October 21-28

Octeber 21-28


October 21-28


Sunday, October 21

9:00 a.m. Discipleship

10:00 a.m. Worship


Tuesday, October 23

6:00 a.m. Coaches’ Breakfast @ Village Inn


Friday, October 26

6:30 p.m. Godly Play


Saturday, October 27

1:00 p.m. OCC Craft Time


Sunday, October 28 

9:00 a.m. Discipleship

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:30 a.m. October Quarterly Summit



October Birthdays & Anniversaries

Please see the e-mail sent out by pastor Tim on Friday, October 19th.


Budget Needs September 2018

Needed for Budget $82,899

Received $71,558.63

Difference -$11,340.37


New Greeting Ministry

This Sunday we will begin a new phase in our goal of helping guests feel welcome. We have a new welcome table in the foyer that will be staffed before and after service. People will be greeted at the door and sometimes even before they enter the building. We are developing new signage to guide people around the campus. Our website is being upgraded to provide the necessary information for people seeking a church. Would you like to participate in this ministry? Talk to Brian Burch or Pastor Tim.


Discipleship is available for everyone!

Just a reminder that we are in our second week of discipleship. It begins at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday. We have something for everyone. Each class will be looking at the same text that the pastor will be teaching on in worship. 


Operation Christmas Child Hours

Collection week for OCC is November 12-19. The hours we will be open to collect shoe box gifts are as follows:

Monday [11.12] 9-noon 3-7 pm

Tuesday [11.13] 9-noon 3-7 pm

Wednesday [11.14] 9-noon 3-7 pm

Thursday [11.15] 9-noon 3-7 pm

Friday [11.16] 9-noon 3-7 pm

Saturday [11.17] 9-1 pm

Sunday [11.18] 9-2 pm

Monday [11.19] 8-10 am

You can begin signing up by hour blocks this week. See the sign-up notice in the foyer.


NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

This year’s dinner will be held on November 3 at the Diamond Jo Casino Banquet Hall. The program provides operating funds for the local chapter of the NAACP, as well as supporting the annual MLK Essay Tribute and their Minority Scholarship program. The program will officially begin at 7:00 p.m. More information to come.


Operation Christmas Child Crafting

Join us for a crafting time that will be fun and the product will be put to good use. On Saturday, October 27 from 1-4 p.m.  we will gather and make drawstring Backpacks and other items that can be included in the OCC shoe boxes. A lite lunch will be served.


October OCC Collection:

Items for boys & girls ages 10-14

We need more fillers for this age group. 

Here are some ideas:

• Games, cards, and marbles

• Fishing kits and crafts

• Tools, duct tape, and work gloves

• Purses, hair accessories, and dolls

• Larger size clothing

• Tennis balls, hacky sacks, or soccer balls (and pumps)


Godly Play

The Godly Play Group will be meeting at FBC on October 26th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Please note that this month we are meeting on the fourth Friday rather than the third. This month’s focus will be on Second Creation: The Falling Apart from the book of Genesis. To join the circle, children must be 5 to 12 years old and be registered using the FBC enrollment form. The Godly Play approach helps children to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play. Godly Play is based on Montessori principles and was developed using a spiral curriculum. Contact Christine Quintana at 563-583-4623 for more information. Group size is limited but we have a few more spaces available.

The Godly Play Group will not meet during November due to the Operation Christmas Child Collections and the Thanksgiving Holiday.


OCC Packing Party [11.11.18]

We will have an OCC packing party on Sunday evening November 11. Our goal is to pack as many shoe boxes as possible. You have been generous in your contributions throughout the year and this is the time when we create the gifts for kids in some other country. We will begin with prayer, pack boxes, eat and end with prayer. Please make plans to attend. 


Gratitude Night [11.18.18]

As we move toward the end of October that signifies that Thanksgiving is not too far around the corner. Our Church Thanksgiving Meal [Gratitude Night] will be held on Sunday evening, November 18. There will be more information forthcoming, but please clear your calendar now for this memorable and important event in the life of our Church.