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GENERAL INTEREST
Upward Flag Football & Cheer Awards Celebration. We will be hosting our annual awards celebration today, Sunday, October 26 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Slade Field. All players and families are invited to attend our cookout that will include family games and prizes. Every player and cheerleader gets a special award!  ALL VOLUNTEERS PLEASE ARRIVE BY 2:30 P.M. FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS! NOTE: Whereas some LifeGroups will be serving at our Upward event, other LifeGroups and the 6:00 p.m. evening worship service are still planning to meet. Also, children’s choirs and programs from 5:00-7:00 p.m. will still meet.
 
Trunk or Treat. Wednesday, October 29, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., FLC Parking Lot.  Areas of ministry needs:  Provide a vehicle with game & candy; Kitchen team to prepare & serve food; set up team; welcome/greeter team; and more!  Look for sign-up sheets in your Sunday school class. If providing a trunk and/or game, please arrive 30 minutes early.
 
Equip U Classes.  Our Equip U classes will not meet Wednesday, October 29 (unless specially noted by your class instructor) while we host our Trunk-or-Treat event. We will resume classes on November 5.
 
Daylight Savings Time Ends.  Sunday, November 2, 2014.  Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour before going to bed Saturday, November 1. 
 
Business Meeting.  Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, 7:00 p.m. 
 
Fundraiser for Dominican Republic Mission Trip.  Monday, November 3, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. We need 100 people to enjoy dinner at El Chico at the Brazos Mall.  Sign-in with the greeter and a portion of your tab will go towards our mission trip.  Thanks in advance!
 
Operation Christmas Child. Deadline for returning shoe boxes is Sunday, Nov. 16. Instructions, forms & labels for packing your shoe box are available at the welcome center. A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead him or her to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, and plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. Be a part of changing lives through the power of a simple gift.
 
WORSHIP MINISTRY
Celebration Choir rehearsals are now 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Childcare is provided.  Come share the joy of worship, community, and service that singing in a choir can bring!
 
Children’s Choirs meet Sundays at 5:00pm (leaders there at 4:45pm so you can get to your LifeGroup).  Basic Praise (preschool-K) in room B-1313; Extreme Praise (1st-6th) in room C-2212. 
 
Resounding Praise rehearsals Sundays,  4:00 p.m., A-2101. 
 
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Trunk or Treat.  This Wednesday, October 29, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., FLC Parking Lot.
 
UPWARD SPORTS MINISTRY
Volunteer for Upward Sports! Serve as a coach, greeter, timekeeper, half-time devotion leader and more! Learn more at www.fbclj.org/coaches-volunteers. You may also let Brad Dawson, Upward League Director, know where you would like to serve by contacting him at bdawson@fbclj.org or 297-2496. You can have a huge impact on families in this community and have fun while serving!
 
Basketball & Cheer League Sign-Ups are Underway. Children in grades 1-6 may register now at www.fbclj.org for our 2014-15 basketball and cheer season. Registration is $75 and is online only.
  
Draft Day is Coming! Join us Sunday, November 2 in the morning service as Brad Dawson, Minister of Outreach, preaches “Get In” and reminds us of the Upward Sports strategy at FBCLJ. Find out what’s new about our Upward ministry and how every member of our fellowship can play a role. After the service we’ll enjoy pot luck in the gym and experience the Upward Volunteer Draft Day where your family can discover even more details about how to serve and how our church can minister more effectively this season!
 
Potluck Instructions:
If your last name begins with . . .
A—G bring a Vegetable or Salad
H—M bring a Dessert or Bread/Rolls
N—Z bring a Meat or Casserole
(PLEASE HAVE DISHES READY TO SERVE)
 
The Church will provide paper goods and drinks. You can drop off your items at the FLC kitchen prior to Sunday School or church service.
 
STUDENTS (GRADES 7-12)
Disciple Now February 6 - 8, 2015.  DNOW at FBCLJ is a place where lives of students can be dramatically impacted.  The weekend is packed with rich teaching of the scriptures and students are presented with practical tools necessary to live a Godly life.  Registration is underway now with a cost of $55 per student. Scholarships are available and unchurched friends attend FREE!  Registration forms are in the Youth Central boxes or you may contact the church office. 
 
The Anchor.  We will be helping with Trunk or Treat this Wednesday, October 29, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Please meet in the FLC parking lot.   
 
Student Life Group.  We will be helping with the Upward Stations TODAY, Sunday, October 26, at Slade Field from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Please arrive at 2:30 p.m. for instructions.  Afterward we’ll enjoy a meal together at Fuddruckers. 
 
COLLEGE & CAREER (Ages 18-25)
Passion 2015.  Passion exists to see a generation stake their lives on what matters most.  More than a conference.  More than an event.  Say yes to the One whose name is above every name.  Come. Join Us.  January 30 - February 1, 2015. Toyota Center, Houston.  18 - 25 year olds (Seniors and College Students). 

Bible Study and Fellowship. Join us on Tues. evening for Bible Study and fellowship at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Cody & Jordan Mather, 108 Austin’s Ct.
 
WOMEN’S MINISTRY
Caring Hearts meets Tuesday, October 28, 9:30 a.m. in FLC Crafts Room.  If you aren’t coming to Caring Hearts, you are missing a good time!  Come and enjoy the fellowship. 
 
Sewing Classes. Please join us on Thurs. at  9:00 a.m. in the FLC Craft Room.  Please contact Patti Huffines or Bobbie Kidwell if you have questions.
 
SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY
Keenagers will meet Monday, November 3, in the FLC Parlor.   Our schedule will be as follows:  9:30 a.m. Games; 11:30 a.m. Bible study; 12:00 noon covered dish luncheon.

DEACON  DUTY
Deacon Duty October 26:  Debs Cofer  (A.M. Prayer); Gary Chamblee (A.M. Prayer Room), Deacon Duty November 2:  Mark Damron (A.M. Prayer); Mark Chamblee (A.M. Prayer Room), October Offering Duty:  George Kidwell, Kevin Ashby, Charles Castleberry, Mark Chamblee, Debs Cofer, Mark Damron, Daryl Dauer, Ken Huff, Bo Lander
  
           
 

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Welcome to the online home of First Baptist Church Lake Jackson, a church with a rich history and an exciting future! FBCLJ is a Word centered, mission minded, and family oriented church, located in the heart of historic Lake Jackson. Whether you are new to our community or you have lived in Lake Jackson for many years, we invite you and your family to join us for worship. It is our prayer that you will experience the love of Christ as you worship, serve, and fellowship with our church family at FBCLJ. Please visit our "I'm New" page for an extended welcome from our church family.
Chad Alexander, Senior Pastor

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