Monday, August 19, 2019

FBC Carthage E News for August 19, 2019


FBC Carthage E-News
August 19, 2019

Good morning,

Last week we had a great start for the GriefShare class on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM.  We meet at the Chamber of Commerce building, 939 Upper Ferry Road and the group is open to everyone.  If you or someone you know is dealing with the sorrow of grief after the death of a loved one, join us this Tuesday at 6:00 PM.  There is no cost for the sessions and workbooks are available for $15.  Scholarships for the workbooks are available with no questions.  Join this week.

Sunday night began a new series on Psalm 23 as we take a closer look at one of the most beloved passages in Scripture.  We are utilizing a video resource on RightNow Media by Pastor Matt Chandler.  Here is the first 6 minute video of the series:  https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/352010?episode=1

If you haven’t signed up for RightNow Media you can do so right now at https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/cfbc.  This free resource is made possible as a gift to you from FBC Carthage.  You can invite your family and friends to receive these videos for free as well.   Sign up today!

Here is a new song from Psalm 23 we are learning on Sunday nights as we study about our Good Shepherd:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN4tPkX0MG0

Four weeks and the group from FBC Carthage will be going to the Holy Land!  This is going to be a fabulous journey and spiritual pilgrimage.  My prayer is that for those who go to Israel, our spiritual lives will never be the same again.  Join with us as we pray, prepare, and look forward to this journey.

Last week Bro. Randy Davis delivered a powerful message to the Senate Committee on the value of protecting human life.   Let’s continue t pray that the bill comes out of the Senate Committee to the Senate and then on to law in Tennessee.  May we join with Bro. Randy and say to our state leaders, “I Stand for Life!”
Here is a transcript of the message: 
Here is the video presentation as well:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1a_uTpkBBI

Pray for our college and university students as many travel back to school this week.  Friday, August 24 from 3-6PM is Freshman Survival 2019 at the Tech Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM).  The cost is $5 for the event, t-shirt, and dinner.  Students, check out the BCM on your campus!  There is something for you!

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        A new semester of GriefShare, a 12 week grief support group will began on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:00 PM.  All sessions are held at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce Building, 939 Upper Ferry Road and are open to the public.  If you or someone you know has experienced the loss of a loved one, GriefShare provides a supportive group setting for help, support, and comfort.  You don’t have to journey through your grief alone.

·        Children’s Choir begins practice for a special Christmas program this Wednesday night, August 21 at 6:30 PM.  Children’s Choir meets on the 2nd floor of the Educational Building and is for all children through 6th grade. For more information see Crystal McCall, Elizabeth Davis, and Audrey Russell.

·        Wednesday Night Suppers are in full swing at 5:00 PM.  This fellowship supper is prepared and open to everyone.  The cost of the meal is $3 adults, $2 students, $10 family max.  We are also enlisting people to help with meal preparation once a month.  Contact Bro. Tim for more information.

·        The Sew-n-Sews ladies sewing group will meet today Monday, August 19 at 9:00 AM in the Christian Life Center.  This group makes pillow case dresses for the Operation Christmas Child boxes.  All ladies are invited to attend.

·        Christy Dyer Gultom and husband, Edward invite you to a Wedding Reception on Saturday, August 31 at Stevens Street Baptist Church, 327 W Stevens Street, Cookeville, Tennessee.  Everyone is invited to this special event that begins at 11:30 AM.  Christy is our mission partner in New York with New City Church and Bridge Community Church.  They were married in New York on July 4.

·        The Smith County High School Music Department is presenting “An Afternoon of Hymns” on Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 PM.  The choirs from First Baptist Church Carthage and the Carthage United Methodist Church will share in the special evening.  Everyone is invited to attend and this event will be held in the SCHS Auditorium.

·        New York City in the Fall will be a memorable mission experience.  This mission trip will be October 3-6.  We will be working with New City Church in their Annual Fall Festival in the Park on the bank of the James River.  It is a beautiful setting for this important work as we host one of the activities for the 600+ children who will attend.  If you would like more information, contact Bro. Tim. 

·        The church calendar is available online at www.fbccarthage.com under events or go directly to http://www.fbccarthage.com/events/

Monday, August 5, 2019

FBC Carthage E-News for August 5, 2019


FBC Carthage E-News
August 5, 2019

Good morning,

This is a special week in the lives of teachers and families as a new school year begins.  There is an excitement as the children get back to the classes.  This week we are all encouraged to pray for the students, teachers, and workers in the various schools throughout the county.  The prayer card from yesterday’s bulletin has seven areas of prayer as we begin the new year.  Remember to pray for the school listed on your card, as well as the schools directly connected to your family.  May the Lord bless our schools.

Our special Fellowship Revival is this week with the local Baptist churches in the New Salem Baptist Association.  Each service will begin at 6:30 PM.  Everyone is urged to attend these special services, especially tonight as we gather at First Baptist.  Make you plans to attend each night as we seek the renewing and reviving power of the Holy Spirit to stir in our hearts.   Here is the schedule for this week’s Fellowship Revival services:

Monday, August 5 @ First Baptist Church Carthage with
Bro. Wayne Malone from Rome Baptist

Tuesday, August 6 @ Rome Baptist Church with
Bro. Bill York from Riddleton Baptist

Wednesday, August 7 @ Smith County Ag Center with
Dr. Larry Robertson, pastor of Hilldale Baptist Church, Clarksville
Worship led by Scott Shepherd & family

In the spirit of Revival and a new football season, the RightNow Media video series for this week is “ONE (The Woodlawn Story).  In 1973, Birmingham was torn by racism and hate. God worked through the Woodlawn high school football team to unite the city and ignite a spiritual awakening. This revival was nothing short of miraculous. Could it happen again? ONE (The Woodlawn Study) features powerful scenes and exclusive footage from the movie Woodlawn to discover the answer...it only takes one person to start a revolution. What if that person is you? With teaching by Pastors Dave Stone and Dr. Tony Evans, ONE (The Woodlawn Study) prepares your heart to experience and embrace a move of God.   Check out the first video in this powerful series:  https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/186997

If you haven’t signed up for RightNow Media you can do so right now at https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/cfbc.  This free resource is made possible as a gift to you from FBC Carthage.  You can also invite your family and friends to receive these videos.   Sign up today!

Congratulations to Jamie Dance in her baptism yesterday after the morning service in the Cumberland River.  Check out the church Facebook page for pictures and video.  There is something special about a river baptism.  https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistcarthage/

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        All those traveling to Israel, September 15-24:  There will be an information/planning meeting this Thursday, August 8 at Stevens Street Baptist Church in Cookeville.  We will cover many travel preparations and answer questions you may have.  The meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

·        All Youth and Parents!  Bro. Matt will be hosting a “Students and Subs” luncheon on Sunday, August 11 at 12 noon to share about the ministry and activities for the Fall.  Plan now to join in this important luncheon in the Christian Life Center immediately after the morning service..

·        A new semester of AWANA, our weekly discipleship /Bible Club with classes for preschool, children, and youth will begin on Sunday, August 11 at 5:30 PM.  We will have a Kick-off AWANA Block Party that night for the whole church and community in the CLC inflatables and a lot of fun.  All children and youth are encouraged to attend and invite their friends to join them. 

·        The August 12 Women on Missions meeting will be held at the hone of Faye Reece, 112 Virginia Avenue.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM and all ladies are invited to attend.

·        The Young at Heart group will have a potluck luncheon and program on Tuesday, August 13 at 11:30 AM in the Christian Life Center.  All adults, 55 and above, are encouraged to bring a covered dish, invite a friend, and join us for a good time together. 

·        A new semester of GriefShare, a 12 week grief support group will begin on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:00 PM.  All sessions are held at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce Building, 939 Upper Ferry Road and are open to the public.  If you or someone you know has experienced the loss of a loved one, GriefShare provides a supportive group setting for help, support, and comfort.  You don’t have to journey through your grief alone.

·        Wednesday Night Suppers begin again on Wednesday, August 14 at 5:00 PM.  This fellowship supper is prepared and open to everyone,.  The cost of the meal is $3 adults, $2 students, $10 family max.  We are also enlisting people to help with meal preparation once a month.  Contact Bro. Tim for more information.

·        New York City in the Fall will be a memorable mission experience.  This mission trip will be October 3-6.  We will be working with New City Church in their Annual Fall Festival in the Park on the bank of the James River.  It is a beautiful setting for this important work as we host one of the activities for the 600+ children who will attend.  If you would like more information, contact Bro. Tim.

·        The 2020 Women of Joy Conference will be in April, 2020 and we are already taking reservations for the weekend.  See Melody Tackett for more information.

·        The church calendar is available online at www.fbccarthage.com under events or go directly to http://www.fbccarthage.com/events/

Monday, July 29, 2019

FBC Carthage E-News for July 29, 2019


FBC Carthage E-News
July 29, 2019

Good morning,

This is the final week of Summer Break for the students with their first half day later in the week.  Pray for the teachers and administrators as they begin their new school year today with In-Service training.  It is always exciting to me to begin a new year and anticipate all the blessings that will come. 

This is also the time for preparation for the new church year.  The Nominating Committee and Committee on Committees will be working to enlist and prepare for the ministries of the church. 

I would like to express my appreciation for Matthew Lynn, our Summer Children’s Intern who has done an outstanding job with many different ministries and outreach activities for the children.  Our final Backyard Bible Club at Clemmons Circle is this afternoon at 3:30 PM with Inflatables.  Matthew will also be bringing the Wednesday evening message this week at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary.  If you see Matthew this week, thank him for a job well done.

This coming Sunday, August 4 begins our special Fellowship Revival with the local Baptist churches in the New Salem Baptist Association.  Each service will begin at 6:30 PM.  Here is the schedule for this Fellowship Revival:
Sunday, August 4          Riddleton Baptist Church with
Bro. Tim Frank from First Baptist

Monday, August 5 First Baptist Church Carthage with
Bro. Wayne Malone from Rome Baptist

Tuesday, August 6 Rome Baptist Church with
Bro. Bill York from Riddleton Baptist

Wednesday, August 7 Smith County Ag Center with
Dr. Larry Robertson, pastor of Hilldale Baptist Church, Clarksville
Worship led by Scott Shepherd & family

In honor of a new school year beginning this week, the RightNow Media video series for this week is “So the Next Generation will Know.”  Our desire is that every boy and girl would know and follow Jesus Christ as their Lord throughout their life.  As Gen Z leaves the church in record numbers, the adults in their lives feel at a loss to stop the trend. Yet there are research-based and proven strategies that help young people both own their faith and effectively engage the world around them.  Sean McDowell, Ph.D., and Detective J. Warner Wallace have written and taught extensively on the subjects of culture, worldview, and apologetics. In So the Next Generation Will Know, McDowell and Wallace provide strategies and practical tactics from their own personal experiences to help parents, youth leaders, and Christian teachers train the next generation with the truth of the Christian worldview.  Check out this first 12 minute video in the series.  Your children’s and grandchildren’s spiritual lives may be impacted for eternity by the information you learn.  It will be worth your time.

If you haven’t signed up for RightNow Media you can do so right now at https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/cfbc.  This free resource is made possible as a gift to you from FBC Carthage.  You can also invite your family and friends to receive these videos.   Sign up today!

This Sunday, August 4, immediately after the morning service, we will travel to the Carthage Boat Ramp on Upper Ferry Road for a baptism.  Jamie Dance will be baptized in the Cumberland River and perhaps others.  If you have trusted in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord and haven’t been baptized, contact Bro. Tim this week (615) 735-1929 to discuss joining in this special service.

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        The Ladies 6-week Bible Study called “Me, Myself, and Lies” will conclude tonight July 29 at 6:30 pm. Thank you to all who have participated in this study group and especially the leaders.

·        All Youth and Parents!  Bro. Matt will be hosting a “Students and Subs” luncheon on Sunday, August 11 at 12 noon to share about the ministry and activities for the Fall.  Plan now to join in this important luncheon.

·        A new semester of AWANA, a weekly discipleship /Bible Club with classes for preschool, children, and youth will begin on Sunday, August 11 at 5:30 PM.  We will have a Kick-off AWANA Block Party that night for the whole church and community in the CLC.  All children and youth are encouraged to attend and invite their friends to join them. 

·        The August 12 Women on Missions meeting will be held at the hone of Faye Reece, 112 Virginia Avenue.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM and all ladies are invited to attend.

·        A new semester of GriefShare, a 12 week grief support group will begin on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:00 PM.  All sessions are held at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce Building, 939 Upper Ferry Road and are open to the public.  If you or someone you know has experienced the loss of a loved one, GriefShare provides a supportine group setting for help, support, and comfort.  You don’t have to journey through your grief alone.

·        Our annual Church Camping Weekend is this weekend, August 2-4 at the Defeated Creek Campground.  We still have camping spots available for you.  To reserve a spot, contact Deborah at the church office, (615) 735-1929. 

·        New York City in the Fall will be a memorable mission experience.  This mission trip will be October 4-6.  We will be working with New City Church in their Annual Fall Festival in the Park on the bank of the James River.  It is a beautiful setting for this important work as we host one of the activities for the 600+ children who will attend.  If you would like more information, contact Bro. Tim.

·        The 2020 Women of Joy Conference will be in April, 2020 and we are already taking reservations for the weekend.  See Melody Tackett for more information.

·        Listed below are many of the Fall activities for your calendar.  Also, the church calendar is available online at www.fbccarthage.com under events or go directly to http://www.fbccarthage.com/events/
Fall Schedule and Activities
July 29  Final Backyard Bible Club, Clemons Circle
31  Matthew Lynn Preaching, 6:30 PM
August  2-4 Church-wide Campout
4    Defeated Creek Campground Service, 8:30 AM
4-7 Association Fellowship Revivals
6    First Day of School
11  Youth Parent Luncheon, 12 noon @ CLC
AWANA Begins, 5:30 PM
12  Women on Mission, 6:30 PM @ Faye Reece’s home, 112 Virginia Ave
13  Young at Heart Luncheon, 11:30 AM
GriefShare Begins, 6:00 PM @ Chamber Building
14  Wednesday Night Supper Resume, 5:00 PM
Business Meeting
19  Sew n Sews, 9:00 AM @ CLC
Sept  9 Women on Mission
15-24 Trip to Israel
Oct 4-6 Mission Trip to NYC
10  Tech BCM Soul Food CafĂ©’, 10:00 AM
30  Kid’s Fall Festival

Monday, July 22, 2019

Enews for FBC Carthage for July 22, 2019


FBC Carthage E-News
July 22, 2019

Good morning,

Yesterday was a highlight day for FBC Carthage as we had 6 baptisms in the morning service.  We rejoice with every person who professes their faith publicly through baptism.  When there are several, as in yesterday’s service, it is a thrilling event.  Please be praying for the 6 young people as they live for their Lord. Jesus Christ.  Those baptized were:
Hannah Hawthorne
Kevin (KJ) Robinson
Danielle Robinson
Maria Felix
Branden Teague
Savannah Harper

We had our final Block Party for the Summer last night in Pleasant Shade with a good attendance.  Thanks to all who came and served in many different ways.  This has been a fun and blessed Summer of mission and ministry as we have had several opportunities to be out of the building and into the community.   

This coming Sunday night, July 28 at 6:00 PM we will have a celebration service as we share the highlights of our Summer mission trips and events.  We will meet in the Christian Life Center for the service followed by a Ice Cream Sundae Fellowship.  We will have ice cream and toppings for your special creation. 

The RightNow Media video series for this week is very engaging look at Spiritual Beings.  These 7 short videos explore the spiritual realm and help us understand the work of Jesus in restoring humanity to God’s true design.  This series profiles all of the spiritual characters in the Bible, see how they fit into the world-picture of the biblical authors, and also how they figure in the larger storyline of the Bible. So let’s put our brains into learning and processing mode and dive in together! Here is the 5 minute Introduction video https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/336765?episode=1

If you haven’t signed up for RightNow Media you can do so right now at https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/cfbc.  This free resource is made possible as a gift to you from FBC Carthage.  You can also invite your family and friends to receive these videos.   Sign up today!

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        Ladies, the 6 week Bible Study called “Me, Myself, and Lies” continues two more Monday nights,  July 22 & 29 at 6:30 pm. All ladies of any age are invited to participate. This is a video led study by Jennifer Rothschild with a study guide available.

·        We have two Backyard Bible Clubs left for this Summer at Clemons Circle on Mondays at 4:00 PM in their Community Room.  Matthew Lynn is doing a great job leading us in ministry to children this Summer. 

·        A special church-wide trip to the Ark Encounter will be this Tuesday, July 23 in Williamsburg, Kentucky.  This life-size re-creation of the biblical ark is spectacular to see and explore.  Tickets for the ark are $48 for adults, $25 for youth, $15 for children, and 4 and under are free.  There is still opportunity for you to be a part of this trip.  Simply be in the church parking lot at 6:45 AM on Tuesday morning.  We will return around 8:30 PM. 

·        This weekend is our two-day mission trip to Atlanta to serve with Bro. Kewon Foster and Out of Love Church in a Back-to-School Bash.  We will leave from the church parking lot on Friday, July 26 at 9:00 AM, overnight in Atlanta, and return Saturday afternoon around 6:00 PM.  We need to know who is planning on being a part of the team to have enough hotel space.  If you would like to join this team contact Bro. Tim Frank by Wednesday at (615) 735-1929.   

·        Note the meetings for this week:
July Business Meeting
Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 PM

Church Council
Sunday, July 28, 4:00 PM

Personnel Committee
Sunday, July 28, 5:00 PM

Deacons Meeting
Sunday, July 28, 7:15 PM   

·        Be praying for our special Fellowship Revival, August 4-7 with the local Baptist churches in the New Salem Baptist Association.  Each service will begin at 6:30 PM.  Here is the schedule for this Fellowship Revival:
Sunday, August 4          Riddleton Baptist Church with
Bro. Tim Frank from First Baptist

Monday, August 5 First Baptist Church Carthage with
Bro. Wayne Malone from Rome Baptist

Tuesday, August 6 Rome Baptist Church with
Bro. Bill York from Riddleton Baptist

Wednesday, August 7 Smith County Ag Center with
Dr. Larry Robertson, pastor of Hilldale Baptist Church, Clarksville
Worship led by Scott Shepherd & family

·        A new semester of AWANA, a weekly discipleship /Bible Club with classes for preschool, children, and youth will begin on Sunday, August 11 at 5:30 PM.  All children and youth are encouraged to attend and invite their friends to join them. 

·        Our annual Church Camping Weekend will be August 2-4 at the Defeated Creek Campground.  We have camping spots reserved for you to camp together with others from FBC Carthage.  To reserve a spot, contact Deborah at the church office, (615) 735-1929. 

·        We will purchase our tickets this week for the mission trip to New York City – October 4-6.  We will be working with New City Church in their Annual Fall Festival in the Park on the bank of the James River.  It is a beautiful setting for this important work as we host one of the activities for the 600+ children who will attend.  If you would like more information, contact Bro. Tim today.

·        The four remaining spots on the Holy Land Trip, September 15-24 will be held through this Wednesday, July 24.  If you are interested, got go online to
www.go-yael.com/sep2019/ and use the password   sep for information and to register.  Also, as a reminder, the final payment for the trip is due now for all those traveling.   

·        The 2020 Women of Joy Conference will be in April, 2020 and we are already taking reservations for the weekend.  See Melody Tackett for more information.

·        The church calendar is available online at www.fbccarthage.com under events or go directly to http://www.fbccarthage.com/events/

Monday, July 1, 2019

FBC Carthage E-News for July 1, 2019


FBC Carthage E-News
July 1, 2019

Good morning,

Happy 4th of July Week!

This is an important week in the history of our nation as we remember and celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America.  This would be a great time to pause and pray for America.

Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for this nation.  The Lord has blessed us and He has blessed through us.  Many great mission efforts, humanitarian efforts, and help to others around the globe have gone out to the lost, hurting, and destitute around the world. 

Pray for the many challenging needs in our nation.  I read this article from James Dobson and realized the human needs that are presently going on at our southern border.  https://www.drjamesdobson.org/about/july-newsletter-2019

Pray for the needs around us, closer to home.  I am saddened by the hurtful things being said of our city and county leaders in this time when we need to be working together and praying for wisdom and God’s guidance.  Let us be people who are quick to pray and slow to complain and condemn.

Pray for all our elected officials, our military, and all who serve us in locally and nationally.  
There are many needs in our nation but we serve the One, True God who has instructed us as Believers in Jesus, His people that in times of crises, we are “to humble ourselves and pray, and seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways.”  Jesus is the answer for our world today.  He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 

Happy 4th of July!  Happy birthday to the United States of America.

The BIG event for this week is the Smith County Fair.  FBC Carthage will have a ministry booth each night at the fair from 5:30-8:30 PM.  Plan to wear your ministry/mission t-shirt and serve at least one night in the ministry booth.  We will hand out water, sno-cones, and information from the church.  This year we have stencils to help us with face painting.  There will also be a Study Bible give-a-way each evening.  We will be in the large community tent.  Each night will be hosted by a different Sunday School class:
Monday       Jim Broyles’ Class
Tuesday      Cindy Dowell’s Class and Samantha Upchurch’s Class
Wednesday  Youth and College Classes
Thursday     Church-wide Night
Friday          Stephen Russel’s Class
Saturday      Brad Tackett’s Class
Thank you to all who came out and served at the Lancaster Patriotic Parade.  This was the first time I had attended and was surprised by the large crowd of people.  We had children on the inflatables every minute and gave away over 100 cotton candy sticks.  It was a fun evening as we served in a neighboring community.

The RightNow Media video series for this week is “Wild Places” with Pastor George DeJong.  Whether it's the "iron-smelting furnace" of Egypt or the "vast and dreadful wilderness," God shapes his people in extraordinary situations and circumstances. C.S. Lewis' description is apt: "he is good...but his is not tame." Filmed on location in the Middle East this series will transform your understanding of God and challenge you to be a bolder follow of Jesus.
Join pastor and teacher George DeJong as he leads you to a deeper understanding and love of the Bible, through his teachings in Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. Presenting new scriptural insights, George will give you "eyes to see and ears to hear" as he presents God's love for you and His desire for your life.

Don’t miss out on this free resource made possible as a gift from FBC Carthage.  You can also invite your family and friends to receive these videos.   If you haven’t signed up for RightNow Media you can simply go to https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/cfbc.  All you have to do is sign up and watch.  Sign up today!

Pray for Christy Dyer, our ministry partner in New York City as she gets married on Thursday, July 4! 

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        Ladies, a 6 week Bible Study called “Me, Myself, and Lies” continues on Monday , June 24th, at 6:30 pm. All ladies of any age are invited to participate. This is a video led study by Jennifer Rothschild with a study guide available. See Elizabeth Davis for more details and/or to obtain your study guide.

·        We continue our Backyard Bible Club at Clemons Circle on Mondays at 4:00 PM in their Community Room.  Matthew Lynn is doing a great job leading us in ministry to children this Summer.  See him if you would like to serve in this weekly outreach.

·        The Kid’s Adventure Day Camp had an awesome trip to the Nashville Zoo last week for their first adventure.  This Tuesday, July 2 at 9:00 AM we will be going to one of our member’s farm and having a day of fishing.  This is for all children grades 1-6 and parents are welcome to attend as well.   There is no charge for this week’s adventure, fishing.  For more information contact Matthew Lynn, our Summer Ministry Intern.

·        The annual Patriotic Cookout will be this Sunday, July 7, 5:00 PM at the Defeated Creek Park Pavilion next to the campground.  Brad Tackett’s class will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs.  Everyone is asked to bring side dishes and desserts to share.  Also, you may want to bring a lawn chair and soft drink of your choice.

·        The Young at Heart will meet next Tuesday, July 9 at 8:00 AM for breakfast at Rojas Restaurant on the square in Carthage.  Invite a friend to join you.

·        The Women on Missions will meet next Tuesday, July 9 at 6:00 PM in the Christian Life Center for a special Quarterly Meeting with other WOM groups in our Association.  Bring a covered dish and join us for this special event.  Bro. Tim will be sharing highlights from the mission trip to Kenya.

·        Make your plans to be a part of a two-day mission trip to Atlanta - July 26-27.  We will be working with Kewon Foster and Out of Love Church in a Back-to-School Bash.  One overnight in Atlanta.

·        We had our first planning meeting yesterday for a mission trip to New York City – October 4-6.  We will be working with New City Church in their Annual Fall Festival in the Park.  We will host one of the activities for the 600+ children who will attend. 

·        Our annual Church Camping Weekend will be August 2-4 at the Defeated Creek Campground.  We have camping spots reserved for you to camp together with others from FBC Carthage.  To reserve a spot, contact Deborah at the church office, (615) 735-1929. 

·       There are four spots left on the Holy Land Trip, September 15-24.  If you are interested contact Tim Frank this week.

·        The 2020 Women of Joy Conference will be in April, 2020 and we are already taking reservations for the weekend.  See Melody Tackett for more information.

·        Remember to find the church calendar with upcoming events online at the church website www.fbccarthage.com under events or go directly to http://www.fbccarthage.com/events/


Monday, May 20, 2019

FBC Carthage E-News for May 20, 2019


FBC Carthage E-News
May 20, 2019

Good Morning,

Our first Block Party of the year was a great success, even though the weather ran us indoors.  One of our ladies said we may have to change our theme for the Summer to “The Church Has Left the Building (unless it rains).”  We had a tremendous number of those helping with the event and several families from the community, in spite of the rain and moving inside.  Thank you to all who help, brought deserts, and participated.    

I hope you have taken the time to register and explore RightNow Media which provides over 10,000 Bible study, marriage and parenting, and children’s videos.  FBC Carthage is paying the monthly fee for this resource and there is no cost to you to access for the videos.  You can also sign up for this free resource by going directly to: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/cfbc

The RightNow Media video series for this week is Pastor Tony Evans’ “The Power of Jesus’ Names.”  In this series Pastor Evans shares the names of Jesus in the setting of the Holy Land.  For example, this first video is 11 minutes long and is in Bethlehem at the Church of the Holy Nativity and shares about Jesus’ name, Immanuel.  You will need to have signed up with RightNow Media before viewing this video.  It will only take a moment to get set up.  See the link above.

Here’s the link to “The Power of the Names of Jesus”, the RightNow Media Video of the Week:  https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/333561?episode=1

On Mother’s Day we received $2,400.00 for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes.  Thanks for the generous offering for the children.

Just a word of encouragement for Sunday School.  We have had many people out the past two weeks and remind us all of the importance of being present each week for the study, fellowship, and ministry of our Sunday School classes throughout the Summer.  If you aren’t in a Sunday School class, come this Sunday morning at 9:30 AM and let us help you find a class that is just right for you.    

Our Ministry T-Shirts reorder is in and we have all sizes available in the Connection Point for you to pick up and wear as you serve this Summer. 

Welcome to Jamie Dance coming to profess her faith and follow the Lord in believer’s baptism. 

Congratulations to all the graduates from this previous weekend’s graduation services.

Pray for our expectant couples as they await the delivery of their children.   I anticipate one, possibly two births this week! 

Please pray for our Kenya Mission Team as they make final preparations for the mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya to work with Ridgeways Baptist Church, May 30-June 15. 

If you would like to be on the Prayer Chain to receive prayer requests as they arise, send your cell phone number to tfrank@fbccarthage.com .

Have a blessed week,
Bro. Tim

Here is the news for the week:

·        The Sew-n-Sews Ladies sewing group will meet on Monday, May 20 at 9:00 AM in the Christian Life Center.  All ladies are invited to join in this project as they make pillow case dresses for the Operation Christmas Child boxes.

·        This Sunday, May 26 will be our Annual Memorial Day Picnic at Crump Paris Park.  We will begin gathering at the picnic pavilion around 4-4:30 PM.  Let’s eat a shared picnic meal at 5:00 PM and have our evening service at 6:00 PM.  This is an important time of fellowship together with our church family.  Bring a picnic dish, a lawn chair, and join us at the park.

·       Attention Ladies!  A one day Ladies Conference will be held at FBC Carthage on Saturday, June 8 with Tina Craighead as the Guest Speaker.  Watch the bulletin and E-News for more information.

·        Vacation Bible School begins 4 weeks from today, June 17-21.  Be making your plans to attend and help as we welcome the boys and girls and teach them about Jesus.  The theme this year is “In the Wild” and there will be an extraordinary kick-off event on Monday night, June 17.  You will not want to miss the excitement.  To be a part of the VBS team, see Jan Trainham or Tina Gantenbein in the Connection Point before or after the morning services.

·        Parents, Kid’s Adventure Day Camp will be offered on Tuesdays, June 25-July 30 that will feature exciting destinations, Bible activities, and lunch.  More details coming next week.  Matthew Lynn, Summer Children’s Ministry Intern will be organizing and enlisting for these special days.

·        Ladies, a 6 week Bible Study called Me, Myself, and Lies will begin Monday, June 24th, at 6:30 pm. All ladies of any age are invited to participate. This is a video led study by Jennifer Rothschild with a study guide available. See Elizabeth Davis for more details and/or to obtain your study guide.

·        Youth Summer Camp is coming up, July 15-19 at Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center outside Ashville, North Carolina. For more information and to make your reservation see Bro. Matt Davis.


·        FBC Carthage will be hosting a Life Line Screening preventive health event on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.  The 6 for Life Health Assessment measures your risk of developing 6 chronic diseases, including heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, diabetes, COPD and lung cancer. A customized report will determine which risk factors contribute most to your disease risk and are within your control to change. Finger-stick blood tests along with biometric measurements are included with this assessment. These are separate from our vascular screenings. Protect your health by registering today for the 6 for Life Health Assess-ment for $79. Call 1-888-653-6441 or visit   www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle  or text the word circle to 797979 to schedule your appointment. Take control of your health, knowledge is empowering.

·        The 2020 Women of Joy Conference will be in April, 2020 and we are already taking reservations for the weekend.  See Melody Tackett for more information.

·        Remember to find the church calendar with upcoming events online at the church website www.fbccarthage.com under events or go directly to http://www.fbccarthage.com/events/