Happenings – July 9, 2017

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FBCL TOP 3  July 9, 2017


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.

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.


Pray for the Haiti Mission Team
We are sending a missions team to Haiti July 15-23. They will spend the week running a Vacation Bible School for hundreds of children. Some of their daily activities will include bible teaching, songs, and serving meals. Please pray for the team’s safety in travel and that the Gospel will be spread to those who need to hear it.


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.

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 at 5:00 pm for anyone reading the book wishing to discuss: July 23,  August 20, September 17.


Orders for SHARE Food will be due by 12:00 noon, today July 9. The distribution date will be Saturday July 22nd.


There will be a Members Meeting on Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00 pm.


We have a young couple moving into our area and they are looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom single family or townhome to rent. Please email the church office at fbc@fbclaurel.com if you have or know of a place that may be available around the beginning of August.

English-As-A-Second-Language Workshop

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.

Extend-A-Hand MINISTRY

E-A-H clothing giveaway scheduled for July 22nd has been cancelled. This ministry is currently in need of Children’s clothing. If you have children’s clothes you can donate please drop them off at the church office M-F between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Mid-Year Giving Statements…

Will be emailed this coming week. Please be sure to add fbc@fbclaurel.com to your contacts or accepted email list. If you have made any changes to your email address recently please send us your updated email address. Please help us by reviewing this mid-year statement and notifying the office by phone or email if they need any corrections.


Please take a look in our lost and found in the Sunday School office. Anything left after July 16th will be donated to the Extend-A-Hand ministry.


Name the four major prophets. Check your answer in the church library (Room B101).