A note from Alex Stanton, Elder Chairman on behalf of the Board of Trustees:

I am excited to report that Sam Shaw accepted the call from Fellowship Bible Church to be our Interim Lead Pastor.  It is another important step in our current transitional journey. Sam and Ruthe plan to arrive in Longview on September 1. Sam will preach his first sermon on September 5, and his first day in the office will be September 8. Being the go-getter that he is, Sam is already setting up meetings and learning what he can about Fellowship Bible Church.

Thanks to some people in the church, the Shaws have a place to live in Longview. That is a real blessing from God in these times of scarce housing options.

We want the Shaws’ home in Longview to be fully set up and ready for LIFE when they arrive in just a few weeks.

You can help! Please see the details and contacts below and consider getting involved.

Alex Stanton, Elder Chairman
On behalf of the Board of Trustees

From the Hospitality Team: 

We are excited to be welcoming Sam and Ruthe Shaw to Longview and to Fellowship. They have a house rented that we need to help make a home. There are larger items we are needing (see the list below). We are also seeking monetary donations of $700 to purchase bedding, kitchenware, etc., which are needed ASAP. You may make monetary donations online here: Hospitality Gift – be sure to choose the drop down item.
Note: Any funds collected beyond the amount needed for the Shaws will go to the FBC general fund.

We will be at the community life desk in the foyer for the next few weeks taking donations. If you have any items on the list available to provide, please contact Kacy Young at 817-304-7711 or mrs.kacyyoung@gmail.com

The larger items we are asking folks to provide or lend are:

  • Recliner
  • Television
  • Over the toilet shelves
  • Small dining table and chairs
  • Waist high bar stools
  • Coffee maker
  • Reading lamp for bedroom
  • Washer and dryer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Lawn Service every other week
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.

And… An Old Fashioned Pounding!
We are also going to stock their pantry with food staples and kitchen essentials. Lisa Hinshaw will be coordinating that effort with an online signup list. Watch for that opportunity coming soon! Her email is omgdeedee@yahoo.com; phone 903-932-0612.