CBF General Assembly Report
“We believe God did bring us here to do a new thing in us,” were
words spoken by hundreds of believers in worship. On June 22-25, I
attend the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) General Assembly in
Greensboro, NC. This annual gathering connects individuals from
churches, seminaries, and advocacy organizations. Personally, words of
encouragement, support, fresh ideas and holy frustrations uplifted me.
The words, “Yeah, me too!” assured that we’re not alone in our holy
Throughout my time with fellow CBF folk, I conversed with
numerous McAfee School of Theology friends. I exchanged business
cards with Children’s Minsters, with hopes of sharing ideas on spiritually
nourishing families within our churches. I spoke with other millennials
about how we stay patient and hold on tight with the Church as it shifts
into a new era. I kept my mouth shut and heart open as I heard the
sorrow and pain of individuals who’ve experienced fertility grief and
infant loss. I listened to stories of how ministers have engaged in difficult
conversations with their congregations. I learned to look at a church as
an ecosystem and how understanding the inter-connected relationships
can create a new approach to ministry. I took a selfie with my youth
minister from 6th grade. I had a one-minute elevator chat with a friend I
originally met in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) camp my
sophomore year of high school and later befriended in the Campbellsville
University School of Theology.
On the closing worship evening, I sang with my CBF family,
“Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling, “Come, follow Me!” And we
see where Thy footprints falling, lead us to Thee. Footprints of Jesus, that
make the pathway glow; we will follow the steps of Jesus where’er they
go.” I pray that we, as a congregation and with fellow believers, embrace
the journey of following Jesus, wherever God leads us to go and whatever
that may look like. Take courage and believe that “God did bring us here
to do a new thing in us.”
 Singin’ @ Morning Pointe  Sunday School Promotion
Monday, August 8
Sunday, August 7
10:00 a.m.
Youth move up to their new classes.
Primetime Council
Monday, August 8
11:30 a.m.
Lunch & Meeting Hoskins
 Movie & Popcorn
Monday, August 15
10:00 a.m.
Visual Bible Book - Matthew
104 A, Room past the Parlor
 Movie & Popcorn
Monday, September 19
10:00 a.m.
The Blind Side Movie
104 A, Room past the Parlor
Primetime Fall
Kick-off Event
Monday, September 12
6:00 p.m.
Family Life Center
Entertainment: Elvis
Soda Shop Menu: Hamburgers,
Hotdogs, Baked Beans, Chips, &
Build-Your-Own Sundae.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Tickets will be on sale soon.
Watch for more information.
Come join us for all the Primetime
Activities. For more information
call Betty Kay Pierce at 603-4825.
Second Harvest
Food Truck
Thank you to all our Second Harvest
Food Truck volunteers that helped
distribute food on July 9.
 Bible Presentation
Sunday, August 7
Bibles will be presented to our
upcoming 7th Graders.
 Corners of Your Field
is a Knox Area Rescue Ministries
Program. If members donate to
KARM and indicate it is on behalf
of FBClinton, KARM will send us
gift cards that can be used by the
CSC when items are needed that
we do not have available.
 Youth Event
Wednesday, August 10
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
On the FBC Front Lawn
Bring 1 tube of canned biscuits!
Slozfest is a fun youth event
involving food fights and messy
relays. Don’t worry, the Clinton Fire
Department will be here to hose
you down at the end!
Your clothes will be ruined for life so
wear what can be thrown away!
Please bring a towel!
 Youth Refuge (grades 7 - 12)
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
There will be no Youth Refuge
August 3. The next Refuge will be
August 10 as we kick off our new fall
schedule with Slozfest!
Wednesday Night Fall Schedule
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Refuge
FLC Youth Room
Back to School
Backpack Drive
We are finishing up the school
drive! If you would like to donate
money or items to the cause, please
drop them off in the church office.
Sunday School
Sunday, August 7
Kids move up to their new classes.
 Bible Presentation
Sunday, August 7
Bibles will be presented to our
upcoming 1st Graders.
 The Shepherd’s Table
Saturday, August 27
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Community Meal every 4th
Saturday of the month in the FLC!
Menu: Chicken Tenders, Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans, and Dessert
 Christian Service Center
The CSC needs plastic grocery store
bags. If you would like to donate
bags, please drop them off in the
Splash Pad Fun!
June 29
New Fall Family Ministry
Wednesday Nights
Beginning August 10
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Children (K - 6th) & their families
Learn the Word.
Live the Word.
Share the Word.
For more info. contact Rachel at
457-9353 or [email protected]
New Member
 Memorial Flowers
The flowers on the altar, Sunday,
August 7, are in loving memory of
Terry Carpenter and in memory of
Toni Carpenter’s birthday, August
10, given by Carol Carpenter and
Connie and Dave Kirk.
The flowers in the Family Life
Center, Sunday, August 14, are in
loving memory of W.A. Bowling, Jr.,
whose birthday was August 15,
given by Billie Sue Hammer; Will,
Whitney and Morgan Hammer;
Clay and Ashley Hammer and
Carolyn Wilson.
The flowers on the altar Sunday,
August 21, are given in loving
memory of James and Ernestine
Gann by their children - Larry
Gann, Barbara Sanders, Elaine
McCall, and Lisa Hackworth.
 Parking Announcement
Please note that the alley between
FBC and Regions has been
restriped. Those of you who park
on the FBC side need to pull in to
the car stops that have been
The concrete area
alongside the building is not a
sidewalk, but just a filled-in old
ground water drain. That drain
was removed with the 1990
 Christian Sympathy
Sympathy is extended Mike Cook,
whose father, Charles E. Cook,
passed away (6/28) and to John
Stair, whose stepfather, Al Lomeli,
passed away (6/26).
 Fellowship Dinners
Wednesday Nights
Resumes on August 10
5:30 p.m.
We are starting fall dinners off with
call the church office for your
standing or weekly reservation.
August 10 - Spaghetti, Lasagna,
Pasta Salad, Garlic Bread, Salad Bar,
August 17 - Chicken, Mac & Cheese,
Green Beans, Rolls, Salad Bar, Cake
August 24 - BBQ, Hot Dogs, Corn,
Potato Salad, Cornbread Muffins,
Salad Bar, Cobbler
August 31 - Chicken Potpie, Fruit
Salad, Biscuits, Salad Bar, Cookies
Combined Worship
Sunday, August 14
10:40 a.m.
Family Life Center
 Photography Class
August 15
6:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker:
Harold Jerrell
If you would like to see some of
Harold Jerrell’s work you can visit his
website at:
 Teacher Training
Friday, September 30
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. &
Saturday, October 1
9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
If you have ever wanted to teach a
or if you are currently teaching a
class of any grade, please join us for
Teacher Training. We will have guest
speakers at this event. Dinner will be
provided on September 30 and
breakfast will be provided on
October 1. RSVP for childcare.
 Sunday School Attendance
July Averages (as of July 24)
Sunday School Enrollment 653
Adults 136
Children 20
Preschool 10
Windwood 20
2016 Weekly Budget Req. $ 16,514
Budget Receipts
$ 65,034
Budget Receipts/Wkly Avg. $ 14,899
Budget Expense
$ 72,646
June Deficit/Income
($ 7,612)
2016 Deficit/Income
($ 22,490)
TOTAL June 30
($ 30,102)
Complete reports are presented at
Business Meeting on the third
Wednesday of each month.
August 2016
The June Minutes were approved. The Christian Service Center will begin
a trial run using USDA Food from Second Harvest Food Bank which will
help with the rising cost of food distributed through the CSC. Committee
on Committees recommended names for committees and all names were
approved. The Church Clerk added Anna Childers by baptism.
First Baptist Church approved the revised Constitution and By-Laws with a
vote of 156 for and 3 against.
We have church directories available in the church office. If you did not
have your picture made for the church directory and would like to
purchase, one they are $10.00.
Also, if you have any changes to your information listed in the church
directory, please call or email Katrina in the church office with your change
at 457-9353 or [email protected] and we will put the change in the
September newsletter.
Wednesday Nights Beginning August 10:
New Family Ministry:
For Children and their Families
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Youth Kick-Off Event
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
The Trustees Committee will be conducting a Fire Drill on Sunday, August
21. More details coming soon.
Sunday Worship Services: 8:30 a.m. (FLC) 10:40 a.m. (Sanctuary)
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m.
(Business Meeting 3rd Wednesday/monthly)
Monday, September 12:
6:00 p.m.