Updated November 25, 2020
There will be NO activities at FBBC on Wednesday, November 25, and the office will be closed Thursday, November 26.
Beginning on Tuesday, December 1st, the Men's Discipleship Group is beginning a 12-week study on the Book of Galatians. All men are invited! We meet Tuesday mornings at 7 am in the church atrium (coffee and donuts are included).
Please make plans to join us on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in room 112 for Equip U. Together, we will read and discuss David Mathis’ book Habits of Grace (the book is complementary if you are part of the class). Please contact Pastor Chris with any questions.
4 years old through 1st grade are welcome! Children will be dismissed at the end of the song service, and escorted to the Noah’s Ark room for a Bible lesson. They will return to the Worship Center at the close of the service.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY BRUNCH
Ladies, join us for brunch on Saturday, December 5, 9-11 am. Come for food and fellowship and hear about a fresh vision for women’s ministry at FBBC. Sign up in the foyer, or see Jenn Gilbert, Vera Hartman, or Jess Fjellman for more information.
CROSS CONFERENCE DECEMBER 12/29 & 12/30
We invite you to join us for a livestream of the Cross Conference, a two day opportunity to hear about how you can join with others in making the name of Jesus known around the world. Speakers include John Piper, David Platt, Kevin DeYoung, and Tripp Lee. There is no cost, and you may sign up in the foyer or by contacting the church office.
VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER FOOD KITCHEN
With the flooding on the South-end of St. Joseph, many families are scrambling to get prepared for winter. The leadership at the Food Kitchen have had many requests for warm clothing (both adult and children's sizes), items such as: coats, stocking caps, gloves, socks, long underwear, and blankets. There are collection boxes in the foyer of the church for those items if you are able to donate. Thank you!
NEW COMMUNITY GROUP CLASS
Have you wanted to be part of a Community Group, but haven’t been able to be at church? A new 'virtual' Community Group has started. The class is intended for those who, because of health considerations, are advised to avoid contact with others in public gatherings.
Rick Loft is leading the weekly online group via Zoom. The time of the meeting will be during the Community Group time (9:40 to 10:20 a.m.) on Sunday mornings.
LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering enable International Mission Board Missionaries to live and work at the forefront of a lost world and extend Gospel witness through their full time ministry. Please be in prayer as to what the Lord would have you give. The goal this year is $94,500. The 2020 Week of Prayer for International Missions is
November 29-December 6.
The Lottie Moon Post Office is an opportunity for FBBC attenders to ‘send’ Christmas cards to other attenders. It is only 25 cents to ‘mail’
a card. The Lottie Moon Post Office will start Sunday, December 6. We are looking for community groups or several individuals to serve the post office. If you are able to, or, for more information call the church office (233-2824).
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
We will again have a Christmas Eve service so that we can together celebrate the birth of our Savior. Details will come soon, but plan to join us on Christmas Eve!
BOOKS FOR 2020
Just like last year, we’re encouraging everyone to pick a book to read for 2020. In addition to the ones we made available last year, we’ve added three books:
- Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper
- Gospel Above All by JD Greear
- Something Needs to Change by David Platt
Each of these books focus on the priority of the gospel and how we live that out—no matter the cost. Pick up one of these three—or one of the books from last year—from our bookshelf in the foyer.
BIBLE READING FOR 2020
As part of our focus on growing as disciples, we will read through the Bible together in 2020. We have reading plans available at a table in the foyer along with an opportunity to purchase a Bible at a discounted cost.