The Sounds of the Season
The FBC Christmas Choir and Orchestra will present, The King Is Here on Sunday, December 9 at 10:30 am in our Sanctuary. Filled with heartfelt, passionate songs of worship, The King Is Here will take us on a journey of adoration as we celebrate the birth of the King of Kings!
More “Sounds of the Season” will be presented by our Glory Choir on Sunday, December 16 at 5 pm in the Chapel at Baptist Retirement Community. This is another great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to join you in our Christmas celebration.
Holiday Happenings at FBC
Sunday, December 16
The Music of Christmas, presented by the Glory Choir
5 pm, Baptist Retirement Community Chapel
Tuesday, December 18
FBC serves as hosts for Concho Christmas Tour of Lights
Sunday, December 23
Children & Youth Happy Birthday Jesus Celebration, 9:00 a.m., FBC Kids Area
Bible Study, 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
No Evening Worship or activities
Monday, December 24
FBC Family Christmas Eve Worship, 5:30 pm, FBC Sanctuary (Church office closed December 24-25)
Tuesday, December 25
Wednesday, December 26
No Wednesday activities
Sunday, December 30
Sunday School, 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.No Evening Worship
Monday, January 1
Happy New Year! (Office closed December 31 & January 1)
Wednesday, January 2
No Wednesday activities
Sunday, January 6
Monte Maxwell Organ Concert, 5 pm, FBC Sanctuary
For information on these and other upcoming events, stay connected with FBC through our website and on Facebook.
Wednesday Night Meal
Our Wednesday night meals are catered from McGowen’s with a variety of menus which will be posted in The Equipper. Meals are $5/person and reservations are required. You will need to sign up by 10:00 am each Tuesday if you plan to eat the catered dinner the next evening. You must also call in your cancellation by Tuesdays at 10 am if you had already signed up but not able to attend. The sign-up sheet will also be available at the payment table each Wednesday for the following week. You do not need to call in if you plan to attend the Bible Study, but not eat the catered meal.
A Word From the Pastor Search Committee
We thought this would be a good time to provide you with an update from the Pastor Search Committee. We have completed all of our listening sessions and we want to thank you for your prayerful, honest, and heartfelt comments. While this may have seemed to take a long time to complete we felt like it was the best way to get your input and get as many church members involved in the process. Several of you have also provided us with your written thoughts on the traits and qualities you feel are important for our next pastor to have. All of the feedback you provided us has proven to be invaluable as we evaluate and discuss each resume we have received. It is never too late and we will always welcome your input. If God has laid something on your heart please do not hesitate to share it with us at any time.
For almost a month now we have been diligently and prayerfully reading through stacks of resumes and using the qualifications in Titus and 1 Timothy along with your input as our guide. We know God is preparing someone to be our next pastor but we also know that we may not have received his resume yet. This is a process that should never be rushed and just as God is preparing our next pastor He is also using this time to prepare us to receive him.
Lastly, we truly feel and appreciate all of your prayers and words of encouragement. Robert Dillard mentioned in one of his previous letters a simple way to remember to pray for our committee and the person that God has for us and that is to use the 7 and 7 method. Set an alarm or reminder at 7:00 in the morning and 7:00 in the evening and just say a short simple prayer. Also, if you would like to come to one of our meetings and pray with us you are invited to do so and we would also welcome this. Just let one of us know we will get you the time and date of our next meeting.
And remember – We have set up an email address for the Pastor Search Committee, email@example.com. Some of you have already taken advantage of this and sent emails that are greatly appreciated. This email address is sent to the Pastor Search Committee and does not go to any staff member. Please use this to send recommendations, encouragement, thoughts, or any information you would like to pass on to us.
New & Interested Members Monthly Gathering
Tom Dufresne leads this class designed to help new members and guests get to know FBC and how they can be equipped to do ministry. The class meets in the Hospitality Room on the first Sunday of each month and it’s open to people of all ages or life stages who have just joined the church, are looking for a church home, or are curious about their spiritual formation.
Childcare is available in both our nursery and various Sunday School departments.
(Check the current issue of The Equipper for possible changes in the meeting schedule due to holidays, etc)
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