ANNOUNCEMENTS – 6-20-24

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.

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

TOWN HALL
A special Town Hall meeting will take place in lieu of adult Breakout Sessions on Sunday, June 30 at 11:00 AM.
Topics in this meeting will include questions and discussion regarding the proposed 2024 Constitutional Revision and some ministry updates.
All are invited to join us for this informational meeting.

GRANDVIEW BABY SHOWER
FBC Ladies, please come to a Baby Shower for Monse Lopez, the Pastor’s wife at the Grandview church. We will join other women of the Grandview Sola Gratia Church to celebrate the upcoming birth of their new Son Caleb. Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM at Sola Gratia Church, 406 E 2nd St, Grandview, WA 98930. Contact Trish Bedell 949.292.3026 to acknowledge your desire to attend. More information here including registry details.

THIS WEEK'S GATHERINGS

Week Beginning June 23

SUNDAY
2Go Cafe Open @ 9:00 AM
Donations currently benefit Rehema for Kids

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

Worship through Music ~ Rachel Montgomery
VIEW LYRICS HERE
Worship through the Word ~ Pastor Tim Walker
We’re in this Together: Romans (Week Four)
THE BOOK OF ROMANS IN LETTER FORM
YOUVERSION STUDY GUIDE
DIGITAL STUDY GUIDE
ROMANS SCRIPTURE JOURNAL

Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM
Book of Genesis – Room 303
Questions About Life – Room 101
Shoe Collection Prep – MPR

FBC Kids Breakout Sessions @ 11:00 AM

Men’s 4 to 5 Life Group @ 4:00 PM

TUESDAY
Youth Group @ 6:00 PM

FRIDAY
EX^LT @ 6:30 PM

SATURDAY
Ambassadors in Mexico (AIM) team leaves

SUNDAY
Membership Workshop @ 5:30 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

• Shoe Collection Prep 
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

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.

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

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 on July 14 for a special treat before Breakout Sessions. More details to come.

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 usually meet to discuss the entire book at each meeting, but don’t despair – it’s ok if you haven’t read the book or have only read part of it, 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 July 20. View more about dates, books, and sign up for the Book Club Group: Home>Connect>Groups. 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

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

GRANDVIEW BABY SHOWER
FBC Ladies, please come to a Baby Shower for Monse Lopez, the Pastor’s wife at the Grandview church. We will join other women of the Grandview Sola Gratia Church to celebrate the upcoming birth of their new Son Caleb. Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM at Sola Gratia Church, 406 E 2nd St, Grandview, WA 98930. Contact Trish Bedell 949.292.3026 to acknowledge your desire to attend. More information here including registry details.

MomCo AT FBC 
MomCo at FBC Richland (formerly Mothers of Preschoolers) meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from September to May. Watch for next year’s schedule to come out in late Summer. More information here

WOMEN’S RETREAT
LADIES 18 years and older ~ there may still be room to join the retreat on 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:

  • Tuesday, July 16, 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 Jesus! More 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 REGISTRATION OPEN
We are getting very excited about our upcoming Vacation Bible School “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” which is scheduled for the week of July 22-26. Registration is now open: More information here 
If you have any questions in the meantime, you may email vbs@fbcrichland.net.

VBS STAFF TRAINING
There is one more staff training meeting for those helping with VBS! The July meeting is the day before VBS begins – Sunday, July 21 – at noon in the MPR. Please mark your calendar and make sure to be here for this volunteer training session. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie & Sheila via email: vbs@fbcrichland.net

AWANA
AWANA helps parents worldwide raise children to know, love, and serve Christ. We meet Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:15 PM during the school year. More information here

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 May 2023
• Giving $64,122 • Expenses $51,928 •

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

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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.