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September 25, 2022


Bruce G. Chesser

We have now officially entered into the fall season. This past week felt more like summer than fall, but the weather will change soon, and fall will be in the air. I love this season. Thank you for remaining faithful to the Lord and His church. You are such a blessing to me.

Don’t forget to register for the church picnic that will be coming up on October 16th. There is no cost, but we need to know how many will come from your family. You will receive a wristband that will identify you as having registered for the bbq meal. It is going to be fun for all ages. The picnic will be from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville. Don’t miss it!

This morning we will pick up our study with Luke 4:31-44. In this passage, it becomes clear that Jesus speaks and lives with authority. It’s a great passage.

If you are new to our church or just visiting for the day, please stop and allow me to say hello to you. I’ll be in the main lobby underneath the sign that says, “Meet the Pastor.” I have a gift that I’d love to give to you.

Bruce Chesser



with Senior Associate Pastor, Bruce Raley

The Lord led our church to start a food bank for Sumner County early in 2022. The previous food bank was closing, yet the need was still present…and growing.

It has been amazing to see how the Lord has opened door after door. Because of our obedience, hundreds of people are provided food each month. The Gospel is also being shared with each food gift.

One early question was where the Food Bank would be located. A warehouse in Gallatin was made available and has been the perfect location and facility. We made the purchase in June, with an initial down-payment. Now we need to pay off this building.

Over the next months, we need to raise $1,800,000. We will have a special giving emphasis called “EVERYONE CAN” throughout the remainder of 2022. This facility can be paid off quickly if each of us makes a sacrificial gift. You will be hearing more about this in the coming days. A special offering envelope will soon be available.

The first step is prayer. Please pray about your part in “EVERYONE CAN.”

Pastor Bruce Raley


Lawson Watson – Lawson has been an FBCH members since 1996 and Brittany since 2020. They have five children. Lawson is a teacher at Ellis Middle School and Brittany is a teacher at Hendersonville High School. Lawson serves in Men’s Ministry, teaches an Adult Co-ed Connect Group, and he serves as an FCA leader at Ellis Middle School.

ASSISTING DEACONS: Cary Massey & Lewis McMullen

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     3,257

Connect Groups          2,417

Online Attendance      1,713

Madison First Baptist       53

Cross Roads Church        42

One Community Church   31


Budget receipts this week:  $ 213,933

Year to date budget receipts:  $ 12,642,301

Year to date budget requirements:  $11,882,705




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

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:  Nora DeGuira, Emmett Galecki, Kylee Jo Gregory & Daniel Stephens

BY LETTER: Cory & Denise Adams, Dorothy Aker, Blake and Julie Eaton, Eric & Anne Ericson, David, Jennifer, Nathan, & Caleb Hawkins, Bill & Heloisa Skelton

BY STATEMENT: Vickie Cothern, Mary Katherine Fortner, & Sheri Fuchser


Our deepest sympathy to the families of Jonathan Rhyne and Terry Stephens.

One Heart Bible Reading for this week:

MONDAY, September 26– Psalm 36

TUESDAY, September 27 – Psalm 37

WEDNESDAY, September 28 – Psalm 38

THURSDAY, October 1– Psalm 3

FRIDAY, October 2 – Psalm 41

SATURDAY, October 3 – Psalm 42

SUNDAY, October 4 – Psalm 43


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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