Bulletin 11-17-19

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:

  • Welcome & Words of Ministry
  • “He Leadeth Me”
  • “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
  • “Step by Step” w/ “Forever We Will Sing”
  • “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • Giving | “Call on Jesus”
  • Message | Pastor Bill Henard
  • Invitation | “I Give All to You”
  • Closing


Worship Counselors for today’s service:

  • Travis & Allison Barnett




Today’s Sermon:



Vision Sunday

Romans 12:1-2

by:  Dr. Bill Henard



God has a plan for your life – and God has a plan for our church. That’s what today is about. It’s about looking at what God says for our church and accepting the challenge of God’s vision for us.


  1. Surrender Fully to the Lordship of Christ in Everything.


  • 12:1 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice


  1. Think Like Christ, not Like the World.


  • 12:2 Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God



Our Mission:


To Glorify Christ by:

Gathering to Worship

Growing in Faith

Serving our Community

Reaching the Nations


Our Vision:


To Connect People with Christ and with Purpose


Takeaway: How will you be a part of the mission and vision of FBC?




Special Consideration:




Our deepest sympathy to:

  • Bunnye Watters in the loss of her sister, Barbara Davis.
  • Heather Atkinson in the loss of her mother, Connie Vincent.
  • Today’s flowers are placed in honor of Carrie Waters by the Saintly Sisters Sunday School Class.





  • There will be an interest meeting for the trip to Honduras TODAY after the morning worship service. The meeting will take place in the chapel. If you have questions, see Pastor Drew.






  • No evening services tonight.




This Week:



  • If you would like to attend the Tennessee Men’s and Women’s Chorus concert on November 18th, please sign up at the Welcome Center. The concert will be at Valley Grove Baptist Church in Knoxville. We will leave FBCA at 4:45 pm and return around 10:15 pm.



  • Hanging of the Greens Decoration day will be Tuesday, November 19th at 9 am. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to help, a sign-up sheet is in the Welcome Center.



  • There will be a Special Called Business Meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 6 pm to update a ministry job description.



  • International Friends December Progressive Lunch-we need three houses to host for our progressive lunch. We bring the food and supplies. Please see Mandy Robertson or Pam McAchren for more information or questions.



  • Deacons of the Week: Travis Barnett, Shad Simms, Keith Price, Brandon Glover







  • Discover First Baptist Class will be Sunday, December 15th from 5 pm to 7 pm. Dinner and childcare provided. Sign up in the Atrium or talk with Pastor Drew.




Last Week:




Budget Giving

  • Last Week – $17,617.25


Budget Totals (Through Oct. 2019)

  • Giving – $734,140.29
  • Expenses – $738,063.69


Forward Giving (Through Oct. 2019)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $943,819.04
  • Last Week’s Giving – $5,437.77
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Total Project Giving – $2,630,324.31
  • Loan Balance – $1,163,722.58




Pastors and Staff:



  • Bill Henard – Pastor


  • Tim Ellis – Minister of Music


  • Drew Byers – Minister of Youth


  • Karen Ellis – Children’s Ministry Director