Upcoming EventsFROM THE PASTOR
I Have A Question. . .This summer, we will take a break from our study of the Gospel of John to focus on your questions. That’s right, your questions about the Bible, ministry, life, etc.! So, please take the time to think through some of the questions that you have always wanted to ask and submit them by placing them in the offering plate (use the tear-out section of this bulletin) or emailing me at email@example.com and we will get started Sun., June 9.
The Geneva Matney Missions Offering is being received during May. This offering is to provide support for direct missions projects sponsored by FBCLJ. Our 2013 Goal is $20,000.
OF GENERAL INTEREST
Deacon’s Meeting. There will be no deacon’s meeting during the month of May.
Finance Lead Team Meeting will be held TODAY, Sun., May 19, at 4:45 p.m. in the Conference Room.
Business Meeting will be held on Sun., May 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Center.
Ministry to Soria Family. Michele Lowe has agreed to coordinate providing meals to the Soria family. If you would like to provide a meal for them, please contact Michele at 979-299-8056.
Food Pantry. A special thanks to all of you who so generously donated to our food pantry over the past weeks. We have an abundance of most items; however, we still need a few things — peanut butter, mac & cheese and canned meats.
Extended Teaching Care (ETC) Volunteers Needed. We need ETC volunteers to minister to our nursery and preschool age children during worship service. If you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer, please contact the FBCLJ Childhood Office (297-2496) or Kelly Alexander (903/522-1315). This is an important ministry in the life of our church!
Baby Bottle Boomerang. The 2013 Baby Bottle Boomerang benefitting the Pregnancy Help Center and Safe Haven is here! The BBB will run from Mother’s Day, May 12th through Father’s Day, June 16th. You can pick up your baby bottle at the display in the Welcome Center and drop them by the church office when you have filled them.
Church Family Directory. Upload your photos and WIN! All those families who have uploaded family and individual photos to our Online Church Directory by May 31 will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket with the newest Christian music, books, snacks, gift cards and more! For every individual member picture your family loads, we’ll add your family again into the drawing. So, if you have a family of four, we’ll add your family 5 times into the drawing (if you upload a family photo and four individuals).
Church members may log in to www.fbclj.org to update their profile and pictures. Simply look for the “Online Church Directory” selection under the “Media” tab to get started. If you did not receive an email with login
credentials, call the church office for that information.
Collingsworth Family in Concert at FBCLJ TODAY Sun., May 19, at 6:00 p.m. Excitement, spiritual anointing, family emphasis and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you attend an evening of family worship and praise with the Collingsworth Family. Phil and Kim Collingsworth’s purpose is to give the talent God has loaned them back to their Creator as a sacrifice of praise. A love offering will be taken.
Celebration Choir and Orchestra Performance. The Celebration Choir and Orchestra will perform in the morning worship service on Sun., May 26.
Faithfully Fit meets each Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in C-1139. This is an excellent way to help with your goal of having a healthier lifestyle.
Keenagers meet Mon., May 20, for games and fellowship. Bring your favorite game and join us in the Parlor from 1:00 p.m. until we get tired!
Singles Potluck. There will be no potluck TODAY, Sun., May 19, since the Singles are on a camping trip.
Fun Days 2013 for Kids. This summer on Wednesdays, we are planning special activities for our kids. Each Wednesday’s activity will be different and most will be away from the church. Activities will begin on Wed., June 5 at 10:00 a.m. See Summer Fun Days box for schedule of events. Also, please join our Facebook group and watch the church bulletin for changes in the schedule. Times and activities are subject to change based on weather and unforeseen factors. An adult is required to stay with the kids they bring. All ages of kids are invited, but some activities are geared more for younger kids.
Camp Khaos Pre-Teen Camp is scheduled for Mon.-Thurs., June 17-20 for kids currently in grades 4-6. It is not too late to sign up! Contact the church office for more information.
UPWARD SPORTS MINISTRY
Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading Fall League. Registration is underway for our flag football and
cheerleading fall league. The fall league is for children entering grades 1-6 in the 2013-14 school year. You can register online at www.fbclj.org through July 22. Registration is $70 per child. Call the church office at 297-2496 if you have any questions.
Upward Basketball Camp. Do not miss out on our summer basketball camp July 10-13, 5:00-8:00 p.m. each day. This camp is FREE for children entering grades 1-7 in the 2013-14 school year. You can register online at www.fbclj.org or call the church if you need help registering or have any questions.
Volunteers (TEENS AND ADULTS!) are needed for Upward Summer Camp. Either sign up on sheets available in Sunday School or use our online registration system to volunteer at www.fbclj.org.
Upward Volunteer Training Sessions. If you have volunteered to help at our summer camp, you will need to attend one of our upcoming training sessions. Training Sessions are scheduled for Wed., May 29 or June 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the FLC Gym.
Portable Basketball Goals Needed! WE NEED YOUR PORTABLE BASKETBALL GOAL! We are expecting hundreds of kids for summer camp and we will need additional goals July 10-13. If you would be willing to lend us one or more for just four days, please contact the church office.
Sewing Class. There will be no sewing classes until Thurs., June 6, when we will begin our Summer Sewing class schedule. Join us on Thurs. mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the FLC Craft Room.
Ladies Bible Studies, 10:00 a.m., Tues., May 21, Helen Bond Group - Elizabeth Lander, leader, 297-2915 meeting is held each month in C-1120-21 Margaret Chamblee is the Bible teacher. Delores Edwards Group - Betty Heard, leader, 798-8849 meeting will be held in the home of Betty Heard, 1510 N. Rd, Lake Jackson.
STUDENTS (GRADES 7-12)
YOUTH SPAGHETTI LUNCH & LIVE AUCTION. The Youth are having a Spaghetti Lunch and homemade dessert & craft live auction TODAY, Sun., May 19, following the morning worship service in the FLC. Tickets are $5 per person.
STUDENT LIFE CAMP REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED! Students mark your calendars for June 24-28 for this exciting opportunity. Registration Deadline has been extended to June 5. Camp will be at
Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. The total cost is $250 with a $50 deposit. Registration forms are available in the Youth Central Boxes on the 1st and 3rd floors. Invite your friends today!
Summer Youth Interns. Darren Ingram and Courtney Harvick will be serving as our summer youth interns. Darren was raised right here at FBCLJ and has been involved with our youth ministry for many years serving in various capacities. Darren is currently teaching at BISD and will begin serving as summer youth intern on Sun., June 9. Courtney joins us from East Texas where she was a member of FBC Liberty City and a part of Chad & Kelly’s youth group. Courtney is attending college and plans to purse vocational ministry. Courtney begins serving as youth intern today, Sun., May 19. Make sure you meet Courtney today and welcome her to FBCLJ!
Interim Youth Pastor. Our own Joe Williams will serve as our interim Youth Pastor until we hire a new youth pastor. Joe was our interim last summer after Brad Dawson moved into his new Outreach role and did a wonderful job leading our students. We are thankful that Joe has returned to serve our students and their families.
Deacon Duty May 19: Leon Norton (A.M. Prayer); Ed Nabors (A.M. Prayer Rm); Deacon Duty May 26: Derek Rester (A.M. Prayer); Reuben Neiswander (A.M. Prayer Rm). May Offering Duty: Gordon Self, Everett Lewis, Ed Nabors, Derek Rester, Steve Smith, Chuck Stone, Everett Stovall, Keith Wade, Mark Walker, Harold Wood