Monday, December 3, 2018

FBC Carthage E-News for December 3, 2018


FBC Carthage E-News
December 3, 2018

Good Morning, 

The New York Mission Team has had a great weekend distributing coats, prayer-walking, and seeing the sights of the city.  The remainder of the team who stayed for a Sunday activity at Bridge Community Church will return today around 1:00 PM.  Pray for their safe travels.  Thanks again to all who donated coats, hats, and gloves.  We were able to help almost 100 families and distributed well over 300 coats.  Pray for New City Church and Bridge Community Church as they continue to reach people for Jesus Christ in New York City.  It is a blessing to partner with these two churches.

Here are the special services and activities taking place this month:
          December 4 @ 4:00 PM      Young at Heart to Lebanon Lights
          December 7 @ 6:30 PM      Movie “The Insanity of God”   Ag Center
          December 8 @ 8:30 AM               Lighthouse Christian Camp Boys Christmas Party
          December 11 @ 6:30 PM     Ladies Ornament Exchange   CLC
          December 16 @ 10:45 AM  Sanctuary Choir Christmas Presentation
          December 23 @ 10:45 AM  Christmas Sunday Service
          December 23 @ 5:00 PM            Shut-In Services
          December 24 @ 5:00 PM            Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

This is the Week of Prayer for International Missions and we are all encouraged and challenged this week to pray for the 4000+ Southern Baptist Missionaries serving around the world.  Here is a link to the Prayer Focus for each day this week.  Simply click on the tab that says Week of Prayer and video and written stories of the featured missionaries each day are shared.  Check is out:  https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering

Our goal for the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions is $15,000.  During this season of giving, may your best gift, your largest gift, your greatest gift be to the One whose birthday we are celebrating.  Giving a generous gift to the Lottie Moon Offering shares the good news of Jesus around the world and proclaims that He is the Savior.  Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Speaking of the SBC International Mission Board, a special community movie night will be held on Friday, December 7, 6:30 PM at the Ag Center.  The movie will be “The Insanity of God”, a movie from the International Mission Board sharing the inspiring testimonies of missionaries and persecuted believers throughout the world who courageously share their faith in Jesus.  There is no charge for the movie and everyone is invited to attend.  Here is a promo trailer for the movie:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX6SWxwKZSE

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        The Women on Missions will meet tonight, Monday, December 3, 6:30 pm at the home of Marreet Hutchins, 649 Carmack Avenue.  All ladies are invited.

·        The WOM Mission Express is in full operation  for you to drop off your Christmas cards for church families.  Simply put your cards with the member’s name on the envelope in the Mission Express mailbox located in the Connection Point and donate your postage to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering . Ladies from WOM will deliver your cards for you during Sunday School and church each Sunday. Spread some Christmas blessings and donate to missions all at the same time.

·        The Young at Heart will be going to see the Christmas Lights in Lebanon on Tuesday, December 4 at 4:00 PM.  After seeing the lights we will have dinner at Cracker Barrel.  Everyone is invited to join in this festive trip.

·        As your class or organization makes plans for the holidays, please let Deborah in the church office know as she coordinates the church calendar.  You can simply call at (615) 735-1929 of email secretary@fbccarthage.com. 

·        The December Church Business Meeting will be this Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary.  Everyone is invited to hear the reports and consider the decisions of the church.

·        Here is the Bible Reading Plan for this week, November 12-18:
December 3                    Ezekiel 45-46       1 John 2
December 4                    Ezekiel 47-48       1 John 3
December 5                    Daniel 1-2            1 John 4
December 6                    Daniel 3-4            1 John 5
December 7                    Daniel 5-7            2 John 1
December 8                    Daniel 8-10          3 John 1
December 9                    Daniel 11-12        Jude 1

Monday, November 26, 2018

FBC Carthage E News for November 26, 2018


FBC Carthage E-News
November 26, 2018

Good Morning, 

The donated coats are in New York City awaiting the team’s arrival later this week and distribution on Saturday.  Thanks to Stephen Russell and TJ Dixon for carrying the coats to New York.  Please pray for the team as we prepare to travel and share this weekend in “Coats for the City.”

Thanks to all who helped last week with the packing and distribution of the 890 Operation Christmas Child boxes and the 30 Thanksgiving boxes.

The annual Carthage Christmas Parade and Singing on the Steps was a lot of fun yesterday.  I appreciate all who came out to share Christmas carols with the community.  Thanks for those making and serving the hot chocolate and coffee as well. 

The Christmas season is here as we enjoy the carols and see the beautiful decorations of the season.  The church decorations are exceptionally festive this year.  Our four weeks of Advent will begin this coming Sunday as we explore Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus.  Several special services and activities will take place this month and you will want to make special note and plan to attend:
          November 27@ 6:00 PM    GriefShare Surviving the Holidays    Chamber of Commerce
          December 1 @ 8:30 AM      Lighthouse Christian Camp Girls Christmas Party
December 4 @ 4:00 PM       Young at Heart to Lebanon Lights
          December 7 @ 6:30 PM       Movie “The Insanity of God”   Ag Center
          December 8 @ 8:30 AM      Lighthouse Christian Camp Boys Christmas Party
          December 11 @ 6:30 PM     Ladies Ornament Exchange   CLC
          December 16 @ 10:45 AM  Sanctuary Choir Christmas Presentation
          December 23 @ 10:45 AM  Christmas Sunday Service
          December 24 @ 5:00 PM     Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

We welcome Baxter Key as he made his profession of faith yesterday in the service and will follow in baptism in the coming weeks.
   
Please pray for Alicia Hoffman and her family in the death of her husband, Robert Hoffman.  Visitation and a Memorial Service will be held next Tuesday, November 27 in the Sanctuary at FBC Carthage.  Visitation from 2-4 PM.  Memorial Service at 4:00 PM. 

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        Surviving the Holidays will be a special one-night grief support meeting for those who have lost loved ones.  We will meet on Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 PM at the Chamber of Commerce.  Here is a promo of the material to be covered:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaknGHu5UDU
There is no cost for the session and a special holiday survival book will be given to everyone who attend.  Help spread the word.

·        The Women on Missions will meet on Monday, December 3, 6:30 pm at the home of Marreet Hutchins, 649 Carmack Avenue.  All ladies are invited.

·        The WOM Mission Express began yesterday for you to drop your Christmas cards for church families in the Mission Express mailbox located in the Connection Point and donate your postage to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering . Ladies from WOM will deliver your cards for you during church each Sunday. So spread some Christmas blessings and donate to missions all in one.

·        Membership Class 101 will be held this Sunday, December 2 at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary for new members and those interested in membership.

·        A special community movie night will be held on Friday, December 7, 6:30 PM at the Ag Center.  The movie will be “The Insanity of God”, a movie from the International Mission Board sharing the testimonies of persecuted believers throughout the world.  There is no charge and everyone is invited to attend.  Here is a promo trailer for the movie:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX6SWxwKZSE

·        As your class or organization makes plans for the holidays, please let Deborah in the church office know as she coordinates the church calendar.  You can simply call at (615) 735-1929 of email secretary@fbccarthage.com. 

·        Here are upcoming church leadership meetings:
Church Council Sunday, December 2 at 4 PM
Deacons Meeting Sunday, December 2 at 7 PM
Business Meeting Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 PM

·        Here is the Bible Reading Plan for this week, November 12-18:
November 26         Ezekiel 27-29         1 Peter 3
November 27         Ezekiel 30-32         1 Peter 4
November 28         Ezekiel 33-34         1 Peter 5
November 29         Ezekiel 35-36         2 Peter 1
November 30         Ezekiel 37-39         2 Peter 2
December 1           Ezekiel 40-41         2 Peter 3
December 2           Ezekiel 42-44         1 John 1

Monday, November 19, 2018

FBC Carthage E-News for November 19, 2018


FBC Carthage E-News
November 19, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is a very special week as we celebrate Thanksgiving.  Families and friends will gather for a wonderful meal and share the many things they have to be thankful.  As we shared last night in the Church-wide Thanksgiving Dinner the things we have to be thankful, Eric, one of our young men who was recently saved and baptized said he was thankful for Jesus.  We joke and say that Jesus is always the answer to any question asked, but when it comes to being thankful, there is no better answer.  We are most thankful for Jesus.  Everything else we have is temporary at best.  Because of Jesus we have eternal blessings which can never be taken away.  Eternal Life.  Forgiveness of all sin.  A home in Heaven.  This Thanksgiving, when asked what you are thankful for, simply say, “I am thankful for Jesus.”

Thank you for the good response to the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  We have received over 200 from FBC Carthage.  We have processed around 1000 from our area churches and will send them on to Cookeville today around 1:00 PM.  If you still have boxes to bring by you drop them off at the Christian Life Center today from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.  Thanks to all the hard work that has been given this year in this ministry/mission outreach.  May many boys and girls be reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through these boxes. 

We are packing up the coats for New York City on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 PM.  You can still bring coats by today or tomorrow.  Please pray for our mission trip to New York City as we distribute them in the city-wide “Coats for the City” distribution on December 1.  Also, pray for the men who will be driving them to NYC this Thursday afternoon.   

Thanksgiving boxes will be put together on Tuesday and distributed on Wednesday morning.  If you would like to join in this ministry outreach meet at the Christian Life Center on Tuesday evening at 5:00 PM or on Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM.  Everyone is invited to join in this Thanksgiving outreach.  Thanks to the Ladies Sunday School Class for making this happen. 

The annual Carthage Christmas Parade is this Sunday, November 25 and we will gather in front of the church around 4:30 PM.  We will be singing carols, giving out hot chocolate and coffee, and visiting with those watching the parade. 

The church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22-23 for Thanksgiving.  Anything for this week’s bulletin needs to be to Deborah by Tuesday at 12 noon. 

Please be praying for Alicia Hoffman and her family in the death of her husband, Robert Hoffman.  Visitation and a Memorial Service will be held next Tuesday, November 27 in the Sanctuary at FBC Carthage.  Visitation from 2-4 PM.  Memorial Service at 4:00 PM. 

Look for opportunities to express thanks to God and testify of Jesus this special holiday week.  Here are several Thanksgiving scriptures you can read, meditate on, and share as you have opportunity: 
Psalm 30:11-12; 69:30; 95:2; 100:1-4; 118:1; 1 Corinthians 15:57; 2 Corinthians 9:15; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 3:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        Surviving the Holidays will be a special one-night grief support meeting for those who have lost loved ones.  We will meet on Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 PM at the Chamber of Commerce.  Here is a promo of the material to be covered:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaknGHu5UDU
There is no cost for the session and a special holiday survival book will be given to everyone who attend.  Help spread the word.

·        The Women on Missions will meet on Monday, December 3, 6:30 pm at the home of Marreet Hutchins, 649 Carmack Avenue.  All ladies are invited.

·        A special community movie night will be held on Friday, December 7, 6:30 PM at the Ag Center.  The movie will be “The Insanity of God”, a movie from the International Mission Board sharing the testimonies of persecuted believers throughout the world.  There is no charge and everyone is invited to attend.

·        We are collecting items for the Lighthouse Christian Camp Christmas Parties, December 1 for girls and December 8 for boys.  You can donate toys, books, clothes, items for men, and items for ladies.  Items can be brought to the Connection Point.  Also, if you would like a Christmas blessing, plan to go with us on either or both of the days as we transport the children from Smith County and then serve as a helper in the Christmas parties. 

·        As your class or organization makes plans for the holidays, please let Deborah in the church office know as she coordinates the church calendar.  You can simply call at (615) 735-1929 of email secretary@fbccarthage.com. 

·        Here are upcoming church leadership meetings:
Church Council Sunday, December 2 at 4 PM
Deacons Meeting Sunday, December 2 at 7 PM
Business Meeting Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 PM


·        Here is the Bible Reading Plan for this week, November 12-18:
November 19         Ezekiel 11-13         James 1
November 20         Ezekiel 14-15         James 2
November 21         Ezekiel 16-17         James 3
November 22         Ezekiel 18-19         James 4
November 23         Ezekiel 20-21         James 5
November 24         Ezekiel 22-23         1 Peter 1
November 25         Ezekiel 24-26         1 Peter 2

Monday, November 12, 2018

FBC Carthage E-News for November 12, 2018


FBC Carthage E-News
November 12, 2018

Good Morning,

This week the annual meeting of the Tennessee Baptist Convention will be meeting in Jackson, Tennessee.  Bro. Matt, Bro. Marty and Sheila Dodge, and I will be attending.  In addition to inspiring messages and moving reports of the various ministry agencies, we will transact the business for the Convention.  Pray for a productive and God-honoring meeting.  If you would like to watch any of the sessions you can live stream them at https://www.tnbaptist.org/summit2018. 

Bro. Brad Tackett will be bringing the Wednesday evening message this week.  I plan to be back from the Convention which ends Wednesday at noon.  I appreciate Bro. Brad sharing in this service and covering just in case we get caught in traffic.  Plan to attend the service at 6:30 PM.   

It’s not too late to get your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in this week.  We are the area receiving points and there will be churches and individuals bringing boxes to the Christian Life Center all week long.  Prepare your boxes and bring them this week.

Your coats are needed for our mission trip to New York City as we distribute them in the city-wide “Coats for the City” distribution on December 1.  Please bring coats for this Sunday and/or next, November 11 and 18.  A group of men will be giving up their shopping day and driving them to NYC the Friday after Thanksgiving.    Please bring new or used coats of any size, children, youth, or adults and place them in the collection box in the Connection Point.  For more information you can contact Bro. Tim or Bro. Matt at (615) 735-1929.

We will continue receiving the special offering for Thanksgiving boxes this Sunday, November 18 in the Sunday School classes.  We will distribute the baskets on Wednesday, November 21.  If you have names of people needing a food box see Bro. Tim, Barbara Maxwell, or call the church office at (615) 735-1929.

Our annual Church-wide Thanksgiving dinner will be this Sunday, November 18 at 5:00 PM in the Christian Life Center.  The turkey, dressing, bread and drinks will be provided by the church. Please bring salads, vegetable dishes and desserts and join your church family as we give thanks.

The plan for the week is for the steeple to be replaced!  Be watching for all the excitement around the church.    

We welcome Glenn and Debbie Drennen to FBC Carthage on the transfer of their church letter.

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:
·        The Young at Heart group will meet next Tuesday, November 13 at 11:30 PM for a potluck luncheon and program. 

·        The Community Food Distribution is scheduled for two distributions at the Ag Center in November: Wednesday, November 14, and Friday, November 30 at 10 AM. 

·        The November church business meeting will be held this Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary.

·        The Pregnancy Help Center will be hosting an Open House this Saturday, November 17 from 12 noon-2:00 PM for you to come by, enjoy some refreshments, and see the resources available.  Alicia Hoffman is the PHC Director.

·        The church office will be closed next Thursday and Friday, November 22-23 for Thanksgiving.

·        The annual Carthage Christmas Parade will be Sunday, November 25 at 5:00 PM.  We will have coffee and hot chocolate on the front lawn of the church.  We will also have our Singing on the Steps, singing Christmas carols.  Plan to come to the church around 4:30 PM to join in the Christmas fun.

·        We are collecting items for the Lighthouse Christian Camp Christmas Parties, December 1 for girls and December 8 for boys.  You can donate toys, books, clothes, items for men, and items for ladies.  Items can be brought to the Connection Point.  Also, if you would like a Christmas blessing, plan to go with us on either or both of the days as we transport the children from Smith County and then serve as a helper in the Christmas parties. 

·        As your class or organization makes plans for the holidays, please let Deborah in the church office know as she coordinates the church calendar.  You can simply call at (615) 735-1929 of email secretary@fbccarthage.com. 

·        Remember the annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Service this Sunday evening, November 18 in the Christian Life Center at 5 pm. Turkey, dressing, bread and drinks will be provided. Please bring salads, vegetables and desserts.

·        Here is the Bible Reading Plan for this week, November 12-18:
November 12 Jeremiah 51-52 Hebrews 9
November 13 Lamentations 1-2 Hebrews 10:1-18
November 14 Lamentations 3-5 Hebrews 10:19-39
November 15 Ezekiel 1-2 Hebrews 11:1-19
November 16 Ezekiel 3-4 Hebrews 11:20-40
November 17 Ezekiel 5-7 Hebrews 12
November 18 Ezekiel 8-10 Hebrews 13

Monday, October 29, 2018

FBC Carthage E-News for October 29, 2018


FBC Carthage E-News
October 29, 2018

Good Morning,

Thank you to all who made the 2018 Trunk or Treat Fall Festival a great success.  We had between 200-300 people come for this event and gave out several thousand pieces of candy.  There were many great conversations with the guests from the community.  It was a fantastic night of outreach and care for our community.  All the hard work and planning was rewarded with a successful evening with the children.  Many pictures are posted on the First Baptist Carthage Facebook page.  Check them out.

Also posted on the Facebook page is the services from yesterday.  In the morning service Jerry Wilmore shared his testimony of God’s grace and strength in his cancer.  In the evening service we began a new series called “The Walk: Living the Christian Life.”  These are available for you to watch and share with others.  You can send them directly to a friend by Messenger.  Let’s utilize this resource to share Jesus with others.

This Sunday, November 4 we have a special guest sharing in the Sunday morning service, Rev. Stephen McCollum,  Stephen is Sheila Dodge’s brother and he will share his testimony and an important message he received from God’s word that helped him through the devastating loss of his son.  If you have a friend or family member who is grieving the death of a loved one, this will be a helpful and uplifting service to bring them. 

Thank you to the Women on Mission and others who traveled on Friday to the Parent’s Night Out at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home in Franklin.  There were 32 children and youth who participated in the evening of fun, food, and painted rocks.  The Children’s Home is a special ministry to my heart and I am always glad we can be a part of the children’s lives through events and projects. 

Coats are needed for New York City.  We have received several coats but need many more to distribute in the Coats for the City distribution on December 1.  The deadline for bringing coats for our New York “Coats for the City” trip is in two weeks, Sunday, November 11.  Please bring new or used coats of any size, children, youth, or adults and place them in the collection box in the Connection Point.  For more information you can contact Bro. Tim or Bro. Matt at (615) 735-1929.

Bro. Matt and I have had an enjoyable College Road Trip this year.  We have one college remaining in our travels.  Continue to pray for our university students as they move toward the end of the semester.  We have a great group of students who are living out their faith on the campuses across our state. 

Just a reminder that early voting is taking place at the Turner Building for the General Election through Thursday, November 1.  Every election is important and this one is no exception.  It only takes a few minutes to vote and it makes a difference in our nation.   Know the candidates and what they stand for then vote.   Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.  Whether you vote early this week or on Election Day, the main thing is to vote. 

This Saturday, November 3rd is the day to set your clocks back one hour.  3:00 PM becomes 2:00 PM.  I encourage to set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night and enjoy the “extra” hour all afternoon long. 

Here’s a good quote for the week from Dr. James Dobson:  "Married life is a marathon. It is not enough to make a great start toward long-term marriage. You will need the determination to keep plugging. Only then will you make it to the end."

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        We will not have services this Wednesday, October 31 due to the many family and community activities on that evening.

·        Operation Christmas Child boxes are available in the Connection Point for you to pick up and fill.  This is a great ministry to the children in the world as we lovingly pack items in the shoebox and give it in the name of Jesus.  A flyer comes with every box that explains the types of items to pack.  Bring your completed boxes to church during the week of November 11-18.  FBC Carthage will also be receiving hundreds of boxes from the churches and individuals in our region.  If you would like to help in this part of the ministry, see Melody Tackett or Marreet Hutchins.

·        The Women on Missions will meet next Monday, November 5 in the Christian Life Center at 6:30 PM for a potluck dinner and program.  All ladies are invited to attend.

·        Due to scheduling conflicts, the Young at Heart group will meet a week early on Tuesday, November 6 at 11:30 PM for a potluck luncheon and program. 

·        We look forward to hosting Pastor Elijah Wanje from Nairobi, Kenya next week.  He will be sharing in the Wednesday evening service on November 7 at 6:30 PM.

·        The Deacons will meet on Sunday, November 4 at 7:00 PM.

·        Here is the Bible Reading Plan for this week, October 29-November 4:
October 29 Jeremiah 18-19       2 Timothy 3
October 30 Jeremiah 20-21       2 Timothy 4
October 31 Jeremiah 22-23       Titus 1
November 1 Jeremiah 24-26      Titus 2
November 2 Jeremiah 27-29      Titus 3
November 3 Jeremiah 30-31      Philemon 1
November 4 Jeremiah 32-33      Hebrews 1

Monday, October 15, 2018

E-News for October 15, 2018


FBC Carthage E-News
October 15, 2018

Happy Fall Break,
This is a vacation week for the local schools and many families are enjoying time together. From pictures on Facebook, it looks like half of Smith County went to the beach for Fall Break.  There are many blessings that come from family vacations and time spent together.  Even if you didn’t travel away for the week, take some time to spend with your children and grandchildren.  The two main priorities of life are a person’s relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ and his or her relationship to family.  Make this a special week with your family.

Pray for our Church Custodian, Van Fields, his son James, and their family this week in the death of his wife Tracey.  The family will have a time of visitation on Tuesday, October 16 from 2:00-8:00 PM at Sanderson Funeral Home and on Wednesday, October 17 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Her funeral service will be at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.  Let’s reach out and comfort Van and James during this week of sorrow and grief. 

Judge Michael Collins shared a moving testimony in the Sunday morning service and I encourage you to share it with your friends.  Michael shared his journey of losing his mother at an early age and the challenges he faced.  He also shared the hope and strength that he has grown to have through his faith in Jesus.  Someone you know may need a word of hope in the midst of their grief journey.  You can find the service at the First Baptist Church Carthage Facebook page.  Watch it and share it on your page.  This Sunday we look forward to Kandra Preston sharing of her life transformation through Christ and her work toward re-starting a women’s shelter in Carthage for those in similar situations as she once found herself. 

Remember to bring your coats to the Connection Point for the “Coats for the City” mission trip to New York City, November 29-December 3.  These coats can be new or used coats of any size, children, youth, or adults.  There is a collection box in the Connection Point for your donations.  For more information you can contact Bro. Tim or Bro. Matt at (615) 735-1929.

Bro. Matt and I had three great visits last week with college students from Tennessee Tech, Vol State, Cumberland University, and Trevecca University.  We have a great group of college students.  Pray for our college and university students as they live out their faith on the campuses across our state. 

We are excited to have Lucy Collins make her profession of faith in the morning service.  We will share in her baptism on Sunday, October 28.  Be praying for Lucy and all those who have professed their faith in Jesus recently.

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        The Young at Heart and Youth will have a joint luncheon next Tuesday, October 16 at 11:30 AM in the Christian Life Center.  This joint event is during Fall Break and will give both groups the blessing of sharing and getting to know one another.  The senior adults will bring the food and the youth will bring the energy!

·        The New Salem Baptist Association will be having the annual meeting on Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church Gordonsville.  Everyone is invited and our elected messengers are expected to attend. 

·        Check out the 2018 Trunk or Treat promo video!  It is hilarious!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhCScqQUBxM&feature=youtu.be
It is also posted on the First Baptist Church Carthage Facebook page for you to share.
Our 2018 Trunk or Treat Fall Festival will be held on Wednesday night, October 24 at 5:00 PM.   This year’s theme is “Joy Story” with characters from the Toy Story movies.  You are invited and encouraged to dress up as your favorite character.  For more information on being involved with the trunk or treat or fall festival, contact Bro. Matt or Elizabeth Davis.  Everyone is asked to bring bags of candy to distribute to the children that evening.  All children and families are welcome and invited to attend.

·        The Sew n Sews ladies sewing group will meet on Monday, October 22 at 9:00 AM for their final sewing session before the 2018 Operation Christmas Child boxes are sent out.  Everyone is invited to join this fun and creative group as they create pillow case dresses for Operation Christmas Child boxes.

·        The Women on Missions is sponsoring a Parent’s Night Out at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home on Friday, October 26.  We will leave from the Christian Life Center at 5:00 PM.  Everyone is invited to join in this exciting and fun filled night as we share a meal, devotion, and crafts with the children who live at the TBCH Franklin Campus.

·        Here is the Bible Reading Plan for this week, October 8-14:
October 15           Isaiah 45-46 1 Thessalonians 3
October 16           Isaiah 47-49 1 Thessalonians 4
October 17           Isaiah 50-52 1 Thessalonians 5
October 18           Isaiah 53-55 1 Thessalonians 1
 October 19           Isaiah 56-58          2 Thessalonians 2
October 20            Isaiah 59-61 2 Thessalonians 3
October 21            Isaiah 61-64 1 Timothy 1

Monday, October 8, 2018

FBC Carthage E-News for October 8, 2018


FBC Carthage E-News
October 8, 2018

Good Morning,

Yesterday was a great start to the new church year.  We rejoice with Reece Wilkerson in his baptism and last night at AWANA one of the girls told me she had prayed with her parents and brother to receive Jesus.  I praise God for this season of salvations and baptisms.  May we be very intentional in training these new believers in the Christian faith through Sunday School, AWANA, worship services, and all the activities of the church. 

I encourage you to share and pass along the message and testimony from yesterday’s morning service.  Josh Gibbs shared his testimony of how God has transformed his life.  Someone you know needs that word of encouragement.  Go to the First Baptist Church Carthage Facebook page and watch/share the posting.  We look forward to this coming Sunday as Michael Collins shares how God has worked in his life. 

Thank you to those who helped in the Homecoming Parade Block Party.  It was a greatest success yet for the block parties.  Let us continue to look for creative ways to exalt Christ in our community as we establish connections through our expressions of compassion. 

One way we are looking to express compassion is through the “Coats for the City” mission trip to New York City, November 29-December 3.  We are collecting coats in the Connection Point and these coats can be new or used coats of any size, children and adults.  Simply bring your coats to the Connection Point and place in the boxes provided.  For more information you can contact Bro. Tim or Bro. Matt at (615) 735-1929.

Bro. Matt and I are making visits to our college students over the next few weeks.  This is always an enjoyable time as we take them out for a meal and catch-up on how their college experience is going.  Pray for our college and university students as they live out their faith on the campus.  This week we will be visiting students at Cumberland, Vol State, and Tennessee Tech.  For more information call the church office at (615) 735-1929.

Speaking of living out faith on campus, here is a video we shared in the morning service highlighting the work of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries or BCM.  Students, check out this vibrant ministry on your campus:   https://vimeo.com/album/5283526/video/278710262

The special offering given last week for Disaster Relief and State Missions was $6,822.10. 

Be praying this week for Anna Maxwell and Blake Tongate as they are married on Saturday, October 13. 

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        This Wednesday, October 10 will be our Operation Christmas Child Packing Party at 6:30 PM, sponsored by the Women on Missions and involving our youth and children.  If you have items to include in this packing party, please bring them with you on Wednesday for the party.  We will have individual shoeboxes for you to take and pack available in the Connection Point beginning October 21.

·        The Young at Heart and Youth will have a joint luncheon next Tuesday, October 16 at 11:30 AM in the Christian Life Center.  This joint event is during Fall Break and will give both groups the blessing of sharing and getting to know one another.  The senior adults will bring the food and the youth will bring the energy!

·        Our 2018 Trunk or Treat Fall Festival will be held on Wednesday night, October 24 at 5:00 PM.   This year’s theme is “Joy Story” with characters from the Toy Story movies.  You are invited and encouraged to dress up as your favorite character.  For more information on being involved with the trunk or treat or fall festival, contact Bro. Matt or Elizabeth Davis.  Everyone is asked to bring bags of candy to distribute to the children that evening.  All children and families are welcome and invited to attend.

·        The Women on Missions is sponsoring a Parent’s Night Out at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home on Friday, October 26.  We will leave from the Christian Life Center at 5:00 PM.  Everyone is invited to join in this exciting and fun filled night as we share a meal, devotion, and crafts with the children who live at the TBCH Franklin Campus.

·        Here is the Bible Reading Plan for this week, October 8-14:
October 8    Isaiah 30-31          Philippians 4
October 9   Isaiah 32-33          Colossians 1
October 10 Isaiah 34-36          Colossians 2
October 11 Isaiah 37-38          Colossians 3
October 12 Isaiah 39-40          Colossians 4
October 13 Isaiah 41-42          1 Thessalonians 1
October 14 Isaiah 43-44          1 Thessalonians 2