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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First Tuesday with Dallas Frazier

Tuesday, October 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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 We are honored to have our good friend Dallas Frazier as our special guest speaker this First Tuesday!

Legendary songwriter Dallas Frazier, was born October 27, 1939 in Spiro, Oklahoma. and raised in the Bakersfield, California area. Dallas started to write songs by age eleven and in 1952, he started working for Ferlin Husky. At age fourteen, he signed with Capitol Records and had his first big hit in the summer of 1960 with the song “Alley Oop”. The Hollywood Argyles went to the #1 spot in the Billboard with it.

In late 1963, Dallas and his wife Sharon moved to Tennessee on a train. Again, he connected with his old friend Ferlin. He signed with Ferlin’s Publishing Company and soon got established as a writer with a promising future. Over the years, Dallas has written hundreds of songs and has left an indelible mark on the music industry. “Elvira”, “There Goes My Everything”, “If My Heart Had Windows”, “Mohair Sam”, “All I Have To Offer You Is Me” and “The Son Of Hickory Hollers Tramp” are just a few of the successful songs contained in his catalogue.

One of his most cherished honors was being inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Association, International Hall Of Fame in 1976. His taste and appreciation for music covers a vast range; from Bluegrass to Pavarotti. His roots are country but that didn’t stop him from developing a great love for the blues and other genres. He’s not a man that you can label or put in a box!

On the spiritual side, Dallas is a non-denominational Christian minister. For the most part he was retired from the music business from 1976 to 2006. Much of that time was spent in Christian ministry. From 1999 to 2006 he was the pastor of Grace Community Fellowship, a non-denominational church near White House, Tennessee. However, his creative aspirations are tugging at him again and he feels that God has confirmed to him that his greatest work is in the days ahead.

 


Mark your calendars: October 12 & 13

Ray Stevens Charity Golf Classic

Golf Tournament & Gala Dinner with music by Ray Stevens and Sugarcane Jane

Benefitting GIFT, Augie's Quest (ALS) and ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation
 
Learn more & sign up here: clubcorpcharityclassic.com/raystevens

 

 
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This is the day the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
~ Psalm 118:24

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First Tuesday with Carol M. Swain

Tuesday, September 5th
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 Carol M. Swain as our special guest speaker this First Tuesday in September!

Carol M. Swain is an award-winning political scientist, a former professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, and a lifetime member of the James Madison Society, an international community of scholars affiliated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Swain is passionate about empowering others to raise their voices in the public square. She is the author or editor of eight books and has been a frequent political commentator on several national television shows. And more importantly, she's a committed Christian.

Carol will be signing copies of her book Be The People. Free copies will be given out to the first fifty attendees. 


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Your Word, O Lord, is eternal: it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations.
You established the earth and it endures.
Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.
~ Psalm 119:89

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Concert & Picnic in the Park with Charlie McCoy - June 6

Tuesday, June 6th
Berry Hill Park
Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

(next to Creative Workshop)
12:00 PM

Please bring friends & family and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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Any musician in Nashville has heard of Charlie McCoy. A mainstay in Music City since the '60s, Charlie has played on dozens of hit records, including work for such legends as Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and many more. But the work that has distinguished this world-class harmonica player and multi-instrumentalist is contained on more than two dozen albums that Charlie has released as an artist over the past three decades. Charlie is known all over the world. He performs every year in Europe and Asia, most frequently France, Japan, and Denmark.

Come hear Charlie McCoy's exciting style of music as he shares stories of his life journey with you! This will be a rare Nashville appearance for the master instrumentalist. Event is potluck style. No admission fee. Donations to GIFT are welcome. More info about Charlie at CharlieMcCoy.com

Charlie will also be signing copies of his book Fifty Cents and a Box Top: The Creative Life of Nashville Session Musician Charlie McCoy. A copy of the book will be free to the first fifty attendees of the picnic!
 

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For by grace are ye 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 KJV

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