First Tuesday with guest Conrad Fisher

Tuesday, November 6th

Creative Workshop Recording Studio

2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Potluck style lunch at noon

Guest speaker at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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Dickey Lee, one of GIFT’s founders and friend to so many of you, first brought our attention to the talented young man, Conrad Fisher who will be our guest this month. Dickey does a great job of befriending and encouraging new talents like Conrad and he will introduce him Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you then!

An energetic old soul who writes and plays music steeped in Americana roots, Conrad Fisher, 24, hails from Eastern Pennsylvania. Raised Mennonite, he grew up listening to Appalachian folk music played by his family on homemade instruments. Soon he was playing guitar and writing songs of his own influenced by the music of John Prine, Bob Mcdill, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Jason Isbell. Fisher joined a local band when he was 17 and became the group's leader and manager 3 years later. He continued to perform throughout the Northeast and Canada. In January 2018 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in songwriting. He works for an undertaker at night to support his music habit during the day.

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"For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves.

It is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast."

~ Ephesians 2: 8-9

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

First Tuesday with guest Buddy Greene

Tuesday, October 2nd
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Potluck style lunch at noon
Guest speaker at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, Buddy Greene has been performing for audiences since the tender age of ten, but his first big break came when, as a young man, he landed a position in country superstar Jerry Reed’s band. By 1984, Buddy and wife Vicki had moved to Nashville where he was able to more fully develop as a musician, entertainer, and songwriter.

In 1986, Buddy released his first solo recording, a self-titled debut of original gospel music and he began touring the country as a featured performer with gospel greats Bill and Gloria Gaither. Over the last 30+ years, Buddy has performed across America, made numerous trips abroad, and released twenty recording projects.

Buddy’s latest project, Looking Back, provides a strong summary statement of Buddy’s journey as a Christian, songwriter, instrumentalist, and skillful interpreter of songs.

Many of you have seen the video of Buddy in Carnegie Hall performing his standing ovation inducing classical music performance as well as his many appearances on Gaither's Homecoming. Join us as we are blessed by this great man's talents and testimony.

Attendees will receive a copy of Looking Back on CD.


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"Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song,
and his praise and congregation of saints"

~ Psalm 149:1

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

First Tuesday with Jerry Winfield

First Tuesday with Jerry Winfield


Jerry Winfield is the pastor of Oak Valley Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee. Prior to that, he was the pastor of the Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville since 1993. He received the bachelor of arts degree from Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, Mississippi; the master of divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; and the doctor of ministry degree from Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He and his wife Jane are the parents of Julie and Jake. Jerry will bless us with a powerful message from God's Word and his teaching will inspire and encourage us! 

GIFT Concert & Picnic 2018

GIFT Picnic with live music
by Dan Shafer and Brooks Forsyth

 

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Tuesday, June 5th at noon
Azalea Park Shelter
next to
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

Cool Ice Cream Sandwiches from Oliver's Ice Box!
 

Dan Shafer was in a number of bands growing up, then got into recording jingles, for everything from beverage companies to TV shows, including Transformers. When his son turned 11, the family found out he had Crohn’s Disease and Dan had to get a job that offered insurance, so he became a salesman for a beverage company. Fast forward to 2017 and Dan was selected to perform on season 11 of NBC's The Voice, an opportunity to pick up music where he left off 30 years ago. Blake Shelton picked Shafer as a team member and he advance to the battle rounds. The videos of his performances on The Voice have been viewed several million times on YouTube.

Brooks Forsyth is a musician and songwriter from Boone, North Carolina. Brooks' musical style encompasses a variety of genres, particularly within Americana: folk, country blues, bluegrass and roots rock. His versatile guitar style consists of both flatpicking and fingerpicking. He just recorded an album with Buzz and Parker Cason at Creative Workshop. He's an accomplished guitarist and singer you will enjoy!

 

Thanks for your faithfulness to the Lord and to GIFT!
We will return to First Tuesdays in September.
Have a great summer!


 

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"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand,
that He may lift you up in due time.
Cast your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."

~ I Peter 5:6-7

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

 

First Tuesday with Hal Hadden

Tuesday, May 1st
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204
Potluck style lunch at noon
Guest speaker at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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Hal Hadden founded Christian Leadership Concepts, Inc. in 1982 with a passion for teaching and mentoring men to deepen their relationship with our Lord and with other believing men. This passion has brought thousands of men to experience CLC, and continues through a book he wrote and published in 2017, Love Jesus. He is an avid bicyclist and NASCAR fan. Hal and his wife Linda have three adult daughters and five grandchildren.


 
Mark your calendars:

GIFT Family Picnic featuring singer/songwriters
Brooks Forsyth and Dan Shafer.

Tuesday, June 5 at noon
Azalea Park Shelter in Berry Hill

 

 
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"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess for He who promised is faithful."
~ Hebrews 10:23

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.
 

GIFT News: Barbara Baker & Dickey Lee

Barbara Baker inducted into SOURCE Hall of Fame


Congratulations to Barbara Baker, faithful member and board member of GIFT on her honor as a 2018 inductee into the SOURCE Hall of Fame. SOURCE is a prestigious music industry organization.

Read more about it HERE.
 

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Dickey Lee to embark on mission trip to India


Prayer is requested for our brother, Dickey Lee, who flies off to india with his daughter Mandy and a group from Forest Hills Baptist Church.

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First Tuesday with Greg Nelson

Tuesday, April 3rd
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204
Potluck style lunch at noon
Guest speaker at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.
 

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Greg Nelson is a Contemporary Christian producer, songwriter and orchestrator. He has produced recordings for Sandi Patty, Steve Green, Twila Harris, Wayne Watson and many other notable artists. He has 20 Dove awards and over 30 nominations along with seven Grammy Award winning recordings and is a 2018 inductee into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

His modern oratorio, Saviour, co-written with  Bob Farrell, continues to be performed in the United States, Europe and Russia.

Greg continues to speak on subjects of songwriting, producing and artistry at colleges and universities, mentoring young "creatives" in the U.S., Russia, India and Taiwan. Greg and his wife Pam consider their most important work these days to be nurturing and counseling their children and grandchildren.

Attendees will receive a copy of Greg's book Runaway Horse.

 


 

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"Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."
~ Ecclesiastes 12:13

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

First Tuesday with Sam Boyd

Tuesday, March 6th
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204
Potluck style lunch at noon
Guest speaker at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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We'll kick off 2018 with Sam Boyd as our special guest speaker this First Tuesday.

Dr. Sam Boyd is the Senior Pastor of Forest Hills Baptist Church since 2007. Before coming to Forest Hills, Sam pastored churches in Illinois, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.

A Tennessee native, Sam graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelors degree in architecture. He went to seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where he earned his Master of Divinity, Master of Religious Education, and a Doctor of Ministry degree.

Don't let the degrees fool you, though. Sam is a thoroughly down-to-earth preacher and teacher, known for sharing practical and often surprising principles from the scriptures. He's also known for his boldness; you'll never hear Sam water down the Bible, which he sees as an infallible guide for living and the story of God's love for us all.
 
"Sam is not only a gifted preacher of God's Word but also a loving and caring pastor of his Flock at Forest Hills. You may recall, Sam's wife, Carolyn was the spokesperson and face of the Ray Stevens Charity Golf Classic in 2016 and 2017 which benefitted ALS research as well as GIFT. Carolyn was a victim of the disease and passed away in September of 2017. She was the mother of three daughters and grandmother of nine grandchildren. Carolyn and Sam were married 41 years."
– Buzz


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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son,
that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not His son into the world to condemn the world
but that the world through Him might be saved."

~ John 3:16-17

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First Tuesday with Les Steckel

Tuesday, November 7th
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204
Potluck style lunch at noon
Guest speaker at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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We are honored to have Les Steckel as our special guest speaker this First Tuesday.

From 2005 to 2016, Les Steckel was the president/CEO of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), an organization he first got involved with in 1972 as a college football coach.

Les Steckel’s football coaching career spans over 30 years. After spending five years as a college coach at the University of Colorado and the U.S. Naval Academy, Steckel began his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1978. His experience includes serving as the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, whom he helped guide to the 2000 Super Bowl, and for the New England Patriots during their 1985 Super Bowl season as well as stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Minnesota Vikings, the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills.

A Golden Gloves boxing champion at the University of Kansas, Les graduated from college in 1968 with a triple-major bachelor’s degree in political science, social work and human relations. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as an infantry officer. He retired in 1998 as a Colonel after 30 years of service. Among numerous military awards, he received the Navy Commendation Medal.

After working for 44 years, Les is happily retired and as he says, "I highly recommend retirement!" He continues to enjoy his family and sharing his faith wherever he is called.

Don't miss hearing Les this First Tuesday!

 
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In all things we have full victory through God
who showed his love for us.
~ Romans 8:37

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