11.2.14 :: Weekly Announcements

I STAND SUNDAY SIMULCAST

Join the Sunday Night Bible study group for a live simulcast - "I Stand Sunday" tonight, November 2, at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary. Soup will be served at 5:00 pm before the broadcast starts. Please sign up at the information desk. For more information on the simulcast, go to www.istandsunday.com

 

BRIDAL SHOWER NOVEMBER 8

There will be a Bridal Shower for Grace Jermeland, bride-to-be of Grant Nichols and daughter of Bud and Naomi Jermeland. Please join us on Saturday, November 8 at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall to honor Grace. A group gift envelope is available at the Information Desk. Grace and Grant are registered at Target and Kohl’s stores.

 

SHARE FOOD FOR THANKSGIVING

We are offering the chance to bless others again this holiday with a food package. Fill out the flyer from your mailbox or the Information Desk and attach a check for $30 by Sunday, November 9. You may designate a family or just donate and one will be assigned.

 

RELATE :: NEW COMERS LUNCH

If you’ve been attending FBC the past 6-12 months and would like to know more about life on the hill, please join Pastor Doug and other staff and church leaders for lunch on Sunday, November 16 after the second service. Please also sign up at the Information Desk. 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

We desire to be a healthy Church Family. At our last Quarterly Business Meeting, we voted to approve the work of a transition team. This team consists of Pastors Eric, Doug and Matt as well as Jim Amelsberg and Scott Thompson. The mission of our Transition Team is to help better position ourselves to:  shepherd and disciple our church family and reach our neighbors and nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by exploring and recommending healthy biblical leadership and organizational structure for our current context. Keep the team in prayer and be on the lookout for updates!

 

CONGRATULATIONS

We congratulate Pastor Matt and Hilary Rittgers on the birth of their son, Eliott Andris Rittgers, on Sunday, October 26. He came at 2:23 pm at 9 lbs. 2 oz. and 22 inches long. He joins one sister, Lydia. God bless your family, Matt and Hilary!

 

THANK YOU

Words cannot express our thanks for all the prayers and support you have shared with us as Ron and I are going through this cancer recurrence. A special thank you to our awesome small group who are faithfully providing us with delicious meals and encouragement during this time. We are truly overwhelmed with the love and kindness of our church family! We would appreciate your continued prayers as we journey through this difficult time. We don’t know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future. We serve an awesome God!!  

~ In Christ’s love, Becky and Ron Hagen

 

FAMILY PRAYER NEEDS

At Nursing Homes:  Elaine Gapp (w/Hospice), Bob Holland, Lorraine Swanson and Dick Quayle. Sandy Clement (Acute Care). Tim Nelson (treatments), Brian Current (recovery), Chuck Erding (cancer treatment), Ken Brandt (wrist/hip recovery), Brian Moeller (wrist recovery), Bob Formanek (stint & eye), Arlene Ostercamp (toe surgery) Becky Hagen (cancer), Rosemary Schoolcraft (hip replacement), Mitch Lambert (broken leg), Logan Johnson (eye recovery) Carlyle Kiewiet (accident), Marcia Tweeten (kidney stones), Collin Koopman (Illness) and Ivan Johnson (kidney stones, infection).

 

CHURCH FINANCIAL REPORT

Weekly Budget Need:  $11,011

October 5—$12,301.25         October 12—$9,253.07

October 19—$9,199.86         October 26—$9,504.04