A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR
Welcome to worship! We are thrilled you are here. God is at work at FBC!
Rather than preview the sermon for you this morning, I want to celebrate with you and give you a challenge. Well over a decade ago, FBC entered a building campaign that required us to take out a loan of $2.6 million dollars. We have paid faithfully on this loan, and as of today we have it down to only $130,000! That’s the celebration! Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity. But now…the challenge. We have seven weeks until Easter. Would you join with me in getting this debt retired in the next seven weeks, so we can rejoice with a “note burning” on Easter Sunday? Give as God leads your heart to give. Designate your extra gifts to “Building for Our Future!” Let’s do this together!
Thankful for our church family,
PURSUING PEACE EFFORTS
Remember our church-wide assignment. We will continue over the next three weeks. This assignment can be picked up in the Church Office. Please be faithful to participate EVERY SINGLE DAY. Also, mark your calendars for March 23 when we begin Phase 2.
Children’s Ministry News
Sunday Morning (Sunday School) 9:45-10:45
This week we get to learn about how Jesus took his time to heal Bartimaeus. I am so glad that the Lord takes time for me, and I hope that I can make time to help others in need. Speaking of time, we are looking at the possibility of a time to start our Kids Praise (children’s worship) back up soon. If you are interested in being a part of this great ministry to our kids, please contact me. I can let you know what we hope it will look like and the process for helping with our children’s program. Kids, be sure to join us weekly for Sunday School and Cultivate. Have a wonderful week!
Also, we have set dates for some of our Summer Activities:
|FROG Camp (K-2nd)|
|Preteen Camp (3rd-6th)|
Student Ministry News
ATTN: Youth Parent Luncheon on March 6th in the FLC @ 12:15 pm.
Looking ahead to Spring Break, FBCSM has some events to get excited about! On Tuesday, March 15th, we will be going to Top Golf in Waco for a fun outing! And then on Thursday, March 17th, we will have a March Madness watch party in the youth room! If you have any questions, contact Tim. This week in EDGE, we are getting close to completing our Basic Training as we discuss that God is better. Invite a friend!
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Beloved Ladies Ministry
Our monthly meeting will be Thursday, March 10th at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. If you need childcare, contact Lesley Keltner by March 6. We will have a Game Night—Bingo with the ladies. Bring snacks to share. Invite a friend and let’s have fun, fellowship & prayer.
Bloom Ladies Spring Tea will be April 7th at 6:00 pm in Family Life Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $15.00 each and on sale in the Welcome Center or Church Office through March 20. Christian, singer, songwriter, Cindy Galliant will be singing, and several testimonies will be shared. Dinner will be served. You will be blessed! Hope to see you there.
Reception for Marjorie Bentz
Reception for Marjorie Bentz. In appreciation of her many years working with our children. In Fellowship Hall @ 6 pm. Light refreshments
There are two ways to help our bus ministry. First, you can drive a bus route. Second, you can pick someone up on your way to church. Don’t let the lack of transportation keep someone from experiencing the blessing of Christian fellowship. To help, contact the Church Office or Stan Osborne.
We will be serving lunch on Wednesday, March 23 at 11 am. We need people to bring items, prepare items & serve items. For more information, see Jeff Fitzhugh.
Clothes Closet Ministry
Our Clothes Closet is requesting FBC members bring these items (and these items only) over the next two weeks: adult and children’s shoes, jeans of all sizes, backpacks, and children’s clothes. Thank you to our Clothes Closet Team!
Habitat for Humanity
Every Saturday morning you can help families build a place to call home. Work is from 8 am till 12 noon. For more information, see Rick Jarrell.
Sing & Send Off
for Jay & Lucy Waterman
in the Sanctuary @ 6 pm
Reception following in FH.
The sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Wilson Griffin by his family.
Darrell Shelton, James Hooser
Lewis Watkins, Chris Higgs
Tom Lucas, Scott Royal
Good News Club Families.
Youth Parent Luncheon
Reception for Marjorie Bentz.
Beloved Ladies Monthly Meeting
Ladies Spring Tea
Palm Sunday & Lords Supper at 6 pm
Passion Week Wednesday, Services 6-7 pm
Easter Sunday Services
7 am @ Lake Halbert
9:30 am & 11 am in the Sanctuary.
No Sunday School.
Oven Baked Ham,
Seasoned Green Beans
Coffee, Tea, or Water
Call the Church Office with reservations by Tuesday.
“Survey of The Old Testament”
Book of Numbers
with Marla Woolsey
Wed @ 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall
YHWH, The Lord
with Deadra Gage
Wed @ 6 pm in Rm A102
Lesson 2 Days 6-10
Pickle ball will soon be coming to a Family Life Center near you. If you want to participate in this weekly activity, register with Rebecca Clopp in the Family Life Center.
Each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday we offer a class that emphasizes strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The class is led by Jimmie Buchanan, our local Body Recall expert.