Posts by Bill Johnson

Joy!

This weekend is a joyous occasion – the return to a single worship service on Sundays at FBC. Our new (actually old) schedule will now be: Sunday School at 9:30 AM Morning Worship at 10:30 AM The original seating arrangement in the sanctuary has been restored, and activities of the church are returning to normal. We still advise caution and common sense with respect to masks and social distancing. Please take responsibility for your own health and use masks and…

Holy Weekend

The week between Jesus’ riding into Jerusalem atop a donkey on Palm Sunday, and His crucifixion and resurrection the following weekend, is often referred to as Holy Week. Well that being the case, this weekend must certainly be Holy Weekend. There’s lots going on here at FBC as we remember and celebrate this holiest of all weekends: Good Friday Service is at 6:30 tonight, (Friday). Tuvya Zaretski of “Jews for Jesus” presents “Christ in the Passover.” Communion will conclude the…

No Prayer Meeting Tonight!

Just a quick reminder that midweek prayer this week will be replaced with the Good Friday service.  So… No prayer meeting tonight. Join us Friday at 6:30 for our Good Friday service with Tuvya Zaretski of Jews for Jesus.  

No End of Fun

Our ladies are sewing in support of Operation Christmas Child. They are having a blast serving Jesus!

Just Around the Corner

Easter, that is. It’s just around the corner, and we are so looking forward to being able to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord together. Here are the plans for Easter: Saturday, March 27th – Men’s Prayer Breakfast followed by spring clean up day (Rain date for the clean up is Saturday, April 3rd.) Sunday, March 28th – Palm Sunday – Pastor Phil Ross will be preaching in both services. Friday, April 2nd – Good Friday – Tuvya Zaretski representing…

Colossal Happenings!

Huge… enormous… immense… prodigious… gigantic… gargantuan… mammoth… cosmic! Those are a few words to describe some of the good stuff happening here at FBC over the next couple months. This Saturday we are restarting our Men’s Prayer Breakfasts! Having gone without these wonderful events for a year now, that is huge news indeed. Of course, we’re taking it slow and safe, so we’re limiting attendance to only 20. If you were one of those who managed to get on the…

A Slight Change Of Plans

Church Family, I had to put my father in the hospital on Sunday evening. He had basically lost the use of his legs, and couldn’t stand. Tests so far have determined that his kidneys are failing, and this may have been the cause of his problem. As is routine at hospitals now, I guess, they performed a COVID test and found that he was positive for that, as well. And, since I was with him most of Sunday afternoon and…

Nursing Home Ministry Restart!

Our ministry to Vista Veranda in Ravenna has been on hold since COVID shut it down a year ago. However, the residents have now all been vaccinated and we are being asked to restart those services. There is still a mask requirement, and normal social distancing, but we can now hold services indoors in the common area. Only 2 are allowed to participate at a time currently, but hopefully that restriction will soon lift as well. Please see the pastor…

Returning (albeit slowly) to Normal

We (the elders and I) have been prayerfully trying to determine when and how we should return to normalcy here at FBC. It is not an easy decision, and I certainly ask for your prayers. Knowing that no decision we make will be agreed to by all, we are carefully considering and planning for the following next steps: On April 11th (i.e. the Sunday following Easter), we will return to a single service format with normal seating arrangement. All currently…