November 2017 Newsletter

A Word from Lynda House:

Thank you all for the great welcome I received last Sunday. I appreciate all the kind and encouraging words that were given.

I hope you all enjoyed the great Bible studies that took place during our Faith and Grace studies this last month. I attended the study entitled “When God Doesn’t Fix It”…and boy there were so many great take aways from this study. While there were so many great nuggets of faith to digest, the one that made the biggest impression with me was this statement: As people of faith, we place our trust not in God’s willingness to change our circumstances, but to simply trust in God himself. That can be a difficult thing to remember; especially when you are going through the thick of something you wish He would not only change but a change in the way you would like it to be. We will continue our studies in the spring so be on the lookout for that information as we start the new year.

Our leadership teams will begin meeting in the next several weeks regarding our 2018 events. I would like to encourage you to email me with any ideas of outreach within our church and our community that is on your heart. I can’t guaranty that we will make all of them happen, but we can certainly discuss and work towards as many as we can.

Lastly, please stop by our ministry table if you are interested in donating to the Henderson family. We as a church have been ministering to this family these last several weeks since hurricane Harvey demolished their house about the same time as this family’s son was seriously injured during a football game. As a church, we have demonstrated God’s love and it has been reported that they are overwhelmed with this outpouring of love. They are not believers, so we are hoping this will make the impact that is needed for them to look to the great provider for their spiritual needs.

Thank you,
Lynda


Faith bible fellowships logo A word from Shellynne Wucher:

FAITH Bible study groups have just finished our powerful study “When God Doesn’t Fix it”.  This short 6 week study was packed with life transforming truth. I think our minds and hearts are still grasping the impact God’s Word has had on                                  us in the area of the purpose of our suffering and trusting Him in the midst of it.
If you arewhen God doesn't fix it struggling to cope with the trials and suffering in your life, or know someone who is, I highly recommend this study (or even the book by the same name).
 As we studied the lives of Abraham, Daniel, David, Joseph, a blind man and more we discovered some hard hitting truths about suffering. Here are just a few of our highlights:
  • “The question isn’t whether our lives will turn out like the glorious plans we’ve made. The question is how we will respond when they don’t.”
  • “God’s plan for your life is about the journeythe processthe relationship of faith that is built with every shaky step.”
  • “As people of faith, we place our trust not in God’s willingness to change our circumstances. We place our trust in God in Himself.”
  • He puts us in the furnace to burn off the greed, the impatience, the unkindness, the anger, the bitterness, the hatred, the lust, and the selfishness. For most of us, that’s a lifetime process. But in the end, the image of Jesus is formed in us.
  • When we respond to suffering well, we, in a practical way, demonstrate to the unbelieving world that Christ is more glorious and precious to us than any pain and difficulty we might endure.
  • “I no longer believe that trials are a curse. Trials are an opportunity. They are an invitation to do good works to glorify our Father in heaven, to transform our lives from the inside out, and to drive us into the arms and footsteps of Jesus.”
  • God’s power is displayed through our broken story. Living out our faith despite our struggles is what shines hopes to others.

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A Word from Staci Townes:

 Grace is finishing up our study this fall  “Proven” by Jennie Allen. Through Jesus’s example in book of John and Jennie’s teaching we are learning about taking risk, being vulnerable, hproven2ope, and overcoming fear. The relationships developed through discussion are such blessings and demonstrate growth in Him.

We are planning to have one large “pot luck style”wrap on November 12th at 6:45pm where all the groups will meet up and share how God has moved over the course of the study. Everyone is welcome to come and learn more. Please message me for more information and details. 

It is never to late to join us. Please check out this link (http://whoozin.com/DM7-7EW-JWK4)  for more information on the study or contact me if you would like to join a group. 

Praying for each one of you this week!

Our Grace Fellowships are women coming together in small home groups for the purpose of reaching the lost and encouraging the saved through practical bible study. 


A Word from Katie Cox :

We are having a Christmas Craft Fellowship night on Friday, December 8th at 7 pm in the fellowship hall. We will have hot cocoa, desserts, and lots of fun and fellowship. Dana, with Dana K Creative, will be hosting our craft night and walking us through how to make beautiful Christmas signs that will make for a great Christmas gift for a friend or something you will proudly display in your own home (because it will be very hard to part with). The cost is $25 and all supplies will be provided. We will have a sign up online and at the women’s table coming very soon. Be on the lookout on our Facebook page for more details. We will also be displaying some of the beautiful signs at the women’s table in the weeks to come, so stop by to see them and to sign up! 


Scripture Writing Plans for November

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October Newsletter

It's Fall Y'all

We are thrilled to announce that Lynda House will be leading our Sister to Sister Ministry at FBC Plyndaflugerville.  We hope you will pray for her and our entire Ministry as she follows God’s call to serve.   Lynda  became of member of FBC Pflugerville with her husband in 2011 and has lived in Pflugerville since 1999. She has been married to her husband, Rob, for 31 years and have raised 3 sons together, Robby, Joshua and Blake.  She has been active with service in children’s Sunday school, vacation bible school and Awana for over 30 years. She and Rob met while serving in Awana and driving church buses at their church in Amarillo, Texas where they met.

A word from Lynda…

I knew of Jesus and began memorizing God’s word at a very young age through the guidance of my father and grandmother and the many years of Sunday school and VBS; however I accepted Jesus as my personal savior and became a Christ follower on May 12, 1978.   I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the women of First Baptist Church in this new role. I look forward to serving with this team and will continue to bring the women of our church together in study, fun and fellowship while reaching out to our community. 

Lynda House- Women’s Ministry Coordinator


A word from Katie…Harvey Help1

First off, thank you! Just a few weeks back we asked for help in assisting FBC Rockport and FBC Refugio who were in, and still are in, great need due to the devastations left by Hurricane Harvey. I am still blown away with all those who brought items just days after our announcement. We’ve collected anywhere from diapers to cleaning supplies to $5,400 in cash and gift card donations. So thank you all for truly being the hands and feet of Jesus! We plan to share more stories about the churches once we get the donations to them. 

As for future events, mark your calendars for Friday, December 8th. We will be having a night of fellowship with hot cocoa and desserts while making a craft.  And I promise, even if you aren’t crafty, you will be able to do this craft and will have fun while doing it. More details to come later, but go ahead and pencil it on your calendar because you will not want to miss it!                                 

  Katie Cox – Special Events Leader


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A word from Shellynne…

Our FAITH Bible study of “When God Doesn’t Fix It” is off to a tremendous start! We have a great group at both our Thursday evening and Friday morning study. God when God doesn't fix itis moving in our small groups as we discuss the week’s study and pray together. And the video and large group time has hammered some truth into our souls.

 

Have you considered how it is absolutely essential that we understand just how BAD the bad news of sin is, if we are going to fully understand the incredible good news of the gospel and the hope we have in Jesus? We have learned that we should not be surprised by trouble – John 16:33. And that our best made plans may not be God’s plan at all. Will we submit ourselves to His plans?

In our FAITH study…“We don’t just read the Scriptures for some tips on living or a spiritual pep talk. We submit ourselves to the Scriptures, asking God to use his Word to transform our lives.” (Laura Story) There is still time to join us for the transforming work of God in our midst!

Shellynne Wucher – Faith Bible Fellowship Leader


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A Word from Staci…proven2

Grace is in full swing this fall with  “Proven” by Jennie Allen. Small groups of women are meeting on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Friday mornings digging into God’s word and relationships with each other growing us closer to Truth! 

It is never to late to join us. Please check out this link (http://whoozin.com/DM7-7EW-JWK4)  for more information on the study or contact me if you would like to join a group. 

 Praying for each one of you this week!

Staci Towns- Grace Bible Fellowship Leader


October Scripture Writing Plan:  Prayer

Thank you www.swtblessings.com for providing these plans for us to use each month.

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