Sing Out For Missions

Gospel Concert

Associational Gospel Concert Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

A NOTE FROM OUR PASTOR

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Emperor Theodore of Ethiopia had held a group of 53 European captives for four years. The prisoners included missionaries and a British consul. Queen Victoria wrote letters pleading for the release of the captives. Theodore refused and held the prisoners in a nine-thousand-foot-high fortress deep in the interior of the country. At last the queen ordered a full-scale military expedition from India to march into Ethiopia. The goal was not to conquer the country and make it a British colony, but to rescue the tiny band of civilians. The invasion force included 32,000 men, heavy artillery, … [Read more...]

Diapers and wipes, diapers and wipes!

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Thank you all so much for your continued donations of diapers and baby wipes for the Refuge in the Desert baby shower! … [Read more...]

Biblical Conflict Resolution

Unfortunately, life is filled with a variety of different kinds of conflicts. While it is tempting to try to create our own process on how to deal with these conflicts, it is important each of us understands Jesus’ biblical model on how to resolve conflict (Matthew 18:15-17). 15 (Step 1) “If your brother sins against you go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 (Step 2) But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three … [Read more...]

“A Reason To Sing”

Have you ever wondered what reason we have to sing about anything? Songs are usually written for a reason. Many songs are written to express a deep love for someone or a broken heart from a love rejection. The joke about country music is it has to include at least one reference to a train, a truck, a broken heart, mama, and prison. In reading Colossians 3 this week it reminded me of my reason to sing. Colossians reminds us where we used to live in our sin, but because we have been crucified with Christ, forgiven by His blood, we have been raised with Him to walk differently. We do not have … [Read more...]

A NOTE FROM OUR PASTOR

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Gino Bartali was an amazing man. He won the Tour de France in 1938 then again in 1948. The ten-year span between Tour wins is still a record. Gino almost certainly would have won more Tours but WWII interrupted the Tour de France for several years. During the war Gino risked his life helping Jews by transporting forged documents in the seat post of his bike. In 1948 Italy was on the verge of civil war and Gino’s win united the country and some historians believe it averted war. Later in his life Gino Bartali gave this advice to his son: “If you’re good at a sport, they attach the … [Read more...]

Children’s Ministry

• Wednesday, August 6, at 6:30 p.m. Parent Reboot. Meetings are boring, so we call this a reboot. Traditionally, churches have assumed the role of spiritual leadership in families; however, God gave that blessing to parents. Therefore, we are “rebooting” and helping you to be the best spiritual leaders you can be! To spice things up, we’re giving away TWO FREE TABLETS! (Anonymous donor) • Wednesday, August 13, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-night services start back up! For adults, we have Bible studies and choir practice. For kids, we have a new missions program called Missionz … [Read more...]

Preschool PALS at FBC

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Saturday, August 16, 10:00 – 12:00 Cost $5/child - Adults are FREE! Kids will learn to be the kind of friend God wants them to be. Registration and payment required no later than Sunday, August 10 by filling out a Preschool Pals Envelope and placing it in the payment box outside the church office. Brunch! Craft! Photo Op! Games! … [Read more...]

Hey Kids!

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If you are in the 6th grade or higher, and want to learn how to be a puppeteer, now is your chance.   … [Read more...]

Upcoming Events for the Men’s Ministry

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Monday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. Men's Ministry presents "Family Fun" night at The Main Event in Tempe. Calling all men to join us with their families on Monday, August 4 at 6pm for a night of bowling, laser tag, arcade games and more. Please check out the website mainevent.org to see all that is available. Saturday, August 16 at 8:00 a.m. "Get Connected" breakfast with guest speaker, Dr. Keith Henry, Ministry Leadership Facilitator for the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention. Men of FBC, please come and join us for prayer, the Word, the connections and of course...some food.  … [Read more...]