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Food Distribution Plans – 3/27/2020

We have a good problem – too many people showing up to help with this service! So I’d like to split into two teams, one for the Friday distribution and one for the Tuesday distribution. I’ve asked the Methodist Church to do the same, so we should be better able to have opportunity for all who are present to serve. SO… please email or text me and let me know whether you would prefer to work on Tuesday or Friday…

Midweek Prayer Meeting

Below is the list of prayer requests that have come in recently. I encourage you to stop what you’re doing at 6:30 this evening, and pray over the list. As you do you’ll see that some have already been answered! So praise God for those as well. I’ve posted a brief message for tonight’s prayer meeting on our Youtube channel. You can view it here either before or during the prayer meeting time. Here is the prayer list for tonight, starting…

Food Distribution Update

Those who wish to help with the distribution of food to the children of Waterloo, don’t forget to meet at the church tomorrow (Tuesday) about 10:30. Food and routes should be available about that time for those who wish to drive and make deliveries. Those wanting to distribute food from the church will do so from 11-12PM. The same schedule will be in place for Friday. And thank you in advance, all you who are willing so serve the community…

The Lord’s Day! Family Worship Plans

We’re going to be different from some other churches in how we address our services. We’re going to hold church in our homes, in our families, with fathers and mothers leading their own families in worship. Please try and follow this brief outline when you gather your family together Sunday morning at 10:30. It will be explained in more detail in this video, but it would work best if you don’t watch the video until you’ve tried to get through…

Leftover Food!

Good afternoon, Church Family, Thanks to all who helped deliver food this morning, and hung around to distribute food to those who might show up here. We have a lot of food left over, however, and need to distribute it to anybody and everybody who has need. If you need one of the bags of food, please come to the church and get it. First come first served. If you know of somebody in need, please come to the church…

Food Distribution for School Kids

Just a quick update about the effort to provide lunches for school kids during the school closure. Here is the most recent plan, and the one we will be utilizing going forward: Tuesdays and Fridays there will be food bags delivered to the church by 10:00 AM. We will need a few people (don’t need a lot, just a few) to distribute these bags in two ways: From 11-12 we will be open for people to come to the church…

Video Update for March 18, 2020

Good afternoon, Church Family! You can view the latest video update on the church YouTube channel here. Try and view prior to prayer meeting time this evening (6:30) if you see this by then, for it contains some prayer requests to remember tonight as you pray. In case you can’t view the video for some reason – here are some of those requests: Please pray for Eli Bauer who is aboard ship at sea, with the virus detected on the…

What FBC is Doing About the Coronavirus (part deux)

Dear Church Family, It seems at this point like we have few options except to cancel all remaining activities at FBC through the end of March. All services, meetings, whether on or off site, are cancelled. This includes Linda Egli’s funeral service and meal that was scheduled for Saturday, March 21st. That will be rescheduled sometime in the future. I realize that not everybody will agree with this decision. The elders are not even unanimous on this decision, which reflects…

What Friendship Bible Church is doing about the Coronavirus

Dear FBC Family, In light of the state ban against gatherings of over 100 or more and precautions related to the coronavirus, the FBC elders and staff have met and prayed regarding steps we can take to mitigate the concern some have expressed. It’s important to note that churches are not mandated to follow this ban, but as followers of Jesus Christ, this is an opportunity for us to exercise the peace that passes understanding combined with godly wisdom. Here…

Funeral Arrangements

Some information about the funerals taking place over the next two weeks: Saturday, March 14th – services for Marilyn Molnar will take place at the church. Times are as follows: 11:00 – Service 12:00 – Meal in Fellowship Hall If you wish to help with this service (deacons / deaconesses, we can use some to help with the doors, and just assisting in general), or with the meal afterwards, we could use your help. Saturday, March 14th – services for…