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Weekly Connections – 6-27-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 6-27-24

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

TOWN HALL
A special Town Hall meeting will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, June 30 at 11:00 AM.
Topics in this meeting will include questions and discussion regarding the proposed 2024 Constitutional Revision and some ministry updates. All are invited to join us for this informational meeting.

GRANDVIEW BABY SHOWER
FBC Ladies, please come to a Baby Shower for Monse Lopez, the Pastor’s wife at the Grandview church. We will join other women of the Grandview Sola Gratia Church to celebrate the upcoming birth of their new Son Caleb. Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM at Sola Gratia Church, 406 E 2nd St, Grandview, WA 98930. Contact Trish Bedell 949.292.3026 to acknowledge your desire to attend. More information here including registry details.

SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING
Please mark your calendars for our Special Business Meeting to be held Sunday, July 28, at 6:00 PM in the FBC Chapel.
The main topic of this meeting will be to affirm the proposed Constitutional Revision. You can read a side-by-side comparison of the current Constitution and the proposed Constitution here. A summary explanation of the main changes is available here.
All are welcome to attend and participate in discussion at the Business Meeting, however, only active FBC members will vote on affirmation of the Constitutional Revision.
If you have a question that you would like to have brought on your behalf to the Business meeting and you weren’t able to ask your question at the Town Hall, you can email that to info@fbcrichland.net.

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning June 30

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 ~ Pastor Brad Nelson
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Five)
THE BOOK OF ROMANS IN LETTER FORM
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE
ROMANS SCRIPTURE JOURNAL

Town Hall @ 11:00 AM
FBC Kids Breakout Sessions – Fifth Sunday Review @ 11:00 AM
Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

THURSDAY
Office Closed (Independence Day)

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

 
FAMILIES

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

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 on July 14 for a special treat before Breakout Sessions. More details to come.

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 usually meet to discuss the entire book at each meeting, but don’t despair – it’s ok if you haven’t read the book or have only read part of it, 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 July 20. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. More information here

SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING
Please mark your calendars for our Special Business Meeting to be held Sunday, July 28, at 6:00 PM in the FBC Chapel.
The main topic of this meeting will be to affirm the proposed Constitutional Revision. You can read a side-by-side comparison of the current Constitution and the proposed Constitution here. A summary explanation of the main changes is available here.
All are welcome to attend and participate in discussion at the Business Meeting, however, only active FBC members will vote on affirmation of the Constitutional Revision.
If you have a question that you would like to have brought on your behalf to the Business meeting and you weren’t able to ask your question at the Town Hall, you can email that to info@fbcrichland.net.

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

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 – 182; 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

WOMEN

GRANDVIEW BABY SHOWER
FBC Ladies, please come to a Baby Shower for Monse Lopez, the Pastor’s wife at the Grandview church. We will join other women of the Grandview Sola Gratia Church to celebrate the upcoming birth of their new Son Caleb. Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM at Sola Gratia Church, 406 E 2nd St, Grandview, WA 98930. Contact Trish Bedell 949.292.3026 to acknowledge your desire to attend. More information here including registry details.

MomCo AT FBC 
MomCo at FBC Richland (formerly 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

WOMEN’S RETREAT
LADIES 18 years and older ~ there may still be room to join the retreat on 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:

  • Tuesday, July 16, 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)

** On the fifth Sunday we have a FBC Kids Review day! On June 30, grades 1-6 will all meet in Room 306 together. Ages 0-K will remain in their regular rooms. **

VBS REGISTRATION OPEN
We are getting very excited about our upcoming Vacation Bible School “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” which is scheduled for the week of July 22-26. Registration is now open: More information here 
If you have any questions in the meantime, you may email vbs@fbcrichland.net.

VBS STAFF TRAINING
There is one more staff training meeting for those helping with VBS! The July meeting is the day before VBS begins – Sunday, July 21 – at noon in the MPR. 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 6-30-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Lay Me Down
Here I Am To Worship
God Of Miracles
Happy Day

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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Here I Am To Worship

Verse 1

Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes let me see
Beauty that made
This heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

Chorus

So here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
And You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

Verse 2

King of all days
Oh so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came
To the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor

Bridge

And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

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God Of Miracles

Verse 1

Let faith arise
In spite of what I see Lord I believe
But help my unbelief
I choose to trust You no matter what I feel
Let faith arise
Let faith arise
For my champion’s not dead
He is alive
Oh and He already knows my ev’ry need
Surely He will come and rescue me

Chorus

God of miracles (come)
We need Your supernatural love to break through
Nothing’s impossible
You’re the God of miracles

Verse 2

Let faith arise
And see the kingdom come
I lift my eyes
Oh for the battle has been won
My God is faithful
Oh and ev’ry single word He said is true oh

Bridge

This world is shaking
But You cannot be shaken
My heart is breaking
But I’m not broken yet
Your love is fearless
Help me to be courageous too
Oh there is nothing impossible (for the)

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Happy Day

Verse 1

The greatest day in history
Death is beaten You have rescued me
Sing it out Jesus is alive
The empty cross the empty grave
Life eternal You have won the day
Shout it out Jesus is alive
He’s alive

Chorus

And oh happy day happy day
You washed my sin away
Oh happy day happy day
I’ll never be the same
Forever I am changed

Verse 2

When I stand in that place
Free at last meeting face to face
I am Yours Jesus You are mine
Endless joy perfect peace
Earthly pain finally will cease
Celebrate Jesus is alive
He’s alive

Bridge

Oh what a glorious day
What a glorious way
That You have saved me
And oh what a glorious day
What a glorious name

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