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Weekly Connections: Updated 11-16-23
Weekly Connections: Updated 11-16-23
EX^LT – FRIDAYS
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. 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!
2GO CAFE – 9:00 AM SUNDAY
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.
HARVEST BRUNCH – 11 AM
Our new FBC Food & Family ministry is hosting a Harvest brunch on Sunday, November 19. Please join us as we celebrate fall and enjoy fellowship together! All are welcome. Please invite friends and neighbors!
This will take place in lieu of Breakout Sessions, at 11:00 AM in the MPR.
This brunch will be potluck style, and you can sign up in the Church App on the Events page, or right here!
The Food & Family ministry will provide ham, sausage, and drinks.
We are so excited to share this fellowship time with you and can’t wait to see you on Sunday, November 19!
If you have any questions you can contact the FBC Food & Family ministry champion, Rebecca Jones, at 269.325.2509.
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!
FREE SHOE GIVEAWAY 2024 – INCLUDING SOCKS!
Socks, Socks, Socks! Shop on Black Friday!
2024 Trunk or Treat New Shoe Giveaway
We are adding socks to our shoe giveaway this year, and Black Friday has some great sales! We will collect toddler up to adult sizes.
Last month was a tremendous success, and we are starting again! We are collecting NEW school shoes and socks to distribute to kids at Trunk or Treat 2024! You may drop off new shoes & socks in the designated bins in the lobby, between the double glass doors.
Questions? Email Kary Ferguson
SENIOR FUN, FOOD, FELLOWSHIP – OFF FOR HOLIDAYS
There will be no meetings in November and December, Happy Holidays!
Join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, January 16.
Sign up in the app! Home> Connect> Events or click here to sign up!
Didn’t sign up? Come anyway!
Questions? Contact Merry Collop: 509.531.6881
BLOOD DRIVE – 11/24
We are hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by Oasis Physical Therapy.
Join this blood drive on Friday, November 24, from 10 AM to 3 PM in the MPR.
Please consider donating blood this holiday season. You may click here to register online for a time to donate. Donating blood is safe, quick and easy, and you can save up to 3 lives with just 1 blood donation! According to recent research by UC San Diego, you can burn up to 650 calories per pint of blood donated! Register now to donate and give your time to this worthy cause.
TEEN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (TLC) – 12/28-30
SIGNUPS OPEN NOW!
It’s that time of the year again and TLC registration is open! TLC, the Teen Leadership Conference, is a really cool event where Freshmen to college-age students can come together with other churches and hear Christian speakers and be encouraged together. Dates for this trip are December 28-30. Registration is $185 and open now until December 1 (for a free hoodie) and December 15 is the final deadline (but no hoodie).
This is a really amazing event and all eligible students are encouraged to attend.
But, this isn’t just for the students. We also need adult leaders (over 21) to help with this trip. This can range from driving vans, to working in the kitchen, to being a leader at the camp, to simply committing to pray for the trip. The fee for adult leaders will be covered, so this is primarily a time commitment from you. ** If you are interested in being a chaperone or a kitchen worker, please check with Rachel or Tara first! Thanks. **
If you have any questions about TLC, please talk to Rachel Montgomery or send her an email.
And, as always, please sign up in the ChurchCenter app. Open your app and tap Home> Connect> Events or click here.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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!
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
- Harvest Brunch at 11:00 AM, in the MPR
- 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 November 19
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 Ten
Harvest Brunch @ 11:00 AM
Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM
NO Youth Group – Thanksgiving holiday week
NO Awana – Thanksgiving holiday week
Kids clubs for age 3–6th grade
MOPS @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Mothers of Preschoolers
NO EX^LT – Thanksgiving holiday week
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 •