ANNOUNCEMENTS – 2-29-24

AMBASSADORS IN MEXICO (AIM) INFORMATION – 3/3
Join Greg Frater for this informational Breakout Session on March 3 if you are at all interested in attending the Mexico missions trip this year. Contact Greg if you have any questions. View announcement video

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 March 9, Brandon Hall will bring a short devotional. He will focus on how many of life’s circumstances appear to come down to a fork in the road that either leads you towards Christ or trying to handle life’s curveballs in your own strength. Through personal stories about his life and marriage, he would like to encourage other brothers about the importance of leaning into Christ. We hope you will join us! More information

FORGE YOUTH MENTORING – BASIC AUTO MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP
Bring your mentee to learn new skills! Youth will learn about basic maintenance for a car & have fun at the same time.
Saturday, March 9 at 9:00 AM, FBC Richland Parking Lot

CHAPLAIN SERVICES NETWORK MEETING
Are you interested in learning about the Chaplain Services Network? You’re invited to their meeting on Saturday, March 9, at 9:00 AM in Room 303 at FBC. You’ll learn more about this ministry and how you can be involved.
Chaplain Services Network exists to provide physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual support to emergency services personnel and to the victims of emergent crisis using qualified professional staff and trained volunteers.

AWANA GRAND PRIX
Save the date for the Awana Grand Prix – Wednesday, March 27. More details and information on Driver sponsorship to come!

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.

THIS WEEK'S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning March 3

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

Main Session @ 9:30 AM
Chapel (hearing assistance information)
& Simulcast in Room 106C (Parent Lounge)
or Online: YouTube
FBC Kids @ 9:30 AM
(Age 0 thru grade 3 – check in by Nursery)

Worship through Music ~ Rachel Montgomery
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
Greater Works: Week Twenty-four
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
Engaging God’s Word: Daniel for Ladies – Room 307
AIM Missions Trip Info Meeting – MPR

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

MONDAY
DivorceCare @ 6:00 PM

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

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

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

• Ambassadors in Mexico (AIM) Information
with Greg Frater – join this informational Breakout Session if you are at all interested in attending the Mexico missions trip this year. Greg will answer questions and give you some info about the upcoming trip plans. Open to youth and adults
– MPR

• Engaging God’s Word for ladies
with Stacy Mouat – Weekly recurring Breakout Session through May 12 – 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

UPCOMING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

• Shoe Collection Prep – 3/24
With Kary Ferguson – Join the Shoe Collection Team to start preparing for the 2024 Trunk or Treat New Shoe Giveaway. In this every-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.

 

 

 
FAMILIES

AMBASSADORS IN MEXICO (AIM) INFORMATION BREAKOUT SESSION
There will be a Breakout Session on March 3 for all interested in attending the Mexico missions trip this year. Contact Greg Frater if you have any questions. View a teaser here

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

YOUMEDICAL COMEDY FUNDRAISING EVENT
Join this comedy night, featuring comedian Mike Williams, with a silent auction and dessert on March 21 at 7:00 PM at the Hapo Center. For more information contact YouMedical: 509.491.1101

FBC FOOD & FAMILY
Come join us on selected Sundays each month at 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. March’s Food & Family event will be an Easter Brunch on March 31 after the Main Session at 11:00 AM. 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). Upcoming dates are March 9 and May 11. View more about 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 – 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, between the double glass doors. More information

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

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 March 9, Brandon Hall will bring a short devotional. He will focus on how many of life’s circumstances appear to come down to a fork in the road that either leads you towards Christ or trying to handle life’s curveballs in your own strength. Through personal stories about his life and marriage, he would like to encourage other brothers about the importance of leaning into Christ. We hope you will join us! More information

WOMEN

MOPS
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

WOMEN’S RETREAT
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

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
The next gathering will be March 19.

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

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

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 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
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

AWANA GRAND PRIX
Save the date for the Awana Grand Prix – Wednesday, March 27. More details to come!

Take a look at the information in these tabs to discover more resources for Sunday gatherings and throughout the week!

CHURCHCENTER APP
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 info@fbcrichland.net for an invite)
  • View the Church Calendar

Want to know how to install the app? Pick up an instruction card at the Connect table or click here!
If you have any questions about the Church App, please don’t hesitate to contact Sheryl or Tami.

CHURCH DIRECTORY
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 info@fbcrichland.net

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

Manage your text preferences

Manage your email preferences

HEARING ASSISTANCE
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.

LOST & FOUND
Have you left a coat or a bible on a Sunday gathering?
Did you leave an Awana book here on a Wednesday?
Do you think you might have left anything else, any other time?
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.

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.

Submit a Prayer Request

GIVING 
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.

Give Online

Financial Information for December 2023
• Giving $46,820 • Expenses $37,625 •

RIGHTNOW MEDIA
We have a free gift for you! FBC Richland has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media.
It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, tablet, computer, or on your TV at home. You will have FREE access to thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship and more. It includes content for all ages and stages of life, and all of your family members are invited to set up their own accounts as well.

Now, let’s create your free account! There are two simple steps:
1. Click on the link below to create your private account and start watching right away!
2. Download the RightNow Media app for your smart phone, tablet, Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV.

We hope you and your family enjoy this gift from all of us here at FBC. Click here to sign up!

SERMON ARCHIVE
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

SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS
Emma has gathered some of her favorite recordings of songs we sing in our services.
Click the links to listen to these fabulous playlists!
 

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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.