Worship Guide | July 23, 2023

By Victoria Bailey

A Word from Our Pastor

Good morning, FBC!

Waiting patiently is not a strong suit in American society!  And that’s a good reason for us to take another look at the story of Jesus and disciples on the Sea of Galilee.  You see, Matthew 14:22-33 is a story about waiting.  Jesus forced the disciples to wait.

Why did He do this?  Because there are lessons to learn in the waiting!

Today, I pray that we will discover this truth – “What God does in us while we wait is as important as what it is that we are waiting for!”

ATTENTION:  FBC has fully committed to being a part of the “Take America Back to God” movement.  I hope you’ll be able to attend the huge event in Mesquite, TX on Sept 9.  Tickets are on sale today in the Welcome Center!

In Christ,

Pastor Danny

We will begin planning for the upcoming fiscal year in the next few weeks. If you would like to give input or submit a recommendation, contact Jeff Fitzhugh. Committees and Ministry Teams should submit recommendations by Sunday, July 24.

For 2023-2024

All budget recommendations should be submitted to Jeff Fitzhugh
by Sunday, July 23.

August 6 – Budget Planning Meeting #1

August 13 – Budget Planning Meeting #2

August 20 – Budget Planning Meeting #3

August 28 – Budget sent to church body (available in Office)

Wednesday Night Bible Studies

Faith In Hostile Times: Berni Dymet

Are you overwhelmed by the godlessness sweeping across our world and flooding every corner of cyberspace? Are you disillusioned that the most vitriolic voices in debates are sometimes those of people calling themselves Christians? In this five-part series, Berni Dymet explores how Jesus engaged with and responded to people who were hostile toward Him. In Jesus’ example, we find a way to hold tight to the truth, while speaking it in love.

Led by Pastor Danny | Wednesdays @ 6:00pm | Choir Room

Student Ministry

Regular Activities

Sunday School | FLC | 9:45am

Sonic Sunday |Sonic on 7th Ave.| 6:00pm

NO EDGE this week because we will have a FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT in the FLC.

All families welcome! Invite friends too!

Future Dates

Mission Arlington Mission Trip | October 7

Children’s Ministry

Kids Praise

We offer children’s worship during the 11:00am service. Parents should sign in kids on the landing before service or when dismissed. Children can be picked up on the 4th floor.

Music Ministry

Worship Practice/Rehearsal

WorshipTeam meets Wednesday at 5:15pm in the Sanctuary.

Celebration Choir will resume rehearsals August 16.

Solid Rockers Choir will resume rehearsals in the fall.

Body Recall

Each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday we offer a class that emphasizes strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The class meets at 9 am in FLC and is led by Jimmie Buchanan, our local Body Recall expert. Jimmie Buchanan is celebrating her 24th year leading Body Recall.

Find a Place to Serve

Good News Cafe

Good News Cafe/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 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
We also distribute donated clothes

Good News Club

Team members help lead a Bible club for various CISD elementary schools in the fall and spring.

Training is scheduled for Saturday, August 5 @ 9:00am in Fellowship Hall. Training ends at noon for returning volunteers and goes to 4:00pm for new volunteers.
To help, contact Michelle Purifoy @ 214-529-5233.

Team members help lead a Bible club for various CISD elementary schools in the fall and spring.

Training is scheduled for Saturday, August 5
@ 9:00am in Fellowship Hall. Training ends at noon for returning volunteers and goes to 4:00pm for new volunteers. To help, contact Michelle Purifoy
@ 214-529-5233.

Fall Schedule:

Fannin | September 5th thru October 3rd
Bowie | October 17th thru November 14th

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Greeter Ministry

Team members assist families with check-in, collect information from guests, and help guide visitors to the appropriate group.

Safety Team

Team members work to provide a safe environment for church members during worship services and other church events. This team also provides leadership during emergency situations.

Media/Tech Ministry

Team members help coordinate tech support for worship services. We are currently seeking a member to help operate the lights.

Food For Fitness

We have an opening for a team member to prepare meals on Friday every two or three months. Funds are provided. You will need to purchase and prepare the meals. Starts in July. Contact the Church Office if interested.

Guest Services

Team members assist families with check-in, collect information from guests, and help guide visitors to the appropriate class or group.

Calendar

Sunday Night

Worship Service

July 23 – Budget Submissions Due

August 2 & 3 – Backpacks of Love

Future Dates

Mission Arlington Mission Trip | October 7

Men’s Retreat | October 20-21 (Tenative Dates)

SANCTUARY Flowers

The sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Mrs. T.M. Stokes and Thomas Art Stokes by Leah Wortham.


Family Night First

FAMILY MEAL $3 PER PERSON

Wednesdays @ 5pm in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday Activities end for Summer. No family meals.

Midweek Meal

$3 PER PERSON

Make reservations by Tuesday.
Call the Office (903) 872-7473.

Call the Church Office (903) 872-7473 by Tuesday to make a reservations.

Family movie Night @ First

Wednesday @ 6 pm in the Family Life Center.

Bring your lawn chairs & drinks. Popcorn & Movie provided.

Contact Cathy Byrne or Tim Hite for more information.

Deacon Ministry

Counselor
Darrell Shelton
Lance Cook

On-Call
Thomas McNutt
Steve Adams

Visitors

Seth Watson
Jim Dennison

Holy Land Trip

Have you always wanted to go to the Holy Land?  

Have you been before, but you want to see more?  

Pastor Danny and Charissa will be leading another group to tour Israel in the Spring of 2024! Contact Danny & Charissa Reeves to sign up or for more information.

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Connection’s Group

Activities suspended for Summer.

Mens Ministry

Men’s Dinner Out this Thursday| Leave from FLC @ 6pm. Mexican Food.

Men’s Retreat | October 20-21 (Tenative Dates)

55+

TEXAS RANGERS GAME | Thursday, 3 AUGUST 2023 | Cost $30.00ea

Their is a waiting list.

Backpacks of Love

We will be collecting money in July.See booth in welcome center. Backpacks will be distributed to families on August 1 & 2. Contact Michelle Purifoy to help.214-529-5233.