Girl Scouts

Girl ScoutsThe Girl Scouts of the United States of America or simply the Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad.

Today they continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

They are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. If you would like to learn more about the Girl Scouts visit their web site.

This troop typically meets the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Check the calendar to verify the times and dates.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

OA is open to everyone. No matter what your problem with food — compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or overexercising — OA has a solution. Would you like to learn more about Overeaters Anonymous visit their web site.

If you would like to visit a meeting come to the church Sundays or Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Montgomery Room.

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. If you wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous visit their website.

If you are concerned with a drinking problem stop by the church where the Attitudes of Gratitude AA Group meets Saturdays at 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm at the Wheaton Center.

There is also a group that meets on Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm in the Fireside Room.

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

Spirit Gifts

WOULD YOU LIKE TO
• spread the work of ministry beyond the “faithful few’’?
• nurture and empower individuals for leadership?
• enable persons to name, claim, and use their spiritual gifts?
• match church members with ministries that fit their gifts?
• help persons to discover God’s direction for their lives?
• increase the enthusiasm and joy of church members?

If these items interest you our Spiritual Gifts classes starting in 2020 are tailored especially for you. $10 per participant covers books and food.
The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, 1/25/20, 9 AM – 4 PM Spiritual Gifts Workshop for FBC Leadership
(to be directed at leaders only;
signup deadline 12/15/19)

Celebrating Lent, Maundy Thursday, and Pentecost through Spiritual Gifts
(church-wide invitation; signup deadline 2/10/20)

Lent 2/26-4/8/2020

Wednesdays 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 7p-8p

Maundy Thursday, 4/9, 7p-8p

BREAK 4/10/20-4/18/20

Internship 4/19/20-5/31/20 “My Gift(s) and
FBC Mission and Vision”

Sundays 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/17, 5/31
(DAY OF PENTECOST AND COMMISSIONING ON 5/31)

BREAK 5/10 for Mother’s Day and 5/25
for Memorial Day Weekend

SpiritGifts is an exciting, community-building experience of discovery and growth that will empower and equip Christians for service and leadership in the local church and beyond. In addition to providing a biblical foundation for understanding spiritual gifts and the importance of every individual’s gifts as a member of the Body of Christ. This program will help persons discover God’s will and direction for their lives as they name, claim and apply their own spiritual gifts. As individuals become actively involved in serving according to their gifts, you will see the work and ministry of the entire congregation grow!

Leader’s Resources include:

• Tips for Leaders
• Bible studies
• Prayers
• Overheads & charts
• Letter to participants
• Spiritual gifts survey
• Teaching/presentation pages
• Reproductions of all partcipant worksheets
• Theme song & other suggested songs
• Biblical & contemporary examples of the gifts
• Covenant & renewal service
• Step-by-step program guides
• Certificate of completion
• and more

Also available: SpiritGifts Participant’s Workbook PATRICIA D. BROWN conducts spiritual nurture and evangelism workshops and is a popular speaker at Icher. As a United Methodist pastor, she has served six churches and has worked as a hospital chaplain She is the author of 365 Affirmations for Hopeful Living, Learning to Lead from Your Spirits Center, and a contributor to 365 Meditations for Mothers of Young Children.

Hugs & Smiles

Missing the hugs and smiles from fellow members? Then share your words of encouragement with us. We are putting together a video to be shared during our worship service. Please send in a picture of yourself or those loved ones with whom you are spending this quarantine time together to Laura Preston by Wednesday, April 29. Photos can include a symbol or item of hope, a pet, a drawing or sign, or simply a wave and a smile. Have fun and get creative. If you know someone who might want to participate but needs a little technical help, please reach out to them. We ask that you follow a few suggestions in submitting your photos:
    1. Landscape view only (hold your phone horizontally please)
    2. Ask someone to take the picture rather than taking a selfie, if possible
    3. Keep your messages short (a word or brief phrase)
    4. Stay close to the camera so we can see you

Click Select File to locate your photo on your device and then click Upload File.

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After clicking upload send us an email below so we have a little info to go along with it!

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MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

OFFERS SERVICE PROJECTS FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES!

Monday, January 20th, 2020

FBCGC marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with the following program:

Gather in Spahr at 9:00 am.  The program will conclude after lunch at 1:30 pm.

Martin Luther King Day will again be a day when we serve as hosts with friends from Church of the Master in a day ON rather than a day OFF. This day of service was started by Kay and Martin Rolfs Massaglia over ten years ago. Let’s keep this great tradition going! In keeping with Dr. Kings’s dream, the churches will work together bridging lines of age, race, gender, socio-economic status, urban/suburban on projects that benefit the church and beyond. We will not only provide service to others but the most important part of the day is the building of relationships. What a rewarding way to build on the legacy of Dr. King toward racial reconciliation and peace.

We have four different service projects that you can volunteer for this year.


Family Promise

This will be a family-friendly project. The group will form carpools to travel to Family Promise, a transitional housing facility for homeless families. This will be a project engaging with families and assisting kids with a craft and activities.

Open to Age 2 to 92

Leader- Carly Marino


Judson Hymn Sing

The group will travel (after forming carpools) to nearby Judson Park to sing favorite old hymns in the nursing care section. No choir experience needed, just come and enjoy singing as we bring a smile to others.

Open to children to all adults

Leader- Gwen Dyer and Liz Gockel


Lunch Bunch/Kairos Cookies

This group will remain at church to prepare a light lunch for all after the service projects and also bake delicious cookies to be used in the Kairos Cookie Ministry. Clean up after lunch as well.

Open to teens to adults

Leader – Ed Szalay


FBC Service Project

This group will spruce up the church by taking care of church pews and other miscellaneous cleaning.

Open to older teens to adults

Leader – TBD

Sign-up sheets are displayed in Swayze Tower or let us know in which project you would like to participate through the form below. Please consider joining us on this special day.

Thanks!
Annette Szalay

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