Updated September 10, 2020
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.
WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER
Come join us for church wide prayer meeting Wednesdays, 6:30 pm in the atrium.
Make plans now to attend the September 25 Marriage Night that we will be hosting here in the Frederick Worship Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. We will be joining with thousands of couples in churches from around the country for a one night, Christ-centered, marriage strengthening event. Come, and be encouraged to not only deepen your marriage commitments, but to also better understand how to honor God in this covenant relationship. Speakers include Matt and Lauren Chandler, Conway and Jada Edwards, Les and Leslie Parrott, and comedy by Michael Jr. Register by going to https://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/3535 and then you will need to enter code MNFBBCFREE2020 or sign up in the foyer. There is no cost to you to attend. If you have questions please email Chris Geyer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church is working on the Caring Well initiative, which is a plan for churches to work to prevent abuse and care well for those who have experienced abuse. We have put together a team of people who are ready and available to minister to those among us who have gone through the various kinds of abuse that are all too often evident in our world: physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual. If you have or are experiencing these tragedies, we are here for you. Your first point of contact is Vikki Crouch, our biblical counselor, and she may be reached at 816-279-1112. She will help you and begin guiding how any of our team members could also minister to you.
The Men's Ministry will be meeting Tuesday mornings in the Atrium of the church from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served.
Online registration for “at church” Awana has been closed. If you would still like to register for virtual Awana, or sign up as a volunteer, please contact Chris Ellis email@example.com or Jenny Binder firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning Wednesday evening, September 23, Equip U classes are starting back up. Together, we will read and discuss Timothy Paul Jones' book Christian History Made Easy (the book is complementary if you are part of the class). Please make plans to join us on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in room 112. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer. Please contact Pastor Chris with any questions.
DAY OF HOPE
Day of Hope is a one day event where churches in St. Joseph and
Christian organizations come together to bless those neighbors in our area who are struggling. FBBC is partnering with Pivitol Point to provide 400 personal hygiene kits. We will start collecting items September 27-October 18. Drop off items to the office or in the containers in the foyer. If you would like to help Pivitol Point put the kits together please call the office. Here are the items we are collecting:
Bars of soap
Female hygiene products
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOXES
We will be filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Boxes will be available Sunday, October 4 at a table in the foyer. Please think about how many boxes you would like to fill. 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, however, 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 1.
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 to help the recipients to Jesus Christ through receiving a shoe box.
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.