November 25, 2012
To use this registration form: • Check the desired activity/opportunity below • Check “Activity Registration” on the front side of this panel and provide the listed information • Provide any additional activity information requested below
WORSHIP Attendance, All locations........................................ 1743 Norfolk...................................................................... 1544 Chesapeake Fellowship........................................ 126 Hispanic Fellowship............................................... 73 Williamsburg Collegiate Church................................ Vietnamese Community Fellowship...........................WORSHIP Attendance, Church Plants......................................... 54 Russian Church..................................................... 54
o Bible Study Teacher/Volunteer
We are looking for new teachers and volunteers for Bible Study classes in all age groups. Be The Face of Love! Front side information: Name, Phone, E-mail
o Worship Arts Ministry Team
Come before the Lord on behalf of His praise! From ages 3 & up, join one of our music teams. There’s a place for you! Front side information: Name, Phone, E-mail
o Greeter/First Impressions Team
Greeters are needed to help our guests during their visit. Front side information: Name, Phone, E-mail
o Decision Encouragers
Help support and encourage those making spiritual decisions at the close of each worship gathering. Front side information: Name, Phone, E-mail
o Prayer for our Deployed
Are you or a loved one about to deploy? Please let us know! Front side information: Name–Spouse If we can serve your family in any way, please contact the Military Missions and Ministry (M3) office at 802.9511 or email@example.com.
o Wednesday Evening Dinner
Dinner is served from 4:30-6 PM in the Fellowship Hall *Front side information: Name, Phone, E-mail* Make your reservation here or call the church office at 461.3226. All reservations and cancellations must be received by noon on Monday. Payment is required Wednesday at dinner. o THIS WEDNESDAY ONLY o MAKE A STANDING RESERVATION
(indicate quantity in blanks)
_____ $6.00 (ages 12-adult)
(ages 3 & under)
Fried Chicken, Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetables, Roll, Dessert Low Fat: Grilled Chicken
i More information can be found inside.
ABOUT US 757.461.3226
WORSHIP Total.............................................. 1797 Bible Study Attendance, All locations.................................. 1563 Norfolk............................................................... 1440 Chesapeake Fellowship........................................ 107 Hispanic Fellowship............................................... 16 Vietnamese Community Fellowship...........................Bible Study Attendance, Church Plants................................... 54 Russian Church..................................................... 54
312 Kempsville Road Norfolk, VA 23502
BIBLE STUDY Total......................................... 1617
November 25......................Since October 2012 Baptisms: 1 24 New Members: 3 25
Ytd through 10/31/2012
Operating Budget...................................................... $3,627,782 Tithes and Offerings Received................................... $3,629,614 Operating Expenditures............................................. $3,517,594 Missions Contributions................................................ $301,004
Online Giving: Did you know we offer online giving?
Desktop computer: firstnorfolk.org/give Smartphone or tablet: firstnorfolk.org/mgiving Follow the links to make your safe, secure contribution.
Meets Sundays at: Greenbrier Middle School 1016 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320
First Baptist Church of Norfolk exists to glorify God by winning and leading all the people within our reach to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Our staff Dr. Eric Thomas, Senior Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
John adams, Minister to Young Adults
Jay Albritton, Chesapeake Fellowship Pastor
curt breland, Minister of Missions Mobilization
firstnorfolk.org: Podcasts and Video on Demand >
Jeff brocaille, Associate Pastor of Worship Arts
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices for the hearing impaired are available at the Information Desk in the Lobby. For use in the Worship Center. Limited availability.
Are you missing your Bible? We may have it! Please stop by the Information Desk in the Lobby and check.
The flowers on the altar today are in loving memory of our daughter, Elizabeth Marie, born December 6, 1989, who went home to be with the Lord, December 13, 1989, given by her parents, Mike & Kerry Cottingham.
8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. Norfolk Bible Study 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. Norfolk Worship Gatherings 9:30 a.m. onetwentyseven Worship Gathering, CR 127* 9:30 a.m. Chesapeake Fellowship Worship Gathering 11:00 a.m. Chesapeake Fellowship Bible Study 12:30 p.m. Norfolk Worship Gathering, CR 127* 1:00 p.m. Iglesia Bautista del Camino Worship Gathering, Worship Center Russian Worship Gathering, Room 311 3:00 p.m. Christmas at First Dance Rehearsal, Worship Center 4:30 p.m. Captured Student Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room i 1:15 p.m. Beginning Musicianship Class, Choir Room i 6:00 p.m. Christmas at First Rehearsal, Worship Center
Digital Resources Listen or watch online anytime or subscribe to our free podcast. Click the Resources tab for options. Facebook: facebook.com/firstnorfolk Twitter: firstnorfolk Text updates: Receive schedule changes, updates, and more - text 1stnorfolk to 88500 to subscribe. Standard rates apply. You may opt-out at any time.
Events are open to all
Sunday, december 2
monday, december 3
CDs & DVDs
CDs and DVDs of special events, as well as recent worship gatherings, are available at the self-service Media Ministry kiosk in the Norfolk Lobby.
Joel brownfield, Associate Minister to Students Chesapeake Fellowship
Craig Clayton, Minister of Missions
Jan Frost, Minister to Families with Preschoolers
Steve Harper, Minister of Media & Communication
Phillip Herring, Associate Pastor of Education
Julie Hunt, Minister to Families with Children
Darryl Meincke, Minister of Pastoral Care
Gail Motley, Minister to Women/Member Assimilation
Claude Parent, Minister of Church Administration/Senior Adults
Gary Sanders, Minister of Military Missions
Vernig SuÁrez, Hispanic Fellowship Pastor
Donna Thomas, Worship Arts Ministry Associate
Tuesday, december 4
7:00 a.m. Men’s Christian Brotherhood Bible Study, Parlor 10:00 a.m. Homeschool Mothers Encouragement Group, Room 307 i 10:30 a.m. Women On Mission Morning Group, Room 301 i 12:00 p.m. Let’s Do Lunch, Fellowship Hall i 1:15 p.m. Master’s Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room 5:45 p.m. G.R.O.W. Bible Study Outreach, Fellowship Hall i
WEDNESDAY, december 5
4:30-6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Dinner, Fellowship Hall Grief and Loss Group, Room 306 6:00 p.m. Christmas Bible Study - led by Pastor Phillip Herring, Chapel Christmas at First Blocking Rehearsal, Worship Center Mission Friends, Birth-Age 2 Preschool Activities (Missions/Choir), Age 3-K Empowered (Middle/High School), Room 300
thursday, december 6 9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:24 p.m.
Mom to Mom, Room 300 i Christmas at First Full Dress Rehearsal, Worship Center TNL (Thursday Night Live), CR 127* i
friday, december 7
Christmas at First Weekend 1:00 p.m. Christmas at First Dance Rehearsal, Worship Center 7:00 p.m. Newsworthy!, Worship Center i
Saturday, december 8
Christmas at First Weekend 4:45 p.m. Christmas at First Dance Rehearsal, Worship Center 7:00 p.m. Newsworthy!, Worship Center i
Sunday, december 9
Christmas at First Weekend 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. Norfolk Bible Study 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. Norfolk Worship Gatherings 9:30 a.m. onetwentyseven Worship Gathering, CR 127* 9:30 a.m. Chesapeake Fellowship Worship Gathering 11:00 a.m. Chesapeake Fellowship Bible Study 12:30 p.m. Norfolk Worship Gathering, CR 127* 1:00 p.m. Iglesia Bautista del Camino Worship Gathering, Worship Center Russian Worship Gathering, Room 311 3:00 p.m. Newsworthy!, Worship Center i 7:00 p.m. Newsworthy!, Worship Center i
Jason waters, Minister to Families with Students
i More information can be found inside. *CR = Cross Roads Center (located at 6330 Newtown Road)
The First Edition December 2, 2012
Christmas at First 2012:
WHAT’S GOING ON?
This coming Weekend! Friday, December 7 - 7 PM* Saturday, December 8 - 7 PM Sunday, December 9 - 3 & 7 PM
Holiday Schedule Changes To stay up-to-date, pick up a copy of the December & January Schedule at the Information Desk or visit firstnorfolk.org.
*Sign Language Interpretation for the Deaf
Our Program Newsworthy!
You’ll enjoy a news team’s journey through Christmas celebrations across their city. Rich worship music with a dramatic presentation tells a story that is Newsworthy! All presentations are free and open to all. Presented by our Worship Arts Ministry.
Commit today to pick up complimentary tickets for your family, friends, and those in your community! Ideas For Handing Out Tickets: Restaurants, grocery stores, banks, hair salons, home improvement stores, malls, convenience marts, every waiter or checker that assists you, prayer walk your neighborhood. Together, let’s get the word out across Hampton Roads! Complimentary tickets are available throughout the building.
UPCOMING EVENTS, MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES, & NEWS
Wednesday Evenings in December December 5- Christmas Bible Study - led by Pastor Phillip Herring. 6 PM, Chapel December 12- 2013 Budget Proposal Q&A and Special Called Church Conference (5:30 PM) followed by Christmas Bible Study - led by Pastor Eric Thomas. 6 PM, Chapel December 19- No activities December 26- No activities Information Update Cards Help us keep our records current! Information Update Cards are available in the Worship Center. Be sure to fill one out today! WorshipCare for Christmas Would you be willing to help out with WorshipCare (Birth-3) during the 9:30 & 11 AM Worship Gatherings on December 23? To serve: Brett Oberschmidt, email@example.com or Jan Frost, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for ministering to young families! The Pathway to Discipleship - Devotion and Prayer Journal Give the gift of prayer and devotions this Christmas season with The Pathway to Discipleship. This lovely, leather-bound book is written by pastors throughout the Southern Baptist Convention, including our own Pastor Eric Thomas. Books are on sale in the Lobby and through the church office for $15 each. All proceeds will benefit the Missions Ministry. Looking for a Place to Connect? Come check out one of our recently started classes: Newly/Nearly Wed Class- for engaged and married couples (2 years of less), 11 AM, Room 315 Working Women’s Well- for career-minded ladies ages 25-45, 9:30 AM, Room 315 Special Needs Childhood Ministry Our desire at First Baptist Norfolk is to minister to all children and their families. If you know of a family with a special needs child who would like to attend, please let us know. We also invite you to come serve with us in this special ministry! Details: Brett Oberschmidt, email@example.com or 802.9516.
Union Mission Food Drive We will be collecting non-perishable food items (canned, boxed, etc.) for Union Mission now through December 16. Donations will be collected at the Live the Mission Center.
King of Glory, Wondrous Story Sunday, December 16 3 PM, Worship Center
Presented by the Master’s Choir - with Featured Guest Artist, Derric Johnson. King of Glory, Wondrous Story is a festive and musically comprehensive celebration of Christ’s foretold coming and the purpose for which He came. It features gifted instrumentalists and a dynamic choir singing your favorites... timeless Christmas carols, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” and many songs that will take you on a journey from warm Christmas memories, to the realization of our present and future hope in Christ. Come and invite a friend to experience the splendor and majesty of Christmas, when Christ, the King of Glory, came to fulfill His earthly mission: “To seek and to save that which was lost.”
Christmas Eve Worship with Live Nativity Monday, December 24 3 PM & 5 PM, Worship Center
Join us for one of our two Christmas Eve worship services! The 3 PM service will feature music and worship designed for families with younger children. At 5 PM, come be a part of a wonderful time of music and worship for the whole family, as we joyfully celebrate the birth of Jesus. Also, don’t miss our Live Nativity taking place by the Prayer Garden from 4-6 PM between the Christmas Eve services.
Young Adults > 18-20 somethings
onetwentyseven - Worship Gathering and Bible Study Sundays. 9:30 AM, Worship Gathering. 11 AM, Bible Study. Cross Roads Center 127. For young adults (18-20 something).
TNL (Thursday Night Live) Thursday evenings. 7:24 PM, Cross Roads Center 127. Join us for our mid-week worship time for all 18-20 somethings.
Let’s Do Lunch This Tuesday, December 4. 12 noon, Fellowship Hall. Join us for this hour luncheon just for women. Special Christmas program. Childcare available by reservation only. Tickets are $6 and on sale now in the Grand Lobby. Today is the last day to purchase tickets and register for childcare! Homeschool Mothers Encouragement Group This Tuesday, December 4. 10 AM, Room 307. Meet with other homeschooling moms for a time of Bible study, encouragement, and fellowship. We’d love to have you join us! Mom to Mom This Thursday, December 6. 9:30 AM, Room 300. Mom to Mom is a special ministry based on Titus 2:4. Free childcare available. Details: firstnorfolk.org/momtomom or 802.9516.
Young at Heart Christmas Banquet Tuesday, December 11. 6 PM, Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $15. Purchase deadline is today! Details: Betsy Daughtridge, firstname.lastname@example.org or 461.3226.
M3 > Military
New Military Singles & Families We seek to love and honor those in our military. If you’re new to the area or our church, please let us know! Details: Deb O’Bryan, Military Missions office, email@example.com or 802.9511.
New Beginning Musicianship Class Mondays. 1:15-2:15 PM, Choir Room. For anyone age 10 and up who desires to learn to read music. Class is free and taught by Charles Weedman, Doctor of Musical Arts and retired professor. Details: Charles Weedman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 549.0895. 2013 Budget Proposal Q&A Session Wednesday, December 12. 5:30 PM, Chapel. Please join us for the Q&A Session regarding the proposed 2013 budget. The congregation will vote to approve the proposed 2013 budget on Sunday, December 16 in all worship gatherings. Special Called Church Conference Wednesday, December 12. 5:30 PM, Chapel. For the purpose of voting to approve the sale of 160 N. Abilene Avenue and voting to approve ministry team members. Computer Equipment Donations First Baptist Norfolk is actively accepting donations of computer equipment. Pick up a donation list at the Information Desk.
Living the Mission Have a very Missional Christmas! Start your engines! It’s not time to race against your favorite Nascar celebrity, it’s time to do everything needed for Christmas and keep our perspective on that which really matters... Jesus! Our members have been off to a great start living the mission this holiday season as many have served at Thanksgiving with the International Students of Old Dominion University, packed nearly 400 boxes for Operation Christmas Child, and served in other area ministries.As the season roars forward, remember the canned food drive for the Union Mission, Outreach for Christ’s toy drive and delivery, Christmas parties at our multihousing ministries and Cuffee Center, mission teams preparing to serve in Southeast Asia and India, and the many other opportunities around us. With so many opportunities, the challenge to live the mission has never been greater. Join us in making a difference this Christmas in Hampton Roads and around the world! To serve, contact our Missions Ministry office at email@example.com or 466.5181.
FOR OUR GUESTS Welcome to First Baptist Norfolk!
We are so thankful that you have joined us today to celebrate! At First Baptist Norfolk, we believe that Jesus provides the answer we need for living every day. When we gather, we seek to provide an atmosphere for an intimate encounter with God. It is also our goal to help you on your spiritual journey - wherever you are. We pray that today you would experience God in a fresh, new way and that you would join us for Bible study and worship again in the future.
We are here to help!
Directions? Class information? Misplaced items? Helping hands? Prayer? If you need help with anything at all while you are here at First Baptist Norfolk, please just ask! We are here to serve you and will do our best to help out with any situation. Find help at any of the following locations: - Guest Services in the Lobby - Any of our First Impressions Welcome Carts throughout the building - Preschool Desk on the first floor - Children’s Desk on the second floor - Main office reception area - Cross Roads 127 We have both a Family Worship Room (Room 229) and a Nursing Mothers’ Room (Room 102) available with a live video feed of our Worship Gatherings.
Please complete this short form and place it in an offering plate or box. Thank you.
Sunday, December 2
o 8 AM o 9:30 AM o 11 AM o 12:30 PM
o Chesapeake Fellowship o Norfolk location o onetwentyseven
o I’M A GUEST o ACTIVITY REGISTRATION (see reverse) o HELP CONNECT ME WITH A BIBLE STUDY CLASS o I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE CHURCH Name:______________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________ City:_______________________________________________________ State:___________________________________ Zip:________________ Phone: (H)__________________________ (C)_______________________ E-mail: (pref.)_________________________________________________
Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy): ________/________/____________ I am: o Female o Male o Single o Military Branch?___________________ o Married Spouse?____________________________________________
Are you a member of a church? o yes o no If so: Church?_____________________________________________________ City/State:___________________________________________________
How did you learn about us? o Vacation Bible School o Church invite card o Billboard o Radio o Internet o Friend:____________________________________________________ o Other:____________________________________________________
Today, o I am committing my life to Jesus for the first time o I would like to be baptized in the near future o I would like a minister to contact me o I would like information on the following ministries:
How do I get plugged in?
To learn more about ministries, events, classes, etc.: • Visit Guest Services in the Lobby. You’ll find kind, helpful people and current printed materials. • Stop by our Guest Reception following the 9:30 & 11 AM Worship Gatherings (most Sundays). • Attend a Bible study class. • Call the church office at 461.3226 or drop by in person. We’d love the opportunity to talk with you!
Joining this church...
Interested in joining? You may: • Simply check the “I Would Like To Join The Church” box on the tear-off panel to the right and include your name and contact information. • Come to the front of the Worship Center at the close of any worship gathering to speak with a minister. • Stop by our Guest Reception following the 9:30 & 11 AM Worship Gatherings (most Sundays). • Make an appointment to meet with a minister. Simply call 461.3226.
o Preschool o Children o Students o Married Adults o Women o Men o Music o Media o Missions
o College o Military o Discipleship
o Single Adults o Senior Adults
Our staff wants to pray for you. Please share your prayer requests below. Tear off this panel and place it in an offering plate or box.