This Month at a Glance
Something to think about...
Show Love in Word and DeedOne of the reasons the gospel is so compelling and so believable is that Jesus didn't just teach us how to live and follow God. He showed us. The world is waiting for that beautiful picture to be demonstrated by each generation. We don't just show love in word. We don't just show love in deed. We show love in word and deed...." (Read more)
A Word from the Pastor - June 2015
We had a wonderful day in worship yesterday (5-17-15) dedicating 2 children to the Lord, Hadley Elliot and Jason Thomas. In addition, we recognized graduating seniors. As they close one chapter of their lives and begin a new one, we need to pray for them. We need to come alongside them and encourage them to remain faithful to God and His church. Church is never optional for Christian. A Christian separated from the church is like a body part separated from its body. It does not function like it should. A Christian who does not attend church on a regular basis is like a dying ember from a fire. God has saved us, recreated us, and added us to the body (church) where he wants us to be for our edification and encouragement. We are to function within that body growing in the image of Christ and serving our great King in such a way that the body is strengthened and Christ glorified.
We are already gearing up for summer activities here at FBC. Vacation Bible School is June 15-19. The Children Committee is busy planning some activities for summer. Jonathan is making plans to take the youth on a mission trip this summer. When they come back, I have asked Jonathan to plan some Backyard Bible Clubs. He will need some help from the adults. I hope someone will plan at least one (2 or 3) ice cream fellowships!
Our youth and children will promote classes in Sunday School on June 7.
I am excited about Family 101—Back to the Basics. This study is for our young adults with children or those who are planning on having children in the future. This will start in September. You will hear more about this as we go through the summer.
The Pressing Forward in Faith capital campaign for the new addition on the Fellowship Hall building will take place on June 11. You should have already received something in the mail about this. I hope that you all will be there! Bro. Willie will be our guest speaker.
Bro. Willie will also be with us July 26-29. We will have the first Revival services that we have had in a few years. This is important in the life of our church. I ask you to put those dates on your calendar and make plans to be here. Begin praying now!
Let me encourage you to pray for your pastor, staff, and the church. Ask God to pour out His Spirit on us like we have never experienced before
Below is a link to Dr. Bray's new book, That the World May Know: M. Theron Rankin's Vision for the Globalization of the Gospel.