FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Tuesday, July 29, 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,
     Youth)
6:30 PM
Adult Choir Practice:
     (Each Wednesday night)
7:30 PM
 

Upcoming Dates

Friday, July 4 Offices closed for Independence Day
Sunday, July 6 Picnic in the Park (in lieu of evening service)
Friday, July 11 Family Fun Night: Scavenger Hunt at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 24 Family Fun Night: Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 27 Business Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
 

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Our address:
300 Main Street, Waverly, TN
Phone: 931-296-2348
Fax: 931-296-2397
Email: wavfbaptist@comcast.net
Facebook: FBC Waverly

A Word from the Pastor - June 2014

What a great blessing to our church to have the Know Mercy Choir and Drama team from the Union Valley Baptist Church. This group of youth, led by Brian Price, truly blessed our hearts. I would like to thank everyone who kept someone from the group in your home, and for those who helped feed them.

In June of last year, I shared the following paragraphs. These are good thoughts as we begin every summer:

During the summer, many of us get caught up in leisure activities and our relationship with Christ takes a back seat. John Piper makes the following observation, "Jesus Christ is refreshing. Flight from him into Christ-less leisure makes the soul parched."

It always feels good to put on summer clothes and enjoy the outdoors. It may seem like we have been set free from all the cares of life and of our responsibilities. However, if we neglect Bible study and prayer, we will pay through shallowness, powerlessness, and vulnerability to sin. We can lose interest in worship and the things of the Spirit.

So this summer, I encourage you to enjoy the wonderful world that God has made, but don't let your soul shrivel. Make time for your Heavenly Father! Read your Bible! Read a good book! Start a new Bible study! Wherever you are, find a place and a time to join with God's family in worship. And, don't forget your brothers and sisters in Christ at FBC who are missing you.

Piper goes on to say, "Jesus Christ is the refreshing center of summer. He is pre-eminent in all things (Colossians 1:18), including vacations and picnics and softball and long walks and cookouts. He invites us this summer: 'Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).'"

As a part of summer, the Children Committee has planned a number of activities for your family's enjoyment. I encourage you to take advantage of these. The Fellowship Committee is also planning a number of activities. On Sunday night July 6, we will not have an evening service. Instead, we have scheduled a time of fellowship at city park near the tennis courts. All of you who have commented that you never have a chance to see each other because we have two worship services, come and fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ.

Continue to spend time praying that God would give the leadership of FBC a vision of what He, the Lord of the Church, would have us do and the direction He would have us go.

During the summer, it is hard for me to keep track who is on vacation and who is not here because they are sick. If you are sick or in the hospital and would like a visit from your pastor, please call the church office or reach me on my cell phone (931) 209-1393.

In Christ,

Bro. Richard


Welcome New Members

Ronald McMurtry
Ross Sensing
Tim & Carol Mullinax
Kayla Binkley
 

 
Music Notes

Dear fellow worshipers,

Isn't it encouraging to see young people who love God and are on a mission to proclaim His greatness, love, and forgiveness? Thank you, Brian Price and Know Mercy from Union Grove Baptist Church, for the awesome presentation you blessed us with this past month! If any of our FBCW people weren’t there, they really missed a blessing.

The calendar isn't too much developed from last time, so let me go over it again (hopefully more brief!)

  •  June 29 - Adult Choir Patriotic Presentation: America, Of Thee I Sing! (both morning services)
  • June 29 - Fifth Sunday Sing (evening service)
  • August 9 - Choir retreat: Christmas cantata (if you’re looking for a good time to join choir, this would be it!)
  • August 31 - Fifth Sunday Sing (evening service)
  • September 28 - Children’s Choir Performance (evening service)

As always, consider yourself formally invited to join any of our music groups. I hear a lot of "oh, you wouldn't want me, I don’t have that good of a voice," or "I can't read music," something along those lines. God isn't looking for professionals, and neither am I: we're looking for willing servants. If you'’re the least bit interested, come "test drive" one of our rehearsals—you'll see we’re all just trying to worship God together!

In Christ,

Bro. Michael


 
Children's Ministry

Dear parents,

What a fun month we had! June saw a blast in VBS, where at least one child made her decision to follow Christ (pretty much justifies the whole thing!). And we had a great time at the park, where we were able to follow up with some of those VBS kids one more time. But we're not done with them!

In the upcoming days, we're inviting all the VBS kids back on campus to find out... what happened to Rocket Pack Jack?! The story was left with a bit of a cliffhanger... where did Jack go? What has Meinfield done with him? Will Rocket Pack jack fly again? Stay tuned for more updates!

Here are the remaining Family Fun Nights:

  • June 27: Bowling at SkyWay Lanes. Games for children will be paid for.
  • July 11: Scavenger Hunt around Waverly
  • July 25: Game Night at church (fellowship hall)

Centershot is going gangbusters--our first day saw thirty kids show up! Keep this ministry in your prayers, and consider how you might be able to help us out. Our eighth week will be August 6; we'll try to start another session in September (to be wrapped up before Thanksgiving).

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