A Word from Our Pastor
Good morning, FBC!!
It’s great to see you in God’s House today! This morning we will be speaking about heaven. That’s quite a topic, isn’t it? Do you think about it much? Do you think you’ll be there? What will it be like?
Today, we will learn that heaven isn’t a vacation destination; it’s an eternal destination. It’s the hometown of Jesus, and He’s there now. So, what will there be to do in Heaven? Perhaps the biggest falsehood that people have about heaven is that it will be boring, but this CANNOT be true. This morning we will learn why heaven can’t be boring.
PS…I cannot wait for next Sunday when we launch into our Fall season of ministry! Be looking for pirates and hidden treasure!
All for Jesus,
Sonic Sundays (drive-in on 7th Ave)
Meet tonight at 6pm. Bring a friend, and Tim will buy their drink.
We look forward to welcoming incoming 7th graders August 14 with Anchors Aweigh, D-Groups that evening, and EDGE on August 17!
Children’s worship is available in the 11 am service. Parents should register kids on the landing before service or when dismissed. Children can be picked up on the 4th floor.
This year Cultivate has some exciting changes: SHOUT Choir, Bible Skills, Stories and Missions as well as FUN GAMES each week!
Regular rehearsal has resumed.
Solid Rockers Choir
Rehearsals will resume in the fall.
Beloved Ladies Ministries
Victoria Bailey will lead a Bible study, Breathe, Making Room for Sabbath, by Priscilla Shirer on August 11 from 6-7:15 pm in Fellowship Hall. Following the Bible study from 7:15-8 pm we will have a meeting to make plans for the coming year. All women are invited to attend and serve in this ministry. Childcare is available. Contact Victoria Bailey at 214-995-2319.
The Promise is musical production performed annually at the Texas Amphitheater in Glen Rose, Texas musical about Christ’s life featuring live animals & 200 actors. Details coming soon.
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.
Budget Planning for FY 22-23
August 7 – Budget Planning Meeting #1
August 14 – Budget Planning Meeting #2
August 21 – Budget Planning Meeting #3
August 29 – Budget sent to church body (available in Office)
Evening Service @ 6 pm
The sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of O.E. Permenter by Genell, Cinda & Marcus Melton, Mark & Selma Permenter and grandchildren, Julie, Shellie, Zack and Sara.
August 7 – Budget Planning Meeting #1
Ladies Bible Study/Planning Meeting
Sunday School Kickoff
Midweek Bible Studies
THRIVING IN BABYLON
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
Led by Brother Danny
Wed @ 6pm in the Choir Room
These are confusing times for many Christians. Traditional biblical values are not only rejected; it seems as if they’re attacked on every front. It has all happened at warp speed, leaving many spiritually and culturally disoriented or even fearful, frustrated, and angry. How can we spiritually survive in an increasingly spiritually hostile environment?
Lord Supper Schedule
Aug 21 – AM services
Sept. 18 – PM service
Oct. 12 – Wed night (6pm)
Oct 23 – On the landing
Nov. 20 – AM services
Dec. 24 – Christmas Candlelight
ESL (English Second Lang)
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 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 Café/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 11:00am to 12:30pm. We are currently accepting clothes donations.
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 Cares
The Mission Committee is sponsoring a shower for the Hope Center. This morning we handed out gift ideas for our Hope Center shower. You might want to take advantage of the Tax Free weekend (Aug 5-7) to purchase some items. Bring donations to the Welcome Center next Sunday and throughout August. Contact Michelle Purifoy at 214-529-5233.
Good News Cares—Hope Center
In August we will be collecting any of the items listed below to shower the Hope Center.
Baby Wipes, Toiletries
Diaper Rash Cream ,Body Wash
Shampoo, Baby Lotion
Pacifiers, Teething Rings
Carseats, Playpens, Infant Swings
Educational Toys, Books
Also, you can pick up a flyer with gift ideas in the Welcome Center.
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.