Weekly Bulletin from January 17, 2016

Winter Life Groups: January – March
Join us for a new season of Life Groups. These are wonderful times of growing in the Word, fellowship, and food. If you want to join a Life Group, please visit the Information Table after the service for the details on each group.

Family Center Tutoring: February 1
We’re starting a semester and are in need of tutors! This is a great way to connect with the West LB community. We offer tutoring Mon – Thurs from 3-5:45 for Kinder – 5th Grades, Mon – Wed from 5:45 – 6:45 for 6th – 12th Grades, and Art Class Friday from 3 – 5:30. Email Emily for more info at: emily@folcov.org.

Winter Members Meeting: February 7
FOL members, join us for our quarterly FOL Members’ meeting before the service at 9 am in the Cafeteria on February 7th.

Baptism Class: February 21
We will be holding a baptism class after the service on Sunday, February 21st for anyone interested in being baptized. Please sign up at the Info Table.

Baby Dedication Pastoral Meeting: February 22
Pastor John will be meeting with parents who want to dedicate their child or children to the Lord on Monday, February 22. The time and location of this meeting are TBA.

FOL Turns 9! Feb 14
Save the date for our special Anniversary service celebrating 9 years! If you have any FOL photos from this past year that you’d like to submit for the slide show, please email them to Topher at topherk@gmail.com.

Family Sunday Potluck on January 31
Our first Family Sunday potluck of the year is on the January 31. Sign ups will be next Sunday but if you’d like to sign up today, come to the Info Table after the service.

Weekly Events

  • We meet for prayer on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Nursery.
  • Youth Group: HS students meet on Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:30pm, and JH students meet on Fridays from 7–9:00 p.m. at the Family Center.

Family Camp Update

IMG_2493There is nothing like Family Camp to help us refocus on Jesus and to appreciate His steadfast love. From the weather to the quantity of meat at the dinner table, God provided for us abundantly!

Family Camp was our largest one to date with more than 210 people, including 84 kids. We’re grateful for Mrs. Carolyn Green (Keva’s mom) and the teams from UC Riverside and Long Beach State who assisted her with the K-5 ministry and served our families.

Here’s a snapshot of God’s amazing work:

  • Judy Peterson’s offered timely and encouraging preaching during four sessions. She exhorted us to be family to each other, love others as God loves us, and live out our call to be bright and shining lamps in this generation.
  • Marcos Flores ministered to FOL with words from the Lord, exhortations, and encouragements. His “prophetic office hours” allowed many people to meet with him and receive prayer.
  • The FOL Youth had an amazing game of capture the flag with a large group of kids from 5th grade to high school.
  • We celebrated the first anniversary of 5000 Pies and we were truly amazed to reflect on God’s goodness and provision over the last year.

I am so grateful for what the Lord Jesus has done in our midst. May the Lord help us to remember and celebrate all that He has done.

In Jesus,

Pastor John

SAVE THE DATE: FOL Family Camp, September 23-25, 2016. We have an amazing speaker that you will not want to miss.