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September 25, 2022
A NOTE FROM OUR PASTOR
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.
CONNECTING EVERY GENERATION, TO GOD, OTHERS & SERVICE
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
DEACON OF THE WEEK:
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
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.
FBCH ADULT MINISTRIES ACTIVITIES: 6:30-7:30 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
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)
Pastor’s bible study : 8:30 AM LIVE RECORDING IN WORSHIP CENTER
6:30 – 7:30PM IN THE CHAPEL AND ONLINE
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
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