We’re in this Together: A letter from Paul to the Romans

We’re in this Together: A letter from Paul to the Romans

Message Slides
Printable Study Guide and further resources are in Weekly Connections

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

(back to top)

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

(back to top)

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

(back to top)

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

(back to top)

A Glimpse at Biblical Stewardship: Week Four

A Glimpse at Biblical Stewardship: Week Four

Message Slides
Printable Study Guide and further resources are in Weekly Connections

Weekly Connections – 5-23-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 5-23-24

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

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

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

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

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 May 26

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

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
A Glimpse at Biblical Stewardship: Week Four
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
AIM Team Meeting – Room 209

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

MONDAY
FBC Office Closed (Memorial Day)

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

• AIM (Ambassadors in Mexico) Team Meeting
with Greg Frater – Monthly team meeting for those going on the Mexico missions trip in June
– Room 209

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

• Women’s Retreat information
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

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

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 5-26-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Lay Me Down
Build My Life
O Come To The Altar
Yes I Will

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

(back to top)

Build My Life

Verse 1

Worthy of ev’ry song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise
We could ever bring
Worthy of ev’ry breath
We could ever breathe
We live for You

Verse 2

Jesus the name above ev’ry other name
Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of ev’ry breath
We could ever breathe
We live for You
We live for You

Chorus

Holy there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love
To those around me

Bridge

I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken

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O Come To The Altar

Verse 1

Are you hurting and broken within
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin
Jesus is calling
Have you come to the end of yourself
Do you thirst for a drink from the well
Jesus is calling

Chorus

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Verse 2

Leave behind your regrets and mistakes
Come today there’s no reason to wait
Jesus is calling
Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy
From the ashes a new life is born
Jesus is calling

Bridge

Oh what a Savior
Isn’t he wonderful
Sing alleluia Christ is risen
Bow down before him
For he is Lord of all
Sing alleluia Christ is risen

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Yes I Will

Verse 1

I count on one thing
The same God that never fails
Will not fail me now
You won’t fail me now
In the waiting
The same God who’s never late
Is working all things out
You’re working all things out

Chorus

Yes I will lift You high
In the lowest valley
Yes I will bless Your name
Yes I will sing for joy
When my heart is heavy
All my days yes I will

Bridge

I choose to praise
To glorify glorify
The name of all names
That nothing can stand against

Tag

For all my days
Yes I will

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Love for Jesus Expressed…

Love for Jesus Expressed…

Message Slides
Printable Study Guide and further resources are in Weekly Connections

Weekly Connections – 5-16-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 5-16-24

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

FBC FOOD & FAMILY (RESCHEDULED)
This Sunday, May 19, we’re having a (rescheduled) Cinco de Mayo FBC Food & Family Potluck! Taco meat and tortillas will be included, please sign up to bring taco toppings and a side dish. Join us on Sunday, May 19 at Noon in the FBC Richland MPR, after Breakout Sessions. We look forward to seeing you then! Sign up here!

FBC ANNUAL MEETING
Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 19 in the Chapel. The meeting is open to all members and attenders, however, voting at the Meeting will be limited to active church members. We will vote on affirmation of Elders and Deacons and also on approval of the proposed budget for FY 2024-2025. After the business portion of our Annual Meeting, we will have an ice cream social in the MPR, so please come join us and stay for ice cream! More information here

SENIOR FUN, FOOD, FELLOWSHIP
This month’s Senior fun day is Tuesday, May 21, at 11:30 AM. We’ll be meeting at Sterlings at Queensgate. Contact Merry Collop with questions and to let her know you’re coming: 509.531.6881

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

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.

 

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 contact Stacy Mouat or the church office with questions. More information here

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning May 19

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

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 ~ Will Mouat
Love for Jesus Expressed…
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
Connect Team Meeting – Room 307

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

Food & Family May Potluck @ Noon

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

 Connect Team Meeting
with John & Lynae Dwelis – If you are on the Connect Team, or are interested in joining or have questions, please join this informational team meeting. Open to Connect Team members and anyone interested in learning about this team
– Room 307
 

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

• Shoe Collection Prep – 5/26
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

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

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.
In May, we’re having a Cinco de Mayo FBC Food & Family Mexican Potluck! Taco meat and tortillas will be included, please sign up to bring taco toppings and a side dish. ***RESCHEDULED: Join us THIS Sunday, May 19 at Noon in the FBC Richland MPR. We look forward to seeing you then! Sign up here!

ANNUAL MEETING & ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 19 in the Chapel. The meeting is open to all members and attenders, however, voting at the Meeting will be limited to active church members. We will vote on affirmation of Elders and Deacons and also on approval of the proposed budget for FY 2024-2025. After the business portion of our Annual Meeting, we will have an ice cream social in the MPR, so please come join us and stay for ice cream! 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.

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

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 contact Stacy Mouat or the church office with questions. More information here

WOMEN’S RETREAT INFO
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, May 21, 11:30 AM
  • Sterlings at Queensgate
  • 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.

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 Lyrics

Today’s Songs 5-19-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

I Surrender All
We Fall Down
Enough
Everyday

I Surrender All

Verse 1

All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give
I will ever love and trust Him
In His presence daily live

Chorus

I surrender all
I surrender all
All to Thee my blessed Savior
I surrender all

Verse 2

All to Jesus I surrender
Humbly at His feet I bow
Worldly pleasures all forsaken
Take me Jesus take me now

Verse 3

All to Jesus I surrender
Make me Savior wholly Thine
Let me feel the Holy Spirit
Truly know that Thou art mine

Verse 4

All to Jesus I surrender
Lord I give myself to Thee
Fill me with Thy love and power
Let Thy blessing fall on me

Verse 5

All to Jesus I surrender
Now I feel the sacred flame
O the joy of full salvation
Glory glory to His name

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We Fall Down

Verse

We fall down
We lay our crowns
At the feet of Jesus
The greatness of mercy and love
At the feet of Jesus

Chorus

And we cry holy holy holy
And we cry holy holy holy
And we cry holy holy holy is the Lamb

(back to top)

Enough

Chorus

All of You is more than enough for all of me
For ev’ry thirst and ev’ry need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough

Verse 1

You’re my supply my breath of life
Still more awesome than I know
You’re my reward worth living for
Still more awesome than I know
And

Verse 2

You’re my sacrifice of greatest price
Still more awesome than I know
You’re my coming King You are ev’rything
Still more awesome than I know

Bridge

More than all I want more than all I need
You are more than enough for me
More than all I know more than all I can say
You are more than enough

(back to top)

Everyday

Verse 1

What to say Lord
It’s You who gave me life
And I can’t explain
Just how much You mean to me
Now that You have saved me Lord
I give all that I am to You
That everyday I can
Be a light that shines Your name

Verse 2

Everyday Lord
I’ll learn to stand upon Your Word
And I pray that I
I may come to know You more
That You would guide me
In every single step I take
That everyday I can be Your
Light unto the world

Chorus

Everyday it’s You I’ll live for
Everyday I’ll follow after You
Everyday I’ll walk with You (my Lord)

Bridge

It’s You I live for everyday
It’s You I live for everyday
It’s You I live for everyday

Ending

It’s You I live for everyday

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The Stewardship of Worship

The Stewardship of Worship

Weekly Connections – 5-9-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 5-9-24

TOWN HALL (RESCHEDULED)
Our quarterly Town Hall will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, May 12 at 11:00 AM. Topics for this meeting include info about the 2024-2025 budget, updates on some ongoing projects, and more. All are invited to join us for this informational meeting. More information here

FBC FOOD & FAMILY (RESCHEDULED)
On May 19 we’re having a Cinco de Mayo FBC Food & Family Potluck! Taco meat and tortillas will be included, please sign up to bring taco toppings and a side dish. Join us on Sunday, May 19 at Noon in the FBC Richland MPR, after Breakout Sessions. We look forward to seeing you then! Sign up here!

 

FBC ANNUAL MEETING
Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 19 in the Chapel. The meeting is open to all members and attenders, however, voting at the Meeting will be limited to active church members. We will vote on affirmation of Elders and Deacons and also on approval of the proposed budget for FY 2024-2025. After the business portion of our Annual Meeting, we will have an ice cream social in the MPR, so please come join us and stay for ice cream! 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

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.

 

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 contact Stacy Mouat or the church office with questions. More information here

THIS WEEK’S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning May 12

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

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 & the Word ~ Pastor Brad Nelson
& FBC Worship Team
The Stewardship of Worship
VIEW LYRICS HERE
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

Town Hall @ 11:00 AM (Rescheduled)
Chapel

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

(No Men’s 4 to 5 Today)

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY
Awana @ 6:30 PM

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

SUNDAY
Food & Family May Potluck @ Noon (Rescheduled)

 
FAMILIES

TOWN HALL **RESCHEDULED**
Our quarterly (RESCHEDULED) Town Hall will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, May 12 at 11:00 AM. Topics for this meeting include info about the 2024-2025 budget, updates on some ongoing projects, and more. All are invited to join us for this informational meeting. 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.
In May, we’re having a Cinco de Mayo FBC Food & Family Mexican Potluck! Taco meat and tortillas will be included, please sign up to bring taco toppings and a side dish. ***RESCHEDULED: Join us on Sunday, May 19 at Noon in the FBC Richland MPR. We look forward to seeing you then! Sign up here!

ANNUAL MEETING & ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 19 in the Chapel. The meeting is open to all members and attenders, however, voting at the Meeting will be limited to active church members. We will vote on affirmation of Elders and Deacons and also on approval of the proposed budget for FY 2024-2025. After the business portion of our Annual Meeting, we will have an ice cream social in the MPR, so please come join us and stay for ice cream! 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 May 11. 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.

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

NOTE: Men’s 4 to 5 will be canceled for May 12, in honor of Mother’s Day.

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 May 11, Mark Palmer will bring a short devotional. We hope you will join us! More information here

WOMEN

MOPS
FBC Mothers of Preschoolers meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September to May – our final meeting for this season was May 8. Watch for next year’s schedule to come out in late Summer. More information here

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 contact Stacy Mouat or the church office with questions. More information here

WOMEN’S RETREAT – REGISTER SOON!
LADIES 18 years and older ~ The time has come to make a commitment to join FBC Women for our fall retreat to be held at the beautiful Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center. 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.

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:

  • May 21, 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)

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

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.

This Week's Songs

Today’s Songs 5-12-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Living Hope
Holy Is The Lord
Everlasting God
Lay Me Down
Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)
Healer
Altar
It Is Well
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
I Will Exalt
Highlands (Song Of Ascent)
Made Alive
Everyday

Living Hope

Verse 1

How great the chasm that lay between us
How high the mountain I could not climb
In desperation I turned to heaven
And spoke Your name into the night
Then through the darkness Your loving-kindness
Tore through the shadows of my soul
The work is finished the end is written
Jesus Christ my living hope

Verse 2

Who could imagine so great a mercy
What heart could fathom such boundless grace
The God of ages stepped down from glory
To wear my sin and bear my shame
The cross has spoken I am forgiven
The King of kings calls me His own
Beautiful Savior I’m Yours forever
Jesus Christ my living hope

Chorus

Hallelujah praise the One who set me free
Hallelujah death has lost its grip on me
You have broken every chain
There’s salvation in Your name
Jesus Christ my living hope

Verse 3

Then came the morning that sealed the promise
Your buried body began to breathe
Out of the silence the Roaring Lion
Declared the grave has no claim on me
(REPEAT)
Jesus Yours is the victory whoa

Ending

Jesus Christ my living hope
Oh God You are my living hope

(back to top)

Holy Is The Lord

Verse

We stand and lift up our hands
For the joy of the Lord is our strength
We bow down and worship Him now
How great how awesome is He

Pre-Chorus

And together we sing
Ev’ryone sing

Chorus

Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
Holy is the Lord God Almighty
The earth is filled with His glory
The earth is filled with His glory

Bridge

It is rising up all around
It’s the anthem of the Lord’s renown
It’s rising up all around
It’s the anthem of the Lord’s renown

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Everlasting God

Verse

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Pre-Chorus

Our God You reign forever
Our Hope our strong Deliv’rer

Chorus

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary
You’re the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

(back to top)

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

(back to top)

Broken Vessels

Verse 1

All these pieces
Broken and scattered
In mercy gathered
Mended and whole
Empty handed
But not forsaken
I’ve been set free
I’ve been set free

Chorus

Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
Oh I once was lost
But now I am found
Was blind but now I see

Chorus

Oh I can see You now
Oh I can see the love in Your eyes
Laying Yourself down
Raising up the broken to life

Verse 2

You take our failure
You take our weakness
You set Your treasure
In jars of clay
So take this heart Lord
I’ll be Your vessel
The world to see Your life in me

(back to top)

Healer

Verse 1

You said if we believe
Then greater things would come
So pour Your Spirit out
Like a river like a flood

Deliver every heart
Body soul and mind
All the darkness bows
Before the feet of Christ

Chorus

The Healer’s in this place
The Healer’s in this place
Jesus You are moving in our praise

There’s freedom in Your name
There’s freedom in Your name
Jesus You are Healer in this place

Verse 2

You said if we believe
We would see Your kingdom come
So pour Your Spirit out
Come and let Your will be done

You’ve defeated death
And You remain our living hope
We believe Your Word
You’re the God of miracles

Bridge

Let the blind see all Your glory
Let the dead rise testifying
There is power in the mighty name of Jesus
Let the mourning turn to dancing
Fear is silenced in our praising
There is power in the mighty name of Jesus

Ending

There is power in the mighty name of Jesus
There is power in the mighty name of Jesus
There is power in the mighty name of Jesus

(back to top)

Altar

Verse 1

You beckon me beckon me
To leave all that I’ve known
You beckon me beckon me
To call you as my own
This is life this is life
To bid me come and die
Spirit of the living God
You’re all that satisfies
All that satisfies

Chorus 1

Here I give my everything
Surrendered at the altar of my King
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
He’ll never leave my side

Verse 2

You beckon me beckon me
To leave all that I’ve known
You beckon me beckon me
To call you as my own
This is life this is life
To bid me come and die
Spirit of living God
You’re all that satisfies
All that satisfies

Chorus 2

So here I give my everything
Surrendered at the altar of my King
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side

Bridge

My desire is for You
All of Heaven adores You
I’ve tasted and I’ve seen
That You are good
Your kingdom’s forever
Your throne lasts forever
And forever I will sing
That You are good

Chorus 3

So here I give my everything
I’m surrendered at the altar of my King
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side

Ending

‘Cause I’m hanging on
To Your every word
Like a melody
That no one else has heard
For I am His and He is mine
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
Oh I know that He will
Never leave my side
He’ll never leave my side

(back to top)

It Is Well

Verse 1

Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Chorus

Through it all through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all through it all
It is well
Through it all through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well with me

Verse 2

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

Bridge

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name

Ending

It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well it is well with my soul

(back to top)

Oceans

Verse 1

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep my faith will stand

Chorus 1

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Verse 2

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sov’reign hand will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

Bridge

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Saviour

Chorus 2

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

(back to top)

I Will Exalt

Verse

Your Presence is all I need
It’s all I want it’s all I seek
Without it without it there’s no meaning
Your Presence is the air I breathe
The song I sing and the love I need
And without it without it I’m not living

Chorus

I will exalt You Lord I will exalt You Lord
There is no one like You God
I will exalt You Lord I will exalt You Lord
No other name be lifted high

Bridge

There will be no one like You
And no one beside You
You alone are worthy of all praise

Ending

Your Presence is all I need
It’s all I want all I seek
Without it without it there’s no meaning

(back to top)

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

(back to top)

Made Alive

Verse 1

I once was dead in sin alone and hopeless
A child of wrath I walked condemned in darkness
But Your mercy brought new life
And in Your love and kindness
Raised me up with Christ and made me righteous

Chorus

You have bought me back with the riches of
Your amazing grace and relentless love
I’m made alive forever with You life forever
By Your grace I’m saved
(By Your grace I’m saved)

Verse 2

Lord You are the light that broke the darkness
You satisfy my soul when I am heartless
If ever I forget my true identity
Show me who I am and help me to believe

Bridge

My sin has been erased
I’ll never be the same

(back to top)

Everyday

Verse 1

What to say Lord
It’s You who gave me life
And I can’t explain
Just how much You mean to me
Now that You have saved me Lord
I give all that I am to You
That everyday I can
Be a light that shines Your name

Verse 2

Everyday Lord
I’ll learn to stand upon Your Word
And I pray that I
I may come to know You more
That You would guide me
In every single step I take
That everyday I can be Your
Light unto the world

Chorus

Everyday it’s You I’ll live for
Everyday I’ll follow after You
Everyday I’ll walk with You (my Lord)

Bridge

It’s You I live for everyday
It’s You I live for everyday
It’s You I live for everyday

Ending

It’s You I live for everyday

(back to top)

A Glimpse at Biblical Stewardship: Week Four

A Glimpse at Biblical Stewardship: Week Three

Message Slides
Printable Study Guide and further resources are in Weekly Connections

Weekly Connections – 5-2-24
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 5-2-24

*** Due to a power outage on Sunday, May 5, we held our Main Session in the MPR by flashlight and candlelight and emergency lighting, and had a wonderful time of fellowship! Because of that last-minute change, we postponed our Town Hall and FBC Food & Family May potluck. Read below for updated information! ***

TOWN HALL
Our quarterly Town Hall will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, May 12 at 11:00 AM. Topics for this meeting include info about the 2024-2025 budget, updates on some ongoing projects, and more. All are invited to join us for this informational meeting. More information here

FBC FOOD & FAMILY
On May 5 we’re having a Cinco de Mayo FBC Food & Family Potluck! Taco meat and tortillas will be included, please sign up to bring taco toppings and a side dish. Join us on Sunday, May 19 at Noon in the FBC Richland MPR, after the Town Hall. We look forward to seeing you then! Sign up here!

FBC ANNUAL MEETING
Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 19 in the Chapel. The meeting is open to all members and attenders, however, voting at the Meeting will be limited to active church members. We will vote on affirmation of Elders and Deacons and also on approval of the proposed budget for FY 2024-2025. After the business portion of our Annual Meeting, we will have an ice cream social in the MPR, so please come join us and stay for ice cream! More information here

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 May 5

SUNDAY
Main Session @ 9:30 AM
Chapel (hearing assistance information)
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
A Glimpse at Biblical Stewardship: Week Three
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

All following events canceled due to power outage

TUESDAY

Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY
Awana @ 6:30 PM
MOPS @ 6:30 PM, 2nd & 4th weeks

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

SATURDAY
Men’s Breakfast @ 8:00 AM

 
FAMILIES

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.
In May, we’re having a Cinco de Mayo FBC Food & Family Mexican Potluck! Taco meat and tortillas will be included, please sign up to bring taco toppings and a side dish. ***RESCHEDULED: Join us on Sunday, May 19 at Noon in the FBC Richland MPR. We look forward to seeing you then! Sign up here!

TOWN HALL **RESCHEDULED**
Our quarterly (RESCHEDULED) Town Hall will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, May 12 at 11:00 AM. Topics for this meeting include info about the 2024-2025 budget, updates on some ongoing projects, and more. All are invited to join us for this informational meeting. 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 May 11. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. More information here

ANNUAL MEETING & ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 19 in the Chapel. The meeting is open to all members and attenders, however, voting at the Meeting will be limited to active church members. We will vote on affirmation of Elders and Deacons and also on approval of the proposed budget for FY 2024-2025. After the business portion of our Annual Meeting, we will have an ice cream social in the MPR, so please come join us and stay for ice cream! 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.

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

NOTE: Men’s 4 to 5 will be canceled for May 12, in honor of Mother’s Day.

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 May 11, Mark Palmer will bring a short devotional. We hope you will join us! More information here

WOMEN

MOPS
FBC Mothers of Preschoolers meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September to May – our final meeting for this season is May 8. We meet from 6:30-8:00 PM in Room 101. More information here

WOMEN’S RETREAT – REGISTER SOON!
LADIES 18 years and older ~ The time has come to make a commitment to join FBC Women for our fall retreat to be held at the beautiful Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center. 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.

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:

  • May 21, 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)

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

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.

This Week's Songs

Today’s Songs 5-5-24

Click here for printer-friendly lyrics

Blessed Be Your Name
Take My Life and Let It Be
I Will Lift My Eyes
Sing to the King

Blessed Be Your Name

Verse 1

Blessed be Your name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Verse 2

Blessed be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be Your name

Pre-Chorus

Ev’ry blessing You pour out I’ll
Turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in Lord
Still I will say

Chorus

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Verse 3

Blessed be Your name
When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s all as it should be
Blessed be Your name

Verse 4

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Bridge

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord blessed be Your name

(back to top)

Take My Life And Let It Be

Verse 1

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated Lord to Thee
Take my moments and my days
Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Verse 2

Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee

Verse 3

Take my voice and let me sing
Always only for my King
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee

Verse 4

Take my silver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect and use
Ev’ry pow’r as Thou shalt choose

Verse 5

Take my will and make it Thine
It shall be no longer mine
Take my heart it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne

Verse 6

Take my love my Lord I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store
Take myself and I will be
Ever only all for Thee

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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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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

Chorus

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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