Volume 20, Number 24

August 14, 2011


When it comes to snacks I prefer salt over sweets. Yet a side effect of salt is that it makes me thirsty. That’s why bars usually serve salty pretzels or peanuts free of charge, to get people to drink more. (So I’m told.) Jesus used salt as an illustration of how we should live. Our lives should have such joy, peace and purpose that we create a spiritual thirst in others. You can apply this however you want, but salt also spices food up. Who wants fries with no salt? Salt also preserves. As a child I remember rubbing salt on meat to be put in a smoke house. I didn’t know why at the time. I just did it. So pick any of the three: Thirst, spice or preservative. Live in such a way that you attract people to Christ, improving the flavor of life or preventing decay of values. By the way, salt does best once it leaves the shaker. On Sunday nights we do important training that there is too little time for on Sunday morning. Things like missions, music, and deeper Bible Study. Guess what I’ve discovered? Those involved on Sunday nights are usually stronger and better Christians. Children and youth benefit the most. We have just begun our new Fall P.M. schedule. I hope you can attend. Mike Atcheson will be in concert on Sunday, August 21, at 6:15 p.m. The singing is always great and the worship even better. Plan to come and invite a guest to join you. Bulletin bloopers are not new. Someone sent me this blooper recently. “Barbara remains in the hospital. She is having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of our pastor’s sermons.” Why would someone send that to me? Our Hispanic ministry continues to grow. Recently they had 35 in worship plus several new families. Juan Santana is their pastor and does a wonderful job of sharing Christ. On Sunday night, August 28, they will have a special worship service with other churches in our area. Continue to pray for God’s blessings. Thanks for being a salty church. You sure make my life better. I’ll see you Sunday,

A LOOK INSIDE… Forever Young - Page 2 4th & G.O. - Page 3 Discipleship Classes - Page 3

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NEW CHURCH YEAR PROMOTION Sunday, September 4 Preschoolers and children will go directly to their new classes! BIG CHURCH CAMP 4-yr old Sunday School Class Sunday, August 21 – 9:20 a.m. Preschoolers will learn all about what goes on in Big Church, about church helpers and lots more! There will be games, special camp snacks, a DVD AND you’ll get a “New Kid on the Pew” bag filled with interesting activities! NEW KIDS on the PEW When you see young preschoolers coming to worship with their “New Kids on the Pew” bags and buttons, be sure to welcome them. Also, give their parents a pat on the back and a word of encouragement as they begin training their child in corporate worship. PARENTING in the PEW Class Sunday, August 21 – 9:20 a.m. in Room 126 For parents who would like help teaching their children to worship in Big Church…This class will offer tips and teaching tools that will bless you in this process! (Donuts for those who come a little early!) SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED We are still in need of several teachers to begin the new church year in our elementary division. Please call Ginger Andrew (420-6306) for more information. We will train you and provide a wonderful curriculum. MISSION LEADER TRAINING Monday, August 29 - 6-7:30 p.m. RA, GA and MISSION FRIENDS Leaders This will be a great time of information and exciting ideas to use with your missions class this year! Snack Supper and Childcare provided by reservation…Call 420-6309.

Montgomery’s Longest & Fastest Slip-N-Slide this Sunday night, 5-7 p.m. FOCUS - begins August 21st TimeOut - Wednesdays at 6:30 EnFuego - Free Concert, August 27th More details at enfuegoinfo.com Rush of Fools Concert - September 4th at 6 p.m. @ Taylor Road Baptist, $7 advance $10 at the door.

Guatemala Mission Trip November 18-26, 2011 Our next scheduled meeting is Sunday, August 21, at 3:30 p.m. in room 110. Please bring your deposit. Recycling for Missions We are collecting empty inkjet cartridges (no laser or toner cartridges) and used cell phones (no accessories). Place these items in the ministry baskets located around the church. All proceeds go toward Eastmont Mission Trips. Thank you for recycling for missions. Operation Christmas Child This year we are asking all the Sunday School classes for help wrapping shoe boxes as a class mission project. We have a supply of boxes and some wrapping paper for your class to use, but scotch tape and old Christmas card fronts are needed. Kickoff is October 16 and dedication is November 13. For more information, please contact Rhonda Huffman at 279-8198 or 235-0569 or email her at baptistrocker@yahoo.com.

Forever Young August 16 at 10:00 a.m. Covered Dish Program - Ed Bowman
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Byron & Linda Golden (7/31/11) By Statement of Faith Lynn Holtam Jr. (7/31/11) By Profession of Faith and Baptism Belle & Joanna Hutchinson (8/7/11) By Transfer of Letter Robert, Cretia, Hudson & Wesley Pugh (8/7/11) By Transfer of Letter Tyler Wingard (7/24/11) By Transfer of Letter *Correction*

♦ The family of Billie Dowdle who passed away on

July 30.
♦ Connie Taxis and family in the loss of her son-in-

law. ♦ Mike and Nancy Stephens in the loss of Nancy’s sister, Evelyn Dawn Barrington, on August 3. ♦ Bessie Gillespie in the loss of her husband, Perry Gillespie, on August 7. ♦ Louise Miracle and family in the loss of her sister-in-law, Joanne Browning, on August 7. ♦ Vickie Lavender and family in the loss of her father-in-law, Charles Lavender, on August 8.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN AN ADULT DISCIPLESHIP CLASS How to Win Family or Friends to Christ Bro. Mike Co-Ed Room 205 Financial Peace Beth Huckabee Co-Ed Room 114 One in a Million Alexis Begley Ladies Room 118 Acts: The Spread of the Gospel Joe Clements Men Room 116 First Place Vickie Lavender Co-Ed Room 112 Covenant Donna Clements Co-Ed Fellowship Hall American Heritage Series Keith Rudolph Co-Ed Room 209 Handbells Danny McDonald Co-Ed Room 912 Prayer/Accountability Group Louise Emfinger Ladies Room 105 Economic Armageddon Lynda Coley Monday at 6:00 p.m. Co-Ed Room 118 Economic Armageddon Sharon Gjesvold Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. Co-Ed Room 118 SCRAPBOOKING FUN Friday, August 26, 5:30 -10:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall Join us for an evening of scrapbooking fun…Bring your own fast food…Call Rhonda (277-1435) if you need supplies. Thank you cards were received in the church office from Nancy, Perry & Kristen Butler. 4th & G.O. Please mark your calendar for Monday, August 22. We will have opportunities to handwrite cards to our neighbors, make door-to-door visits, make phone calls, invite, pray, praise, and be intentional connecting people to Christ. Meet in the Fellowship Hall, 4-7 p.m. A meal will be served.

First Place 4 Health in room 112 at 4:30 p.m. The first class was held on August 7th; however, it’s not too late to join. First Place is a Christ-centered weight loss support group that encourages healthy eating and living, exercise, and Bible study. Class cost is $20.00. Please call Vickie Lavender at 271-1319 if you’re interested. David Barton’s American Heritage Series Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. in room 112 In recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the moral and spiritual fiber of our nation, leaving the truth of our past eliminated and forgotten. Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s foundation.

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August 14, 2011
Schedule of Events
Sunday, August 14
8:10 a.m. 9:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Worship Service Sunday School Worship Service Discipleship

Monday, August 15
5:00 p.m. Outreach

Tuesday, August 16
10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Forever Young Aerobics

Wednesday Night Meal August 17, 2011 Roast Beef, Potatoes & Carrots, Whole Kernel Corn, Bonus Vegetable: Turnip Greens, Salad, Dessert, & Drink August 24, 2011 Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mac & Cheese, Salad, Dessert, & Drink $5.00 Adult $2.00 Children (Max. $15.00 per family) Sunday School Totals July 31, 2011 Preschool...76 Children...69 Students...85 Adults...663 Total...893 August 7, 2011 Preschool...76 Children...61 Students...106 Adults...696 Total...939

Sunday’s Music - August 14, 2011 Sanctuary Choir “Until Then” Zack Godwin -“Through” George Hammett - Offertory Sunday’s Music - August 21, 2011 Sanctuary Choir “Oh Taste and See” Special Music - Valerie Stewart Special Music - Anita Helms Building Lock-Up August 14, 2011 Joe Torrillo Lyndol Williamson August 21, 2011 Coy Nichols David Melton

Wednesday, August 17
Fellowship Meal Acteens Mission Groups Prayer Meeting Adult Choir Orchestra Practice Men’s Small Groups

Thursday, August 18
5:30 p.m. Aerobics

Weekly Giving July 31, 2011 General Budget $31,458.28 Building Fund $3,555.00 August 7, 2011 General Budget $53,402.96 Building Fund $6,839.00

___________________ Sunday, August 21
8:10 a.m. 9:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Worship Service Sunday School Worship Service Discipleship Mike Atcheson Concert

Eastmont is now on Facebook and Twitter. If you are on Facebook or Twitter, be sure to like us on facebook at facebook.com/eastmont or follow us on twitter @eastmontbaptist.

Monday, August 22
5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 4th & G.O. Aerobics Fellowship Meal Acteens Mission Groups Prayer Meeting Adult Choir Orchestra Practice Men’s Small Groups Aerobics
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Tuesday, August 23 Wednesday, August 24

Thursday, August 25
5:30 p.m.

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