This fall, FBC is the place to be Wednesday nights. If you missed the Fall Kick-Off on August 27th, don’t worry: programs officially begin September 3rd.
Food and Fellowship: Every Wednesday night, dinner is served in the gymnasium between 4:30 and 6pm, an opportunity to grab some delicious grub while getting to know that neighbor you otherwise only get to greet during Sunday service. Contact Lori Riley (209) 334-1332
Men’s Study: “The Measure of a Man” with Gene Getz: Pastor Steve Newman will lead this study in Room 6 from 6:15-7:45. This program looks at the characteristics listed for elders and deacons in Paul’s Pastoral Epistles and helps all men see how they can grow in these character traits. The study will be for all men who wish to grow in their relationship with the Lord and find practical ways to mature in their lives and faith.
Contact Steve Newman (209) 334-1332
Women’s Study: “The Power of His Names”: Kerri Kenyon will lead this eight-week study in the chapel from 6:15-7:45. The study’s primary objective is to invite you into deeper intimacy with the One who created you. When you come to know His names you will come to know His love; knowing His love leads you to experience it, and once you experience His love, you are freed to operate in your created design and the fullness of His power.
Register online at www.fbclodi.org/womens-ministry.html
Contact Lori Lewis (209) 200-3525
We will have a second Women‘s study, "Running On Empty: Refilling Your Spirt at The Low Points of Your Life" By Jill Briscoe. It will be led by Shelley Carpenter. Feeling burned out? Unfulfilled? Drained? Jill Briscoe offers hope and comfort for those times in life when we feel empty and tired. With wit and candor, Briscoe draws lessons from several biblical figures that provide spiritual refreshment and renewal to those who are running on empty.
Couples’ Study: “True Spirituality”: Glen and Jani Barnes will lead this study in Room 7 from 6:15-7:45. They will take a closer look at Chip Ingram’s book True Spirituality, which questions why more Christians do not live as Paul exhorts us in Romans 12: “I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual act of worship.” What does Paul mean, and how can we put this into practice? Come and find out through this small group study.
Contact Glen Barnes (209) 334-1332
Adult Choir: The adult choir rehearses in the sanctuary from 6:15-7:45. If you can sing and want to lift your voice with others in worship, check out the adult choir! Susan Alexander and Dane Burg work together to prepare the choir’s 70 members for FBC’s Christmas concert as well as performances during Sunday services throughout the fall.
Contact Susan Alexander: firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Kids Ministry: Child care is available for infants through four-year-olds from 6:15-7:45. First Baptist is committed to providing a clean, safe, and loving environment. The leaders in each room are responsible for ensuring safety, communicating with parents, and creating an atmosphere that is nurturing, peaceful and age appropriate for the enjoyment of your child.
Contact Lori Riley (209) 334-1332
Kids Club: Kids Club meets in the Children’s Building from 6:15-7:45. Students begin with their individual classes (Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade Girls, 3rd/4th Grade Boys) for an introduction then come together as a whole group for worship, games, and the evening’s lesson. Afterward, students break into their classes to expand on the lesson with activities suited to their age. Students will also have opportunities to participate in hands-on crafts and project-based learning. Whether kids have grown up in church or are attending for the first time, the goal of Kids Club is that every child participating will understand that they can have fun at church and know that Jesus loves them.
Contact Andrew Manies (209) 334-1332
Club 56: Fifth and sixth graders, come grow in Jesus while having lots of fun! Club 56 meets in Room 2 from 6-7:45. Participants play games and make friends as a large group, then break into smaller groups for more intimate discussion and study of God’s Word.
Contact Tim Nielsen (209) 334-1332
Made4Praise Choir: Students in first through sixth grade who love making music and performing are encouraged to check out the Made4Praise Choir, which meets from 4:30-5:20 in the chapel. Rehearsals consist of learning a variety of fun as well as sacred songs while developing such skills as speaking clearly, projecting one’s voice, carrying the melody, and harmonizing. The choir usually performs once a month during Sunday services with a large-scale production in April. Made4Praise Choir will be co-led by Lindsay Caravella and Deanna Morefield this year; they invite anyone interested to try it out, even those who may not be especially comfortable with performing in front of large crowds. Auditions for the spring play will be held between September and October.
Junior High Tournament Series: Tournament Series is a time for 7th and 8th grade students to connect with other students and with volunteers who love them. All the students who come are put on one of three teams and accumulate points. The theme is Cartoons: Nickelodeon, Disney, and Cartoon Network. Each student will receive a free shirt, and there is free food each night. The winning team goes to Six Flags on September 20th for half price; however, each student is welcome to come. The dates are Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 6-8pm in the Youth Room.
Contact Tim Nielsen (209) 334-1332
8:30am & 11:00am