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Weekly Connections: Updated 11-30-23
Weekly Connections: Updated 11-30-23
EX^LT – FRIDAYS – OFF-SITE ON 12/1
EX^LT is a college age ministry at FBC designed for high school seniors through young adults. EX^LT is a weekly time of fellowship, connection, accountability, worship, and scripture discussion. Our purpose is to provide a safe space for a college age community to gather, worship, learn, and share life together. We meet on Fridays at FBC, in Room 101. **ON DECEMBER 1 WE ARE MEETING AT JARED’S HOUSE! CONTACT A LEADER FOR SPECIFIC LOCATION INFO.*** Arrive at 6:30 PM for refreshments before we kick things off at 7:00 PM. Bring a friend and we hope to see you there. Click here to sign up!
Our coffee stand is open on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM. Stop by and grab some coffee before or after the Main Session. Donations currently benefit Tri-City Union Gospel Mission. You can find more info about this ministry at the coffee stand.
We are looking for a new Ministry Champion for the 2GO Cafe! Training will be provided, and a team of baristas is already in place. Duties include maintaining supplies on a weekly basis, making beverages on some Sundays, and communicating with FBC office staff. If you’re interested, contact Karen: email@example.com
FBC KIDS – 9:30 AM
FBC Kids is our Sunday morning program for children ages 0–6th grade, where we use The Gospel Project as our curriculum.
Our mission is to partner with families to raise up kids who love Jesus!
At our 9:30 AM Main Session we have 3 classes (check in by the Nursery):
• Nursery & Toddler – age 0-2
• Preschool & Kindergarten – age 3-5
• Grades 1, 2, & 3
Check your children in at the station by the nursery in the main hallway – follow the signs!
There will be a single check-in station where you can conveniently complete the process for your child, and you can sign in for the rest of your family, too, all at once.
• Grades 4, 5, & 6 participate in the Main Session. If your older kiddo hasn’t gotten an FBC Kids 4-5-6 Grade binder yet, they can grab theirs from under the giving box at the back of the auditorium! These are for kids to keep, and they can add to their binders each week.
PRAYER PARTNERS – 9:30 AM
We are blessed with a group of faithful men who have committed to pray during our Main Session.
Topics of prayer will include:
• Main Session Teacher
• Breakout Session Leaders
• Requests from our Main Session
Have a request during the Main Session? Write it on a Connect Card and give it to a Connect or Prayer Team member and they will deliver it to the Prayer Partners for immediate prayer.
BREAKOUT SESSIONS – 11:00 AM SUNDAY
with Alan Zacher – Looking to God together for real, practical answers to tough questions. Open to youth and adults
– Meets in Room 101
FBC KIDS BREAKOUT SESSIONS
At 11:00 AM, we have Breakout Sessions for all ages of FBC Kids!
• Newborn & Toddler
• Preschool & Kindergarten
• Grades 1, 2, & 3
• Grades 4, 5, & 6
These Breakouts include a deeper dive into the Gospel Project lesson, snacks, and other fun activities.
(Kids can remain in classes from the 9:30 hour)
MEN’S 4 to 5 LIFE GROUP – 4 PM
Come join the Men’s Life 4 to 5 Group!
We meet from 4:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday afternoons in the MPR.
Grab an invite card from the Connect Table and plan to bring someone!
NIGHT OF PRAYER – 12/8
Does prayer feel awkward and confusing? Come join us for a night of prayer.
Let’s learn as we pray together.
Join us on December 8 at 6:30 PM in the MPR.
For more information: contact Jared Gillespie, visit the Events page of the Church App, or click here.
WRAP IT UP! LADIES GIFT EXCHANGE – 12/9
Women of FBC,
Let’s WRAP UP 2023 with a White Elephant Gift and Cookie Exchange!
On December 9, 2023, please join us for an afternoon Christmas Women’s ministry event consisting of food, fellowship and lots of fun!
Plan to bring a batch of cookies to share and a wrapped, white elephant gift costing less than $10.
When: December 9, 2023 from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Stacy Mouat’s House
We look forward to seeing you there!
~Stacy Mouat and Julie Nelson
FBC FOOD & FAMILY DECEMBER POTLUCK – 12/10
Join the FBC Food & Family potluck on December 10 at Noon, right after Breakout Sessions.
We will be having soup and salad (and bread), so please sign up to bring one, two, or all three!
Sign up on the events page of the Church App! You can also click here to sign up.
We are looking forward to spending time with y’all at this potluck.
If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Jones at 269.325.2509.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
FREE SHOE GIVEAWAY 2024
2024 Trunk or Treat New Shoe Giveaway
Kary is looking for shoe shoppers and others to help prepare the shoes for our Shoe Giveaway at Trunk or Treat 2024. We need volunteers to regularly check local stores for sales/clearance and submit donation requests, as well as to prepare the shoes. We are expanding the giveaway next year and the team needs to expand! This team will be made of up Buyers, Finders, Preppers, and Distributors.
Buyers will follow the FBC Richland Facebook page to receive notifications of sales and will make purchases as God’s leads them.
No need to sign up for this one – anyone and everyone can donate!
Please sign up to join the team!
1. FINDER – Check store locations for sales
2. PREPPER – Help prepare shoes
3. DISTRIBUTOR – Help distribute shoes
We are also adding socks to our shoe giveaway this year! We will collect toddler up to adult sizes.
You may drop off new shoes & socks in the designated bins in the lobby, between the double glass doors.
Please contact Kary Ferguson with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
CROSS REFERENCE BOOK CLUB – 12/16
The FBC Library, The Cross Reference, has a Book Club for everyone who reads and loves books – all are invited! In fact, bring your book-loving friends too. Sign up to join the Book Club Group in the App: Home>Connect>Groups or click here. We appreciate your RSVP so that we know how many are going to join us for this time of sharing and fellowship!
The Cross Reference Book Club book for November/December: Not-Yet-Christian: The 10 Stages of the Spiritual Journey by Les Goertz
What you can gain from reading “Not-Yet-Christian:
1.) A better understanding of the journey anyone walks on the path to placing their faith in Jesus as Lord.
2.) Greater confidence in how to share your faith, based on where someone is on their journey toward Jesus.
3.) Practical questions you can ask as the Holy Spirit moves the person through the 10 stages of their journey to faith.
4.) A process for you and your Not-Yet-Christian friend to discover Jesus together so that sharing your faith is both enjoyable and effective.
If you need a copy of this book, reach out to Pastor Brad.
We look forward to hearing what you learned from your reading at our next meeting on Saturday, December 16 at 6:30 PM at the Cross Reference Library at FBC Richland (Room 301). Join the group and RSVP so that we know you’re participating.
You can join the Group and RSVP in the App: Home>Connect>Groups or click here.
Come join us whether you’ve read the book or not – we welcome all discussion. We’re excited to see you then!
2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE GIFT GATHERING
Please join the 2nd Annual Christmas Eve Gift Giving Gathering, brought to you by one of our Small Groups at FBC Richland.
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 NLT
Bring your gift to the FBC family room (MPR) on December 24 at 6:00 PM.
Ideas for gifts to bring:
Gift of a song Gift of a special memory
Gift a short story Gift of spoken word/poetry
Gift of cookies, candy, cider, cocoa Gift of a skit
Gift of art Gift of encouragement
Sign up in the Church App: Home> Connect> Events or click here to give a Christmas gift to your extended FBC Richland family.
Please sign up by December 18 so that we can organize our gift giving gathering!
LADIES RETREAT REGISTRATION OPEN
LADIES 18 years and older ~ Come join us October 4-6, 2024 for a women’s retreat at the Cannon Beach Conference Center in beautiful, picturesque Cannon Beach, Oregon, for an unforgettable weekend away. Call it a “vacation with a purpose” ~ a time to refresh and regroup from lives demands (NO cooking required), while making and strengthening women connections within our church body and beyond.
The speaker for this conference is Brooke Andrews. We have reserved some rooms, and there is much more info on the Events page of the app! Click here for more details and to sign up.
If you have any questions please email Stacy Mouat: email@example.com
MOPS – 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is an international program that encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women, and leaders in relationship with Jesus and in partnership with the local church. We seek to create a space for moms to be seen, heard, and known. MOPS is all about connecting people to each other, sharing the joys and challenges of motherhood, and sharing the love of Jesus.
• After you grab our app, join our MOPS Group!
FBC MOPS meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from September to May. We meet from 6:30-8:00 PM in Room 101 at FBC Richland (1107 Wright Ave). We provide fellowship, snacks, discussions, and laughter. Motherhood is messy! Don’t feel like you have to do it alone! Please join us, just as you are – because we are better together!
• We meet in Room 101 at FBC Richland
CHURCH APP – DIRECTORY
Did you know that we have a church directory? Join today and don’t forget to add your photo into your profile!
This is a secure directory that is only available to those who have opted in.
• Group by household or individual
• Choose whether to include children
• Choose what information to include for each person (photo, phone, email)
• Very secure – only people in our database can be INVITED to participate
To get your invitation to join the directory, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Sunday Worship!
- 9:30 AM Main Session – Join in the Auditorium or view the simulcast in Room 106C (Parent Lounge)
- 9:30 AM FBC Kids – Nursery and FBC Kids classes available for ages 0 – 3rd grade
- 4-5-6 Grades join the Main Session at 9:30
- Main Session will also be available on YouTube for those who wish to watch online
- Breakout Sessions for all ages begin at 11:00 AM, locations vary – see sign at the double doors
- Please check in – whether you are here in person or watching online – using the ChurchCenter app on your smartphone, or on the ChurchCenter App Portal on a computer (choose “in person” or “online” when you check in)
- Click here for hearing assistance information
Regular Weekly Gatherings
Week Beginning December 3
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Main Session @ 9:30 AM
FBC Kids @ 9:30 AM
(Age 0 thru grade 3 – check in at Nursery)
In Person @ FBC: Auditorium & Simulcast in Room 106C (Parent Lounge)
Online Livestream: YouTube
Worship through Music ~ Pastor Brad Nelson
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
Greater Works: Week Twelve
Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Newborn & Toddler
Preschool & Kindergarten
Grades 1 – 2 – 3
Grades 4 – 5 – 6
Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM
Awana @ 6:30 PM
Kids clubs for age 3–6th grade
MOPS @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Mothers of Preschoolers
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM
H.S. Seniors – Young Adults
Sermon Study Guide
Prayer & Giving
Click below to submit a prayer request.
Prayer Requests are posted in the ChurchCenter app under ‘Pray‘.
You may give in person using the box at the back of the Auditorium. You may also mail a check, use the ChurchCenter app, or click the button below.
Financial Information through October 31, 2023
• Giving $40,765 • Expenses $35,837 •