Lovings Hands Ministry

Our Commission: 

I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty
and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger
and you received me in your homes.

(Matt 25:35 GNB) 

Time Flies

How time flies! It’s hard to believe that on October 6 at 6pm in the Auditorium, we will be celebrating our 5th annual “Concert for Cans" event. The Loving Hands Ministry has become a significant ministry at FBC by serving many families in need throughout the year, with a specific focus on meeting the needs of families in our community around the holidays. Loving Hands continues to collaborate with Kirchgater School each year in assisting families that are referred to us by their teachers. This ministry creates yet another opportunity for our church to bear witness to the faithfulness of Jesus. We are planting seeds in lives that the Holy Spirit can grow, cultivate, and produce at any time. I love that this ministry affords all who wish to participate the opportunity to love on, and touch lives in the most basic of ways, “providing food assistance.

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Concert4Cans webpage Email Sharon Sorrentino Click here to register online!

Worship Arts

Announcements

TECHNOLOGY VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Would you like to be involved in work that gives you a feeling of meaning and purpose? Maybe even a place where you can feel like you’re making a difference? Our worship technology team is expanding and there is a place for you! Sign up for the next training class at the Worship Arts Kiosk. Don’t forget, you can always come and watch before you decide if the job is a fit!

  • Presentation (Slides) Software Training | Tuesday, March 18 | 6:30-7:30pm
  • Lighting System Training | Thursday, March 20 | 6-7:30pm

Contact: Jimmy Babb
jbabb@fbceg.org or ext. 103

USHER VOLUNTEER DINNER

If you are currently serving as an usher or are interested in finding out more about the Usher Ministry, you are invited to attend a dinner on Monday, March 24 at 6:30pm in the Atrium. Please sign up in the Usher room at the back of the Auditorium. Ushers serve a vital role in our services each and we invite you to come and join this wonderful team. 

Contact: Karen Nowlan
knowlan@fbceg.org or ext. 109

SPECTRUM COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR

If contemporary worship music is your passion and feeds your soul, the “Spectrum Community Gospel Choir is for you. This group meets every Sunday at 11am-noon in Rm. D-5. The Spectrum Community Gospel Choir leads in the 9:30am service once a month and all vocal skills are welcomed.

Contact: Jeff Carnie 
jcarnie@fbceg.org or ext. 129

FBC SANCTUARY CHOIR and ORCHESTRA

Calling all Singers! How often have you sat in the congregation with your heart full of love for the Lord, singing at the top of your voice. FBC has the place for you! The Sanctuary Choir meets every Sunday afternoon, from2-3:30pm in Rm. A-1. No experience is necessary. So ignore that little voice in the back of your mind that says “I’m not good enough.” God says you are, and invites you to come use your gift and passion for music and sing with the Sanctuary Choir. Contact Sandra at sstillwell@fbceg.org or ext. 118 for more information.

And for those of you who play an instrument, the FBC ORCHESTRA rehearses at 3pm in the Auditorium. Come and serve the Lord through music. No audition is necessary, although instrumental competency will need to be demonstrated. Call Sandra at sstillwell@fbceg.org or ext. 118 for more information.

HANDBELL CHOIR

Did you know that FBC is one of the only churches in the area to have a five-octave bell choir? If you have any musical experience, ringing the bells is an exciting way to serve the Lord through music. Classes are now being offered to help you explore your musical expertise with the bells. Please sign up by contacting Sandra at sstillwell@fbceg.org or ext. 118.


Worship Arts Contacts:

Worship Pastor: Joel Neufeld | jneufeld@fbceg.org | ext. 134
Worship Pastor: Jeff Carnie | jcarnie@fbceg.org | ext. 129
Producer: Karen Nowlan | knowlan@fbceg.org | ext. 109
Admin: Sandra Stillwell | sstillwell@fbceg.org | ext. 118

Worship Arts Philosophies

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About Worship Arts @ FBC

"Developing fully devoted followers of Christ through Worship and the Arts."

Philosophy: Connecting people to Christ in Spirit and in Truth
”God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in the Spirit and in truth” (John 4:24)

We strive to make this connection through 3 different avenues:  

Fellowship - Connecting with the People of God (People to People)
By working to strengthen the community with and between Christ-followers, the connection to God is realized. (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:12-13). The New Testament calls it koinonia, which is characterized by a sense of partnership, participation, mutual contribution and sharing. In all of our endeavors we seek to build fellowship throughout our ministry's groups and the church.

Proclamation - Connecting with the Word of God (God to People)
In proclamation people are connected with the Bible. The Bible is the written revelation of God, Himself to humanity. Through the story of Christ and the truths disclosed in the Bible, people come to know and understand God better (1 Corinthians 1:18; Hebrews 4:12). Kerygma is one word that the New Testament uses to refer to this kind of proclamation. It originates with God and shows, teaches, calls people to remembrance, faith and conversion or calls them to discipleship. It declares the Gospel revealed. To make this kind of proclamation through the arts is our priority.

Worship - Connecting with the Spirit of God (People to God)

Worship continues to be a term with a multiplicity of definitions. But, almost every definition embraces some form of response or action directed to God. Two New Testament words that encapsulate the definition of worship are proskeneu and leitourgia(John 4:24; Romans 12:1), and they are defined by such actions as bowing, praying and praise. Adoration and seeking or waiting upon God also play a significant role as people direct their responses to God. In addition, the observance of the ordinances in obedience to God’s instruction, as well, characterizes this sense of worship. When the arts serve to connect the heart-felt response of individuals or groups to the Spirit of their creator, worship takes place. This is one goal of the Worship and Arts Ministry.