September Newsletter

Fall Bible Studies begin week of Sept 17

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 An Update from Staci:

“You don’t have anything to prove.
Too many of us walk through life feeling as if we don’t measure up. We always seem to thirst for more. We think if we could only work harder or be better, we could be enough. But the truth is, we will never be enough.  And thankfully, we don’t have to be.”

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This small group study will be held in homes around our area. Sign ups have begun for  Find us to sign up outside the sanctuary of the church or sign up online HERE!


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Update from Shellynne:

When God Doesn’t Fix It

 Learning to Walk in God’s Plans Instead of Our Own

 Worship Leader and recording artist Laura Story (who won a Grammy for her song “Blessings”) helps us understand we aren’t the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith, and shows how despite their flaws and flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways.
And it was not because of their faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God.
God may not fix everything.
In fact, although your situation might not ever change or get better,  with Jesus YOU can.
This study is held at our FBC campus on Thursday evenings or Friday mornings.   Sign up at our table  or contact Shellynne Wucher

 Update from Katie:

September is here, and while I’m excited that Fall is right around the corner (which means pumpkin everything :)), I’m also very saddened by the recent devastations from 21248379_1224654424347577_6906470977953765298_oHurricane Harvey knowing that many of those people affected, some being family and friends, will be completing starting over. So while the rest of us are preparing excitedly for the holidays, they will be slowly putting back together their homes and community. So if you’re wondering what it is you can do to help right here in our community and church, we will be collecting donations to help those directly affected from Hurricane Harvey. Here is a list of items that can be donated and dropped off at the Sister to Sister tableHarvey Releif Needs

  • FBC Refugio have also asked for art supplies for the children of their church.  If you have some of these items around your house or would like to purchase them, please consider donating what you can. Let’s not just talk about being the hands and feet of Jesus and actually start doing it.

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:10-11

On a brighter note, I enjoyed our night of fellowship in August and am very grateful for those of you who showed up and brought all that yummy food!

We talked briefly about IF:Table and experienced a small glimpse of it by eating together in small groups and sharing our stories and answering questions about our faith and community. If you’d like to start an IF:Table at your home or want more information about what it is, you can visit this site (https://www.ifgathering.com/new-to-the-table) for more information or stop by the Sister to Sister table. Here’s a brief explanation about what it entails.

“A place to gather women and share a simple meal and dive deep with people over real stories and Christ centered conversations. A time for a whole lot of laughter – and maybe a few tears – but time spent that leaves us with glad hearts. Full hearts. Grateful hearts.” And a huge thanks to some of the Sister to Sister team, Melody, Kim, Staci, Shellynne, Tiffany, Terri, and Debbie for all your help in pulling off this event!

Lastly, if you’d like to offer some input into future events, please consider filling out our survey HERE stop by the Sister to Sister table where we will also have copies available.

Be on the lookout for future details on exciting events to come.


Scripture Writing Plan:  JOY

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