A Word from Our Pastor
Good morning, FBC Family!
We are praising God for the cooler weather and rain! I am also praising God for your choice to be with God’s Church this morning!
Today, we continue with our meaningful study of the Gospel of Mark, and this morning Jesus offers a simple word on recovering from our failures. He tells us to “shake off the dust and move on!” Have you ever failed? Of course you have. I’m thankful that you and I can shake off the dust from personal failure. We can shake off the dust from broken relationships and bitterness. We can shake off the dust from unforgiveness and rejection.
As one wise person said, “As long as you remain a prisoner to your past, you will never know the freedom of the future.”
Today, I pray God will use the sermon to help you get up, shake off the dust, and go on!
Your friend in Christ,
Sunday School (Sunday | 9:45-10:30am)
Come out to Sonic tonight at 6pm for a fellowship and hang out to kick off Fall Break.
EDGE (Wednesdays | 6:30-7:45pm)
No Wednesday Activities
Light the Night (Oct. 30th|6-7:30pm)
FBCSM is responsible for 3 parking spots this year! Contact Tim if your student would like to offer their trunk or truck bed for one of these spots.
Kids Praise | Sundays @ 11 am
Children’s worship during the 11 am service. Parents should sign in kids on the landing before service or when dismissed. Children can be picked up on the 4th floor.
Cultivate 28 | Wednesdays @ 6 pm
Shout Choir//Bible Skills & Story// Missions// Recreation
Cultivate is discipleship for kids featuring choir, Bible instruction, missions, and recreation. We have new drop off and pick up procedures this year. You may sign in your kids in the Welcome Center each Wednesday and the Cultivate 28 team will walk them up. For pick up, parents can drive through the circle drive and hand your guardian tag to the team and we will bring your child to you!
Light the Night
Mark your calendars for Light the Night on October 30. The event will be from 6-7:30 pm. Sign-up for a spot at the table on the Sanctuary landing.
We need donations of candy & 2 liter sodas.
State Fair of Texas | Thursday, October 20.
Reserve your seat for $2.00. We will leave at 9am and return at 4pm.
55+ Game Night | Thursday, November 3 @ 6pm in Fellowship Hall.
Cowboy Stew & Cornbread. Reserve your spot for $2.00.
Last names A-L bring sides, M-Z bring desserts.
Waco Day Trip Brunch & Shopping at the Silos | Wednesday, Nov 2.
Reserve your seat for $2.00. We will leave at 8:30am and return @ 3pm.
Solid Rockers is back. Contact Steve Colburn.
Poland Mission Trip
Be in prayer for Poland mission trip with Texas Country Boys & Steve Colburn. October 23 thru November 4. Prayer guides available in the welcome center and on table outside the sanctuary.
Each week (M-W-F) we offer a class that emphasizes strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The class meets in the FLC at 9 am and is led by Jimmie Buchanan.
The sanctuary flowers are given in memory of LaVerne and Ross Maxfield to commemorate their anniversary by their children, Sandra Huffman, Kenneth Mayfield and Ron Maxfield.
CISD Fall Break, No Activities
Lord’s Supper-Landing | Both Services
Mark your calendars for Light the Night on October 30 at 6-7:30 pm.
Sign-up for a spot at the table on the landing of the Sanctuary.
We will need candy & 2 liter soda donations.
Family Meal $3 per person
Wednesdays @ 5 pm in the FLC. Make a reservation by Tuesday. Call the Church Office (903) 872-7473.
No Wednesday Night Activities due to Fall Break.
The Ten Commandments |
Led by Bro. Danny l Choir Room
The Book of Mark |
Led by Deadra Gage | Room E112
Spiritual Gifts Survey
Led by Marla Woolsey | E102
Lord Supper Schedule
Oct 23 – On the landing
Nov 20 – AM services
Dec 24 – Christmas Candlelight
ESL (English Second Language)
Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 17 from 6-7:30 pm.
We have several volunteer needs:
1) Bilingual Helpers (6-7:30 pm) *
2) Full, Part-Time or Substitute Teachers (6-7:30 pm) †
3) Registration Clerks & Guides (5:45-6:30 pm)
* If you are in the choir, you can help till 7:00 pm.
† Bilingual not required
Supply Needs: Old CD players. If you have one, let Mary Heard know.
Good News Club
Team members lead Bible clubs for CISD elementary schools. To help contact the Church Office or Michelle Purifoy @ 214-529-5233
We are looking for smiling faces to welcome families, students, and children to our facility. You can assist families with check-in, collect information from guests, and help guide visitors to the appropriate class or group.
Good News Café
On Mondays, team members prepare and serve a free hot meal to people in our community, ministering and praying for those who attend. Meals are served from 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Good News Closet
On Mondays, team members prepare and serve a free hot meal to people in our community, ministering and praying for those who attend. Meals are served from 11-12:30pm. We also distribute donated clothes. We are in need of jeans, shirts, and jackets.
Habitat for Humanity
Every Saturday morning you can help a family build a place to call home. Work is from 8am till 12 noon at 1108 E 4th Avenue. For more information, see Rick Jarrell.
Worship Media Team
Team members help coordinate tech support for worship services. We are currently seeking a member to help run lights.