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Evangel 03 May 2015

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Kids on Mission Celebration Night

Date: Wednesday, May 13th
Time: 6:15pm
Place: FBC Sanctuary
 
We have had a great year of learning and growing together in our faith and knowledge of Christ. We would like to invite the families of our children and our church family to join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our children this year. We will be recognize students for their participation in RAs, GAs, Mission Friends, Bible Drill, Choir, and Bible Drill. It is hard to believe that our school year is over, but we can’t wait to share with you our plans for the summer! Come join us on Wednesday, May 13th as we celebrate the completion of the school year and the beginning of our summer programs.


Solutions for Life

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What is Solutions For Life?

Solutions For Life is a series of sermons that takes a different slant on the traditional church-wide revival emphasis. Michael Stewart, Stewardship strategist for Louisiana Baptists, adopted the name Solutions for Life because he knows people want solutions for the problems of every-day life.

Michael Stewart has served in pastoral ministry for more than 35 years. Looking back on his ministry experience, he states that “far too often, our friends, family and co-workers drift through life without hope. As a result, they look for meaning and purpose in all the wrong places.”

The information shared in Solutions for Life is thoroughly biblical. These sermons teach people how to begin a personal relationship with God and how to live as faithful disciples of Jesus.

Possible topics include “How to Build a Happy Home”, “Mastering Your Marriage”, “Sharing Your Story”, “Real-Life Relationships”, “A Know-So Salvation” and “Figuring out Your Finances”.

People who attend these nightly sessions will receive what they value most … solutions for life!

For additional information about times and places call 318.628.3



Under the Big Top VBS

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I love that moment when kids “get it.” I love the look on their face and the sound in their voice when they understand the gospel for the first time. I’ve seen it happen during small group Bible study, an art project, a song during worship, a science experiment, and even a messy game.
 
Just like kids “get it” through different learning styles, adults connect more strongly with certain interests or gifts. Some feel paralyzing anxiety when they think about teaching a room of kids about God, but could get really excited about showing kids God’s love while playing crazy messy games! What if we equipped those people to serve and connect with kids in an environment that they would love and thrive in? This summer we will be looking for volunteers to serve in many different roles for this summer’s VBS. Mandi Wolfe is serving as the Bible Study director. Martha Mercer will be serving as the Preschool Director. Jason Mercer will be serving as the Tract Director. Denise Laughlin will be serving as this years Administration & Publicity Director. Pray about where God will have you serve this summer and contact one of the directors above to let them know your interest. More information will be coming on Sunday, March 22nd.


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David’s Dynasty

Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity, from eternity. –Micah 5:2
 
Micah 5:2 is the passage of scripture this year’s Children’s Christmas Musical is focused around. The children will share how God established a royal dynasty through Kind David and fulfilled Micah 5:2 through the birth of Christ. The story will be shared by a group of shepherds that are based on the characters from the reality TV show Duck Dynasty.
 
Important Information for Parents:
Dress Rehearsal will be Sunday, November 30th at 4pm. All children  must attend dress rehearsal to be in the Christmas Musical. David’s Dynasty will be performed Sunday, December 7th at 6pm. Children will need to arrive by5:30 the day of performance. Everyone is invited to join us as the children share the message of Christ birth through music and drama.