“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...]



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

puppys life

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!


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


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...]

Women’s Ministry August Activities

August OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION. Put donations in the south storage room (south side of church). Collect school supplies for Mexico School Ministry August 1 Monday Lunch Bunch Monday, August 4, 11:30 a.m. Olive Garden (Gilbert & Germann) Questions? Contact Linda. Women’s Ministry Team Meeting August 18, 6:30 p.m. at FBC Ladies Quilt Group Will meet in September. Thursday Lunch Bunch August 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Chili’s Grill & Bar, South Gilbert Road, Gilbert Questions? Please call Dorothy. Ladies Bible Study Tuesday, August 26 Invincible Love, … [Read more...]



We have multiple televisions in our house. Most of them are HD flat panel TVs and have a DIRECTV box hooked up. We have somewhere around 700 channels. You read that right - 700, not 70 but 700! However, I only watch a few channels. History, History 2, American Heroes (formerly Military), Science, Discovery, ESPN lineup. I don't want to waste time with worthless shows or channels. Life is much like DIRECTV. We have more choices than we can fathom, yet in reality we concentrate on only a few of those. Make sure you pick the right "channels" of life to focus on. God, the Bible, family, … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child


Excitement is in the air as we plan for Operation Christmas Child through the year! The ladies of our church have decided they would like to collect specific items each month to spread it out over the year, then have a church-wide ladies Operation Christmas Child packing party to fellowship and pack boxes in November. As you collect items you can put them in the Secret Sister room in the Operation Christmas Child box. Dates to remember: October 29: Leigh's Children's Choir packing party at 6:30 p.m. November 15: Men's Get Connected Breakfast. FBC Men and boys packing party … [Read more...]

Faith & Family Night


With the Arizona D-Backs on Saturday, August 23! … [Read more...]