Updated September 22, 2021
CHURCH WIDE PRAYER MEETING: WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM IN CONFERNCE ROOM
We will pray together focusing on our vision for this year—growing deeper in our faith, becoming stronger as a church, and going farther out with the gospel. As we sense God leading us to a summer of prayer and fellowship, this prayer gathering will be an opportunity for us to seek the face of the Lord together.
We are starting our Adopt-a-College Student program where we pair college students with F.B.B.C. families. This is a great opportunity for our church families to love and disciple college-aged students. It will give our students a greater sense of belonging to our church-through simple interactions such as Sunday lunches, sending them text messages, or occasionally offering your home as a quiet place to study or do laundry. We will do regular follow-up with both families and students to check in and make sure everything is going great. Please contact Shelley Crooks with any questions or to sign up to participate in this ministry: email@example.com. There is more information available on the under the “Ministries” and “College tabs.”
Join us as we talk about an overview of the 27 books of the New Testament and their essential message. We will look at the historical setting, authorship, and important passages of each of the books in the New Testament. Pastor Chris is leading the class, Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, in room 208. A complementary book will be provided.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
On Tuesday, September 28th, we will begin the Bible study Jude: Contending for the Faith in Today's Culture by Jackie Hill Perry. Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 September 28-November 9 At FBBC Sign up at the women's ministry table in the foyer or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may purchase your own workbook, or contact Jenn Gilbert, and she will order one for you. Cost is $18.50.
Men's Discipleship has two options for gathering with other men for Bible study and fellowship. All men are welcome!
Rod Johnson is leading a group on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Atrium. Harold Arnold is leading a group on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in room 120. They are currently finishing Matthew. (Chapter 23) They usually spend 45 minutes going over the book, and then pray the last 15 minutes.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary, will be preaching at Frederick on October 3. Many will remember Dr. Iorg from his time pastoring here in St. Joseph. You will definitely want to be in worship on October 3rd to hear from this respected leader, author, and preacher.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOXES
We will be filling boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Boxes will be available Sunday, October 3 at a table in the foyer. The suggested donation of $9 per box helps cover the cost of processing, shipping and gospel materials. Each box should contain a toothbrush and a wash cloth. (We are unable to send toothpaste or any kind of candy due to custom reasons). Boxes need to be turned back in by Sunday, November 7. Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse and Franklin Graham, delivers these shoe boxes all over the world to areas where they are needed. Age-appropriate gospel materials are included in each box, explaining how each recipient can know Jesus Christ personally.
SIDE BY SIDE
Side by side is a group of single ladies who meet on the first Wednesday morning of each month to mutually support and encourage one another through community, prayer, and the study of God’s Word. The group will meet at 9:30 am on October 6 in the Atrium. Contact Vikki Crouch, 279-1112, or the church office for further information.
MEN’S DISCIPLESHIP KICKOFF BREAKFAST
The Men's Discipleship Group will be reconvening in October. There will be a free breakfast for all men in the church who are interested in being a part of the Men's Discipleship ministry. Join us Tuesday, October 19, at 7 am in the atrium for a breakfast fellowship. Please let us know your intent to come by signing-up on the sheet in the foyer.