January 2016 church newsletter

Upcoming Events:

Jan 12 (Tues) – Elders Meeting – 6 PM at the church

Jan 17 – Annual Congregational Meeting after the worship service

Jan 24 – Installation of Officers and Elders during the worship service

Feb 13 (Sat) – 7 a.m. – Christian Sisters Fundraiser on the square in Fayetteville – raffle, bake sale, breakfast tacos, country store (see below)

March ?? (Sat) – Spring Synodical Committee meeting 9 AM – Hus Encampment, Caldwell

April 30 (Sat) – Christian Sisters Union Convention – Ocker Brethren Church


Words to Live by: From the older and wiser generation.

  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  2. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
  4. When you say, “I love you,” mean it.
  5. When you say “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.
  6. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
  7. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  8. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

Ben and I want to thank everyone for their gifts this past Christmas Season. Your thoughtfulness, generosity and especially your prayers are greatly appreciated. May God bless each of you with a most happy New Year! Pastor Kay

Prayer Concerns: See list in church or call for concerns.

Church news:

Congregational Meeting Jan 17Please make plans to stay after the worship service; we will be electing elders for 2016 and annual reports will be given. Those interested in running for Church Elder and/or convention delegate should contact Joe Ripple. The deadline to have your name on the ballot is Sunday, Jan 3. Nominations will also be accepted at the meeting on Jan 17. This year, we will be electing 4 Elders to the board to serve 2-year terms. There are no term limits. To be eligible for the Board of Elders you must be at least 21 years of age and he or she must be an active member of the Church for at least one year and be in good standing.

From the Elders: Plans will be announced soon for the 4-church fellowship that will be held at Nelsonville Brethren Church. There will be a worship and praise service followed by a meal. Everyone is invited to attend. We will gather with our fellow Brethren from Nelsonville, Wesley and Industry! Come enjoy the fellowship! As always, if you have any comments, concerns or suggestions please let the Elders know.

The Christian Sisters’ Society: The Christian Sisters’ are selling raffle tickets; if you would like to buy some, please contact any of the members. All raffle tickets sold need to be turned in to Liz. The drawing will be held at the Fundraiser on Saturday, February 13 at the Old Fire Station on the square in Fayetteville. Beginning at 7 a.m. breakfast tacos will be sold. There will also be a bake sale and country store. Members and friends are asked to bring your baked items to the fire station on Saturday by 7 a.m. If you have something for the country store, you may bring it to the church before Sunday, Feb 7. New and homemade items are being accepted. A worksheet will be in the foyer for volunteers to sign up to help set up on Friday (Feb 12) and to work on Saturday morning.

The next meeting will be announced. At this meeting, an election will be held for President and Vice-President (2016-2018) and for a delegate to attend the Christian Sisters Union Convention on April 30 at Ocker Brethren Church. If you would like to join the Christian Sisters’ Society, please contact Margaret Michalsky or Liz Ripple. Dues are $20 and are payable until January 24.

Collecting Supplies for the Military: Everyone is asked to collect the following items that will be sent from our church to an individual serving in the military: Non-aerosol deodorant, non-aerosol bug spray, flea collars, baby wipes, razors, Visine, hand sanitizer, sinus/allergy medicine, Advil, Tylenol, lip balm and foot care products. Snacks are always good. No candy or snacks that will melt in the heat over there. Personal size packets of tissue, band aids, instant drink mixes, q-tips, pens, paper, envelopes, seeds/nuts, trail mix, disposable cameras, batteries sizes AA, AAA, C and D and LETTER/CARDS of Encouragement. Smaller sizes are easier to ship and for individuals to carry. Please put your donations in the box in the church entryway. Questions? – please contact Pauline Ott.

Church Cookbooks & Plates – Church cookbook – $20.00 donation of which all proceeds go to the building fund. Commemorative church plate – $25.00 donation. If you would like to purchase either of these, please contact Liz Ripple. If you would like to have it shipped to you, please send the purchase price plus $5.00 for cookbooks / $6 for plates for shipping and handling to FBC, PO Box 11, Fayetteville Texas 78940.

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