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“The Gospel Story Must Be Told” Romans 10:8-15

  • As a reminder we begin our break this Sunday from our Sunday School/Discipleship classes.
  • VBS meeting right after service in the chapel this Sunday.
  • Next Sunday June 18th we will begin our fun fellowship time at 945am with each staff member hosting. Come enjoy some breakfast and get to know your church family.
  • Are you a prayer warrior? Did you know we have a prayer group that meets every Monday at 10am to pray over the needs of our church family?  Come down and join each Monday!

The next Adventure Club hike is scheduled for Saturday, June 10th to Barclay Lake.  Let’s meet at the Gold Bar Park and Ride lot (on the right across from the gas station/market) at 9 AM.  The hike is near Baring and is only about 1 1/2 miles each way and is pretty easy – a good hike for kids. E-mail or call to let me know you plan to come. We look forward to enjoying the woods and lake together. Carol 360-793-2942 or squirrelys@juno.com. A Northwest Forest Pass required at the trail head.


We have a lot of stuff going on around here, and there are some important events/dates that we want to make sure that you have so that you can get them on your calendar.  So, here it goes:

  • We will be kicking off our Summer Church Schedule on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18.  Our Summer Church Schedule goes for 12 weeks.  For those 12 weeks we will not be having our Sunday School/Discipleship Classes at 9:15.  We will, of course, continue to have Church at 10:30am every Sunday morning, as usual.
  • Even though we will not be having Discipleship classes at 9:15 on Sundays, we will have morning fellowships hosted by the office staff on Sunday mornings starting around 9:45.  We started this last year and it was fun for us all to get to Church a few minutes early and have some refreshments and visit and get to know each other a little better.  Each of us in the office will take turns each Sunday hosting the fellowship and offering some fun games or different “get to know” you activities.
  • Vacation Bible School (VBS) is July 10-14 from 9:30am-12:00pm daily.  This is always a HUGE event for us and we need all hands on deck, PLEASE!! We need everyone!!  We are signing up volunteers NOW.  You can volunteer online or let Gini know as soon as possible so that she can get you plugged in.  We will also be having our Friday night picnic at 6:00pm where we invite all the families to come in and watch their kids perform and then we eat a lot of food.  We will need a lot of help with the evening event as well, what a great way to help with VBS if you are not available during the week!
  • Our Fall Church Schedule will begin on Sunday, September 10.   We have quite a few things planned for that Sunday:
    • That is our “Annual High Attendance” Sunday where we really make a big push to get everyone to Church that day!!  Get ready to start inviting people to get back into the School swing.
    • We will start back with our Sunday School/Discipleship classes that day!!  This is three 12-week trimesters of classes with breaks in between.
  • Our plan is to have our Trimesters scheduled early this year so that everyone can plan for all of the various/many adult classes that we will be offering.  Tracy will be leading this effort for us and will be mobilizing all the teachers, classes, and volunteers to make this our best year of discipleship for all ages.
  • We will continue with our Core Responsibilities initiative that we started last year which asks every able adult to take turns in serving in the ministry to our children.  We must always remember that if we do not provide excellent care and ministry for our children, then we will not be able to provide ministry to the parent’s because they won’t be able to be here.  We must care for our kids during the Sunday school hour, during Church, and during Awana for our volunteers with kids.
  • We will also be having our Church wide picnic that day called “Farewell to Summer BBQ”.  We will have a lot of people here that day and it will be a great day to celebrate and have some fun getting back into the swing of Fall.
  • Awana training will be on Wednesday, August 16th from 630-8:00pm.  Mark your calendars and be sure to attend.  Preregistration will be on Wednesday, September 6.   Awana will begin that next week on Wednesday, September 13.  I encourage everyone to really pray and consider getting involved in this HUGE ministry that we have to all of these kids and their families.  The impact we are having is eternal.
  • Finally, we have many other ministries (Women’s, Men’s, Youth, etch) and events that will be continuing through the summer and some ministries that will be making adjustments to their schedules.  Stay tuned for announcements for all of those ministries that you are a part of or interested in.


The Men’s Thursday Bible Study will be breaking for the summer.  See you in September!


Our Tuesday Women’s Study will be meeting at Lake Tye by the playground at 7:00.  We will walk around the lake and have a prayer time afterwards.

June 13th, 20th, and 27th– Lake Tye

July 11th, 18th, and 25th – Lake Tye

August 8th, 15th, 22nd– Lake Tye

Our Women’s Prayer time (6:00-7:00)and Bible Study will begin again a the church on September 12th.


  • Vacation Bible School:  Sign up as a volunteer and/or your kids at www.fbcmonroe.org.  Spots are filling up!


Our “Outreach Sunday” is coming up on June 18th.We have set aside the 3rd Sunday of every month to be purposeful in our focus in reaching the lost and those without a church family.

Please be sure to begin praying about who you can invite to church on the 18th that we can not only bless with the Gospel but also bless by helping them with a household utility bill.

Some requirements are:

  • We will pay up to $100 towards a utility bill
  • Bill must be in the name of the person that attends church with ID verifying they live at that household
  • Person must not attend another church
  • Bill must be brought in on the 18th for a payment to be issued
  • This must be this person’s first time attending FBC Monroe
  • Your mission’s team will be in the chapel right after service on the 18th ready for your special person to come by.