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									                              First Baptist Church of Augusta
        The Interpreter (USPS 191-880) is published weekly except Masters’ week, July 4th week,
            Thanksgiving week, & Christmas week by First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the       Interpreter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a publication of First Baptist Church of Augusta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            December 2, 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3500 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia 30909
                                       Augusta, Georgia 30909.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (706) 733-2236 www.fbcaugusta.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OUR MISSION: “To love the
                       Ministerial Staff                                                       Interpreter Contact                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lord and share His love with
           Dr. Greg DeLoach, Senior Pastor                                             Luci Worthington 733-2236, ext. 258                                                                                                                                                                                                             our community and world.”
               gdeloach@fbcaugusta.org                                                     lworthington@fbcaugusta.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Note from Greg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Do any of you remember the “old days” when recipes were written on pieces of paper?
       Dr. Rodger Murchison, Associate Pastor
              rmurchison@fbcaugusta.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Christmas Possum Fritters …

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nowadays when you want a recipe you just open up the laptop and surf the internet and comb
          Dr. R.J. Robinson, Pastor Emeritus


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 through list after list of variations of almost any dish. In fact, looking for a recipe is now as easy
   Rev. Keith Burrow, Associate Minister of Music &


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 as searching on a cell phone.
  Minister to Senior Adults kburrow@fbcaugusta.org


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Last week Amy and I were searching through one of our recipe books looking for
        Rev. Zihna Gordon, Pastoral Resident                                                                                                              SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
               zedwards@fbcaugusta.org                                                                                                                     9:40 a.m. Sunday School, FBC Campus



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 directions on how to make some particular dish – for the sake of the story let’s call it possum
                                                                                                                                                                     Vietnamese SS, Arts & Crafts Room
  Mrs. Patti Fowler, Minister of Weekday Education                                                                                                        11:00 a.m. Combined Worship Service, Sanctuary



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fritters (I do not spell possum as “opossum” since I do not call those marsupials “oh-possums”).
                 pfowler@fbcaugusta.org                                                                                                                              Vietnamese Sunday School/Worship, Act. Bldg.
                                                                                                                                                          11:30 a.m. Hispanic Worship, A-102



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This recipe book is the kind where you write in your own recipes as well as containing pockets
 Rev. Kelly Hamilton, Minister of Missions & Faith Dev.                                                                                                    2:00 p.m. Chinese Sunday School, A-105



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for recipes clipped from magazines, newspapers, etc. Like any good recipe book it was dusty
               khamilton@fbcaugusta.org                                                                                                                    4:00 p.m. Sanctuary Bell Choir, Sr. Adult 2
 Rev. Andy Jones, Minister to High School & College                                                                                                        5:00 p.m. Combined Youth Choirs, Gym                         Christmas Celebrations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with old flour and stained with oil, icing smudges, and gritty remnants of sugar. It was a
                                                                                                                                                           6:00 p.m. Boar’s Head Feast, Activities Building
                 ajones@fbcaugusta.org                                                                                                                                                                                          2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 wedding gift over 21 years ago.
  Rev. Becca Jones, Minister to Preschool & Children                                                                                                      MONDAY, DECEMBER 7
                                                                                                                                                          9:30 a.m. Helping Hands, Arts & Crafts Room



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Looking over the recipe book is like a culinary journal of our marriage. The earliest
                  rjones@fbcaugusta.org
 Dr. Jacob Malone, Minister of Church Administration                                                                                                      TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 entries were typical of a couple still in college and living on meager resources. Most of them
                                                                                                                                                           9:00 a.m. Benevolence, Activities Building
                jmalone@fbcaugusta.org


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 included ingredients that involved opening cans and heating in the microwave. Over the years
                                                                                                                                                          11:00 a.m. Senior Adult Lunch, Activities Building
          Dr. Stan Pylant, Minister of Music                                                                                                               5:00 p.m. Benevolence, Activities Building



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 our recipes grew somewhat in complexity and variety. Thumbing over the pages we were
                 spylant@fbcaugusta.org                                                                                                                   WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 reminded of old friends, whom we need to call; church members from previous pastorates,
 Mr. Sean Taylor, Minister to Middle School Students                                                                                                      7:00 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Grill
                                                                                                                                                          9:30 a.m. Ladies’ Bible Study, Admin. Building



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 many who have passed on, and cherished family members who shared their specialties. Many
                 staylor@fbcaugusta.org                                                                                                                             English As a Second Language, Adult Bldg.
                                                                                                                                                          5:00 p.m. Family Supper, Activities Building



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of the recipes are for food that tastes like home, and we have been blessed with many homes.
                                                                                                                                                                    Middle School Band, The Harbor
       Attendance & Giving Report

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cooking, like recipe books, is a way to practice remembering. When we remember,
                                                                                                                                                          5:15 p.m. SOS Meeting, Arts/Crafts Room
                                                                                     Attendance & Giving Report

Worship Attendance.......................................964
                                                                                                                                                                    Children’s Chime Choir, Crusaders’ Rm


                                                                              Worship Attendance......................................958
           November 22, 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 we return to important and formative relationships that have helped shape us and continue to
                                                                                                                                                          5:30 p.m. Ladies’ Bible Study, Admin. Building
                                                                                         November 29, 2009
          8:30 Traditional Worship..........270                                         8:30 Traditional Worship..........265
                                                                                                                                                          5:40 p.m. Seekers, Adult Building, Room 100



          11 Traditional Worship..............417                                       11 Traditional Worship..............405                                                                                                                                  sustain us. Grandma’s biscuits reconnect us not simply to the past, but to a relationship. That
                                                                                                                                                          6:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study, Game Room



          Contemporary Worship.............187
                                                                                                                                                                    Preschool Singers, Preschool Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Saturday & Sunday,
                                                                                        Contemporary Worship.............215                                                                                                                                     is why I like stories so much – they help me find a connection with my past and they help me
                                                                                                                                                                    Orchestra Rehearsal, Admin. Building


          Vietnamese Worship.....................12                                     Vietnamese Worship.....................20
                                                                                                                                                                    Band of Brothers, A 205                                  December 5 & 6 @ 6 PM

          Extended Session.............................59                                                                                                                                                                                                        interpret the present. Stories around the table, the campfire, or over a cup of coffee have a
                                                                                                                                                          6:15 p.m. Children’s Singers, Children Bldg/Choir Rm


                                                                                        Extended Session.............................53
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in the Activities Building

          Children’s Fall Program..............460                                                                                                                                                                                                               nourishing quality far beyond any recipe in a cookbook.
                                                                                                                                                          6:45 p.m. Preschool Servers, Preschool Building


                                                                              Sunday School Enrollment.......................2447
                                                                                                                                                          7:00 p.m. Children’s Servers, Children’s Building


Sunday School Enrollment.......................2443
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Boar’s Head Feast

                                                                              Sunday School Attendance..........................854                                                                                                                                         Church, too, is entrusted with remembering. We look back, and we look around. And
                                                                                                                                                                    Hispanic Mission Bible Study, Adult Bldg.



Sunday School Attendance..........................848
                                                                                                                                                          7:10 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room


                                                                              Preschool/Children........................................156
Preschool/Children........................................175                                                                                                                                                                                                    we share the stories both funny and profound that have helped shape us. We discover our own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday, December 6 in the
                                                                              Students .............................................................121
                                                                                                                                                          THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10


Students ................................................................92   Young Adult.......................................................119                                                                                                              unique role. What better season than Advent to remember both the cherished traditions of the
                                                                                                                                                          10:00 a.m. Senior Adult Choir, Choir Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11AM Combined Worship Service

Young Adult.......................................................112
                                                                                                                                                          11:15 a.m. Senior Adult Bible Study, 2nd Fl. Admin Bldg.


                                                                              Median Adults..................................................232                                                                                                                 past and epic stories that guide, inform, and inspire us for the future.
                                                                                                                                                           1:00 p.m. Mission Prayer Group, 2nd Fl Admin                    The Hanging of the Green

Median Adults..................................................228            Single Adult..........................................................11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thank you for nourishing me in these days of Advent. Your presence, accompanied by
                                                                                                                                                           6:00 p.m. Korean Bible Study in homes


Single Adult..........................................................18      Senior Adult......................................................135
                                                                                                                                                           7:00 p.m. Insight, Adult Building



Senior Adult......................................................151                                                                                                                                                                                            your smiles, hugs, laughter and even tears, reminds me that not only are we making memories,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday, December 13

                                                                              Adult Electives.....................................................60
Adult Electives.....................................................56
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 we are building something beautiful together – a life in community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              @ 6:30 PM Sanctuary
                                                                              Vietnamese Sunday School............................20
Vietnamese Sunday School............................12                        Chinese Sunday School......................................0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Peace be with you,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A Festival of Carols featuring

Chinese Sunday School......................................4                  Visitors to Sunday School...............................77
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra

Visitors to Sunday School...............................62                    New Church Members........................................0
                                                                                                                                                           Volunteers Sunday,
New Church Members........................................1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with The Young Musicians

                                                                              New Sunday School Members.........................4
New Sunday School Members.........................1
                                                                                                                                                              December 6
                                                                              Weekly Requirements...........................$66,176
Weekly Requirements...........................$66,176
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thursday, December 24
                                                                              Budget-Building Receipt.....................$55,395
                                                                                                                                                          10:45 AM: Hostess - Leah Galey

Budget-Building Receipt.....................$37,265                           % of Weekly Budget......................................84%
                                                                                                                                                          Sandra Skelton, Sherri Hollar, Davis &                                 in the Sanctuary

% of Weekly Budget......................................57%                   Budget-Building to Date................$2,532,557
                                                                                                                                                          Elizabeth Beman, Gail & Laura Beth Snipes,                   Family Christmas Eve Service @ 3 PM

Budget-Building to Date................$2,477,162                             Budget-Bldg. Requirement.. .......$3,176,448
                                                                                                                                                          Thomas & Miriam Cely, Michael & Dana

Budget-Bldg. Requirement.. .......$3,110,272
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Candlelight Communion Service @ 5 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Worship & Bible Study Sunday, December 6, 2009
                                                                              % received ......................................................80%
                                                                                                                                                          Friedman, Mike & Jill O’Grady, Martha & Abby
% received ......................................................80%          Mission Receipts to Date.. ...............$145,238
Mission Receipts to Date.. ...............$143,982
                                                                                                                                                          Smith, Jen Morgan

                                                                              Capital Campaign Receipts.................$27,320
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2nd Sunday of Advent / Hanging of the Green
Capital Campaign Receipts.................$24,449
                                                                              Capital Campaign to Date.............$3,611,498
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Bylaws/Standing Rules Committee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               11 AM COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE in the Sanctuary
Capital Campaign to Date.............$3,584,179
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     is recommending changing the Standing                       9:40 AM - 10:40 AM BIBLE STUDY FOR ALL AGES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Music: Sanctuary Choir; Ms. Holly McKee, Soloist; Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rules to add the Student Ministry
                                                                              PRAYER PAGER: Bud Amerson (730-                                                                                                        Advisory Council and the Senior Adult


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Luke 1:68-79; Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 3:1-6; Philippians 1:3-11    Dr. Greg DeLoach
                                                                              3399); Mark Moseley (730-1077); Lisa                                                       December 6 - 12                             Council under the Standing Rules.
                                                                              Meitin (730-4154); Brooke McFeely                                           SUNDAY - Acts 11:19-30; Joshua 13-14; Job 27               Copies of the proposed rules are                             “When You Are Expecting: But No One Seems to Notice”
                                                                                                                                                          MONDAY - Acts 12; Joshua 15-17; Job 28
                                                                              (730-1060); Wayne & Margaret Compton                                        TUESDAY - Acts 13:1-25; Joshua 18-19; Job 29               available by contacting Dede Maddox
                                                                              (730-3567); Amy Murphy (730-1015);                                          WEDNESDAY - Acts 13:26-52; Joshua 20-21; Job 30            in the church office. These rules will be

         Mrs. Patti Fowler - December 5 & 6
                                                                                                                                                          THURSDAY. - Acts 14; Joshua 22; Job 31                     brought to the Church at the December
           Pager # 706 - 481-1354                                             Terri Parker (730-3364); Brody Johnson
                                                                                                                                                          FRIDAY - Acts 15:1-21; Joshua 23-24; Job 32                                                                         Boar’s Head Feast, 6 PM, Activities Building
                                                                              (730-3396)                                                                  SATURDAY - Acts 15:22-47; Judges 1; Job 33                 16 Church in Conference.
                                                                                                                                                      The Nominating Committee has completed its duties as required by the Church Constitution
                                                                                                                                                      and Bylaws and will offer at the Church Conference on December 16, 2009, the following
                                                           America’s Canyonlands Tour - Join us for a tour
        Church Wide News
                                                                                                                                                      slate of nominees for approval:
for Photos, Documents, and OCR sign up open now for        of three of America’s most popular national parks
                                                                                                                                                                                     Trustee: Mr. William Thompson
                                                           - Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion. Dates
Computer’s @ First: Scanning Class, Using Your Scanner

the December 9 class, 3-4:45 PM. Call the church office                                                                                                                               Moderator: Mr. Hugh Hollar
for reservations.                                          are August 30 - September 6, 2010. For complete
                                                           information call Delores Malone @ 860-6818.                                                                             1st Vice Moderator: Mr. David Keel
                                                                                                                                                                                 2nd Vice Moderator: Dr. Joan Puryear
                             Gifts must be turned in                     Parking for Sunday, December 6! Parking will be tight due to the                                         Church Clerk: Mrs. Mary Ann Martin
                             to the church office by                     Hanging of the Green service this Sunday. Those who can, please park
                                                                                                                                                                                Assistant Church Clerk: Miss Ann Fields
                             Friday, December 11.                        in the outer lots. Golf carts will be available to shuttle you to and from
                                                                         your car to the church. Look for parking attendants to help direct you                                      Treasurer: Mr. Mike Duckworth
                                                                         to open spaces.                                                                                           Assistant Treasurer: Mr. Joe Pollock
                                                                                                                                                           As required by our Church Bylaws, the photographs and resumes of the nominees
                                                                        Wednesday, December 9, 5 PM Activities Building                                                   for the Trustee and Moderator positions are below.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Hugh Hollar has served as a Deacon, 1st and 2nd
                                                                                      Tossed Garden Greens w/dressings                                                                                                                               Statement of Faith & Baptism

                                                                                                                                                                                    Vice Moderator, 9th/10th Grade Sunday School Director,
                                                                                             Yeast Rolls w/Butter                                                                                                                                          Mr. Rick Boland

                                                                                                                                                                                    Contemporary Worship Committee Chairman, Student
                                                                                        Braised Bottom Round of Beef
                                                                                          Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes

                                                                                                                                                                                    Ministry Advisory Committee, Investment Committee,
                                                                                      Broccoli w/Cheddar Cheese Sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                    Endowment Trust Committee, Associate Student Minister
   Office Closed Thursday & Friday,                        Call the Church Office at 733-2236 to make your reservation. Cost is $5.50 for adults;
                                                                                  Apple & Cinnamon Cobbler w/Ice Cream
FBC Church Office Holiday Hours
                                                           $3.50 for children 12 and under; $22 family maximum. Carry outs are $6 each.                                             Search Committee Chairman, and Youth Camp Counselor.
December 24 & 25 and Friday, January 1

                                                 Ladies Bible Studies! “Jesus, the One and Only” by Beth Moore will meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Preschool - Cradle Roll

on Wednesdays beginning January 13, 9:30 -11:30 AM @ FBC. Child care is available. Call Pam Thompson (736-6050) or                                    Mr. David Keel has served as a Deacon, 2nd Vice Moderator,
       Women’s Ministry                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Miss Madison LeeAnn Prior

Susan Perkins in the Church Office (733-2236) to sign up. This study leads women to see a close-up and intimate portrait                              College Sunday School Department Teacher, Youth Choir Tour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Young Families

of the life of Jesus based on the book of Luke. Come along with Beth on a life-changing journey through the hills of Galilee                          counselor, Student Ministry Advisory Council, Youth Camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ms. Lorraine Barlett

with the Teacher, across the lake with the Master, and finally, on the road toward the cross with the Savior. Get to know                             counselor and High School Bible teacher, Seminary Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Median Families

Jesus intimately and see what God will do! This 11-week study includes daily assignments, weekly group sessions, and                                  Committee, Lord’s Supper Committee, and Thursday night
video lectures taped on location in Israel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ms. Carol Pardue

                                                                                                                                                      Bible study teacher.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mr. Jim Felton



                you ready to merge Scripture with ‘real life?’ Then come join us for a conversational approach to Bible
                Is God the God in your life? Are you looking for a relational yet deep approach to Bible study? Are

                study through Kelly Minter’s “No Other God” as we confront the modern day idols that clutter and claim                                                               Dr. Joan Puryear has been a member of First Baptist for 40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sunday, November 22

                our hearts. Wednesday nights @ 5:45 PM in A-205 beginning January 13. Call Sherri Hollar @ 855-9767                                                                  years, served as choir member, as a Deacon for 15 years, Vice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Parker Blackburn

                or email shollar@fbcaugusta.org to sign up.                                                                                                                          Chairman of Deacons, Vice Moderator of the Church, Division
                                                                                                                                                                                     Director of Youth Sunday School, Pastoral Search Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                     Member, 175th Anniversary Committee Chair, Sunday School
                                                                  Family Christmas Eve Service. You are invited to a                                                                 teacher for 38 years, President of Women of the Church and
       Preschool/Children’s Ministry                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Parental Dedication
Birthday Party for Jesus Thursday, December 24 @ 3 PM in the Sanctuary! All families with children are invited to join                                                               Director of WMU, first Chairman of the Lucy Wright Parker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     November 29, 2009
the party as we celebrate our Savior’s birth with traditional carols, scripture readings, party games, and even cake for                                                             Mission Group, and Ministerial Advisory Committee Chair.
our Family Christmas Eve Service!


                                               Trip to Abbeville Playhouse Friday, January 29th to see “Forever Plaid.” This critically               Mr. William Thompson has served as a Deacon, a Sunday School
                         acclaimed show is an affectionate review of the close-harmony “guy groups” that reached the height of their                  teacher, Ministers Advisory Council Chairman, Pastor Search
    Senior Adult Ministry

                         popularity during the 1950’s. Personifying the clean cut genre are the Plaids. This quartet of high school chums’            Committee Chairman, a member of the Finance Committee, and on
                         earnest dreams of recording an album ended in death (literally and symbolically) in a collision with a bus filled            the Minister to Young Adults Search Committee. Bill is also former
                         with Catholic school girls on their way to see the Beatles’ American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The play begins          chairman of Golden Harvest Food Bank and chairman of Westminster
                         with the Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory. Cost is $56 which includes ticket,       Schools of Augusta.                                                                             Paul & Catherine Bloodworth
                         transportation, AND dinner @ Yoder’s before the play. This is an evening show with limited tickets available! Call                                                                                                                  with Sara Jane
                         Elizabeth @ 731-5355 TODAY to make your reservation.
                                                                                                                                                                            Ethan Avery Koon, son of Justin & Melissa Koon, was born November
                                                Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction February 27, 2010. Do you have items                                                        20. Proud sister Samantha Anne; grandparents Wayne & Peggie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           IN MEMORIAM

you would like to donate? We are accepting donations now for this great Student Fund Raiser. You may drop you items                                                         Koon.
       Student Ministry                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mr. Wyman G. “Bill” Wooten

off in the Student Ministry Office at your convenience. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for supporting the FBC
                                                                                                                                                                            Madison LeeAnn Prior, daughter of Nathan & Kara Prior, was born
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         November 23, 2009

Student Ministry!
                                                                                                                                                                            November 20. Her proud great grandmother is Sarah Prior.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mr. Cason Bruker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         November 29, 2009

								
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