Fellowship Baptist Church

New Opportunities to Glorify God

Last month, we learned that our neighbors across FM-51, Heritage Baptist Church, had put their property on the market and were praying about how God would use them in the next chapter of their church’s life. Knowing their pastor had recently moved to another church, I reached out to Heritage’s Trustees to see how we could pray for them.

That conversation led to our Trustees meeting and praying with their Trustees. A week later, our two churches worshiped together and began to consider how God might want to use us together. We sense God is doing something special. And we feel that we can do more together than we can do separately.

This week, both churches voted unanimously to merge our two church bodies into one new church. We don’t yet have an official launch date. We don’t yet have a new name. But we’re trusting God to continue leading us down the road to new opportunities to bring Him glory.

Please join us this Sunday as we meet at Heritage Baptist Church, 3571 FM-51, across the highway from our building.

Sunday
10:00am Bible Study
11:00am Worship

Wednesday
6:00pm Prayer Meeting

Check back here for updates on our merger. And please pray with us as we continue walking new paths.

Here We Go Again with the Weather

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.

Pastor Craig

It’s Springtime in Texas!

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.

Pastor Craig

2019 Bible Reading Plan

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 roughly-chronological order. It was very helpful to read the Bible as God’s plan unfolded. When we read about Israel and Judah’s kings, we had parallel readings from Kings and Chronicles. And when we read about the life of David, we read Psalms that related to that particular part of his life.

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,
Pastor Craig
2Peter 3:18

Christmas Outreach to Santa Fe Rehab

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!

Different Meeting Place on November 18, 2018

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!

 

Trunk or Treat

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!

My Important Announcement Last Sunday

Right Now MediaThis 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,
Pastor Craig

Annual Egg Hunt

2018 Egg Hunt

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.

2018 Egg Hunt

Yes, it was a great time and we were glad for the turnout! We hope to see you next year!

Pastor Craig

 

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Opportunities for this Week

Sunday
10AM Bible Study
11AM Worship Service
12PM Lunch on the Town
6PM   Business Meeting, Special Offering and Potluck

 

Wednesday
6:00PM Prayer Meeting at Heritage Baptist Church

 

Links to Follow

The following links include our ministry partners and Bible Study resources.

  • Bible.com An online Bible resource with various Bible translations to choose from, devotionals, Bible reading plans and mobile apps
  • Parker Baptist Association Our local network of Baptist churches in Weatherford and Parker County.
  • Center of Hope The Center of Hope is a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to helping others break the cycle of poverty in Parker County – building relationships with accountability.
  • Texas Baptists Our network of Baptist churches throughout Texas
  • The greatest news you'll ever hear!