A few individuals from the church had planned to attend the Together for the Gospel (T4G) Conference in Louisville, Kentucky this month. Because of the spread of the Coronavirus, the conference, along with just about every other event this Spring, was cancelled. Pastor John Piper, one of the planned speakers, took the available time to write a book titled, Coronavirus and Christ.
Both the audiobook and ebook are free of charge on the Desiring God website.
According to Piper, the book offers a brief (2 hour audiobook) study on “the God who reigns over the Coronavirus” and addresses the question, “what is God doing through the Coronavirus?”
We encourage all to take advantage of the free resource and pray that it be beneficial to your souls in this trying time.
In light of our Good Friday service this week, there will be no Wednesday worship. Still feel free to worship today! However, there will not be a live stream of songs and Scripture from the Facebook page. Sorry for the late notice.
This Friday at 7pm we will live stream a Good Friday service on the church’s Facebook page. Even though we are not gathering, we will take communion together. That means each family will need to provide their own elements, so be sure to have the juice and bread ready! As always, we encourage everyone to continue the comments on the stream as a way to communicate with one another.
As announced on Sunday, we have a new way to worship together online midweek. Colton Potter will lead worship on a live stream from our Facebook page on Wednesdays at 8pm starting tomorrow. He will lead in singing about 6 songs and reading Scripture. The lyrics for the songs are attached here. You can pull the lyrics up on a separate screen or print them out beforehand. The stream will usually last 30-45 minutes. We look forward to taking advantage of this opportunity and others to worship together in this time.
Below is all the information you need to know about the new online giving feature on the website. First, giving is NOT exclusively online. We will continue to accept checks and cash. Those forms of payment can be sent to our P.O. Box:
Family Bible Church
P.O. Box 3891
Evansville, IN 47737-3891
Regarding the online option of giving, the last menu option at the top of the screen on our website reads, “Give.” Click on that, then scroll down to click on a green button that reads, “Click Here to Give an Offering.” You will be asked to fill out basic information associated with your offering.
There is a fee with each donation made that goes toward the online platform used. Bank transaction fees are 1% + $0.30. Credit card fees are 2.9% + $0.30. AMEX fees are 3.5% +$0.30. That is all the information concerning online giving. You are welcome to use it or continue giving as you previously did. If anyone has questions, then please contact us.
We are excited to get back into the study of God’s Word as a group. Whether you joined us for the study of 1 Peter or not, we would love to have you with us as we gather virtually for Bible Study. The study will consist of four, one-hour sessions. Two identical studies will be held; one beginning Monday, April 6 at 7 pm and the other Tuesday, April 7 at 9 am. You choose depending on which time fits best with your schedule. Each group will be limited to 10 women. We will meet via Zoom. Zoom is an app that can be used on your cell phone, tablet or computer. We ask that each group member participates from a private area so everyone feels comfortable to share openly and confidentially.
The first week we will consider why and how to study the Bible based on Jen Wilkin’s book, Women of the Word. Feel free to read the book before we begin. The following three weeks we will learn how to study on our own by working through the book of 2 Peter.
To register for the study email Paula Runyon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to choose Monday evening or Tuesday morning. We are grateful this option is available while we must be apart physically, and we are looking forward to being with you!
Sarah Aiton and Paula Runyon
FBC Women’s Ministry
If you have not already read the previous post from Pastor Colin concerning our church’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please do so now by clicking the link. We have received word that some will be present for Sunday’s service while others plan to stay home, and we want to make participation possible for all in this unique situation. We will live stream a video of Sunday morning’s service for those not attending. The video will be streamed in real time on the church Facebook page. You will have the ability to sing, listen to Scripture reading and prayers, and watch the sermon at the same time as those in the church building. We will stream the entire service.
Click here to go to the church Facebook page. To access the video, go to the church page, and the stream will be the first thing you see. The service starts at 10:30 am. Plan on the live stream beginning 15-30 minutes before the service begins. This should provide ample time to access the stream prior to the start of the service. You may need to create a Facebook account if you do not already have one. Our apologies to those who do not use Facebook. Providing the video on Facebook’s platform is the simplest and most efficient method for our church. If anyone does not like using Facebook, you can still listen to the audio of the sermon which we will post on the church website later on Sunday.
Have a blessed weekend,
We will have a baptism during the church service on March 22nd followed by an all-church lunch to celebrate. Lydia Munro has professed faith in Jesus Christ, and she wishes to declare her faith by baptism! We welcome everyone to stay afterward to eat lunch and celebrate in community. Chicken will be provided for the main course of lunch. Those staying for the meal should bring their own drinks. Families A-L can bring a side and M-Z a dessert.
If anyone else has not received baptism since coming to saving faith in Jesus and wishes to be baptized, please contact us.
See you Sunday,
Next Women’s Ministry event is our casual dinner time at McAlister’s Deli (Green River Road location) on Thursday, February 27 from 6-8 pm. Stop by for any length of time during that time slot to join us for food and fellowship! No reservations needed.
FBC will provide fried chicken. Please bring a side dish to share with all….. and your own drinks.
Also, come prepared with knowledge on, but not limited to, the following:
US History…. Since the beginning
US Presidents…..only the good ones
Ok. Go study….
See you Sunday,