Dear FBC Friend,

Snow is once again covering the ground and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We celebrate the coming or advent of Jesus Christ the Messiah this month. I hope you will you join us each week for the lighting of the Advent candles, the singing of old familiar favorite carols, and a sermon series about God's faithful promises of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. Our Christmas Eve candlelit service is a perfect way to set your hearts and thoughts above. There are many more special Christmas fellowship and worship opportunities as we Worship, Grow, and Share with one another and our community. Visit for more information.


Operation Christmas Child
We gave and collected enough to fill 89 shoeboxes this year. Special thank you to Julie Czyzewski for heading up this important ministry.

Share God's Love this Season

Bring in new or gently used mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, jackets to help those in need in our community. There is a collection box in the lobby. This is a wonderful way to SHARE God's love in a tangible way.

Growth Groups
Each of our Growth Groups will have a special Christmas Cookie Night to enjoy fellowship and share your favorite Christmas cookies with others. Bring a dozen or more cookies (homemade or store bought) and go home with a nice variety from others.

Pick at least 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. 

Central Christian Academy Update
CCA is our biggest on-going outreach ministry to serve our community. If you would like to help the school grow and reach more families - please give generously to our annual giving drive. We are still looking for a second grade teacher. Our principal, Cindi Massaro, is teaching the class and doing double duty as administrator. If you know of anyone who loves the Lord and might be interested, please direct them to the school website. We are celebrating CCA's fortieth anniversary this year with the biggest enrollment yet - over 70 students! Praise God for this ministry to our local community!

Sunday Worship
Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in person or online. This month will be filled with special music and the joy of Christmas. Be sure to arrive before 9:30 for the lighting of the advent candles by a different family each week.
Sunday School & Bible Studies at 11 am
Sunday 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 three adult classes. Cindi Massaro is leading the Ladies class in studies from the book of Ruth. Rich Bartkowiak is leading an adult study about Heaven. Pastor Thayne Bodenmiller is teaching Fundamentals of the Faith.

Kid's Church - Children really enjoy Kid's church on Sunday mornings during the worship service. Children from Kindergarten to Grade 4 are dismissed before the message and meet in the children's classroom on the lower level. There is room for distancing and no community snacks will be shared. Talk to Linda Guy if you are interested in teaching or helping in any of these areas.

Youth Group
Our youth group (grades 6-12) gathers on Sunday mornings for Bible study and fun together. Our students also get together for special events each month. 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.

Special Business Meeting - December 15

Every December we have a special business meeting to vote on the church budget for the following year. If you are a member, you made a commitment to be involved in the ministries of the church - this includes the important duty of voting. Please join us Wednesday evening, December 15 at 6:30 pm for our Prayer Meeting service which will include the budget vote. We need a quorum of members for all budget votes. The proposed budget will be available at the Welcome Center a week before the meeting. Please take time to review it before the meeting.

Missionary of the Month

Our missions focus for the month are our retired missionaries. This year's extra Thanksgiving and Christmas offerings will be sent to these faithful servants as an encouragement and blessing.

Worship online if you can't attend in-person.
You can join us online every Sunday on Facebook or YouTube for our our weekly worship services. If you need help with connecting please contact a deacon or call the church office. The service will be available after the service on those same places, plus it will be uploaded to our website on the sermons page.

Need Help?
Are you struggling financially? If you need of help with picking up groceries or prescriptions contact a deacon or the church office. If you need help navigating Facebook or YouTube just ask for help. Reach out to your neighbors and offer the same. Let them know you are praying for them. Our monthly Deacons Fund offering is designated for this compassion ministry.

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 weekly. Contact the church office if you need financial assistance or help using PayPal or 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 December
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.

Our Women's Bible Study will be studying the book of Ruth on Sunday mornings at 11 am.
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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