coaster of excitement you do not want to miss! 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. And mark your calendars: VBS Leadership Lunch and Training will be held on Sunday, April 28. If you would like to teach Vacation Bible School this year, please contact Marissa Moore at email@example.com.
March Collection What a great ministry we have for women in The Next Door! Its incredible impact and growth amaze us all. One of the small ways that we help is through a collection once a year of needed items. Suggestions include deodorant, toothbrushes, towels, washcloths and umbrellas. Bring your items and deposit them in the collection bins at the Main Entrances. ( Rus Roach, 664.6021, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Day of Prayer Breakfast “Pray for America” | Thursday, May 2 6:30 a.m. | Renaissance Nashville Hotel Cost: $25/seat; $250/per table (10 seats)
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, email@example.com
Harvest Hands Are you aware that our Student Ministry volunteers with Harvest Hands and Preston Taylor Ministries (PTM) in their after-school care programs? We currently have a few students volunteering in each location, but we need 6 – 12 volunteers each Wednesday afternoon from 4 – 6 p.m. until the end of the school year. ( Brandon Owen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship Care Volunteers Needed Our nursery is growing, and it is time for us to add another classroom for our little ones that have turned one. We need to add at least 16 volunteers to teach during the Worship hour once every other month through August. Help us meet this need by making this opportunity to serve known in your circles. Our goal is to be ready for this room to open by Easter. If you’d like to volunteer your time singing songs, playing games, and teaching preschoolers about Jesus, please contact Mary Bunn at email@example.com.
For a listing of prayer concerns, pick up a printed Midweekly at church or call 664.6000.