First Servant Weekly - First Baptist Tuscaloosa.

MAGNIFY. MULTIPLY. MINISTER.
First Servant Weekly
Dr. Gil McKee, Senior Pastor
February 12, 2015
Volume 14, Issue 6
Sermon Series by Dr. Gil McKee
Pray for DiscipleNow 2015
February 13-15
Worship Leaders: Among The Thirsty
Guest Speaker: Steve Browning
The info brochure that includes the schedule and list
of items to bring is available online:
www.firsttuscaloosa.org/dnow15brochure.pdf.
Women’s Ministry
R&R Weekend
Saturday, February 28
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Worship • Testimonies
Fun • Fellowship
Tickets: $10 (includes lunch)
Tickets available at several locations around
the church on Sunday mornings, or weekdays
in the Women’s Ministry
Office in Room 308, Children’s Center.
Guatemala Mission Trip
February 15-20
Please pray for
Vial Fontenot,
Maria Hiers
and Pat Nelson
as they serve
in Guatemala
February 15-20.
They will work at
Guatemala Christian Academy in
Guatemala City.
This is the same
site that a mission team from First Baptist helped build 20 years ago.
That 1995 mission trip was the first international trip led by Vial Fontenot, who served as college minister at the time!
Photo Sessions Begin This Week
Still haven’t had a chance select a photo session time? Click this link to
signup online: https://www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/firstbaptistchurch140/
index.php?page=10. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact the church office at 345-7554.
When you come for your photo session: Please use the 7th Street
Fellowship Hall entrance and go to Room 230 on the second floor of
the Multi-Purpose Building (above the Fellowship Hall). Hostesses will
be there to assist you. Remember to bring a canned food for $5 off
any photo purchase you wish to make.
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Each week we are
publishing a differBaptist Faith
ent section from The
and Message
Baptist Faith and Message, which covers the
basics of what Baptists
believe. Free copies
of The Baptist Faith and
Message are available
in the church office. You can also find the complete text on
the Southern Baptist Convention website:
www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp.
Section IIc: God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through
illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts
Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of
judgment. He calls men to the Saviour, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every
believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian
character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts
by which they serve God through His church. He seals the
believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in
the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship,
evangelism, and service.
Military Box Project
On Thursday, March 12 First Baptist Church will pack and
send care packages to men and women in the military
stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here are ways to be
involved:
• Provide names and addresses of men and women who
are serving. Please ask family, friends, coworkers and neighbors for names. It does not have to be a First Baptist member. Send info to: Gloria Oglesby - [email protected]
or 4150 Midway Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406.
• Purchase supplies for the project. The list of recommended items is in the church office and online:
www.firsttuscaloosa.org/militaryboxitems15.pdf. Donations may be placed in the bins found in the Children’s Center lobby, Guest Services, the Fellowship Hall entrance, and
the 23rd Avenue entrance.
• Donate funds to help pay for the postage to mail the
boxes, which is the largest expense.
• Help pack boxes on Thursday, March 12 at 10 a.m. in the
Fellowship Hall.
• Pray for the project to be successful and for God to be
glorified as we support our troops. Pray for those serving
and for their families.
First Servant Weekly
The number 721 is significant to First Baptist Church because
it is the number in our street address: 721 Greensboro Avenue. These church buildings are where we gather to worship,
fellowship, disciple, evangelize and minister. May we keep
our facilities updated and relevant so that we will continue
to have useful space to equip our members to go out as
disciples of Christ to our community and beyond. Look for
information about The 721 Project in the days ahead.
VBS
is Coming!
June 15-18
Who will you invite?
How will you serve?
Volunteer online at www.ttownkids.org/vbs
Men’s Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m.
Fellowship Hall
This semester - A Husband After God’s
Own Heart: 12 Things that Really Matter
in Your Marriage by Jim George
Cost for book: $15
2015 Mission Trips
Guatemala: February 15-20 | Nome, Alaska: March 6-13
Cocota, Honduras: June 21-26
New Orleans (Family Trip): July 13-18
Michigan - Builders for Christ: July 25-August 1
South Asia: August 1-10 | Peru: August 31- September 10
Arad, Romania: October 9-17
Interested in more information about these 2015 trips?
Pick up a brochure from the literature racks or contact Vial Fontenot
at 345-7554 or [email protected]
First Servant Weekly
February 8, 2015
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Ministry Plan Gifts
Weekly Ministry Budget Need
Difference for Week
$71,455.51
$77,230.27
($5,774.76)
Faithful to the Finish
Designated Gifts
Total Gifts
$1,242.00
$1,550.00
$74,247.51
First Baptist Tuscaloosa
721 Greensboro Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-345-7554
Children’s Center:
205-391-3115
2015 Mission/Ministry Plan Summary
Actual Year-to-Date Gifts
Year-to-Date Need
Difference for Year
$361,933.07
$463,381.62
($101,448.55)
Giving is an Act of Service
Gifts given in Memory of:
Cas Barton, Clara Campbell,
Col. Paul O’Mary
Gifts given in Honor of:
Sandra & Jerry Simpson’s 50th Anniversary
Sunday School
www.firsttuscaloosa.org
02/08/15
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s
people but also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves,
men will praise God... 2 Corinthians 9:12-13a
Minister on Call
In case of an emergency need
during the weekend please call 535-5988.
Gil McKee
Senior Pastor
[email protected]
Kris Sullivan
Business Administrator
[email protected]
Vial Fontenot
Minister of Missions & Ministry
[email protected]
Enrollment Attendance
Preschool
186
86
Children
194
119
Students
232
158
College
313
89
Adults
1294
696
Special Education
35
Internationals
80
59
Totals
2299
1242
Recently Hospitalized
DCH Regional Med Center: Odessa Adams,
Brandee Curry
Northport Med Center: Eleanor Wells
Forest Manor Rehab: Becky Turner
VA Hospice: Billy Maxwell
Children’s Hospital: Rachel Williams
Minister of Music & Worship
[email protected]
Jerry Lake
Minister to Senior Adults
[email protected]
Mid-Week Devotion
Sympathy to:
Joe Armour
Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m. in the Chapel
February 11: David Wood
February 18: HymnSing w/Mark Brown
February 25: Garland McKee
Family Night Meal
Wednesday, February 18
Meal served 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Reservations are not needed.
BBQ Chicken with green beans, cornon-the-cob, potato salad, Texas toast,
cookies
OR Baked Chicken with same sides
(rolls)
OR Salad Bar
Kids’ Meal: Chicken tenders, tater tots,
cookies
Looking for a place to serve?
Follow this link for our current
Destination Service guide:
www.firsttuscaloosa.org/servingbooklet14.pdf
(as of 02/10/15)
• Lynn Holmes and family in the death of his father,
Earl Holmes.
• Curtis Bonner and family in the death of his father,
William “Bill” Bonner.
Caring Hearts Support Group
Wednesdays, 3 p.m., FH Room 2
This new ongoing support group for caregivers
meets weekly to provide encouragement and
support to those who are providing care for aging parents or family/friends with medical issues.
GriefShare
Group meets Sundays at 3:00 p.m. in Fellowship
Hall, Room 2. Led by Carolyn and Robert McNutt.
Visit www.griefshare.org/about to learn more
about this support group.
DivorceCare
Sessions meet weekly from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in
room 311 of the Children’s Center. Led by Jimmy
Duren. Childcare available.
Visit www.divorcecare.org/about to learn more.
Joe Ziegler
Minister to Adults & Outreach
[email protected]
Beth Yates
Minister to Women
[email protected]
Tim Simpson Minister to College
[email protected]
Jody Gambrell Minister to Students
[email protected]
Jeremy Carroll
Minister to Preschool/Children
[email protected]
Carl Wells Associate Pastor Emeritus
If viewing this online, you may
click on the email addresses
above to send a message.
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Sunday, February 15
Guatemala Mission Trip (15-20)
8:30 a.m. Worship
8:45
Chinese Prayer Service
9:30-10:45Library open
9:45
Sunday School
11:00
Worship | Kids’ Worship
11:00
Chinese and Spanish Worship
3:00 p.m. GriefShare
4:00
Handbells
4:30
Revelation Student Choir
5:00/5:30 Adult DiscipleLife/Women’s studies
5:30
College Leadership Meeting
5:30
3D: Student Discipleship
5:30
Bible Skills, Drills, Thrills
5:30
Preschool Teamkid
Monday, February 16
8:00 a.m. Second-Hand Rose Ministry
11:30
Women on Mission Study
6:00 p.m. Volleyball for adults
Tuesday, February 17
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
8:00
Around the Table with Sister Schubert event
Line Dance Exercise Classes
EPIC: College Worship
Wednesday, February 18
6:30 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
9:00
9:00/9:30
10:00
1:00 p.m.
3:00
3:30-7:30
4:30
4:45
5:30
5:30
5:45-6:30
5:45-7:15
6:00-7:15
6:00-7:15
6:00-7:15
6:45-8:05
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Prayer in the Chapel
Quilters Group
Women’s Bible studies
Moms’ Group
Sweet Dreams Ministry
Caring Hearts Support Group
Library Open
Students Pre-Game
Wednesday Night Meal
DivorceCare
Spanish Bible Study
Mid-Week Devotion
M&M for Kids | ESL Classes
Student Ministry
Adult DiscipleLife studies
Women’s Bible studies
Worship Choir/Orchestra
Thursday, February 19
9:30 a.m. ESL Classes
10:00
Prime Time Singers
First Servant Weekly
Tickets
available
beginning
Sunday,
February 15.
Tickets may be
purchased on
Sundays and
Wednesday nights
in Guest Services,
and during office
hours MondayFriday in the Music
Office. Tickets are
available for a
suggested donation of $5 each.
Children age 12 and under are admitted free, but will still need a ticket to insure
adequate seating. There is no reserved seating. The doors to the Bama Theatre will
open 45 minutes prior to start times. This year’s music and drama will feature the
complete story in each presentation. Childcare for Pre-K and under will be available
in the Children’s Center by request. Please visit http://parents.firsttuscaloosa.org/
childcare/ to complete a reservation form. Note to Parents: the drama will depict the
crucifixion of Jesus.
If you are interested in placing flowers in the Sanctuary on March 1 or 22, please
contact Donna McCown at 366-4400 or [email protected]
First Baptist Church
721 Greensboro Avenue | Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
205.345.7554 | Fax 205.391.3108 | www.firsttuscaloosa.org
First Servant Weekly
February 12, 2015
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Friday, February 20
3:30 p.m. College Winter Road Trip
5:00
Music Ministry Winter Gala
6:00
Chinese Fellowship/Bible Study
6:00
Family Dedication Dinner
Our Worship Service is
broadcast at 11:00 a.m.
every Sunday on WVUA-TV.
Mission Statement: First Baptist Church meets to magnify Jesus Christ and multiply His
Kingdom, to mature believers into effective Christ-followers, and to minister to others in Jesus’ name.
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