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Weekly Connections – 5-30-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 5-30-24

VBS STAFF TRAINING
There are two more staff training meetings for those helping with VBS! The first is on THIS 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

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

CONCERT OF PRAYER
FBC Prayer presents a Concert of Prayer: Join us for an hour of prayer to prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming study of Paul’s letter to the Romans. Friday, June 14, 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Chapel. More information here
Questions? Email the FBC Prayer Ministry Champion, Jen Frater: jen@fraterfactory.com

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

MUSIC AT THE CREEK FEATURING EX^LT WORSHIP
Rockin’ R Ranch presents Worship Night at the Creek, featuring EX^LT Worship! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM.
Join us for an evening of worship at the creek, followed by fellowship, games, and campfires. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, water, as well as a snack to share! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM. We’ll see you there!

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 June 2

SUNDAY
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Donations currently benefit Rehema for Kids

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 ~ Emma Watts
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
We’re in this Together: A letter from Paul to the Romans
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

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

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

VBS Volunteer Training @ 1:15 PM

Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

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

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

• Women’s Retreat information – 6/9
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

CONCERT OF PRAYER
FBC Prayer presents a Concert of Prayer: Join us for an hour of prayer to prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming study of Paul’s letter to the Romans. Friday, June 14, 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Chapel. More information here
Questions? Email the FBC Prayer Ministry Champion, Jen Frater: jen@fraterfactory.com

MUSIC AT THE CREEK FEATURING EX^LT WORSHIP
Rockin’ R Ranch presents Worship Night at the Creek, featuring EX^LT Worship! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM.
Join us for an evening of worship at the creek, followed by fellowship, games, and campfires. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, water, as well as a snack to share! Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 PM. We’ll see you there! More information here

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
NOTE: No potluck in June! See you in July. More details to come.

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 6-2-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Give Me Faith
Goodness Of God
Lead Me To The Cross
Yet Not I But Thru Christ In Me

Give Me Faith

Verse 1

I need You to soften my heart
And break me apart
I need You to open my eyes
To see that You’re shaping my life

Pre-Chorus

All I am
I surrender

Chorus

Give me faith to trust what You say
That You’re good and Your love is great
I’m broken inside I give You my life

Verse 2

I need You to soften my heart
And break me apart
I need You to pierce through the dark
And cleanse every part of me

Bridge

‘Cause I may be weak
But Your Spirit’s strong in me
My flesh may fail
My God You never will

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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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Lead Me To The Cross

Verse 1

Saviour I come quiet my soul
Remember redemption’s hill
Where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom

Pre-Chorus

Ev’rything I once held dear
I count it all as loss

Chorus

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Oh lead me lead me to the cross

Verse 2

You were as I tempted and tried human
The word became flesh
Bore my sin in death
Now You’re risen

Bridge

To Your heart
To Your heart
Lead me to Your heart
Lead me to Your heart

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Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

Verse 1

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy my righteousness and freedom
My steadfast love my deep and boundless peace

To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine I can sing all is mine
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 2

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side the Saviour he will stay
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need his power is displayed

To this I hold my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley he will lead
Oh the night has been won and I shall overcome
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 3

No fate I dread I know I am forgiven
The future sure the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And he was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released I can sing I am free
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 4

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For he has said that he will bring me home
And day by day I know he will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to him
When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I but through Christ in me

Ending

When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I but through Christ in me
Yet not I but through Christ in me

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