Archive for June, 2012

Newsletter: Month of June 2012

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

He said “I Love You”

My father died on August 22, 1989. He was the best example of a father I know. He would tell us he loved us any time, any place, in front of anyone.

One Saturday evening, I had a friend come over to my house to spend the night. As we were walking down the stairs, my dad was just coming home from work, obviously exhausted. Still, when he passed me, he stopped and gave me a hug and said, ‘Jim, I love you,’ then walked upstairs to bed.

I didn’t think anything of it. That was just typical Dad. But my friend was absolutely shocked. His father had never once said that to him.

At my father’s funeral, nearly ten years after my friend witnessed that stairway scene, he told me how much that hug in the hallway had affected his life. And then he told me that I was the luckiest guy in the world to have had a father who loved me so much. He was right!”

Happy Father’s Day

Living for Jesus, Bro. Royce


Food Pantry

On Thursday, May 24th, the Food Pantry Team distributed 87 boxes of food which served 270 people. There were 36 new families and 50 returning families.

Your response to our Food Pantry request has been wonderful and because you provided so many cans of Treet, we will not have to purchase any meat items for our June distribution. We also received many jars of Peanut Butter and with your help, we are hoping to provide Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly in June also. This will be a good source of protein for children who will be out of school for the summer. Thank you for helping those in need.

*Items needed for the food pantry for June: Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly.


Scheduled Meetings and Events

for the Month of June, 2012

June 2: Youth fundraiser for Centrifuge

June 3: Graduation Sunday; will be honoring the graduates in the 11 AM Worship Service and will go out to eat after the service

June 3: Baccalaureate Service for Liberty High School, Class of 2012 at 4 pm. Speaker will be Jonathan Day.

June 3: Baccalaureate Service for Daniel High School will be at Kings Grove Baptist Church at 6:00 pm.


meetings and events for June cont.

June 3: Sunday night service will be moved for Baccalaureate Services.

June 3: Deacon meeting

June 7: called meeting of the PBA at 7:00 pm at Geer Memorial to consider Dr. Robert Dickard as the new DOM of our association. If you can be a messenger, please let Pastor Royce know. We are allowed 15 messengers.

June 9: CWP class in the fellowship building at 8:00 am; cost is $50. Call Kerry Avery at 444-6260 if you plan to take the class

June 10: Walk offering for building fund in the morning services

June 10: Blood pressure checks after both morning worship services

June 10: Mission team members and parents meeting in fellowship hall at 5 pm (at least one parent must attend).

June 10: Work session for all students and everyone except the construction and kitchen staff at 6:00 pm.

June 10: love offering for Broadus Moody

June 10: Commission Service 7:00 pm

June 12: Alice Johnson group will meet in the fellowship hall at 7:00 pm

June 15: pack for the mission trip at the fellowship building at 7 pm. (Sleeping bags, large luggage, tools, etc.) Students will need to help pack the box truck, which will include food and other necessary items. As soon as the truck is packed, we will have a Father’s Day Dinner for team members and their fathers.

June 16: 7:00 am-final packing, breakfast, devotion and goodbyes.

June 17: Father’s Day

June 20: RA’s, GA’s start at 7:00 pm. We still need workers for the summer

June 24: Youth council meeting at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs classroom

June 25: Pack food for food pantry

June 28: food distribution from 10:00 until 12:00

June 29: YAH event in the fellowship hall with the Rowdy Mountain Boys from Northside Baptist Church singing. Cookout at 5 pm with music to follow. Cost is $5. Cut off date is June 17th.


June Birthdays

1 Teresa Timms

1 Barbara Melton

4 Mamie Dorsey

4 Elizabeth Hudgins

5 John Braswell

6 Denise Cook

7 Beth Platts

8 Peggy Melton

8 Todd Sammons

9 Kathy Guthrie

9 Mike Cartee

9 Amber Black

10 Carl Entrekin

11 Janie Swords

11 Katie Hughes

11 Claire Hughes

11 Brandy Coffey

12 Marci Herd

14 June Hunter

14 Dale Dalton

16 Jeffery Durham

16 Kenny Norris

17 Trish Ridder

18 Susie Whitmire

19 Bobby Albertson

19 Billy Smith

19 Justin Kelly

19 Becky Hooker

22 Susan Culbreath

23 Tommy Partain

25 Allison Smith

27 Henry Campbell

28 Josh Davis

28 Sherry Terry

29 Paula Norris

30 Ginger Haynes



June Anniversaries

5 Robert & Michelle Stancil

7 Shaun & Stephanie Thomas

10 Billy & Olivia Lewis

11 Wayne & Janie Swords

13 Charlie & Nancy McConnell

15 Daniel & Suzanne Merck

17 Roger & Bessie Banks

27 Melvin & LeRay Maw

29 Jimmy & Janet Pilgrim


Thank you

I want to thank my church family for your contributions and support during my campaign for Sheriff. It was just not in God’s will for me to run at this time. Love in Christ, Kerry Avery


Love Offering

Our Director of Missions, Broadus Moody, will be retiring on July 31, 2012. Our church will be receiving a love offering for Broadus on June 10th. Checks should be made payable to First Baptist Church Norris. There will be a retirement reception for Broadus and Ann at Geer Memorial Family Life Center on Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm.


Welcome New Members

Bertha Crawford

April and Erick Lavoie

Todd Owenby

Bulletins: Week of June 3,2012

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

The flowers are placed in the church today by Don and Ginger Haynes in honor of Mamie Dorsey’s 95th Birthday.


If you are going on the Young at Heart trips to the Flat Rock Playhouse on Aug. 11 ($38 cost per person) and/or the Christmas drama at Fort Mill, SC on Nov. 17 ($20 per person), Kat Albertson needs half of the money today so she can make reservations this week. Today is the last day to sign up for these two events.

You have until June 17th to sign up for the cook out, which is scheduled for June 29th in the fellowship building. Cost is $5 per person.


Copies of the June newsletter are located in both vestibules and downstairs on the table near the choir room.


Graduates and guests will be going out to lunch with Austin following the 11 AM Worship Service. Please meet at the Fiesta Grill in Central at 12:20.


Baccalaureate Service for Liberty High School, Class of 2012 will be at Liberty High School Theater today at 4:00 pm. Speaker will be Jonathan Day.

Baccalaureate Service for Daniel High School will be at Kings Gove Baptist Church today at 6:00 pm.

We are moving our services tonight.


The deacons will not meet today; will meet next Sunday at 4:30 pm.


Anyone wanting to help bag sweet potatoes, meet at the Family Life Center Wednesday at 9:00 am. We will open to the public from 10:00 am until 11:00 am to give them away.


Wednesday is AWANA Awards night. They will be meeting in the auditorium. Many of the parents will not be here. Will you come and show the children you care? It starts at 7 pm; children be here at 6:30 pm.


Food for mission trip needed. There are sign-up sheets in each of the adult classrooms, on the vestibule table and on the table in front of the choir room. If you would like to make a donation, put it in an envelope and mark Kentucky Mission Trip or give to Janie or Ginger. It takes a lot of food to feed this many people. Please pray and ask God what He would have you do to help feed the mission team. We would like to have all non-perishable items ASAP and perishable items by Sunday, June 10. Thank you for your support.


Kerry Avery will be having his next CWP class on June 9th at 8:00 am. Cost is $50. You can reach Kerry at 444-6260


The Children’s Fellowship will be going to the zoo and Gaddie Town on June 9th; will leave the church at 9:00 am and be back around 2:30 pm. See Jane Yates or Suzanne Merck with questions.


We will receive a love offering for Dr. Broadus Moody next Sunday. He is retiring as our D.O.M.. He has been a blessing to us; let us be a blessing to him! Reception for Broadus and Ann on July 15 at Geer Memorial Family Life Center at from 2 to 4 pm.


Alice Johnson group meets in the fellowship building on June 12 at 7 pm; will be having ice cream.


June 10: mission team members and parents meeting in the fellowship building at 5 pm. (at least one parent must attend)

June 10: work sessions at 6 pm for all students and everyone except the construction and kitchen staff.

June 10: mission team Commission Service at 7 pm

June 15: mission team will be packing at the fellowship building; students will help pack the box truck. After packing truck, we will have a Father’s Day Dinner for team members and their fathers.

June 16: at 7 am we will have final packing, breakfast, devotion and goodbyes.


There will be a called meeting of the PBA on Thursday, June 7 at 7;00 pm at Geer Memorial. If you can be a messenger, please let Pastor Royce know.


Food items needed for Pantry in June: Peanut Butter, Grape Jelly


Dr. and Mrs. Addis and the entire church family extend Christian love and sympathy to the family of Jane Yates and Ann Holder in the death of their nephew, Jeff Powell and to Mamie Dorsey in the death of her son-in-law, J. D. Howe.


RA’s, GA’s, and Mission Friends will be starting soon. We have no leaders for Mission Friends as of yet. Summer Mission Friends Class may not be available if we do not find leaders for this class.


wMu facilitators, please know that our new church year for 2012-2013 is fast approaching. Please have your WMU group begin thinking of who will be taking leadership positions (ie. facilitator or co-facilitators) and have names turned into your wMu Director, Michelle Stancil by July 15, 2012.


Youth Council meeting on June 24 at 5 pm in the Spares and Pairs room.


Food pantry: pack food on June 25 and Pantry open June 28 from 10:00 until 12:00.


Church family,

Thank you so much for all the phone calls, gift, visits, cards and especially your prayer during my surgery and rehab. It is a true blessing to have a loving and caring church family. Yours in Christ, Melvin Maw


We have received $565 for our Frances Eller Offering for Associational Missions. Our goal is $600.