Sunday, June 17, 2018

Yardwork? Odd Jobs? – 24/7 Mission Week – July 8-14 – Jr. High will be doing various service projects during the week, have Bible sessions and help out at VBS. Please call the church office if you or someone you know could use some assistance with any odd jobs.

LuoPad Team Join us the first Thursday of every month at  9:30am as we continue to assemble LuoPads in the BFLC. This is an ongoing mission through GAiN that provides sanitary undergarments to women all over the world! We’d love to have you join us!

Help Us Roll Out the Red Carpet! Geisinger will be hosting a picnic-style reception on Friday, June 29, from 5:30-7:30pm at Frosty Valley Country Club for all their new in-coming residents. FBC will have a table setup there and we need a few friendly faces!! Families welcome! If you’re interested, please circle “W” on your connect card!
Did you happen to see that we updated the projector?  Wow!  Well, this summer, we’re in need of a few more projector techs to help run the display!  You need to be good with a computer and familiar with the songs we sing on Sunday mornings. We’ll provide you with one-on-one training so that you’re fully equipped for the job. If you’re interested, circle “P” on your connect card or give the office a call!
Updated Info Directories are Here! Grab your copy today at the Info Desk. You do not have to be a member to have one. Please let us know if you’d like your info in the directory or if it needs updated.


River Baptism has been scheduled for Sunday, July 22 at 6pm. If you are interested in being baptized, please check off “baptism” on your Connect Card.

Blood Drive Tomorrow: Red Cross Blood Drive will be here tomorrow in the BFLC from 1:00-6:00pm. Stop and see Jack and Brenda who will be serving food in the kitchen to all donors!

Summer Movie at FBC! On Friday, July 20 (new date!), FBC will be showing the hit movie I Can Only Imagine at 8:30pm. Weather permitting, we’ll be showing it outside so bring your camp chairs, lounge chairs, beach blankets, etc. Bring camp snacks to share too if you’d like!

Wanna Be a Buddy? God’s Champions is a ministry here at FBC that shares God’s love with those who have special needs. Buddies provide one-on-one support so our special friends can enjoy their Sunday School classes, VBS and more! For more information or to volunteer, contact Michele Whitenight. You can also pick up a God’s Champions Volunteer pamphlet at the Info Desk.

VBS Prayer Guides are now available at all prayer sheet areas. These prayer guides will lead you in prayer for VBS each day, now through July 13.

VBS Registration is Happening! You can register kiddos ages 4 years to 6th grade online at Online registration wraps up July 5!! Paper registrations can be printed off at the webpage or you can pick one up at the Info Desk! VBS is July 9-13 from 6-8:30pm.

VBS Decorating Team If you can trace, cut paper and/or paint-by-number, then you are PERFECT for the team!! Here’s this week’s schedule:

* Day Shift: 10am-2pm – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

* Evening Shift: 6pm-8pm Wednesday, Thursday

Treasure Fest 2018 – Calling all Sunday School Teachers, Ministry Leaders and anyone storing anything here. We are going to start a church-wide storage cleaning! Room Closets, Storage Closets, Storage Areas – everything must be sorted through! Unwanted items can be temporarily put in room 11 (next to the women’s bathroom by Springer Chapel). Items to be left in main storage areas should be clearly marked with either owner’s name or the ministry’s name. Treasure Fest will take place on the following Sundays (7/29, 8/1 & 8/8) where everyone will have a chance to go through the unwanted items!

Extra! Extra! Special meeting! – 9:05 am | Sunday, June 24th | Sanctuary – We are excited about how the Lord is working in and through our fellowship!  Last week there was a positive vote (Yes: 89, No: 11, Abstain: 3) to hire Hiller Architectural Group for the proposed building project.  Due to time constraints, we mentioned that there would be a follow-up meeting.  At this special business meeting, scheduled for June 24th, we’ll be seeking approval of the specifics of the building project as summarized in the four-page handout distributed at the June 3rd meeting. A ballot vote will be taken.  Copies of the handouts are available at the Information Desk if you were unable to attend the June 3rd meeting.  Approval to proceed to the construction phase will come at a later date after we receive competitive bids from building
contractors.  Let us continue to be in prayer for God’s direction.


FBC SAFE CHURCH CLASS on RightNow Media – Here at FBC, all adults working with children are required to take a yearly Child Safe Church class. If you attended a class before 2018, you may take a refresher course online to fulfill this requirement.

Step 1: Have RightNow Media access? Then check your email for your class invite! Don’t have access? Email the office and say “I need access and the Safe Church Class!” **You MUST be invited to this class for your progress to be recorded**

Step 2: Watch the video and answer 2 questions. Next… you’re done!

If you have never taken our Safe Church class in person, please contact the office to get your name on the class list.

Hygiene Items for Good Samaritan – Good Samaritan is looking for the following items to be able to hand out to their clients:     

· Tooth Brushes

· Toothpaste

· Soap

· Shampoo

· Deodorant

· Body Lotion

· Vaseline

· Razors

· Shaving Cream

· All items are welcome!

The collection bin is located by the Kitchen.

Serve the Servants!

Þ VBS Staff will be working hard July 9-13! They would thoroughly enjoy and appreciate a sweet or savory dish that’s grab-n-go friendly! Please sign up at the VBS table in the lobby if you’re interested!

Þ Sr. High will soon be serving in Rochester June 24-30 and Jr. High here July 8-14. We are asking you to join us by providing some simple meals for us to take along. Five meals for six people both of these weeks is what we’re praying for: frozen or easy-to-make. Circle “F” on your connect card or email Pastor Luke at


VBS Needs

  • Calling all Volunteers! We still need a few more people! Check out our table in the lobby to sign up today for an awesome time!
  • Snack Items for the kiddos! We’ll need specific items for our snack recipes during VBS. Please stop by our table in the lobby to see what items are needed. Items will need to be dropped off in the Kitchen by July 1st. Thank you in advance!