First Connections: February 2020


Frank and to the Point

Awaken Nashville is a thirty-day call to prayer for the city of Nashville. It began on January 26 and extends through February 23, 2020. We are participating this year along with over 537 local churches in Middle Tennessee representing several denominations in a practice that resembles the prayer meetings that preceded the Great Awakening. It is not too late for you to join in with us! Read full article.

Two Tennessee Churches Work to Bridge Racial Divisions

We had breakfast together, along with five or six men from both churches—First Baptist of Nashville and First Baptist of Capitol Hill. We wanted to find a way to do something together that might demonstrate the gospel. We wanted to offer our city hope. Read full article.

200th Speaker Series: Dr. Kelly Miller Smith, Jr., February 16

The Reverend Dr. Kelly Miller Smith, Jr. is the pastor of First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill and will be our guest speaker, Sunday, Feb 16 at 10:30 in the Sanctuary. The congregation is invited to join Dr. Smith afterwards for a Q&A session and lunch. The cost of the lunch is $6 per person.

Dr. Fred Heifner Awarded

Dr. Fred Heifner was recently awarded the Virginia and Guy Thackston Liberal Arts Professorship at Cumberland University. This is the first professorship to be awarded in the 178-year history of the school, and came from the Thackston Family Foundation. Read full article. 

Volunteer at Second Harvest

Our church is planning to do a volunteer shift every single month for the rest of the year as part of our 200th Anniversary. The next dates coming up are: Monday, Feb. 24 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. (25 people needed); Saturday, March 28 | 1:30 – 4 p.m. (25 people needed); Saturday, April 18 | 9 a.m.- noon (25 people needed); and Saturday, May 30 | 9 a.m.- noon (25 people needed). Click here for more information on how to sign up.

Concert Featuring Belmont University String Chamber Orchestra and Organist Kenneth Varner

Sunday, Feb. 16 | 3:00 p.m. | Sanctuary

Enjoy the first in a concert series to commemorate the 50th anniversary of our church’s 1970 Schantz Pipe Organ. The Belmont University String Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Gregg, will combine with Nashville First Baptist organist Kenneth Varner in an exciting concert.

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