Once again, we’re canceling our Mid-week prayer service due to threatening weather that’s expecting to approach our area around time for church.
Please be safe and keep your eyes on the sky and be ready to go to your safe room.
Yes, it’s springtime in Texas! I don’t mind the rain, but I do mind the hail, tornadoes and strong winds that often accompany the storms.
A couple of weeks ago we had to cancel our Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting because of predicted very severe weather. I thank God it turned out to be nothing – for us, however, some of our neighbors in counties to the North had very large hail that night.
Tonight we find ourselves with another possibility of bad storms. I hate to cancel services, but given the timing and the predicted level of storm severity, we will not be meeting for our prayer meeting tonight.
This year we are repeating the Bible Reading Plan we used in 2017. We will use it to read through the New Testament in a year – Five Days a Week – in about Five minutes a day, with Five ways to dig deeper each day. It’s Discipleship Journal’s 5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan.
You can print your own hardcopy of this reading plan by clicking the link, or you can use the YouVersion Bible App. It’s listed as Discipleship Journal’s 5x5x5 Reading Plan (or you could just click the link!)
Using this reading plan each day, you’ll read one chapter from the New Testament. By the end of 2019, you will have read the entire New Testament in small, bite-sized portions.
Just in case you get behind in your reading, you’ll have two days each week where you can catch up, or you can just use those two days to reflect on the previous week’s readings.
Last year’s Bible Reading Plan went through the entire Bible in a
For more information about Discipleship Journal, or its parent ministry The Navigators, just click the links; a new tab will open for you so you can always come back here. Over the years, I have appreciated the ministry of The Navigators, NavPress, and Discipleship Journal. Their resources are well-written, theologically solid, and trustworthy. The Navigators is devoted to a mission of helping disciples to Know, Grow, and Go.
Growing in grace and knowledge,
Members of Fellowship Baptist Church met at Weatherford’s Santa Fe Rehab tonight to sing Christmas Carols and share some Christmas goodies. Before leaving, we visited with residents and passed out hand-made Christmas crafts to hang on their door. Residents also received a stuffed animal.
We appreciate Santa Fe Rehab for letting us come out!
Please join us for our annual church Thanksgiving Service and potluck lunch on Sunday, November 18. We’ll kick things off at the Zion Hill Community Center, (click here for map) at 10:30am. We’ll have plenty to eat. Don’t worry about bringing a dish. We’d rather to have you come without food than not have you join us.
We hope to see you there!
Please join us this Wednesday at 6pm for our annual Trunk or Treat. Rain or shine (or getting dark as the case will be), we’ll be in our church parking lot handing out goodies for kids young and old. Dress up in your favorite costume!
This past Sunday, I made an important announcement to our church. Our local association of churches has received a grant to partner with RightNow Media. For the next year, all of the churches in the Association have access to the entire video library. I am grateful to John Thielepape, Director of Missions for the Parker Baptist Association for making arrangements for this to happen.
RightNow Media’s video library includes Bible Studies, Conference Sessions, etc. on topics such as prayer, books of the Bible, various Biblical doctrines, discipleship, worship, men, women, families, finances, and apologetics to name a few.
There isn’t enough space here to list all of the ministries and Bible teachers whose videos are featured in this video library. But I will list a few: Matt Chandler, Louie Giglio, John Piper, Francis Chan, DA Carson, Chuck Swindoll, Tim Keller, RC Sproul, and Ravi Zacharias. Again, the list goes on.
Invitations to create their free account went out to all of our church members (those who have given us an email address) during church on Sunday. If you missed the invitation email, please let me know so I can send another.
I look forward to hearing how this video library has helped our members grow in their love for God and their neighbors.
Growing in Grace and Knowledge,
We had a great time flying kites and hunting eggs on our front lawn this morning! As always, we had a breeze and the sun made the day absolutely beautiful!
Everybody’s baskets were overflowing to the point that we had to provide additional bags to hold the almost 1000 eggs collected by kids young and old!
Next, we gathered under our front porch and presented the Easter Story, using Resurrection Eggs. Finally, everybody enjoyed hot dogs, chips and cookies.
Yes, it was a great time and we were glad for the turnout! We hope to see you next year!
Don’t you hate it when you arrive late for something? How embarassing! And it’s even worse when you spend extra effort to get all “gussied-up” and end up missing what you were looking forward to.
You can avoid this!
Remember to SPRING FORWARD this Saturday Night at 2AM. Set your alarm clock for 2AM, turn your clock FORWARD to 3AM, set your alarm for your regular time to get up for church, and then go back to bed.
As an alternative, you could set your clock ahead anytime on Saturday and know that you’ll get up on time to make it to church on time. 😉
If you’re considering visiting with us this Sunday, don’t worry about getting all “gussied-up”. We don’t make a big deal about what you wear to church. Just wear something … and come on over! We’ll be glad to see you!