ANNOUNCEMENTS – 2-8-24
ELDER & DEACON NOMINATIONS
We are now accepting Elder and Deacon Nominations. Please submit names as possible nominees for a role on the elder council or deacon board before Sunday, February 11. Contact an elder with your nomination suggestion: Pastor Tim, Pastor Brad, Jason Sperling, Steve Weissenberger, or Alan Zacher. To view some information about the respective roles of elders and deacons, grab a handout from the Information Table, or view and download it here.
FBC FOOD & FAMILY
Come join us on Sunday, February 11, at 12:00 PM in the MPR for some delicious pre-game appetizers and finger food! All are welcome to bring your favorite pre-game snacks. We will be providing meatballs and drinks for this potluck. More information
2023 GIVING STATEMENTS
2023 Giving Statements have been sent out! Check your email for the subject line: “Your FBC Richland 2023 Contribution Statement”.
You can also get your statement in the app or the ChurchCenter portal at fbcrichland.net. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FBC OFFICE CLOSED
The office will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
THIS WEEK'S GATHERINGS
Week Beginning February 11
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Donations currently benefit Tri-City Union Gospel Mission
Main Session @ 9:30 AM
Chapel (click here for hearing assistance information)
& Simulcast in Room 106C (Parent Lounge) or
FBC Kids @ 9:30 AM
(Age 0 thru grade 3 – check in at Nursery)
Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
Engaging God’s Word: Daniel for Ladies – Room 307
Praying the Bible – Room 305
FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
FBC Food & Family Potluck @ 12:00 PM
(NO Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group this week)
DivorceCare @ 6:00 PM
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM
Awana @ 6:30 PM
MOPS @ 6:30 PM, 2nd & 4th weeks
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM
11:00 AM SUNDAYS
• Book of Genesis
with Paul Eslinger – An interactive bible study, open to youth and adults
– Room 303
• Questions About Life
with Alan Zacher – Looking to God together for real, practical answers to tough questions. Open to youth and adults
– Room 101
• Engaging God’s Word: Daniel for ladies
with Stacy Mouat – An in-depth study of Daniel, where you will learn that God is both independent and intimate, and you will engage with what such profound truths mean in your life. Please sign up here for more information and to access group resources and messaging that pertains to this Breakout Session. Don’t worry if you can’t make it every week; come to as many sessions as you can. For further summary of the study click here: Engaging God’s Word: Daniel – Ladies Breakout. Open to ladies 16 and older
– Room 307
• Praying the Bible
with Jen Frater – Tired of praying the same old things about the same old things? Learn from Prof. Donald S. Whitney how to pray using scripture as your guide. We will read the short book “Praying the Bible” over 3 weeks and learn to lean on the scriptures to build a more robust prayer life. This Breakout Session will begin on Sunday, February 11 and continue for 3 weeks, ending on February 25. Open to youth and adults
– Room 305
UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS
RESCHEDULED – APP TUTORIAL – 2/25
Does the Church App intimidate you? Do you feel confused and anxious when you are asked to use it? Do you know it well and want others to learn it too? Please join this interactive Breakout on Sunday, February 25 at 11:00 AM in the MPR.
Sheryl and Tami will help you learn how to navigate the Church App.
Please make sure you have the App installed on your phone or tablet, then join us in the MPR!
It’s going to be FUN!
FBC FOOD & FAMILY
Come join us on the second Sunday of each month at 12:00 PM in the MPR for some delicious food! We will have a different theme each month, so check Weekly Connections announcements a couple weeks before each event for this month’s theme. More information
EX^LT WORSHIP NIGHT
EX^LT is putting on a Worship Night! Share the Facebook Event This event is open to all in the community, so invite friends and neighbors and whoever would like to join us! Come to the FBC Chapel on March 29 at 7:00 PM as we join hands and show the Lord our love for him. More information
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 meet on selected Saturdays, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, in the FBC Library (room 301). View dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. More information
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 – 123; Pairs of socks – 431. Needs: Boys toddler (small) and kid (medium). You may drop off new shoes & socks in the designated bins in the lobby, between the double glass doors. More information
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.
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.
“How’s the View?” On February 10, Ron Smithwick will bring a short devotional based on Romans 11. We hope you will join us! More information
BUNCO – LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
FBC Women, you are invited to an afternoon of fun, fellowship and BUNCO!
February 10, 2024, 2:30-4:30 PM in the MPR. RSVP in the App: Home> Connect> Events – or right here at this link – We look forward to seeing you! More information
FBC Mothers of Preschoolers meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from September to May. We meet from 6:30-8:00 PM in Room 101. More information
BREAKOUT SESSION – ENGAGING GOD’S WORD: DANIEL
This Breakout Session for ladies will be led by Stacy Mouat beginning on February 4 and running through May 12 (with a couple weeks off for other activities). It is an in-depth study of Daniel, where you will learn that God is both independent and intimate, and you will engage with what such profound truths mean in your life. Come to as many as you can make, it’s ok if you can’t make all the sessions. Please sign up here for the full schedule and to access group resources and messaging that pertains to this Breakout Session. Open to ladies 16 and older. More information
LADIES 18 years and older ~ Come join us October 4-6, 2024 for a women’s retreat at the Cannon Beach Conference Center in beautiful, picturesque Cannon Beach, Oregon, for an unforgettable weekend away. More information
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 Weekly Connections for the location each month.
The February 20 gathering will be at Bob’s Burgers & Brew on Queensgate in Richland at 11:30 AM.
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 Jesus! More information
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 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
- More to See!
- ChurchCenter App
- Church Directory
- Email & Text Preferences
- Hearing Assistance
- Lost & Found
- Prayer Partners
- Prayer & Giving
- Right Now Media
- Stay Connected
- YouVersion Study Guide
Take a look at the information in these tabs to discover more resources for Sunday gatherings and throughout the week!
Remember that your Church App is available to you! Here are just a few things you can do and information you can grab in the app!
- Check in to Sunday’s Main Session (in person AND online)
- Get information about (and sometimes sign up for) events
- Give online
- View the Church Directory (to join the directory, send an email to email@example.com for an invite)
- View the Church Calendar
Did you know that we have a church directory? It lives in the ChurchCenter App, tap “More” and then “Directory”.
Join today and don’t forget to add your photo into your profile! This is a secure directory that is available to those who have opted in via invite only.
• Group by household or individual
• Choose whether to include children
• Choose what information to include for each person (photo, phone, email)
• Very secure – only people in our database can be INVITED to participate
To get your invitation to join the directory, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
EMAIL & TEXT MESSAGE PREFERENCES
You can manage your email preferences and choose whether to receive the following:
• All-Church Emails: news and reminders
• Prayer Requests: prayer requests as they are received
• Meal Requests: notifies you when a meal is needed for someone at FBC
• Text Messages: all-church or specific ministries
Do you or someone you know need hearing assistance in our Main Session or other Chapel gatherings?
Click here for hearing assistance information and instructions.
Did you leave an Awana book here on a Wednesday?
Take a look at our Lost & Found bin, on top of the coat rack by the main restrooms in the foyer. Items will be stored in the Lost & Found bin for a short time and then donated to a local thrift store each quarter, so don’t let your items stay for too long.
PRAYER PARTNERS – 9:30 AM SUNDAYS
We are blessed with a group of faithful men who have committed to pray during our Main Session.
Topics of prayer will include:
• Main Session Teacher
• Breakout Session Leaders
• Requests from our Main Session
Have a request during the Main Session on Sunday? Write it on a Connect Card and give it to a Connect or Prayer Team member and they will deliver it to the Prayer Partners for immediate prayer.
If you have a need we would love to lift you up in prayer. The church staff prays every work day at 10:00 AM, and we also have an opt-in prayer email group. Click here to update your email preferences. Use the button below to submit a request and choose who you would like to have pray for you.
You may give in person using the box at the back of the Chapel. You may also mail a check, use the ChurchCenter app on your smartphone or on our website portal, or click the button below.
Financial Information for December 2023
• Giving $46,820 • Expenses $37,625 •
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Did you know that you have access to FBC’s sermon archive? Watch video or listen to a podcast of our streaming services, access previous Weekly Connections, and listen to audio from past in-person services. Visit the sermon archive now
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
Access the sermon study guide on the Bible app! This will allow you to follow along with the message AND take and save your notes. We use the YouVersion Bible App which is FREE and available for iPhone/iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire devices.
Here’s what to do:
1. Go to your app store or https://www.bible.com/app and install on your device.
2. Set up a FREE account either in the app or on the website.
3. If you haven’t used this app before, spend some time getting to know all its features.
4. When you come on Sunday look under “More” and “Events” to find our service.
Alternatively (and easier), click on the YouVersion Study Guide link in Weekly Connections > Sermon Study Guide. That will take you directly to the current Study Guide. Voilà!
5. Make sure to click “save” when you get to the event so you will be able to access your notes later.
If you have any problems let a staff member or deacon know and they can point you in the direction of someone who can help.
Previous Weekly Connections information can be found on the Sermons page.