Archive for August, 2012

It’s the first Sunday of the month – and you know what that means!  It’s time for our Offering for Hunger and Hope!

Start gathering your pennies & other coins and bring your Cents-A-Bility offering with you to church on Sunday.

We will also collect our food offering for Yokefellow Ministries.  The food of the month is: Canned Vegetables.  Clean out your pantry or stop by the grocery and pick up some canned goods to help feed those in our community.  Every little bit makes an impact!

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Head Usher: John Mills

Side Usher: Catherine Scott

Nursery: Pepper Mayes

Spark Teachers: Libby Pell, Cathy Harrison and Emma Harrison



Sunday, September 2           

10:00 am – Coffee Time

11:00 am – Worship

5:30 pm – Beacons

Monday, September 3          

Church Office Closed

Tuesday, September 4         

10:00 am – Circle 1

Wednesday, September 5    

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, September 6       

5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends


August 26, 2012 Contributions:     

Pledged:           $        7,580.00

Non-Pledged:   $           411.00

Weekly Total:   $        7,991.00

Total monthly receipts:                                            $17,294.66

 Monthly budget need:                                               $24,000.00

 Amount we fell short for the month of August:      $  6,705.34

 Annual Pledge to Date Deficit:                                 $11,738.74



Beacons: Will meet this evening in the Lighthouse at 5:30 p.m.  The Harrison family will be providing dinner.  Shasta is also in need of volunteers to provide dinner on the 9th, 23rd and 30th.  Contact her if you can assist.

 Spark: We are still in need of several volunteers to teach in the coming weeks on a rotation.  Please see Shasta or Mae Daniels to sign up.

 Coffee Time: Are you reading “The Year of Living Biblically”? Would you like to discuss what you are reading?  Join Steve each Sunday at 10:00.  We’ll discuss a chapter a week and have some great coffee.

 Church Office Closed: Monday, September 3rd; The office will be closed to observe the Labor Day holiday.

 Circle 1: Will meet in the Ladies Parlor on Tuesday, September 4th, at 10:00 a.m.

 Women’s Fall Bible Study: “Reel Faith: Movies, Faith and God” A 13-week study at the ways we can encounter our faith in the movies we watch. Each week we’ll watch a film.  A faith discussion will follow. We will offer this study on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 4th. E-mail, Facebook, text or call Shasta to sign up.

 New Member Sunday: Sunday, September 16th; Any people that are interested in joining our church family or learning about church membership, please see Joan Godwin or Steve.


Friends Feeding Friends: Thursday, September 6th; The following people have signed up to assist with this ministry: Linda Hodges, Steven Lowe, Cathy Harrison, Emma Harrison, Mike Branch, Mae Daniels, Philip Daniels and Sara Bailey. Please meet at First Baptist at 5:00 p.m.



 Birthdays: 9/3: Randy Carlisle, Jeannie Chilton; 9/4: Gary Bowers, Christopher Carlisle; 9/5: Bob Taylor; 9/6: Wade Moody, Ben Gatchel; 9/8: Hampton Hatcher, Tim East

 Anniversaries: 9/2: Mark and Lisa Blevins; 9/4: Burke and Carolyn Robertson, Mike and Susan King; 9/7: Mike and Linda Gatchel

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Just a friendly reminder that this Sunday we’ll start our “Coffee (Half) Hour” in the church Fellowship Hall at 10am.  This is a wonderful way to ease into your Sunday morning with fellow church family members as we gather to fellowship and prepare to worship God.

The focus of our time together will be a casual conversation of the book I’m doing my fall sermon series on: The Year Of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs.  Each week we’ll take a chapter out of the book and talk about it.  This will truly be an open, free-flowing discussion – less of a Bible study/lecture and more of a guided conversation.

Of course, it helps to read the book before you come, and you can pick up your copy at Pages Bookstores right here in town.  This Sunday we’ll be looking at the Introduction (pgs. 3-13).

Hope to see lots of you there at 10am this Sunday morning!

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Our Heartfelt Sympathy

Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to Linda Surratt (our current Nursery worker) & family on the death of her mother, Evelyn Worrell, who passed away recently.  Visitation will be @ Moody Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28th.  Graveside service will be held @ 2:00 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church.  Please be in prayer for Linda & her family.


Our heartfelt sympathy is expressed to the family of Mary Helton (our former Nursery worker) upon her death on Saturday, August 25th.  Visitation will be held at Spencer Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 29th, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  The service will be held at Friendship Baptist Church on Willis Gap Road on Thursday, August 30th, at 1:00 p.m.  Please be in prayer for her family.

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Rally Day!! Sunday, August 26, 2012

Be here as we kick-off our new
Christian Education and Nurture year here at FPC.
Here’s what we have in store for you:

10:00 – Coffee & pastries in the Fellowship Hall
Introduction of Coffee Hour & more

11:00 – Worship
Rally Day Sermon

12:00 – Pig Pickin’ and covered dish lunch at Westwood Park. Bring your favorite side dish and dessert to share .

Dress for Rally Day will be casual.

So come out and celebrate the beginning of a new year of Fellowship with God and each other.

Mark your calendars to be here for the festivities!

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 Sunday, August 19   

9:45 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship

Wednesday, August 22  

7:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, August 23   

8:00 am – Bob Chilton Memorial Bible Study


August 12, 2012 Contributions:  

Pledged:           $        3,327.00

Non-Pledged:   $           567.00

Weekly Total:   $        3,894.00

 Total monthly receipts:                                            $  7,561.66

 Monthly budget need:                                               $24,000.00

 Amount we still need for the month of August:     $16,438.34

 Annual Pledge to Date Deficit:                                 $20,918.74


 Beacons: Will not meet today, August 19th.  Note: The Beacons will meet next Sunday, August 26th.  Shasta is in need of someone to provide dinner for them on that date.  Please let her know if you’d like to volunteer.

 Seeking Spark Teachers! The Christian Education team needs YOU!!Spark will resume in September and we are currently seeking teachers to share God’s love with our children.  Mae Daniels will be in the foyer following worship – if you wish to sign up.

 Coffee Time – Are you reading “The Year of Living Biblically”? Would you like to discuss what you are reading?  Then join Steve in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings at 10:00 beginning September 2. We’ll discuss a chapter a week and have some great coffee. Hope to see you there.

 New Member Sunday: Sunday, September 16th; Any people that are interested in joining our church family or learning about church membership, please see Joan Godwin or Steve.

 Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise announced.


Birthdays: 8/21: Bob Keck; 8/23: John Malone, Crystal Rodriguez; 8/24: Steve Yokeley; 8/25: Margaret Cockerell

 Anniversaries: 8/21: Joel and Beth McCrosky

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As was announced in worship this past Sunday,  the Bob Chilton Bible study will be moving to Thursday mornings .  Our next gathering will take place at Pages Bookstore tomorrow morning, August 9th, at 8:00am.  Everyone is invited.

The Bob Chilton Bible study began over a decade ago, organized and led by former church member Bob Chilton.  Bob’s passion was helping church members study and learn more about the Bible. Upon his death in 2003, the Bible study was continued and renamed in his honor.  For the past ten years, Steve has led this study and uses it as part of his sermon study and preparation.  The scriptures the group discusses over coffee and pastries are the same scriptures Steve is slated to preach on the following Sunday.  It is not uncommon for Steve to refer to some of the group’s “musings” in his sermons.

We are happy to continue this wonderful ministry as it moves from Wednesday to Thursday mornings. We hope to see you there!

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