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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. 

FBC Building Pledges and Meal this Sunday

Dear Family

As a reminder, during our worship service this Sunday, August 14th we will be collecting our giving pledge cards for our building expansion project. This is a huge undertaking for us, but I believe it will be of great benefit to future generations at Family Bible Church. I am assuming that by now you have taken time to pray and decide what your family is willing to give cheerfully and sacrificially so please come with your pledge card prepared to let us know what you plan to give. If you did not receive a pledge card, you can pick one up Sunday to fill out or contact us to have one emailed to you. If you would like more information about our building expansion, please see the previous post or feel free to speak to one of our elders if you have further questions. If you are unable to join us this Sunday, please mail your pledge to Family Bible Church, 15515 Husky Way, Evansville IN 47725.

After our service we will celebrate God’s provision with a meal. The main course (bbq) and tableware will be provided. Please bring drinks for your family and a side dish or dessert to share.

I will look forward to worshipping with you again this Sunday,

Pastor Colin

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

FBC Members Meeting tomorrow, 7/24

Dear Family,

As a reminder, we have a members meeting tomorrow immediately following our service to consider approval for construction of the next phase of our building. I hope you will be able to join us.

See you tomorrow,

Pastor Colin

Members Meeting on July 24

Dear Family,

If you have been at Family Bible Church over the last two weeks, you have heard that our elders have called a Members Meeting on July 24th immediately following our worship service. I am writing to inform you regarding what our meeting will be about.

Before the construction of our current facility, our elders and several of our members formed a building committee to develop a master plan for the construction of a building that will serve, not just our current needs, but future generations at Family Bible Church. God has graciously provided our current building as stage 1 of that plan, which has been fully paid for through your generous giving. Our building has been a great place for us to gather for worship, enjoy meals together and serve as a base for other FBC events and community gatherings. One of our current limitations has been classroom space for Sunday school. We have been doing the best we can to hold classes behind screen flex walls and in our conference room. But, as many of you can testify, this has been quite challenging as we knew it would be. We also have no permanent storage space which we now create with more screen flex walls.

To address these limitations, over the past year our elders have been working on a design for stage 2 of our master plan and have collected bids from several building contractors. We eventually selected Midwest Contracting as our preferred builder who, with the support of Morley Architects, Engineers, and Surveyors, has developed a floor plan and exterior design that we are pleased with and would like to share with you. It includes new nursery and classroom space, additional bathrooms, storage, additional offices and an expanded kitchen, coffee bar and cafe area that will serve our existing facility and future expansion to the south. We believe this design will serve our family well for many years to come.

According to our By-laws the approval of our members is required for the purchase, construction or sale of any church real estate. If you have completed our process of membership will you please pray for wisdom and come to our meeting on July 24th to seek the Lord’s will together as we present this project for your approval?

See you Sunday,

Pastor Colin

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.