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July 31, 2022


Bruce G. Chesser

It does not feel like fall, but the events around us suggest that we have moved into a new season. Schools are in session. I have seen the football teams practicing and heard the marching bands getting ready for the upcoming season. With the beginning of school comes an exciting time of the year for our church.

We will have our annual lake baptism service in Old Hickory Lake in just a few weeks! Many have already told us of their desire and intent to be baptized that day. If you have never followed the Lord in believer’s baptism, this would be an excellent opportunity for you to do so. Call Cindy Hodges at (615) 447-1336 and tell her that you want to be baptized that day!

By the way, our annual Fall Picnic has been scheduled for October 16th. Go ahead and put that date on your calendar and plan to spend the afternoon with our church family. It is going to be a lot of fun!

This morning we will look at one of the most loved passages of Scripture in all of the Bible. Luke 2:1-20 is the account of the birth of Jesus. While we are months away from the Christmas season, today we will remind ourselves of God’s great gift to us when He sent His Son into the world.

Thank you for being here today! And, Merry Christmas!

Bruce Chesser



with Senior Associate Pastor, Bruce Raley

Our hearts are broken as we continue to hear of the devastation by the floods to our northern neighbors in Kentucky. The loss of dozens of lives, plus the realization of people’s dreams washed away, impacts all of us.

Three pastors from this region attended a pastor’s training we hosted last May. In communication with these pastors, we learned that all three of their churches are staging areas for disaster relief. When asked about their immediate needs, all responded with the need for finances. People need money to buy fuel for generators, as well as purchase basic necessities of life.

In consultation with the church stewardship team, we have already sent funds to each of these churches for distribution to needy families. As a church, we have always been generous to those in need.

If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so by indicating on your gift, “Kentucky Relief”. You can also make a gift online at the church app or website by indicating “Kentucky Relief” on the MEMO drop-down.

Thank you for your generosity.

It is a joy to serve you,

 Pastor Bruce Raley


Mike Stoops – Michael has been an FBCH member since 1987 and Carol has been an FBCH member since 2002. They have 2 adult children. Mike is a Financial Specialist for LifeWay. Carol works in our Administration Department as a Financial Resource Specialist. Mike serves as an Usher.

ASSISTING DEACONS: Randle Davis & Frank Freels, Jr.

Wednesday Evenings:

PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY: 8:50 a.m. Live Recording in Worship Center and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Chapel and Online

CHOIR: 6:30-7:45 p.m. | ORCHESTRA: 6:00-7:30 p.m. (TUESDAYS)

NEXTGEN MINISTRIES: Preschool – High School 6:15-7:45 p.m.


Ladies Bible Study hosted by Chuan Anderson | Weekley 1101

Mens Bible Study hosted by Chris Brunt | Weekley 3321

Young Parents Connect Group hosted by Ben Baxley | Weekley 1111

Worship Attendance     3,426

Connect Groups          2,453

Online Attendance       1,864

Madison First Baptist       86

Cross Roads Church        29

One Community Church   26


Budget receipts this week:  $ 211,197

Year to date budget receipts:  $ 11,135,800

Year to date budget requirements:  $10,483,685




Church Office – (615) 824-6154
Minister on Call –  (615) 870-7902
Prayer Room – (615) 826-7729
Safety & Security – (615) 447-0400
Counseling (615) 824-3772



Online – 

Sunday Mornings

Worship : Choir & Orchestra :  8:30 & 9:45 (Worship Center)
Worship band :     9:45 (Wilson Hall)  11:00 (Worship Center)
Connect Groups:   8:30, 9:45, 11:00
Children’s Worship (K-3) – 9:45 (Chapel)

Wednesday Evenings
Pastor’s bible study : 8:30 AM LIVE RECORDING IN WORSHIP CENTER
CHOIR : 6:30 – 7:45pm
Orchestra : 6:00 – 7:30pm (Tuesdays)
NextGen Ministries : Preschool – High School 6:15-7:45 pm


FBCH Adult Ministries Activities : 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Ladies Bible Study hosted by Chuan Anderson – Weekley 1101
Mens Bible Study hosted by Chris Brunt – Weekley 3321
Young Parents Connect Group hosted by Ben Baxley – Weekley 1111

New Members

BY BAPTISM: Kayleigh Stoda

BY LETTER: Jerry & Susan Marlin 


Our deepest sympathy to the family of Jo Bradley.

One Heart Bible Reading for this week:

MONDAY, August 8– Acts 9

TUESDAY, August 9 – 3 John

WEDNESDAY, August 10 – 1 Timothy 3

THURSDAY, August 11 – Acts 12

FRIDAY, August 12 – 1 Corinthians 14

SATURDAY, August 13 – Acts 14

SUNDAY, August 14 – Ephesians 5

We believe the Bible is God’s inspired and authoritative Word. (2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe in God, Three-in-One, the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, the Creator of all. (Genesis 1)

We believe in Jesus, who died for our sins, and who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. (Ephesians 1)

We believe in the Holy Spirit who guides us to spiritual maturity with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness. (Ephesians 4)

We believe in Christ’s return to claim His bride for eternal glory

We Believe 2022

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