FBC News


Posted Friday, June 12, 2020

June Newsletter


Dear Church,

 Praise God Faith Bible Church is now open for services!  We were thrilled last week when 70% of our average attendance were present.  The church was cleaned, sanitized, ready for use, and the chairs were arranged for social distancing.  There was meaningful worship, practical teaching, wonderful fellowship, and the kickoff of the children’s program.  If you were unable to attend, please join us this week.

 The Coronavirus has been the headlines for the last two months, but we must not let it steal the headlines from Jesus Christ.  The unrest caused by the tragic death of George Floyd must not take away from the peace that Jesus Christ offers.  We are still trying to understand what the new normal will be.  Change is difficult so this month our series will be EMBRACING CHANGE.  Our study will come from the book of Acts, which transitions from the Life of Christ in the Gospels, to the development of the church in the Epistles.  The Saturday night service as well as Sunday morning will focus on Embracing Change to help us cope with our present culture.  Please pray for these Saturdays and Sundays, invite your friends, come, and expect a blessing!

 

JUNE:  SERIES:  EMBRACING CHANGE

            06        (Sat.)  “No Whining”

            07        “Power To Thrive” (Acts 2)

             13        (Sat.)   “Turn The World Around The Other Way”

            13        9am Prayer Walk (Meet at FBC)

            14            “I Can’t Help It” (Acts 4:13)

             20        (Sat.)  “Navigating Change”

            21        “Leading Change”…Father’s Day…Our Fathers will be honored with a                         special gift given to each one!

             27        (Sat.)  “Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome” / “Prayer Gathering” to follow

            28        “Dead or Alive” (Acts 6)

 

This is a picture of last Sunday.  We will stream each service and continue to make improvements technically as needed.  Thank you for your faithfulness in giving so our church can continue to thrive!              

Your appreciative Pastor

Terry Angles


Posted Saturday, May 30, 2020

FBC Starts In-Person Sunday service TOMORROW! (5-31-2020)


The chairs have been rearranged to social distancing standards.
The building has been carefully cleaned.
We will not be passing an offering plate or handing out bulletins.
We will also have hand sanitizing stations.
Following is a picture of our rearranged auditorium.




Posted Saturday, May 23, 2020

2020 Covid-19 Faith Bible Church
Safety Policy & Guidelines

Philippians 2:4
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

“Therefore I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine, and take it. I shall avoid persons and places where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance infect and pollute others, and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, He will surely find me, and I have done what He has expected of me and I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely, as stated above. See, this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.”
- Martin Luther

Faith Bible Church takes health safety very seriously during this unique time in history with this very contagious virus. This virus effects people quite differently, and has become politicized, so people’s perspectives vary dramatically over this issue. Faith Bible feels that with the diverse age groups and underlying health issues some have, it is important to err on the side of caution. 

These steps are how our church events will proceed:

  • If you are sick, or think you might be sick, please stay home. 
  • Those with underlying health issues please live stream the service at home. We want you to stay safe with our complete blessing. 
  • Seating will be arranged honoring the CDC recommended six foot social distancing between families and individuals. 
  • No handshakes and hugs at this time. 
  • Ushers will open all needed doors or doors will be set open. 
  • The wearing of masks, while a good option, is not a requirement. Make those wearing masks comfortable doing so. 
  • No printed bulletins will be handed out. 
  • No communion in service at this time. 
  • No offering plates will be passed in the service. 
  • No meals or group banquets at this time. 
  • No communal drinks or snacks offered at this time. Covered coffee cups are ok. Individual cremes will be provided. 
  • Wash hands frequently and especially after using tissues. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be in key areas. 
  • The church will be sanitized weekly.

Posted Friday, May 01, 2020

May News

Hey Church! 

Well it’s May and we’re excited to get back together with all of you. Kirsten and I have been here a month already, and we have been treated so well and feel so welcomed. This week we found out that we will be having a little girl this September. I’m so looking forward to the party we’re gonna have when we all meet back together. 

For the majority of this month we are planning as a church to still meet online through Facebook and Youtube. We are also starting a new sermon series called “Living Life with the Right Perspective.” Through this five week series we’re going through the book of Philippines and study the apostle Paul’s teaching on joy, humility, and confidence. Next week is Mothers Day, and we have fun plans to honor and celebrate our mothers and grandmothers during our online service. 

3 - Changing Our Perspective (Philippians 1)
10 - Mother’s Day (Philippians 2)
17 - Where’s Your Confidence? (Philippians 3:1-11)
24 - Memorial Day (Philippians 3:12-21)
31 - (Philippians 4)

We love you church, and if you need anything please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help you. 

 

See you soon!
Derreck Linder
Posted Saturday, April 18, 2020

April 18, 2020 Update

Dear Friend,

Every need in society is an OPEN DOOR to share Gods love.  As a church we must respond to the COVID-19 crisis, not by panicking or hiding out of fear, but by trusting God and reaching out to others in need.  No matter how frustrating, confusing, or scary this crisis gets, FEAR should not have the final say.  Near the end of the New Testament, the Apostle John wrote, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.  For fear has to do with punishment, and who ever fears has not been perfected in love” (I John 4:18).  Our security is built on the perfect love of Jesus Christ, and we need to share that love with the world.

 

If you need help, we want to say that we care about you!  Our goal during this crisis is to serve you however you need.  Our food pantry is open, people continue to contribute to it, and there is food for you.  If you need spiritual counsel, we are here for you.  If you need encouragement there are many that can pray with you.  Whatever your need please feel free to call the church (414) 327-4484.  If you want to help, please let us know.  There are many ways to serve people such as getting groceries for those who cant. 

 

We want to be intentional about being connected with you.  At this time, we have a state mandate not to meet, which we must obey and follow the rules.  Our services are streamed at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning.  We have 12 small group that are meeting by zoom and connecting online.  Some are counseling over zoom.  Whatever your need, please leave your name and phone number on the church phone and we will get back to you. 

 

God allows times like these to build our faith and love.  We are greatly indebted to those of you who have continued to give sacrificially during this difficult time.  Remember you can give these ways:

·         Bill Pay…Set this up online or with your bank.

·         Mail in or drop off your gift at church

·         Online Giving:  give.fbcwi.us or text (414) 310-3128

 

During this unprecedented time in which we cant meet as a church, we are using borrowed equipment to stream our services.  Please pray that God will sustain our present equipment and help us eventually to get our own.

 

We love you, miss you, and appreciate all you do for Faith Bible Church.  Please let us help you if you are in need!

 

Your Shepherd,                                  

Pastor Terry F. Angles

 

 

Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Food Pantry Information

The Food Pantry at FBC is available to donate or receive food.

Exciting News!!! - It now has a refrigerator and freezer.

In order to have a safe and orderly process the Food Pantry willbe locked unless a volunteer is there to oversee it. This week it is open onFriday from Noon to 2:00pm or by appointment. We can have more days and timesif we get more volunteers.

We need volunteers to be present and oversee distribution whenthe Food Pantry is open. Contact DeAnna Horschak if you wish to help. Hernumber is 414-534-5714, email dhorschak0gca@gmail.com.DeAnna will set a schedule.

Non-perishables can be brought anytime the church door isopen during weekdays. There is a shopping cart in the hallway by the Pastor’sOffice.

Bring perishable food when the Food Pantry is open or byappointment, so that it can be put into the refrigerator or freezer. 

Posted Saturday, April 04, 2020

April News

Dear Friends,

So much has changed in our world over the last few weeks, but we know God’s desire to build His church hasn’t changed.  At FBC we want to continue to fulfill his mission “to lead as many as possible into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.”  We know that God desires for us to still meet needs, pray for each other, and connect in the community; with today’s technology, all of it is possible!  To stay connected, this is what we have done in the last two weeks.

  • Sent out a church letter to inform people about streaming.  We are doing this through Facebook and YouTube.
  • Texted everyone before every service.
  • Wrote or videoed a Devotional Every day.
  • Streamed Live two services.
  • Most small groups have met or are scheduled to meet by zoom.
  • If you know of people who need help getting food, please let us know…we have a team to do that.
  • Food Pantry is open to all.  If you can, please help us stock it.
  • If you have not received letters or texts, please call (414) 531-5587.

 

Many of you have wondered what Easter will look like for us.  We believe that God wants us to continue to reach people even if it’s all online, and that’s our plan.  Our Easter will be all online.  To make Easter more effective we need your help in the following:

 

  1. Continue to pray.  Pray for each other, pray for those you are involved with in ministry, and pray for Pastoral Staff and Elders as we lead you.
  2. Invite people to Easter.  A quick selfie video, either posted on your page or sent as a message to a few special people would be great.
  3. Invite others to our weekly church services we are streaming.  Here are the April messages:

        05        Hope in The Faithfulness of God (Derreck)   

        12        Easter – The Hope of the Resurrection (Terry)                    

        19        The Problem of Exclusivity (Zach)

        26        Church Live (Derreck)

Thanks to all who have continued to give sacrificially during this difficult time.  Remember you can give these ways:

  • Bill Pay…Set this up online or with your bank.
  • Mail in or drop off your gift at church
  • Online Giving:  give.fbcwi.church or text (414) 310-3128

 

I am so thankful you have chosen to be a part of FBC.  Let us know how we can help you.

 

Your Shepherd,                                            

Pastor Terry Angles



Posted Thursday, March 19, 2020

Covid-19 Statement

Hello Faith Family,

Due to the National State of Emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Faith Bible Church will have no gatherings of more than 10 people effective Thursday, March 19th  through Sunday, March 29th

 

We will continue to be the church – a people living out our mission:  To lead as many as possible into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. 

 

We will stay connected through texting, email, YouTubeFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


No one knows how serious this virus will become in the United States, but we as a church will stay in compliance with the local and Federal government.  The apostle Paul, who wrote most the New Testament said, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.  The authorities that exist have been established by God” (Rom. 13:1).


  • FBC gatherings will be no larger than 10 people.
  • The Sunday Church Service will continue ONLINE ONLY at 10:00 AM Sunday Morning.  You can view the service at facebook.com/watch/fbcwi
  • The in-person Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Services will be cancelled through March 29th.
  • All outside organizations that have reserved the building will be notified of the change in status and allowed to choose another date in the future.  This does not include the Day Care center.
  • The gymnasium and weight room will be CLOSED until further notice.
  • The next two Sundays will begin a new series entitled Breaking PointFinding God in the Pits.  This series will concentrate on the confident expectation of what God has promised and the strength we have in His faithfulness.  God gives us HOPE during our trials and struggles.

Some have inquired about finances.  This is a critical time for everyone when it comes to finances.  The church will continue to rely on weekly giving and will steward responsibly.  The ways to give are:


  • Bill Pay:  Set this up online or with your bank. 
  • Mail in or drop off your gift at church.
  • Online Giving: Website: Give.FBCWI.Church or text “give” to 414-310-3128
  • Email or text us if you have questions about streaming or giving. (Info@FBCWI.church or 414-269-0089)

Remember not to get caught up with fear during this time “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7).  We are praying for your families health and safety, and that the name of Jesus will be proclaimed throughout our nation.

 

Trusting God In This Storm,

 

The Pastors and Elders

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