Don’t Forget These Two Things for Sunday

In our ONE Day service (on August 31) and beyond, I will issue the challenge to “Do Something” for God that you have never done. At the same time that we ask this question, we will ask God as a church collectively to unify us around one thing that we can do together that we have never done before in the history of our church.

I sense that this could be a very exciting time for us as a church. I believe that this is the kind of challenge that will help us to grow as Jesus’ disciples and help us to grow in our relationships with one another. However, I want to make something clear. We cannot do something just to do something. We could be so busy doing things that we forget that Jesus calls us to a relationship of being. So, I want to spend some time over the next weeks thinking about who we are to be.

I want to make clear that “Being Precedes Doing!” This Sunday, I will start preaching on this subject. I hope to see you.

Then, on Sunday night, don’t forget that we will not be meeting here at 1100 Lee Avenue. Instead, we have a fellowship planned at Girard Park from 4-7 p.m. The church is going to provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks. We are asking you to bring a dessert. It will be great fun!

What’s Happening this Week at FBC

We still have one mission group out in Brazil. Please pray for their work and safe return. It has been a great summer of global missions involvement. We have planned a missions testimony service for August 10th.

Please be aware that the church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, July 24th and 25th. The contractor for our building project needs to do some work that necessitates this closing. If you need to contact us, you can still call the main number—233-1412.

Sunday night, we will not be meeting here at 1100 Lee Avenue. Instead, we have a fellowship planned at Girard Park from 4-7 p.m. Someone might ask, “Why are we doing this?” There is one reason. It is ok, Biblical, and edifying to fellowship together. Most of our fellowship certainly should and does happen around spiritual activities like Bible study, worship, and prayer. However, occasionally, it is rewarding to have fellowship focused on an activity just for fun. It brings multiple generations together, causes us to have conversation with others that we otherwise might not, and affords us the opportunity to get out into our community. The church is going to provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks. We are asking you to bring a dessert. Please join us Sunday night.

Please remember our One Day celebration slated this year for August 31. We will have a combined worship service at 10 a.m. on that particular morning. I want to urge everyone, even though this will be Labor Day Weekend, to give maximum effort to join us for this special worship gathering.

In our ONE Day service (on August 31) and beyond, I will issue the challenge to “Do Something” for God that you have never done. We will ask God as a church collectively to unify us around one thing that we can do together that we have never done before in the history of our church.

Getting Ready to “Do Something”

In our ONE Day service (on August 31) and beyond, I will issue the challenge to “Do Something” for God that you have never done. At the same time that we ask this question, we will ask God as a church collectively to unify us around one thing that we can do together that we have never done before in the history of our church.

I sense that this could be a very exciting time for us as a church. I believe that this is the kind of challenge that will help us to grow as Jesus’ disciples and help us to grow in our relationships with one another. However, I want to make something clear. We cannot do something just to do something. We could be so busy doing things that we forget that Jesus calls us to a relationship of being. So, I want to spend some time over the next weeks thinking about who we are to be.

I want to make clear that “Being Precedes Doing!” So, over the next Sundays, this will be my preaching schedule. I hope to see you.

July 27   Being Precedes Doing                    John 15:1-11

Aug 3     Be Holy                                                1 Peter 1:13-16

Aug 10  Be a Disciple                                       Luke 9:2

Aug 17  Be Content                                         Philippians 4:11-13

Aug 24  Be Thankful                                        Philippians 4:4