Monday's Moments
July 24, 2017, 12:45 PM

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Monday’s Moments…

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matt 28:18-20

It’s kinda quiet and lonely around the church office today since VBS is over and behind us… now that the dust has settled a bit, I want to say thank you for all who served, gave, loved, and prayed for our VBS.  Because of so many who helped, VBS at FBC was a tremendous success, and we trust our Lord was pleased and the Kingdom has seen increase. 

We had 14 children make professions of faith, and we’ll be following up with them and their families in the next few weeks.  God blessed us with over 100 kids and adults participating in last week’s VBS.

Speaking of follow-up… We’ll be asking our adult Sunday School classes to help us personally contact each VBS family to thank them for allowing their kids to be with us at VBS, and to also invite them to attend S.S. and Worship at FBC if they don’t already have a church home.  These families will be our mission field for the next few weeks as we attempt to connect them with the Lord, and the family of FBC.  If each class will take a few families, we can make this task manageable while we personally and corporately practice the Great Commission of Christ (Matthew 28:18-20).

Yesterday (Sunday) was filled with some confusion, curiosity, and wonderful celebration as our VBS kiddos led our worship at FBC, just right after the power came back on from Saturday nights storm.  We were getting a little concerned with no A/C, Lights, Sound, or Video… but God once again provided and help us all with our “perspective” of blessings and conveniences.   We had many visitors and VBS guests in attendance.  Afterwards we had many go through our new preschool facility as we dedicated it with prayer and thanksgiving for all He has provided, and the people who gave so much of their time, talent, and resources to make this new ministry happen.  I am so proud and pleased with our folks and the “vision of ministry” that they have worked so hard to fulfill.

Tonight (Tuesday) we will have a Community Open House at 6:00pm to officially open the doors of “Sonshine Preschool and Daycare” to our community.  Free Hotdogs will be served, and folks will be able to tour the new facility.  Please stop by and grab a hotdog and visit if you get a chance.  Don’t forget, this new preschool facility also comes with a handicap family restroom for any of our folks to use on Sunday mornings as needed!

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Herb Generaux, Pat Barrows, Ted & Juanita, Larry Shelley, Jim & Diana, Wayden Sparks (VBS child having operation in Chicago), Eli Arnold (Tonsils being removed on Wednesday), Mindi’s Dad – Mike, Pat Barrows, LouAnn’s Sister – Deb
  • FBC Family – Several still without power and A/C, Preschool Open House, Ongoing FBC summer ministries and faithfulness.
  • Homebound – Dena Dinwiddie, Joann Miles, Cathy Bishop, Joyce Brammer, Judy & Jerry Buttress

Servin’ HIM Together,

Doug Schildknecht

July 17, 2017, 2:08 PM

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Monday’s Moments…

We had a tremendously good and smooth beginning to our VBS Kick-off at FBC today!  We appreciate all or our workers and prayer partners and thank you in advance for your continued prayers for our VBS ministry.  Today’s opening numbers were: 55 kids, and 37 workers for a grand opening day total of 92 – Thank you Jesus!

You’ll want to make plans to be here this coming Sunday for our VBS Family Day and picnic (indoors of course), as we listen and learn from the kids what has been caught and taught at VBS this week.  Afterwards we will be dedicating our new Preschool addition as it was exactly one year ago we broke ground during the 2016 VBS Family Sunday.  God has tremendously blessed us with workers and volunteers to have this beautiful new facility open and available to our church and community.  So, please come and join us as we celebrate the Lord and ALL his goodness!

Speaking of opening our new preschool… The Buckner Chamber of Commerce along with our FBC Preschool Board is hosting a ribbon cutting and open house next Monday, July 24th at 6:00pm.  There will be snacks and tours available for our new facility to introduce this new ministry to our community.

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Pam Smith, Jerry Buttress, Jim & Diana Tanis, Herb Genereaux, Pat Borrows, Larry Shelley, Ted & Juanita Taylor, Betty Johnson
  • Homebound – Cathy Bishop, Dena Dinwiddie, Jerry & Judy Buttress, JoAnn Miles, Joyce Brammer
  • FBC Family – Those traveling on vacation
  • FBC Ministries – VBS and Family follow up, Preschool, Sunday School inreach/outreach, Summer faithfulness and finances.

Let’s be Galactic Starveyor’s together  - “The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” (Psalm 19:1)


Doug Schildknecht

June 26, 2017, 2:44 PM

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Monday’s Moments…

“Love must be sincere,  hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Be devoted to on another in love…” (Romans 12:9-10)

Things are really gearing up for a couple busy weeks ahead at FBC… Today’s scripture verse is a good reminder that while we may be busy doing church, we must remain busy and vigilant in being the church – Loving others, and loving God.  That being said, here are some of the things going on at FBC:

  • Summer Kid’s Feed begins this Wednesday – providing free breakfast and lunch for all kids in our community, adults are welcome to eat as well for a minimal charge of $2.80.
  • This coming Sunday will be our Patriotic 4th of July Sunday.  We’ll have some special guest here joining us in worship, and I’ll be preaching a message on “Biblical Patriotism”.  You may be surprised at some of the rich biblical heritage and symbols we have as citizens of The United States of America.  Wear your red, white & blue, and join us for a worship as we thank our Lord for His freedom and provision this Sunday at FBC!
  • Please keep our Preschool construction and completion in your prayers, we are seeing so many good things happening as we near the end of our construction phase, as well as the wonderful stories of some of our preschool kiddo’s and their families.  I am so thankful for such wonderful teachers, leaders, workers, and helpers that have been involved with this project.  As Jesus’ words reminded us yesterday in worship… it is imperative that we minister to all ages as eternal life is at stake… theirs as well as ours!  Check out Mark 9:33-50 to read what Jesus said about eternal life, and how He illustrated this with a lesson about a child.  (Or, check out our FBC website to listen to last Sunday’s message…
  • Our upcoming VBS workers meeting will be on Sunday, July 9th right after morning worship.  If you have signed up to help, or are still thinking about being involved with this summer’s VBS program, please make every effort to be there to get the latest instructions and information.  Call the church office if you need additional details.

It's great to have our students back home from Youth Camp… Thank you for praying for them, and supporting them in this life-changing summer experience.  Over the next few weeks we hope to share some of their stories, and see some video highlights from their week at camp. 

Speaking of the young…Our “Young at Heart” Senior Adults are working on another day-trip this fall to Jamesport, MO.  These are always great and fun times together!  Touch base with Marly for more details and invite another Senior Adult to come along! 

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Juanita Taylor, Jim & Diana Tanis, Johnnie Landes, Herb Genereaux, Bev & Richard Thibault, Kendall Maples
  • Homebound – Joyce Brammer, Dena Dinwiddie, Judy & Jerry, Cathy Bishop, Joann Miles
  • FBC – Preschool Completion, Inspections, and Move-In.  VBS Workers and Programming, Summer Faithfulness

Let our love be sincere, Let us hate what is evil, Let’s cling to what is good, Let’s be devoted to one another!

Servin’ Him Together!

Doug Schildknecht

June 19, 2017, 2:24 PM

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday’s Moments…

“Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming”  (1 Peter 1:13)

Although this was not the text for yesterday’s Father’s Day (WD-40) Challenge, it certainly reminds us of the important of standing firm, and being watchful and aware, as we raise our children and guard our homes with Christ-likeness.  Continue to pray for our FBC families as we teach and train our kids, together.  We all need the encouragement in staying alert and diligent as we anticipate the glory or our Lord’s return.

Yesterday was such a blessing to see families bringing their dad’s to church… we had a few visitors, and Justin and his boys did a great job with their song as they reminded us about having a hunger for God, and a Soul on Fire.

If you forgot the outline for our Father’s Day WD-40 lesson, here is the simple version:

  1. Stops Squeaks – Don’t Exasperate or Annoy, Instead train up a child.  Eph. 6:4
  2. Removes & Protects – Stand Firm, 1 Cor. 16:13-14
  3. Loosens Rusted Parts – Practice Loving Relationships and Patience (It’s never to late to start, and it may take time)
  4. Frees Sticky Mechanisms – The Practical & Purposeful Power of Prayer
  5. Drives Out Moisture – Resist the Devil, Come near to God, Be alert and aware of what we allow into our hearts and homes.

Quote: “What a man IS, is determined by what he DOES” - Unknown

Good News… We just received notice that our students have arrived safely at Youth Camp at John Brown University in Arkansas!   Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers this week that God may work in and through their lives and commitment to Christ as well as each other.  They will return home Friday evening.  We’ll look forward to hearing their stories!

VBS is right around the corner, July 17-21!  We are still in need of some workers and supplies, but especially in need of prayer warriors.  VBS is always one of our greatest opportunities to connect with children and their families in our community.  It will be an exciting time as the Summer Feed will be going on, Our Preschool opening, and VBS all working simultaneously together.  I’m sure there will be a few hiccups, but we pray for patience and purpose as we represent Jesus in a collaborative effort to our community!

Our VBS and Sunday School Block Party will kick-off VBS with our annual S.S. Tailgate Competition on Sunday, July 16th from 5:00-7:00pm.  All S.S. class are invited to come and be part of the fun, fellowship, and games, as we provide the food and connections for our visiting neighbors.  We will also be doing a community prayer walk and distribute VBS flyers throughout our neighborhoods on Wednesday evening July 12.  We will be taking our normal prayer meeting time and going outside of our sanctuary walls to walk and pray for our community.  Come walk, drive, and pray as we promote our upcoming VBS – Galactic Starveyors!

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Jim & Diana Tanis, Herb Generaux, Johnnie Landes, Cecile Lee Hertzberg, Juanita Taylor, JoAnn Drummond
  • Homebound – Buttress’s, Cathy Bishop, Dena Dinwiddie, Joann Miles, Joyce Brammer
  • FBC – Students at Youth Camp, Preschool Construction/Completion, VBS Workers & Enrollment

Join us this Sunday as we continue to look at the “Red Letter’s”.  This is a series of Jesus’ life and teachable moments that apply to us still today.  This Sunday we will be listening to what Jesus had to say about Heaven and Hell… Jesus taught about the Love of God, but also about the judgment of God and eternal consequences.  Hope to see you Sunday at FBC – A Place to Belong!

This Summer – Be friendly & faithful, Because we are forgiven!

You are loved,

Doug Schildknecht