Happenings – August 13, 2017

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FBCL TOP 3  August 13, 2017

 #1: Beth Moore – Living Proof Simulcast

Join us on September 16th, 2017 for “Captivated-The Wonder Of Christ On The Winding Road” For more information go to fbclaurel.com/LivingProof/. Tickets are $20.00 per person and will go on sale August 13th and 20th in the ministry corner or you can purchase them on line at the link above beginning August 9th. Limited number of tickets available.

#2: BRENT’S BOOKS

Join us on Sunday, August 20th at 5pm as we continue to look at The Prodigal Church by Jared C. Wilson. At this group we will be discussing chapters 4-6. We will meet in room B108.

#3:English-As-A-Second-Language Workshop

To teach in 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 Saturdays, August 19th (part 1) and August 26th (part 2), 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at FBCL. Designed to equip participants to begin and conduct Literacy Missions Ministry, it will provide training and give guidelines for witnessing to immigrants and internationals. If you’re interested in being part of ESL as a teacher, greeter, hostess, or preschool teacher, contact Norma Barkdull Slaugh.

Bible Study FOR ALL AGES

Join us at 9:15 am on Sunday morning when we offer a variety of Bible Study small groups. We offer something for every age! Stop at the connections desk for details.

SHARE FOOD ORDERS

SHARE Food orders for August are due by 12:00 noon on today, August 13th. The distribution date will be Saturday, August 26th.

Save the Date!

Please mark your calendars and save the date of Sunday, August 27th at 5:00 pm for a special time of recognition for Pastor Tommy for his 16 years of service. We are collecting a love offering for him. Envelopes are available in the foyer kiosk as well as through your Bible Study classes.

All Church Prayer Meeting-

Please join us on Wednesday evening, September 6th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm for a time of corporate prayer. The prayer meeting will focus on our fall ministries, missions, and discipleship.

Membership Matters

Our next new membership class will begin on Sunday, September 10th. If you are looking to join our church or just want to know more of what we are about please join us at 9:15 am in room B111 (conference room.)

Update on Extend-A-Hand
We appreciate your ongoing generosity! In evaluating our Mercy Missions, we’re making the following changes: The Food Pantry will close in August. Food needs will be addressed by the Deacons. Please contribute to the Deacon’s Fund so FBCL can continue to respond to these needs. For now, the Clothes Closet will only accept clothes, shoes, bedding, towels/washcloths, and hygiene items; excess items will be taken to Salvation Army or Green Drop. We are unable to accept furniture. Questions, contact Jane Mitchell, Missions Committee/Mercy Missions.

E-A-H SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Extend-a-Hand is collecting book bags and school supplies for children in need in our church and community. Basic school supplies include #2 pencils, blue pens, 24 crayons, 12 colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, glue sticks, pink erasers, washable markers, rulers, children’s scissors, pocket folders, wide-ruled spiral bound notebooks or loose leaf paper, or composition notebooks. Items may be left on the donation table across from the Ministry Corner.

Estate Planning Seminar

Learn about Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Advanced Directives, Powers of Attorney, Probate/Estate Settlement and more! Join Nadia Richards, JD as she presents this information in a one day seminar. The seminar will be offered two days – Sunday, August 20th or Saturday, August 26th.

Wednesday Bible Study

We will begin a six week study from Voice of the Martyrs entitled “I Am N”. “I Am N” is a powerful series that takes you into the true stories of Christians living in Muslim countries around the world. The study will begin on September 13th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

NEW DAY GOLF TOURNAMENT

September 22nd, at Cross Creek Golf Club, to benefit the homeless. Singles and team registration. Information on-line at NewDayLaurel.org click on the golf ball.

Know your Bible?

Know your New Testament? On what occasion was the Holy Spirit given to the church? Check your answer in the church library (Room B101).