First Baptist Church Mission Statement: To have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and
to share His love and redemptive grace through prayer, relationships, and community involvement.
Volume 5, Issue 12
June 17, 2009
Vacation Bible School
Inside this issue:
6:30 - 8:30 PM
From Bro. Kerry 1
Psalm 100 2
Women’s Ministry 2 Dig into Vacation Bible School with Club VBS: Truth Trek and let your
Student Ministry 2
kids uncover the treasures of God’s truth. As they dig into God’s Word,
kids will learn to obey the Ten Commandments and come to under-
Weekly Schedule 4 stand that Jesus is the power by which we live.
Weekly Report 4
Extended Care 1 From Bro. Kerry . . .
We are glad that our youth had a good week at Student Life Camp. They learned a lot about
Christ at the camp and a lot about Freightliner on the way out. My thanks to Brant, Willis
Callaway, and Karen Hall for chaperoning this trip.
VBS is next week. Be in prayer for our workers and students as they participate in this great
event. If you have any questions, contact Brant, Karen Hall or Trish White.
We will have a Patriotic emphasis on Sunday, July 5. We will also celebrate communion on
July 5 and the theme of my sermon will be "Our Liberty in Christ."
The Constructors for Christ mission trip will be the week of July 12. The following people
have signed up to participate: David Armour, Leland Davis, Don and Johnine Byrd, Jimmy
EXTENDED and Beckie Hatcher, Barry and Merilyn Pond, Dennis Keen, Gene Ledford, Jeff Crawford,
CARE Brant Oliverri, Eric Blankenship, Willis Callaway, and Ron McKelvy. If your name is not
on this list but you have signed up to go, please contact me asap.
Sheila Clark Cathy and I will not be here on Sunday, June 28. I have been asked to participate in the
Bryan & Karen Hall Dedication of our youngest granddaughter, Emily. Brant will be preaching that Sunday.
The Lord is good and His mercy is from everlasting to everlasting. We thank Him for all of
June 28 His blessings upon our lives and our church.
Sean & Lisa Gray
Sandra Jones See You Sunday
Reba Clotfelter Kerry
Psalm 100 Women’s Ministry
The hymn writer penned: “Give thanks with a grateful heart …” Ladies Book Club - The Ladies Book Club met on Monday,
and that’s exactly how I feel thinking of all the excellent musical June 8th to review and rate “Run for Your Life” by James Patter-
offerings of late. Allow me to express appreciation from us all for son. The book was rated a 3.7 out of a possible 5. Our next
these: meeting will be July 13th, 6 p.m. at Caffeine Addicts. We will be
• Bo Callaway for his wonderful part in the May 3rd evening reviewing and rating David Baldacci’s “Family Matters”.
ATTENTION ALL LADIES - Save This Date
• The JOY Choir, Beth Long, the Frettin’ on Faith Dulcimers
led by Jean and Mike Whitfield, soloists: Earline Templeton, Saturday, July 18 • 9:15 AM • Fellowship Hall
Byron Ball, Ralph Jay, Ed and Mike Whitfield and accompa- Food provided at no cost
nist Jan Keys for a beautiful service of music May 17th. Spiritual refreshment - Fellowship with other ladies
• The music and missions leaders: Christy Callaway, Margaret
Cawood, Jeff Farmer, Karen Farmer, Lisa Gray, Bryan Hall,
Beth Long, Dan Nichols, Kathy Phillips, Vickie Pitts, Frances Work Day
Silvey, Jean Whitfield and Marylis Williams and their children Sat., June 20 • 9:00 a.m. • Meet in Fellowship Hall
for an uplifting program at the Wednesday recognition Please bring painting equipment. We will be working on
May 20th. the Haven house across from the church.
We are very blessed with such talent at First Baptist Church.
Mary Crawford Circle
In closing, the new Baptist hymnal (2008) was premiered last year
Monday, June 22 • 2:00 p.m. • Fellowship Hall
at Ridgecrest. I do not think it matches this congregation and I
would propose that when the current hymnal (Baptist Hymnal
1990) is replaced that a hymnal by Tom Fettke or Bill & Gloria
Sunday, June 28 • 4:00 p.m. • Conference Room
Gaither would better meet the church’s needs/wants.
Summer Golf Outing
Saturday, June 27
Stonebridge Golf Club, Rome GA
Church Wide Ice Cream Social Cost: $38 • Tee Times: 8:30 AM?
Sunday, June 28 Sign Up: See Goose or call him at 706-935-2923
5:00 p.m. • Fellowship Hall
Please bring ice cream and desserts John & Laura McCulley Dorothy Zimmer
(Sponsored by the Deacons) 132 Bent Tree Drive 53 Swan Drive
Ringgold, GA 30736 Rock Spring, GA 30739
Senior Adult Trip To Center, Alabama 706-935-4921
Friday, June 26 • Church bus leaves at 9:30 AM
We’ll eat lunch in Center, AL and then go to Most recent additions to our library:
Jimmy & Beckie Hatcher’s cabin on Lake Weiss. 1. Payne Stewart by Tracey Stewart
Sign up in the church office. 2. Shadows of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark
3. A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick
Thank you to the Carabo Family, the 4. Don’t bet against me! by Deanna Favre (her battle with
Jeff Crawford Family, Bryan Hall, breast cancer)
5. Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance by Tony Dungy
Eric Blankenship and Caleb Compton
for painting the preschool rooms.--- June Softball Schedule
Brant Thursday June 18 6:30 Field 5 Burning Bush
Monday June 22 6:30 Field 5 Battlefield Nazarene
Our Church Family extends sympathy to: Monday June 22 7:30 Field 5 Ringgold Methodist
Betty Robbins and family on the death of Rudy All games will be played at Jack Mattox Complex.
Dear Church Family,
Jim Amis and family on the death of Jim’s brother, It is with deep gratitude that we express our thanks to you for
your sincere expressions of love and sympathy in the loss of
our dear husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather -
Student Ministry Rudy Robbins. Our hearts are sad and broken, but our
hearts have also swelled with pride as you ministered to our
Student Worship - Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. immediate and extended families. Thank you so much for the
(No Student Worship Wed., June 24) prayers, visits, calls, cards, and food. You are our church
family, and we love you just as Rudy loved you.
Sunday School - Sundays, 9:45 a.m. Sincerely,
The Robbins Family
our July Birthdays!
2nd Jo Cochran 13th Cindy Black 24th Mary Capehart
4th Jackie Cantrell Jean Greene Brady Gray
Frances Thomas 14th Taylor Silvey Eric Hall
5th Roy Hawes 16th Kathryn Babb 26th Amy Fletcher
Mary Ann Payne Gracie Harper Ann Shurmur
7th Jeff Farmer 17th Judy Grey Alicia Taylor
Caitlin Nichols 18th Shane Land Blake Watson
8th Jaynelle Waters 19th Ann Schmitt 27th Dolly Hill
9th Will Farmer Gary Teem Earnie Powell
10th Susan Abney 21st Randall Peters 28th Clint Greer
July 2009 Alexis Clark
11th Peggy Whitfield
23rd Marsha Armour Mike Orr
29th Willis Callaway
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4
Sunday Schedule Wednesday Schedule Church Office
8:45 AM Morning Worship 6:30 PM Prayer Mtg/Bible Study Closed
9:45 AM Sunday School Student Worship
11:00 AM Morning Worship 7:30 PM Adult Choir Rehearsal
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Communion 11:00 AM
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
6:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:15 AM
Ladies Book Finance Ladies
Club at Committee Breakfast
Constructors for Christ - Paris, Tennessee
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
4:00 PM 6:30 PM
26 27 28 29 30 31
Circle Christ Chapel Item:
Any Canned Meat or
Non – Profit Organization
F IRST B APTIST C HURCH
R INGGOLD U.S. POSTAGE – PAID
WE’RE ON THE W EB! Ringgold, GA
www.ringgoldfbc.net Permit No. 34
7611 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
Vacation Bible School
June 22 - 25
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Calendar for the Week Heartland Prison HOMEBOUND MEMBER OF THE WEEK
Ministry Jaynelle Waters
9727 Alabama Highway
Thursday, June 18 The Mary Crawford Cir-
6:30 p.m. FBC vs. Burning Bush, Field 5 cle is collecting items for Ringgold, GA 30736
Saturday, June 20
9:00 a.m. Work Day/Meet in Fellowship Hall the Heartland Prison Bruce Sloan Update
Sunday, June 21 - Father’s Day Ministry (soap, tooth- For those of you who have had “brother” Bruce as your
8:45 a.m. Morning Worship paste, Christian litera- pastor--here is his “Bruce in Peru” webpage: http://
9:45 a.m. Sunday School ture). If you would like bruceinperu.blogspot.com. You can keep up with us
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship to help, place donations over the summer. If you go into the old posts, you’ll
Monday, June 22 in the box next to the see the blankets they gave last week to the people
2:00 p.m. Mary Crawford/Fellowship Hall downstairs elevator. who live in cardboard boxes on the hills around Lima--
6:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School (6:30 - 8:30) also they have a very interesting water filtration system
FBC vs. Battlefield Naz., Field 5 Thanks.
that sits on a table top that the Rotary helps distribute.
7:30 p.m. FBC vs. RUMC, Field 5 We would really appreciate your prayers.
Tuesday, June 23 BBQ for Sale Love you all,
6:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School
Wednesday, June 24 The Student Ministry has Angela Sloan
6:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School BBQ for sale for $7/lb.
No Prayer Mtg. or Student Worship See Brant or Willis if Margaret Aiken Scholarship Fund
7:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal interested. If would like to contribute to the Margaret Aiken Schol-
Thursday, June 25 arship Fund for high school seniors, mark checks
6:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School “M. Aiken Scholarship Fund.” Thank you.
Friday, June 26 Church Landscaping
9:30 a.m. Senior Adults to Center, AL Weekly Report for 6-14-09
Saturday, June 27 If you have any ques- Sunday School Attendance: 193
Summer Golf Outing tions or concerns about Weekly Budget Needed $ 11,556.88
Sunday, June 28 the church’s landscap- Weekly Budget Given $ 7,611.59
8:45 a.m. Morning Worship ing, contact Nancy Year to Date Needed $277,365.12
9:45 a.m. Sunday School Cochran, Martha Cole, Year to Date Given $240,168.40
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Year to Date Expenses $237,674.04
4:00 p.m. Women’s Committee/Conf. Room Sue Lane Helton or Tim
Cawood. Designated $ 1,070.00
5:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social/F. Hall
Caldwell Bldg. Loan Balance $ 31,097.24