Worship & Fellowship Night

Don’t forget! We’ll have an all church worship and fellowship night this coming Sunday (9/25). Come at 4:30pm for singing and outdoor activities. River City Dawgs will be set up ready to serve food at 5.

Bring your own sides, drinks, and chairs. FBC will cover the cost for hot dogs. You can purchase chips and drinks with cash.

Have a great weekend and see you Sunday!

Charcuterie Class Reminder

The women’s ministry will host a charcuterie class on Sunday, 9/18 from 4-5:30pm at the church.

The event costs $25 per board and requires a reservation by the end of the day, Monday, September 12.

You can sign up at the church or text your reservation to Sarah Aiton (812-499-5131) or Brenda Kerr (812-453-9515).

Payment will be due that day; cash or check payable to Sarah Aiton.

Women college age and up are welcome!

Upcoming Church Events

A series of upcoming events were announced at church this past Sunday. Here is the list of those events:

  • Home fellowship groups start next week. You can sign up for a group on Sunday if you are interested and have not yet joined one.
  • Sunday school resumes this coming Sunday, 9/11 at 9:30am.
  • GATHER Network will offer a dinner at 6pm at the church building on Wednesday, 9/14 to discuss mission work and global nutritional security. Pastor Colin will deliver a short message. Anyone interested should RSVP to Ginna.Grimm@gmail.com.
  • The Women’s Ministry will host a charcuterie class on Sunday, 9/18. More info will come in a separate post this week.
  • The Women’s Ministry will also offer a weekly Wednesday night Bible study beginning 9/28.

Below are the dates of a few all-church events this Fall:

  • September 25 – Worship & Fellowship Night (River City Dawgs coming again)
  • October 16 – Barn Dance
  • November 13 – Cornhole Tournament

For a complete look at upcoming church events, check out the online calendar.

Women’s Ministry Charcuterie Class

Sunday 9/18/2022

4-5:30pm at Family Bible Church

Come enjoy an afternoon learning different techniques of the snack board trend many are talking about!  Charcuterie boards aren’t just about meat and cheese anymore. 

The event will involve learning several techniques for charcuterie board display from the owner of Agape Graze and creating your own 6 x 6 board for 1-2 people, and a brief time of fellowship at the end. 

This event cost is $25/per board and does require a reservation by the end of the day, Monday September 12th.

Please sign up at the church or text your reservation to Sarah (812-499-5131) or Brenda (812-453-9515).

Payment will be due that day; cash or check payable to Sarah Aiton. 

Women college age and up are welcome…we hope you can join us!  Friends are welcome too. 

New Construction Approved

Dear Friend,

On Sunday, July 24th Family Bible Church members approved a motion for our church to move forward with construction on “stage two” of our building. We reviewed a floorplan created by Morley Architects, to be constructed by Midwest Contracting. The design is for 10,800 square feet of space that includes new nurseries and classrooms, additional bathrooms, storage, offices and an expanded kitchen, coffee bar and cafe area that will serve our existing facility and future expansion to the south. We had good questions and discussion about the design.

Our elders also presented the cost for this project quoted to us by Midwest Contracting which is $1,890,000. Obviously there were questions about the feasibility of our church paying a sum like that, just as there were when we presented the cost of construction for “stage one” of our facility eight years ago, which is now paid for. Based on the Lord’s track record of faithfully providing for us since then, we believe he is quite capable of providing for our needs now, even with the rising cost of living that we are all experiencing.

Of course the primary way the Lord will provide is through our people’s generous giving. Therefore I am inviting you to give willingly, sacrificially and cheerfully to the building fund of Family Bible Church. As you pray with your family about your contribution, there are several things I want you to keep in mind.

First, although I am the one doing the asking, you are not doing this for me. You must see your gifts as “to the Lord” for them to be of the most benefit to you. Your gifts are for you and future families and generations to whom the Lord wants to be gracious through the ministry of Family Bible Church.

Second, because your gift is “to the Lord” it must be given in the proper spirit. The apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 9:

2 COR 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Since God loves a cheerful giver, I want you to give cheerfully. God loves you no matter what, but he is pleased with you and your gift when you give it gladly or cheerfully. You can’t give cheerfully and reluctantly at the same time. Nor do I want you to give feeling “under compulsion” by me or anyone else unless it be the Lord who compels you. But I do pray that he will compel you to give.

Third, I believe that in order for us to accomplish our goal, all of us will have to give sacrificially. When a friend offered King David supplies to build an alter and make a sacrifice to the Lord, David refused, saying:

1 CHR 21:24 … “No, but I will buy them for the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, nor offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing.”

It was unacceptable for David to make an offering that cost him nothing because it would not have been a sacrifice. It will cost all of us something to add teaching space to our building. Your task is to determine what you are willing to sacrifice cheerfully.

Finally, if you already give to Family Bible Church, your gift should be above and beyond whatever you already give. Our operating expenses are currently low and we already save a portion of our budget for the building fund. But without raising additional funds it would take us many years to save enough money to pay for the expansion of our building at our current level of giving. We would love to have additional teaching space sooner than that. On our pledge card (attached), there are options for a one-time gift, or monthly gifts extending 1-3 years. Going forward, please designate all gifts for our building by writing “Building Fund” on any check memo line that you wish to go to the building to distinguish them from your normal giving.

Please pray about what you are willing to give. Let me commend to you 2 Corinthians chapter 9 as a passage for your family to read and study together as you pray. It is full of rich instruction to help guide your decision. On August 14thwhen we gather for worship at our Sunday service we will present our pledges and gifts together and eat a thanksgiving meal following the service. Please fill out the attached card and bring it to offer at our service on August 14th. Or if you are unable to be with us that day, please mail the card with any gift to Family Bible Church, 15515 Husky Way, Evansville, IN 47725.

May the Lord bless you and keep you,

Colin Kerr

Pastor, Family Bible Church

Building Fund Pledge Card

Women’s Ministry McAlister’s Dinner

Ladies,

Join the other women of FBC as they kick off the Summer with an informal gathering at McAlister’s on Green River Road tomorrow, Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm.

No need to RSVP, just show up and look for Paula Runyon or Sarah Aiton. If you have questions, then contact Sarah Aiton or message us here. You can look forward to good food & good fellowship.

Summer Fellowship Hour

This past Sunday marked our final Sunday school of the school year. We are taking a break for the Summer.

Instead of Sunday school, we will have a fellowship hour starting at 9:30 each Sunday morning. Our hope is to provide an informal setting to sit, eat, and talk with one another before the main service at 10:30.

The fellowship hour will be a great opportunity to get to know other folks at the church and enjoy a light meal together (breakfast pastries and drinks). You are welcome to come at any time.

I am looking forward to spending time with some of you at the fellowship hour this coming Sunday (5/29)!

John

Volunteer for Runners Camp

We have announced Runners Camp 2022 at Family Bible Church over the past couple months. The camp runs (pun intended) from June 13-17, 5:30-8:00pm. We are less than 7 weeks away from the first night of camp! You can register a camper or sign up to volunteer today. Please, if you plan on volunteering then sign up asap so that you may be placed in a helpful role and that we may have accurate numbers for a t-shirt order.

Maybe you are wondering how you could serve at Runners Camp. Hopefully this helps. Our greatest need by far is for more age-group leaders. They function as camp counselors who spend each evening leading the same group of 5-10 kids through a devotional and then from station to station. Age-group leaders have the privilege of sharing the Gospel with campers. We would love to fill as many of these spots as possible with people from Family Bible Church. College students home for Summer are a great fit for this role.

If you are a high school student, consider signing up to serve as an assistant age-group leader or in the games crew.

If your mobility is limited, then your help is needed on the Registration team.

We also need help with coaches for each of the track and field events. If you know people with such experience, then let them know about this opportunity to volunteer and direct them to the Runners camp website: https://runnerscampevansville.com.

Contact me, John, if you have any questions about registration for campers or volunteers. Or, feel free to submit a question on the contact us page at the church website.

FBC Trivia Night

Join us Sunday April 24 from 5:30-7:30pm at Family Bible Church for a thrilling night of trivia.

FBC will provide fried chicken. Please bring a side dish to share with all….. and your own drinks (to share with yourself).

Also, come prepared with knowledge of, but not limited to the following:

Moses

Evansville

1960s

Princesses

US Constitution

Flags

Bible

Etc….

Ok. Go study….

See you Sunday