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Welcome to

Weekend of March 29 & 30

Our Current Sermon Series:

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FBCG FAMILY

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WE EXTEND A WARM WELCOME to those visiting with us today! Please fill out the attached Connection Card so we can provide any information you would like to receive, and drop the card in the offering plate or at the Welcome Center. The back of the card also offers a place to share prayer requests. We would love to pray for you over any personal concerns. SPRING BREAK DESTINATION - FBCG LIBRARY If you’re in town this week, bring the family and stop in our East Campus library Tues., 9:00 a.m.-noon, or Wed., 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Books, DVDs and audio items are available for all ages. Follow the signs on the lower level. For more information, visit fbcg.com/library or facebook.com/firstbaptistlibrary.

TO BEAUTIFY OUR WORSHIP AREAS during the Easter season, we are accepting donations for flowers. Fill out a form at

the Welcome Desk to designate flowers as a memorial or to honor someone. With your form, give a check and write “Easter Flowers” on the memo line.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE

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REMEMBER TO PRAY for the following people who are experiencing health challenges this week: Bill Boggio, Pastor Roger Crites, Kim McCart and Penny Welch. LIVING THROUGH THE LOSSES OF LIFE, a two hour grief seminar led by Pastor Roger, will be held Sun., Apr. 6,

3:00-5:00 p.m. in the East Campus Chapel. A flyer at the Welcome Center describes the topics to be covered. Register by Apr. 3 at ewise@fbcg.com or call 630.232.7068 x131.

OASIS - Grief Support for Bereaved Mothers provides a safe place for emotional support to process grief. Led by women who have experienced the death of a child, come share your heart in an understanding environment. Oasis meets, Sun., Apr. 6 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the West Campus Glass Room. Contact Kristy at kdesanti@fbcg.com.

FAMILIES OF MILITARY will meet Sun., Apr. 13, at noon in the West Campus Alpha Room. We are a group who meets monthly to pray and support family members who are currently serving in our Armed Forces. Please join us! Contact Peggy Reese at pbreese1@gmail.com or 630.208.7402 for more information. BOOK STUDY FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Join us for a seven week Bible-based book study, Finding

Glory in the Thorns, to look at questions about issues like faith, surrender, and hope. Begins Tues., Apr. 15 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Register: Sally at tohomeschool4him@yahoo.com or call 630.232.7068 x151.

THANK YOU FBCG for your prayers, thoughts, and cards regarding the untimely death of my step son, Walt Oldendorf. Tom

Degenhart; for your prayers, cards and beautiful flowers sent to us at the time of Al’s passing. God bless you. Rose Schuman; for the beautiful flowers for the funeral of Jamie Lynn Neidballa. We appreciate all the prayers throughout her five year battle with cancer. Bob & Joyce Burd

SHOWER INFORMATION visit fbcg.com/about-fbcg/fbcg for information on the wedding shower for Katiebeth Wright and the wedding shower for Diana Duncan.

MINISTRY NEWS

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CHILDREN Join us at fbcg.com/children for more information on Children’s Ministries at FBCG. EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA for families with preschool and elementary children is Sat., Apr. 12, from 9-11:45 a.m. at the West Campus. Sign up to attend or serve online or at either campus. A coordinator for facepainting is needed. Cost: $3 per person. Bring your friends and enjoy an egg hunt, entertainment, the gospel message, refreshments and more.

A COMMUNION WORKSHOP will be held to help prepare families with elementary and middle school students for the services during Holy Week. It is on Tues., Apr. 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Omega room at the West Campus. Register by contacting csarros@fbcg.com.

WEEKEND CHILDREN’S programming is available during all worship services at both campuses for children birth-4th grade. ADVENTURE CLUB does not meet this week due to Spring Break.

STUDENTS Join us at fbcg.com/ministries/students for more information on Student Ministries at FBCG. If you have questions regarding any of our student ministries, please contact Sue Ann Egan at 630.232.7068 x 132 or saegan@fbcg.com.

STUDENT MINISTRIES SERVANT AUCTION is Apr. 13 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the West Campus. Evening events include

a silent and live auction, adult and kid raffles, delicious food for the family, and fun activities for kids of all ages! Funds raised will go to student missions.

56 MINISTRIES (5th & 6th Graders) Meets Sun. at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the West Campus Alpha Room and at 10:45 a.m. in the East Campus Room 201/202. Club 56 meets Wed. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the East Campus Student Center. SOULED OUT (7th & 8th Graders) Meets Sun. at 9:15 a.m. in West Campus Room 103, at 10:45 a.m. in West Campus Room 5 and at 10:45 a.m. in East Campus Room 201/202. D.T.P. (small groups) meets on Sun. 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the West Campus. TREK (9th – 12th Graders) - TREK meets Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in the East Campus Student Center.


MEN Join us at fbcg.com/men for more information on Men’s Ministries at FBCG. SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays in West Campus Room 103. Bill Kabasenche is leading a study of Ephesians. Join us anytime you can for coffee and Christian fellowship. STRONG FATHERS/STRONG DAUGHTERS dads with daughters 8 and older, join us for a 5-week exploration of strategic fatherhood. Sessions are on Saturday mornings in East Campus Room 301 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. and begins Sat., Apr. 5. Register at fbcg.com/ministries/men or call Dave Prost at 630.466.0992. MEN’S PRAYER GROUP meets Tuesday mornings, 6:00-7:00 a.m. in East Campus Room 204. We pray for our families, pastors, staff, church mission trips, youth events, our country’s leaders, etc. Come join us!

WOMEN Join us at fbcg.com/women for information on Women’s Ministries at FBCG. STAMPERS, SCRAPPERS & CRAFTERS! Join us on Fri., April 4, 6:00-11:30 p.m., East Campus, UPSTAIRS IN THE STUDENT CENTER. Enjoy an evening of fellowship, fun and uninterrupted work time. Bring your supplies and a friend; snacks and beverages provided. Contact Nancy O’Connor at 630.992.1213 or fbcgscrap@comcast.net to RSVP. PATCHWORKS Quilting Ministry will meet Wed., Apr. 9, 9:00 a.m.-Noon at the East Campus, Room 201-202. We make

baby quilts for the Crisis Pregnancy Center, Elgin. A straight stitch sewing machine and basic sewing supplies are needed. New style fabric kits provided. Questions? Call Jolene at 630.430.2294 or Betty Lou at 630.377.0884.

SENIOR SINGLE LADIES are invited to join the Forget-Me-Nots for lunch on Wed., Apr. 9 at Noon in the East Campus Canteen. Our program will be Hats Off to You, a look at millinery history from the Chicago Art Institute presented by Fox Valley Art Insights. RSVP to Barb Harris at 630.710.4652 by Mon., Apr. 7.

MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN are invited to Moms Together as Cheryl Pacilio presents From ME to WE: Breaking the

Cycle of Entitlement in our Kids. Join us on Thur., Apr. 10 or 24 from 9:15-11:15 a.m. at our West Campus. To register, stop by the Women's Ministries kiosk or visit fbcg.com/mt

SINGLE MOMS are invited to brunch on Sun., Apr. 13, 10:45 a.m., West Campus, room 8 for a morning “Just Between Us” to discuss relevant topics with other moms. Enjoy a complimentary one-year subscription of the “Just Between Us” magazine designed to equip and encourage women for a life of faith. RSVP to Lorene at lcoffey@fbcg.com by Apr. 10.

ADULT Join us at fbcg.com/adult for more information on Adult Ministries at FBCG. SOLA SCRIPTURA is meeting Sun., Apr. 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the East Campus Student Center! Whether you have been attending Sola Scriptura regularly, or you are a first time guest, Pastor Jeff Frazier welcomes you to join us in our study of the book of Romans.

SERVE THE WORLD

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MISSIONARY OF THE WEEK: Eric and Janet Johnson, Converge, Mexico; Please pray for unity among the church leaders and wisdom as some new leaders are identified and chosen and trained in their church plants. Eric and Janet will be on home assignmen starting in June for a year. They need help in finding housing in the western suburbs or near Rockford. If you know of anyone who would like the Johnson’s to house sit for them, please contact Sylvia Helser at sdhelser@comcast.net.

SPRING BREAK SERVING EVENT COMING SOON! Pack meals for hungry children around the world. Join us at Feed My Starving Children of Aurora for a day of fun and service Mon., Mar. 31. Two shifts available: 12:00-2:00 p.m., 2:30-4:00 p.m. For more information or to sign up, contact Cheryl cpacilio@fbcg.com. WHAT’S COOKING? That depends on you! Can you help support our Student Missions Auction Event on Apr. 13 with your culinary skills? We have a chief cook, just need some extra slicers and dicers. Many hands make light work. How about yours? Contact: cpacilio@fbcg.com. FOOD PANTRY BINS This week the Food Pantry need is Cereal. If you would like to help keep our general stock items filled, pick up a labeled grocery bag located by the donation bins, in the East Campus lobby, or the West Campus north exit. Drop off donations anytime the church campus is open.

GENEROSITY UPDATE

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“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” - 2 Corinthians 9:7

Last Week’s Giving

Mar. to Date Giving

vs. Budget

Year to Date Giving*

vs. Budget $34,922

General Fund †

$54,717

$276,063

$23,959

$2,117,670

Benevolent Fund ¥

$1,796

$15,501

N/A

$99,566

N/A

Serve the World

$1,833

$32,158

N/A

$56,933

-$243,067

Remaining Mortgage *FBCG fiscal year ends 8/31

† General Fund - unrestricted gifts to support our on-going ministries, staff and facilities

¥ Benevolent Fund - gifts restricted for the use of those in need in the church and community For more financial information or alternative ways to give, see our website at fbcg.com/giving

$0 For quick online giving through our website, please feel free to use this QR code


FBCG CONNECTION CARD I AM INTERESTED IN THE FOLLOWING SERVING OPPORTUNITIES:

o Children’s Ministry - csarros@fbcg.com o 5-12 Grades - smoore@fbcg.com o Women’s Ministry - lcoffey@fbcg.com o Welcome Team - jgomoll@fbcg.com o Short Term Missions - kmccart@fbcg.com o Global Missions - bmcevoy@fbcg.com o Local Serving - cpacilio@fbcg.com o Worship Ministries - athomas@fbcg.com o Audio/Visual Ministries - jkruse@fbcg.com o Masters Hands - ewise@fbcg.com o Royal Family Kids Camp - royalfamilykids@fbcg.com o Masterpiece (disabilities) - andrea@firststepstherapy.com

PRAYER NEEDS/COMMENTS

o Confidential/Pastors Only o For the Prayer Team & FBCG Staff o I’d like to speak to a Pastor

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FINALLY.... o My contact information has changed o Please add me to the weekly email newsletter o I would like giving envelopes (you can pick up

temporary envelopes at the Welcome Center)


FBCG CONNECTION CARD Date _______________________________________ o East Campus o 9:15 am (Traditional) o 9:15 am (Worship Café) o 10:45 am o West Campus o Sat. Evening o 9:15 am o 10:45 am

ABOUT YOU Name________________________________________ Birthdate: Month_________Day_______Year_______ Spouse’s Name________________________________ Birthdate: Month_________Day________Year______ Address______________________________________ City, State, Zip________________________________ His Phone _____________________ o Cell o Home His Email ____________________________________ Her Phone_____________________ o Cell o Home Her Email ___________________________________ o Single o Married o Divorced o Widowed

CHILDREN LIVING AT HOME:

(PLEASE GIVE BIRTHDATES OF THOSE 18 AND UNDER) Name____________________________________________ Date of Birth______________________________________ Name____________________________________________ Date of Birth______________________________________ Name ___________________________________________ Date of Birth______________________________________ Name____________________________________________ Date of Birth______________________________________

I AM A: (CHECK APPLICABLE) o First Time Guest o Regular Attender

o Returning Guest o FBCG Member

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS: o I made a first-time decision for Christ today. o I re-committed my life to Christ today. o I would like to talk to a pastor about becoming

a Christian.

I WOULD LIKE MORE INFO (CHECK APPLICABLE) o What This Church Believes o Membership o Baptism o Children’s Ministries

o Infant-K

o 1st -4th Grade

o Student Ministries

Grade: o_ 5th-6th

o 7th-8th o 9th-12th

o Adult Ministries o College o Women o Men o Senior Adult

o Small Groups

o Adult Sunday Classes

o Support and Recovery

PLEASE SEE THE REVERSE SIDE FOR SERVING OPPORTUNITIES, PRAYER REQUESTS AND COMMENTS


Sermon Notes This weekend we begin a new sermon series for the Easter season entitled, Witnesses: Growing in the Power of the Cross. Pastors Brian Coffey and Jeff Frazier will present sermons in the form of first person monologues as they tell stories through the eyes of the Apostles Paul, James, Peter and John. The monologues are based on the truth of God’s word, but creative details have been added to make the presentation more personal.

Holy Week Communion Services (2014) Thursday and Friday Services are Identical Thursday, April 17 – West Campus, 7:00 p.m.* Friday, April 18 – West Campus, 6:00 p.m.* and 8:00 p.m. Easter Services West Campus East Campus Saturday, April 19 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 20 - 8:00 a.m.*, 9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 20 - 8:00 a.m.*, 9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 20 - Worship Café, 9:15 a.m.

*These services will only have childcare for infants – 36 months

Upcoming Sermons Date

Sat. Night/West

Worship Café

East Sanctuary

West Campus

Mar. 29-30

He Set My Heart Free: The Apostle Paul Pastor Jeff Frazier

He Set My Heart Free: The Apostle Paul Pastor Jeff Frazier- Video

He Called Me ‘Brother’: James Pastor Brian Coffey

He Set My Heart Free: The Apostle Paul Pastor Jeff Frazier

Apr. 5-6

He Called Me ‘Brother’: James Pastor Brian Coffey

He Called Me ‘Brother’: James Pastor Brian Coffey- Video

He Set My Heart Free: The Apostle Paul Pastor Jeff Frazier

He Called Me ‘Brother’: James Pastor Brian Coffey

Apr. 12-13

He Taught Me to be a Shepherd: Peter Pastor Jeff Frazier

He Taught Me to be a Shepherd: Peter Pastor Jeff Frazier- Video

He Showed Me the Glory of Heaven: John Pastor Brian Coffey

He Taught Me to be a Shepherd: Peter Pastor Jeff Frazier

Missed a sermon? You can view any of our past sermons on-line at fbcg.com Regular Worship Times: Saturdays at West Campus, 5:00 p.m. Sundays at East Campus, 9:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. (Traditional); 9:15 a.m. (Worship Café) Sundays at West Campus, 9:15 & 10:45 a.m. (Contemporary) East Campus 2300 South Street, Geneva, IL 60134 West Campus 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva, IL 60134 Church Office 232.7068 Fax 232.7092 Hand in Hand Preschool 208.4903 fbcg.com Affiliated with Converge Midwest and Converge Worldwide

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FBCG Bulletin 03.30.14  
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