Updated August 13, 2020
WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER
Come join us for church wide prayer meeting Wednesdays, 6:30 pm in the atrium.
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. Join us on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/wearerefuge
We meet Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, in the FBBC atrium. We would love to see you there! If you have questions, please see Tim and Kim Weddle.
FAMILY MEETING AUGUST 23
Church family, bring your dinner and plan to join us for a family picnic August 23 at 5:00 pm in the field between the two buildings. We’ll eat together, and then we’ll have the Q & A for elders and then our quarterly business meeting in the Worship Center. This will be a great time for us to fellowship as a church family!
Make plans now to attend the September 25 Marriage Seminar 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, email@example.com.
With the school year just around the corner, we are going to be restarting 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 Shelly Crooks with any questions or to sign up to participate in this ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is more information available on the church website under the ‘Ministries’ and ‘College tabs.’
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.
You are invited to attend a training time on practical ways in which you can help someone grow in their relationship with Jesus. Paul Damery will be leading the class on the Wednesday evenings of September 2nd and 9th, from 6:30 to 8 pm, in room 112. Materials and light snacks will be provided. Contact Pastor Chris (email@example.com) with any questions.
SOUTH SIDE WORK TEAM SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
We are looking for some men to volunteer for a work day doing rebuild projects on homes impacted by the flooding on the South end of Saint Joseph. There will be sub-floor, insulation, drywall, and some clean-up work.
There are two shifts: 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm, with a lunch served in-between. Equipment will be provided, but please bring along any tools of your own that you would prefer to work with. Meet at the parking lot of Journey
Baptist Church (5708 King Hill Ave.). There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer for those wanting to volunteer. Please contact Kevin Davies (816-752-4810) with any questions.
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.