Happenings – December 24, 2017

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FBCL TOP 3  December 24, 2017

 #1 – Merry Christmas!
As we come to the end of 2017, the Pastors and Staff want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

#2 – New Year’s Eve Schedule
There will be a modified morning schedule for Sunday, December 31st. No children’s or adult Bible Study classes will meet that day. The 8:00 am and 10:30 am services will combine for one Family Worship Service at 10:00 am. Later that night, we will host a New Year’s Eve Watchnight and prayer service beginning at 10:30 pm.

#3 – Starting Point on January 14th, 2018
Starting Point is for anyone who wants to move beyond just attending to connecting meaningfully with FBCL. The next Starting Point will be Sunday, January 14th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Lunch is on us and childcare is available. To learn more about Starting Point and to register, please go to our website at FBCLaurel.com/StartingPoint.


Come celebrate Jesus’ birth with family and friends at FBCL. Service starts at 6:00 pm

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: Diverse City will not meet on December 27th, or January 3rd during the Holiday Break. We will start meeting again on January 10th. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! For full event details please visit www.fbclaurel.com/calendar.

Equip Classes Begin in January
Equip Classes are great opportunities to start getting connected to our church, grow in your faith, and receive practical resources to live a Gospel-centered life. We want to help you get equipped in 2018! There will be new classes starting in January. A full list of classes and schedules are available in the foyer kiosk. Go online to register for these classes at FBCLaurel.com/equip.

English-As-A-Second-Language Workshop – January 13th & 20th

To teach ESL, you need training and must give a minimum of two hours a week. We currently need teachers for day and night classes. The 16 hour workshop will be January 13th (part 1) and 20th (part 2), 9:00 am at FBCL. The workshop also equips participants to begin and conduct a Literacy Missions Ministry and guidelines for witnessing to immigrants and internationals. To be part of our ESL Ministry as a teacher, greeter, refreshment hostess, or preschool teacher, contact Norma Barkdull Slaugh through the church office.


You’re invited to the Open House at First Baptist School of Laurel, Saturday, January 13th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. There will be a tour of the school, a meet and greet with our principal Mr.Gall, and you’ll learn more about the curriculum. Contact the school office for questions 301-490-1076.


If you picked up a giving envelope on December 10th, please return it with your donation enclosed by Sunday morning December 31st. All 2017 donations must be in by Sunday morning service on December 31st.


The Lottie Moon annual offering goes to support international missions. Envelopes are available in the Foyer kiosk. Our goal is $12,000. We have currently collected $6,258.

Know your Bible?

Do you know what the Bible says about the birth of Jesus? Answer this question and check your answer in the church library (Room B101): After Jesus was born, who were the first to hear the news and who told them?