FRANK TRIPP, JR. COMPUTER LAB
Celebrating our Tenth Anniversary March 2004–2014
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 305 South Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama
Campus Site: 203 Huff Community Ministries Building (use Perry Street entrance) [Free parking in lot just south and adjoining the Huff Community Ministries Building.]

Whether you are an adult just beginning to use a computer or are well experienced but want to find easier, more efficient procedures, you will find answers in each of the classes. Microsoft Windows7 Home Premium and Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student software and security packages are installed on each of the 20 workstations in the Frank Tripp, Jr. Computer Lab.

The Frank Tripp, Jr. Computer Lab is one of the Community Ministries of the First Baptist Church. You do not have to be a member of the First Baptist Church to register and attend.
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Standing (L to R): Charlotte Moseley, Edna Shell [the 300th graduate], Georgia Jackson, Barbara Mincey, and Linda Starnes Seated (L to R): Kim Weaver, Lil Wilkinson, Jean Scoggins, and Loretta Martin. Not Pictured: Nanette Simmons, and Mac McGee (Leader/Presenter). Photographed February 25, 2010.
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Registration for the Frank Tripp, Jr. Computer Lab continues for the next classes. The next Adult Introductory Computer Class is scheduled beginning Monday, September 8 through September 11, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM each day. The next Senior Adult Internet/Electronic Mail Computer Class is scheduled beginning Monday, September 15 through September 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon each day. Please contact Mrs. Mary Virginia Crum (Email mvcrum@montgomeryfbc.org or call 334.241.5180) to register for either Class or both Classes.

There is no registration fee or any charge. Early registration—by 4:00 PM, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 for the class beginning September 8, 2014 or by 4:00 PM, Thursday, September 11, 2014 for the class beginning September 15, 2014—will help us in planning to meet your requests.

For senior adults who are enrolled in the Internet/Electronic Mail Computer Classes beginning Monday, September 15 through September 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon each day:

On Wednesday September 17, 2014, these enrollees are invited to bring their own “laptop or tablet” with Windows 8.1+ installed for use during the overview and Q&A session on Windows 8.1+. A guest leader/instructor will lead this session. [On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, each Senior adult enrolled will be able to participate with or with out a “laptop or tablet” which has Windows 8.1+ installed”]

Mac McGee will be our leader for the Adult Introductory Class. Gene Bryan will be our leader for the Senior Adult Internet/Electronic Mail Class. Many of the adults who have completed Gene Bryan’s class found it was most helpful to them to have first completed Mac McGee’s class. On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Tyler Stuart will be our guest leader presenting an overview and Q&A session on Windows 8.1+. Senior adults, registered for the Internet/Electronic Mail Computer Class scheduled to begin Monday, September 15 through September 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon each day, are invited to bring their own “laptop or tablet or tablet” (with Windows 8.1+ installed) to class on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 for use during the overview and Q&A session on Windows 8.1+. Registration is anticipated because we have only 19 workstations available for seating. [Please note: On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, each senior adult registered and present will be able to participate with or without a “laptop or tablet.”]

We are thankful and honored to have the leadership of Mac McGee as volunteer Leader/Facilitator and editor of Part I and Part II of the manual “Introduction to the Personal Computer, A basic instruction program designed for Senior Adults” (Manual). Prior to January 15, 2004, Mac assisted Frank Tripp, Jr. in the assembly and installation of our present work stations. Mac McGee has faithfully and most capably served as Leader/Facilitator for each Introductory Class since the beginning our first class in March 2004. In addition to the “Manual,” Mac’s use of printed handouts and demonstrations and his efforts to make the sessions “FUN” for the participants (The acronym “FUN” stands for: Focus, Unending Quest, for Nowledge.) has added greatly to the effectiveness of his leadership and instruction.

We are thankful  and honored to have the leadership of Emogene “Gene” Bryan. She has faithfully and most capably served as volunteer Leader/Presenter and editor of the Internet Electronic Mail, Part III, of the manual “Introduction to the Personal Computer, A basic instruction program designed for Senior Adults.” We are thankful and honored to have the leadership of Gene Bryan as Leader/Presenter for each Internet/Email (Advanced) class from the initial March 2004 class. In addition to the Manual, Gene uses the Church’s digital projector in her instructional program. Gene also provides Email lesson plans, additional source materials, and projects which each participant could forward (Email) from his/her Frank Tripp, Jr. Computer Lab station to his/her own computer at home.

The volunteer Director of the Frank Tripp, Jr. Computer Lab is Dr. W. Ed. Truitt, 334.274.0759. He has served in this opportunity to spread the “Good News of Jesus Christ” through the Frank Tripp, Jr. Computer Lab since early February 2004.







On July 4, 2005, Rev. Kenny Hoomes assumed the responsibilities of Associate Pastor for Spiritual Maturity/Senior Adults which includes the Frank Tripp, Jr. Computer Lab. [We are thankful for Dr. Jay Wolf’s and the late Dr. Chester H. Jernigan’s leadership (April 1, 1997—July 3, 2005) in developing, planning and executing programs in which we, as Senior Adults, can participate.] We are thankful for Rev. Kenny Hoomes and his continuing leadership and assistance. We are also thankful for the First Baptist Church Senior Adult Council for their support, encouragement and assistance.