Monday's Moments
June 10, 2019, 1:58 PM

Monday, June 10th, 2019


Monday’s Moments…

Thanks you for the generous donations and many volunteer hours that have been given through FBC, and have helped our Levasy neighbors with flood relief assistance. We have had quite a few dollars donated, as well as water, clothing and supplies. As of now, we have quite a bit of supplies on hand, and are waiting to see if the need continues or when clean-up begins. At this point the waters are receding and assessments are taking place to see what happens next and how.

We just received a call that the Red Closet has finished their work here, indicating that most basic needs and lodging have been met for the moment.

There will likely be a need for volunteers and work teams in the days ahead, so as we learn of the needs we will pass them along and strive to be Jesus to those who will continue to need help.

In the meantime, we will still take summer clothing to have available in our clothes closet – but are further supplies and bottled water are not needed at this time.

This weekend is Father’s Day! As part of our celebration to honor our dad’s, our FBC Men’s Ministry is hosting a Fish-Fry this Friday evening at 6:00pm follow by the movie: “A Question of Faith”. This is for our entire church family to come and enjoy, with the hopes that we will invite friends and neighbors to join us. Please bring a side dish, dessert, or both as we enjoy the evening together. The dinner begins at 6:00pm, and the movie will start around 7:00pm. This is a free event!

Then, during Sunday’s worship service, we will honor our dads with a gift, and a message of encouragement and thankfulness for all our dads for what they have done and still do for us.

Bring dad to church this Sunday, and let’s honor the Lord together!

Next week our students will be heading to camp at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Please be praying for them and their travel as they spend a week together learning, worshipping, and team-building. We also appreciate everyone supporting our students (along with Jackie & Dale) with your encouragement and financial support!

We are beginning to transition our energies towards VBS which is only 4 weeks away! We still need volunteers and teachers to help make this year’s VBS a success. On Sunday, June 23rd their will be a short VBS workers meeting for everyone who is working (or interested in working) VBS right after the worship service. Please call the church office for details and information.

 

Coming Up:

* Every Wednesday - Adult Prayer Meeting at 6:00pm (No First Kids until August)

* June 14th – Fish Fry & Movie, All are welcome and encouraged to bring a guest. 6:00pm

* June 16th – Father’s Day Worship at FBC, 11:00am

* VBS is coming… “Into The Wild”, July 15-19 (Helpers & Volunteers needed – sign up at Welcome Desk)

Health & Recovery:

* Wayne & Marlene Hollingsworth

* Dale Schmidt

* Cecil Lee Hertzberg

* Nancy Stephen’s

* Carl Jordan

* Eli Chapman

* Colton Eshlemen

* Debbie Jackson (Sara & Emily’s mom)

* Jerome Sagez (Pat Barrows Brother - Hospice care)

Homebound - Joyce Brammer, JoAnn Drummond, Judy & Jerry Buttress, Joann Miles, Mary Schmidt

Let’s count our blessings, so we can be a blessing.

Pastor Doug




June 3, 2019, 2:50 PM

Monday, June 3, 2019


Monday’s Moments…

By now you know of the flooding and storm damage we have seen in our area not to mention the devastation of the community of Levasy. I had the chance to see the flood waters first hand today and it is overwhelming and historic to say the least. So, what now? How can we help??

Currently the Red Cross is set up at the Methodist Church and providing meals, limited supplies, and cots to sleep on. Our church has offered our shower and laundry facilities located in our Preschool Building this week from 6-7:30pm for flood victims to use. We also have our Clothes Closet available for folks who need clothes. However, we need some volunteers to help us each evening – preferably husband and wife teams since this ministry effort could cause some unique privacy and safety issues and accountability. If you can help volunteer in the evenings please call our church office at 650-5632, or reply back to me as soon as possible.

As for donations, we have plenty of clothes and DO NOT need clothes or supplies at the moment. However, we could use diapers, formula, and monetary donations for the needs to come. Although not official, several have indicated it will be 6-8 weeks before the water recedes and access is given back to the residents of Levasy. Once that happens, we will be asking for volunteers throughout our community, city, and state to help with clean up and mud out assistance. Only time will tell what happens and what needs are next.

In the meantime, help us be the “hands and feet of Christ” as we pray, give, love, and care for this folks who have lost everything and are starting over. Pray for the farmers who have lost crops, farms, resources, and income.

This Sunday we will take a benevolent offering to start the fund-raising for our neighbors. I’ll also bring a message from Mark 6 on how we can better “Trust The Lord In Times of Trouble”, and how God uses storms as a relationship-tool for his glory and our church.

Thanks for caring and sharing!

Coming Up:

* Every Wednesday - Adult Prayer Meeting at 6:00pm (No First Kids until August)

* Saturday, June 8th – Men’s Breakfast at 8:00am

* June 14th – Fish Fry & Movie, All are welcome and encouraged to bring a guest. 6:00pm

* VBS is coming… “Into The Wild”, July 15-19 (Helpers & Volunteers needed – sign up at Welcome Desk)

Health & Recovery:

* Wayne & Marlene Hollingsworth

* Cecil Lee Hertzberg

* Nancy Stephen’s (St. Mary’s #233)

* Carl Jordan

* Eli Chapman

* Colton Eshlemen

* Debbie Jackson (Sara & Emily’s mom)

* Jerome Sagez (Pat Barrows Brother - Hospice care)

Homebound - Joyce Brammer, JoAnn Drummond, Judy & Jerry Buttress, Joann Miles, Mary Schmidt

Let’s count our blessings, so we can be a blessing.

Pastor Doug