Greetings, As you can observe by viewing the calendar, the year is at the halfway point. January in short order is now June. This month traditionally is a busy month at First Baptist, and this year has additional frenetic activity. We have a Women’s Conference sponsored by our Women's Ministry, and the pre-anniversary and anniversary services for the Whosoever Will Ensemble. These are in addition to our Vacation Bible School and Graduates Day on the first Sunday of this month, and the Scholarship Recognition Banquet at its end. In addition, we have the honorary renaming of Lauderdale Street to Dr. Charles L. Dinkins Street. As you can see, we have an active month. As we look at the calendar, it reminds us of the ebb and flow of ministry. Items that remain important as anchors to our witness, like Vacation Bible School, perpetually stay on our schedule. New ways of ministry, such as our Women's Conference, make an appearance. As we move forward, we must see the scope of the times and the move of God's spirit to see how we execute ministry in these times. We also must evaluate our logistics as we move forward. These events will tax our abilities to execute, but if we remember that we are a church, and all of us must pull together in making these events impactful. As Dr. Dinkins, my predecessor, would often say, the joys of one are the joys of all, and the sorrows of one the sorrows of all. This includes the responsibilities of the church's ministries. I look forward to working with you in the execution of all these events during this exciting month.
Peace and Blessings,
Noel G. L. Hutchinson, Jr., Pastor
150th Anniversary Banquet Ticket Sale
Tickets for the banquet will go on sale, Sunday, June 7 following the morning worship service to the membership, from June 7 thru October 4 each Sunday in the T. O. Fuller Room. Adults: $50; children's menu under age 8, $25. Tickets will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Thank you.
TN Progressive Baptist Council
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 11, 10:30 a.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Ave. Dr. Reginald Porter, Sr., Pastor
Official Family Meeting
The board meeting will be held on Saturday, June 13, 10:00 a.m., at the Mustard Seed, Inc. location.
The Whosoever Will Ensemble's Pre-Musical & Anniversary
The Pre-Musical will take place on Sunday, June 14 at 3:00 p.m. followed by the Anniversary on Sunday, June 21, morning worship 11:00 a.m. and afternoon program 3:00 p.m. All are cordially invited to attend and invite families and friends.
H. Clarke Nabrit
Nursing Home Project Saturday, June 20, 2 p.m. Ashton Healthcare & Rehab. Facility
There will be no breakfast held this month.
Sr. Ushers Meeting
The meeting is cancelled this month. Al Jackson, President
Church Call Meeting
All members of the church are asked to be present on Sunday, June 28 for a very important meeting regarding church repairs. The meeting will be held immediately following morning worship.
Children’s Choir Rehearsal
Children's choir rehearsal will resume in August.
Mrs. Donna Renfro, who is retiring as the A B Hill Girl Scouts Serving Unit Director effective June 30, 2015. Persons interested in this position and or working with First Baptist Church, Lauderdale units should contact Ms. Sena Williams or Ms. Francis Smith at 767-1440. Thanks Mrs. Renfro for your many years of dedicated service.