Sunday, September 10, 2017

Coming Soon: FBC Connect Class! Sundays: 9/17, 9/24 & 10/1 @ 9:15am. If you are new here and would like to know what we are all about and how/where you can join in, then this is your class! This is a 3-part class and will take place in the Conference Room (across from the church office). If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office!

Yaddah Pearls Bible Study Begins Tomorrow! This wonderful group of God-seeking women meet in the conference room on Mondays at 9AM. If you have any questions, contact Sheri Croll.

Football Chapel: Football chapel is on Friday, 9/15 at 6:30am. Men are needed to make and serve breakfast to the football team and cheerleaders. If you are interested in helping, let the office know!

Children’s Church Begins Next Sunday! Children ages 4 years to 4th grade are welcome to join! Children who’d like to attend are dismissed after the music portion of the 10:30am Sunday services. If you are interested in helping out, call the church office. We’d greatly appreciate your help!

Calling All Computer Techies! With the launch of the Saturday night service, we will need 2 or 3 computer savvy people to serve 1 Saturday a month to run our computers that project the lyrics, sermon slides, and videos.  We use a Mac computer and run a program called “ProPresenter.”  Most “techies” will be able to master the program within a few run throughs.  You will be provided a training session with
ProPresenter, and you will be given a “coach” to help you through the first couple weeks.  If you could give your time once a month to serve in this way on Saturday nights, email Pastor John at: and say, “I am your techie!”   

Church Administrator Position OpeningWith Fil retiring in January, FBC is beginning the search for our new Church Administrator! This is afull-time salaried position. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Ardie Kissinger.

Haiti Team Meeting Next Sunday will be at 3:00pm in the Chapel. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for these upcoming training meetings on 10/8 and 11/5. You don’t want to miss these!

Fa La La Laaaaa  Calling all songbirds and those who can play an instrument! If you are interested in joining the Adult Choir, Bells of Joy, Orchestra and/or Praise Team, please let Pastor John know by emailing him at Choir & Bells of Joy begin this week!

Installation Service for Pastors Dawes & Paul: Sunday, September 17 at 6pm! Mark your calendars for this encouraging event as we officially kickoff Pastor Paul joining FBC as the Associate Pastor and Pastor Dawes becoming our Lead Pastor! Bring a dessert to share and enjoy the evening’s program of guest speakers, singing and thanksgiving to God.

Midweek Meal: Wednesday, September 13 Dinner is served 4:45-5:45 PM. This week’s menu is Chicken-n-Waffles & the desserts you bring. Please sign up by Monday, September 11 on the Ramp Bulletin Board, in your SBS class or by calling the office. Suggested donation for meals is $3/person or $10/family. If you know of a shut-in or elderly person and would be willing to deliver a meal to them, it is free of charge. Please put their name on the sign up sheet and indicate “Shut-In”. Desserts are on a donation basis, so feel free to share a dessert any time.

Have You Read A Good Book Lately? Check out the FBC Library! With so many new titles to chose from, you’ll always find a literary treasure no matter what age you are. They also have a trove of DVDs too! The Library is located in the Nursery hallway.
Library Hours: Sunday Mornings 8:45-10:30am & Wednesday Evenings 5:45-7:30pm

Huge Thank You!! The Good Samaritan Mission was thrilled to see all of the socks & underwear that were collected in August!

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief: At this time, if you are interested in donating toward hurricane relief here are a few recommended organizations to donate through.

¨ Samaritan’s Purse: or call 828-262-1980. Samaritan’s Purse is currently in Texas helping victims at this time.
¨ AGAPEPlease mark checks “Harvey Flood Relief” or “Houston Relief”. This is a tax deductible donation and you will receive a letter acknowledging your gift in accordance with the IRS.  Mail to: AGAPE Extended Services P.O. Box 424 Bloomsburg, PA 17815. 100% of contributions marked for this project will go directly toward helping victims of this life changing disaster.
¨ Global Aid Network (GAiN): You can read their Hurricane Harvey Plan there. Aid will also go towards victims of hurricane Irma as well.

FBC will be looking into other ways to be involved with relief in the coming weeks and months.

The Summer Soup Can Project is wrapping up! Please return your Soup Can and change to FBC by today. The Haiti Team greatly appreciates any support you’re able to offer. With these funds, they will be able to hand out glasses for reading, distance and sunglasses!



What will your family be doing Wednesday nights this fall? Here’s what we have going on!!

     Family Dinners! 4:45-5:45pm
     Watch the bulletins & website for details

Groups & Studies begin at 6pm

NurseryCare for children birth through 2 years

Awana: Bible learning, games & fun for children ages 3-6th grade

Iron Youth Jr. High: Pastor Luke provides fun & Bible learning for grades 6-8

Adult Bible Study: Pastor Paul will be leading a study on The Faith; What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters, by study authors Charles Colson & Gabe Lyons.

Ladies Grief Group: Any woman who has experienced significant loss, whether a loved one or a relationship, is welcome. Tassy Swank &
Linda Beyer will be leading the journey through the book A Passage Through Grief by Barbara Baumgardner.

Couples Bible Study: Pastor Dawes will be leading couples through the Lifelong Love series by Gary Thomas

Bible Study & Prayer Group: Beginning 9/13, Pastor Dave leads this group in prayer and Bible study through the book of John.

Ladies’ Open Door Bible Study: We’ll be studying The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. Each of the 7 weeks, you’ll learn how to dress for battle. Tuesday morning sessions will begin on 9/26 at 9:00am. Wednesday evening sessions will begin on 9/20 at 6:00pm. Suggested book donation is $14. Childcare is available at both sessions!