CANDLES OF HOPE

Light is a symbol of life and life everlasting. This Sunday morning we will read the names of our church family and loved ones of our church members who have died in the past year.

During the musical selection that follows, family members are invited to come to the front and light a candle of hope. If you have a loved one not listed, you will have the opportunity to light a candle as we sing “Shall We Gather at the River.”

This Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Dear FBC-Friends,

Once a year we gather as a church to honor our High School graduates and to celebrate this great milestone in their lives.  And every year we wonder how these children have grown up so fast!

This year we have three graduates:  Tori Houser, Harrison Fulbright, and Skylar Freedle.   Tori and Harrison have grown up in our church and Skylar has been involved in our youth group.

I know you will want to be in church Sunday to share in this great service of celebration!   Meagan Smith and Peggy Barnhardt will be providing our Pre-Service music.

I have a special surprise for the Children (That I think the entire church will enjoy!)

The choir has a lovely   anthem for our graduates:  “Go, My Children, With My Blessing.”  The words are beautiful:  “Go, my children, with my blessing, never alone; waking sleeping, I am with you, you are my own.  In my love’s baptismal river I have made you mine forever.  Go, my children, with my blessing.  You are my own.”

Harrison is reading our Old Testament Lesson from Jeremiah 29: 11-14, and Tori is reading the New Testament Lesson from Philippians 4: 4-7 and verse 13.

We will honor our graduates with a breakfast before the service and we have a gift from the church that will be presented in the service.  The Sue Brown Knitting Ministry will also have a very special gift.

A special thank you to Beverly Fulbright and Linda Engstrom for taking on the role of the “candy providers.”  Jim Phillips always made sure the candy dish in the office was full of candy for the children.  Beverly and Linda want to continue this tradition in memory of Jim.  If you would like to help them by purchasing some candy, please let them know–I know they will be glad to have others help with the happy task.

If you cannot be with us in person, tune in to WLXN radio (1440 AM or 99.9 FM)  Unfortunately, the radio station is no longer providing the live stream of our service.  We are looking into a way to provide streaming through our website.

I hope to see you on this very special Sunday!

Ray

Educator Sunday

Baccalaureate Service 2017

At each transition of life, we must be prepared for farewells and new beginnings. In every farewell, there is a legacy to gain. In every new beginning, there is a hope to transform. In all of life’s transition, there is a foundation of faith to provide stability and courage.

Happy Graduation, FBC Youth!

Thanks Sparky, for the photos!

Baccalaureate Sunday 2016

We give blessings to you for all that you have achieved and many more achievements yet to come.

We give you blessings of good will and love as you journey forth into the world.

We pray that as you leave this place you will remember all the good times that we have shared with you.


We pray that God will give you strength and determination to develop new relationships that will help to strengthen and sustain your faith.

We pray that you make wise and rational decisions always turning to God for help.  God hears, God is always with you.  Remember if you turn to God, he will turn to you and guide you on the way.

Congratulations to:
Ethan Houser, Emerson Williams, Sheldon Bailey, Maggie Lancaster, Olivia Brown and Nolan O’Bryant!  FBC is proud of you!

Christ is risen!

Alleluia!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

2015 Budget Catch Up Sunday

 $674,636— 2015 Budgeted Contributions
$329,919  –  Contributions through July
$344,716  –  Needed through the next five months
 
We are currently meeting all expenses but hope to begin Building and Grounds projects and funding Mission Expenditures. Please plan to give and let’s catch up on our Financial Stewardship

Baccalaureate Sunday 2015

At each transition of life we must be prepared for farewell and new beginning.  In every farewell there is a legacy to gain.  In every new beginning there is a hope to transform.  In all of life’s transition there is a foundation of faith to provide stability and courage.

Note:  Get all the details of the service from the FBC bulletin: June 7, 2015.

 

Senior Adult Sunday

Senior Adult Sunday, April 19th – 11:00 a.m. Worship Service – 12:15 pm. Luncheon.

Easter 2015

Christ is risen,
He is risen indeed!
Alleluia!