The American Red Cross will be sponsoring a Spring Blood Drive on Thursday, May 30 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at our Church. All blood types are needed and your one donation can save up to three lives.
Please mark your calendars and help us to reach our goal of 35 pints. A sign up sheet is posted in the FLC foyer.
Volunteers are needed for set up, registration, canteen, and clean up. Help is also needed in providing sandwiches and heart healthy snacks for the donors. If you can assist in any way, please contact Shirley Napier at 898-6769 or 880-4450 or email.
Mark your calendars now… Kingdom Rock VBS will run Monday-Friday, July 22-26. The kick-off party will be Saturday, July 20. With your help we will teach kids how to stand strong for God!
The flyer is available (why not share it?) as well as online and printable sign up sheets! Click here…
If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Anderson, Joan Riordan or Kimberly Millner.
Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense.
In honor of our active duty military within our church and our guests, they and their families may eat FREE on Wednesday night, May 15. Just come by the military desk set up that night and sign in. Thanks for all you do!
Memorial Day is May 27
On Sunday, May 26, we are asking that everyone who is military or who was military and can still get into your uniform, to please wear your uniform to honor our military friends and relatives who have given the ultimate sacrifice. To those of you who have lost a loved one while serving our country, we are grateful for their service and sacrifice for our freedom. We will always remember.
I would like to thank you, church family, for the way that you gave so generously for the Ambassadors mission trip to Moldova. The offering you gave them went far above anything I would have expected. You gave around $2,600, which is more than enough to pay for one person’s entire trip. God bless you for your generosity! I’m sure that the Ambassadors will do great work there in Moldova. Please be in prayer for their trip.
On May 19, at our regular worship service time, our children will present a children’s musical entitled Spend Awhile on the Nile. They have been working hard on this for the past couple of months. Come and support these children as they endeavor to impart lessons from some well know stories of the Bible.
Men, Mother’s Day is coming. We’re offering you a great way to honor both God and the special women in your life on Sunday, May 12. That Sunday (Mother’s Day) we will have any and all men who are able to come up on stage and sing a song dedicated to our God and to our ladies. For those who are able, we will practice that song at Men’s Breakfast on Tuesday, May 7, at 6:00 a.m. We’ll also go over the song again right before the service on May 12 at 9:45 a.m. in the music room just off the side of the Worship Center.
Saturday, May 11: REACH BBQ Fundraiser in the Family Life Center at 5:30 p.m. Students who are helping should arrive at 4:00 p.m. Any and all students who are going with us to the REACH Mission Trip should come out and help. Even if you are already paid in full, come help your peers go and help us raise gas money. If parents have questions on how they can help, please contact Joan Riordan.
Friday, May 17: Norfolk Tides vs LeHigh Valley Ironpigs at 7:05 p.m. We will meet at the church to leave at 5:00 p.m. If you would like to go, please turn in $10 to Pastor Michael by Sunday, May 5. There will be fireworks after the game that night.
Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m.: End of School CRASH—featuring a dodge ball tournament and lots of great food and fellowship.
COLLEGE AND CAREER MINISTRY
Volleyball: Each Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. All are welcome to come and play and there is no experience required.
Bible Study: Bible Study has moved back to the church for the Spring and Summer. Meet at 7 p.m. to play indoor soccer or just wait and come at 8:15 p.m. for the beginning of the Bible Study.
The pages of the Bible are filled with important words regarding being on mission with God. God’s Word also has a lot to say about the family and the home. However, we don’t often talk about these two themes in the same breath. On Sunday mornings this summer, we will be exploring what the Bible has to say about a family who is serious about being on mission with the Lord. Whether you are a grandparent, parent, child, or single God’s Word has something to say about your purpose, your home and how they connected. Join us for the beginning of this series on Sunday, June 9th at 10am.
The children are preparing for their upcoming performance. May 1 and 8 will be on-stage rehearsals. May 15 (and possibly May 18) will be our dress rehearsal(s).
Spend Awhile on the Nile will be performed during the Worship service on May 19.
On the morning of May 19 children performing drama roles will meet in the Worship Center at 8:00 p.m. for a sound check. The choir children will meet at 8:30 a.m. for a sound check. We will have a light breakfast for the children during the Sunday School hour.
On May 22 we will celebrate all the efforts put forth with a cast party. We have many volunteer opportunities related to the musical production. A sign-up sheet is available at the W.O.W. Club table each Wednesday night if you are interested/available to help.
Please continue to pray for the performance and the opportunity for outreach to our community. We are excited to spread God’s Word about his faithfulness and love for us all.
David Phillips is leading a study of the book of John. The class is open to all adults. We meet on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in room 14/15 in the Sunday School wing. The gospel of John is unique from other gospels, in that, John presents the passion of joy, along with the commitment and challenges of a personal and intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sparks Camp-a-Rama is June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at New Bridge Baptist Church, Sandston, VA. This is for 2nd graders who have completed all three Sparks handbooks.
May 5 – Game Theme: Watergun Shoot-Out [Share Store] The last regular club night
May 19 – AWANA Award Night in Worship Center
On Mother’s Day, May 12 during the 10:00 a.m. service we will have our annual Baby dedication. If you and your child would like to participate in this special event, please call the church office at 898-5384 or sign up in the Worship Center Atrium or Fellowship Hall foyer by Thursday, May 9.