Earth boy

Sing Out for Missions Concert 2013 7pm. Sept 26, 2013 A wonderful opportunity has opened up to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Tsachila Indians in Santo Domingo, Ecuador. It takes about $400 per month to support a full-time Pastor. Would you join us to raise funds for this Gospel project? Goal: $3,000. … [Read more...]


We will meet on September 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Please bring any items you are working on or have completed.  Also come with a technique, short cut, tool or helpful hint you have used, which might help other quilters/sewers do a better job. Questions? Please contact Dorene. … [Read more...]

Forever Love

Saturday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. Home of Linda. Please read the September newsletter for her contact information. We will be working on Operation Christmas Child project. … [Read more...]

PS PALS go to the Puppet Theater

PS PALS go to the Puppet Theater! Friday, September 6 10:00 a.m. All PS PALS (ages 0—5) are invited to go to the Great Arizona Puppet Theater The Princess, the Unicorn and the Smelly Foot Troll! Cost: $5.00/pp Questions? RSVP to Cheryl … [Read more...]

Deacons/Yokefellows Breakfast Business Meeting

Saturday, September 14 Breakfast Business Meeting from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This is an IMPORTANT meeting for Deacons/Yokefellows to attend! Please let Victor, Phillip, or Steve know if you have questions about this. … [Read more...]

Deacons and Wives Dinner

Friday, September 13 There will be an ‘Active and Inactive’ Deacons and Wives Dinner on Friday, September 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The dinner will be at Oakwood Club House & Restaurant, The Bradford Room, 24218 South Oakwood Blvd. in Sun Lakes, 480-895-7275. This will be a great dinner and lots of fun. This night will focus on getting to know others in the group, rather than training.  We have been working on things to keep the evening fun as well as make it a nice evening for the wives.  As such, in order to keep the budget within reason, we will be asking for a small … [Read more...]

A Note from the Pastor


One of my dad's favorite stories is about when he called to ask my mom out for the first time. My grandmother wasn't sure she wanted her daughter to go out with one of those Smiths from the other side of town. My grandfather said "I never heard a bad word about him." They went out, started dating, fell in love, and got married on August 30, 1963. You can do the math - 50 years of marriage. Yes, my parents came from different backgrounds, but a shared faith in God and a shared love have kept them together and strong for half a century. Where we come from does not always determine where we … [Read more...]

Upcoming HOOKED Events:

- Mystery Dinner Theatre Rehearsal at FBC August 31, 10 a.m. - Noon - Parent Fellowship @ the Privett’s September 7, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Boys 2 Men Luncheon at FBC October 5, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

Student Ministry

How Genuine Is Your Worship? This weekend, I was challenged by a gentleman concerning the heart of the Christian, which caused me to consider my worship and its genuineness. He simply asked this question, “Is the heart of man something pure that needs be protected or is it wicked in need of transformation?” I will have to say this challenged my way of thinking, causing me to question the genuineness of my worship to God. When I worship God, am I seeking transformation in my heart or comfort in my trespasses? Growing up in a traditional black gospel-oriented Baptist church in the heart … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry September Activities

Monday Lunch Bunch Monday, September 9, 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Restaurant, 2800 W. Chandler Blvd. Questions? Contact Linda Ladies Bible Study Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24 The Amazing Collection for Women, Book by Book, 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. at FBC in room A111/112, call Please contact Jimmie Sue if you have any questions. Tuesdays, September 10, 17 & 24 Living with Passion and Purpose by Elizabeth George, 9:30 a.m. at FBC in room A129, led by Jerri and Becky. Ladies Craft Night Friday, September 6 6:00 p.m. Forever Love Saturday, September 7, 10:00 … [Read more...]