First Connections - June 6, 2014

“You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile. The rivers of God will not run dry; they provide a bountiful harvest of grain, for you have ordered it so”. Psalm 65:9

For a complete list of PRAYER REQUESTS and BIRTHDAYS, please open the attachment connected to this email – “PRAY FOR EACH OTHER” - Thank you

How to Reach Us In Emergencies:

If you have an emergency involving a medical need, hospital, death in the family, etc. or know someone who has this kind of need and the church office is closed, you may reach us using our church e-mail address.

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S.P.L.A.S.H. Party

Sunday, June 8 from 6-8 pm

As a kick-off to VBS, the church is hosting a Summer S.P.L.A.S.H. party for our church, our church’s neighborhood, and people in your neighborhood. S.P.L.A.S.H. stands for “Showing People Love And Serving Him”. The church will provide two water inflatables to play on, hotdogs, water, and sno-cones.

Rainout plans will be posted on e-mail and Facebook by 3 pm Sunday.

VBS Registration

Please register your child or children NOW for Vacation Bible School. This year we are signing up on-line. Please go on the church’s website,, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Vacation Bible School to register.

Senior Adults—Mark Your Calendars

1) Summer Picnic and Installation of Officers, Thursday, June 12 at 6 pm in Fellowship Hall. There will be a $2.00 per person charge for fried chicken; and everyone should bring a generous side dish.

2) Senior Adult Trip to Hugo to see the circus sights there. Thursday, June 19, meet at the church at 8:00 am. Please sign up on the sheet outside the church office.


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.


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.

This is a link to the master list in a google doc so you can sign up.

 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)

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.   


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.