Happenings – November 26, 2017

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FBCL TOP 3  November 26, 2017

 #1 – Winter Shelter STARTS  SUNDAY NIGHT
Sunday night begins our week to host the local winter shelter. We will have overnight guests each night starting tonight through Saturday night. We have had a great response to assist, and we still have a few more openings. If you can offer your time to serve at the registration desk or as an overnight host, please let us know. Stop by the Ministry Corner for more information.

#2 – MERRY CHRISTMAS LAUREL

We’re just two Sundays away from this year’s Merry Christmas Laurel on December 10th at 6:00 pm. The concert will be a great way to celebrate Christmas with your family and friends. There are two ways you can help promote the concert this week. First, sign up for tickets. All tickets are free and will be distributed online at MerryChristmasLaurel.com (for those with limited access to the internet, please call the church office to reserve your ticket). You will need a ticket for yourself and for anyone that you are bringing with you to the concert. Next, go to our concert website, MerryChristmasLaurel.com. There you will find ways to share this concert with your friends through Facebook, Twitter, and Email.

#3 Adult Volunteers Needed for the Student Ministry

Are you passionate about students and their walk with Christ? Do you have the ability to challenge students in their faith and maturity? The Student Ministry at FBCL has unique opportunities for you to serve on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour or Tuesday/Wednesday Nights for Leadership meetings and Diverse City. Contact Evan Hall to learn more about our needs and how you can use your gifts and abilities to make a difference in our students lives.

NO SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE

There will be no Sunday evening service on November 26th. Join us December 3rd at 6:00 pm as Cirilo Paulo leads our evening service in the Chapel.

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.

Diverse City Student Ministry

We welcome students, 6th -12th grade, to join us Sunday mornings from 9:15 am – 10:15 am for a time to discuss deep questions and further their faith. We also welcome you to join us Wednesday nights, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Student Life Center for a time of fellowship, games, teaching, and small groups. Upcoming Events: Dec. 15th – Christmas at the Denton’s. For full event details please visit www.fbclaurel.com/calendar. Adult volunteers needed. Male & Female. Ages 20-30. For full details, please contact Evan Hall at evan@fbclaurel.com.

DEACONS’ FUND

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.

Chick-Fil-A Cow Calendars:
Chick-Fil-A Cow Calendars will be on sale Sunday, December 10th, 2017 in the Ministry Corner after the 8:00 am and 10:30 am services. The calendars sell for $8.00. This is a First Baptist School fundraiser.

STARTING POINT

Starting Point is a class for anyone who wants to move beyond just attending to connecting meaningfully with FBCL. Attending Starting Point will help you understand the role of the local church in your life and what role you can play in the life of a local church. Check our website for the next Starting Point class date.

DAYSCHOOL MEETING RESCHEDULED

The DaySchool committee meeting has been rescheduled to 6:30 pm November 28th.

UNITED IN PRAYER – 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 focused on local outreach. Use the envelopes in the foyer kiosk or indicate State Missions on your check. We have currently collected: $4,914.

Know your Bible?

Know your Old Testament? Who gave up his birthright for a bowl of stew? Check your answer in the church library (Room B101).