Happenings – February 4, 2018

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FBCL TOP 3  February 4, 2018

 #1 – Prayer Meeting at Rolling Hills Baptist Church
At the January Member’s Meeting, Pastor Brent led us in discussing a possible church planting partnership with Rolling Hills Baptist Church. Our next step in pursuing this opportunity is committing it to prayer. Next Sunday night, February 11th, we will gather at Rolling Hills for a prayer meeting with their congregation at 6:00 pm. Their address is 11510 Johns Hopkins Rd, Clarksville, MD 21029. Please join us to pray for God’s wisdom and favor in this process.

#2 – Student Ministry Cake Auction on February 18th
The Annual Student Ministry Cake Auction is February 18th at 6:00 pm. We will start in the Family Life Center where we will enjoy an auction from our very own Danny Dye and Darrin Mckitrick. All funds raised will support missions efforts by our Student Ministry. This year we are attempting to bring 12 students to Central America to serve the poor and broken. We encourage you to give generously to our international missions effort to bring the love and truth of Jesus Christ into communities around the world.

#3 – LOV IN LAUREL Community Outreach April 21st
On Saturday, April 21st, we will be hosting a community event in the heart of Laurel to show the love of Jesus to our community. To make this a successful event, we need a team of friendly and out-going men and women to be a part of the connect team. This team of people will be working directly with the guests who come to the event. If you would like to be a part of this connect team, please stop by the Ministry Corner today for more information.

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: February 18th – Cake Auction Fundraiser; February 23rd-25th – Winter Retreat at High Point. For full event details please visit www.fbclaurel.com/calendar.

DEACONS’ FUND

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.

SHARE FOOD ORDERS FOR FEBRUARY

Share Food orders for February are due by 12:00 pm Sunday, February 11th. The distribution date will be Saturday, February 24th.

BRENT’S BOOKS
“Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global” by Andy Johnson. On-line at Christianbook.com or on Amazon.com (Kindle). We will have a discussion group or “Book Club” on Sunday, February 25th at 4:30 pm.

LEADERSHIP LAB – FEBRUARY 25th, 6:00 pm
If you are either teaching a Bible study, desire to teach in the future, or need to hone your skills this Leadership Lab is for you. Pastor Brent will lead a forty-five minute interactive discussion on leading a study that engages and grows your class closer to Jesus.

Save The Date
Saturday, March 24th, the “Mingling of Souls” marriage conference. Couples already married or engaged to be married can attend. Find Biblical ways of strengthening their relationship. More information to come.

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS – LOTTIE MOON –  OFFERING

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 $11,403.

Know your Bible?

How well do you know the Old Testament history? Visit the church library (Room B101) to answer this question: What key event ended the period of the judges?