Sunday, June 18, 2017

FBC Carthage E-News for June 19, 2017



FBC Carthage E-News  
June 19, 2017

Good Morning,

Yesterday was a good day at FBC Carthage as we celebrated Father’s Day and recognized our dads.  Let us pray for the men in our church and community that they will lead their families in a godly way and set before them an example of love and devotion to Christ.  Here is the link to the humorous video we shared of “Stuff Dads Never Say”   https://skitguys.com/videos/item/stuff-dads-never-say

Also during the service we distributed a handy emergency (worst case scenario) hammer to the men for their vehicles.   Our prayer is that you never need to use it, but just in case, here is a link showing a similar hammer in use:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Is5aWJPUk  If you did not receive one of these handy tools, they will be in the Connection Point as long as our supply lasts.

Vacation Bible School was a great week of impact as we had over 100 children and youth learning about Jesus.  We praise the Lord for at least two who trusted in Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  A special thank you goes to all the workers, teachers, and helpers who were a part of our VBS 2017 Team.  Because of you and your service, lives were changed. 

This week is our church’s mission trip to Atlanta to work with Bro. Kewon Foster and Out of Love Ministries.  We have a team of 15 preparing for this exciting weekend as we prayer walk, conduct a community block party, and distribute meals to the homeless.  Pray for safe travels and an effective ministry during this mission effort.  The mission trip dates are June 22-24. 

Next Sunday, June 25 we are planning three special home fellowship services to encourage fellowship and give a little different experience on Sunday night.  The home fellowship services will be: 
          Youth                    Phillip and Kathy Piper    54 Morris Drive
          Young Adults        Steve and Cindy Dowell  6 Pettrross Ln
          Adults                   Tim and Fran Frank         607 Main Street N

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here’s news for you:
·        We are collecting adult vitamins, children vitamins,  children cough suppressant, infant vitamin drops, prenatal vitamins, and ibuprofen for the mission team to Guatemala.  Please bring them to the Connection Point before July 12 for the team to pack.

·        Youth are reminded to get your summer camp forms filled out, signed and notarized, and back to Bro. Matt this week.  Camp begins next Tuesday, June 27!

·        A Church-wide Family Trip to Mammoth Cave National Park will be held on Thursday, July 6, leaving at 8:00 AM.  Everyone is invited to attend to this special trip.  A sign-up sheet is in the Connection Point to reserve you and your family a spot. 

·        Attention Men!  We have tickets for the Men’s Main Event to be held on July 28-29 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.  Speakers for the weekend will include football star, Kurt Warner; basketball legend, Darryl Strawberry; , radio personality, Rick Burgess and many others.  Tickets are $50 for men and $25 for young men under 18.  See Bro. Matt Davis to sign-up for this incredible and uplifting conference.

·        The Backyard Bible Club continues each Tuesday at the Community Room of the Clemons Circle Housing Area behind the church.  We will have a Bible story, crafts, games, and food at 4:30 PM.  Help is needed in the refreshments, crafts, and games.  Contact Bro. Matt to join in the fun.

·        The Smith County Fair will be July 31 thru August 5 and we plan to have a ministry booth again this year.  Each night will be hosted by an Adult Sunday School Class.  Everyone is encouraged to wear your ministry shirts and join us for this ministry to the community. 

·        The low-impact exercise class will be offered this Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 PM in the Christian Life Center.  Everyone is invited to participate.

·        Five spaces are available for a Church-wide Camp-Out on July 21-23 at Defeated Creek Campground.  To reserve a space, contact the church office at (615) 735-1929.   There will be a Lake Day for everyone on that Saturday, July 22 beginning with a Kid’s Bible  Club at the Campground Pavilion at 10:00 AM followed by boating and an evening covered dish fish fry at 6:00 PM.

Monday, June 12, 2017

FBC Carthage E-News for June 12, 2017



FBC Carthage E-News  
June 12, 2017

Good Morning,

Vacation Bible School is HERE!  This is the week of VBS each evening from 6:00-8:30 PM.  We have classes for children ages 4 through high school.  Take a moment to contact a friend, neighbor, or family member and invite them to bring their kids tonight to Vacation Bible School.  VBS will be filled with fun, crafts, recreation, music, and Bible stories about Jesus.  Don’t miss out on this week of impact.

The theme for VBS 2017 is “Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe.”  The focus verse the children will be encouraged to memorize is Colossians 1:15-16 which says,
 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”

If you know of a child who needs transportation we are running both church vehicles on limited routes.  If we can, we will be glad to pick the child up for VBS.  Call the church office at 931 261-8452.

Please pray for Vacation Bible School this week.  Pray for the children as they attend. Pray for the teachers and workers as they minister to the children.  Pray for God’ s Holy Spirit to bring conviction in hearts of those ready for salvation.  Pray for a great week of impact in the lives of everyone involved.

Remember to wear your special mission t-shirt during Vacation Bible School.   If you have not picked up a shirt they are available in the Connection Point. 

Thanks to Brad Tackett for leading the Defeated Creek Campground service.  There were 20 in attendance.

Check out the First Baptist Church Carthage Facebook page for:
          A registration form for VBS
          A special VBS promo video with several of our children.
          The past two Sunday morning service’s live stream with over 1,000 views each!

Have a blessed week in VBS,
Bro. Tim

Here’s news for you:
·        The Mission Atlanta Team is preparing for the upcoming mission trip, June 22-24 to work with Kewon Foster and the new church plant in Atlanta.   We still have open rooms for you to be a part of this mission to the people of Atlanta.  We will release the unused  hotel rooms on Tuesday.  Please contact Bro. Tim tfrank@fbccarthage.com  or Bro. Matt davismatt81@gmail.com if you are considering the trip or if you need more information.

·        We are collecting adult vitamins, children vitamins,  children cough suppressant, infant vitamin drops, prenatal vitamins, and ibuprofen for the mission team to Guatemala.  Please bring them to the Connection Point before July 12 for the team to pack.

·        Backyard Bible Clubs continues each Tuesday at the Community Room of the Clemons Circle Housing Area behind the church.  We will have a Bible story, crafts, games, and food at 4:30 PM.  Help is needed in the refreshments, crafts, and games.  Contact Bro. Matt to join in the fun.

·        The Young at Heart will have a special outing on Tuesday, June 13 at 10:00 AM to the Warrior Camo Gun Range with Tina Gantenbein.  Tina will give a gun safety presentation and then give opportunity for those who would like to join her on the shooting range.  The cost is $10 which includes lunch.   All adults 55+ are invited to attend.  

·        The Smith County Fair will be July 31 thru August 5 and we plan to have a ministry booth again this year.  Each night will be hosted by an Adult Sunday School Class.  Everyone is encouraged to wear your ministry shirts and join us for this ministry to the community. 

·        The low-impact exercise class will be offered this Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 PM in the Christian Life Center.  Everyone is invited to participate.

·        Spaces are available for a Church-wide Camp-Out on July 21-23 at Defeated Creek Campground.  To reserve a space, contact the church office at (615) 735-1929.   There will be a Lake Day for everyone on that Saturday, July 22 beginning with a Kid’s Bible  Club at the Campground Pavilion at 10:00 AM followed by boating and an evening covered dish fish fry at 6:00 PM.

·        Here is the video we used in the service yesterday entitled “That’s My King!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqTFNfeDnE

·        Here are several statistics that show why Vacation Bible School is so important in the life of our church.  Please pray this week for VBS. 
Vacation Bible School is:
o   The single largest outreach event for churches.
o   An ideal setting for a ministry because more people will be on the church campus during VBS than at any other time.
o   More people have come to know Jesus as Savior than any single church event.
o   180,000 United States churches host VBS each year.
o   52 percent of pastors who decided as kids to follow Jesus did so while at a children’s summer camp/VBS.
o   25 to 28 percent of all baptisms in the Southern Baptist Convention are direct results of VBS.         ---Source: www.lifewayvbs.wordpress.com

Monday, June 5, 2017

E News for June 5, 2017



FBC Carthage E-News  
June 5, 2017

Good Morning,

As we move into the Summer activities I remind you of this year’s theme, “Make an Impact.”   There are many special events and trips planned to assist you in making an impact.  Last week we have ten people travel to Fort Hill Baptist Church in Knoxville to help them with painting.  It was a blessing to hear their expressions of excitement as the project was completed.  We also had around 20 persons travel last week to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home in Franklin for a Parent’s Night Out in which we have supper, games, and crafts with the children. 

This week our focus and activities are in Carthage and Smith County.  Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 PM begins a series of Backyard Bible Club meetings in the community room at Clemmons Circle Apartments. Volunteers are needed each Tuesday to help with the food, the activities, and the children.  We also will host the Kid’s Bible Club meeting this Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 AM at the Defeated Creek Campground Pavilion.  Volunteers are needed as we have games, crafts, refreshments and a Bible story with the children who are camping.  We also will host two special services on Sunday, June 11, one at Defeated Creek Campground  at 8:30 AM with Brad Tackett leading and the other at the Pavilion Assisted Living at 2:00 PM with Bro. Tim leading.  One final opportunity for the week, we have the opportunity on Tuesday to prepare lunch for a group of teachers during one of their In-Service training classes. 

Next week, June 12-16 is a BIG week of impact as we have our Vacation Bible School from 6:00-8:30 PM each evening.  Many teachers and workers are already in place and preparing for this exciting week.  There is still room for others to volunteer as helpers in the many classes and areas of service.  Pray for VBS and the children as they attend.  Pray for the teachers and leaders as they share the gospel with the children.  Invite at least one child to be a part of Vacation Bible School.

Remember to wear your special mission t-shirt during our activities and other times as you seek to make an impact in our community.  If you have not picked up a shirt they are available in the Connection Point.  Everyone is encouraged to pick up and wear their shirt throughout the summer as a reminder and a witness to the impact we have received through Christ and are then called to make in the lives of others.  Jesus said in Matthew 10:9, “Freely you have received, freely give.” May we individually and as a church make an impact on those around us as we live out the Fruit of the Spirit.  

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here’s some more news for you:
·        The Women on Missions will meet tonight at 6:30 PM at the home of Mildred Westbooks and Melody Tackett at 812 E. Jefferson Avenue.   All ladies are invited. 


·        This Sunday night, June 11 we will continue our Special Summer Sunday Night Series with the movie “God’s Not Dead 2.”  Bring a finger food dish to share at 5:00 PM and the movie will begin around 5:30 PM in the Christian Life Center.  Invite a friend to join you for this special presentation.

·        The Mission Atlanta Team is preparing for the upcoming mission trip, June 22-24 to work with Kewon Foster and the new church plant in Atlanta.   It is not too late for you to be a part of this mission to the people of Atlanta.  We will finalize hotel rooms on Tuesday.  Please contact Bro. Tim tfrank@fbccarthage.com  or Bro. Matt davismatt81@gmail.com if you are considering the trip or if you need more information.

·        We are collecting adult vitamins, children vitamins,  children cough suppressant, infant vitamin drops, prenatal vitamins, and ibuprofen for the mission team to Guatemala.  Please bring them to the Connection Point before July 12 for the team to pack.

·        Backyard Bible Clubs will be held each Tuesday beginning next week, June 6 at the Community Room of the Clemons Circle Housing Area behind the church.  We will have a Bible story, crafts, games, and food at 4:30-6:00 PM.  Help is needed in the refreshments, crafts, and games.  Contact Bro. Matt to join in the fun.

·        On Saturday, June 10 the youth will have a Lake Day at Defeated Creek.  Plan to meet at the Campground Pavilion at 10:00 AM to help with the Kid’s Bible Club and then join in the fun at the lake starting around 12 noon.  See Bro. Matt for more details.

·        The Young at Heart will have a special outing next Tuesday, June 13 at 10:00 AM to the Warrior Camo Gun Range with Tina Gantenbein.  Tina will give a gun safety presentation and then give opportunity for those who would like to join her on the shooting range.  The cost is $10 which includes lunch.   All adults 55+ are invited to attend.   

·        The Smith County Fair will be July 31 thru August 5 and we plan to have a ministry booth again this year.  Each night will be hosted by an Adult Sunday School Class and they invite you to join them for ministry to the community. 

·        The low-impact exercise class will be offered this Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 PM in the Christian Life Center.  Everyone is invited to participate.

·        Spaces are available for a Church-wide Camp-Out on July 21-23 at Defeated Creek Campground.  To reserve a space, contact the church office at (615) 735-1929.   There will be a Lake Day for everyone on that Saturday, July 22 beginning with a Kid’s Bible  Club at the Campground Pavilion at 10:00 AM followed by boating and an evening covered dish fish fry at 6:00 PM.

·         JOURNEY Camp for boys and girls who have completed grades 1-6 will be held July 5-7, 2017 at Carson Springs Baptist Center in Newport, Tennessee.  The cost will be Cost $125 per child.   Journey Camp is an opportunity to have fun while learning from the Bible.  The event provides opportunities for children to participate in worship, Bible study, and track times.  See Bro. Matt for more information. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

FBC Carthage E-News for April 24, 2017


FBC Carthage E-News  

April 24, 2017



Good Morning,



Two weeks and counting!  Two weeks until our Spring Revival, May 7-10 with Bro. Kewon Foster and the Nesbitt Family.  Please be praying this week and next for this special series of services and for God’s Holy Spirit to move in power.  The services will begin at 10:45 AM on Sunday, May 7 and continue at 6:30 PM each evening thru Wednesday, May 10. Pray for Bro. Kewon as he prepares his heart and the messages God would have for us.  Pray for the Nesbitt family as they prepare to lead us in worship.  Most of all, pray for lost and un-churched family and friends to attend the services with you.  They will come if you will invite them.



The theme of our Spring Revival will be “Impact” as we celebrate the impact Jesus has on our lives and as we are stirred to make an impact for Christ in our homes, our community, our nation, and around the world.  May this truly be a time of great impact in the name of Jesus Christ.



On Sunday, May 7 we will have a special church-wide luncheon following the morning service in honor of our 2017 graduates.  This will also be a great time to fellowship with Bro. Kewon and the Nesbitt family.  Bring a covered dish and celebrate with the graduates and their families.



In preparation for our Spring Revival, we will continue to go out into the community on visitation tonight and next Monday night at 6:00 PM.  We will meet for prayer at 6:00 PM in the Christian Life Center and then distribute invitations to the revival to our friends and neighbors. 



I am asking that next week be a special week of prayer and preparation for the Spring Revival.  If you would like to host a cottage prayer meeting in your home please contact me or Bro. Matt.  In all our activities and gatherings next week, let us have a special time of prayer for the revival and the impact on souls.



Sunday, April 30 will be the final night of AWANA for the 2016-17 school year.  Thank you to Michael Collins and all the AWANA workers for preparing meals, leading in games, and teaching the children and youth this year in AWANA. 



The Missions Committee met last week and discussed several mission trips and projects for the Summer/Fall 2017.  These are listed at the end of this E-News.  Plan to be personally involved in some way through missions this year.  Make an IMPACT!



This is the final week for our “Trial Period” for the Right Now Media subscription.  If you have found this resource helpful and would like to see it continued to be offered please send me an email tfrank@fbccarthage.com this week.  We are delighted to offer this resource if it is helpful and being used.



Have a blessed week as you rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus,

Bro. Tim  



Here is the news for the week:



·        Join us for a “Call to Prayer” on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 AM in the Sanctuary as we will be praying for revival in our church and for the special revival services with Kewon Foster and the Nesbitt Family.



·        The new Ladies Bible Study continues this Tuesday night at 6:30 PM in the Christian Life Center entitled “JOY in the JOURNEY,”  a joyful look at the book of Philippians By Jean Stocksdale.  The study will be facilitated by Elizabeth Davis.  Ladies of all ages are invited to participate in this journey. 



·        A low-impact exercise class is being offered on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 PM in the Christian Life Center.  Everyone is invited to participate.



·        The Wednesday Night Bible Study for adults will continue a study of the passages used this year in our Vacation Bible School classes.  This provides everyone an opportunity to study these special passages and gives our VBS teachers a “jump-start” on their study and preparation.  This year’s theme is “Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe.”  Wednesday, April 26 we will be studying Genesis 3, “God Is Still in Charge.”  The main truth for this lesson is, “God will always love me, even when I make wrong choices.”



·        Speaking of VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, this special week is approaching quickly, June 12-16.  Jan Trainham and Tina Gantenbein are now recruiting volunteers.  Please see them or call the church office at (615) 735-1929 to sign up for this year’s Galactic adventure.  Training will be Sunday, May 7, 2017.



·        Ladies attending the Women of Joy Conference this weekend in Pigeon Forge are reminded to meet in the parking lot across Main Street from the church on Friday, April 28 at 9:00 AM.



·        Attention Graduates!  It’s graduation time!  On Sunday, May 7th, we will honor our 2017 high school and college graduates with a luncheon after the morning service.  If you are graduating submit pictures to Bro. Matt or the church office to include in our Graduate Recognition.  We will also have a church-wide luncheon after the morning service in the Christian Life Center in honor of the graduates. 



·        This Sunday, April 30 we will be observing the Lord’s Supper in the 10:45 am service.



·        This Sunday night, April 30 we will have a special service as we host the Upper Cumberland Academy Youth Choir as they sing and share at 6:00 PM.  Everyone is encouraged to come out and support this fine group of young musicians as they sing for the glory of God.



·        Upcoming Meetings

Church Council     April 30 @ 3:00 PM

Deacons                May 7 @ 8:00 PM

Business Mtg         May 17 @ 6:30 PM



·        Here are the Nursery Workers for the coming weeks:

April 30       Betsy Broyles        Venessa Denney

          May 7 Sharon Raymond  Judi Henderson



·        With the Spring Revival’s theme of IMPACT, here is a moving testimony of the IMPACT Jesus had on a young woman’s life after a diving accident left her quadriplegic.  Listen to Joni Eareckson Tada as she shares her story: https://youtu.be/VVXJ8GyLgt0



·        Here are the dates from the Missions Committee for upcoming mission trips and projects for the Summer and Fall 2017:

June 2           Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home – Parent’s Night Out



Each Tuesday Begin June 6

Backyard Bible Clubs – Clemmons Circle



June 12-16             Vacation Bible School, FBC Carthage



June 22-24             Atlanta - New Church Start – Kewon Foster

Block Party / Ice Cream Festival – Apartment Complex

Homeless Care Packets and Picnic Meal / Prayer Walking



July 12-15              Cincinnati – Redemption Baptist Church – Jason Lohorn

Outreach Events / VBS Promotion for Following Week



July 21                  Defeated Creek Campground

Backyard Bible Club 10:30 AM



July 21-28              Guatemala

Collecting Multi-Vitamins, Prenatal Vitamins, Cough Syrup, Vitamin D

                  

July 31-August 5    Smith County Fair Ministry Booth 



October 5-9           New City Church – New York City – Christy Dyer

Community Block Party



Upcoming Tentative Plans

Hawaii – Ohana Church  2018

Kenya – Ridgeways Baptist 2019