Who is Like God? 

Todd Malone

Our theme in 2018 is “Heart Matters.” We are looking at who God is and how He invites us to respond to Him from our deepest core. The more we know who God is, the more our hearts are captured by Him. That makes Micah a fascinating book to study this Fall. The name Micah means, “Who is like God?” In the book of Micah, “Who is like God” is a statement of praise – no one is like God. It is also a question that haunts the book. The nation of Israel was split in two – the northern kingdom (still called Israel) and the southern kingdom (Judah). Both kingdoms faced international threats. Worse, they were filled by political, social and religious corruption as the people turned away from God. The book of Micah is a collection of sermons that speak against their rampant corruption. But the book doesn’t just say, “stop sinning.” It gets to the heart. The people turned away from God because they were turning to something else. They sinned because they desired money, power, and prestige more than they desired God. In other words, their problem was idolatry. The question, “Who is like God” is a way of pointing out that none of the things that they put in God’s place could compare with Him. It is a timely message for us, as well.

An Exciting New Staff Position

Todd Malone

I am excited to announce that Jordan Johnson will join FBC’s staff on a full-time basis starting in January. Jordan has been serving as a part-time intern, leading the Junior High since January 1, 2015. Jordan will continue working with the Junior High, as well as helping Slade with the Senior High. This will free up Slade to assist with other pastoral duties in the church. Jordan grew up in the Youth Group and has had tremendous mentors at FBC over the years. This includes Slade, former youth leaders, but especially his dad. Jordan has long dreamed of serving FBC full-time in the Youth Ministry. We are blessed to have more of him.

Coming Events…

Family Dedication Celebration

Sunday, October 7, will be a special Family Dedication Celebration at Fellowship. On this special day, we will bear witness with our families as they dedicate themselves to faithfully nurture and teach their little ones about the Lord. We will also commit to join with them in that faithful responsibility, as a community of faith. If you have a new addition to your family and would like to participate in this dedication, please contact the office by Monday, September 24, so that we can arrange the details. You are welcome to invite extended family to this special event as well. 1st through 6th Graders will join their families in the 10:30 worship service on this Sunday as well. It will be a great time for our children to participate in communion and observe as families dedicate their babies to God.

BAPTISM IN OCTOBER

Our next baptism service will be Sunday, October 28 at the end of the morning worship service (11:30 am). Sign up by October 15 here or call the office if you’re interested in being baptized so we can interview you.

Fellowship Women — REST & REFUEL

October 5-6 | 7:00pm Friday – Saturday 3:30pm | FBC Gym What woman doesn’t enjoy food, friends, and some incredible teachings about our King! Come join us as we rest & refuel through new & old friendships and the word of God! You don’t want to miss this fun opportunity to connect with the women in our church and surrounding community.

Cost: $20 to cover food and expenses. So grab your friends & sign up online at longviewfbc.info or in the foyer starting September 9.

Missions | Christmas in October

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it is Christmas in October time! Our tree is up in the foyer as of September 2, and we have missionary kids and their wish lists hanging from the branches. To Participate: *Grab a name from the tree *Sign your name on the sheet *Buy your missionary kid a present *Bring the present (unwrapped) to the foyer *Place it in the box with your tag attached to it Let’s bless our missionaries! All presents need to be in by October 21st! Contact Steve Vance if you have questions – vancesteven@hotmail.com

WOULD YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Could we use your front yard to host a mini-FAIR on October 31? We will provide the games and prizes. Your family, small group or life group will provide the “man power”, and together we will build relationships with your neighbors for the Lord. If you can’t host a mini-FAIR, check the Mid-Week Moment and the announcements during the worship service for a location near you, and help with that FAIR! Contact ginnyd@longviewfbc.com for more information!

Awana Bible Club

Welcome back to AWANA! The start of another year is here. This month’s activities include: September 9th     Bring a Real Friend (BARF Night) September 16th   School Spirit Night – wear school colors as uniform of the night September 30th   Parent and Caregivers Night – come join the clubbers in club!

Thank You!

Dear Family, Thanks so much for the lovely plant and for the many prayers. We are so blessed by you all. We are trusting God with this pregnancy and with little Calvin’s life.  Job 12:10 Love, The Irishes FBC Thank you for the flowers, card and prayers. I am truly thankful! I am recuperating at home! It is a very slow process! Having a church home an church family is one thing I ‘m so thankful for! Again, thank you for everything! God Bless, Melissa Espinoza