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September 26, 2021


Bruce G. Chesser

Good morning and welcome to the morning worship services of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville. There are four opportunities for you to participate in worship today. Two are led by our wonderful choir and orchestra and two are led by an outstanding team of musicians in the praise team/band of the contemporary services. Whichever service you attend, I pray that the Lord will richly bless you. By the way, there are Connect Groups (small group Bible Studies) available for every age group at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00.

This morning we will take the Lord’s Supper together. The Lord’s Supper is one of two directives that the New Testament gives to churches to celebrate what the Lord has done for us. The first is baptism. Baptism is a public expression of the reality that Jesus lives inside of us and that He has saved us. Every follower of Jesus should be baptized after they trust Jesus as Lord of life. The second ordinance is the Lord’s Supper. It is an outward reminder of the price that Jesus paid for our sins. The bread represents His body that was broken for us. The juice represents His blood that was shed for us. Without these, we could not be saved.

This morning we will also study Philippians 2:14-18. The heart of the passage is a clarion call for us to “shine like stars” in a “crooked and perverted world.”

Thank you for being here today.

Bruce Chesser

Featured Event:

Church-Wide Family Picnic at Smiley Hollow

October 17th from 4:00-7:00 pm at 6131 Smiley Hollow Road, Goodlettsville, TN

There will BBQ, hotdogs and hamburgers, Kona Ice, inflatables, trackless train for little ones, car show, live music, corn hole, axe throwing for adults and more!

Please register your family by October 10th for our food ordering needs. Register now!



with Senior Associate Pastor, Bruce Raley

We have an opportunity to vote on the proposed 2021-22 budget ministry plan this morning. This plan was developed over several months with recommendations from various staff and ministry leaders being presented to the Stewardship Committee. This committee then compiles the requests and develops the budget based upon ministry plans and goals and anticipated offerings.

This year’s proposal is basically the same overall as the present year. However, with the elimination of our debt in 2021, we are able to redirect those funds to ministry.

Here are some of the significant increases overall:

• Missions. We will increase our giving to the Cooperative Program from $435,000 to $700,000. These funds are for the support of missionaries world-wide, ministry within Tennessee, theological education and more.

• Special Needs. With the development of our special needs ministry, funds are being provided for the weekday ministry, as well as Sunday and Wednesday.

• Church Plant. In just a few weeks, we will recommend Chris Mills to join as staff as Church Planter for One Community Church. This church plant in Hell’s Kitchen, NY will officially be a ministry of our church.

• Church Revitalization. We are presently in conversations with other churches that need a church partner to assist in revitalization. Funds are budgeted to help these churches regain their impact and influence in their communities.

It is a joy to serve you.

Bruce Raley

Mini Car Show at Smiley Hollow

Do you have a classic or unique car you would like to display? Please call the church office to reserve your spot at (615) 824-6154

Father/Son Adventure Weekend

2nd-5th Grade Boys

October 29 -30 | Camp Widijiwagan, Antioch TN Come to the father/son adventure weekend and take an adventure together! Ziplines, archery, climbing towers, arena soccer, challenging games, competitions, food and more. Cost $50/person. Must register online by October 22nd Here.

THE WALK WEEKEND (7-12th Graders)
November 12-14 | Jonathan Creek Camp and Conference Center
Students will not want to miss the biggest event of the year! 7th through 12th graders are invited to get away for a weekend.The weekend will include exciting worship, small group discussions, and extreme rec activities like laser tag, bazooka ball, and ziplines! Cost is just $100. For more info or to sign up, visit

Women on Mission

2nd Wednesday Every month | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Weekley Rm. 1113 Women of all ages are invited to learn about a variety of mission opportunities.

Contact: (615) 447-1333 or for more info.

New Christians Class for Kids

October 10 & 24 | 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Children’s Rally Rm.

This two week class is the next step before baptism for children who are new Christians. The class meets upstairs in the Children’s Rally Room area. Parents do not need to attend. No registration required. The next class will be December 5th and 12th.

College Flannel Party

October 13 | 7:45-9:30 p.m. | Vanderpool Farm

College-Age and Young Adults, you do not want to miss the College Flannel Party on Wednesday, October 13! Invite your friends for an awesome night of line dancing, food, s’mores and games at the Vanderpool Farm.

Contact: Daniel Rogers

Library Preschool Story Time

September 22 | 10:00-11:00 a.m. | Library

All preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to attend. After storytime, you are welcome to stay for playtime and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the café area. Additional storytimes will be held Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 8.

If you have read 25 books or more from June 1 to August 31, the library would like to reward you with a small prize! Bring your list of completed books to the library during open hours to pick up your prize! Contact :


Richard Schultz – Richard and Pam have been members of FBCH since 2005. They have one son. Richard owns Schultz Monument Company and Pam is an Executive Administrative Assistant for Advent Health. They serve on the Lord’s Supper Committee, and Richard serves as an Usher.

Wednesday Evenings:

PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY: 8:30 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

sunday, september 19 

Worship Attendance – 2,739
Online Attendance – 2,240
Connect Groups – 2,037
Madison FBC –



Budget receipts this week:$ 203,676

Year to date budget receipts: $11,708,609

Year to date budget requirements: $11,195,019




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 –
DIGITALLY Text – FBCHville to (833) 313-5465


Watch Sundays LIVE at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 am

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

One Heart Bible Reading for this week:

SEPTEMBER 26 – Micah 6

SEPTEMBER 27 – Luke 19

SEPTEMBER 28 – Mark 8

SEPTEMBER 29 – Romans 9

SEPTEMBER 30 – Isaiah 49

OCTOBER 1 – Exodus 20

OCTOBER 2 – Psalm 103



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