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Volume 20, Number 15 April 10, 2011 www.eastmont.

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A Look Inside… Bible Drill 2011 From Your Pastor Work Day(s)
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TeamKID is Back!! Secret Church - April 22nd at Taylor Road. Cost: $5
Grades 1-6 Sundays – 5 p.m. Youth Worker Training April 10th after 2nd service
April 10 – “Learning to Give” & Double Points night
April 17 – “Choosing Media Wisely” We are in need of nice sectionals and sofas for the
youth room. If you have any you would like to donate,
please contact Steve.
2011 BIBLE DRILL TEAM
This year’s Bible Drill Team, led by Sandra Vick, Random Acts of Kindness - Sunday, April 10 & 17,
Marlene McGough, Tina Sutton and Gail Royal, has at 5:00 p.m. we will be doing Random Acts of Kindness.
been busy preparing for upcoming drills! We are very Be early and come ready to serve.
proud of these kids and their hard work! If you want to
see them in action, come to the Association Drill at Flag Football League begins May 7th. Check the
First Baptist Church Sunday, April 10, at 1 p.m. Bible Facebook group page for more info.
Drillers are: Katelyn Free, Mackenzie Battaglia, Emily
Jones, Baylee Hampsey, Brianna Spiers, Morgan Six Flags Trip - May 31st, cost $30/person
Prestage, Bethany Huckabee, Kalynn Hall, David Graduation Recognition is Sunday, May 1.
Walker, Matt Ragsdale, Jordan Hall, Alexa McGough,
Super Summer Alabama
Cassie Meyer, Braden McNees, Jack Singletary, Laura
Registration forms are due with $25 deposit
Nickolson and Isaac Garrison. Thank you, leaders and
encouragers, for helping our team prepare!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL


“SonSurf Beach Bash VBS”
Save these dates!! Secret Church
June 20-24 (9 a.m. - noon) The next Secret Church is scheduled for
Dude, it’s all about JESUS!! April 22nd. The college ministry will be
going to Birmingham, and we will be sell-
COOL PARENT RESOURCE…GABBIT!! ing tickets to students first. We do have a
www.group.com/Gabbit few extras for $10 for anyone wanting to travel with
Check out this cool conversation starter that us. If you want to go but don't want to drive to
will get your family talking! This handy little gadget Birmingham, the Auburn University-Montgomery
makes it fun and easy to open up about all kinds BCM is sponsoring a simulcast that is open to the
of topics so you and your kids can have meaning- public. Get more details and buy tickets online at:
ful conversations and deeper relationships. Soon http://www.secretchurchmontgomery.org. If you have
you can get Gabbit on your mobile phone with an been before, I urge you to tell someone about your
app! experience. It is an intense night of Bible study and
worship led by Dr. David Platt, author of “Radical.”
Graduate Recognition
If you have graduated or will graduate with a higher
education degree (Associates, Bachelors, Masters, etc.)
between December 2010 and August 2011, we would
love to include you in our graduate recognition service
Forever Young - April 19 on May 1st. Please send two pictures (one dressy and
10:00 a.m. one fun/baby) to April at amullins@eastmont.org no
later than Sunday, April 17.
Covered Dish
Program - Doug Rogers “A Lot of Humor” College Disciple Now
Make plans to attend Disciple Now in Orange Beach
June 16-18 (Thursday-Saturday). More details in the
coming weeks.

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Work Day(s)
Call it a lack of faith if you want, but I was Volunteers are needed to help clean up our campus
completely surprised. I thought reaching 1206 in for Easter. We will trim shrubs, clean our flower
Sunday School attendance was going to be a chal- beds, and replace pine straw. Scheduled work
lenge, but to exceed it by 164…well, I was aston- hours are April 21&22, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and
ished. When you look closely at the numbers, April 23, 8:00 a.m. until. Please contact Bobby
every age group was successful. You have always
Griggs for additional information at 272-2023.
been a remarkable congregation. Thanks again for
working so hard and serving our Lord so faithfully. New Orleans Mission Trip - July 10-16, 2011
If you are interested in light to medium
When it comes to churches, I admit I have it construction projects, please contact Billy Dickey
good. You are not a whining, complaining, criti- for more information. We will have an
cizing congregation. Yes, there may be an occa- informational meeting in early May.
sional exception; I’ve even been guilty myself. But
the attitudes that dominate this fellowship are 4th & G.O. (Gospel Outreach)
gratitude, encouragement, positiveness and com- 4th Monday & G.O. is a special
passion. Ever wonder why that is? Here is what I Outreach Ministry from March
believe is the reason: You look up before you look through October. Deacons,
around. Just as you’ll never see a sunrise by look- teachers, members, and church
ing west, it is difficult to be happy if you never staff will make door-to-door visits and phone calls
look to God. Positive, healthy Christians will to church members, guests and prospects for a time
interpret all by first looking to Christ. of prayer & praise!

At the close of a Los Angeles Crusade, a Time


magazine article quoted a liberal minister as say-
ing, “I believe he’s putting the church back 50 What a wonderful day we had last Sunday. You
years.” Dr. Graham who never responds to critics outdid yourself in Sunday School! 1,370 was
referred to the remark with kindness and humor: awesome! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
“I’m afraid I’ve failed. I had hoped to put the We had over 200 guests - many of whom are
church back 2000 years.” looking for a church home. Preschool, children,
I’ll see you Sunday, students, college, and adults all exceeded their
goals.
Then, to top it all off, a dynamite Worship Service
at Heritage Sunday night. What a choir! What a
message! What a great time to be together with a
sister church. Thanks to every class, outreach
leader, teacher, and member for a job well done.
Holli Hinote (4/3/11)
By Transfer of Letter
Mike and Nancy Stephens (4/3/11)
By Transfer of Letter

A thank you card was received in the church


office from Kent Harwell and family.

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April 10, 2011
Schedule of Events Wednesday Night Meal
Sunday, April 10 April 13, 2011
8:10 a.m. Worship Service Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on
Sunday’s Music - April 10, 2011
9:20 a.m. Sunday School the Cob, Turnip Greens, Salad, Sanctuary Choir “He’s God”
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
5:00 p.m. Discipleship
Dessert, & Drink Courtney Corum, soloist
Monday, April 11 April 20, 2011 Offertory George Hammett
5:00 p.m. Outreach Hamburger w/ Trimmings, French Fries,
Special Music Don Messick
6:15 p.m. Admin. Deacons Baked Beans, Salad, Dessert, & Drink
“My Reward”
Tuesday, April 12 $5.00 Adult $2.00 Children
5:30 p.m. Aerobics (Max. $15.00 per family)
Wednesday, April 13 Sunday’s Music - April 17, 2011
5:15 p.m. Fellowship Meal Sunday School Totals Sanctuary Choir “Be Glad”
5:45 p.m. Acteens April 3, 2011 Amy Blake, soloist
6:30 p.m. Mission Groups Preschool...114 (Goal 100)
Prayer Meeting Children...130 (Goal 100) Sweet Assurance (Ladies Trio)
Adult Choir “I Should Have Been Crucified”
Orchestra Practice
Students...137 (Goal 123)
Men’s Small Groups Adults...989 (Goal 881)
Total...1,370 (Goal 1,206)
Thursday, April 14
10:00 a.m. Forever Fit
5:30 p.m. Aerobics Weekly Giving “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are
April 3, 2011 convinced that one died for all, and therefore
Friday, April 15
7:30 p.m. Sandi Patty Concert
General Budget all died. And he died for all, that those who
$60,060.29 live should no longer live for themselves but
Saturday, April 16 Building Fund for him who died for them and was raised
7:30 p.m. Youth Dinner $7,007.00 again.” 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
and Auction
Annie Armstrong
___________________ $6,003.34 (to date)

Sunday, April 17
8:10 a.m. Worship Service
9:20 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
5:00 p.m. Discipleship
Monday, April 18
5:00 p.m. Outreach
Tuesday, April 19
10:00 a.m. Forever Young
5:30 p.m. Aerobics
Wednesday, April 20
5:15 p.m. Fellowship Meal
5:45 p.m. Acteens
6:30 p.m. Mission Groups
Prayer Meeting
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Thursday, April 21
10:00 a.m. Forever Fit
5:30 p.m. Aerobics Montgomery, Alabama 36109
4505 Atlanta Highway
Eastmont Baptist Church
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