“Having been brought by
divine grace to embrace the
crucified and risen Christ,
and grounded in Holy
Scripture and the
historic Baptist The FirsT BapTisT ChurCh oF ausTin, Texas
distinctive of freedom, the A People’s Cathedral in the Heart of Austin since 1847
First Baptist Church of
Volume LXIII May 18, 2011 Number 10
Austin chooses to be a Saturday, June 4 from 9 am to 3 pm
people’s cathedral in the
heart of the city: Healing Weekend
Inviting all persons, Throughout the years, there has been much discussion of heal-
Nurturing one another, ing within various faith traditions. Religious denominations have
and Serving in strong claims about Christian healing, as the Gospels are filled with
adventurous obedience stories of Jesus’ healing miracles.
to Jesus Christ” A challenging issue, people sometimes shied away from healing
services all together because they were viewed as scary or too
However, over time, more and more mainstream religious denomi-
nations and non-denominations have employed Christian healing
prayer in bringing people to health and wholeness in their lives.
First Baptist Weekend
HealingChurch of Austin will host an inspiring healing workshop on Saturday, June 4th from 9
512.476.26.25 | www.fbcaustin.org
at First BaptistRev. Dr. Jack Sheffield andand experienceSheffield, co-founders
am until 3 pm. Participants will have a unique opportunity to learn
emotional and physical healing from the Anna Marie
more about spiritual,
of the Christ Healing Center in San Antonio.
Dr. Roger Paynter, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Austin said the workshop is a great op-
portunity for discussion and to learn more about healing of body, mind and spirit. “It is not a scary thing.
Jesus came teaching and preaching and He also came healing.”
The Sheffield’s have been serving in the healing ministry for more than 20 years and have witnessed many
healings and miracles of God’s grace and power. Sharing the ministry of healing, they travel extensively
with Deep River Ministries, which they founded in 2001. Together they have prayed for thousands of
people and have assisted many others in releasing their spiritual gifts inside.
Rev. Dr. Sheffield was ordained a deacon in the United Methodist Church in 1979 and graduated from
Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 1981. In 1993, he received nine months
of “Anglicanization” at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, in Austin, Texas. Jack earned
In this issue: his Doctorate in Ministry from the Seabury Institute in Chicago, Illinois in June 2001.
That same year Jack and Anna Marie felt the call from God to begin an evangelistic ministry with the
purpose of spreading the Good News that Jesus is still in the business of healing His people: body, soul
............. page 3 and spirit. He and Anna Marie have served as a couple in the pastorate for a total of 18 years, in both the
Christian Education Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church. They minister in all denominations and non-denominational
churches. In 2004, seeing the need for a place that would provide more in-depth prayer ministry, Jack and
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Anna Marie helped establish Christ’s Healing Center in San Antonio.
EAT Rev. Sheffield said in today’s stressful world, people are suffering and hurting. “When Jesus came among
................ page 6 us, He brought a vital ministry of healing that remains with us today and the healing He brings is very
much available to us. Jesus offers healing and reconciliation for anyone that seeks it.”
................ page 4 & 7 Join us for this unique experience. Make your reservations today by calling the First Baptist Church Office
at (512) 476-2625. Early registration is only $10 to cover your lunch. Registration at the door is $20. After
Youth the workshop, you are also invited to attend our quarterly Taizé Healing Service on Sunday evening, June
................ page 8 5th at 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church.
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Worship Care Sunday, May 22
9:30am Sunday School:
Worship Care is child care during our Book Sale 11:00am Worship: Roger Paynter
Sunday morning worship service. 9:00am Church Library Open 2:30pm Leading Ladies Broadway
These persons have volunteered to 9:30am Sunday School Review
help in the coming weeks: 9:30am EAT Sunday School Class 6:30pm Taizé Healing Service
Leader 11:00am Worship: Roger Paynter
12:15pm Youth Parents’ Mtg. in the Quad
May 29 Ann Belcher
4:00pm Cantamos Rehearsal
June 5 Amie King Calendar
June 12 Chrislyn Adkins Monday, May 23 June
6:45am Men’s Bible Study
6:00pm Deacons’ Meeting 6 Committee Night
Infants and Creepers
6-10 Outbound - Colorado
May 29 Lisa & Jordan Dollar Tuesday, May 24
June 5 Cinda & 8, 15, 22 Wacky Wednesday
10:00am Staff Meeting
David McCullars 6:30pm Contemplative Prayer 12-17 Church Wide Camp-out
June 12 Carleigh & at Trinidad CO
Wednesday, May 25
Trey Chapman 4:45pm Prayer Group 12-17 SWBYC
Midweek Moorings: College Graduates
May 29 DeNae & Gregg Lee Business Meeting & Naomi Broadway, St. Edwards, BA
June 5 Robert Strickland & The Story of Stuff, Anita Gordon Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
7:20pm Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Tommy Chiodo David Cappolino (son of Karen and
June 12 Kathleen Davis & Friday, May 27 David Cappolino), University of
Ginger Luna 10:00am Prime Time Bible Study Texas, Double Major: American Studies
with Roger and Advertising
2’s and 3’s Sunday, May 29 Katie Dailey, Angelo State, Nursing
May 29 Jenny Cooke-Shuchmann 9:00am Church Library Open School
David Schuchmann 9:30am Sunday School Jonathan Escalona, The School of Art
June 5 Matt King & 11:00am Worship: Roger Paynter, Preacher Institute of Chicago Bachelor of Fine
David Matthews Monday, May 30 Arts in Film
June 12 Jenny & Bill Eversole Holiday - Church Office Closed Lauren Greaves, Texas A & M, BS
Agriculture Communications and
Tuesday, May 31
Clarion Deadlines 10:00am Staff Meeting
Journalism, Cum Laude
Deadline Publication Date 6:30pm Contemplative Prayer Michael Groves, University of Texas,
May 26 June 1 Wednesday, June 1
June 9 June 15 4:45pm Prayer Group David Strickland, University of North
5:30pm Dinner Texas, BS Math
Please email submissions to
6:15pm Midweek Moorings Heather Lee, Austin Presbyterian
Clarion@fbcaustin.org 7:20pm Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Theological Seminary, Masters of
Saturday, June 4 Divinity
Listen on the Radio each week: 9:00am-3:00pm Healing Workeend Amy Wiles, Austin Presbyterian Theo-
The Zollie Steakley Men’s Bible Study Class of 7:00pm Leading Ladies Broadway logical Seminary, Masters of Divinity.
the First Baptist Church of Austin. 10:30am Review
each Sunday morning Tate Hemingson Southern Methodist
KLGO radio 98.5 and 99.3
Sunday, June 5 University, Law
9:00am Church Library Open
May 18, 2011 The Clarion Page 3
Love and Serve
2011 Vacation Bible School and
Creative Arts Camp
June 27-July 1
In Vacation Bible School, 4-year-olds
through 5th graders will travel around
First Baptist Church of Austin the world learning how they can love and
serve our neighbors in India, Africa, South
America, Thailand and the United States through the Heifer Project. Each day we will have a dif-
ferent focus Bible story, Bible memory verse and Heifer Project animal.
Events Kindergarteners through Fifth grade may stay for Creative Arts Camp from noon until 4 p.m.
Children attending Creative Arts Camp will continue to explore different cultures around the world
through a variety of performing and visual arts.
Vacation Bible School (9 a.m. to Noon) – FREE
Sunday School @ 9:30am
Creative Arts Camp (Noon to 4 p.m.) - $50 (plus a sack lunch)
Children’s Chapel for K-3rd graders Think of our camp as a gift from our church to the community. Every year at least half the children
during worship. attending are visitors. Plan to come help everyday if possible! Let us know which days you will
be able to help out, morning or afternoon. There are many ways to support our camp week. To
Every Wednesday find out how you can help in Vacation Bible School, contact co-directors Roxie Keenan at roxie-
during the school year email@example.com and Ann Belcher at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out how you can help
Children’s choirs @ 5pm with Creative Arts Camp, contact Debra Watkins at email@example.com and Murphy McBride
Missions education @ 6:15pm
To register your children for Vacation Bible School and/or Creative Arts Camp, please contact
May Dorothy at firstname.lastname@example.org or download registration forms at www.fbcaustin.org.
Parents’ Night Out!
30 Memorial Day
Important Children’s Ministry The next Parents’ Night Out is July 16 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is no Parents’ Day or Night
Dates for your Calendars! Out scheduled for June.
Cost is $10 per child with a $20 family max. Bring their sack suppers. Contact Dorothy Strickland
June 27-July 1 Vacation Bible School & at email@example.com to reserve spots for your children at PNO.
Creative Arts Camp Future dates for Parents’ Day/Night Out: September 17 (night), October 15 (day), November 5
(night) and December 3 (day).
June 8, 15, 22 & July 6 Wacky Wednesdays!
July 25-29 Southwest Baptist Children’s
Thanks for Oak Springs Carnival
Thank you church family for coming through once again in support of Oak Springs Elementary in
their annual Spring Carnival! Thank you, Joanna Willard for coordinating all the FBC volunteers.
I hear it was a great day! Thank you everyone who attended the carnival, spent money and volun-
teered! Thank you, Ron Cartlidge for getting fabulous magicians! Thank you church family for all
the donations of cash, prizes, cakes, baked goods, sodas and more! Every donation means more
profit for the school and the classroom teachers. It’s not too late to donate money to the 2011 Oak
Springs Elementary carnival. Bring cash donations (checks made out to FBC Austin with carnival
in the memo line) to the church office. THANK YOU!!!
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END OF YEAR CHOIR
What a great time we had Sunday afternoon at the annual choir awards
celebration. The children’s and youth choirs and their families, with many
guests and church members, enjoyed a potluck lunch together following
worship. Then, each children and youth choir sang a couple of fun songs
and received their awards for the 2010-2011 choir year. Highlights were
the Carol Choir presenting an Orff spectacular glorifying the culinary
delights of pizza, the Youth Choir singing the 60’s hit, The Lion Sleeps
Tonight, each member of the Melody Choir singing a solo, the Celebra-
tion Choir demonstrating their ability to move every part of their body
on Father Abraham and the Bethlehem Choir showing off their rhythm
stick prowess. It’s been a fun year and we look forward to another one
starting in the fall!
Many thanks to our teachers: Sybi Ward, Debra Watkins, Louise Avant,
Margaret Henderson and Deb Keenan. Our accompanists: David Weigle,
Lori Denson and our handbell director, Bob Avant. We couldn’t do it
without our consistent and dedicated helpers: Karon Hammond, Clara
Newby, Ann Belcher, Melanie Avant, Holly Phillip, Elizabeth Avant and
We were thrilled to give Excellent Attendance awards to :
Bethlehem Choir - Bella Chapman, Alex Joseph, Grace Montgomery,
Melody Choir - Genevieve Barrett, Michael Clark, Chloe McCullars, Sarah
Carol Choir - Kamari Byrd-Gooden, Madison Joseph, Bianca
Celebration Choir - Autumn Adair, Elizabeth Ketteman, Marillah King,
Daniel Morris, Kristen Phillip
Imago Dei - Hannah Grounds and William Pinteric
Promoting to the Melody Choir from the Bethlehem Choir - Noah
Celestino, Bella Chapman, Sloane Ennis, Grace Montgomery, Delailah
Rodriguez, Arden Spears and William Wilkes
Promoting to the Carol Choir from the Melody Choir - Genevieve Bar-
rett, Charlotte Mahmoud, Chloe McCullars, Eyan McCullars and Sarah
Promoting to the Celebration Choir from the Carol Choir - Luca Celestino,
Sam Ennis, Maddy Mahmoud and Allison Vanderslice
Promoting to the Trinity Chorus from the Celebration Choir - Elizabeth
Promoting to the Imago Dei Choir from the Trinity Chorus - Carolyn
Adkins, Jacquelyn Adkins and Nicole Phillip
Promoting to the Sanctuary Choir from the Imago Dei Choir - Jezreel
Atkison and Hannah Grounds
High Points Awards were given to: Marillah King and Elizabeth Kette-
man in Celebration Choir and Caroline Miller and William Pinteric in
Imago Dei Choir
A special award was given to Marillah King for memorizing 11 hymns
Many thanks to Arleigh De Leon, Jacque English, Karon and David
Hammond, Jim McNabb and Leslie Moore from the Music Committee
for their help with lunch. A wonderful time was had by all!!
May 18, 2011 The Clarion Page 5
Christian Education Find your place in
Upcoming Prime Sunday Morning
Time Events Bible Study!!
YOUNGER ADULT DIVISION
Prime Time Bible Study with Dr. Roger Paynter Amani
Topic: Major Themes in the Gospel of John Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do by Michael Sandel
Friday, May 27 | 10 am to 11:30 am in Fellowship Hall
A Light Brunch will be Available.
The Challenge of Jesus by N.T. Wright
Watch for more details…
June 28 San Antonio Mission Tour and River Walk
Studies from the Book of Jonah
July 10 Quarterly Luncheon and Trinity Street Players
play, The Nerd
August Brunch at Mozart’s and Museum Tour SYMPOSIUM CLASSES
October Train Trip to Fort Worth #1 N.T Wright’s Simply Christian
#2 “The Life of Jesus through eyes of the Four Gospel Writers”
Larry has a #3 Henri Nouwen’s In the Name of Jesus
new front MEDIAN ADULTS
porch April 24 Welcome back home to celebrate the resurrection
In May, Continuing study on Missions Involvement
Taking Care of Business from Smyth/Helwys NextSunday.com online
OLDER ADULT CLASSES
Thanks to all who contributed either sweat and/or equity for the front porch
project at Larry Willmore’s home! Larry and his family now have a brand new The Lydia Class
front porch and steps. He was excited and thankful that he now can now Romans: Good News for the Troubled World from Baptist Way Press
negotiate the steps without worrying about falling. His Mom was so proud, Business and Professional Men
saying they now have the most beautiful front porch in the neighborhood. A Christian Reflection Upon Aging by Don Searles
And Larry’s brother, Dewain took almost 200 pictures of the porch project.
He was impressed with the whole project and our caring so much about
Love Beyond Reason by John Ortberg
Larry’s safety and comfort.
Lessons from the Book of Daniel
Wednesdays Mary-Martha Class
5:30-6:15pm - $6 Dinner “Living with Stress” from Smyth/Helwys NextSunday.com online
6:00pm - Prayer, Hymn and Program
May 25 - Business Meeting & “Apocalyptic Literature” from Smyth/Helwys NextSunday.com
Anita Gordon - The Story of Stuff online literature
June Midweek Moorings Concordant and Couples Class
FBC Graduate Students talk about “Studies from the Gospel of Luke” from Baptist Way Press
Page 6 The Clarion May 18, 2011
LAST CHANCE for 2011
E.A.T. Environmental Stewardship
Thanks to all who have attended our Earth Month sessions. The FBC Environmental Action
Team (E.A.T.) has presented lessons on ecology, theology, personal action, and other faith
communities in Texas. We welcome you to join in our remaining Earth Month opportunities.
Final classes are this Sunday in the Chapel (2nd floor) 9:30 to 10:45 am and next Wednesday in the Great Hall (Midweek Moorings) from 6 to 7 pm.
Join us in exploring how social justice and personal actions relate to caring for Creation:
Sunday School Classes MidWeek Moorings Classes
5/22 Social Justice & Creation Care, Charlotte Bumbulis 5/25 The Story of Stuff, Anita Gordon
Thanks to our excellent series of speakers, Chris Searles, Rev. Leigh Jackson, Anita Gordon, Amanda Robinson, and Charlotte Bumbulis, for leading
us through this year’s educational efforts! For more information about the E.A.T., and how you can get involved, or our remaining sessions, please
contact Sue Searles at 512-288-3262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also please note the excellent display by E.A.T. member Linda Thompson at our first floor recycling center by the choir room. Linda continues to cre-
ate inspiring and informative messaging about opportunities to engage with Creation, self-educate, and make a positive difference.
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it
- Psalms 24:1
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Fellowship card in the pews during worship.
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20th Anniversary General Assembly mail, please email Karen Cappolino at
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save paper and money.
This year’s General Assembly will be one of the most historic gatherings
in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s history. Fellowship Baptists from If you don’t wish to receive the
around the country and world will gather to celebrate an important mile- FBC News, you can still view
stone, our 20-year anniversary, in the history of the organization. Those the Clarion on-line in full color
who started the Fellowship in 1991 may never have imagined all the ways by going to www.fbcaustin.org
God would work and move through this Baptist community. Now, twenty and in the left hand column
years later, it’s time to remember our story, to celebrate what God has you’ll see “View the latest
done, and to continue our journey toward faithfulness. issue of The Clarion.” Click
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to the web page with all the
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Clarions listed. You can then
find information about the workshops, worship, and the daily schedule.
click on whichever Clarion you wish to view. You can do this
If you are interested in attending the Assembly, please contact Janet in
at any time.
the church office and let her know.
May 18, 2011 The Clarion Page 7
Cantamos Broadway Show:
to benefit Christian Women’s Job Corp -
Saturday, June 4 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 5 at 2:30pm
Free admission, donations welcome, dessert served
Includes solos by Alonda Montgomery, Johanna
Friedrich, Deb Keenan, Debra Watkins, Sarah
Zeringue, Jeanie Escalona, Deana Campbell, Janea
Ingram, Ginger Young, Elizabeth Avant, Carrianne
Abbott, Cinda McCullars and Linda Miller Raff
Includes songs from Oklahoma, Chicago, Sunset
Boulevard, Oliver, The Light in the Piazza, The Color
Purple, Les Miserables, The Fantastiks, Mamma Mia and
There’s something for everyone!!
Make your reservations today by calling the Music
Office at 478-2241.
Church Library News
Your Church Library workers are continuing to process books, readying them for automated check-out. we are applying new spine labels, barcodes and insert-
ing cards and pockets in each book. Many of the books are getting dressed up with fresh new book jackets.
Your church library is open. There are Adult and Children titles ready for check-out now. While we may be working to ready each book for an automated
check-out, we are happy to have our members checking out books now.
There have been many generous donations of new titles given to the Church Library and we are ready to share them with you! Come in and browse through
the collection before Sunday School and after church. We are also open on Wednesday nights before and after dinner and Midweek Moorings.
With the processing of our current collection we are not in need of any more book dontations. However, we do have the following needs:
1. Additional volunteers to come on Wednesday afternoons to assist in processing the books.
2. A volunteer to organize the next used book sale.
3. Volunteers who are interested in establishing a Church Library Friends Group to promote the library.
If you are interested in any of there opportunities, please contact JoAnne Moore - email@example.com or Alice Belous - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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High School Graduates 2011
Hello, my name is Jezreel Atkison and I’ve been I started attending FBC when I was two years old and
coming to First Baptist Church, Austin since I was really can’t imagine myself anywhere else. I grew up
four months old. I went to the Christmas Fairs, at this church singing in the choir, going to camps,
Choir Picnics, and Hanging-of-the-Green’s. In the doing community service and, of course, learning
Youth Group I got to see the country (Mississippi, about my faith. Through these various activities I
Louisiana, California, Arizona, El Paso, SWBYC in have begun to figure out what I really care about
Sherman, Outbound in Colorado and Big Bend...) and through this knowledge I began to carve my
all while helping others in need. I want to thank my path. For the next four years I will be attending The
FBC family for guiding me on my faith journey. I University of Texas at Austin where I will pursue a
will be graduating from McNeil High School on degree in Accounting, study abroad, and (possibly)
May 28, 2011 at 4pm at the Cedar Park Event Center. Next fall, I will be play in the band. I am so tremendously excited to start this next chapter of
attending the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where I will be studyiing my life and I will never forget all the fantastic memories I have made and all
Exercise Science and Business. Thank you FBC family. the remarkable people I have met. I want to say thank you to my friends and
Jez Atkison family who have made my life so blessed, and thank you FBC for all of your
love and encouragement—I never could have done it without you!
From my earliest memories, First Baptist Church
was an important part of our family’s life and really Love, Hannah Grounds
a wonderful second home. When I was young the
church always smelled like graham crackers and Now that school is winding down approaching the
I will always remember making macaroni angels last weeks, I have different plans on the horizon.
during Christmas time. Eventually came “BIG” When looking back on my experiences at the First
church and I can remember falling asleep on my Baptist Church of Austin so many memories come
Dad’s lap listening to Dr. Paynter preach. (no of- to mind. I can remember year after year I have been
fense Roger, but your voice was really soothing.) at First Baptist and how it has shaped me into the
Christian I am today. From RA’s to youth quad and
Even today... I have a lot of friends in the church! Even when months go
of course youth choir. I also enjoyed the mission
by that I am unable to attend services, each time I come to worship I always
trips that helped open our eyes to the struggles in
feel at home. The friends I’ve made here, and the inspiration I’ve felt from
others’ lives that we can help prevent. I want to
my leaders at First Baptist helps me realize that no matter where my path
thank everyone that held a role in my christian fellowship especially Kevin
takes me I will always be welcome here. After graduating from Westlake
Mitchell and Joe Bumbulis. I plan on attending Louisiana State University
High School, I’ll be attending Colorado State University and majoring in
where I want to major in Construction Management.
I graduate from Drip- Well, it’s finally here … my graduation from high school. It does make me feel proud
ping Springs High to reach this point, especially since I found out from my mother that graduating from
School in a few weeks high school isn’t exactly a common thing for her family, so I know my family is very
and then I plan to at- proud of me too.
tend Baylor University. My family began coming to First Baptist only a few years ago, so I didn’t grow up in
I have been blessed the church, but everyone has always been so nice to me. When we first started coming
with a loving family here, I remember one of my little sisters saying, “Hey, I like this church; they always
and many opportuni- have food.” While I didn’t attend church as regularly as my mother wanted, I did go to
ties. This church is one a handful of youth group events that were memorable. The Colorado Outbound trip
of those opportunities. was exciting. The white water rafting was a blast, and I enjoyed the hiking, even though
I have enjoyed my years at FBC and I am grateful I fell down a lot. The FBC events I attended were always packed with a lot of fun, but they always included
to all the Sunday School teachers and the Youth times of slowing down, taking a deep breath and remembering God. I’m also grateful for the opportunities I
leaders, Kevin, Joe and Tommy, for their spiritual had to give back a little, like singing Christmas Carols at the nursing home, helping to build a deck at the nursing
guidance these last few years. This church has home and feeding the homeless.
provided me with a safe place in which to grow Thank you First Baptist for being such a wonderful church for my whole family. I’m glad my family chose this
and learn about my faith. Thank you to each and church as their church home. Being the oldest of five children, I’m a bit envious of my younger siblings who
every one of you. get to grow up in this church, but I’m glad they do.
Matthew Sparks I plan on attending Austin Community College for a year to take my basics. I have hopes of transferring to UT
or another great college down the line, but I’ll just take it one day at a time, one step at a time.
Jessica Danielle Prince
May 18 2011 The Clarion Page 9
One Minute Financials First Baptist Church Staff
To contact any member of the First Baptist
Including the garage loan payments: staff, call the church office at 476-2625. You
in the month of April, our donations exceeded our expenses by $69,593, and can also use voice mail and e-mail. To reach
year to date, our donations have exceeded our expenses by $131,314. the FBC music office, call: 478-2241.
Roger Paynter, Senior Pastor
email@example.com ext. 203
Doug Keenan, Minister of Pastoral Care
firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 210
Dorothy Strickland, Minister to Children
email@example.com ext. 208
Louise Avant, Minister of Music
firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 218
Joe Bumbulis, Minister to Students and Mission
email@example.com ext. 211
Heather Lee, Interim Minister to Young Adults
and University Students
Are Any MISSIONS GIVING: Marshall Smith, Business Administrator
Among You Sick? Unified Missions giving, fiscal firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 207
year (Aug-July): $19,148 Janet Keesee, Pastor’s Secretary
Special Prayers email@example.com ext. 204
JW Barnes Karen Cappolino, Education/Membership/Receptionist
firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 201
Altar Flowers Kathy Bonner, Financial Secretary
May 15 - The flowers in the sactuary on email@example.com ext. 206
Jeanette Steadman were to the glory of God and in honor of Sarah Zeringue, Music Assistant ext. 219
Bonnie Streetman the birthday of Debra Mann and Barbra firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Walker Mann Wall by their parents, Jean and Billy Danielle Medeiros, Publications
Mann. Clarion@fbcaustin.org ext. 212
May 22 - The flowers in the sanctuary are
Sympathy to the glory of God and in joyful celebra-
tion on the 35th wedding anniversary of
Jim Stanford, Facilities Manager ext. 226
Our deepest sympathy is extended to: Jane Ulrich and Jim Dougherty, by their email@example.com
Barbara Bolick on the death of her son Staff Sgt. Will Dougherty. Gloria McCullough, Hospitality Director
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FBC Appreciates Our Teachers!!
Each week many dedicated individuals share their gift of teaching, preparation, knowledge, time and friendship with all of us. This commitment is a
reflection of their love for God and for the members of their class. How very blessed we are by their gifts! This year has been especially challenging
for some as the Sunday School literature has changed from a quarterly format to a downloadable printout. While this transition has not always gone
smoothly, the teachers have responded with grace and flexibility.
We want to recognize the commitment of these teachers during the worship service Sunday, June 4, 2011. “Teacher Appreciation Sunday” at FBC is
one important way we can honor all of our teachers.
Hopefully we say “thank you” often to those who serve but this special day will serve as a reminder to find new and creative ways to show our ap-
Here are a few other suggestions:
Each class member can send a thank you card.
Classes can go together to take your teacher(s) to lunch, buy a gift, or gift card, or send flowers.
Do something special that relates to your teacher’s hobbies or interests.
Mow their lawn, wash their car, bake a cake.
Find other ways to let them know you appreciate them and think they are special.
Be creative. You don’t have to spend money to say thank you.
Parents, talk to your youth and children about “Teacher Appreciation Day.” Encourage them to find a way to do something for their teachers.
Be present in Sunday School and Worship on June 4th to help us show appreciation to all our teachers.
God has been good to our church and we are thankful for all those who continue to lead and teach on Sunday morning.
at Austin, Texas
The mission of First Baptist Church of Austin:
To worship God in Christ with heart,
mind and spirit;
To share the Good News of God’s love
and saving grace;
To teach all who come to be disciples,
nurturing within each the discovery of
spiritual gifts for the sake of the Kingdom;
To embrace our community and beyond, serving all
people as if they were Christ;
To encourage the sharing of our life together, deepening
our commitment to the
responsible stewardship of all our resources.
901 TriniTy AusTin, TexAs 78701 Phone: 512 . 476 . 2625 FAx: 512 . 474 . 4360 www.FbcAusTin.org