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Monday, July 30, 2012

Last chance for SOFTBALL!

Our final softball game will be tomorrow, Tuesday, at New Baltimore Community Church ballfields. Come on out and cheer your team on, or better yet, come on out and join us, for the last game.

So that everyone is freed up to attend the game, Men's Bible study is canceled for this week.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


We look forward to the ministry of Bobby Bowen this Lord's Day. Bobby is the former lead singer with the MidSouth Boys, and now tours with his family.

Come prepared to be blessed by some great music.

Oh... And invite somebody to come with you!

Friday, July 27, 2012


Don't forget, men, Prayer Breakfast at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning.

You don't want to miss Trudy's breakfast, nor do you want to miss brother Jim's devotional.

Come pray with us, enjoy some food and fellowship.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

So much to pray for!

Let's gather, church, for prayer meeting. Let us pray... For one another... For the lost around us... For our world... For the hurting...

Let's gather, and let's pray together.

"None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience..." (Luther)

6:30 - in the Sanctuary (followed by Leadership Training Institute in Fellowship Hall)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Only two more weeks to go, so come on out and cheer on the team to victory this evening at the fields at New Baltimore.

And if you haven't played yet but want to give it a try I'm sure Josh would be glad to fit you into the rotation somewhere.

Let's go team!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Reminder

Day 2 of VBS saw over 50 in attendance.  Over 60 now registered!  Praise the Lord.  Pray pray pray pray for souls to be saved.  Pray for the teachers who present the gospel, that they might make it clear. Pray for the Holy Spirit to grant understanding to little minds.  Pray that this week will reach our community for Christ... that it will not only touch children, but whole families.  Pray.

And as a reminder, all normal Wednesday activities (i.e. Prayer Meeting and Leadership Training Institute) are cancelled this evening to make room for VBS.  Both will resume next Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Over 50 precious souls for day one of VBS! Keep praying!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Two Days To Go!

Jesus said, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. (Mark 10:14 ESV)

Pray for Vacation Bible School today... For those working hard to prepare... For
Parents and grandparents who will be tasked with an upended schedule next week... For those who have committed to give a week of evenings to a group of children, for Jesus' sake.

MOSTLY - pray that the little children will come... That nothing will hinder them... And that they will discover and become part of the kingdom of God.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Super Summer Stuff!

What a great week of summer happenings at FBC!

Tonight, Wednesday, join us for Prayer Meeting, and the Leadership Training Institute (6:30 and 7:30 respectively, at the church)

Friday at 7:05, fathers and sons (and anybody else) will meet at Canal Park for an Aeros game followed by spectacular fireworks.

Saturday at 6:00, the first Campfire Fellowship of the year will occur at Maino Manor. Bring a dish to pass, a chair to sit on, and a desire to have a blast... because you will.

And of course, the highlight of the week will be the Lord's Day, when we gather in small groups for Sunday School at 9:30, and then together worship our savior and king at 10:30.

Don't miss out! Join your friends at Friendship Bible Church!

(More details on these events are available by calling or emailing the church office - 330-325-7836,

Registered Yet?

Vacation Bible School 2012 is less than 1 week away. (July 16-20, 6:00-8:30 PM)

Decorations are going up. Prayers are going up. Refreshments, crafts, and supplies are piling up, and the big tent is onsite and ready to be filled up.

All that's needed is REGISTRATIONS!

Parents, grandparents, families, friends and neighbors - register those kids for VBS. It's free... It's often life changing (we see more kids come to know Christ at VBS each year than at any other event), and it's just a blast for kids and adults alike!

You can register online at
By calling the church (330-325-7836).

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young would agree... it's a very very very very fine house.

God's house, that is.  The remodeling project is wonderfully complete, and we look forward to our first day in the new auditorium.  Come... join us... experience it while it still has the smell of newness about it!

9:30 - Sunday School - all classes, including FBC are meeting as normally.
10:30 - Worship Service in the new auditorium

Friday, July 6, 2012


Haven of Rest is cancelled due to the holiday week.  Join us the first weekend in August for the next opportunity to serve.


We are at T-minus 2 days in our countdown for the new building!  Carpeting is in place, and this evening and tomorrow we will clean up and put the church back together.  If you'd like to help set up chairs and get things ready for Sunday, join us between 9-11:30 Saturday morning.

Everything will be in place for our services this coming Lord's Day, and all services will be back to normal in the beautiful newly remodeled auditorium:

Sunday School (all classes, including FBC101) - 9:30 AM
Morning Worship - 10:30 AM

Let's make the inaugural service in the new building a good one!  

Invite friends and family and let's see if we can fill up all the new seating!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Midweek Activities

Men's Bible Study is ON for tonight at the Ross Ranch.

Midweek Prayer Meeting and Leadership Training Institute are both CANCELLED for this week.

Have a great Fourth of July. May God bless America!