A Word from Our Pastor
Good morning, FBC Family!!
Thank you for being here on this Labor Day Weekend! I have a question for you this morning…
Have you ever wondered if you were good enough for God? There are a lot of people who stay away from God and church, because they figure they’re just not good enough for Him. And…if you’re thinking in terms of performance, you’re absolutely right. God IS perfect. God is holy. None of us measures up to His standards. We all sin and fall short of God’s glory.
But what if God is not primarily interested in performance? What if God is interested in something else, like relationships? That would change things. What if you didn’t have to be good enough for God? What if God took care of that for you? What if God called sinners to Himself rather than perfect people?
This is exactly what today’s sermon and today’s Bible story is all about. Jesus chooses to host a supper for sinners. What great news!
Proud to be your pastor,
Sunday School | Sundays @ 9:45 am
Sunday School (Sundays | 9:45-10:30 am)
Join us in the FLC for small groups learning from Orange curriculum.
D-Groups (Sundays | 6-7 pm)
Join us at the Higg’s home for Bible Study and fellowship.
EDGE (Wednesdays | 6:30-7:45pm)
Join us in the FLC for our mid-week service as we are deployed in our God’s Army series.
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
Cultivate 28 is a discipleship program for children that involves Bible skills, stories, missions, recreation, and choir all in one night each week.
Sign your kids in at the Welcome Center and the Cultivate 28 team will walk them to their class. 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!
We have an overnight trip planned. On Friday, September 30 we will travel to Glen Rose, Texas to see The Promise, a musical production about Christ’s life featuring live animals & 200 actors. On Saturday, October 1 we will travel to historic Hico, Texas for a day of shopping and exploration.
Contact Nanette Bray to make a reservation for this trip.
Rehearsals have resumed for the fall; Wednesday at 7-8 pm in the Sanctuary.
Solid Rockers Choir
Rehearsals will resume in September.
Beloved Ladies Ministry
Our next monthly fellowship will be September 8 @ 6 pm. Donna O’Toole will lead a craft night demonstrating how to make dimensional greeting cards. Supplies will be provided. We will also have a Potluck Supper so bring your favorite food to share. Childcare is available. Please register through the Church Office.
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.
We will be hosting the Discipleship Collective, a Sunday School training conference which brings together volunteer and staff leaders from across Texas.
This year’s focus on excellence in teaching will provide practical disciple-making help for leaders of kids, teen, and adult groups.
No Evening Worship Service
The sanctuary flowers are given by Blanche and Steve Pipkin and family in loving memory of her parents, William J. McKie Ill and Maydell McKie and his parents, Jim Pipkin and Sue Pipkin
Office & FLC Closed
Make a reservation by Tuesday.
Shepherd’s Pie, Black-eyed Peas, Jello with fruit
Salad & Desserts
$3 per person
Midweek Bible Studies
Led by Brother Danny
Wed @ 6 pm in the Choir Room
Redeeming Your Time
Led by Marla Woolsey
Wed @ 6 pm in A102
Begins September 7
Our schedules are overwhelming. It’s difficult to find balance between work and life. But when we look at the lifestyle of Jesus, we see an example of what it looks like to be efficient while finding balance. Come examine seven principles that will help us use the time we have in the best way.
Gospel of Mark Study
Led by Deadra Gage
Wed @ 6 pm in E112
Begins September 28
Lord Supper Schedule
Sep. 18 – PM service
Oct. 12 – Wed night (6pm)
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 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
Team members sort and distribute donated clothes during the Good News Café. We are currently accepting donations. We prefer jeans, shirts, and casual shoes.
Good News Club
Team members lead a Bible club for various CISD elementary schools. If you are interested contact the Church Office or Michelle Purifoy.
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—Hope Center
In August we are collecting the items listed below to shower the Hope Center.
Baby Wipes, Toiletries
Diaper Rash Cream, Body Wash
Shampoo, Baby Lotion
Pacifiers, Teething Rings
Car seats, Playpens, Infant Swings
Educational Toys, Books
Additional gift ideas are available 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.
Worship Media Team
Team members help coordinate tech support for worship services. We are currently seeking a member to help run lights.