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Printable Study Guide and further resources are in Weekly Connections

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

WOMEN’S RETREAT IMPORTANT INFO
*** 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

If you are registered for the Women’s Retreat, October 4-6, 2024, at the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center, a deposit of $100 was due by June 1. If you aren’t signed up yet, there may still be time to register and pay the deposit. Talk to Stacy to find out!
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.

YOUTH GROUP THIS WEEK
**NOTE: Youth Group for June 11 will be at Leslie Groves Park! Same time 6:00 PM. Contact Tara if you have any questions: students@fbcrichland.net

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 9

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 ~ Rachel Montgomery
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Two)
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
Women’s Retreat Info – 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
**AT LESLIE GROVES PARK**

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM
Concert of Prayer @ 7:00 PM

SATURDAY
Men’s Breakfast @ 8:00 AM

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

• Women’s Retreat information
with Stacy Mouat – Please attend a Women’s Retreat informational Breakout Session if you are planning on attending the October retreat. We will 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

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

• AIM (Ambassadors in Mexico) Team Meeting – 6/16
with Greg Frater – Monthly team meeting for those going on the Mexico missions trip from June 22-29
– Room 209

• 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
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.

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 may still be time to register and pay the deposit – talk to Stacy to find out. 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.

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.

MomCo
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

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

**NOTE: Youth Group for June 11 will be at Leslie Groves Park! Same time, contact Tara if you have any questions: students@fbcrichland.net

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 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 6-9-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Highlands (Song Of Ascent)
You Are My All In All
I Will Stand
I Will Lift My Eyes

Highlands (Song Of Ascent)

Verse 1

O how high would I climb mountains
If the mountains were where You hide
O how far I’d scale the valleys
If You graced the other side

Verse 2

O how long have I chased rivers
From lowly seas to where they rise
Against the rush of grace descending
From the source of its supply

Pre-Chorus

‘Cause in the highlands and the heartache
You’re neither more or less inclined
I would search and stop at nothing
You’re just not that hard to find

Chorus

Oh (So) I will praise You on the mountain
(And) I will praise You
When the mountain’s in my way
You’re the summit where my feet are
So I will praise You in the valleys all the same
No less God within the shadows
No less faithful when the night leads me astray
(‘Cause) You’re the heaven where my heart is
In the highlands and the heartache all the same

Verse 3

O how far beneath Your glory
Does Your kindness extend the path
From where Your feet rest on the sunrise
To where You sweep the sinner’s past

Verse 4

And O how fast would You come running
If just to shadow me through the night
Trace my steps through all my failure
And walk me out the other side

Pre-Chorus

For who could dare ascend that mountain
That valleyed hill called Calvary
But for the One I call Good Shepherd
Who like a lamb was slain for me

Bridge

Whatever I walk through
Wherever I am
Your Name can move mountains
Wherever I stand
And if ever I walk through
The valley of death
I’ll sing through the shadows
My song of ascent

Pre-Chorus

From the gravest of all valleys
Come the pastures we call grace
A mighty river flowing upwards
From a deep but empty grave

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You Are My All In All

Verse 1

You are my strength
When I am weak
You are the treasure
That I seek
You are my all in all
Seeking You as a precious jew’l
Lord to give up I’d be a fool
You are my all in all

Chorus

Jesus Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name

Verse 2

Taking my sin
My cross my shame
Rising again I bless Your name
You are my all in all
When I fall down You pick me up
When I am dry You fill my cup
You are my all in all

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I Will Stand

Verse 1

You saved me from my destruction
You turned my feet from death
You lifted me with Your kindness
You filled me with Your breath
How can I thank You
What can I bring

Chorus

I will stand and worship You
For ev’rything You are to me
I will lift my voice in praise
For all the wonders You display
I will stand I will stand and worship You

Verse 2

You draw me with tender mercies
You hold me in Your grace
So I will fall down in rev’rence
At the myst’ry of Your ways
So how can I thank You
What can I bring

Bridge

In the middle of the congregation
I will lift my voice to say that You are good
And in the midst of ev’ry situation
I will make this declaration
You are good yeah yeah

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I Will Lift My Eyes

Verse 1

God my God I cry out
Your beloved needs You now
God be near calm my fear
And take my doubt

Pre-Chorus

Your kindness is what pulls me up
Your love is all that draws me in

Chorus

I will lift my eyes to the Maker
Of the mountains I can’t climb
I will lift my eyes to the Calmer
Of the oceans raging wild
I will lift my eyes to the Healer
Of the hurt I hold inside
I will lift my eyes lift my eyes
To You

Verse 2

God my God let mercy sing
Her melody over me
God right here all I bring
Is all of me

Bridge

‘Cause You are and You were
And You will be forever
The Lover I need to save me
‘Cause You fashioned the earth
And You hold it together God
So hold me now

Ending

I will lift my eyes
Lift my eyes to You
God my God I cry out
Your beloved needs You now

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