The school year is coming to a close and before our seniors graduate, we want to take some time to celebrate them. This year we will be honoring our seniors on May 21st during the morning service. If you or your student would like to participate in this special time, please sign up at the connect table out in the lobby before May 1st. Contact Pastor Justin for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immediately following the morning worship service on May 28th, the Trustee, Diaconate and the Board of Christian Education invites the congregation to gather in Holloway Park for a church-wide picnic. The church will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. Please bring your choice of salads, desserts, chips, etc. to share along with your lawn chairs. There will be games for the kids, corn hole, and volleyball. Please dress casually and come!!!
Please RSVP via the Realm Connect app or at onrealm.org so we know how many people to expect!
We will be launching Community Groups in September and are inviting anyone who is interested in leading a group to come to a Leader Training. The Community Group Leader Training will take place over 4 training sessions beginning on May 7th, following the morning worship service, from 12:00 - 2:30 PM in Room 200. The dates of the other three meetings will be announced at the first meeting. We would also invite any Sunday School Leaders interested in the training to come! Please let Pastor Aaron know if you plan on attending, so that we can have enough food for everyone, by calling the church office or emailing email@example.com.
The next trip to Matthew 25 for a day of fellowship and working for the Lord is Thursday, April 27th. They will leave the church at 8:30 AM, returning around 3:00 PM. Come dressed to WORK and bring a sack lunch and a beverage. Everyone is welcome to be a part of this ministry.
Pathway to Hope is Hamilton's Crisis Pregnancy Center and a local ministry that we support. FBC will be hosting two tables at Pathway's Annual Fundraising Banquet on Tuesday, May 16th, from 6:30 - 9:00 at Receptions Conference Center in Fairfield. Guest speaker will be Kirk Walden, author of The Wall: Rebuilding a Culture of Life in America. Are you interested in attending this special event? We are hopeful to have 20 seats filled to represent our church and to show support for this wonderful and important ministry. Please contact the church office or Cathi Thomas to reserve your spot. Preference will be given to first time attendees. Reservations needed before April 25th.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be immediately following the Easter morning worship service. Nursery - 3 year olds will meet in Room 101 downstairs. Four year olds and Kindergarten will meet in the Kinderchurch room 102. Grades 1-6 will gather downstairs in the lower parking lot and separate into two groups. There will be prize eggs and something for everyone.
The Adult Choir will be joined by St. Mark's United Methodist Church choir and other community singers to lead a special Maundy Thursday service on April 13th at 7:00 PM. This Tenebrae worship service will recreate the emotional and spiritual aspects of the Passion Story. Hope In the Shadows uses both traditional and contemporary hymns, worship songs, congregational singing, communion, scripture reading and narration. It focuses on our Savior's sacrifice and the hope in the shadows to which we cling. Please join with us in worship to reflect on Christ's journey and sacrifice the night before He was crucified.