Sunday November 23, 2014 

2:30-5:30 @ Second Baptist Church

Join us for afternoon worship and a reception

We have rounded the corner into fall and are in the last season of enjoying Steve Hartman as our senior pastor at Third Church. His eighteen years have been a time of fruitful growth for the church as our ministry has stretched across the metro region and around the globe, in new places and among new peoples. He has faithfully encouraged us in personal discipleship as well as corporate maturing. What a gift God provided Third by way of Steve’s ministry!

Because we expect that all of us will want to thank God in joyful worship and thank Steve, Susie, Tiffany and John in person for their ministry and friendship, we are planning a Celebration Sunday: a time of rejoicing in worship for God's faithful care of Third and honoring Steve for his faithful shepherding of our community.

On November 23, 2014 – the Sunday before Thankgiving – our whole church is invited to join together at 2:30 p.m., along with Steve's family and friends, for an afternoon service of worship and a reception to honor and thank the Hartmans. Second Baptist Church on River Road (at the Corner of River and Gaskins--map at right) is generously providing their lovely, large facilities for all of us to celebrate together on this special day!

A paper invitation will arrive at members' houses soon, and you can look below for additional details on childcare and registration arrangements.  

Remember: there will be no morning worship or Sunday School at our Forest Avenue location that day.

Please join us in prayer for November 23 to be a day of great rejoicing for our church! 



In preparation for this big day, we have special opportunities for those of you who would like to express their love and gratitude to Steve by serving on Celebration Sunday.

We need people to help with hospitality and with parking, as well as people who want to sing in the choir or play an instrument during worship. Use the following contact information if any of these areas speak to your heart:

Hospitality (greeters or ushers): Laura King, 804-357-7241(cell), (that is 'zero'5 not a letter 'o') or

Parking: Abe Lincoln, 804-921-8080 (cell), 

Music: John White,282-4645 x 104,



There is no cost to attend the reception, but we do ask that you register so that we no how many people will be with us and can plan an overflow room if necessary.  You can let us know you'll be there by clicking the link at the top of the page, or by calling the church office during normal business hours: 804-282-4645

Childcare Information:

Childcare for children 5 and under will be available during Worship and reception AT OUR OWN FORST AVE. Location.  Because Second Baptist is a few minutes away from Third and we expect the service to be very full, please plan on dropping off your young children between 1:45 and 2:00 to be sure you can get to Second Baptist and find a place.  More details on the logistics of childcare will be made available on this page as we get closer to Celebration Sunday.