Sunday morning at 9:30 am we share insights from the Bible and our life's experiences. So, we can better understand our world, ourselves, and our relationship with our God.
Afterward at 10:45 am we gather for worship and rejoice in the presence of the LORD
Our purpose is to serve our community sharing with each other the love of our glorious God and savior Jesus Christ!
This is an exciting time in the life of our church . We are "on the move" and we can't wait to see the many wonderful places God will be taking us. Expect to see FBC stepping out to enrich our community through emphasizing shared living, individual improvement, and a focus on family that creates trust and safety by loving our community through sharing the compassion of Jesus Christ.
FBC wants to earn the opportunity to change how you view the Church. We aren't better than anybody else. We make lots of mistakes still our vision is to love God by serving others and earning the opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No hidden agendas. We're just looking for friends who don't mind sharing life together in an open and honest way.
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During this time of uncertainty and social distancing we encourage you not forget your "Tithes and Offerings". Many options are available to help you satisfy this service to God: 1) drop your Tithe in P.O. Box 187 at the Plano Post Office. 2) Mail in your Tithe to 116 N. Hale St. Plano, Il 60545 3) Bring your Tithe the next time your at church. 4) Click the "Donate Now" button and send your Tithe electronically. Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Encouragement is such a wonderful thing, it brings hope, and gives to those in need a sense that everything is going to work out alright. It should be recognized those giving encouragement are a unique and special breed of people. I say this because they; even though they might not think so, are sacrificial people. I know it doesn’t take a lot to put your arm around a friend and say “hey, God is in control, things will work out, you’ll see.” But it does take effort and sincerity and concern. It takes what Philippians 2 talks about when Paul say: “If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.”
Although it is easy to love those who love you, it is not so easy to love those you find offensive, or who have a different opinion than yours. But according to Paul that doesn’t matter. What matters is that we have and share the type of love Jesus has for us. A love that illuminates “even while we were yet sinners Christ died for us”, the type of love that demonstrates “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
So why should the Church indulge in anything but loving one another, being fervent encouragers, and selfless followers of Christ? It shouldn’t! But why does it? Why does the church act as if the love of Christ doesn’t matter. Maybe it is because the church has so many who don’t really know Christ, or maybe those that do know Christ aren’t really sure of what He has done for them. One of the great sayings of the church is that we are “sinners saved by grace.” This is a stallworth truth, but this statement is past tense. If we are sinners saved by grace (in the past) what are we now? We are examples of the love Jesus shows through the great love which he has loved us. The next time you see someone in need, whether you like them or not, remember this, and share some of what Jesus has shared with you.
"Encountering the Story" 9:30 am Sunday morning
"Journey Kids" 9:30 am Sunday
"Loving God through Worship" service at 10:45 am
"Cults: A Historical Reflection" Wednesday 7:00 pm
"The Never-ending Story: Touring the Gospels" Thurs 10-11:00 am
Love God...Serve Others...Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ
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Due to Covid 19 we will canceling all of our on going events until at least April 30th. We feel this is best for everyone. We will be using Zoom for our Cults classes on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. We will also be posting an invite for a daily devotional everyday at noon, as well as Touring the Gospel Thursdays at 7: pm. Sunday Service will be Zoomed and on at 10 am. We miss seeing everyone and hope that you stay safe and healthy. We are praying for everyone's heath and hope you will do the same!!
FBC will be renewing our Cults class 4/6/2020 at 7:00 pm. This class will be held on Zoom in a Video-Chat platform. If you are intereste...
We invite you to join us as many times as you are able for a Devotional and Prayer time Monday, Tuesday, Friday , and Saturday at 12 pm
Join us as we probe the Gospels to reveal the real Jesus. Our journey will be to look at the Gospels as 4 boxes of puzzle pieces needing to...
A different kind of blog providing a forum for discussing sensitive issues of a personal nature. This sensitive, safe, and frank exchange is meant to be healing . Our perspective is faith based but don't let that stop you from joining in. As long as the discussion is respectful and clean we encourage a honest exchange. There will be moments of edginess and raw emotion. The goal of this blog is that it will be helpful to anyone going through deep changes.