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Friday, December 31, 2010

Feed the Hungry on New Years Day

Why not join us at the Haven of Rest in Akron on New Years Day? We meet at 10:30, and are done before noon. What a great way to start out 2011!

Survey Says!

It's that time of year again! At the end of each year, the leadership team likes to hear from the church. What are we doing right? Where are we in need of improvement? Most of all, what improvements can we make in 2011 to glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ more than in 2010?

Would you be willing to take 10 minutes and share your thoughts? The survey is available on the church website - HERE.

Let us know your thoughts!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Are you new to the faith? Or maybe just new to FBC? Or perhaps you are seeking... wondering... exploring what Christianity, or Friendship Bible Church is all about?

If any of those describe you, even a little bit, then you are personally invited to the 7 Week FBC101 Class, which starts this Lord's Day! FBC101 covers the basic truths of the Bible, and provides a basic overview of what we believe here at Friendship Bible Church.

When - 9:30 AM
Where - Prayer Room, just off the foyer
Who - All newcomers, wonderers, and explorers.

Class is taught by the pastor.
All materials are provided, as are refreshments.

The only thing you need to bring is your Bible, and if you don't have one of those, we will provide that, as well.

See you at 9:30!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

One More

Remember that New Year's resolution to come to Wednesday prayer meetings in 2010?

Last chance to keep that one is tomorrow! 6:30 PM!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

No Prayer Meeting Tonight

Prayer Meeting will not be held this week, as we will be gathering instead on Christmas Eve for our candlelight service. See you Friday evening!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Did You Miss It?

Did you miss "The Promised Hope" - the FBC Christmas cantata and childrens' Christmas program? If so, here is a little taste of it:

Thanks to Nick, for providing this video. And blessings upon all who served so selflessly and contributed to this year's Christmas celebration.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How Can We Help?

How can you help a family who, during this Christmas season, watches sadly as a dear friend suffering the final stages of cancer, slips closer and closer to eternity?

How can you help the families around us whose financial struggling seems all the more difficult during the Christmas season?

How can you help those in our midst who have lost loved ones, and suffer increased pain over that loss the closer we get to Christmas?

How can YOU help, when you may be going through similar trials, and when your personal resources are also stretched too thin?

You can PRAY. You can join your voice and heart with your brothers and sisters at FBC tonight and every Wednesday night for prayer meeting. Prayer is not the least thing you can do for others, it is the greatest thing you can do.

So join us... Do it... Help them in ways you cannot imagine. Bring the power of our infinite God to bear on the hurts, needs, and problems of others.

After all, Jesus said, "... all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." (Matthew 21:22 NASB)

He also said, "If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. (John 14:14 NKJV)

We gather for prayer every Wednesday evening from 6:30 PM until 7:15 PM. Some come and pray aloud. Some pray silently. Funny thing about prayer - it works both ways! And we welcome it either way. Join us!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Want To Live A Long Life?

Did you know we are looking at the Ten Commandments on Wednesday evenings? Not in depth... just a quick overview, as we reserve most of the time during prayer meeting for prayer requests and praying.

Did you know that tonight we will look at number 5?

And... Did you know that this particular commandment says those who integrate it into their lives can count on a long life?

Join us tonight as we work through commandment number 5 - 6:30-7:15, in the church auditorium.

Where's the Line to See Jesus?

What a wonderful reminder!

Becky Kelley sings, "Where's the Line to See Jesus?"

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

How not to listen to sermons

John Newton penned a brilliant letter on how to profit from sermons. First, Newton explains how one should listen to sermons:

As a hearer, you have a right to try all doctrines by the word of God; and it is your duty so to do. Faithful ministers will remind you of this: they will not wish to hold you in an implicit and blind obedience to what they say, upon their own authority, nor desire that you should follow them farther than they have the Scripture for their warrant. They would not be lords over your conscience, but helpers of your joy. Prize this Gospel liberty, which sets you free from the doctrines and commandments of men; but do not abuse it to the purposes of pride and self.

Then Newton explains how not to listen to sermons:

There are hearers who make themselves, and not the Scripture, the standard of their judgment. They attend not so much to be instructed, as to pass their sentence. To them, the pulpit is the bar at which the minister stands to take his trial before them; a bar at which few escape censure, from judges at once so severe and inconsistent.

Excellent balance.

(above quoted from Miscellanies, a BLOG by Tony Reinke)

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