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Happy Mothers Day


4 p.m. Media Library open 4:30 – 6 p.m. Fellowship Meal served, Fellowship Hall 5:15 Mission Supper Bunch, 150B Missions Committee, 150F 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 Men’s Bible Study, Chapel Finance Committee, 140 First Women Leadership Meeting, 151 5:45 p.m. The Edge, 300 E. Bldg 6 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal, Sanctuary 6:10 p.m. Mid-week Prayer Meeting, 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, MAY 12 8:15 a.m., Service of Word & Table 9 a.m., Bible Study | 10:30 a.m., Worship no evening activities

Sermon “I Am Coming Soon” Text: Revelation 22:12-21 Music Sanctuary Choir: “Like a Mother with Her Children” Solo: Liz Evans

LAST WEEK AT A GLANCE Week of May 5, 2013

Attendance Morning Worship..................... 627 Sunday School......................... 625 Extended Session........................33 First Finances Budget Gifts..................... $60,882 To Date Expected Gifts.................$916,021 Actual Gifts.....................$915,150

Items Needed for Bake Sale

The high school senior class of 2013 will be hosting a bake sale during the Festival of Homiletics held here at First Baptist Nashville during the week of May 13 – 17. If you can help, please bring your individually wrapped baked goods to church on Sunday, May 12, and deliver them to the Student Ministry Office. ( Marissa Moore, 664.6023,

Moms Alive Moms Alive is a support group for adoptive mothers. We are moms in all stages of life and with all ages of children. Adoption and raising adopted children presents unique challenges and we are committed to supporting each other through our journeys. We hope that if you are an adoptive mom, you will consider joining us. For more information on Moms Alive, visit their website at • When: May 14, 6:30 p.m. and the second Tuesday of each month • Where: First Baptist Nashville Room 151 • Who: Adoptive moms For more information, call Stephanie Miller at 594.2977. Childcare is available for a small fee. Fee will depend on the number of children, so let us know.

Encourage a High School Senior You have the opportunity to encourage the high school seniors as they graduate from high school. We will present these cards to the graduating seniors on Senior Recognition Day, Sunday, May 26. These note cards offer a way to share memories, appreciation, encouragement, a favorite Bible scripture, or a promise to pray for them. In the Foyer, you will find mailboxes for the graduating seniors along with blank note cards. Please take the time to write a note of encouragement to a senior. Cards will be collected through Wednesday, May 22. ( Marissa Moore, 664.6023,

Mission Trip to Haiti We are excited to continue our partnership with our Haitian friends. This summer we are thrilled to take two teams to Haiti in July. Not only will our Senior Foreign Mission Trip again be to Haiti July 17 – 23, but a second group will be travelling the week before, July 11 – 17. Work in Haiti will consist of working with the Children of Hope orphanage and construction projects. This work will serve to continue our relationship building efforts in conjunction with the works of The Joseph School. For more information, visit ( Jim Bryson,

featuring The Children’s Music Ministry of First Baptist Nashville Sunday, May 19 | 6 p.m. | Sanctuary

SBC Messengers Represent First Baptist Nashville at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), June 11 – 12, in Houston, TX. Let us know of your intention before May 31. Pre-registration has begun and your name will be presented at a called Business Meeting. ( Lori Towns, 664.6001,

Service of Word and Table

Sunday Mornings | 8:15 a.m. | Chapel You are invited to participate in a worship time focusing on the Words of Scripture and the Lord’s Supper. Join us in the Chapel at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Led by our Senior Pastor and other lay volunteers from the congregation, you’ll find this to be a spiritual growth opportunity. ( Amanda Poff, 664.6010,

New from the Library: As Good as She Imagined Christina-Taylor Green was beautiful, precocious, smart and popular, member of her elementary school’s student council and the only girl on her Little League team. Born on September 11, 2001, it was perhaps no surprise that she harbored aspirations of becoming a politician­—thus her presence at the political rally that fateful day in Tucson last January. Congressman Gabrielle Giffords was severely wounded in the gunman’s splay of bullets; six others were killed, including Christina, the youngest of the victims. But this inspirational book recounts far more than the events of ‘the tragedy of Tucson.’ Written by Christina’s mother (with New York Times best-selling biographer Jerry Jenkins), As Good as She Imagined celebrates this little girl’s life, along with the hope that has been born out of a nation’s loss and a family’s grief.


Canadian Mission Trip

Missions Alive

First Baptist Nashville is gearing up for their annual Canadian mission trip! We will visit the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary (CSBS) for work around the campus.

Missions Alive WMU will meet at Lanell Coile’s home on Tuesday, May 21, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Our speaker will be Debra Owens-Hughes who just returned from Columbia. ( Sharon Herrera, 773.5219,

July 15 – 20

The CSBS work week is scheduled for July 15 – 20 although some may want to go a couple days early. The Stampede in Calgary event ends July 14. This event is popular, and if anyone wants to they can go early and go to the Stampede.  This mission trip is to provide maintenance work. CSBS has things anyone can do, including work in the Bookstore, Office, and Library. They will find something for anyone! Everyone on the trip stays in the Student Housing free of charge. If you want to find out more about this adventure, call Joe, 351.8116.

Creative Hands

First Thursday of each month 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Room 460 We hold monthly meetings for women of all ages to create handcrafted items that will spread God’s redeeming message throughout the world. We’ll make evangelism dolls for local and world missions and create yarn-covered crosses. All skill levels are invited to come for an hour, or the entire time. Are you not able to make it to Creative Hands but would like to still be a part of First Women at First Baptist Nashville? Visit our website at to find information on fellowship events, service opportunities and ways to connect.

Sunday, May 26 | 1:30 – 7 p.m. Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center This will be our 11th year at this location and if you’ve never been before ... come this year and you’ll see why this is such a great spot for a few hundred of us to get together! There’s a swimming park, giant slide into the lake, a zip line, horse back riding, canoes, pontoon boat rides, and Alpine Mountain. And of course, you’ll get to eat delicious free hamburgers and hotdogs. This is a great evangelistic opportunity, so bring your unchurched friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. As always, the event is free; we just ask that each family bring a dessert to share! ( Margi Hawkins, 664.6050,

May Collection: The Rescue Mission

Every month, we send the mission $1000 or so from your budget gifts. They perform a huge service on our behalf to the homeless community. Last year 625,000 meals were served, 49,000 hours of education were given, 256,000 nights of safe shelter were provided. Ministry to the poor is one of our commands in Scripture and the mission assists us in performing this imperative. In addition to our monthly gifts, we collect some needed items for the men and women who stay there once a year. Here are some suggestions: • commercial size canned goods (corn, beans, pasta) • small toiletries like toothbrushes and toothpaste • shampoo • deodorant We are blessed with one of the premier missions in the country. Pray for them. Assist them as you can. ( Rus Roach, 664.6021,

For a listing of prayer concerns, pick up a printed Midweekly at church or call 664.6000.

Midweekly | 05.08.2013  

The Midweekly is a publication of First Baptist Nashville that is printed and emailed each Wednesday.