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Weekly Connections – 5-23-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 5-23-24

WOMEN’S RETREAT IMPORTANT INFO
If you are registered for the Women’s Retreat, October 4-6, 2024, at the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center, a deposit of $100 is due by June 1. If you aren’t signed up yet, there is still time to register and pay the deposit. Please pay in the church app when you register (or by editing your existing registration), or by check made out to FBC, designated “women’s retreat”. We’ll have an organizational meeting around the end of August to go over details. The remainder of the amount owed for the conference is due by September 1.

*** Please attend a Women’s Retreat informational Breakout Session on June 9 at 11:00 AM. Please plan to attend this meeting after the Main Session to discuss the lodging accommodations/room selection and dietary needs (if any). We will also discuss carpooling options for those interested. To RSVP, or if you have questions or cannot attend the meeting, please contact Stacy Mouat at 574-265-8488. More information here

VBS STAFF TRAINING
There are two more staff training meetings for those helping with VBS! The first is on Sunday, June 2, at 1:15 PM in the MPR. The July meeting is the day before VBS begins – Sunday, July 21 – at noon. Please mark your calendar and make sure to be here for this volunteer training session. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie & Sheila via email: vbs@fbcrichland.net

MEN’S BREAKFAST DATE CHANGE
** NOTE ** The regularly scheduled June 8 breakfast will be moving to June 15.

YOU MEDICAL BABY BOTTLE FUNDRAISER
Each year You Medical runs a Baby Bottle Fundraiser, collecting change and bills that provide critical support for their vital, life-saving ministry. Please pick up a bottle in the foyer to partner with You Medical in being a voice for the special needs of this important mission! Bottles will be available at the table in the foyer on Sunday before and after the Main Session. More information here

TEXTING OPT-IN
With last Sunday’s power outage still fresh in our minds, we thought it would be a good time to revisit the option of using texting for time-sensitive communication. Of all the communication methods we use, texting will be the most effective way for you to receive time-sensitive announcements, such as weather cancellations or last-minute changes due to power outages. Manage your email and text preferences on the home page of the ChurchCenter App! More information here

VBS VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Save the date for VBS! It will take place the week of July 22-26. We will need lots of volunteers to make this year a success! Pray about helping now, and sign up here to volunteer. We will have many positions available and there will be many different ways to help. If you have any questions in the meantime, you may email vbs@fbcrichland.net.

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning May 26

SUNDAY
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Donations currently benefit Young Life

Main Session @ 9:30 AM
Chapel (hearing assistance information)
& Simulcast in Room 106C (Parent Lounge)
or Online: YouTube
FBC Kids @ 9:30 AM
(Age 0 thru grade 3 – check in by Nursery)

Worship through Music ~ Pastor Brad Nelson
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
A Glimpse at Biblical Stewardship: Week Four
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
AIM Team Meeting – Room 209

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

MONDAY
FBC Office Closed (Memorial Day)

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

THIS WEEK’S BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:00 AM SUNDAY

• Book of Genesis
with Paul Eslinger – Weekly recurring Breakout Session – An interactive bible study, open to youth and adults
– Room 303

• Questions About Life
with Alan Zacher – Weekly recurring Breakout Session – Looking to God together for real, practical answers to tough questions. Open to youth and adults
– Room 101

• AIM (Ambassadors in Mexico) Team Meeting
with Greg Frater – Monthly team meeting for those going on the Mexico missions trip in June
– Room 209

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

• Women’s Retreat information
Please attend a Women’s Retreat informational Breakout Session on June 9 at 11:00 AM. Please plan to attend this meeting after the Main Session to discuss the lodging accommodations/room selection and dietary needs (if any). We will also discuss carpooling options for those interested. To RSVP, or if you have questions or cannot attend the meeting, please contact Stacy Mouat at 574-265-8488.
– Room 307

• Shoe Collection Prep – 6/23
With Kary Ferguson – Join the Shoe Collection Team to start preparing for the 2024 Trunk or Treat New Shoe Giveaway. In this fourth-Sunday Breakout, we will prep shoes and socks by removing packaging and price tags, as well as pinning socks together as a pair. Each pair of shoes gets a bracelet that says “Jesus loves me”, supporting our goal of each child knowing Jesus loves them and sees them. Open to all ages.
– MPR

 

 

 
FAMILIES

YOU MEDICAL BABY BOTTLE FUNDRAISER
Each year You Medical runs a Baby Bottle Fundraiser, collecting change and bills that provide critical support for their vital, life-saving ministry. Please pick up a bottle in the foyer to partner with You Medical in being a voice for the special needs of this important mission! Bottles will be available at the table in the foyer on Sunday before and after the Main Session. More information here

TEXTING OPT-IN
With last Sunday’s power outage still fresh in our minds, we thought it would be a good time to revisit the option of using texting for time-sensitive communication. Of all the communication methods we use, texting will be the most effective way for you to receive time-sensitive announcements, such as weather cancellations or last-minute changes due to power outages. Manage your email and text preferences on the home page of the ChurchCenter App! More information here

LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
FBC Richland’s Library, the Cross Reference, has a library book club! Everyone who reads and loves books is invited. In fact, bring your book-loving friends too. We will meet to discuss the entire book at each meeting, but don’t despair – it’s ok if you haven’t read the book, we still want you to come and be part of the discussion! We meet on selected Saturdays, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, in the FBC Library (room 301). The next gathering is June 8. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. More information here

MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOP
Who is the church? What is the purpose of the church? Why join the church? How do I join the church? This evening of connection and discussion will answer these questions and more. Come explore church membership and its connection to ministry at FBC Richland.
Sunday, June 23, 5:30-8:00 PM. Dinner will be provided.
You may access the Membership Workshop Booklet on the Downloads page on our website (click here)! Click on “Studies”, and then the “Membership Workshop” icon to download the file. More information here
Are you super excited for membership and want get started NOW? Please email info@fbcrichland.net for more details.

FBC FOOD & FAMILY
Come join us on selected Sundays each month in the MPR for some delicious food! We will have a different theme each month, so check Weekly Connections announcements for each month’s theme, as well as for other special food events. More information here

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.
Sign up today in the Church App. We are also adding socks to our shoe giveaway this year! We will collect toddler up to adult sizes. So far we have received: Pairs of shoes – 145; Pairs of socks – 431. Needs: Boys Youth 1, 2, 3, Adult 7, 8, 9, 10 and Girls Adult 7, 8, 9, 10. You may drop off new shoes & socks in the designated bins in the lobby. More information here

WEEKEND TO REMEMBER
Great Marriages Don’t Just Happen: FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® is a marriage getaway that has equipped over 1.5 million couples with practical tools & resources. Don’t just survive, discover a marriage that thrives. This retreat is in Coeur d’Alene, ID on November 8-10. RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW before they fill up! Save $100 per couple by using our group name: FBCRichland2024
Pick up an informational flyer at the Connect Table, or for more info, contact Brandon & Lisa Hall.

MEN

MEN’S 4 to 5 LIFE GROUP
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 – or download a card from the event page. More information here

MEN’S BREAKFAST
If you are a man of middle school age or older, you’re invited to breakfast every 2nd Saturday of the month at 8:00 AM in the MPR.
We hope you will join us! More information here

** NOTE ** The regularly scheduled June 8 breakfast will be moving to June 15.

WOMEN

WOMEN’S RETREAT IMPORTANT INFO
If you are registered for the Women’s Retreat, October 4-6, 2024, at the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center, a deposit of $100 is due by June 1. If you aren’t signed up yet, there is still time to register and pay the deposit. Please pay in the church app when you register (or by editing your existing registration), or by check made out to FBC, designated “women’s retreat”. We’ll have an organizational meeting around the end of August to go over details. The remainder of the amount owed for the conference is due by September 1.

Please attend a Women’s Retreat informational Breakout Session on June 9 at 11:00 AM. Plan to attend this meeting after the Main Session to discuss the lodging accommodations/room selection and dietary needs (if any). We will also discuss carpooling options for those interested. To RSVP, or if you have questions or cannot attend the meeting, please contact Stacy Mouat at 574-265-8488.

LADIES 18 years and older ~ register today and pay the $100 deposit (non-refundable) by June 1 to guarantee your room reservation for the weekend! Meals are included in the total price. The remaining balance will be due by September 1, 2024. Scholarships are available for those in need. See Dana in the church office for information. Make checks payable to FBC with a note in the memo line: Women’s Retreat Oct. 2024. The retreat is October 4-6, 2024 at the Cannon Beach Conference Center in Cannon Beach, Oregon. More information here
Contact the church office or Stacy Mouat with questions.

MOPS
FBC Mothers of Preschoolers meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September to May. Watch for next year’s schedule to come out in late Summer. More information here

SENIORS

FUN, FOOD, FELLOWSHIP
This group is primarily for the senior population, but all ages are welcome. We meet monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM, at a restaurant in town. Watch this section of Weekly Connections each month for details. More information here
Join us:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 11:30 AM
  • Location to be determined
  • Contact Merry Collop with questions and to let her know you’re coming: 509.531.6881
YOUNG ADULTS

YOUTH GROUP
Youth group for grades 7-12 meets at FBC on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM in the MPR. More information here

EX^LT
EX^LT is a college age ministry at FBC designed for high school seniors through young adults. Meetings are Fridays at 6:30 PM in Room 101. More information here

CHILDREN

FBC KIDS
FBC Kids is our Sunday morning program for children ages 0–6th grade. Our mission is to partner with families to raise up kids who love JesusMore information here

FBC KIDS BREAKOUTS
At 11:00 AM on Sundays, 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)

VBS VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
We are getting very excited about our upcoming Vacation Bible School “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” which is scheduled for the week of July 22-26More information here
To provide as many spots for kids as possible, we need as many volunteers as possible. (Kids’ registration will open on Monday, June 17.)
Volunteer opportunities include:
• Kid Crew (helping with a certain grade class all week – choose from Kindergarten – 7th grade)
• Registration (helping when kids & parents arrive in the mornings)
• Audio/Visual
• Snack Helpers
• Game Helpers
• Decoration Helpers (this role will need to be completed before July 22 and the week of July 15 is reserved on the church calendar for VBS decoration and setup)
We will need lots of volunteers to make this year a success! Pray about helping now, and sign up here to volunteer. We will have many positions available and there will be many different ways to help. If you have any questions in the meantime, you may email vbs@fbcrichland.net.

VBS STAFF TRAINING
There are two more staff training meetings for those helping with VBS! The first is on Sunday, June 2, at 1:15 PM in the MPR. The July meeting is the day before VBS begins – Sunday, July 21 – at noon. Please mark your calendar and make sure to be here for this volunteer training session. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie & Sheila via email: vbs@fbcrichland.net

AWANA
AWANA helps parents worldwide raise children to know, love, and serve Christ. We meet Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:15 PM during the school year. More information here

This Week's Songs

Today’s Songs 5-26-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Lay Me Down
Build My Life
O Come To The Altar
Yes I Will

Lay Me Down

Verse 1

With this heart open wide
From the depths from the heights
I will bring a sacrifice

Verse 2

With these hands lifted high
Hear my song hear my cry
I will bring a sacrifice
I will bring a sacrifice

Chorus

I lay me down
I’m not my own
I belong to You alone
Lay me down lay me down
Oh hand on my heart this much is true
There’s no life apart from You
Lay me down lay me down
(Oh lay me down lay me down)

Verse 3

Letting go of my pride
Giving up all my rights
Take this life and let it shine
Take this life and let it shine

Interlude

Oh lay me down lay me down
Lay me down

Bridge

It will be my joy to say
Your will Your way
It will be my joy to say
Your will Your way
It will be my joy to say
Your will Your way always

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Build My Life

Verse 1

Worthy of ev’ry song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise
We could ever bring
Worthy of ev’ry breath
We could ever breathe
We live for You

Verse 2

Jesus the name above ev’ry other name
Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of ev’ry breath
We could ever breathe
We live for You
We live for You

Chorus

Holy there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love
To those around me

Bridge

I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken

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O Come To The Altar

Verse 1

Are you hurting and broken within
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin
Jesus is calling
Have you come to the end of yourself
Do you thirst for a drink from the well
Jesus is calling

Chorus

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Verse 2

Leave behind your regrets and mistakes
Come today there’s no reason to wait
Jesus is calling
Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy
From the ashes a new life is born
Jesus is calling

Bridge

Oh what a Savior
Isn’t he wonderful
Sing alleluia Christ is risen
Bow down before him
For he is Lord of all
Sing alleluia Christ is risen

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Yes I Will

Verse 1

I count on one thing
The same God that never fails
Will not fail me now
You won’t fail me now
In the waiting
The same God who’s never late
Is working all things out
You’re working all things out

Chorus

Yes I will lift You high
In the lowest valley
Yes I will bless Your name
Yes I will sing for joy
When my heart is heavy
All my days yes I will

Bridge

I choose to praise
To glorify glorify
The name of all names
That nothing can stand against

Tag

For all my days
Yes I will

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