The weeds in our landscaping along the front of our building have gotten out of control. Our lawn care contract does not cover such maintenance and so it is up to us to keep it looking good. I am launching an assault on the weeds this Saturday morning at 8 AM while the building will provide shade for a couple of hours. If any of you can come and help, I would appreciate it, and you will experience the therapeutic joy of feeling the rascals come away.
FBC will meet for worship as scheduled this morning, 1/20 (Sunday School at 9:30, worship service at 10:30). Please use discretion in driving this morning. Hwy 41 has been plowed, but remains slippery at spots. Our parking lot has been cleared and salted but is still slippery so please be careful when getting out of your cars.
Hope to see you this morning but I promise not to judge you if you stay home!
As of 8:15 PM Saturday there are no plans to cancel our worship service or Sunday School tomorrow morning. I will be there early in the morning and will post again at 7:00 AM to confirm, but there are currently no plans to cancel. By all means use your own discretion in venturing out and please be careful.
Information on how to register for our Walk Thru the Bible live event on August 13 is now available on our website home page. Please take a look and register your family as soon as possible so we can get a better estimate on materials needed for the day. Also please invite friends and pass the word along via social media to get the word out. Of all the study I have done on the Old Testament, Walk Thru the Bible has provided me with the most useful overview of God's story revealed in the the Old Testament. You and your children will not regret attending.
Please join us at 9:30 AM this Sunday for a continental breakfast, fellowship and a time to encourage our missionary families. This is an all family event—we will sign cards for our missionaries and pray for them. The children will be included in encouraging these families, so bring them too!
Please Mark your calendar for some upcoming Women Ministry Events:
Friday, July 21-Saturday July 22:Beth Moore, Living Proof Live at the Ford Center
Tickets are still available at the Vineyard for this event. We are very fortunate to have Beth come to speak in the Tri-State . She travels the country putting on these events. Join for both dates or come to just one of them. You will be encouraged as she speaks to us from the Bible. For more information visit: lifeway.com/livingproof. We would love to sit together if possible. Sarah Aiton will get seats in section 121 so we can sit together since we don’t have reserved seats. Let’s gather at GDRitzy on the east side after the Friday session to share what you learned that evening. Come join us for whatever works in your calendar! Please let Sarah Aiton know if we should expect to see you in Section 121 or at GD Ritzy. Sarah can be reached at 812-499-5131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 26, 7pm at FBC: Movie Night
Bring your comfy lawn chair or use a church chair to sit in as we watch the inspiring movie, War Room. Feel free to bring a friend. We will have refreshing fruit smoothies for you to enjoy along with your normal movie treats! (RSVP by Monday, July 24th to help us plan our snacks, but if your plans change at the last minute come join us! ) RSVP or questions to Sarah Aiton at email@example.com
We have begun receiving camper and volunteer registrations for the Runner’s Camp. I think the response has been positive when I consider the following: 1) Every place we have distributed print materials advertising the camp has produced registrations. 2) Nearly all of our camper registrations (now in double digits) have been from people outside Family Bible Church. Which means 3) our own church families still need to register, which will boost our enrollment. On the whole, people seem genuinely curious and interested when I have handed them a card about Runner’s Camp.
There is an enormous amount of work yet to be done, and preparations are beginning to fall into place, but job 1 for us right now is advertising. Here are some specific ways that everyone can help with this:
Forward the email post I sent out earlier this week to people you know with a personal invitation from you.
Pick up a supply of Runner’s Camp business cards and 5×7 cards at church tomorrow to pass out at ball parks, at the office, while shopping, or wherever you go. The business cards are great for keeping in your pocket or purse to give away (I have discovered that my wife is better at this than I am).
Our Runner’s Camp door hangers arrived yesterday. Pick up a supply to hang in your neighborhood, or partner with other families to cover larger neighborhoods nearby. Get on Google Earth or Google Maps and count the homes in your neighborhood or one nearby. I will have bundles of hangers in 50s and 100s to supply what you need. I will also have a sign up sheet to make sure we cover the neighborhoods closest to FBC along Old State Road between Peck Rd. and Scott Elementary School, but beyond that I trust you guys to cover your own neighborhoods. This needs to be done this Sunday and/or Monday if possible.
Register yourself and your kids as volunteers or campers at runnerscampevansville.com. While I have spoken with some of you about specialized roles that you can serve in at camp (and I am likely to remember those), I would rather not rely on my memory to know the roles in which all of you plan to serve. It helps our planning a great deal to have our volunteers recorded. By the way, this includes our junior high and high school students, most of whom will be helping John Grimm run the games station, or assisting our Age Group Leaders (camp counselors), but they need to register as well.
Above all, please pray that people will sign up to join us at the first ever Runner’s Camp in Evansville. I know some of you are not the slightest bit interested in running, but this is going to be fun. The kids will love it and we get to share the gospel of Jesus Christ along the way. The very first lady I handed a card to immediately signed her kids up on her phone.
This Sunday, 5/21, we will enjoy a continental breakfast together at 9:30 before beginning to get organized to serve at the Runner’s Camp, June 19-23. There is something for everyone to do, even if you are not able to be at camp, so please join us. Our service will begin at 10:30 as usual.