II Corinthians 2:14 – 16

“In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, He brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation – an aroma redolent with life…”

II Corinthians 2:14 – 16

Tonight’s the night! OPENING DAY has arrived! There’s a newness about this day – a freshness in the air, a sweet aroma that reminds me of hot apple pie fresh out of the oven. The victories and trials of the past are behind us and that which lies ahead is the great plan God has made for you and me. This season, by the grace of God, we will make a difference in the lives of our friends and family members. This season, for the glory of God, we will lead our church in worship. This season, with God as our strength and guide, we will follow Him wherever He leads and when we look back we will find that eternity has changed for us and for those God has placed in our lives.

It’s Opening Day and I hope you’ve made plans to be here! At 6:30pm we will gather in the Worship Center to discover together the great plan God has for those of us involved in the Christian Arts Ministry here at First Baptist.

To those of you who have been faithful members of CAM I say, “Job well done! And I’m looking forward to serving again with you in this coming season! I hope you will take time tonight to invest your life in the new people who will be here searching for a place to serve.”

To those of you who are new to CAM or just checking us out I say, “Welcome! We’re excited about the opportunity to get to know you and we look forward to serving with you.” Being involved in CAM means that every week you have the opportunity to encourage someone in their walk with Christ. Through your service you will draw people into the worship of God.

This is going to be the best season yet! I look forward to seeing you all tonight as we get under way!

Love y’all, God Bless,


II Corinthians 2:14 – 16

“In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, He brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation – an aroma redolent with life…”

II Corinthians 2:14 – 16

Notes to Notice

Christmas Plans – “Christmas | Past…Present…Eternal”

This December we’ll celebrate Christmas all month long! How!?

The first weeks of December we’ll celebrate with a dinner theater:

“As Time Goes By” – A lifetime of Christmas traditions and celebrations through the eyes of faith, family & Friends.

Written by our very own, Randy Thomas, this funny and family-focused drama will capture your heart as it captures the heart of Christmas throughout multiple generations.

This is not musical theater – but a three act play. We’ll need volunteers for acting, stage craft, costuming, technical arts, hosting, food services and everything in between. To audition or volunteer contact Randy Thomas,, or Chad Balthrop,

AUDITIONS for “As Time Goes By”

Wednesday, September 6th & 13th, 6:30pm

Locations TBA

Parts will be announced Wednesday, September 20th

REHEARSALS for “As Time Goes By”

Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18, 25 | November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:30 – 8:00pm

Sunday, November 5, 12, 19, 26 | 4:00 – 6:00pm

Saturday, December 2 – all or half day with TECH

Monday, December 4th – Tech or all

Tuesday, December 5th – Tech or all

Locations TBA

This year we’re expanding the number of performances from one weekend to two! The program will run Wednesday – Saturday. Be watching here for exact details!

Sunday Night, December 10th

“Christmas | Past…Present…Eternal” with the Celebration Choir and Praise Band, Instrumental Ensemble, KICK & PreKICK Choirs!

During this great concert we’ll share Christmas music and family Christmas stories…stories of Christmas past, present and eternal!


Celebration Choir, Praise Band & Instrumental Ensemble Wednesday Nights

KICK Sunday Nights

PreKICK Wednesday Nights

Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, December 9th, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Sunday, December 10th, 4:00pm – Concert time!

Sunday Night, December 17th

“A Family Christmas HomeComing” with the Families of FBCO.

This is the night we sing our favorite Christmas songs as a congregation. This year we’ll have a twist – our special music will come from families within FBCO. Great music combined with stories of family Christmas traditions will make this a night people won’t forget.

Rehearsal – Sunday, December 17th @ 4:00pm

Service – Sunday, December 17th @ 6:00pm

Christmas Eve – Sunday Night, December 24th

Every year our Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service is standing room only! This year we will pack the Worship Center TWICE – with two, hour long opportunities for the people of our community to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

We’ll ask every available Choir, Praise Band, Instrumental Ensemble, KICK and Tech member to be available for BOTH Christmas Eve Services.

Christmas Eve Rehearsal 4:00pm

Christmas Eve FIRST SERVICE 5:00pm

Christmas Eve SECOND SERVICE 7:00pm

Character Auditions – Leaders & Locations for TONIGHT!

Tonight, when we break into our small groups this is where you should and who you should go with. If you’re not sure where you should go, pick the group that interests you most. If you serve in more than one group pick the one you are the most involved in or the one where you need fresh information.

Worship Center

· All TECH Personnel Back House Left Melissa Tyndall (for the first 10 minutes)

· Sound Booth Sound Personnel Steve Wilkinson

· Sound Booth Video Christi Smith

· Back House Left Producers Melissa Tyndall

· Back House Right Lighting Vanessa Kehl

· Back House Center Ushers Ed Robertson

· Front House Left Prayer Team Tommie Harms

· Front House Right Instrumental Ensemble Londa Balthrop

· Front House Center Drama Paul Kemp

· Platform Set Construction / Design Debbie Nill / Darin Harrison

theCompass Bookstore theCompass Volunteers Ellen Wehn

Area 400 Broadcast Ministry Helen DeClue

The Green Room Praise Band Chad Balthrop

Room 800 Celebration Choir Wendi Stacy

Celebration Choir in the PM Service

Be watching here for more details! This season the Celebration Choir will lead a couple of times during our Sunday PM, New Community Service – Dates to be announced!

Praise Teams

Everyone who auditioned for Praise Teams did a great job. This semester we’ll also have some impromptu Praise Teams that serve in our PM services, so if your name is not listed below, don’t fret – there are places for you to sing yet! Below are listed the Sunday AM Teams.

September | December | March | June

S – Lori Thrun

S – Helen DeClue

A – Michelle Maxwell

A – Cindy DeWitt

T – Greg Hall

B – Brad Williams

October | January | April | July

S – Brenda Henderson

S – Wendi Stacy

A – Misty Brown

A – Melissa Tyndall

T – Vance Henderson

B – Steve Cole

November | February | May | August

S – Vanessa Kehl

S – Merilee Purnell

A – Susan Thomas

A – Lindy Dwyer

T – Jim Brown

B – Darin Harrison

House Cleaning – the Logistics of Details

Online Blog

Catch current and previous issues of theScore online @

Online CamCast, PodCast

Heard of PodCasting? Now you can subscribe to the CamCast! CamCast is a new way I can get music and information delivered directly to your computer, iPod or other mp3 player. Using iTunes, Yahoo Music, Google Music or any other free PodCatcher you can subscribe to the CamCast and your reader will automatically inform you when updates are made. Sometimes these updates will be mp3 files of songs we are about do. Sometimes they will be devotional or informational. Subscribe today and have access to all the songs we’re giving you on CD. Stay tuned – there’s more to come! How do I subscribe?

Visit and click the CAMCAST button located on the right side of the page, then follow the instructions. OR

Copy this link into your iTunes software.

Online Resources

At you can now click FBCO RESOURCES – then select Christian Arts Ministry. Under that heading you will find several categories – under Order of Service & Support Files you will find the order of service for this week and in the other categories you will find the music charts that go along with the songs in the Order of Service. Mostly this is Praise Band music, but some of these charts include Instrumental Ensemble music and ALL of them include VOCALS – hopefully this can be a resource for us all in the coming days!

Weekly Schedule Reminder

Here are the CALL TIMES for a typical SUNDAY AM – Remember, ON TIME = EARLY | EARLY = READY and from 8:30 – 8:50 we’ll clear the platform and all meet in Fellowship Hall for a light, continental style breakfast and for last minute instructions, prayer & consecration. I look forward to seeing everyone there!


Þ 7:15am TECH PREP

Þ 7:30 Drama Sound Check and Rehearse

Þ 7:45 Praise Band Sound Check

Þ 8:00 Instrumental Ensemble

Þ 8:15 Special Music

Þ 8:20 Celebration Choir

Þ 8:30 Stage Clear, Doors Open, Background Music & Announcements Run

Þ 8:50 Countdown begins

Þ 8:55 Prelude – Live, instrumental, congregational or choir…

Þ 9:00 Service Begins


Þ 6:00pm Instrumental Ensemble WC

Þ 6:30 Celebration Choir | Tech Prep RM 800 & WC

Þ 7:00 Praise Band with IE WC


Þ 7:30 Drama Team RM 800

Þ 8:05 Praise Band & Praise Teams WC

Þ 9:00 Cookie Time!


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