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1 Missions Connections Monthly Meeting Middle School Crossing Celebrate Recovery & Grief Share


Time Change Sunday


ROC Volunteer Dinner

Friend Request Day




Regular Activities: Fellowship Meal Midweek Bible Studies Prayer Meeting DivorceCare Mission Orgs Choir/Orchestra

Homebound Visitation/ Meeting


Regular Activities

Middle School Crossing



Senior Day at the ROC



Middle School Crossing

Regular Activities

Celebrate Recovery & Grief Share





4 Girls’ Night Out

5 Bright Lights Thanksgiving Party

Kids Crossing


Kids Crossing

Veteran’s Day





ROC Reopens

Kids Crossing




Middle School Crossing Cancelled

Regular Activities Cancelled

Celebrate Recovery & Grief Share

ROC Closes at Noon


Celebrate Recovery & Grief Share


Thanksgiving Day Church Offices & ROC Closed



Church Offices & ROC Closed


Academy Homecoming Celebration

ROC Closed



5th Annual Global Prayer Banquet


6806 Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802 Emails:

256-881-0952 (receptionist) 256-704-5678 (automated line)

Jimmy Jackson, Senior Pastor ext. 224 Terry Herald, Executive Pastor/Education ext. 235 Greg Corbin, Associate Pastor of Pastoral Ministries ext. 279 John Crocker, Associate Pastor of Missions ext. 211 Kenny Spain, Operations ext. 261

Guy Morton, Minister to Children ext. 227 Jane Baker, Recreation Director ext. 715 Jerry Reeder, Whitesburg Academy Headmaster ext. 454 Luanne Pugh, Director of Weekday Education ext. 259 Mary Lou Herald, Food Services Director ext. 711 Matthew Sloma, Associate Minister of Music ext. 236 Melvin Capps, Business Administrator ext. 232 Steven Dunne, Minister to Students ext. 217 Sue Ansley, Adult LIFE Group Coordinator ext. 243 Tim Bandy, Associate Minister of Music ext. 212

Beth Cape, Director of Preschool Ministries ext. 240 Charles Malmede, Media Services Director ext. 242 Christian Parrish, First Impressions Coordinator ext. 246 David Dye, Minister to Young Adults ext. 205 Deree Tarwater, Women’s Ministry Coordinator ext. 209

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HEARTBEAT Paul, the apostle, wrote: “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). Hymn writer Johnson Oatman, Jr., penned these words: “I’m pressing on the upward way. New heights I’m gaining every day; still praying as I onward bound, ‘Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.’” Whatever happened to excellence, to the passion to please the Lord more than anything else, to the consuming love of God that keeps spiritual growth alive and well in a believer’s life? Can it be rediscovered and recaptured in the 21st century? The answer is a resounding, “YES!” “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Join me in praying, attending, and inviting others as we study Simon Peter’s insights inspired by the Holy Spirit. I Peter 2:125 tells us how to build a skyscraper life. I have found five powerful messages in this text. We will begin unpacking this chapter of God’s Word this morning. May the Lord kindle a fire in our soul to stand up and stand out for Him. Over the next several weeks, we will discover together that God has already provided the motivations, means, and materials for us to build a skyscraper life that is honoring to Him and will make an eternal difference in the lives of people both near and far. Is God creating a fresh hungering in your heart, a holy dissatisfaction with business as usual? He never creates a spiritual appetite that He is not more than able to satisfy. It will take determination and concentration but the result will outweigh by far the effort expended. If the Lord put a sign on the lawn of our life, it might read: “Under Construction.” Let’s allow Him to make something beautiful out of our lives.


For decades our church family has been willing to give above and beyond. In the last two years alone, almost $600,000 has been given beyond our regular budget to support a multitude of special endeavors, such as additional debt reduction, acoustical improvements, security upgrades, camp scholarships and much more. Prayerfully consider what you and your family might do for this year’s I Love My Church offering.

The 5th Annual Global

Prayer Banquet

With Dr. Joel Carwile. Wednesday, November 30, from 5:30 until 7:30 pm in the South Campus Fellowship Dining Room. Tickets on sale now for $8 at the Global Missions Office or will be available at the door.

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ADULT MINISTRY To d a y i s F R I E N D ME - Friend Request

Sunday…thank you for being our guest today. If you would like more information about Whitesburg, the Discover Whitesburg Class meets in room 148 at 11am or visit the South Lobby Guest Information Desk for a LIFE Group location.

Single Adult Christmas Banquet

Tickets for the Singles’ Christmas Banquet go on sale today. We will enjoy an evening of great food, wonderful fellowship, and beautiful music from Ashley Smith. Ashley was born and raised in Huntsville. With a mix of blues, soul and pure worship Ashley aspires to reach into the heart of her listeners to help them connect with their Father. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in Singles’ LIFE Groups or in the church office. Saturday, December 10 @ 6pm Fellowship Dining Room/The Whitesburg Center

LIFE Group Fellowship Night

Fellowships help your LIFE Group or department become “smaller” through relationships. The next LIFE Group Fellowship Night is on Friday, November 18. Sign-up for childcare in your class or by calling the hotline number @ 256-704-5678, ext. 352. Drop off begins at 6:30 pm and pick-up no later than 9:45 pm. The cost is $5 per child with a $15 family maximum.

LIFE Group Connection Night

Our last outreach night for this year will be on Tuesday, November 15. We will follow-up with Friend Me Day and Fall Festival prospects. We want each of our LIFE Groups to “Finish Strong” in 2011. Dinner begins at 5pm for $3 and free childcare is available.

DivorceCare Surviving the Holidays

Facing a holiday after a separation or divorce can be more difficult than you may realize. Surviving the Holidays will help you to find strength, healing and tools to help you move forward in your daily walk. This one night seminar is Wednesday, November 16 from 6:30-8:30pm in The Whitesburg Center/Hearthside Room. For more information, call 256-704-5678, ext. 243.

GLOBAL MISSIONS Harvest Food Drive Oct. 30 - Nov. 20

Holiday Food Drive December 4 - 18

Drop off your donations in the Global Missions Center, room 149. Suggested items: canned fruit, canned sweet potatoes, canned gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, canned pumpkin, cream soups, evaporated milk, canned hams, cookie mix, cake mix, muffin mix, sugar, cooking oil, self rising flour, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, rice, grits, juice boxes, raisins, granola bars, canned meats, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, applesauce, mac & cheese. Monetary donations can be made by designating Food Pantry on any offerings.

Host a Missionary

Whitesburg Baptist Church will be having a Global Impact Celebration on February 10 - 12, 2012. We will be hosting a number of missionaries and some of them will need a place to stay. Some will arrive Thursday evening (February 9) and most will depart Monday (February 13). They will possibly need transportation during this weekend. If you are interested in hosting one of these missionaries and their spouse in your home, please contact Earl McLain,, home 256880-7678, cell 256-603-2962.

STUDENTS Student Wednesday Night Events

Don’t miss the Wednesday night mid-week services for students in Midtown, 6:30-7:30 pm! We have RIOT for high schoolers in the Midtown Chapel. Middle schoolers can come to Amp’d in Midtown, room 180. Don’t miss it!

High School Girls Night

Girls Night is back for high school girls!! Don’t miss a night full of fun and food and fellowship! This night is for high school girls in grades 9-12 and takes place Friday, November 11, 6-9 pm!

Save the Date!

Save the date for Disciple Now 2012; it will be here before you know it! Watch for more details coming very soon. High School Disciple Now is January 27-29 and Middle School Disciple Now is March 2-4. Mark your calendar!


On the Menu

Balance Flow classes meet at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Café Special November 7 - 17: French dip topped with sautéed onions & Swiss cheese served with Au Jus, house made potato chips and a drink for $5.50

in the Aerobics Room at the ROC. These classes focus on soft martial arts techniques/patterns that enhance balance, teach fall prevention and improve mental focus. All patterns are linked to scripture and beginners are welcome to any class. Class costs are $15/month or $3/class.

Senior Day at the ROC will meet on Monday, November 14 with

Cheryl Webb from Visiting Angels as our speaker. Blood pressure checks begin at 10:30 am, followed by lunch at 11:30 and the speaker at noon. Cost is $5. Make your reservation by calling Jane at 256704-5678 ext. 715.

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

registration has begun. The cost per child is $75; after December 4, the cost is $90. Shorts are included. Cheerleading turtlenecks are optional at a cost of $12. Attend an evaluation on either Thursday, December 1, between 5:30-7:30 pm or Saturday, December 3, between 9:0011:00 am. For more info, contact Joyce Calvert at 256-704-5678, ext. 714 or by e-mail at



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ROMEO Retired Old Men Eating Out Our weekly meetings are Thursdays at 7:30 am in the Fellowship Dining Room, South Campus. Breakfast buffet is $5.00 or just come for fellowship. Guest speaker November 10 will be Dr. Deborah Barnhart, executive director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

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COMING SOON Please mark your calendars for our Christmas events! December 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm Student Worship Arts Team presents “Hanging of the Green.” December 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm Children’s Choir presents “One Starry Night.” December 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm Winterlude Piano Concert.

SENIOR DAY AT THE ROC NOVember 14 10:30 am

See details in Recreation section above.

After School Special November 7 - 17:

Chicken nuggets, French fries and a 16 oz drink for $3.50.


Fall is here and Christmas is coming! See what is in store at the Whitesburg Resource Center. The Resource Center is located across from Noah’s Ark in the South Lobby, open Sundays from 9:00-9:40, 10:45-11:15 and 12:10-12:45. This is your local one-stop shop for Bibles, different types of books, sermon CDs, music CDs, and weekly new arrivals! Join us on Sunday, November 13 for a cup of cider as local author Sue Lester signs her new book The Noble Dream: From the Jungles of Uganda to the Hills of Rwanda - Faith Prevails. All proceeds from this book will go to Africa New Life Ministries International. In December, Dr. Joey Karr will do a book signing. WORDS OF APPRECIATION Hazel Sanders and family wish to express their appreciation to the Church Family for all the love, prayers and concern shown to them at the death of her son, Ronnie (nephew of Jack and Dot Walker). SYMPATHY The church family expresses sympathy for Mary Dunne and Steven and Elizabeth Dunne at the death of Mary’s mother and Steven’s grandmother.


If you would like to place flowers in the Worship Center in 2012 in memory or in honor of a special person or occasion, you may do so in one of two ways: 1. Contact Karen Tidwell in the Pastor’s Office at 256-704-5678, ext. 224 for available dates. 2. Go to and follow the instructions. The cost is $40.00 and one Sunday per family may be reserved until after January 3 (if available).

Nov. 6, 2011 Heartbeat Newsletter  
Nov. 6, 2011 Heartbeat Newsletter  

Whitesburg Baptist Church's twice monthly newsletter.