Happenings – September 17, 2017

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FBCL TOP 3  September 17, 2017


Tonight at 6:00 pm. Come and add your voice to the great hymns of the faith as the FBCL Worship Ministry hosts a hymn sing. Hymns will be lead by various musicians. Bring your favorite hymn title and your best singing voice to join in this evening of singing and fellowship.


We will be hosting our next Vision and Dessert Night, next Sunday, September 24th at 6:00 pm. This is a time to come and hear the vision for our next season of ministry. Pastor Brent and others will be presenting topics such as our discipleship process, missions strategy, and worship service schedules among others. You will have a chance to ask questions in an open forum on these topics. Join us at 6:00 pm and bring your favorite dessert to share with others.


The Ready Church Project and the City of Laurel have organized a collection drive, October 7th, to benefit victims of hurricane Harvey. The City will deliver all donations to the BCMD (Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware) at Skycroft conference center. The BCMD will transport the materials and funds to an established contact in Texas. In this regard, Ready Church is having a breakfast, Saturday, September 23rd, from 9:00 am –11:00 am to recruit volunteers from FBCL to help collect funds and items and to build hygiene kits from the donated items. Visit the ministry corner to register for the breakfast. Stay tuned, more to follow…

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.


We’re currently focusing our teaching and discipleship on the seven deadly sins. There will be small group studies to go with each message and a daily devotional guide. Check our website at fbclaurel.com/deadlyseven. Sign up for a small group at the Connections desk this Sunday!


We will start “xee” evangelism training for ten weeks starting Friday, September 29th from 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm. Pastor Nathan will be teaching the class.


If you have been reading “The Prodigal Church” by Jared C. Wilson, then please join us tonight,  at 5:00 pm in Room B108 for the final discussion of the book.


Please use the enclosed envelope to give to the BCMD State Missions Offering. This offering  supports local evangelism projects in the Maryland/Delaware area. A prayer guide is available in the foyer kiosk for specific prayer needs during the week of prayer focused on local outreach.


October 27th and 28th, Wake Forrest NC. “Reaching The Nations in North America” – an intense weekend of study to investigate how FBCL can reach our international neighbors in Laurel. $180 includes hotel, gas and registration. Information contact missions@fbclaurel.com by October 1st. For sessions and topics visit www.reachingthenations.net.


The Children’s Ministry is looking for energetic volunteers to help lead or assist with PowerUp. Children, 1st – 5th grade, gather for worship, drama, and study each week (except first Sunday, monthly) during the 10:30 am service. Please consider serving in this high-energy, fun-filled,  Jesus centered ministry. We’ll be interviewing folks that express an interest. Contact Donna Klaver at donna@fbclaurel.com with any questions or to set up a time to discuss the position.

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading
Registration is now open for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading. The season begins with practices on the first week of January. Children who are in K4 through 7th grade are able to register to play and cheer. You can take advantage of early pricing by registering and paying the league fees by October 16th. To get all the dates and to register, please visit the Laurel Upward website at LaurelUpward.com.


If you’ve lost  glasses, water bottles or any other item recently, please check our lost and found. Any unclaimed items will be donated to Extend-A-Hand on October 8th (Room B106).

Know your Bible?

Know your Bible history? Which cupbearer to a foreign king rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem? Check your answer in the church library (Room B101).