February Preacher ScheduleI am writing this while on a bus ride to Caesarea Philippi on the Mediterranean Sea. By the time your read this I will be home but have a few more weeks of Sabbatical.
February 1 — Rev. John Lyttle — Senior Pastor of FBCC from 1985 to 2000. He and Judy continue in ministry leading our Primetimes group. Pastor John will be sharing with us a sermon titled “Christ’s Ambassadors”. What does it mean to be a follower of Christ? How do we have a servants heart for the Lord?
February 8 — Rev. Patti Duckworth, Associate Executive Minister of the ABC/NW. Patti is currently working on a Ph.D. from a University in Prague.
February 15 — Rev. Dr. Ray Schooler Director of Development, International Ministries. Rev. Ray Schooler will be sharing with us about “Doing Missions the Jesus Way”. He will touch on the biblical principles of doing missions the way Jesus did missions. “First Baptist Chehalis is a strong and faithful partner with IM in serving in global missions and we deeply appreciate your prayers, encouragement, engagement, and financial support.”-Ray Schooler
February 22 — I will be back in the pulpit sharing a brief overview or a specific message from my Sabbatical. I have so many options to speak on. Right now I am on information overload. Once I comeback and decompress I know God will direct my path to share with you.
Israel ReportOn February 16 at 7:00 pm I will share my experiences about this amazing course study in Israel. I realize it will be a difficult for me to compress 21 days in Israel down to a one hour presentation but that’s the plan.
Annual Meeting Feb. 22Please join us Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1:15 for our Annual Meeting. Each year we affirm our Elders for their next year of services. This year we have one Elder going off the board. Dan Thomas has been a blessing to our team. He brings a strong financial background and an understanding of our church history since the 1970’s. Dan has been a blessing to our board and will be missed.
Elders returning are...
Brian Eiswald has been married to Jackie for 30 years they have three grown children. Brian is involved in the Tuesday morning men’s small group and has lead a Thursday night small group for seven years.
Chris Yarter M.D. has been married to Kristi for 22 years, they have 3 teenage boys. Dr. Yarter has practiced at Cascade Family medical for 16 years. He is involved in a Saturday morning men’s small group and servers in our youth ministry as the youth worship team leader. You have seen him in adult worship playing guitar when the youth team has led us in worship.
Jim Kaiser has been married to Nancy for 46 years. He retired as a general contractor, is involved in the New York Avenue small group, and has been a member for the past 10 years.
An addition to the Elder Board this year but not “new” as an Elder is Don Lakin. Don and Rita are longtime members at FBCC they started attending in 1967, they have been married 11 years. Don is a retired teacher after teaching 27 years at W.F. West high school. Don is involved in the Tuesday morning men’s small group and he teaches two Sunday school classes. Don has served as an Elder, church Moderator and Deacon under our previous form of church governance.
There will also be updates on current projects and other business at the meeting. If you have not completed your membership contact the office so we can expedite your membership.