SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
WELCOME TO FBC!
We are glad you are with us this morning.
Please know that we are all broken people who serve a Savior who is happy to put together the pieces. You are welcome here.
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Current Series: Mark: Encounters with Jesus
The Message Today: Pointed Compassion
Teaching Pastor: Todd Malone
Text: Mark 7:31-37
For our First Time Guests
We would love to get you a free coffee mug gift at our Guest Connection desk in the foyer.
Just bring your completed Connection Card from the bulletin to the desk or fill one out at the desk.
Through 5/31/2017 Actual Budgeted
Offerings Received $ 560,769 $ 568,473
Expenses Paid $ 614,271 $ 650,016
Deficit $ (53,502) $ (81,543)
Cash Reserves Used This Year $ 53,502
Projected Life of Cash Reserves 29 months
This Week at FBC
Small Groups meet in homes all week
Sun 9:00am Life Groups
Sun 10:30am Worship Service
Sun 6:00pm Good Grandparenting
Mon 6:30pm Faithful & True Men’s Accountability
Wed 6:00pm MOSAIC for 7th—12th graders
See our online calendar for more details and other upcoming events.
Book Drive for the New Montessori Prep Academy starts July 30!
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FELLOWSHIP BIBLE CHURCH
To Benefit the East Texas Montessori Prep Academy’s Library
What to buy
- Reading Level Range of Books: Board books to Early Reader Chapter Books.
- Book Condition: Please donate NEW books (since it is a new library). It does not have to be a recent copyright date, but it should be new condition.
- Books that are simple and short, with lots of pictures and color will be popular
Because we are buying educational supplies to keep for the entire school, long term, there are certain items to avoid.
- Avoid books with batteries or moving parts.
- Don’t get any workbooks to write or color in
- Do not buy toys
- IMPORTANT: Because the books are going into a public school, we should avoid books that might be rejected as overly evangelistic
- Books on character traits such as kindness, sharing, honesty, etc. are excellent
Where to purchase
- Local Retail: Wal-Mart, Target, Kohls, Books-A-Million, etc.
- Websites: Amazon and Books-A-Million
BOOKS FOR SOUTH WARD ELEMENTARY
Books-A-Million has a book fair underway now in their store for the Longview ISD libraries. Patrons may come into the store and purchase books chosen specifically for South Ward by their librarian [FBC’s Linda Bailey] and for the Montessori School by their librarian.
THERE WILL BE A BASKET IN THE FOYER STARTING JULY 30 TO RECEIVE YOUR DONATED BOOKS FOR THE MONTESSORI SCHOOL. LET’S SEE HOW MANY WE CAN COLLECT!
|PRAYING FOR LONGVIEW
Pastor Todd is posting weekly prayer prompts in the Midweek Moment. Not receiving the MWM? Sign up at http://bit.ly/MidWeekMoment
|BENEVOLENCE OFFERING TODAY
July 30 is a 5th Sunday Benevolence Offering. All cash and designated checks will go to care for those with needs in the FBC community.
|GOOD GRANDPARENTING – TONIGHT
Sunday, July 30th | 6:00-8:00pm | Room 201 Office BldgIn this one-time session, Jim & Sharie Johnson will share how grandparents fit into the scheme of things and can have significant impact both on the grandkids and the kids. Let us know you are coming so we have adequate materials and refreshments. firstname.lastname@example.org
|CONGREGATIONAL MEETING NEXT WEEK
There will be an important congregational meeting Sunday, August 6 at 4:00 pm in the Worship Center Auditorium. We will be discussing FBC’s finances. You are encouraged to attend.
|MEN’S MINISTRY FAMILY EVENT
Rangers Game – August 19 – Texas vs Chicago
Game Time 7:00pm (Time Change)
$15 per ticket – 1st Come availability
Pay when you sign up at the desk in the foyer.
Call or text David Fisher with questions – 903-736-6504
|WHY VISIT ISRAEL?
AUGUST 6, 6:00 – 7:30PM | Room 201 Office Building
Trip co-leader, Steve Vance will share a presentation called “Why Visit Israel?” Steve has spent several months in Israel and is passionate to introduce others to the land. Whether you go with us in 2018 or not, the presentation will inspire you. Q&A time at the end. Email jimj@longviewfbc if you plan to come.
|WAKE UP WEDNESDAY
Join us for Wake Up Wednesday, a once a month time for folks age 60+ to gather for fellowship, worship, encouragement and fun. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, August 16th, from 6:30-8:00pm for a hymn-sing in the Church Office Building room 201.