First Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach

First Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach
Weekly E-Newsletter
March 18, 2015
this week’s issue
Next Week’s SOAP 01
University of Christian Life 02
Church Life 03
Worship Arts 04
Children’s Ministry 05
Youth Ministry 06
Men’s & Women’s Ministry 07
Connect Church West 08
Next Week’s SOAP
The Promised Messiah
This Week’s SOAP from Pastor Josh
M– Zechariah 8:1-2
T– Zechariah 8:3-5
W– Zechariah 8:6-8
Th– Zechariah 9:9
F– Zechariah 9:10
S– Zechariah 9:11-12
Scripture: Obadiah
Main Passage for March 29
Zechariah 8:1-8; 9:9-12 HCSB
Observation: The judgment of God being pronounced on Edom seems abrupt
and almost undeserving. Why is God being so harsh? Well, the history between
Edom and Jacob (Israel) goes back over a thousand years when Obadiah gave
this prophecy. Edom has spent centuries at war with Israel constantly rekindling
the tension between their forefathers Jacob and Esau. God is now stepping in to
bring a much deserved judgment on the brother nation of Israel. As a brother he
should be blessing, not harming his brother.
Memory Verse: Zechariah 9:9
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!
Shout in triumph, Daughter
Jerusalem! Look, your King is
coming to you; He is righteous
and victorious, humble and riding
on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of
a donkey. HCSB
Application: God is slow to anger and abounding in love. Though He will bring
judgment on the ungodly, He is unbelievably patient and merciful with hopes they
will return to Him. Though God will eventually show wrath to all who do not turn
to him, His desire is to show them love and mercy through Christ.
Prayer: Lord, help us to share the truth of your wrath and love to everyone!
University of Christian Life
Discipleship Core Studies
MasterLife (Spanish Version)
Richard Cooper
Isaias Acala
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Experiencing God
Karl & Andrea Burt
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Lord Change My Attitude
Ned Prusila
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Baptist Faith & Message
Pastor Chuck
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**Discipleship Core Study classes currently meet Wednesday nights in the Worship Center at 7 PM.**
Additional Studies
Story Thru the Bible
Basics of Biblical Greek
Battling Christian Cults
Basics of Biblical Hebrew
33 The Series (Men Only)
Chrystal Fernandez
Jesse Grenz
Pastor Josh
Tayler Zaskey
Duval Madrigal
Visit our Resource Center
Philip Yancey offers a new & different perspective
on the life of Christ and his work- his teachings, his
miracles, his death and resurrection- and ultimately,
who he was and why he came. From the manger in
Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey
presents a complex character who generates
questions as well as answers; a disturbing and
exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform
your life and stretch your faith. Pick up your copy in
the Resource Center today!
Sunday- 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Wednesday- 6:30 PM to 8:30
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7 PM
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8:15 AM
8:15 AM
6:30 AM
Worship Center
Worship Center
Room 201
Activity Center
Activity Center
Explore the Bible– SOAP Study Groups
Hutcheson Group
Rowell Group
Ladies Group
Men’s Group
Middle School
High School
Young Families
Young Adult
Middle School
High School
Young Families
Peterson Group
Sistas Group
Gurney Group
Ladies Group
Men’s Group
Adult Bible Study
Ladies Group
Prusila Group
Nordine Group
Sun. 8:15 AM
Sun. 8:15 AM
Sun. 9:00 AM
Sun. 9:30 AM
Sun. 9:30 & 11:00 AM
Sun. 9:30 & 11:00 AM
Sun. 9:30 AM
Sun. 9:30 AM
Sun. 6:00 PM
Sun. 6:00 PM
Sun. 6:00 PM
Sun. 6:30 PM
Tues. 9:30 AM
Tues. 7:00 PM
Wed. 7:00 PM
Wed. 7:00 PM
Wed. 7:00 PM
Fri. 1:00 PM
Fri. 6:00 PM
Flex Times
Activity Center
Coffee Shop
Activity Center
Activity Center
Activity Center
Activity Center
Room 201
Coffee Shop
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Activity Center
Off Campus
Off Campus
Off Campus
Off Campus
Worship Center
Worship Center
Worship Center
Coffee Shop
Off Campus
Off Campus
Visit for additional course information.
Workbooks are available for purchase in the Resource Center.
Church Life
Teaching Pastor Schedule
Our pastors are now speaking on a monthly rotation schedule in order
to accommodate both campus locations. March 22, 2015
First Baptist Church
9:30 AM
Dr. Dale R. Faircloth
11:00 AM
Pastor Josh Sharpe
Connect Church West
Pastor Jim Sims
Dr. Dale R. Faircloth
Adult 5 & 6 Fellowship
It’s time for fun, friends, and fellowship
once again. Senior Adults join us this
Friday, March 20th, at 6:30 PM in the
Activity Center. Remember to also
bring a main dish to share.
Easter Service Times
Due to the increase in attendance during our Easter weekend by family
and guests we are adding an earlier service on Easter morning.
If you are an early bird, you might enjoy coming to our 1st celebration
service at 8:00 AM. Or join us at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.
All 3 services will be identical, so don’t you won’t miss anything by
adjusting to the new time!
Seminary Advantage
God has called all of us to some level of ministry. Whether it be sharing the
good news of the gospel with a neighbor or friend or discipling someone
and sharing with them all the things Christ has taught us. Whatever
ministry the Lord is calling us to, we need to be equipped for the task. For
some, this may mean taking educational courses in seminary, though
going back to school can create a lot of challenges.
We now have an option for training and education that will help us
confidently answer the call to ministry.
Seminary Advantage is a one year program where you can receive a
sound foundation in practical theology. Sign up for the entire program or
just take one course at a time.
Classes will be held Monday evenings from 6 PM to 10 PM beginning
April 6.
Financing options are available and Seminary Advantage is now accepted
for 30 credit hours at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Please speak to Jeff
Lee for more information. 561-345-5382 or [email protected]
For additional information contact
Clayton Hutcheson at 561-379-6465.
Meals on the Patio
Make plans now to enjoy dinner
on the patio with your family and
friends before Kids Praise, Awana,
Area 51, and Bible Study class
each Wednesday evening.
Meals begin at 6:00 PM.
Tonight’s dinner will be lasagna,
salad and a roll.
Next week’s meal will be subs and
All meals are $5.00 per person.
Worship Arts
Good Friday Worship Experience
A somber and moving worship
experience remembering Jesus’
final moments, featuring powerful
musical and dramatic elements all
enhanced by media and lighting.
Join us April 3rd at 7:00 PM at
the Seminole Ridge Community
High School as we remember,
reflect and respond to this
powerful story.
Good Friday Choir
The Worship Arts Ministry is inviting singers to join the worship team in a moving and
reflective worship experience during Good Friday. Choral experience encouraged but not
required. Rehearsals will begin tonight, March 18th, in the sanctuary following UCL.
Additional rehearsals are scheduled for March 25th at 7:00 PM, March 28th from 10:00 AM
to Noon, and April 1st at 7:00 PM.
Brass Ensemble
Easter is coming to town and we would love to have a small
ensemble during our services. If you play a brass instrument
(ie: trumpet, trombone, F. horn) or know someone who might
be interested in joining us for this celebratory experience,
please contact Pastor Will.
“How He Loves Me”
Originally by John Mark McMillian
John Mark was close friends with
a youth minister named Steven.
Steven had been praying and
praying for there to be a
movement among the youth that
he was leading. One morning,
when he and John Mark were
meeting to pray, Steven said, “I’d
give my life for this if that’s what it
takes to see a movement among
these youth. Do whatever you
need to do God.” That evening
Steven died in a car wreck. John
Mark wrote the song in memory
of his friend. As he processed his
anger, frustration and confusion
with God, he was overwhelmingly
met with God’s love. Speaking of
the lyrics, he said he needed
these words, he needed this
conversation with God.
…and heaven meets earth like an
unforeseen kiss (talking about his
friend finding God)
And my hearts turns violently inside
of my chest ( his anger)
I don’t have time to maintain these
regrets when I think about the way
the He loves (his repentance)...
Stage Décor and Handyman Opportunity
The Worship Arts is currently looking for volunteers to help with
staging. If you are have experience with staging, power tools,
woodwork or just have artistic eyes, this might be a great
opportunity for you. For more information contact Pastor Will.
Will Lopes
Worship Pastor
[email protected]
Children’s Ministry
Children’s Sunday Morning News
A Break for Spring Break
AWANA and Kids praise will not be
meeting this week. Enjoy your
Spring Break!
This month our preschoolers are learning lessons from the Bible that relate to
real life situations. Take the time to practice with your child to learn the
paraphrased verses. The memory verses for March are:
God will help you and love you. Zephaniah 3:17
The land will be God’s. Obadiah 21
Jesus is coming to you. Zechariah 9:9
Join us instead at 7:00 PM for a
Derby Car Work Night and
a special ministry project. Hope to
see you there! Don’t forget:
AWANA Grand Prix will take place
in April.
We want to help your family growing spiritually. Research shows that children
mimic what they see! If children see their parents, grandparents, and older
siblings spending time in God’s word and memorizing verses, then they are
more likely to try. Each child who can say the verse gets a Disciple dollar.
Each child also gets a dollar for attending church and bringing his/her Bible.
The D store is open after both services.
Vacation Bible School
AWANA Listeners
The AWANA Team is in need of adults
and youth to listen to the clubbers recite
their verses and to help with special
events. If you would be interested in
helping out weekly, twice or even once
a month, please contact Wendi Bean
561-512-1455 or [email protected]
VBS is for all children who have completed kindergarten through the 5th grade.
The registration fee is $25.00 per child and covers their daily craft, snacks, and
a framed picture. Registration can now be done online at
VBS will take place June 22 – June 26. Find the VBS link to register, or
register in person in the Resource Center. All payments must be made in the
Resource Center or can be dropped off at the Church Office during normal
working hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. T-shirts can be
purchased for $12.00.
If you would like to contribute a scholarship for a child(ren) to attend VBS, your
donation may be submitted to the Resource Center.
Josh Sharpe
Pastor of Ministries
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Cindy Tidd
Preschool Coordinator
[email protected]
Jamie Wright
Kids Coordinator
[email protected]
Teressa Lee
AWANA Preschool Coordinator
[email protected]
Wendi Bean
AWANA Kids Coordinator
[email protected]
Youth Ministry
Sunday Mornings
Middle School meets in the Activity Center at
9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. We are working our
way through "Bible Studies for Life". Join us
for a small group lesson/discussion that will
help you discover what it means to live out
your faith in this crazy world.
High School meets at 9:30 AM and 11:00
AM in the Activity Center. We are involved
In topical studies that will hit many relevant
issues that a High School student will face in
our culture.
Manhood Minute
Tayler Zaskey has been sharing a “manhood minute” with our middle school boys
each week as a part of our their Sunday School curriculum. Here is a sample of
what he is teaching:
“For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs
over judgment.” – James 2:13
To show mercy means to have compassion or give forgiveness to someone whom it
is within one’s power to punish or harm.
In the days of knights and nobles, battle was a common place event in their lives.
They trained for it from a young age, and went to war for their king when they were
old enough to fight. These battles were fought with rules and guidelines in order to
allow the nobility to maintain honorable status even though they were soldiers. One
such rule was that if a soldier could not defend himself and requested mercy, the
honorable noble would grant him mercy until he could defend himself again. He had
mercy on someone that he could have easily killed.
Let us show mercy to those who are unable to defend themselves, whether
physically or verbally. It’s one thing to defend ourselves, but it is not necessary to
continue once he has clearly been beaten. Let us show mercy to those who ask for
it, remembering that God has shown us a great mercy and required us to show
mercy to others. Matthew 18:21-35 tells the parable of the unforgiving servant, and it
ends with Jesus stating that the fate of the unforgiving servant would be our fate if
we do not forgive others from our heart. "For judgment will be merciless to those
who have shown no mercy."
Sunday Nights
Join us from 6-8 PM for some serious fun
and games. Middle School will meet
upstairs in the Worship Center and High
School will meet in the Activity Center.
High School will have a monthly outing,
so be sure to check for updates.
Summer Camp at Teen Valley Ranch
It’s not too late to sign up for Summer Camp. We are going back to Teen Valley
Ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains from July 12-18, 2015. It is going to be another
AMAZING week and space is limited, so don’t miss it. The cost is $450, but there is
still a lot of time for your child to earn that money. Let them get creative and
encourage them to work (it’s good for them)! Students, you can sign up at the
Wednesday Night Youth Service or directly with Pastor Tate.
Tate Soles
Youth Pastor
[email protected]
Tayler Zaskey
Middle School Intern
[email protected]
Stephen Kimpel
High School Intern
[email protected]
Men’s Ministry
Men’s Breakfast Fellowship
Gentlemen join us this Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:30 AM in the
Activity Center for breakfast. This is a time of fellowship, great food, and a
study entitled ‘Fighting for your Manhood.’ Make plans now to attend as
we grow closer to Christ and His mission for us at FBC.
Men’s Ministry News
Join us every Tuesday morning from 6:30 to 7:30 AM in the Activity Center as we sit, drink
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Women’s Ministry
Women’s Summit Conference
What is the call God has on our lives as women, wives, mothers, daughters and
Event: Women's Summit Conference
Speaker: Rosa Madrigal
Date and Time: Saturday, April 19th from 9:00 AM - Noon
Let's explore scripture together, emphasizing on Proverbs
31. This a time of learning, uniting, and searching God's
Will for our lives as women. We will learn to uncloak the
conventions of society, to then clothe ourselves in His
There is no fee for this event.
Light refreshments will be served.
Rosa Madrigal
Women’s Ministry Director
[email protected]
Connect Church West
First Soft Launch
Last Sunday, March 15th we
engaged in the frontier challenge
of beginning a new church,
Connect Church West.
Please continue to pray for those
who will actively serve on this new
campus and for the families that
will remain at FBCRPB to serve the
Lord on the main campus.
Acreage Easter Egg Hunt & Family Activity Day
The Hunt is almost here! It will be held at the Acreage Community Park located on
140th in Loxahatchee on March 29th.
Schedule of Events:
7:30 AM Prayer walk
(Contact Diane Klopfenstein to register for this time of service- [email protected] )
8:00 AM Set Up
10:00 AM Worship at the Park
11:45 AM Prepare for Guests to Arrive
12:30 PM Registration and Family Fun Day Begins
2:30 PM Drawing for Prizes
2:50 PM Egg Hunt Instructions
3:00 PM Age Group Areas
3:10 PM Egg Hunt Begins
Where can you get involved?
You can email Pastor Jim at [email protected] Please include your phone
number along with how you would like to help. People are needed for set up/tear down,
helping with food service, assisting with face painting or games and working at our craft
The power of God
within you is greater
than the pressure of
troubles around you.
Joe Stowell from
‘Our Daily Bread’
Become a Ministry Partner!
For those who were not able to attend the February 22nd Church Orientation the next one is
scheduled at FBC on May 6th at 7:00 PM.
Upcoming Opportunities
March 22.
Soft Launch
March 29.
Acreage Community Park Easter Egg Hunt
April 5.
9:30 and 11:00 AM
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
9:30 and 11:00 AM
Be Blessed!
Pastor Jim Sims
Photographs contributed by FBC Royal Palm Beach
photographers Dennis Jordan & Gaby Altman
To view additional photos visit Media-photo gallery.
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