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FBC@HOME: May 21-28

Sunday, May 21
9:00 a.m. Discipleship
10: 00 a.m. Worship
6:00 p.m. Worship/E.M. Meeting

Tuesday, May 23
6:00 a.m. Coach’s Group @ Dodge St. Hy-Vee

Wednesday, May 24
6:00 p.m. Women’s Study on 1 John

Sunday, May 28
9:00 a.m. Discipleship
10:00 a.m. Worship

The Bible in ONE Year: 2017
This reading plan is also in the “Our Daily Bread”
devotional, available for free, in the foyer.

These are the weekly Bible verses that members of the congregation are reading throughout the year. These Bible verses can be read easily online by clicking on them.

The verses are linked go to “” and linked to the New International Version (NIV). We believe it is always best to study in multiple versions, and you can do this very easily on “”. At the top of the page, you’ll see a selector for almost any English translation, as well as translations in other languages.

Sunday [5.21]: 1 Chronicles 13-15; John 7:1-27
Monday [5.22]: 1 Chronicles 16-18; John 7:28-53
Tuesday [5.23]: 1 Chronicles 19-21; John 8:1-27
Wednesday [5.24]: 1 Chronicles 22-24; John 8:28-59
Thursday [5.25]: 1 Chronicles 25-27; John 9:1-23
Friday [5.26]: 1 Chronicles 28-29; John 9:24-41
Saturday [5.27]: 2 Chronicles 1-3; John 10:1-23
Sunday [5.28] 2 Chronicles 4-6; John 10:24-42

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Please see the e-mail Pastor Tim sent out on Friday, May 19th.

Budget Status
April 2017: YTD
Received: $35,811.04
Needed for Budget: $37,348.00
Difference: -$1,536.96

We don’t talk about money very much here at FBC. God has been very good to us through the faithful giving of our friends and members. However, this year the Board decided it was important to be intentional about informing the Church as to our financial status. Therefore we will print the year to date figures of our monthly Financial Secretary’s report. Blessings!

Texts for Next Week’s Sermon [5.28.17]
The following bible texts will serve as the basis for next week’s sermon. Why not include them in your meditation this week? Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11; John 17:1-11. This year, 2017, as a result of the sermon series on the acronym “BELLS,” the pastor decided to use the lectionary to focus on the gospels and “Learn Jesus.” This information about the next week’s lesson is designed to assist you in being prepared for the week’s message.

Nightlight Kimonos
Nightlight is the ministry of Jeff and Annie Deiselberg. Their store provides products that were made by the women that their ministry is built around. Their tagline is “Jewelry & Apparel Made in Freedom.” You can look at what they have available by going online to

Sun’s Arrival
The pastor has been in contact with Sarah and Solomon and they have expressed interest in staying at Judson House this summer. They plan on staying June 14-August 7. We will need to clean Judson House after Discipleship shuts down at the end of May and before their arrival. Please watch for more news about how you can help us get ready for their arrival.

The Global Leadership Summit
This wonderful event will again be broadcast to the Heritage Center at the University of Dubuque. Faculty includes: Sheryl Sandberg, CEO, Facebook; Gary Haugen, Founder & CEO, International Justice Mission; plus ten others. August 10-11. Here is the really cool news. Because we are participating with UD, our church qualifies for a special rate. It will cost $99 if you register before 6/27/17 using priority code SPC17. After that it will cost $129 using priority code SPC17. If you are a student, faculty, or military, your rate would be $89 without any priority code. You will have to self-identify as you register. Go to to register.

One Great Hour of Sharing
What is “One Great Hour of Sharing [OGHS]?” It is a Christian effort to empower, provide water, supply food, and give relief from disasters to people around the world. Cooperating agencies are: American Baptist Churches USA, AME Zion Churches, Christian Church [Disciples of Christ], Church of the Brethren, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church [USA], United Church of Christ, and Church World Services. We will collect this offering through the month of June. You can pick up coin boxes in the foyer, and/or use the OGHS envelopes in the pew rack. Your gift does make a difference.

Juneteenth Celebration
The Dubuque Multicultural Family Center is sponsoring the 8th Annual Juneteenth Celebration. This year there will be a talent contest with cash prizes. Plan now to attend on June 17th at Comiskey Park [24th & Jackson]. To enter the contest please read the flyer on the bulletin board in the foyer.

Our Daily Bread
The new Daily Bread is in! The new Daily Bread is in! Pick up your free copy of the June, July, August issue in the foyer.

Ministry Lists
Hey team, there are a number of sign up lists in the foyer. There is one for snacks, one for ushering, one for scripture reading and one for cleaning the church. We need help. Do you have the time and the inclination to help out? Talk to the pastor if you have any questions.

MLK 2017 Reading Challenge
I am inviting interested members and friends of FBC to join in on the MLK reading challenge. The first book of 2017 is:

“At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68” by Taylor Branch.

Book discussion will take place at River Lights Bookstore [1098 Main Street] June 25 at 3:00 p.m.

Sermons Now Available on Our FBC Website, Facebook & YouTube
Go to our website [] and you can listen to past sermons by clicking on the “Sermons & presentations” tab, then find the sermon you wish to listen to and “click” on the play button for that sermon. You can also see a video of the sermon by clicking on the “Facebook” link at the top of the website page. It will take you right to the church’s “Facebook” page where the videos are stored. We are also on YouTube. Just go to the YouTube website [] and search for our page, FBCDBQ. We hope you use and enjoy all these new functions.

ProtoStar Camp 2017
This year’s camp will be held July 31st – August 5th. Registrationis now open. For more information go to ProtoStar Youth on Facebook.

1 John Bible Study
Join the rest of the ladies on Wednesday evenings [May 17, 24, 31] at 6:00 p.m. for a study of 1 John. The home work for the first session is as follows:May 24 – Please read 1 John again and explore the phrases “By this we know…” or “By this it is evident …” What is the “this?”
What is it that we “know?”