Bulletin 10-27-19

Welcome Visitors!



We are honored with your visit! You and your family are important to us and we gladly welcome your presence. If you would, please fill out a gold Connection Card found in the back of the pew and place it in the offering plate or hand to an usher at your convenience. We would like to contact you, but we promise to not be overwhelming. Thank you for your visit and please feel free to return!



Order of Worship:


  • “The Fear of the Lord”
  • Welcome & Words of Ministry
  • “Great is the Lord Almighty”
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • Giving | “Jehovah, Great I Am”
  • “This is my Father’s World”
  • “Show Us Christ”
  • Message| Pastor Bill Henard
  • Invitation | “Near to the Heart of God”
  • Closing


Worship Counselors for today’s service:

  • Billy & Hayley Tindell




Today’s Sermon:


Redreaming the Dream

Proverbs 29:18

By Dr. Bill Henard



The challenge before us in Scripture is to find the dream that God has for our church.  Sometimes we’ve lost our dream – the vision that God wants to fulfill. Here’s the kind of vision God wants for us.

  • It is a Vision That Originates From the Word of God.
      • 29:18 Where there is no vision
  • It is a Vision That Demands Our Personal Involvement.
      • 29:18 but he who keeps the law
  • It is a Vision That Results in Great Achievement.
      • 29:18 happy is he



Takeaway: If a church has no vision, it perishes. How can you be a part of God’s vision for First Baptist?





Our deepest sympathy to:



  • Bunny Browder in the loss of her husband, Richard.


  • Doris Small, in the loss of her husband, David.





  • The vote on budget will be TODAY following the morning service.






  • No evening services tonight.




This Week:


  • Fall Festival is Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30—7:30 pm. Candy collection has begun—drop off your donations in the Atrium.


  • We are in need of 4 pop-up canopies for Fall Festival. If you have one we can use, please contact Karen Ellis. There are also sign-up sheets in the Atrium for those willing to help with food, registration, security and set-up. We need you! (And more candy!)


  • Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are now available in the Atrium. Please turn in your boxes (along with a check for shipping cost) by Wednesday, November 20th. If you have any questions, please contact Rodney Dunn at 423-368-4634.




Next Week:



  • Missions week is coming up November 3th – 10th. Our Missions Committee is promoting a weeklong emphasis with our local mission partners. We are encouraging members of our church to find an opportunity to serve with our mission partners from our missions opportunity list in the atrium. There are several opportunities to serve, so be sure to check the list in the Atrium! If you have any questions about serving, feel free to contact Pastor Drew or Melonie Carideo.




Last Week:




Budget Giving

  • Last Week – $26,774.97
  • Benevolence – $853.00


Budget Totals (Through Sept. 2019)

  • Giving – $644,792.08
  • Expenses – $657,799.43


Forward Giving (Through Sept. 2019)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $929,377.04
  • Last Week’s Giving – $3,487.00
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Proj. Giving – $2,615,882.31
  • Loan Balance – $1,173,959.99






Pastors and Staff:




  • Bill Henard – Pastor


  • Tim Ellis – Minister of Music


  • Drew Byers – Minister of Youth


  • Karen Ellis – Children’s Ministry Director