First Connections - June 13, 2014

Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth! Sing about the glory of his name! Tell the world how glorious he is. Say to God, How awesome are your deeds! Psalm 66:1-3a

Vacation Bible School
Offerings June 9-12, 2014
(Will go to Guatemala Water Well Project.)

Senior Adults—Hugo Trip
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Cost: $25 plus your lunch
Please sign up on the sheet outside the church office. We will meet at the church at 8:00 am and should return by 8:30 pm, approx. Trip will include the Hugo Frisco Depot Museum, lunch at Harvey House (buy your own), Showman’s Rest at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Endangered Ark (elephants) and Ft. Towson Confederate Museum. Plus a FREE dinner at Pete’s Place in Krebs, due to a generous donation.
Summer Sunday School Help Sign-up

This Summer, I am working on making a great Summer Sunday School for our children from birth through 5th grade. I’d like to invite you to help teach or hold babies during the Sunday school hour (9:15-10:35am) at least one Sunday this summer, from June 1st to August 10th .  Most classes have regular teachers who are staying through the summer and just need an assistant. We will have 6 Sunday School rooms during the Sunday School hour, just as we have all during the school year. We need two people in each room, each Sunday, plus a Storyteller who is only there from 9:45-10:05am. You can also call, text, or email me with the Sunday(s) you want to help. There will also be a paper signup sheet on the Preschool Sign-in desk starting this Sunday.

Thanks, Elaine Hawkins (613-1937)

This is a link to the master list in a Google doc so you can sign up.
For the Youth Choir Mission Tour: Bath towels are needed; they will be donated to the mission in Chicago that the youth will be working in while on their tour.

Church Business Meeting
June 22, 2014. 6:00 pm

On the Agenda:

  • Old business-RDS Upgrade (from Finance Committee)
  • Discuss RDS upgrade to the cloud, to be able to work with newer software. Cloud will cost approximately $700 for the remaining 2014 year, then in December FBC will need to pay $1300 for the same cloud service for 2015.
  • Recommend approval of $2,000 expense to the Equipment account for the RDS upgrade to the cloud. As a result, the Equipment account will be over budget by $2,000 this fiscal year if all other expenses are incurred.

Security Guard Job Description (from the Personnel Committee): The FBC security guard will work from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Sunday mornings, 5-7 PM Sunday evenings, and from 5-8:30 PM Wednesday evenings. The pay is $8 hour. Job responsibilities will be to watch the north and east parking lots, watch for people entering the church while services are in progress, helping children and others cross the street after the services are over and making sure all church doors have been locked after services. Contact Mary for job application at 275-6111.

Legacy Ministry
The FBC Legacy Ministry provides opportunity to invest in the future ministry of FBC through gifts that become a part of our Legacy Ministry Fund.  The Fund provides a cash distribution each year which is used to fund needs that are outside the annual budget.  The Legacy Ministry Committee is currently seeking input on how best to invest the current year distribution of $1644 in FBC ministries.  In past years we have funded needs in the nursery and children’s areas, and provided scholarships for  youth activities. If you have a request, please submit it to the church office in writing by Sunday, June 15.  The Legacy Committee will review the requests and bring a recommendation to the church.  If you would like more information about the FBC Legacy Ministry and how you can impact the ministry of FBC beyond your lifetime, please contact the church office.