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Getting Control of Your Ministry Hebrews 6:1-12

  • Maurice L. Drumm’s Graveside Service will be this Saturday at 11:00 am.  Location: Novelty Cemetery, Duvall, WA.  Everyone is welcome to join the family.
  • A memorial service for Mort Anderson will be this Sunday at 1:30pm at the Sultan Baptist Church.  All are welcome.
  • Awana ministry training on Wednesday, August 16th at 6:30pm.  Please be sure to join us if you are planning to be an Awana volunteer or want more information on being a volunteer.

Last Sunday we had MANY sign up for our Core Responsibilities for our first 12 weeks, thank you to all who did.  We still have some holes.  Be sure to stop by the table this Sunday and sign up for your spots.


It is also time for people to sign-up online to be a volunteer in Awana.  This is the greatest ongoing ministry and outreach that we have in our Church and for our community.  Reaching children and young families is what we have invested our ministry in here at FBC.  Everyone should consider what ministry they have to others and many should consider this as an opportunity to be obedient to fulfill “the Great Commission”.  You can also register your child(ren) to participate in Awana at www.fbcmonroe.org.


Join us this Saturday as we hike to Hope Lake. It is about 1.5 miles each way with an elevation gain of about 1200 feet. If the group is interested, it is an additional .5 mile and 200 feet of elevation to Mig Lake. Huckleberries will probably be available along the way and swimming is definitely an option at either lake. Call or email to let me know you plan to join us. We will meet at the Gold Bar Park & Ride (on the right as you reach town) at 9 AM. Be sure and bring plenty of water and lunch. Look for the FBC sign at the park & ride where we will meet.  Carol Hurley 360-793-2942 (home) 425-941-7993 (cell the morning of) squirrelys@juno.com.  Watch for the next hike in September to Lake Susan Jane near Stevens Pass. This pretty little lake in on the Pacific Crest Trail


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. August 15th, 22nd Lake Tye


If you are involved in any of our kid’s ministries, we want to strongly encourage you to attend our two-hour training event with Thana Packard, Minister of Children and Families at Calvary Baptist Church, Renton.  Thana will come along side all of us and give us tips and tricks on how to better serve our kids and parents in ministry through:

  • Learning styles
  • Discipline
  • How to teach well
  • Caring for parents
  • Safety
  • Ways to encourage
  • Much more!

Join us Sunday, August 20th right after service! This is for all adults AND youth serving in our Awana, Sunday School and Worship Time Care. If you serve with kids, come to this training.  Lunch will be served to training attendees at noon but you must RSVP to Kelly. Thank you!


We are also asking if you are leading/teaching in any area of children’s ministry to please attend our CPR Training course we will be having here on Sunday, September 17th from 1-4pm.This will allow you to be CPR Certified and is FREE.  We only have 20 spots available so please RSVP to Kelly as soon as possible so we can reserve a spot.  Lunch will be served to CPR Trainees at noon.  If you need to get your first aid certification as well, that is also being offered on Tuesday, September 19th at 1pm.  Cost is $50.00 for your certification.  Must sign up with Kelly.


Our Fall Church Schedule will begin on Sunday, September 10.  We have quite a few things planned for that Sunday:

  • “Farewell to Summer BBQ” here. We will provide the meat.  Please plan to bring a side dish to share with the masses.
  • “Annual High Attendance” Sunday where we really make a big push to get everyone to Church that day!!
  • Sunday School/Discipleship Hour starts up again at 9:15am.  Discipleship classes being offered beginning September 10th are:

 The Apostles’ Creed Teacher Pastor Tracy G.

What words would you use to describe your faith in Christ if you had never studied the Scriptures deeply or did not even know how to read? This 12-week class will use video and class discussion to rediscover the Biblical roots in a creed recited by the earliest Christians to declare their faith, even in the face of death.

The Working Class Teacher Christian C.

The average worker spends more time working than doing any other activity. Even more than sleeping. In this class, we will explore the leadership characteristics of God/Jesus and discover how to become better leaders by following that example. We will discuss deep leadership concepts from prominent secular authors and see how they have discovered what the Bible already teaches and how to apply these ideas at work, and at home. Finally, through sharing our personal experiences at work, we will develop fellowship with one another and discover that we are not alone in our struggles and that when we come together we can overcome the world.

Wisdom for Mothers Teacher Gini S.

12 week video based class that helps you understand what the Bible says about marriage and parenting. We will work together through the priorities of a woman’s life, look at our relationships in order of importance and what makes those relationships work the way God designed them to function. We will look at a woman’s relationship with God, her husband, her children and her work and ministry.  Workbook is $15

Song of Solomon: God’s best for love, marriage, sex and romance Teachers Rick & Kim R.

We all have passion and a yearning for intimacy. God designed us this way.  Whether you are single or married, how you handle your romantic relationships will change you-for better or for worse. But God did not create these desires in us without also giving us the owner’s manual for relationships. In fact, He gave us an entire book of the Bible which deals with all aspects of love, marriage, sex and romance. It’s called the Song of  Solomon. This 12 week study will be filled with a video, looking at God’s Word, and great discussion.  Workbook is $9.00.

The Christian Survival Kit Teacher Mike B.

New believers class and also  a class for those wanting training in a program that would give them tools to use in evangelization and/or have Godly tools to work with new believers outside of church.