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CRIEVEWOOD CONCERNS Released Gerald St. Pierre Jim Stewart Visible Results
as of October 5, 2014
Sunday School ...................................................................... 235
Worship Attendance .............................................................. 215
............................................(Sanctuary - 189 and East Hall - 26)
Homebound of the week: Hugh & Dot Reed Mary Smith Mary Shotwell Billy & Irene Vaughan Winnie Smith *For a complete list, please call Connie in the church office. Question of the Day…
Benevolence Offerings are collected the second Sunday of each month.
Why do people visit a Church?
EXTENDED SESSION
October 12, 2014
ETC Captain-Servant Needed
Babies-Servant Needed & Servant Needed
Toddlers-Will Shaw & Servant Needed
Nursing Homes & Assisted Living (Family & Friends of Church Members): Morning Pointe at Brentwood: Mary Midden Morningside: Be y Jacobs Threes-Rita Hardeman & Charlotte Tonks
Fours-Robert E. Brown & Ron Tonks
B US MI NI S T RY
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Chuck Hutsell & Will Sensing
Stephen & Barbara Hoskins
Connie Scheffer & Jim Stewart
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
7:30 AM DEACONS MEETING - ROOM 136
8:15 AM PRAYING FOR THE CHURCH - ROOM 128
9:00 AM LIBRARY OPEN UNTIL 10:40AM
9:30 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL (ENG & LAO)
10:45 AM MORNING WORSHIP (ENG & LAO)
3:30PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Morning: Robert E. Brown, Stephen &
Connie Scheffer
EBENEZER KAREN BAPTIST CHURCH - ROOM 132
BELIEVING COUNCIL - ROOM 136
CARING COUNCIL - ROOM 132
ZOMI BAPTIST WORSHIP - EAST HALL
4:30 PM
A WORD FROM DOUG...
The Institute for American Church Growth interviewed
10,000 church attenders to learn how they came into
their church.
JOINT COUNCIL MEETING - ROOM 136
2.0% ..... Due to a special Need
3.0% ..... Just walked in
6.0% ..... Because of the Pastor's influence
1.0% ..... In response to visitation from the church
5.0% ..... Due to interest in Sunday School
3.0% ..... Because of interest in a particular program
79.0% ..... From the influence of a friend or relative
One researcher made this observation: It may come as
a surprise that the most powerful agent (besides the
Holy Spirit) of church growth is the person in the pew...
The church begins to grow when Christ's body identify
themselves with His great commission, to "go into their
world" and reach out to the persons they already know
(Mark 16:15).
(1) relationship bonds
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
9:00AM
SENIORCIZE - CRC GYM
9:15AM
BIBLE STUDY ON JONAH - GLOVER’S HOME
5:00 PM
FAMILY FELLOWSHIP MEAL - FELLOWSHIP HALL
5:45 PM
LIBRARY OPEN UNTIL 7:30 PM
6:00 PM
GOD IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS - ROOM 134
HEBREWS BIBLE STUDY - ROOM 136
(2) a task or role of service that provides a sense of
purpose.
Oct 12:
Oct 13:
Oct 14:
Oct 15:
Oct 16:
Oct 17:
Oct 19:
Patti Morris, Brittany Stidham
Brian Shaw
Nelda Brown, Jim Keeton
Zac Johnson, Jim McGee, Hang Sang,
Kenny Watson
Jim Branan
Luke Colbert, Hoil Crowe, Jr., Janis Morel
Shanty Luna
Oct 14:
W.C. & Anita Barron
GROWING IN GRACE (PRESCHOOL) - ROOM 110
KIDZPRAISE CHOIR (GRADES 1-6) - CHOIR ROOM
THE GOSPEL PROJECT (GRADES 7-12) - ROOM 311
7:05 PM
ADULT CHOIR REHEARSAL - CHOIR ROOM
October 8, 2014
New Hymnal Dedication
Hymnal Dedication Sunday
October 12, 2014
During Morning Worship at
10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary
The percentage of people shown below attended for
the following reasons:
It's one thing to get people to come to church, and it's
quite another to get them to stay… Generally speaking,
the two great reasons why persons stick in a church
are:
SHARING COUNCIL - ROOM 120
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0.5% ..... In response to a special crusade
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
12:30 PM
Believing... Caring... Sharing...
Budget Gifts .............................................................. $14,603.00
Budget Requirements Weekly ................................... $20,868.00
Budget Gifts to Date ................................................ $632,845.50
Budget Requirements Year to Date ......................... $850,628.80
Laotian Gifts Sunday ...................................................... $539.00
Laotian Gifts Year to Date ........................................ $21,052.00
Nursing Homes & Assisted Living: BELMONT VILLAGE: Percy Grove, Fran Hu BETHANY: Darlene Armstrong, Dot Griggs, Marion Medley ELMCROFT: James Griggs EMERITUS AT LEGACY CROSSING: Liz Hammack NHC of COOL SPRINGS: Esther Duckworth SOMERFIELD: Anna Carlson Crievewood
Finding ways to help people develop relationships in
the church, and getting them involved in its ministries
will help to stop the revolving door tendency, and result
in a growing adherence to the church.
Let me share some information with you – At the
Nashville Baptist Association Annual meeting these
stats were shared with us…
October Benevolence
Hunger--Haiti
by Janis Morel
Hunger is around all year but here
at Crievewood we emphasize more
giving during this month. We have
chosen to give the October Benevolence Offering to the
Heart of Worship in Haiti and this Sunday the 12th is
the designated Sunday. Please give generously.
 $5 feeds 1 student for a month
 $60 feeds 1 student for a year
It only takes 200 people giving $5 a month to feed the
entire school. At present only half the amount of money
needed for the year has been raised. We will continue
collecting money for the entire month. If you would like
to write a check, please put “October Benevolence” on
the by-line. Please be a part of the solution for these
children.
Quarterly Business Meeting
and Potluck Lunch
Sunday, October 19
at 12:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
If you have reports for the meeting please send them
to Jennifer at [email protected] no later than
Monday, October 13. Please submit numbers for the
Quarterly Membership Report to Connie at
[email protected]
Save the Date! There are approximately 1.8 million people in Nashville
Family Fall Fes val 75% of those are unchurched – that equates to 1.35
million!!!
Friday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m. Front Parking Lot Details coming soon! Based on the above, if 79% come to church from the
influence of a friend or relative that means that 1.1
cont. on pg. 3 cont. from pg. 1 million (MILLION) of the 1.35 million would most likely
come to church – IF SOME ONE ASKED THEM….
Have you asked someone to come to church, to sit with
you….?
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Discipleship, Worship & Missions for Kids Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Sept 24 thru Oct 29 
Preschool Choir 
Nov 5 thru Dec 17 Guten Tag, Ladies! Be sure to join us for a fun trip to
Oktoberfest and the
Nashville Farmers’ Market!
Meet at the church on
Saturday, October 11 at 9:30 a.m.
(Van transportation available!)

Mission Friends for Preschoolers  RAs for Boys  GAs for Girls Look for sign-up sheets at the Welcome Center!
Admission to both events is Free.
Enjoy great music, food vendors and plenty of fall
produce for sale at these exciting events!
Pastor Appreciation
by Royce Armstrong
Crievewood folks, here’s your
opportunity to show your
appreciation to Dr. Duty during the month of October.
Yes, October is Pastor Appreciation Month, so take
this opportunity to send a note of appreciation for his
hard work. Dr. Doug...thanks!
Thank You
A Special Thank You to everyone who helped make this
year’s Community Block Party a huge success! The
estimated total attendance was between 576-600
people. We know that in the Sno-cone trailer alone we
used 210 pounds of ice to make 345 Sno-balls and gave
out 189 cups of Lemonade! The Laotians prepared and
served 1,500 eggrolls. Our cooks who hovered over the
charcoal all day grilled just under 900 hamburgers and
hotdogs combined. Praise be to God for the beautiful
weather and great turnout!
Your Block Party Consulting Team
Save the Date!
Saturday, November 8th
We will be having a church
wide building and grounds
clean up day. Join us in sprucing up the building that
God has blessed us with.
Save the Date, Veterans
Sunday, November 9th
A lunch will be served
honoring you. If you are a
veteran and would like to attend please contact Linda
Tripp for more information at 833-7815.
Wednesday Night Supper
October 15 - Lasagna, Steamed Vegetables,
Garlic Breadsticks
Alternate Meal - Chicken Quesadilla & Chips
October 22 - Barbeque, Turnip Greens, Pinto Beans,
Creamed Potatoes, Biscuits
Alternate Meal - Grilled Cheese & Tater Tots
I love you all Doug
Fall Bible Studies for Students & Adults Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. VBS Christmas in July/August
Follow-Up!
Register Online at www.Crievewood.org or at the Welcome Center by Gary & Janis Morel
I want to share our experience of delivering the items
collected during VBS Christmas in July/August with all of
you, our church family. The best way to do this is a few
short articles in the Update.
West Virginia , Part 4 - Some Surprising Facts
 More coal mines are closing in October, many
parents will be out of work.
 The only tithers at HarborLight Church are the pastor
and his wife.
 The children are fed every time they come to church,
many families get monthly food boxes. The Sunday
night we were there the 6 adults served biscuits,
sausage, gravy and cleaned up after 30 kids.
 The children are picked up from school on Tuesdays
for homework and fun times at the church. The boys
particularly love basketball.
 There are services at the church Sunday mornings,
evenings and Wednesdays.
 The older kids have gone on a mission trip to share
Jesus with others
 Pastor James and Grace are no spring chickens and
Pastor James has some health problems but they
are very willing to be used by God in this place.
Fall 2014
Schedule & Curriculum
For Students:
August 13 thru December 17 
The Gospel Project for Students : The Story of God’s Kingdom for 7th‐ 12th Grade For Adults:
September 24 thru October 29 
God in Our Rela onships: The Difference Maker 
Hebrews, Chapters 8‐13: David Jeremiah Study November 5 thru December 17 
Beau ful Mess: Motherhood for Every Moment 
33 the Series: A Man and His Traps 
Encounter Prayer Time: Praying through Advent See the Kids’ Schedule on Page 2! (Read more next week!)
Heart of Worship Ministry
by Barbara Hoskins
Food provided by the Heart of Worship
lunch program includes rice and beans
with the traditional Haitian red sauce,
fish and cornmeal. Your World Hunger
gift this month will help Carolyn Evey and HOW provide
one healthy meal a day for children attending school in
Haiti. For most of these students, this is their only
consistent hot meal. Not only are they healthier because
they are eating but they can stay awake during lessons,
remember more of what they are learning, laugh and
play as children should and look forward to coming to
school with their friends. Thank you for helping children
living in poverty grow and thrive in Haiti.
Blood Drive
Wednesday, October 8
Rooms 134-136
3:45-7:45 p.m.
Minister On-Call
Have information about someone in the hospital or
with another ministry need? Please notify the church
office during the week (832-5968) so we can minister
appropriately. Staff minister on call October 10-12 is
Ross Rainwater (944-5707). Call him with any
emergency within the church family.