Happenings – June 25, 2017

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FBCL TOP 3   June 25, 2017

#1 Vacation Bible School was a Big Success!

A huge galactic size thank you to all the volunteers that helped with this year’s Vacation Bible School. What a wonderful week we had learning about God’s immense love for us. Please continue to pray that all the seeds that were planted this week in the children’s hearts would continue to take root and grow.


This fall, children in grades Pre-K 4 through 8th grade can play Flag Football and Cheerleading through our Upward Sports ministry. Children will learn athletic and game skills, along with sportsmanship virtues. Early bird pricing ends this week after July 1. Register today with the brochure in the bulletin or go online to LaurelUpward.com. We are also looking for committed Christian men and women to help coach our teams. If you can be a coach, referee, or other volunteer for the league, please contact Jeremy Ephraim at football@fbclaurel.com.

 #3 XFuge On Mission – Student Camp Prep Night

Students who are going to camp and their parents should join us this Wednesday, June 28 for camp prep and instructions from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. There will be a notary on site from 6:30 pm -7:00 pm. Let’s get prepared for our amazing trip to Philadelphia!


Our Sunday Evening Services will break for the Summer. They will resume in September.

Bible Study

Join us at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings for our Adult Bible Study small groups. Stop at the connections desk for details. Our children’s 9:15 am Bible Study groups will be breaking for the Summer. They will  resume on August 6th.


Children will be directed to meet the group leaders who will escort them to the services during the 10:30 worship service. After service, children will be returned to rejoin their parents. PARENTS: Please stay in the FLC until your child returns. We ask that all children either remain with their parents in service or be escorted to and from children’s services by their  leaders. Remember – children will remain in the FLC with their families on the first Sunday of each month.


Next Sunday, the first Sunday of the month, is designated as Deacons’ Fund Sunday. Please give toward the benevolent fund. The fund is intended primarily to help members of FBCL, and secondly to help residents of the greater Laurel area, with emergency needs.

Brent’s Books

Pastor Brent’s next book recommendation for summer reading is “The Prodigal Church” by Jared C. Wilson. You can order the book through the church library or go to amazon.com or christianbook.com to purchase your copy directly. We will have a discussion group or “Book Club” on the following Sunday evenings for anyone reading the book wishing to discuss: July 23, August 20, September 17.

White Water Rafting Trip on the Lower Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle, PA. Cost: $55/person.  Thursday, July 20, depart FBCL at 6:00 AM, return FBCL est. 9:00 PM (depends on time on river). Must be at least 12 to participate. Anyone 12-18 years old MUST be accompanied by a parent or a designated adult. Last day to sign up/pay – Sunday, July 9. Contact Bill Branch if you’re interested.

Meet Our New Director of Student Ministries

Sunday July 23, we’ll host Mr. Evan Hall and his wife Ashleigh in a “Meet and Greet” at 9:05 am in Room A107. Mr. Hall holds both a Bachelors and Master’s Degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg. VA. Following the “Meet and Greet” at 9:30 am we will adjourn to the Chapel where we will hold a Question and Answer session with Mr. Hall. Following the Q & A session, Mr. Hall will be excused and a vote of affirmation will be taken among those present at the Q & A.  All are invited, especially our youth and parents of youth.


The Basic Christian Study Bible Study class is studying an 8-week practical course on How to REALLY study the Bible. Developing a personal study schedule; interpreting passages; writing down truths that the Holy Spirit teaches from Scripture; and applying them to daily life…and more…   Sundays, 9:15 am, Room B110b for interactive, fun, fellowship filled prayer and Bible study time.

English-As-A-Second-Language Workshop

To teach ESL you need training, and must give a minimum of two hours a week. We need teachers for day and night classes. The two part workshop will be August 19th and August 26th, 9:00 am at FBCL. Designed to equip participants to begin and conduct Literacy Missions Ministry, it provides training and guidelines for witnessing to immigrants and internationals. If you’re interested in being part of ESL contact Norma Barkdull Slaugh at  nebarkd@aol.com.

Know your Bible?

Know your Old Testament? Which two people in the Bible did not die? Check your answer in the church library (Room B101).