FBCP June 2018 Newsletter
Thoughts from Pastor Sam
Living Sacrifice not “Burnt Out” Offering
In Romans 12:1 Paul urges the believers in Rome to “Present your bodies as living sacrifices.” Sometimes instead of a “living sacrifices” we end up more like “burnt out” offerings because instead of offering ourselves to the Lord for Him to do with as He pleases we instead offer our money, time, talents or skills and we are offended when they are not appreciated. If we bring any other offering to the Lord without first offering ourselves as He directed us, not only do we open ourselves up to failed expectations but our offering will not be acceptable to the Lord. As Christians (followers of Christ) we have been redeemed by His blood and made right with God the Father by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. We have His Spirit living in us and enjoy the benefits of His mercy and Love. It is only reasonable that we should present ourselves to Christ as a “living sacrifice.” When we do this we are acknowledging His control over our lives and surrendering to His will. This is an acceptable offering to the Lord because it is to His glory and He can then work out His will through us. The Holy Spirit then gives us power to do the good works that He has prepared for us to do (Eph 2:10).
Yard Sale - June 8 & 9
Time: 8 - 3 in FLC
We will be setting up tables on Tuesday, June 5th at 9 AM. You can drop off your donations after 9 AM Tues-Thurs (the sooner, the better!) We need donations and people to help with setup, sorting and pricing all week. There is a signup sheet in the Atrium which helps us know how much help we will have - or just show up any day during the week. We will also need help on sale days, Friday and Saturday. Thanks to each one who has already volunteered! You are greatly appreciated.
Also, the Youth will have a Car Wash on Friday, the 8th in the parking lot. Possibly on Saturday as well.....
YOU CAN HELP ON YARD SALE WITH:
Clothes and Linens - (please wash before you bring your items
We also ACCEPT; garden items, glassware, tableware, games, pretty much anything you are not using that is in working order with this exception:
We DO NOT accept old TV’s, non-working electrical items, and underwear.
YOU CAN HELP WITH:
SETTING up tables on Tuesday, June 5th at 9:00 AM.
SORTING & PRICING on Tues. - Thursday, June 5-7
SELLING on Friday and Saturday,
CLEAN-UP on Saturday.
For info Call Beverly at 530-877-3532
Tuesday Morning Bible Study: We have completed our study and will be taking a summer break. Look for new study beginning mid-September.
Vacation Bible School - June 18-22 9-12 PM
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 NIV
VBS starts in 2 weeks. Praise the Lord for the opportunity to reach the children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ for Salvation & Discipleship.
I am laying out our needs. First, we need you. We are in a battle for lives! Our VBS follows the Discover America Tour and precedes summer. We need you. First & foremost we need prayer partners.
Second, We need volunteers for registration, guides to assist our campers, youth & adults to help with assembly opening & closing, an adult to head up the mission & memory verse portion, setup team, take down team, and those who would like to help create our decorations.
Third, we need supplies which are listed below, your Sunday bulletin and at the Welcome Center in the Atrium.
Vacation Bible School
FBCP offers VBS to our community without charging any fee – but it does cost! You can help us keep the cost down by donating various items we will need. Please examine the list and donate whatever you can.
Assorted colored cardstock
Electric Tape (1 roll per table)
Painter’s Tape (1 roll per table)
Plastic drinking straws (about 200)
Duct Tape (1 roll)
Sturdy, water-resistant foam plates (about 100)
Marbles (about 50)
Tea Lights (w/battery)
Empty Paper Towel Rolls
Small Empty Water Bottles
Empty Clear 2-Liter Soda Bottles
Hot Dogs (Not buns)
8oz Water Bottles (small)
Chips – Variety of Individual Packages
Grapes (purple & green)
Yellow Cheese Sticks
Stick Pretzels (2 packages)
Without you, this opportunity for a child(ren) may be lost. I know every team member grows in their faith as they serve the Lord as this is His ministry and we are His vessels.
This cannot happen without you. Please contact me through the office at 877-3532.
May the Lord bless you as you serve Him.
In His Service
Glen and Rita Chapman - Glen is back in Kikongo and their Internet access has been restored by a visiting MAF pilot, who also brought a visiting Missionary.
Shawn, Dee, and Pari Collins - In a May 25 post on Facebook, Deaf Bible Society highlights Shawn Collins:
'This week on "Meet the Team," we would like to introduce you to our Chameleon Project Manager, Shawn Collins.
"In Isaiah 43 the Lord talks about making a pathway through the wilderness and bringing rivers to the dry wasteland. I compare this to how He is enabling Deaf Bible Society and its partners to bring the Good News of His word to the languages of sign around the world. Historically God has always been creating and innovating to build His kingdom. Seeing how He is using technology today to break through barriers and share scripture in a visual language is inspiring. He didn't bring Deaf Bible Society together to start a project. He did it to finish a project."'
Dee shared an interesting article about misconceptions that hearing people may have about sign language:
Ed and Miriam Noyes - Miriam has a leading roll in organizing Summer Bible Camps in the Vanga area, about 300 miles east of Kinshasa. This has involved hundreds of children from several churches. Miriam comments (on Facebook) that there were seven camps last year and they hope to have six this year. For more details see:
Upward International Schools - For online information see: http://upwardinternationalschools.net
Upward International carries on an international ministry of establishing schools, including existing work in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, plus work developing in Kenya. There is a need for more teachers both in Malaysia and in Kenya.
Around the World - Spirit of Martyrdom encourages us to pray for Muslims during Ramadan, which runs May 15 through June 14 this year. During Ramadan Muslims fast during daylight hours, pray and seek a connection to or message from Allah, and read the Qur'an. There is a great deal about Jesus (Isa) in the Qur'an, and God often reveals himself to Muslims in dreams. Pray that God will reveal Himself to Muslims during Ramadan!
Mike Robinson for Missions
"Decision America Tour"
Dr. Franklin Graham’s “Decision America” California Tour Sunday evening 7:30 PM at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico.
IMPORTANT! Be sure to bring chairs, blankets, etc. for a comfortable experience at the fairgrounds!
Youth Car Wash - Same day as the Yard Sale, June 8 (possibly Sat. June 9 as well) 8 - 3 PM
The pantry is in dire need of grocery bags (paper and plastic). They also need small to medium boxes. Thank you!
Remember the Pantry is closed on the first Wednesday of the month, open all other Wednesdays. The church website has the schedule posted - along with lots of other information! Check it out...
Jesus Focus Groups
FBCP is starting several new home-based fellowships called Jesus Focus Groups. They will be structured around the concept of reaping Gal. 6:6-9
Our first Jesus Focus Group meets on Thursday evenings at 6 PM at Eileen
Lesher’s home, led by Jerry and Elta Jaeger.
A second group, Cool Cats for Christ, will begin on Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 PM. Brent and Jill Hedman will be hosting and teaching in their home in Magalia. If you have any questions, please contact Brent or Jill.
You can also talk to Pastor Sam 877-3532 about either of these groups.
New Sunday Adult Bible Study
A new study begins Sunday, June 3rd at 9:00 AM in Room 2. Brent Hedman will be teaching a study on the twelve tribes of Israel. Each Sunday we will study one tribe and its importance to the overall Biblical narrative. It will be a fun experience and help you build a good spiritual foundation in the Lord.
Care Net Blessing Bottles are in the Atrium. If you would like to donate to Care Net Pregnancy Center in Paradise, take a bottle (or 2), fill with change/currency and return to the church by Father’s Day, June 17th.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
1 H Eiland
12 Diane Lung
15 Heidi Lung
20 Lorraine Muhlbaier
23 Heather Walker
1 Malachai Walker
5 Mike Robinson
25 Juanita Grevalsky
July 5 Jerry & Sally Bogner
July 17 Tom & Carolyn
New Bible Study!
Paradise Common Threads Knit Together Bible Study will have their first meeting this Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 PM in the Prayer Room. Bring your fiber craft and your Bible. For more information talk with Heather Walker.