Worship Guide | July 16, 2023

By Victoria Bailey

A Word from Our Pastor

Good morning, FBC!

What a great day we shared last Sunday! God is on the move, and we have the hope for the world, our culture, our nation, and our community…His name is Jesus Christ! I pray you will join in the Take America Back to God revival!

This morning, we have the privilege of “Getting Out of the Boat” with Peter once again. We will be reminded that there are times in our lives when we think our biggest problems are behind us, only to find out that our biggest troubles are actually dead ahead. The only way to deal with this fact is resilience! We must be RESILIENT! When we feel the wind, we must keep our eyes on God!

Today, my prayer is we will learn to hold on even when the wind blows!

Love 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 tonight @ 6:00pm

EDGE | FLC | Wednesday @ 6:30pm

Upcoming Events

Youth Pool Party | McNeel’s House | July 21 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm

Family Movie Night | FLC | July 26 @ 6:00pm

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

Celebration Choir

Worship team meets Wednesday at 5:15pm in the Sanctuary.

Celebration Choir – Resumes August 16.

Solid Rockers Choir

Rehearsals will resume 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

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.

Our Good News Café will resume this week on July 17th.

Good News Club

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.

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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:

Church Conference

July 17 – Good News Cafe Resume

July 19 – Buckner Shoe

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 Steve Stroube by Elaine, Gil and Lauren, Anne and Turner and Kate and Dirk.

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.

Deacon Ministry

Counselor
Gary Wigley
Chris Higgs

On-Call
Darrell Shelton
James Hooser

Visitors

Scott Powers
Thomas McNutt

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.

55+

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

Their is a waiting list.

Buckner Shoe Drive

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.