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Weekly Connections – 4-18-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 4-18-24

FBC FOOD & FAMILY
On April 27 from 5:00-7:00 PM, join us for a Spaghetti Dinner evening! We will have food, fellowship and a brief exploration of tools to help you connect, along with a Q&A session. Childcare will be provided after the meal while adults can learn about useful connecting tools that can be applied in all areas and walks of life. See more information in the app: sign up here!

TOWN HALL
Our quarterly Town Hall will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, May 5 at 11:00 AM. Topics for this meeting include info about the 2024-2025 budget, updates on some ongoing projects, and more. All are invited to join us for this informational meeting. More information here

FBC FOOD & FAMILY
On May 5 we’re having a Cinco de Mayo FBC Food & Family Mexican Potluck! Taco meat and tortillas will be included, please sign up to bring taco toppings and a side dish. Join us on Sunday, May 5 at Noon in the FBC Richland MPR, after the Town Hall. We look forward to seeing you then! Sign up 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 April 21

SUNDAY
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Donations currently benefit the 2024 AIM (Mexico) Team

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 Two
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
Engaging God’s Word: Daniel for Ladies – Room 307

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY
Awana @ 6:30 PM
MOPS @ 6:30 PM, 2nd & 4th weeks

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

• Engaging God’s Word for ladies
with Stacy Mouat – Weekly recurring Breakout Session through April 28 – An in-depth study of Daniel, where you will learn that God is both independent and intimate, and you will engage with what such profound truths mean in your life. Please sign up here for more information and to access group resources and messaging that pertains to this Breakout Session. Don’t worry if you can’t make it every week; come to as many sessions as you can. For further summary of the study click here: Engaging God’s Word: Daniel – Ladies Breakout. Open to ladies 16 and older
– Room 307

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

• Shoe Collection Prep – 4/28
With Kary Ferguson – Join the Shoe Collection Team to start preparing for the 2024 Trunk or Treat New Shoe Giveaway. In this every-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

• AIM (Ambassadors in Mexico) Team Meeting – 4/28
with Greg Frater – Monthly team meeting for those going or interested in going on the Mexico missions trip in June
– Room 209

 

 
FAMILIES

FBC FOOD & FAMILY
Come join us on selected Sundays each month at 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.
On April 27 from 5:00-7:00 PM, join us for a Spaghetti Dinner evening! We will have food, fellowship and a brief exploration of tools to help you connect, along with a Q&A session. Childcare will be provided after the meal while adults can learn about useful connecting tools that can be applied in all areas and walks of life. See more information in the app: sign up here!

In May, just the next week, we’re having a Cinco de Mayo FBC Food & Family Mexican Potluck! Taco meat and tortillas will be included, please sign up to bring taco toppings and a side dish. Join us on Sunday, May 5 at Noon in the FBC Richland MPR, after the Town Hall. We look forward to seeing you then!  Sign up here!

TOWN HALL
Our quarterly Town Hall will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, May 5 at 11:00 AM. Topics for this meeting include info about the 2024-2025 budget, updates on some ongoing projects, and more. All are invited to join us for this informational meeting. 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 meet on selected Saturdays, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, in the FBC Library (room 301). The next gathering is May 11. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. More information here

ANNUAL MEETING & ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 19 in the Chapel. The meeting is open to all members and attenders, however, voting at the Meeting will be limited to active church members. We will vote on affirmation of Elders and Deacons and also on approval of the proposed budget for FY 2024-2025. After the business portion of our Annual Meeting, we will have an ice cream social in the MPR, so please come join us and stay for ice cream! 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.

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.
On May 11, Mark Palmer will bring a short devotional. We hope you will join us! More information here

WOMEN

MOPS
FBC Mothers of Preschoolers 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. More information here

BREAKOUT SESSION – ENGAGING GOD’S WORD: DANIEL
This Breakout Session for ladies will be led by Stacy Mouat beginning on February 4 and running through April 28 (with a couple weeks off for other activities). It is an in-depth study of Daniel, where you will learn that God is both independent and intimate, and you will engage with what such profound truths mean in your life. Come to as many as you can make, it’s ok if you can’t make all the sessions. Please sign up here for the full schedule and to access group resources and messaging that pertains to this Breakout Session. Open to ladies 16 and older. More information here

WOMEN’S RETREAT – REGISTER SOON!
LADIES 18 years and older ~ The time has come to make a commitment to join FBC Women for our fall retreat to be held at the beautiful Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center. 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.

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:

  • May 21, 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)

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

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.

This Week's Songs – 4-21-24

Today’s Songs 4-21-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Lay Me Down
Altar
Goodness Of God

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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Altar

Verse 1

You beckon me beckon me
To leave all that I’ve known
You beckon me beckon me
To call you as my own
This is life this is life
To bid me come and die
Spirit of the living God
You’re all that satisfies
All that satisfies

Chorus 1

Here I give my everything
Surrendered at the altar of my King
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
He’ll never leave my side

Verse 2

You beckon me beckon me
To leave all that I’ve known
You beckon me beckon me
To call you as my own
This is life this is life
To bid me come and die
Spirit of living God
You’re all that satisfies
All that satisfies

Chorus 2

So here I give my everything
Surrendered at the altar of my King
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side

Bridge

My desire is for You
All of Heaven adores You
I’ve tasted and I’ve seen
That You are good
Your kingdom’s forever
Your throne lasts forever
And forever I will sing
That You are good

Chorus 3

So here I give my everything
I’m surrendered at the altar of my King
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side

Ending

‘Cause I’m hanging on
To Your every word
Like a melody
That no one else has heard
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
He’ll never leave my side

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Goodness Of God

Verse 1

I love You Lord
Oh Your mercy never fails me
All my days
I’ve been held in Your hands
From the moment that I wake up
Until I lay my head
I will sing of the goodness of God

Chorus

All my life You have been faithful
All my life You have been so so good
With every breath that I am able
I will sing of the goodness of God

Verse 2

I love Your voice
You have led me through the fire
In darkest night
You are close like no other
I’ve known You as a father
I’ve known You as a friend
I have lived in the goodness of God

Bridge

Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
With my life laid down
I’m surrendered now
I give You everything
Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me

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