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If you visit us, it won't take long for you to discover that this is truly a family, rich in the relationships that matter most.  Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn, and we reach out to our world with life-transforming truth.  We reach out to you, as well.  Our doors are open. Our hearts are open, too.  If you've been thinking, praying, searching, and hoping for a place to belong, we say again - Welcome Home!

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Announcements
  • SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

    The Chinese Fellowship has extended a sincere invitation to their FBC brothers and sister and their families to join them in celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday evening, January 28, here at the church. They would like to "get to know their American siblings better through this event and have them enjoy some authentic Chinese food." Please register you attendance ASAP (no cost) by contacting Siqi at Siqi1108@gmail.com or by signing up on the bulletin board.


  • HOMELESS SHELTER

    Taco night is next Sunday, January 22. Sign up to help provide for the homeless shelter meal.


  • ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

    The annual all church business meeting will be held January 15 after the morning service.


  • TEEN GROUP SNACKS

    Please sign up to help with Trek snacks on Wednesdays. Thank you!


  • AWANA NEWS

    Would you consider being a listening leader from the 6:30-7:00 /TNT or 7:00-7:25 /Sparks? Come help a child memorize God's Word! It will change YOU, too. We have close to 50 children attending on Wednesday nights.

    • January 18- Awana store night! End of 2nd quarter. Thank you for your store donations! Brief leaders meeting will follow the closing of Awana this week.
    • January 25- Parents night supper and evening together with kids. 

  • TEEN WINTER RETREAT

    Teens, you must let Becky know by NEXT SUNDAY, January 22, if you want to attend the winter retreat at Twin Lakes Camp. Information is on the bulletin board. The retreat is scheduled for February 3-5 or February 17-19. The fee is $79.00 per student. Adult chaperones are needed and no fees are charged for chaperones. Let Pastor Larry know if you are interested.


  • MARRIAGE RETREAT

    Invest in your marriage: "A weekend to Remember" Marriage retreat hosted by Family Life Today: March 3-5, Chicago Marriott O'Hare. (Other dates and locations are available.) Register yourself by January 23 and your spouse attends FREE. See website for more information at FamilyLife.com


  • CREATION MUSEUM TRIP

    PUT THIS ON YOUR RADAR SCREEN: Save a few vacation days to join the FBC group overnight trip to The Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY, (near Cincinnati). Dates to be announced. Significant discounts on admission with group of 15 or more are available. (No discounts for the nearby sister attraction, The Ark Encounter.)


  • DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES

    Large group discipleship classes will be held at FBC on Friday nights. All are welcome to join the Chinese Fellowship meeting from 7:30-8:30 p.m. as we learn Bible basics and how to share them with others seeking JESUS Christ. All classes are taught in English.


  • TEACHERS NEEDED

    Teachers are needed to staff children's class on Friday nights from 7:30-8:30 p.m. during the large group discipleship class. If you can help on a rotating basis, please contact Becky.


  • MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY

    We have a ministry opportunity for Protestant service at Symphony Rehabilitation. See Pastor Larry if God is burdening your heart for this ministry. 


  • New Sermon Series

    Pastor Larry will begin a new sermon series this Sunday. "Marks of a Thriving Church" will look atwhat kind of things should be happening in our church if we are a healthy, thriving church. Join us at 10 AM for this new series.


  • ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

    Will you make a new commitment to the Sunday School hour from 9:00-9:45 a.m.? Adults learn through an interactive Bible study and share in the vital ministry of corporate prayer. Classes for kids and youth meet at the same time!


  • LADIES' BIBLE STUDY 2016-17

    Join us for a special time of fellowship, refreshment and learning together around God's Word, with other women!

    We will be going through a brief video presentation from, "True Woman 101; Divine Design",  by Mary A. Kassian and Nancy Leigh Demoss, followed by guided group discussion!

    We will meet at FBC the first Tuesday of each month starting on October 4th, through May! 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

    Books are $12

    Contact us if you are interested!


  • WHAT IS SALVATION?

    HOW DOES A PERSON GET SAVED?

    CLICK ON THE "SALVATION" LINK TO LEARN MORE!!


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