Dear FBC Friend,

July Fourth is the day we celebrate our nation's independence and we give thanks for our freedoms
: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Norman Rockwell's freedom series was a great reminder of the value and cost of those freedoms during the early days of World War II. The United States of America was founded on biblical principles of justice, equality, and freedom. But the most important freedom we can find is spiritual freedom - freedom from sin and death. Only Jesus Christ offers that. As we celebrate our freedoms, remind your family that God is the true source of freedom, peace, and hope.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
John 8:36 ESV

Collections: Four Freedoms - Norman Rockwell Museum - The Home for American  Illustration
Our Quarterly Ministry & Business Meeting is July 27th. 
ALL members should plan to be there to hear about the great things the Lord is doing in and through our church. One important item for approval will be the Central Christian Academy budget for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. You can pick up the reports on the Sunday before the meeting (July 24) to be prepared.

  • Faithful giving is 5% above this time a year ago
  • Thanks to all who serve faithfully as ministry leaders and volunteers at FBC
  • Welcome our newest member: Sean Raynor
  • Baptism service on July 24
Prayer Requests:
  • Summer S.S. Teacher subs needed for children's classes (see Holly Jones)
  • Three new teachers for CCA in the Fall - Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary
  • Meeting our giving budget to carry out planned ministries and facilities improvements ($10,000 behind YTD)
  • New opportunities to love our community
The Crown & The Cross
The life of Jesus Christ and the Gospel is presented in a different way in each of the four Gospel books. Mark wanted people to see Jesus as the promised Messiah, the rightful king, worthy of all honor and praise. He also made sure readers saw the purpose of Jesus' going to the cross to complete God's master work of redemption.  You can read Mark chapters 10 and 11 to be prepared or watch some of the past sermons on our website.

Sunday Worship
Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in person or online. You can find the service on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. Be sure to like and subscribe so you will be notified when new content is available.
Sunday School & Bible Studies at 11 am

, meeting in the Fellowship Hall.Gospel TreasonSunday School and Adult Bible classes gather at 11 am following the morning worship service. In addition to children's and middle & high school classes, we have two adult Bible studies this summer. Cindi Massaro is leading the Ladies class through a study on prayer. Jake Porpiglia starts a brand-new class on July 17 called

Kid's Church - Children don't want to miss Kid's church on Sunday mornings during the worship service. Kids from Kindergarten to Grade 4 are dismissed before the message and meet in the children's classroom on the lower level. Talk to Holly Jones if you are interested in teaching or helping in any of these areas.

Growth Groups
Do you want to grow deeper in your faith and want to get to know more people? Try out a Growth Group!

With several locations and different days and times, there is a place for you. Pick one of our groups this month and go check it out. Growth Groups meet in the homes of our church members. We enjoy eating and talking together; a time of bible study or sermon discussion; and a time of prayer. You will get to know people on a deeper level, build more friendships, and benefit from the encouragement. 

Youth Group
Our youth group (grades 6-12) gathers on Sunday mornings for Bible study and fun together. Our students also get together for Youth Group on some Friday nights each month or special Saturday events. If you would like to host a monthly youth group event at your home or you would like to help contribute snacks and supplies please contact the church office.

Missions of the Month
Our missions focus for the month of July is Life's Key with director Tim Priano. Tim was here on June 26 to share some major shifts in the way the ministry will deliver bible studies in the future. Please be in prayer and let Tim know you care

Central Christian Academy Update
CCA is our biggest outreach ministry to serve our local community. We need several new teachers for the fall. If you know of anyone who loves the Lord and might be interested, please direct them to the CCA website.  Praise God for this ministry to our local community!

Need Help?
Are you struggling financially? If you need of help contact one of our deacons or the church office. If you need help navigating Facebook or YouTube just ask for help. Our monthly Deacons Fund offering is designated for this compassion ministry. You can give on Communion Sunday or any time by designating "Deacons Fund" on your gift.

Get behind our Mission: Worship. Grow. Share.

Please stay faithful in prayer and giving so we can continue to provide for our staff, missionaries and on-going ministries. You can give online through PayPal, Faith Life Giving, or mail in your offering. Contact the church office if you need assistance using PayPal or the Faith Life on-line giving.

In Christ,

Pastor Mark Massaro

P.S. Will you pray for one or two people you can bring to church with you on a Sunday morning or Growth Group? How can you encourage someone else to take one step towards salvation or towards maturity in Christ?

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Special Events in JULY
Regular Church Events & Info

Weekly Worship Service – Sundays at 9:30 am

Sunday School & Bible Studies - Sundays at 11 am

Our worship service begins at 9:30 am. But we are also continuing to live stream the service on-line via our church Facebook page and our YouTube channel. The message is also posted each week as audio and video files on our website.

If you are having any trouble with connecting to these sites please contact the church office for help.

Wednesday morning Bible studies are on hold until further notice. Join us Monday nights or come to a Growth Group.
Prayer Meeting Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
We are meeting together for prayer in the Fellowship Hall (down the ramp on the lower level).
Pastor Mark Massaro and Cindi Massaro are both available if you or someone you care about needs counseling help from God's Word. Click the image above for more information or contact the church office to set up a time to meet.
Try the FBC Digital Bulletin available through Faithlife. After creating an account, you will see the weekly announcements, sermon notes, and Scripture right on your phone or tablet during the worship service.
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