A Word from the Pastor
Good morning, FBC!
We are back in our sermon series titled “Beyond Conversion,” and we are discussing how when we come to Christ we only begin the Christian life. From our conversion we are commanded to grow & deepen our commitment to Jesus. We can’t just expect that growth to naturally happen. We have to be focused & intentional about becoming more & more like Jesus.
Today, we’re taking another step in this journey. The title of the message today is “Beyond Conversion…There is Loving”. There’s no word that should identify us, as God’s Church, quite like the word LOVE. However, I’m so scared that many in our world don’t see it like that. Many have misunderstood God’s Church. They think the church is a place where good people go. They think the church is a gathering of worthy people. Because they know they aren’t good, they refuse to attend. That’s a misunderstanding of the church. The Church isn’t an art gallery filled with perfect saints: it’s a hospital for the hurting.
Let’s listen for God to speak today,
No Evening Service @ FBC
Join Us @ Calvary Worship Ctr for service @6:00pm.
The sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Mrs. Ethel Stokes by her granddaughter, Leah Wortham.
Bible Presentation/Late Service
Operation Christmas Child Launch
Lord’s Supper/Choir Room
55+ Game Night-6:00pm-FH
During the month of September we are receiving nominations for deacon candidates and Committee on Committees members. A list of deacon and committee qualifications are available for your review. After prayerful consideration, turn in your nominations to the Church Office.
FY 2023-24 Budget
We have sent out the budget for the coming fiscal year. If you did not receive a copy, we have more available in the Church Office. We will discuss this budget at the Church Conference tonight. There will be no vote at that time. We will vote without discussion following the morning worship services on Sunday, September 24.
Midweek Bible Studies
The Gospel of John reminds us to believe in Jesus and find life in his name. Despite what our culture may argue, there is only one hope that is truly trustworthy and that is our savior, Jesus Christ.
Led by Pastor Danny | Wednesdays @ 6:00pm | Choir Room
A Bible study for women led by Marla Woolsey | Wednesday @ 6:00pm | E308
A Bible 101 study led by Deadra Gage | Wednesday @ 6:00pm | Fellowship Hall
Cost is $3 per person. Call the Church Office (903) 872-7473 by Tuesday to make a reservation.
Wednesdays @ 5pm in the Family Life Center.
Hamburger Stroganoff, Green Bean Salad, Desserts, Tea & Water..
Worship Team meets Wednesday at 5:15pm in the Sanctuary.
Celebration Choir meets Wednesday @ 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.
Solid Rockers will sing at Brookdale Assisted Living on October 19.
Be in prayer for TX Country Boy’s & Steve Colburn as they travel to Ukraine on October 22-November 3. Pray for safe travels and for their mission endevors.
No Kids Praise today. Guides for kids are located outside the Sanctuary.
We will have a Bible Presentation for kids in grades Kindergarten-2nd grade today during the @ 11:00am worship.
volunteer workers needed
If you would like to help in the nursery, contact Cathy Byrne.
Our Kids Day Out program starts on September 5. We will have a meet the teacher time on August 31 from 9:30-11:30. Be in prayer for the kids and teachers who are a part of this special ministry.
VOLUNTEER WORKERS NEEDED
If you would like to help in the nursery or children’s department, contact Cathy Byrne.
Student Ministry News
Sunday School | FLC | 9:45am. Come be a part of our small groups as we learn about all sorts of topics through the lens of Scripture.
D-Groups | Higgs’ Home | 6:00pm. Join us for discussion based Bible Study. Currently studying the book of Acts.
EDGE | FLC| Wednesday @ 6:30pm. A midweek service for youth helping them to unplug from week with fellowship, food, and worship.
See you At The Pole. This Wednesday students across the US will gather at flag poles to join in prayer. Encourage your students to go to their school’s flagpole on Wednesday morning @7:00am to pray.
Game Night | October 5 @ 6:00 pm | $5 per person
Brisket, Potato Salad, Beans, & Banana Pudding
State Fair of Texas | October 19 | Leaving 9:00am & returning 4:30pm
$2 secures your seat on the bus. Gate entrance is $5.
Christmas Trolley Trip | December 14 | $20 per person
Sign up for all these events in the Welcome Center.
For more information go HERE.
Connection Group | Mondays @ 6:00am | E112 (FH)
Men’s Mystery Dinner |Thursday, @ 6:00pm | BBQ |Meet @ FLC
Men’s Fall Retreat | October 20 & 21 @ FBC Sign up in the Welcome Center or Message Phillip Keltner 903-654-0429
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
National Collection Week is November 13-20
We will be partnering with Mission Arlington, an organization that takes church to people, on October 7.Leaving at 9:00am and returning around 5:00pm bringing a sack lunch. There will be several ministry opportunities including: picking up donations or making deliveries, working in a food pantry or clothes closet, passing out Bible study fliers, or helping with Backyard Bible Clubs. If you would like to participate, contact Michele Purifoy.
A new ministry will be forming. If you would like to assist, their will be an organizational meeting on Sunday, September 24 @ 5:00pm in FH
For more ways to serve go HERE.