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Sunday, March 26

Hi Church!
I am back from a week in Florida. It was unseasonably cold down there. We had to layer our clothes for the early morning and again when the sun set as well. But the trip was enjoyable. We were able to spend time with my sister and her daughter while were there.

This Sunday the focus is on John chapter 9. This intensely human story is about Jesus healing a “man who was blind from birth.” The story which should be all about joy tumbles into one of accusation. It seems that the miracle loses its primacy to collateral and somewhat insignificant realities. Come hear about the healing we all need.

On Saturday there is a craft/dinner at the church beginning at 5:00 p.m. This week is also the last official Sunday that we will be collecting for America for Christ offering. By the way, Missions & Evangelism will have a short presentation after worship about the offering.

Blessings to you!

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

Sunday, March 19

Hello Church,
I invite you to a wonderful worship service this week. The music that has been chosen is awesome. Jim Ott will be bringing the message. Church will be amazing.

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

Sunday, March 12

Good Morning Church,
I hope this communication finds you well. God is extremely good as he weaves grace into our lives on a moment by moment basis. Take a time out to experience God’s grace today.

Sunday worship will focus on John 3:1-17. This is the story of Nicodemus a teacher of Israel who learns something new when he encounters Jesus. What does this story have to do with your life? Well, come and find out.

We are in the midst of our America for Christ offering. We will show a video detailing the sorts of things that your gift will support.

Tonight is movie night at FBC! We are screening the movie “Selma” at 6:30 p.m. Come on out, the water and popcorn are free.

I apologize that I will not be attaching this week’s FBC@Home. There is a technical glitch. But it will be in the bulletin on Sunday.
Blessings to you all!

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

Sunday, March 5

Good Morning Church!
March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!

I wonder how often that is actually true? Anyway, welcome to March. This week is the first Sunday. That means celebrating the Lord’s Table as well as sharing in a fellowship meal after worship. The focus of worship this week is the test that Jesus went through in Matthew 4:1-11. What does his test mean for you and me? We’ll see.

On Saturday [3/4/17] from 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. there will be a review of the youth director posting. Everyone is invited to attend. The meeting will be in the sanctuary.

This Sunday we begin receiving the America for Christ Offering 2017. There will be envelopes in the pew racks. The theme for 2017 is Cultivating Leaders, Equipping Disciples, Healing Communities. This offering goes toward impacting and revitalizing ministries across the United States and Puerto Rico. Your contribution makes a difference for the Kingdom of God.

See you Sunday!

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

Sunday, February 26

Hi Church,
We are approaching the last Sunday of the month. What a month! High temps in the 60’s and perhaps snow in a day or so. Amazing!

This Sunday we will jump to Matthew 17:1-9 which describes the unveiling of Jesus [transfiguration]. That afternoon we will have the book discussion at River Lights downtown. Then at 6:00 that evening we have our 12th Annual Walk through Black History. Make plans to come out and bring some friends. Tickets are still available and you can get them Sunday morning.

By the way we could use some help Sunday evening. We will need some ushers, ticket takers, and greeters. If you can help out talk to Peggy, Dawn, or the Pastor on Sunday morning.

Blessings to you all!

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