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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF INDIANAPOLIS • COME AS YOU ARE
JULY 28, 2013
Frederick Lewis, Senior Minister • Evan Bever, Associate Minister • Katy Mann, Youth/Young Adult Ministries
Steve Potts, Music Director • John Bolt, Worship and the Arts Director • George Kimsey, Visitation Ministe r
WELCOME TO FBC OF IN DIANAPOLIS
We hope you will join us for worship, learning, fellowship,
ministry, and service opportunities as listed below. Please stop
by The Welcome Center for information and join us in the
Atrium for refreshments and fellowship. Come as you are…
H O W T O C O N N E C T AT F B C
If you are new to FBC and would like to find out more about our
church, we offer the following opportunities…
Come and Consider- an information session on the church.
Membership- is offered as a transfer of membership, upon
baptism, or upon completion of the Come and Consider class.
Service Opportunities- many local and mission-related
projects are ongoing within the church.
Fellowship Groups and Studies- join in Bible Studies, book
groups, or Sunday morning small groups.
For more information, please talk to someone at The Welcome
Center on Sundays, or call the office at 317-846-5821 during
the week, or visit our website 24/7 at www.fbcindy.org.
OUR SUNDAY SCHEDULE
July 28
8:50AM
10AM
11:30AM
12:30PM
5PM
Small Groups and Sunday School
Care for Infants and Toddlers
Worship
Journeys and Destinations: Mountains
Places of Worship, Evan Bever
Small Group, Parlor
First Karen Baptist Church
The Youth Group is not meeting today
NEXT SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS
August 4
8:50AM
10AM
11:30AM
12:30PM
5PM
Small Groups and Sunday School
Promotion Sunday Today
Care for Infants and Toddlers
Worship
Journeys and Destinations: Lake
How Would You Know If It Were Jesus?
Frederick Lewis
Small Group, Parlor
First Karen Baptist Church
The Youth Group is not meeting today
*For your information, the sermons are available online. Go to:
www.fbcindy.org and link to Resources/Sermons.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL-THE LAST WEEK!
June 2-July 28
For Grades Pre-K through entering Grade 6 in August
Pre-K through Grade 4 meet in JMP, Rm. 114-116
Grade 5 through entering Grade 6 meet in Rm. 208
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Tues. July 30, 6:30PM
Wed. July 31, 9:30AM
Wed. July 31, 11:30AM
Beginnings Board, Room 110
Worship Planning, Dr. Lewis’ Office
Prayer Gathering, Parlor
AU G U S T E V E N T S
AUGUST 4 - PROMOTION SUNDAY FOR
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
The fall Sunday School session will begin August 4 and
most children will be promoted with their grade. On
August 4, the ages and classrooms will be:
Crib Room - Birth to Walking
Toddlers - Walking thru Age 2
Three’s - Age 3 by 9/1/13
Pre-K/Kdg.- Must be 4 by 9/1/13 through Age 5
Grade 1
Grades 2 & 3
Grades 4 & 5
Grades 6, 7, 8
Grades 9 through 12
Room 108
Room 105
Room 101
Room 104
Room 106
Room 207
Room 208
Room 125
Room 123
THE ART OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE: EXPLORING THE CONNECTIONS
BETWEEN FAITH AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION.
August 7, 21, 28 at 7PM
Anyone is welcome to come and explore the
infinite connections between art and spirituality!
We will meet three times in the month of August.
Each participant will have the chance to practice
a different spiritual exercise (like prayer,
meditation, Bible study, and more) and then create a piece of art
(painting, drawing, poem, story, or others) inspired by their
experience. There will be opportunities to share your work and to
reflect on the experience. There’s only one rule: “I don’t know how”
is not a valid excuse! Anyone (high school or older) is encouraged to
participate, regardless of experience or skill level. Space is limited to
twelve participants, so sign up soon! For more information on any of
the upcoming sessions or to register, call or
e-mail Evan Bever, 846-5821 or [email protected]
CAREGIVERS OF ADULTS SUPPORT GROUP
Sunday, August 11, 6PM, Parlor
This is a monthly opportunity to connect with others who are caring
for a parent, spouse, sibling, or other family member.
BCCE GARAGE SALE
Saturday, August 3, 7AM-2PM
The Burmese Community Center for Education is having a
Garage Sale on Saturday, August 3 between 7AM and 2PM.
The sale will take place outside, near Door #3. In case of rain, it
will then be held in the gym. This sale will benefit the cost of the
BCCE Summer Program. They are asking for donations from
the FBC Family, so whatever items you no longer have use for
or need, bring them to the BCCE Office (Room 127) between
the hours of 6 and 7PM. If you need to make other drop-off
arrangements, please call the BCCE office at 252-0402.
WWW.FBCINDY.ORG
AB WOMEN BOOK CLUB
Monday, August 12 10:30AM, Rm. 117
Our August selection is Girls Can’t Be Pilots by Jane L.
Roth. Our American Baptist Women’s Book Club meets
monthly on the second Monday for a rousing discussion.
AB WOMEN QUILTING AND SEWING GROUP
Thursday, August 15, 12Noon
Join us on the third Thursday of the month as we cut, sew and quilt
for our First Baptist babies. For more information, contact April
Giannini.
SEPTEMBER EVENTS
FILM STUDY AND DISCUSSION-SHORT TERM SMALL GROUP
Sunday evenings, September 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7PM
“Purple State of Mind” at the home of Breanna and Evan Bever.
Watch for more information coming in the August Inspiration or
contact Evan Bever, 846-5821 or [email protected]
G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N
2013 BACK TO SCHOOL MISSION PROJECT
Help us provide school supplies for local children. Please place your
donation in the marked box located in the Atrium and we will collect
items through August 4. These donations will be distributed to the
Edna Martin Christian Center and Nora Elementary School. You can
pick up a complete list of supplies needed at the Welcome Center.
You can also find them on our website www.fbcindy.org.
BEGINNINGS FALL PRESCHOOL AND PARENTS DAY OUT BEGINS
MONDAY, AUGUST 12
Encourage your friends and neighbors to investigate the Beginnings
Preschool Program. Register now for Fall by calling 574-6454.
Beginnings needs funds to support our scholarships. Each year,
there are more families who request help. These families include
refugee/immigrant children, as well as other families. We welcome
support for one day, one week, one month, one year or any other
dollar amount. Please contact Carol Mann at the number listed
above for any information regarding Beginnings.
AN INCREDIBLE WEEK FOR OUR YOUTH
Earlier this month, twelve students from the FBC youth group
attended Quest, a week-long youth conference at Green Lake
Conference Center in Wisconsin. There, along with over a hundred
students from twelve different churches, these students were led by
the Quest staff in daily worship and Bible study. They participated in
team-building exercises on the low-ropes course and the climbing
tower and (of course) they had lots of time to play games and relax
on the beautiful conference center grounds. It was an incredible
week of learning and growing and connecting, with old friends and
new friends, and especially with God!
MISSION CORNER
Volunteer & Service Opportunities
THE NEXT OPEN FOOD PANTRY
July 30, 4-6PM
We are grateful for all those who donate their time. If you would like
to volunteer, please contact Mary Lou Curless at
[email protected] or sign up on the bulletin response sheet.
The June Food Pantry served 185 families and 740 individuals.
THE FOOD PANTRY’S JULY SPECIAL IS…
Laundry Detergent (50-60 oz.)
Can you bring in some detergent to the Atrium? Your donation is
appreciated by so many.
ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We need adults to provide childcare for parents who attend ENL*
classes here at FBC. These classes meet on Thurs. nights from
6:30-8:30PM. If you can give 2 hours to enable a parent to gain
needed English skills, or have questions, please contact Evan
Bever at 846-5821 or [email protected]
*English as a New Language
VBS 2013 WAS A DEFINITE SUCCESS!
What a wonderful year for Vacation Bible School! This year has
been an extraordinary experience. We have had about 90 children
attending! Fortunately, I have also been overwhelmed by the
amount of people that have volunteered to help.
We have had about 30 volunteers helping in different areas.
People preparing snacks, singing music, making crafts…. It’s
almost like Christmas in July! And yes, it’s all about praising the
Lord! And teaching others about Him.
Of course one of the great things about Bible School is the yummy
snacks. People have been very generous about donating snacks
and money for this week. We consumed about 250 graham
crackers 130 marshmallows 130 mini chocolate bars and 8
pitchers of lemonade just in one day! That’s a lot of S’mores!
Parents donated school supplies to be distributed to those children
less fortunate at Nora Elementary School and the Edna Martin
Christian Center. You can help too, we will continue to take
donations until August 4. What a wonderful opportunity to help
those in need and to share God’s love!
Cindy McMath
VBS Director 2013
To learn more about future opportunities to connect with the FBC
youth program, contact Katy Mann ([email protected]) or Cheryl
Loggins ([email protected])
Publication Deadlines:
Tuesday @ 10AM for the Weekly Connection to [email protected] and
Wednesday, August 21 @ noon to [email protected] for the September Inspiration
Thursday @ noon for the E-spiration to [email protected]
FBC Weekly Prayer Ministry
NATIONAL AND GLOBAL
CONCERNS…
Earthquake that hit Central
China
FOR THOSE WHO…
Are shut-ins
THANKSGIVING FOR...
Those who direct our youth in
many ways
INDIVIDUALS REQUESTING PRAYER
Eleanor Boyd
Cathy Burke
Janice Castle
Marilyn Halbrook
Paul Hicks
Michael McMillan
Carl Nordsieck
Nancy Soots
Lawrence Thomas
George Tooze
8600 N. COLLEGE AVE., INDIANAPOLIS, IN
WEEKLY BIBLE READINGS
Luke 11:11-13
Psalm 55:16-23
Esther 6:1-7:6
Esther 7:7-8:17
Romans 11:33-36
Ephesians 4:17-24
Mark 10:17-22
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