Updated October 17, 2019
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOXES
We will be filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Boxes are available at a table in the foyer. The suggested donation of $9 per box helps cover the cost of processing, shipping and including gospel materials. Each box should contain a toothbrush and a wash cloth (Please note, we are unable to send toothpaste or any kind of candy due to custom reasons). If you would like to purchase a deflated soccer ball for $4 contact Peggy Perriman (294-2626). You should also include an air pump in the box for the ball.
Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse and Franklin Graham. These shoe boxes are delivered across the world, along with the Gospel message to give each recipient a chance to know Jesus Christ. Deadline to turn in boxes is November 3.
THREE CHALLENGES FOR 2019
At the beginning of this year, we lined out three challenges for every person at Frederick—we’d love to see every person doing these three things this year. If you’ve not done these yet, it’s not too late! And let us know how God has been working in your life through each of these.
1. Read through the Bible (the reading plan is at the welcome desk)
2. Join a community group
3. Read one of six books (they can be checked out from the library or can be purchased from the bookshelf in the foyer)
As we are seeking the Lord’s direction for us as a church, we are committing to gathering for prayer once a month throughout the rest of this year. Would you commit to coming to our next prayer time Sunday, October 20 at 6:30 PM? Let’s join together as we seek the Lord!
CHURCH WIDE PRAYER MEETING: WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM
Come join us for church wide prayer meeting Wednesdays, 6:30 pm in room 208. The conference room is located on the north side of the building at the end of the hall.
MICAH FRIES—OCTOBER 27
Micah Fries, a former pastor at FBBC, will be with us and preaching on October 27. The focus of the sermon will be about how Jesus is the head and hero of the church, from Colossians 1. It’s definitely a sermon that you won’t want to miss. This would also be a great day to invite someone to come with you!
Equip U is a group book study intended to help you grow in your knowledge of the Bible and skills for ministry. The first book that we are going through together is God's Big Picture, by Vaughan Roberts. It is designed to be an overview of the bible--showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the Kingdom of God. The author provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding. And he points you to the Bible's supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation that comes through him alone. Join us on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8 p.m. in room 208. You will receive the book free of charge. All are welcome!
SECOND HARVEST MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY
We will be at it again this Friday (10-18), and we need volunteers to help organize and distribute the food. We will organize the help by running two shifts: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 10 a.m. to noon. If you have not previously signed up, and want to volunteer to help for one (or both) of the shifts, there is a sign-up sheet in the foyer. Please contact Pastor Chris with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Halloween we’re going to have an opportunity to reach out to our community with the good news of Jesus. How do we do that? We want to equip you to reach out to your neighbors this Halloween. Handouts will be available Sunday, October 20 and 27 in the foyer to pick up and give to kids as they come by your home. It’s a great way to share the Gospel message with those in your neighborhood.
PRIMETIME 50+ GIVING THANKS MEAL
Senior Adult Giving Thanks Dinner will be Thursday, November 14, Noon in the Atrium. It is $7 per person for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Tickets will be on sale starting Sunday, October 27. Purchase them from the church office or from Chris Hagan. If you need a ride on the bus please contact the church office (233.2824). Brian Arnold, will be speaking and playing music. He has a story of hope. After losing his leg at the age of six and the use of his arm at 26. Brian knows how to live thru adversity. He is known for his music, being a pianist, and for being motivational speaker, encouraging us to look to Christ in the midst of trials.
Refuge is a group of young adults who want to create a bond by studying God's Word together, growing stronger in the Lord, and spreading His love throughout the community. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, in the FBBC atrium. We would
love to see you there! If you have questions, please see Pastor Scott or Tim and Kim Weddle. Join us on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/wearerefuge