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February Sunday



Wednesday Thursday Regular Evening Activities


Souper Sunday Food Drive & Fellowship Regi Stone Concert

Mourning Glories


Bible College Classes

Missions Connections


Senior Adult Choir

Regular Evening Activities







Kids Crossing




Kids Crossing


Collide with Andrew Palau

MS Crossing


13 Senior Day at the ROC Bible College Classes

14 Senior Adult Choir MS Crossing


15 Regular Evening Activities

Celebrate Recovery

Mourning Glories Bible College Classes


27 Mourning Glories Bible College Classes


FOLD Ladies’ Lunch

Senior Adult Choir

16 ROMEOs Kids Crossing Food Service Volunteer Dinner

22 Regular Evening Activities

17 Parents’ Night Out MS Game Night

23 ROMEOs Kids Crossing

24 Academy Talent/No Talent show

MS Crossing


Senior Adult Choir MS Crossing

18 Upward Basketball Games

25 Upward Basketball Games Upward Awards Day Breakfast

Celebrate Recovery GriefShare

Upward Basketball Games

Global Impact Banquet




HS Boot Camp

Celebrate Recovery GriefShare

Global Impact Celebration

Upward Basketball Games


29 Regular Evening Activities

ROMEOs Kids Crossing

Celebrate Recovery


Starting March 4, the shuttle pick up/drop off location for South Campus will be shift in order to better accommodate our riders and drivers. Flyers with detailed information will be handed out to riders over the next several weeks.

Altar Flowers

If you would like to place flowers in the Worship Center in 2012 in memory or in honor of a special person or occasion, contact Karen Tidwell in the Pastor’s Office at 256-704-5678, ext. 224 or go to and follow the instructions.

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) 45th Annual Banquet

With speaker Dave Howe, Director of Truth Chasers Club, CEF Headquarters, Warrenton, MO. Calvary Bible Church Family Life Center Gym, 607 Drake Avenue, Huntsville, AL Saturday, February 11, 2012 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm RSVP by calling 256-881-4381 by Tuesday, February 7



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, Mature Adult Director 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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February 5 - 18, 2012

A Note from the Pastor In a world where marriage is constantly criticized and looked upon by many as obsolete, the follower of Christ must be assured that the Bible is very consistent when it speaks of marriage and the home. From the time God instituted marriage in the Garden of Eden all the way through to the teaching about the sanctity of the marriage covenant in the New Testament, God’s plan has been crystal clear. Robert Keeler in the “Toastmaster,” Reader’s Digest, June, 1994, quoted Helen Rowtane: “Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning handsprings, or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.” Well, many have tried it and failed. Others have tried it and struggled. Maybe all of us have struggled at some point, but that does not mean that God came up with a flawed concept. Quite to the contrary, His plan is based on common sense, hard work, and divine intervention. Our homes were never designed to function without genuine faith in the Lord. We must be reminded that Jesus declared: “Without me you can do nothing.” That certainly applies to each of us in the various roles we play in the context of the family. We hear much of the negative today, but consider the findings of Dr. Josh McDowell. Young people who lack a basic biblical belief system (usually acquired at home) are: 225% more likely to be angry with life 216% more likely to be resentful 210% more likely to lack purpose in life 200% more likely to be disappointed in life When you look at those statistics in reverse, you can see that with the proper home life and with a Christian upbringing our youth are more balanced and have greater potential for a life of purpose and significance. It may not be easy, but it is right and it is worth all that we put into it. May the Lord bless the homes of His people.

Love in Jesus, Bro. Jimmy


OUTDOOR Friday, March 2 - Details inside! HIS HEART.




Middle School Disciple Now March 2-4 Details inside!

Marriage for a Lifetime Class starts March 4 Look inside for more details!

The Whitesburg Baptist Church Newsletter is a twice a month publication with the purpose of keeping our church body informed about its ministries.

ADULT MINISTRY Marriage for a Lifetime Begins Sunday, March 4, 2012

Learn how to keep your marriage strong and healthy and avoid the pitfalls every marriage faces: Expectations, In-Laws, Finances, Holidays, Stress, and more! There is no cost to take this class designed for young couples that are engaged to be married or have been married for less than a year. The most lasting gift you give a couple before they are married could be information about this class. So if this class is for you - Sign Up! If this class is not for you, help us spread the word! For more information call Rev. David Dye at 256-704-5678, ext. 222.

Parents’ Night Out Friday, February 17

If your weeknight is hectic….Wish your Sweetheart a Happy Valentine’s Day on February 14 and enjoy a night out on Friday, February 17. Enjoy the convenience and security of childcare provided at the church. Sign up in your LIFE group or call the Childcare Hotline at 256-704-5678, ext. 352. Childcare is $5 per child with a $20 maximum. Children can be dropped off beginning at 6:15 pm.

Christian Citizen Task Force Presentation

Have Christian citizens put idols before God when they vote? Christian Citiizen Task Force presents special speaker Dr. Troy Towns. Sunday, February 12 at 4:30 pm in North Lobby Room 114.


Book Signing and Refreshments Sunday, February 12

The Noble Dream! From the Jungles of Uganda to the Hills of Rwanda Faith Prevails. By Charles Mugisha Buregeya with Susan W. Lester $15 per book – all proceeds go directly to Africa New Life for Rwanda. Sue Lester will sign your copy! This story of Charles Mugisha Buregeya will encourage you to dream God-sized dreams, as you are inspired to pray and depend on Him more. Our non-profit Resource Center is open on Sundays from 9:00-9:45 am and 10:45-11:15 am. On book signing Sundays, the Center will also be open 12:10-12:30 pm. It is located in the South Lobby across from Noah’s Ark.







You are invited to come and get to know Global Mission Leaders from Africa, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Caribbean and the United States who are being “His Heart, His Hands, His Voice” to our world.

Jamaica Mission Team Training

WBC Jamaica Global Mission Team Retreat will be Friday, February 17, 6-9 pm and Saturday, February 18, 9 am-12 pm at the Martha Fleming Ministry Center.

Missions Connection

Ladies, come enjoy listening to the missionary journeys of Al and Claudia Rudd on February 7. They have just returned from Mzimba, Malawi, Africa. Tuesday, February 7, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, South Campus upstairs Room 600. Bring any type of salad for “salad potluck” luncheon, drinks furnished. Please arrange childcare by calling 256-704-5678, ext. 352. You do not have to be a member to attend!

WOMEN’S MINISTRY FOLD friends out to lunch & dinner

Enjoy lunch with your girlfriends at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Parkway Place Mall on Tuesday, February 21 at 12 Noon and hear a wonderful message from Kim Reisenwitz. Bring a friend or co-worker who needs an encouraging word from the Lord. Remember no reservations are required, and the only cost is the cost of your meal

Moms-in-Prayer Moms and grandmothers, join other moms to pray scripturally for your child(ren) and their school(s) every Monday during the school year 8:15-9:15 am at the Whitesburg Baptist Center Room 617. Come stand in the gap for the next generation. Mark Your Calendar

Girls Night Out - Painting Class March 9 Mentoring Orientation Coffee March 18 or 256-704-5678, ext. 279


ON THE MENU Café Special February 6-9 ... $5.50: Mediterranean style pizza, salad and drink.

Zumba on Mondays at 6:00 pm! Cost is $15

per month for unlimited classes. No advanced registration required.

Weigh to Get Fit classes will be held on Mondays in February from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Craft Room at the ROC. This nutrition class will help you learn how to eat out without doing your diet in, and is taught by Linda Steakley, a registered dietitian with the Huntsville Hospital Wellness Center. Class cost is $25. Registration is available online at WhitesburgBaptist. org/recreation. Outdoor Expo 2012 - Friday, March 2



Featuring Clay Dyer as the guest speaker. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Enjoy Wild Game Tasting, Snacks, Vendors, Door Prizes, and Live Entertainment before the speaker at 7:00 pm. Tickets for adults are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; children 10 and under are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Contact Jane Baker at 256-704-5678, ext. 715 or by email at for more information.

Firearm Safety and Pistol Class led by Ted Mielke, is designed for women, aged 21 or older, who want to learn how to safely handle firearms. The class will be held on Thursday, February 23, from 5:30-9:00 pm in Room 609 at the ROC. Cost is $15 and class is limited to 10 so pre-registration and payment is required. Contact Jane Baker at 256-704-5678, ext. 715.

Senior Day at the ROC will meet on Monday, February 13, with a representative from the UAH OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute 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 Debbie Pierce at 704-5678 ext. 713.

STUDENTS Student Wednesday Night Events This Wednesday join us for a special combined Amp’d and RIOT with Joshua Price! This awesome night will take place February 8, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Student Center Chapel.

Middle School Disciple Now Middle School Disciple Now is happening March 2-4! Price right now is $50 through February 19. February 20-26, price is $60, and it goes up to $75 February 27-28. Tuesday, February 28 is the very last day to sign up. Don’t wait- sign up today!

Friday Night COLLIDE! Collide is back on a Friday night this time! Friday, February 10, 6:308:30 pm join us for an incredible night with awesome worship led by Joshua Price and a life-changing message from Andrew Palau!

Middle School Game Night Join David Siler and the interns for Middle School Game Night on Friday, February 17, 7-9 pm! You do not want to miss this fun night!

Café Special February 13-16 ... $5.50: Grilled pork chops, sweet potato fries, veggie. After School Special February 6-19 ... $3.50: Chicken wingettes with house made chips.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS The First Impressions Ministry will conduct training for Guest Information Desk Volunteers on Sunday, February 19 at 4:45 pm and Wednesday, February 22 at 5:15 pm in the South Lobby. The training is for all current Guest Information Volunteers and anyone interested in serving in this vital ministry. The training will last for approximately one hour and a snack meal will be provided. Choose the session that works best for you and RSVP to Decetria Akole at 256704-5678, ext. 206; decetria.akole@wbccares. org by February 17.


The following people wish to express their appreciation to the Church Family for all the love, prayers and concern shown to them in recent days: • Dee Tolomei at the death of her daughter, Darla Furman. • Russ and Laura Medley and family at the death of her brother, Chester Grisham. • Philip and Renae Key at the death of her grandmother, Edna Warren. • The family of Wade Stevens at his death. • The family of Kathy Smith, Wanda Capps’ sister-in-law, at her death. • Peggy Counts during her recent hospitalization and rehabilitation. • Dick and Sandy Snow at the death of her mother, Nell Stone. • Jim and Ellen Cofer during her recent hospitalization and surgery.


The church family expresses sympathy for: • Mrs. Eula Clark and family at the death of her husband, George. • Kelly and Angela McNabb and family at the death of his father, Harold McNabb.

2-5-12 Heartbeat Newsletter  

A twice-monthly publication of Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL.