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Sunday, June 18

Hi Church!
This Sunday is the day that we celebrate dads! Happy Father’s Day to all!

In church we will continue to look at the idea of discipleship. What is the believer’s responsibility in following Jesus. Hope to see you there.

Saturday morning is the men’s breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Later in the afternoon people are invited to attend Juneteenth at Comisky Park. Hands& Feet is helping out with this event and we need people to volunteer to serve food. If you are willing please email Dawn dclose5601@hotmail.com

After service on Sunday we need help setting up for the garage sale that will occur next weekend. If you could stay and help it would be greatly appreciated.
Blessings!

Rev. Timothy Bees
First Baptist Church Of Dubuque
563-582-5088

Pentecost Sunday

Hi everyone,
This Sunday we should all be seeing RED! In case you don’t know, red is the color of Pentecost, the day that celebrates the Holy Spirit in the church. So everyone is invited to wear something red this Sunday to help us celebrate.

It is also teacher recognition Sunday. We will salute those who have served as teachers in our church over the last nine months.

Judson house will be cleaned on Wednesday June 7. That means we must get it ready for the Suns arrival on June 14. We ask everyone’s assistance in cleaning out unnecessary items from the house prior to their arrival and and before the cleaning occurs.

This Sunday is also a picnic Sunday. We will grill some burgers and dogs after service. Dress casually and bring a chair of blanket to sit out on the lawn behind Judson House and enjoy the day and the fellowship.
Blessings to all!

Rev. Timothy Bees
First Baptist Church Of Dubuque
563-582-5088

May 28 Ascension Sunday

Dear Church,
In our culture this weekend is all about Memorial Day. It is during this time that we commemorate those men and women who have served this country through the military throughout our history. History tells us that “freedom” comes at a price. This weekend please take a moment and give thanks for those willing to give all they had for freedom, God and country.

In church world this weekend celebrates the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is an important moment in the life of the church. Jesus demonstrated his power by ascending to the right hand of the Father. Salvation is now complete! Praise our gracious God!

We will look at John 17:1-11 and see that Jesus prayed for us. He prayed for his disciples and by extension he also prayed for you and me. We will learn that eternal life is knowing the One True God and also knowing Jesus Christ who was sent by that God. This has huge implications for us in our every day living. Come out and discover what Jesus is doing.

We continue to pray for Linda’s healing. Char is now in the hospital with a broken ankle [3 places]. Keep these families in your prayers.

In the FBC@Home there is an announcement about the upcoming garage sale. It will be on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24. All proceeds will go toward supporting the Suns in Arizona. You can drop off gently used, quality items at the church. It is good to call ahead [582-5088].

Blessings to all our high school and college grads! May God richly bless you as you continue on your journey with him.

On Sunday, June 4, we will have a picnic following the worship time. Bring blankets or portable chairs for a place to sit. The church will supply the hot dogs and hamburgers. You can bring something to share: chips, dessert, etc.

See you Sunday!

Rev. Timothy Bees
First Baptist Church Of Dubuque
563-582-5088

Sunday, May 21

Hello Church!
What a glorious, gloomy, chilly, and rainy day.

On days like this we need a comforter. It just so happens that in Sunday’s text, John 14:15-21, John uses the Greek word “parakletos” for the first time. This is a hard word to pin down when it comes to its meaning. It has therefore been variously translated as: ‘comforter,’ ‘teacher,’ ‘advocate,’ ‘counsellor,’ ‘helper,’ and ‘guide.’ Any way you slice it, Jesus has promised to be with us. He is our comforter.

This Saturday morning the men of the church are gathering for a breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00 a.m. This time will be dedicated to planning where the men’s group is headed. So men bring a friend let’s make this ministry awesome!

Be in prayer for Linda Chapman. Her recovery is experiencing a number of bumps in the road. Both she and Hank appreciate prayer for this situation.

Hope to see you all on Sunday.
Blessings!

Rev. Timothy Bees
First Baptist Church Of Dubuque
563-582-5088

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Dear Church,
This Sunday is Mother’s Day! Holidays like this are always tricky because they can evoke the whole gamut of emotions. Whatever emotions a holiday like this arouses in you, take some time and talk to God thanking him for the life that you have because of your mom. Like any other endeavor, motherhood is a fragile identity. Some women do it well and others don’t. It isn’t a black and white reality. My mom was great at some things and not so great when it came to others. But I thank God for her. She, along with my dad, demonstrated a life of faith to me and my siblings. For that I am forever thankful.

Using John 14 we will talk about relationship, our relationship with God the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Relationship is the means to deal with anxiety in this chapter. I hope you will join us this Sunday.

Tonight is the FBC movie night at 6:30. We will be showing “Miracles from Heaven” Come with a friend and remember the popcorn and water are always free.
Blessings!

Rev. Timothy Bees
First Baptist Church Of Dubuque
563-582-5088