Thursday, April 26, 2018

Be In The Know - April 26, 2018

Central Seminary - Is looking for input concerning the feasibility of offering a certificate program in Theological Education for Laity. They have developed an online survey to gather this information you may access the survey at: Central Seminary Survey
Thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey.

1 Building Improvement Campaign - Be watching your mail as we kick off the second phase of the building improvement campaign, May 1st. We are calling this phase "Bring it Home" as we are hoping to pay off the loan with this campaign. As a thank you each fully completed pledge card will receive two (2) free tickets to the Royals Faith & Family night July 7th.
2. Hot Wheels - THANK YOU! For donating Hot Wheels for Henry's Haul. Between the preschool and the church we collected well over 400 cars for kids at Children's Mercy!
3. Summer is Coming - Keep an eye out for more information on our Summer Family Fun activities


Let Us Know...
Please be sure to fill out a Connect Card each week to let us know you were at church and how the staff can be praying for you. If you attend the first service drop it in the offering plate as it goes by. If you attend the second service you can put the Connect Card in the offering boxes at the back of the Sanctuary. For those of you who regularly fill them out - THANK YOU!

Want to listen to the new music we have coming up - Check out this link to follow Jay Peach on Spotify.

Did you know? We live stream the 10:45 service every Sunday on Facebook at

Coming up This Weekend:
We conclude the I Can Only Imagine series this Sunday with a message from Pastor Derek Imagine Going Home that focuses on Mark 5:21-43 and we will baptize a number of people at second service.

The second quarter Back to Basics: Time In The Word  Bible reading schedule is available at the Welcome Center.

Prayer List Reminder - If you would like a list with full names they are available by request from the Welcome Center and if they run out Leann will be happy to print one for you.
Next-Steps - is the new get connected ministry. There will be Next-Step | Quick Step gatherings on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of each month starting this Sunday. Then on the 2nd Sunday of the month there will be a longer Next-Step gathering dedicated to helping you find your place at FBC by exploring your special gifts and talent.

Merge Street Ministries - Is the name of our homeless ministry. If you are looking for away to serve, try their Sandwich Sunday. Every Sunday after second service simple lunches are taken out to the homeless in the community. For more information contact Melisa Chai
Children's & Youth Ministry - our young people are our future so it is critical we invest in them - would  you help? Not sure? Go to a Next-Step gathering to learn about your gifts and talents.
Memorial Book - The memorial plaques have been moved to their new home in Heritage Chapel, now if we could just get some words of remembrance for the Memorial Book. We have only gotten a couple of submissions for the Memorial Book. This special project is meant to honor those who have gone before us. Do you have a family member or friend whose name is up there? Then we need you.  If you know anything about any of the people whose names appear on the memorial plaques - please fill out In Memory and Honor form available at the Welcome Center.

Lydia Circle meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m.
Dorcas Circle meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
G.A.L.S - meets 3rd Saturday of the month at the Panera on 153rd Street at 9:00 a.m. 
Bible Journaling meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Guys for God - Every Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 a.m. at Starbucks 135th & Black Bob all men are invited and challenged to become men of God. More info - contact Pastor Derek.
Path Setters - Every Thursday 7:00 a.m. at the church in Heritage Chapel

Young at Heart meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
Sojourners meet 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.
Small Group for the Deaf - in Room A2 at the Church
Wednesday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.
Seekers - in the Parlor at the Church

Lifer's Saturday is an adult small group that will meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  (Locations, dates and times may vary check with leader)

Sunday Mornings at 8:30 a.m.
Alpha Class

Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Stepping Stone

For more information on small groups pick up a listing with leader contact information from the Welcome Center. You can also find a list of small group resources at the Welcome Center.

Now you are in the know

Until next time...GOD BLESS