SENIOR ADULT SMALL GROUP
Senior Adults will meet this Thursday, January 22 at 1:30 pm for study, fellowship and food. Please join us in the Fireside Room.
24 HOUR PRAYER VIGIL
As part of the Hear & Do Series, we will hold a 24-Hour Prayer Vigil beginning on Saturday, January 24. It will conclude at our Sunday morning services. There is a sign-up at the Welcome Desk or you may call the church office to sign up for an hour on the schedule. We will be encouraged to fast as we pray. There is more information on the sign-up sheet.
COMEDY AT NIACC
Join us for a night of comedy and hope with JJ Jasper, Saturday, January 24, 7 pm at the NIACC Auditorium in Mason City. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Presented by Forest City Christian School. For tickets see Bonna Rae Moeller or Pam Eden or online at www.biddingforgood.com/jjjasper.
3RD QUARTER BUSINESS MEETING
The 3rd Quarter Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 25 at 6 pm.
On Sunday, February 1 we will have services of celebration! Besides communion there will be baptisms. Please contact the church office if you are interested in baptism. There is also a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Desk.
Thank you FBCers for another wonderful year! Hilary, the kids and I have been greatly honored to serve alongside you. You all have constantly blessed us with your kindness, warmth and generosity. We were blown away by all of your thoughtful cards, gifts and treats. As we look forward to our next year in Forest City, we are excited to continue to raise our family among yours!
~ The Rittgers Family
BUILD HOMES, GO SHARE GOD’S LOVE
FBC is sending a team of 10-15 individuals back to Haiti this summer from July 4-11. If you are interested in building homes in Haiti, applications are at the Information Desk for you now. God is doing great works there and if He is leading you to go, you won’t want to miss it!
RELATE :: YOUTH WINTER RETREATS
Enjoy a great time of fellowship with other kids at Pine Lake Winter Retreats! Registrations are due a week before camp starts. Register online, pay First Baptist. Cost is $42. Here are the dates:
Juniors Retreat: January 23-25—grades 2nd-5th
Junior High Retreat: February 6-8—grades 6th-8th
(Our Pastor Eric is the speaker for the Junior High Retreat!)
FAMILY PRAYER NEEDS
At Nursing Homes: Elaine Gapp (w/Hospice), Bob Holland, Ivan Johnson (w/Hospice), Lorraine Swanson and Dick Quayle; Sandy Clement (Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake). Tim Nelson (treatments), Chuck Erding (cancer treatment), Becky Hagen (cancer treatment), Logan Johnson (eye recovery) Carlyle Kiewiet (accident recovery), Sarah Ham (cancer treatment) and Jerry Tweeten (injury/surgery/recovery).
CHURCH FINANCIAL REPORT
Weekly Budget Need: $11,011
December 21—$10,462.00 December 28—$12,253.6
January 4—$5,953.17 January 11—$9,113.75