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The First Baptist Church of Redlands

T A PE S T R Y NOV 2018

Wo v e n To g e t h e r I n L o v e : C o l o s s i a n s 2 : 2

Issue No. 11

GRATITUDE A Message from Pastor Shawn

The month of November is the time each year when we are reminded to think about that for which we are thankful. Gratitude is a powerful thing, especially if we don’t limit it to one holiday a year! We can start with our attitude. If we begin the day thinking about those things, people, circumstances for which we are grateful, it has the power to change how we face the day, how we treat people and how we view the circumstances that come our way. A friend of mine recently suggested on Facebook that instead of reaching for a book or a pill when we wake in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep that we should pray prayers of gratitude. She is much smarter than I and has actually done a fair amount of research on the subject. She said that in various cultures and in different times in history there was this idea called “segmented sleep” where when one would wake in the night it was accepted that it was a time to “check in” with God (Psalm 119:62, “At midnight I rise to praise you…”). She goes further to talk about what actually goes on in the brain when people make this practice of prayers of gratitude and praise their own. My summary of what she wrote is that it is good for us! Diane Butler Bass has written a book called, Grateful: the Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. In it she challenges the reader to go beyond the idea of being grateful though feeling indebted. She talks about a gratitude that is transformational to our lives and the world around us called “gift and response.” She says, “It is an invitation to receive gifts, live more simply, graciously, and freely, attuned to our

own hearts, our neighbors, and the common good. Many of us were taught that it is more blessed to give than to receive, but the truth is that we must first receive in order to give. As a result we choose to care more freely, fully and deeply… practicing gift-and-response gratefulness will empower both personal and social change.” (page xxiv). The call to give thanks is all over scripture. In Philippians 4:4-9 the exhortation to give thanks is mixed in with prayer, rejoicing, setting our hearts and minds on good and noble things and experiencing the “peace of God which surpasses all understanding .” I suspect that if I were to be more intentional about expressing gratitude in my prayers and meditations each day that they would overflow into my attitude and my actions and would even change how I view others. What do you think? I wonder what would happen if a lot of us committed to this intentional gratitude in our lives? What would our church be like and what would be the impact on the people who come and are a part of our church? How would being a church that practices gratitude impact the community? I believe that we could see some transformation. Let us be thankful to God for all that has been given to us. Let it be more than words we share around the dinner table on a particular holiday. Let gratitude for the gifts of God permeate our lives in such a way that we are all transformed. Thanks be to God! Grace and Peace in Christ, Pastor Shawn


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The Tapestry is published monthly by The First Baptist Church of Redlands, 51 West Olive Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373. All material for the Tapestry should be typed and emailed no later than the 10th of each month to tapestry@fbcredlands.org. If you would like to be added or removed from the Tapestry mailing list, please email tapestry@fbcredlands.org. Current and previous Tapestry issues are available in digital format at issuu.com/fbcr.

CO V E R 1 A Message from Pastor Shawn : “Gratitude” 2 Staff and Contents 3 Pastor Nick : “God from God, Light From Light”

M I N I S T RY 4 Music Ministry: “God Came Near” 5 A Prayer to God for Kindness 6 Children’s Ministry

M I S S ION S 7 Worldwide Prayer Concerns: Turkey, Burma/Myanmar, and Indonesia

F E L L O W S HI P

S TA F F Rev. Dr. Shawn Zambrows Senior Pastor shawn@fbcredlands.org Nicholas Quient Associate Pastor nicholas@fbcredlands.org Rev. Cheryl Sneller Director of Children’s Ministry cheryl@fbcredlands.org Richard W. Steffen Minister of Music rwsteffen@gmail.com Linda Gentile Organist Nathan Jones Youth Director youth@fbcredlands.org Angel Florence Office Administrator angel@fbcredlands.org Isa Terrell Communication Specialist isa@fbcredlands.org Richard Colunga Buildings/Grounds

8 Interview with Jackie Williams 9 FBCR in Action

N E WS 10 Church News 11 November Calendar

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CON TAC T S Telephone: 909-793-3289 Web: www.fbcredlands.org Email: admin@fbcredlands.org Office Hours Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


God from God, Light from Light Pastor Nick Quient

“The Son is the light of God’s glory and the imprint of God’s being. He maintains everything with his powerful message.” –Hebrews 1:3a (CEB) I was sitting in my first class in seminary and the professor spent almost the entire three hour period talking about philosophy and metaphysics: so much so that I am certain ninety percent of the class was surfing Facebook. I know I was! Then he stopped and in his rather immaculate British accent he asked, “Why does this matter?” Of course, nobody responded because we weren’t listening and he knew that. He left that curveball hanging in the air and turned back to talking about something I have long since forgotten. Fast-forward to today. As I was walking into church on the first Sunday of this month, I was stopped by Melinda who asked me a really good question. Of course, I have since talked to her in greater depth about this question, but I was struck by the question itself. For me, it is perhaps the single most difficult and yet inspiring question one could ask about the Christian faith.

Though he was in the form of God,        he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit. But he emptied himself         by taking the form of a slave         and by becoming like human beings. When he found himself in the form of a human,          he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,         even death on a cross. Jesus gave up his divine right, his divine privilege, and entered into human existence as a slave. From the heights of heaven to the depths of enslavement, Jesus chose to forsake his corulership at the right hand of the Father. Jesus did not become two people in the incarnation. The Christmas season itself is especially reminiscent of this act where Mary participates in a cosmic-shifting act of redemption by giving birth to the Messiah. In this way, Jesus discovered what it meant to suffer, to be hungry, to know the pain of everyday life, to know what it was like to be human in every way (Hebrews 2:13-15). The Gospel of John in 1:14 says, “The Word became Flesh.” That is, became fully human. God was not diluted in exchanging a piece of humanity for a piece of divinity: rather, Jesus assumed the totality of what it meant to be human, participating in our cup of suffering to the final drop. These are seasons of joy in the life of church here at Redlands, but we also remember the approaching Advent seasons and the suffering of Jesus. As we move into the holiday season I call us to reflect and meditate on what God has done for us and the experience of suffering. One of the most foundational early Christian Creeds is the Nicene Creed and it says this about Jesus:

“How is Jesus both God and human, and what is the ‘hypostatic union?’” In pondering this question, I was struck by numerous bible verses in the New Testament but the one that most surprised me was Hebrews 1:3a, quoted for you above. The Greek noun “being” in Hebrews 1:3 is remarkable in its complexity and significance. It signifies the “essence” of something, and that something is God’s own representation. Jesus was not only the image of God, but Jesus was also fully human and involved in the divine identity of God. The hypostatic union, broadly defined, is the belief that Jesus’s divinity and humanity were not erased or displaced when he was born. We see this sort of thinking in Philippians 2:6-8 (CEB):

By the power of the Holy Spirit He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made human. As we go forth into our world and pursue our vocation of holiness, I hope we remember what God has done for each and every one of us. In between Sunday school before church, Thursday evening dinners, and Tuesday staff meetings, may we be reminded that God became one of us, to glorify us and empower us to do the work of the kingdom. May we be so bold as to remember and live into that calling. In Christ, Pastor Nick

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MINI S T RY

GOD CAME NEAR Richard W. Steffen, Minister of Music

What? How? Why? God came near to Abram. “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants. I will be their God.” (Genesis 17:4-8 NIV) God came near to the Psalmist. “The Lord is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope.” (Psalm 34:18 GNT) And again: “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18 NIV) God came near to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. “Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual. So these men were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace. Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, ‘Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?’ He said, ‘Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.’ ” (Daniel 3:19-25 NIV) God came near to Daniel. “Then men went to King Darius and said to him, ‘Remember, Your Majesty, that according to the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or edict that the king issues can be changed.’ So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, ‘May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!’ At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. He called to Daniel in an anguished voice, ‘Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?’ Daniel answered, ‘My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions, because I was found innocent in his sight.’ ” (Daniel 6:15-22 NIV) The author of James affirms: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8a NASB) How? The author of Hebrews proclaims: “In the past, God spoke through the prophets to our ancestors in many times and many ways. In these final days, though, he spoke

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to us through a Son.” (Hebrews 1:1-2a CEB) And again: “A better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.” (Hebrews 7:19b CEB) And yet again: “Therefore, let’s draw near with a genuine heart with the certainty that our faith gives us.” (Hebrews 10:22 CEB) And why does God come near? Billy Graham says, “God loves you. He loves you so much that he sent Christ into the world to give his life for your salvation.” Ong, C. (2015, July 9). Jesus was God in human flesh, says Billy Graham. [Retrieved from http:// www.christiantoday.com] God came near. This is the title of book by Max Lucado in 2004; it is also the name of the new Christmas cantata written this year that the Worship Choir is practicing to share on Cantata Sunday in December. The words in the narration and the songs in the cantata are based on the Christmas writings by Lucado; the music is from composer Tom Fettke. And it features a blend of new songs, classic texts, and beloved carols. Lucado sets the scene with these words from Chapter 1. “The noise and the bustle began earlier than usual in the village. As night gave way to dawn, people were already on the streets. Vendors were positioning themselves on the corners of the most heavily traveled avenues. Store owners were unlocking the doors to their shops. Children were awakened by the excited barking of the street dogs and the complaints of donkeys pulling carts. The owner of the inn had awakened earlier than most in the town. After all, the inn was full, all the beds taken. Every available mat or blanket had been put to use. Soon all the customers would be stirring and there would be a lot of work to do.” Lucado, M. (2004). God Came Near: God’s Perfect Gift. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. This scene could be set in many large cities in many time periods (except maybe for the donkeys and the mats!) But it’s not. It is Bethlehem. When asked by King Herod where the Messiah was to be born, they told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.’ ” We have more copies of the musical still not assigned. You are invited to join us.


by Pastor Nick Quient

“And is it not incumbent on all that are justified to be ‘zealous of good works?’” –John Wesley, The Scripture Way of Salvation

Loving God, We come before you at this time to reflect upon what is happening in our world. The United States has suffered multiple hurricanes, reflecting untold damage and loss of life. It is during times such as these that we ask for comfort and action on the part of our country for those who are in desperate need. We pray that financial restitution would be made, as untold losses mount and economic instability in the region becomes a reality. Complacency is not an attitude that we are to participate in, and we ask for you to empower us toward remembrance. Remembering who we are and how we are to love our neighbors. We pray for our governing officials in our land, that they would remember their calling to serve. In times of deep tension, racial animosity, and ethical misconduct, we beg you to send your Spirit to our leaders. We pray that they would seek you, and that they would seek the law of love as it relates to service and humbleness. We pray that you, O God, would repair that which has been broken, that which has been lost, and those who have been discarded. We pray for our sisters, our mothers, our friends who have suffered sexual violence and we pray for justice, holy justice, justice that emboldens us to live as a kingdom people. Give us faith to live, as you would have us live. As John Wesley said so eloquently: “faith” as it relates to holy living, “was originally designed by God to re-establish the law of love.” Our love is a faithful love, a love that seeks to honor and cherish our friends and our enemies, seeking to make them whole. May we be zealous for good works, holy works, works that glorify you above all. As Saint John Chrysostom once said, “ O lord, enlighten my heart which evil desires have darkened.” Whether these desires are of anger, pride, or selfishness, Lord please cleanse us from all sin and give us a new heart for your work. For those who are in need of prayer, whether for cancer or pain or the loss of a loved one, we pray for your mercy, O God. You are the great healer, the sustainer of our lives. We pray that you would bring healing and tranquility in these trying times. For those who are sick, we pray in Jesus’ name that you would heal them. In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, amen.

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C HILDR E N’S MINI S T RY

We are updating our child care volunteer notebook for the new church education year. Don’t be surprised if you are asked to update forms. Newer volunteers’ personal references are presently being contacted. Thank you for your ongoing support.

children’s sunday school program

THURSDAY NIGHT DINNERS & CHILDREN’S BIBLE STUDY

The children will be practicing songs for the holidays with

We will continue our “Cars” Bible study theme until the end of

Jonathan, Doris and Richard. Sunday school starts at 9:00 with

the year. Why, you ask? Because we are having so much fun.

childrens’ choir followed by the Bible learning time. Has God

We are learning God’s Word and how to live a life pleasing to

brought to mind a child that would benefit from the care and

God. We have finished one cardboard car and are working on

teaching of a church family like ours? Perhaps you are the

the next one. We have an active and inventive time from 6:45-

vehicle to drive them to our church.

7:45 p.m. age 4 to 5th grade. It is fun to see the children be so gung-ho with their ideas and see that it is okay to adjust and explore.

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY WORSHIP TIME There is infant and toddler care in the nursery/toddler room starting at 8:45 a.m. and running to the end of the service. God’s Kids (ages 4 through 2nd grade) meet upstairs during the worship time starting at 10:15 a.m. and running to the end of the service. There are also special story tellers that are recruited to share a story upstairs with the children. This month it is one of our members from Plymouth Village: Lyla Schultz. For visiting children who do not want to attend the God’s Kids class there is an activity bag at an early childhood level located by the sanctuary’s back double doors in the pink basket.

do it together family opportunities On Thursday night, November 1st, we unveiled “The Colorful Advent Poster Project”. The coloring continues every Thursday night so come and join us. This is how the artists from Illustrated Children’s Ministry described their posters: “we are looking through the lens of Mary’s Song found in Luke 1:46-55. This passage is also known as the Magnificat Prayer ….Mary’s revolutionary and subversive song and prayer …felt like an important message to share.” This is an all ages family church project to prepare for the coming of God’s incarnation. The Agape Dinner is coming on Thursday, Nov. 29th. We will incorporate even our littlest children into this Church family event. There will be no child care that night except for choir rehearsal time.

Junior Disciples (grades 3rd through 5th ) are participants in the worship service. Junior Disciples, please wear your t-shirt or sweater if you are asked to serve. They may also pick up a sermon note activity bag housed in the blue tub by the sanctuary’s double doors.

Young Families continue to meet on Wednesdays at 10:30. Call Kathy Alexander (909-435-9667, bmeelker68@yahoo.com) for the location because they move around to exciting places for the young ones to experience and explore. The group is suitable for parents with babies up through Kindergarten. Blessings, Pastor Cheryl

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MI S S ION S

Worldwide Pray er Concerns

“But recall those earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and persecution, and sometimes being partners with those so treated.” –Hebrews 10:32-33

TURKEY

www.persecution.org (International Christian Concern) Last month, we prayed for the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was imprisoned in Turkey under false charges related to the 2016 coup attempt. Praise God for such a quick answer to prayer! Pastor Brunson, who was from North Carolina before he spent 20 years ministering in Turkey, returned to the United States in mid-October after high level American officials advocated for his release. Christians in Turkey are hopeful that the release of Pastor Brunson is a signal that perhaps the Turkish government will be more respectful towards religious minorities. Pray for God’s continued work in the nation of Turkey.

BURMA/MYANMAR Please continue to pray for our friends in Burma with whom we are exploring the idea of creating a partnership so that they can send teachers over to earn Master’s degrees at the University of Redlands. Pray that God would give us open eyes and open hearts to see the way that His Spirit is opening so that students in Burma can have teachers who are highly trained. Praise God for the example of faith and persistence that our Kachin brothers and sisters have demonstrated, and pray that we too may dream boldly for God’s kingdom.

indonesia

www.internationalministries.org The island of Sulawesi in Indonesia was hit by a 7.5 earthquake followed by a tsunami on September 28. Then on October 3, another part of the island experienced a volcanic eruption. The death toll from these disasters continues to rise, with thousands dead or injured and over 60,000 people displaced from their homes. As part of the relief effort, International Ministries has released $15,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing funds to Transform Aid International, a Baptist partner association in Indonesia. In addition to praying for these immediate relief efforts, pray against the outbreak of disease or other secondary health crises in the wake of the disasters. Pray that relief agencies can get the support they need to adequately respond to the immense need on this island.

- Jonathan Peske If you have information to share about the persecuted church or news from the mission field, please share it with Jonathan Peske.

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F E L L O WS HIP INTERVIEW WITH

Jackie Williams by Ann Smith

Jackie Williams-Reade was born in the U.S. army base hospital in Stuttgart, Germany. She grew up in Missoula, Montana (on the western edge of the state) and spent her summers at family cabins on Flathead Lake (near Glacier National Park). She is an only child. She attended Big Sky High School in Missoula and graduated from the University of Montana with degrees in Business Administration and Communication Studies. She later moved to Seattle, WA and helped start a non-profit for children with cancer. She met her spouse, Dan, in Seattle via the eHarmony web site. Their first date was at a local coffee shop and they were married on June 27, 2009 at Flathead Lake. They moved to North Carolina for Dan’s Master’s degree in Creative Writing and Jackie’s Ph.D. in Medical Family Therapy. Jackie and Dan came to Southern California for Jackie to take a job as a Professor at Loma Linda University. Dan is Episcopalian, and Jackie grew up Evangelical, but later joined the Presbyterian USA church. Neither of them had ever attended a Baptist church before, but were drawn to First Baptist because of the welcoming atmosphere. Jackie’s first memories of church are from times when she stayed overnight with an aunt and uncle who took her to church a couple times a year. She remembers enjoying the crafts and Bible stories at Sunday school. When she was a sophomore in High School, Jackie started to grow apart from her group of friends and felt the need to do something differently in her life. She attended a Youth for Christ meeting at her high school and that is where she began to learn and grow more in her faith. Jackie’s favorite Bible verses come from Ezekiel 37:1-14 where God had the prophet speak to the dry bones and made them come to life. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!    This is what the Sovereign  Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life… Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”  

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She experienced some challenges in her childhood and resonated with these verses as they comforted her that not only could God make the bones live again, He could also breathe new life into her. Her favorite Bible story is of Zacchaeus in the sycamore tree who, when Jesus saw him and forgave him, immediately decided to change his life to live more generously. She is grateful that Jesus sees us and forgives us, and our response is to live our lives differently. Her favorite worship song is called “Surely Goodness and Mercy.” It contains the line “you prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” which reminds her that even when she is surrounded by difficulties, God is still with her. Jackie felt close to God during her childhood, but once in college, began to ask a lot of questions about her faith. She was discouraged to find that many of her friends and mentors began to grow uncomfortable with her continuing questions. She stopped attending church at that time, but ultimately found her way back to a faith community that welcomed her questions. She has found several writers helpful in working out her faith, including: Rachel Held Evans, Brian McLaren, Sarah Bessey, and Lauren Winner. What she has learned through her faith journey is that growing in Christ means not being afraid to ask hard questions. She has come to realize that God can handle her doubts. And her experience tells her that we at Redlands First Baptist Church will support her in living with the questions.


FBCR in

action

Believe Walk to Fight Cancer I OCT. 7

Children’s thursday classes I OCT. 11

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NE WS HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS TO... 2 - Mitchell Carpenter

16 - Jesica Jones

3 - Jennifer Winter

17 - Charles Coggins

5 - Patty Craw

18 - Ray Sohn

5 - Katherine Kluza

19 - Scott Medlin

5 - Debbie Troxel

19 - Keith Niss

7 - Robert Best

19 - Eve Tompkins-Fisher

11 - Caitlynn Brown

21 - Melissa Miller

10 - Toby Morgan

21 - Teri Ferris Ullon

11 - Ethan Brown

26 - Wilt Kishimoto

11 - Paul Hansen

27 - Lindsay Roderick

13 - Olivia Miller

30 - Shawn Zambrows

14 - James Creech Do you have church news, photos, or recipes that you would like to share? Send them over to tapestry@fbcredlands.org by November 15th.

Mary Lee Marelocke

LOCAL OUTREACH HOLIDAY EVENTS THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE It’s the season for giving thanks and celebration. The Local Outreach Commission of FBCR is collecting food for Family Service Thanksgiving meals. The collection will be Nov. 4 and the blessing of the food Nov. 11. The Community Family food collection will be Saturday, Nov. 10, at Family Service. Please sign up as it’s a large collection from the community, and many volunteers are needed. Then head over to Corner Bakery for the Refresh & Renew Fundraiser. It’s Nov. 10, 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Corner Bakery is donating 15% of it’s revenue to Refresh and Renew. FAMILY SERVICE In December, Local Outreach will be adopting a family for Family Service. This is always a joyful event to give and provide for a family at Christmas. We will also have a food basket for the family as an additional gift.

(1/27/18 to 8/15/18) Survived by daughter, Linda Ellis --100 years old Lived in Nebraska 1921 P St. Tekamah, Nebraska 68061

The Local Outreach will continue our collections of food for Family Service and donations for the Refresh & Renew organization. Please keep the wheelbarrow and tub in the Narthex filled with food and hygiene products, respectively. Amazon gift cards should be given to Angel or Cathy Zander. So many people depend on these needs.

402.374.1111

The organizations and the Local Outreach Commission are so appreciative of the support! Thank you.

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Pray for Veterans

Pray for Guidance

8:30 a.m. Nursery/Toddlers 9 a.m. Sunday School Classes 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time 11:45 a.m. Prayer Meeting

8 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Plymouth Village

Pray for Good Health

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8 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Plymouth Village

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Pray for S.S. Classes

Pray for Elections

Pray for Troubled Youth

14 Pray for the F&P Commission

10 a.m. Toddler Play Group

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Wednesday

10 a.m. Toddler Play Group 1 p.m. Miriam Circle

6 - 8 p.m. Dental Clinic 7 p.m. Executive Council, Lounge

Pray for Deliris Carrion

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Pray for Courage

10 a.m. Toddler Play Group 6 p.m. Men’s Fellowship

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27 Pray for Pakistan

6 - 8 p.m. Dental Clinic 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting, Board Room

Dental Clinic

20 Pray for the

6- 8 p.m. Dental Clinic 10 a.m. Toddler Play Group 6:30 p.m. Diaconate, Lounge 7 p.m. Christian Ed, Field Hall Fin. & Prop., Judson Hall Local Outreach, FH SS 1 Worship, Boardroom

Commission

6. - 8 p.m. Dental Clinic 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting, Board Room

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Tuesday

12 Pray for the Diaconate 13 Pray for C.E.

8 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Plymouth Village

Pray for the Choir

Pray for Understanding

8 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Plymouth Village

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Monday

8:45 a.m. Nursery/Toddlers 9 a.m. Sunday School Classes 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time 11:45 a.m. Prayer Meeting

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FBCR Remembers Veterans

8:45 a.m. Nursery/Toddlers 9 a.m. Sunday School Classes 10:15 a.m. Guest Preacher: Dr. Laura Parajon 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time 11:45 a.m. Prayer Meeting

VETERANS DAY

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U of R Display in the Narthex

8:45 a.m. Nursery/Toddlers 9 a.m. Sunday School Classes 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time 11:45 a.m. Prayer Meeting

Pray for Nursery/ Toddlers

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Sunday

See events online at: http://www.fbcredlands.org/upcomingevents.html

Pray for Pastor Nick

Pray for Bolivia

9:00 a.m. Tapestry Team 5:45 p.m. Agape Dinner 6:45 p.m. Classes Worship Ensemble 7:45 p.m. Choir Practice

Laura Parajon

THANKSGIVING OFFICE CLOSED

Pray for Fellowship

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5:45 p.m. Thursday Dinner 6:45 p.m. Classes Worship Ensemble 7:45 p.m. Choir Practice

15 Pray for Local Outreach Commission

5:45 p.m. Thursday Dinner 6:45 p.m. Classes Worship Ensemble 7:45 p.m. Choir Practice

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5:45 p.m. Thursday Dinner 6:45 p.m. Game Night 7:45 p.m. Choir Practice

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Pray for Myanmar

OFFICE CLOSED

Pray for Tolerance

Missions Commission

Pray for Deborah House

Pray for Family Service

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Friday

Pray for Refugees

Pray for Local Missions

Pray for the Broken-Hearted 7:30 a.m. Walking for the Health of It

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7:30 a.m. Walking for the Health of It

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7:30 a.m. Walking for the Health of It 9 a.m. Women’s Bible Study: “My Dear Compromised People”, David’s Corner

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7:30 a.m. Walking for the Health of It

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2018 NOVEMBER Tapestry  

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The November edition of the First Baptist Church of Redland's Tapestry newsletter.

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