Weekly Connections: Updated 7-21-22
Weekly Connections: Updated 7-21-22
EX^LT is a college age ministry at FBC designed for young adults between the ages of 18 and 30. EX^LT is a weekly time of fellowship, connection, accountability, worship, and scripture discussion. Our purpose is to provide a safe space for a college age community to gather, worship, learn, and share life together. We meet on Fridays at FBC, in Room 302. Arrive at 6:30 PM for refreshments before we kick things off at 7 PM. Bring a friend and we hope to see you there. Click here to sign up!
2GO CAFE – 9 AM SUNDAY
Our coffee stand is open on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM. Stop by and grab some coffee before and after the Main Session. Donations currently benefit Grace Kitchen, which helps meet needs of marginalized women in the Tri-Cities.
VBS CELEBRATION LUNCH
Join us at 11:00 AM for a VBS Celebration Hot Dog Lunch! We will gather in the MPR and have a fun lunch together as we finish off the festivities of our VBS Celebration Sunday. Food is provided!
MISSIONS Q/R – 12 PM
Join the Missions team and leadership on Sunday at noon in the Auditorium for a Question/Response time regarding the change in status as sending church for David & Andrea Foster. All our church family are welcome to attend.
MEN’S STUDY/ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP – 5 PM SUNDAY
Join this accountability and study group for men on Sunday evenings. We meet on Sunday from 5-6 PM in the MPR. Our current study in this Ethics for Man series is called Abandoned. For more information or if you have any questions about this group, call Pastor Tim at 360.880.4975.
MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOP – 5:30 PM SUNDAY – DINNER PROVIDED!
Who is the church? What is the church’s purpose? 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, July 24, 5:30-8:00 PM, dinner will be provided.
You may access the Membership Workshop Booklet on the Resources page on our website (click here)! Just click the “Membership Workshop” icon to download the file. You may also pick up a copy of the Membership Booklet on Sunday morning at the Connect Table if you are planning to come to the workshop on Sunday evening. If you already have an FBC Studies Binder, please bring it with you! If you don’t have one yet, you can get one at the workshop.
The Library Ladies are hosting a book club!
Everyone who reads and loves books is invited. In fact, bring your book-loving friends too. We will talk BOOKS!
We want to know what you are reading now, and why you liked it or hated it. (Did we mention that we love books, even the books you are reading?) We’ll all vote to decide the book we will read together and discuss at the next meeting.
Our first club will be on Saturday, July 30 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at Jen Frater’s house and will repeat on the last Saturday of each month. Locations may vary. Contact a Library Lady for more info!
Looking forward to seeing you then!
The Library Ladies (Jen, Shelly, Tami, and Tara)
BREAKOUTS NEXT WEEK
Next week for our 11 AM breakouts we will have a couple of special guests! Here is the lineup for next week, July 31, 2022:
• Book of Genesis
with Paul Eslinger – An interactive bible study, open to youth and adults
– Meets in Room 303
• Missions Trip Update – Uganda
with Daniel Bennett – Join this Breakout, tailored to youth and adults, for an update on Daniel’s trip to Uganda. Open to youth and adults
– Meets in Room 302
• Missions Update – Ukraine
with Vladimir & Maria Sagadeyev – Join this Breakout to meet these missionaries and learn how they are serving with Church Ministries Institute (a Live Global partner) in Ukraine. Their grandson Mishael will be with them to translate. Open to youth and adults
– Meets in the MPR
QUESTIONS ABOUT BAPTISM?
Contact Pastor Tim if you have any questions about being baptized or about baptism in general. You can email him at email@example.com.
There are also some resources at the Information Table as well as on our website resources page.
We will also have a church service at the river on August 21 at 9:30 AM at Leslie Groves Park, shelter #1.
We will have some baptisms after the service and a picnic after that! Mark your calendars!
LIBRARY LADIES BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
The Significance of Singleness: A Theological Vision for the Future of the Church by Christina Hitchcock
Hands-down the best book I have ever read about living life as a Jesus follower, who is also single.
Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community by Brett McCracken
Church can be uncomfortable, because it is made up of other weird humans. But because we are a part of Jesus family, it is worth the work of living together as brothers and sisters.
We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong by Al Mohler
A thought-provoking look at how the church has got some things right, and somethings wrong, and how we can be salt and light in our communities.
Everything Sad is Untrue (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri
The story of an Iranian immigrant boy in Oklahoma, and how he tells his family’s story and how it makes him who he is.
The Library Ladies (Jen, Shelly, Tami, and Tara)
Regular Weekly Gatherings
Week Beginning July 24
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Main Session @ 9:30 AM
(Nursery for ages 0-3)
In Person @ FBC: Auditorium & MPR Simulcast
Online Livestream: YouTube
Worship through Music ~ VBS Staff
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
VBS Celebration Lunch @ 11:00 AM
Missions Q/R @ 12:00 PM
Men’s Accountability Group @ 5:00 PM
Membership Workshop @ 5:30 PM
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Middle and High School
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM
College Age – Young Adults
Welcome to Sunday Worship!
- For the Summer, we are offering nursery care for ages 0-3 during our 9:30 AM Main Session. All other ages are welcome and encouraged to participate with their families in the Main Session, where they can grab a Kids Bible Study Notes packet from the table in the back if they wish
- If at any time a different venue would be helpful, you may view the simulcast of the Main Session in our Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
- Today’s VBS Celebration lunch is at 11:00 AM in the MPR
- Please check in – whether you are here in person or watching online – using the ChurchCenter app on your smartphone, or on the ChurchCenter online portal on a computer (choose “in person” or “online” when you check in)
- Click here for hearing assistance information
Sermon Study Guide
Pastor Tim Walker
1We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
2Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
3For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”
4For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
5May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
6that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
Romans 15:1-7 ESV
As we gather…
What does the passage say?
Major theological terms?
What does the passage mean?
Context? (never interpret less than a paragraph)
How would the original hearers receive this?
Key word definitions?
Parallel Biblical teachings?
Can you communicate the point of this passage in a simple phrase?
As we go…
What must I do in response?
How does this truth apply to my life? Personally?
As the church?
In my community?
What steps do I need to take to apply this?
(Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-based Goals)
What is a missional conversation nugget to discuss with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc.?
To whom will I be accountable?
(reach out and ask… follow up)
The Christian life is designed to be transferred relationally and journeyed together.
“Rope in”– brother to brother and sister to sister – on a weekly basis so that together we can draw near to God and join him in his kingdom work.
This is an exploration – commit and prepare for a long and rewarding journey.
To continue the conversation, email Pastor Tim:
Prayer & Giving
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You may give in person using the box at the back of the Auditorium. You may also mail a check, use the ChurchCenter app, or click the button below.
Financial Information through June 30, 2022
• Planned Budget 46,399 • Giving $32,085 • Expenses $44,147 •