Monday, December 22, 2014
Waverly, TN

Just for You...

Worship Service (traditional): 8:30 AM
Sunday School: 9:45 AM
Worship Service (praise & worship): 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Service: 6:00 PM
Women's Missionary Union:
     (2nd Monday of each month)
Wednesday Night Meal: 5:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Service:
     (Mission Friends, RA's/GA's,
6:30 PM
Adult Choir Practice:
     (Each Wednesday night)
7:30 PM

Upcoming Dates

Sunday, November 2
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Monday, November 3 Deacons Meeting (6:00 pm)
Tuesday, November 4
Election Day
Wednesday, November 5
Fall Festival Follow-up Visitation (5:30 pm for supper, 6:00 pm visitation, 7:30 pm fellowship and reflection)
Sunday, November 9
Operation: Christmas Child Shoebox Parade (morning services)
Monday, November 10-Wednesday, November 12
Tennessee Baptist State Convention
Monday, November 10
Emmert Circle meeting in Fellowship Hall (6:30 pm)
Tuesday, November 11
Veteran's Day
Finance Committee Meeting (5 pm)
Sunday, November 16
Operation: Christmas Child Prayer of Dedication
Churchwide Thanksgiving Meal
November 17-24
Operation: Christmas Child Shoebox collection week
Wednesday, November 19
Business Meeting (6:30 pm; the 2015 church budget will be presented to be voted on December 7)
Sunday, November 23
Community Thanksgiving Service (here at 6:00 pm)
November 27 & 28
Thanksgiving (ch
November 17-24
Beginning of Week of Prayer for Lottie Moon Christmas Offering


Our address:
300 Main Street, Waverly, TN
Phone: 931-296-2348
Fax: 931-296-2397
Facebook: FBC Waverly

A Word from the Pastor - August 2014

My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ,

I want to thank each of you for helping to meet our Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions goal. Pray with me that this money will help people come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

We will be following-up with those who came to our Fall Festival. Let me encourage each of you to get involved in some capacity. God has called each of us to be on mission with Him to reach our world for Christ. This is one way that you can participate in our God-given mission.

We are in the middle of collecting boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Our goal is 700 boxes. If all of us would pack 3 to 5 boxes, we would easily surpass that number. Each of these boxes communicates the love of Christ to children who have nothing, and that do not know Christ as their Savior and Lord. Each box will have a gospel tract that will explain God’s plan of salvation. Let me encourage you to give generously. On November 9th we will have the parade of boxes. Our children will bring all the boxes we have packed into the auditorium and place them on the altar. On November 16 we as the body of Christ will take time to pray for these boxes and for the children that will receive them. I want to thank Amy Roberts, Linda Poyner, and Janie Betty who are leading in this effort.

On November 23 we will host the Community-Wide Thanksgiving Service. Let me encourage you to attend. Sometimes we forget that we are part of a larger family of believers. This is a great way to meet some of your brothers and sisters in Christ. Because of this I am asking the church to change our regularly scheduled business meeting to Wednesday November 19.

In Christ,

Bro. Richard

If you attend First Baptist Church and need assistance from the Family Ministry Outreach Program for the Christmas holiday, please contact the church office to sign-up.

Sunday School Classes:

Remember to call the church office to place your class Christmas Party on the church calendar.

Music & Children Notes

Dear brothers and sisters,

This month I'm tackling music & children’s issues into one article:

  • October 31 - If you're reading this ahead of the Fall Festival, PLEASE let us know how you'll be able to serve. More than anything else, we need witnesses--people available to do some evangelizing. The mission field is coming to us--let's not be caught unavailable (or worse, unwilling) to reap the harvest.
  • November 5 - Fall Festival follow-up is being planned for Wednesday, November 5. We'll have organized all the registration forms into groups and assigned to various visitation groups. This is always a blessing—you don't want to miss it! It's really the best part of Fall Festival: making meaningful contact with people and getting them attached to our (or even A) church.
  • December 7 - Due to some scheduling issues and conflicts, we've decided to put Once Upon a Holy Night, our Christmas program planned for the evening of December 14, on hold. Instead, we'll present a smaller Christmas worship cantata during both morning services of December 7.
  • December 7 - The Children's Choir will still be performing their Christmas program the evening of December 7. Dress rehearsal is the day before, at 10:00 a.m. Please have your kids in place!
That's the relevant stuff for the coming month or so. As always, we'd love to have you serve with us in the choir and praise team, and your kids are missing a blast in Children's Choir (unless, you know, they're already in Children's Choir). Let's bring them all in!

In Christ,

Bro. Michael


Upcoming Dates

  • Deacons meeting Sunday, September 1 at 4:30PM
  • Church Offices closed on Monday, September 2
  • Church Directory Pictures—September 5, 6, 7 & 11
  • Emmert Circle meeting Monday, September 9 at 6PM at the Waverly Café
  • CenterShot Ministry Training Saturday, September 14th
  • Finance Committee meeting Sunday, September 15 at 5PM
  • Chile Mission Trip—September 30—October 7