A Word from the Pastor - August 2014
It is hard for me to believe that summer is rapidly coming to an end. I had a number of administrative tasks that I put off until summer, thinking I would have more time to do them. However, I have been so busy that I haven’t gotten to them yet. I still hold out hope!
I would like to thank our Fellowship Committee and our Children Committee members for planning some fun and fellowship events this summer. I appreciate their hard work. If you see them please express your appreciation to them.
The Family Life Center Feasibility Study Committee is already hard at work and will be visiting Sunday School Classes over the next few weeks to get your input. Please pray for them as they seek to do what we the church have asked them to do.
Please continue to pray that God would share His vision for this His church with church leadership. We have been called to be on mission with God to impact our world with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We need God's vision for First Baptist Church Waverly.
We have had a number of church members who have been overwhelmed by the cares of this world this summer. Please pray for and encourage them. The Psalmist reminds us, "When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul." (Psalm 94:19)
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ guard your heart and mind continually.
Welcome New Members
The Family Life Center Feasibility Study Committee will be visiting Sunday School classes over the next several weeks to gather input from our church members. The following members make up this committee: Yolanda Brown, Buddy Frazier, Rhonda Herndon, Dave Miles, Brett Roberts, Gladys Rochelle, and Bill White.
Dear fellow worshipers,
This has been a very busy summer for the music ministry, and we've still got things in line before the season is completely out and school starts. My thanks to the choir for leading us in worship during both our morning services the Sunday before Independence Day—we were all truly blessed by your dedication and hard work.
Just a couple of things choir-related: August 31 will be our Fifth Sunday Sing, where the choir will present “Awaken the Dawn,” a celebration of God’s ministry of renewal. Not long after that, the choir will be presenting some of our repertoire in the Humphreys County Fair on Wednesday, September 10 at 5:00. We would love to see you there!
The Children's Choir will be starting back up after Centershot, just as RAs & GAs reconvene. Let’s see if we can get our kids in place—we’ll be working on lots of new, fun music—your kids will not want to miss it!
Finally, we’ll begin working on our Christmas cantata, Once Upon a Holy Night. This has a few dramatic readings, so if you are interested in singing or reading a part, please let me know—I'll be delighted to get you plugged in.
Family Fun Nights were such a blast—many thanks to all who helped, and to those who brought your kids to our activities. I hope you and your family were as blessed as I and mine were. Many thanks to Joy Mays, Michele Kleckner, and the Children's Committee for their hard work and dedication to providing safe, fun entertainment for our little ones.
The Safety Policies and Procedures will hopefully be presented for a vote this month. We had one more step in the process of getting this in place, and wanted to give the Constitution and Bylaws Committee ample time to give us one more go-over to be sure everything was as it should be. Pray that their final inspection goes smoothly and quickly.
Lastly, the summer session of Centershot will be winding down at the beginning of this month, but we're hoping to start another pretty quickly. On Thursday, September 18 (after the fair), we'll be starting another session, to be wrapped up before Thanksgiving. We want to push to bring back many of the kids we've had, but will also be expanding the age range to include the high-school set.