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Weekly Connections 2-29-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 2-29-24

AMBASSADORS IN MEXICO (AIM) INFORMATION – 3/3
Join Greg Frater for this informational Breakout Session on March 3 if you are at all interested in attending the Mexico missions trip this year. Contact Greg if you have any questions. View announcement video

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 March 9, Brandon Hall will bring a short devotional. He will focus on how many of life’s circumstances appear to come down to a fork in the road that either leads you towards Christ or trying to handle life’s curveballs in your own strength. Through personal stories about his life and marriage, he would like to encourage other brothers about the importance of leaning into Christ. We hope you will join us! More information

FORGE YOUTH MENTORING – BASIC AUTO MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP
Bring your mentee to learn new skills! Youth will learn about basic maintenance for a car & have fun at the same time.
Saturday, March 9 at 9:00 AM, FBC Richland Parking Lot

CHAPLAIN SERVICES NETWORK MEETING
Are you interested in learning about the Chaplain Services Network? You’re invited to their meeting on Saturday, March 9, at 9:00 AM in Room 303 at FBC. You’ll learn more about this ministry and how you can be involved.
Chaplain Services Network exists to provide physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual support to emergency services personnel and to the victims of emergent crisis using qualified professional staff and trained volunteers.

AWANA GRAND PRIX
Save the date for the Awana Grand Prix – Wednesday, March 27. More details and information on Driver sponsorship to come!

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.

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning March 3

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

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 ~ Rachel Montgomery
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
Greater Works: Week Twenty-four
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
AIM Missions Trip Info Meeting – MPR

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

MONDAY
DivorceCare @ 6:00 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

• Ambassadors in Mexico (AIM) Information
with Greg Frater – join this informational Breakout Session if you are at all interested in attending the Mexico missions trip this year. Greg will answer questions and give you some info about the upcoming trip plans. Open to youth and adults
– MPR

• Engaging God’s Word for ladies
with Stacy Mouat – Weekly recurring Breakout Session through May 12 – 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 – 3/24
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.

 

 

 
 
FAMILIES

AMBASSADORS IN MEXICO (AIM) INFORMATION BREAKOUT SESSION
There will be a Breakout Session on March 3 for all interested in attending the Mexico missions trip this year. Contact Greg Frater if you have any questions. View a teaser here

EX^LT WORSHIP NIGHT
EX^LT is putting on a Worship Night! Share the Facebook Event This event is open to all in the community, so invite friends and neighbors and whoever would like to join us! Come to the FBC Chapel on March 29 at 7:00 PM as we join hands and show the Lord our love for him. More information

YOUMEDICAL COMEDY FUNDRAISING EVENT
Join this comedy night, featuring comedian Mike Williams, with a silent auction and dessert on March 21 at 7:00 PM at the Hapo Center. For more information contact YouMedical: 509.491.1101

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 a couple weeks before each event for this month’s theme. March’s Food & Family event will be an Easter Brunch on March 31 after the Main Session at 11:00 AM. More information

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). Upcoming dates are March 9 and May 11. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. More information

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, between the double glass doors. More information

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

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 March 9, Brandon Hall will bring a short devotional. He will focus on how many of life’s circumstances appear to come down to a fork in the road that either leads you towards Christ or trying to handle life’s curveballs in your own strength. Through personal stories about his life and marriage, he would like to encourage other brothers about the importance of leaning into Christ. We hope you will join us! More information

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

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 May 12 (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

WOMEN’S RETREAT
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. More information

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
The next gathering will be March 19.

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

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

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

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

AWANA GRAND PRIX
Save the date for the Awana Grand Prix – Wednesday, March 27. More details to come!

Sunday Lyrics 3-3-24

Today’s Songs 3-3-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Goodness of God
Sinking Deep
Who You Say I Am
Better Word

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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Sinking Deep

Verse 1

Standing here in Your presence
In a grace so relentless
I am won by perfect love
Wrapped within the arms of heaven
In a peace that lasts forever
Sinking deep in mercy’s sea

Chorus

I’m wide awake drawing close
Stirred by grace and all my heart is Yours
All fear removed
I breathe You in I lean into Your love
Oh Your love

Verse 2

When I’m lost You pursue me
Lift my head to see Your glory
Lord of all so beautiful
Here in You I find shelter
Captivated by the splendour of Your face
My secret place

Bridge

Your love so deep is washing over me
Your face is all I seek You are my ev’rything
Jesus Christ You are my one desire
Lord hear my only cry to know You all my life

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Who You Say I Am

Verse 1

Who am I that the highest King
Would welcome me
I was lost but He brought me in
Oh His love for me
Oh His love for me

Chorus 1

Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God
Yes I am

Verse 2

Free at last
He has ransomed me
His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin
Jesus died for me
Yes He died for me

Chorus 2

In my Father’s house
There’s a place for me
I’m a child of God
Yes I am

Bridge

I am chosen not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me not against me
I am who You say I am

Tag

(Oh) (Yes) I am who You say I am

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Better Word

Verse 1

What can wash away the guilty stain
After all the wrong I’ve done
I’ve already tried a thousand ways
But it’s never been enough
What could be enough

Chorus

Nothing but the blood
A better word was spoken
Oh I know it was
Nothing but the blood
Every curse was broken
Oh I know it was

Tag

Nothing but the blood
Nothing but the blood

Verse 2

And when I’m reminded of my shame
To the fountain I will run
Every failure covered now in grace
For the lamb has overcome
What can overcome

Bridge

On that cross hallelujah
I left my shame where the nails were
Jesus Christ O Lamb of God
Be lifted higher forever

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