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Weekly Connections: Updated 12-8-22


Joyce’s service and graveside will be at Einan’s, 915 Bypass Highway Richland, on Friday, December 9, at 10:00 AM. A light lunch reception will follow at FBC at 11:30 AM. You are welcome to participate at either or both of these times.



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 302. 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!



If you are a man of middle school age or older, you’re invited to breakfast every 2nd Saturday of the month! Mark your calendar for our next gathering, which is THIS Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 AM in the MPR. Food will be provided, so come and eat and enjoy some great fellowship.

If you have any questions, email Dave Neumayer or



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 the FBC Deacon Assistance Fund.


KidZone for Grades K thru 6 is in the MPR and care for ages 0 thru 4 is in the nursery area. Check your child (and yourself!) in and then join us for the Main Session!


• Book of Genesis
with Paul Eslinger – An interactive bible study, open to youth and adults
– Meets in Room 303
Live a Praying Life for Ladies
with Stacy Mouat – Join this session to learn how to have a powerful, ongoing connection to God that will invigorate every aspect of your life. It’s not about having a prayer life; it’s about living a praying life. For a study summary and book info, please visit the event on the App! Home>Connect>Events or click here. Open to ladies in their teens and older
– Meets in Room 307
Questions About Life: How to Read the Bible
with Alan Zacher – Looking to God together for real, practical answers to tough questions. Open to youth and adults
– Meets in Room 302
Askesis – Classical Christian Disciplines
with Pastor Tim – Join this Breakout as we study Askesis: a process that encompasses a lifetime of leveraging our relationship with God against every circumstance of life to deeply enrich our fellowship with Him. Bring your study notes and join us for this week’s discussion. Open to youth and adults
– Meets in Room 101


•  Ages 0 thru 4 in Room 310
•  Grades K thru 6 in MPR


The Sunday evening Men’s Accountability Group is taking a break for November and December, but we are still offering a prayer opportunity for those who would like to attend. We still meet on Sundays at 5 PM in room 303. We will meet for about half an hour.



•   Next Meeting: Monday, December 12 – this will be the only meeting this month due to the holidays
•   Second and Fourth Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 PM
•   Fun extra activities throughout the year
•   Moms of kids up to age 18 welcome
•   Meets at FBC in the MPR (childcare available upon request)

Questions? Send an email to Melany Bickford
Learn more about MOPS and MOMSnext
Follow our MOPS group on Facebook

More info on the App: Home>Connect>Events or click here



The FBC Library, The Cross Reference, has a Book Club and it is 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 fabulous time of sharing and fellowship!

The Cross Reference Book Club book for December: Is Christmas Unbelievable?: Four Questions Everyone Should Ask About the World’s Most Famous Story by Rebecca McLaughlin. Below is the summary from the Amazon page.

Many people assume that the story of the baby in the manger at Bethlehem is just another made-up fantasy for kids.
In this concise book, respected apologist Rebecca McLaughlin outlines the evidence that Jesus was a real person, explaining the reliability of the Bible’s accounts of his life and why believing in a virgin birth is not as ridiculous as it might sound.
This book shows that there is a rational basis for the belief that the world’s most famous story is fact, not fantasy―and how those events in history can infuse our lives today with meaning and joy.

We look forward to hearing what you learned from reading this book at our next meeting on Monday, December 19 at 6:30 PM at the Frater Library. (Note that this date is different from our regular schedule, due to the holidays.)

Join the group and RSVP so that we know you’re participating. You can join the Book Club Group and RSVP in the App: Home>Connect>Groups or click here.

Looking for additional book recommendations? Check out this book list. It will keep growing through the months as we find more to add to it.

We’re excited to see you at the next Cross Reference Book Club!



Please join the Christmas Eve Gift Gathering, brought to you by one of our FBC Small Groups.
You are invited to bring your gift to share with our church family.

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 ChurchCenter app to give your Christmas gift to your extended FBC family.
Please sign up by December 18 so that we can organize our gift giving gathering!

Contact Shelly Gilliland if you have any questions:



Christmas morning we will celebrate the birth of Christ in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring the family for a short worship service with stories, singing, and the Word – and also a special Christmas gift. Sunday, December 25, at 11:00 AM in the MPR. If you are interested in helping out with the Christmas morning service, please contact Pastor Brad: or call to the office at 509.943.8421.

We hope to see you there!



We are excited to announce that we have posted a job opening for a part-time Children’s Ministry Director position. We would love for you to pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested. More information, the full posting, and contact information is available on our Web site at You can also find the post on the FBC Richland Facebook page that you can share. Please continue praying with us that God would give us discernment as we seek the person He has already selected for this exciting and vital ministry role.

If you have questions, please contact Brad at



Introducing a new Breakout Session for Ladies coming in January: Living a Life of True Worship.

Study Description:
How does one worship a Holy God? Is there a longing within you to worship God in spirit and in truth? To know that you have approached a holy God through your reasonable service of worship?

We all worship someone, something–and our worship takes many forms. But according to God, if your worship is to be true worship it must be His way. God said, “By those who come near Me, I will be treated as holy, and before all the people I will be honored.”

How…when…where does man worship God in spirit and in truth? This is what you will discover for yourself as we study and discuss together what God says about all those who would come near to Him.
In this 40 minute-per-session Bible study we will investigate powerful Biblical truth on the important issue of worshiping a holy God. Each lesson is designed to draw you into God’s Word through basic inductive Bible study. No homework is required, so everyone in the group can work through the lesson together at the same time. Join one of the worlds’ most respected Bible teachers, Kay Arthur, in a study that will revolutionize your thinking –and your life.
When and Where:
Please join this Breakout Session on Sundays at 11:00 AM beginning on January 8 in Room 307. This is a large room with plenty of seating! This Breakout Session is for ladies age 16 and older, and it is 6 weeks long. We may not meet every week due to our leader’s travel schedule, but these dates will be updated and posted as soon as we know the schedule.
Church App Group:
We ask that you please join the Breakout Session group! This will help leaders know how many people plan to come. This will also enable you to receive reminders for each session, message other session attendees, and have access to group resources. After you join this group, you can visit the resources tab to find a link to the book.
If you have not yet purchased a book, please get one before you come! This study does not have homework, we will do the study together in class. Please contact Stacy Mouat if you have any questions about the Breakout Session or finding a book. Join this Breakout Session group in the ChurchCenter App: Home> Connect> Groups or by clicking here.

We can’t wait to see you there!


Sunday Welcome

Welcome to Sunday Worship!

  • 9:30 AM Main Session – live in the Auditorium or view the simulcast in Room 106C (Parents’ Lounge)
  • 9:30 AM KidZone – Nursery and KidZone available for ages 0 – 6th grade
  • Main Session will also be available on YouTube for those who wish to watch online
  • Breakout Sessions begin at 11:00 AM, locations vary
  • 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 11


2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM

Main Session @ 9:30 AM
KidZone @ 9:30 AM
(Ages 0 thru 4 – Nursery; Grades K thru 6 – MPR)
In Person @ FBC: Auditorium & Simulcast in Room 106C (Parents’ Lounge)
Online Livestream: YouTube

Worship through Music ~ Emma Watts
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
Humanity New (Week Eleven)

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life: How to Read the Bible – Room 302
Live a Praying Life for Ladies – Room 307
Askesis – Room 101

Men’s Prayer Opportunity @ 5:00 PM


MOPS & MOMSnext @ 6:30 PM
(Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays)
-Dec. 12 only for the holiday season-

Moms of kids up to age 18

Youth Group @ 6:00 PM
Grades 7–12

Awana @ 6:30 PM
Kids clubs for age 3–6th grade

EX^LT @ 6:30 PM
H.S. Seniors – Young Adults

Song Lyrics 12-11-22

Today’s Songs 12-11-22

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

O Come, All Ye Faithful (His Name Shall Be)
God With Us
Joy To The World (Joyful Joyful)
Sing To The King

O Come, All Ye Faithful (His Name Shall Be)

Verse 1

O come all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come ye O come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels


O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

Verse 2

Sing choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above
Glory to God all
Glory in the highest


Yea Lord we greet thee
Born this happy morning
Jesus to Thee be all glory given
Word of the Father now in flesh appearing


His name shall be wonderful counselor
His name shall be Everlasting Father
His name shall be Prince of Peace Mighty God
His name shall be Emmanuel

Chorus 2

We’ll praise Your name forever
We’ll praise Your name forever
We’ll praise Your name forever
Christ the Lord

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God With Us

Verse 1

Who are we
That You would be mindful of us
What do You see
That’s worth looking our way

Verse 2

We are free
In ways that we never should be
Sweet release
From the grip of these chains


Like hinges straining from the weight
My heart no longer can keep from singing


All that is within me cries
For You alone be glorified
God with us
My heart sings a brand new song
The debt is paid these chains are gone
God with us

Verse 3

Lord You know
Our hearts don’t deserve Your glory
Still You show
A love we cannot afford


Such a tiny offering compared to Calvary
Nevertheless we lay it at Your feet

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Joy To The World (Joyful Joyful)

Verse 1

Joy to the world the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven and Heaven and nature sing


We will sing sing sing
Joy to the world
We will sing sing sing

Verse 2

Joy to the World the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods rocks hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat repeat the sounding joy

Verse 3

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders wonders of His love


Joyful joyful we adore Thee
God of glory Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee
Op’ning to the sun above

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Sing To The King

Verse 1

Sing to the King Who is coming to reign
Glory to Jesus the Lamb that was slain
Life and salvation His empire shall bring
And joy to the nations when Jesus is King


Come let us sing a song
A song declaring that we belong to Jesus
He is all we need
Lift up a heart of praise
Sing now with voices raised to Jesus
Sing to the King

Verse 2

For His returning we watch and we pray
We will be ready the dawn of that day
We’ll join in singing with all the redeemed
‘Cause Satan is vanquished
And Jesus is King

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Humanity New (Week Eleven)

Pastor Tim Walker



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