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Upward Basketball & Cheerleading 2017

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading 2017

Ages: K-4 through 8th grade (boys and girls)

Cost: $80 per participant

Registration & Evaluations

To register, each player must attend one evaluation. Evaluations will take place in the Family Life Center Gym. Stop by on the day that’s most convenient for you.

  • Tuesday, August 1, between 5pm and 7pm
  • Thursday, August 3, between 5pm and 7pm
  • Monday, August 7 between 5pm and 7pm
  • Tuesday, August 8, between 5pm and 7pm

Practices

Practices begin the week of September 11.

Games

The first games will be Saturday, September 23 and the final games and Awards Celebration will take place on Saturday, November 11.

 The Upward Experience

  • 1 practice & 1 game per week
  • Unique substitution system ensures every young athlete plays
  • Quality game day uniform and other support related gear
  • Age appropriate character and skill development both on and off the court

For more information, contact us.

Water Festival 2017 – July 22

Water Festival 2017 – July 22 from 10am-1pm

Sponsored by Faith Baptist Awana Clubs and Upward Sports

Join us for Water Festival 2017. This free, family event will feature water slides, games, food and more. And you just never know who may show up in the dunk tank! Information about Awana, our Wednesday night, school year program, and Upward Basketball and Cheerleading will be available as well. Come join the fun!

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Marriage: Landscaping or Architecture

Many people think that marriage is like planting a tree.  You spend a lot of time picking out just the right one at the tree farm. You inspect it thoroughly. You pick one that is appealing to you, one that is just the right size, the type of tree you can grow old with & will fit in with your foreseeable landscaping plans. Then, after buying some expensive potting soil and some fertilizer …you plant it! And voila! Having done your due diligence, you water it a few times… and expect the tree just to take off on its own. Your work is done.

But Marriage is nothing like planting a tree. In fact, it’s far more like building a great brick house. It has to be put it together brick by brick throughout all the seasons of life. It requires you to keep adding bricks even if you are tired, or mad, or busy. You have to invest in good tools and solid bricks and taller ladders.  And if ever you stop, at any point along the way, even if you get 80% of the way done… that house doesn’t finish itself and will never function as it was Designed. In fact, when you stop building… the house will actually start to crumble. And when the storms pour in-and they will pour in… things get worse -fast.

So how do you build and keep a life-long loving marriage?

Become a marriage bricklayer instead of a marriage tree-planter.

A good marriage isn’t something you should plan to leave alone. You need to keep reading the Blueprint and stay in touch with The Architect. Marriage is something you have to plan on building…and keep building.
Come join us for the Marriage Retreat and put another brick or two into the house of marriage that you are building – together.

Couples Marriage Retreat 

November 10-12, 2016

Daytona Beach Resort

Married couples of all ages are invited to our annual Couples Retreat. Registration forms are at the Info Desk in the Foyer or online here.  Completed registration forms can be given to Sherry Barber along with $100 non-refundable deposit. Deposit is due October 9 and balance by October 30.

Marriage analogy written by Sherry Barber adapted from Gary Thomas ~ Sacred Marriage

October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Appreciation

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Take some time this month to show our Pastors just how much you appreciate them. As I thought about this article, the words Georgia Stickney, Pastor’s Executive Assistant, wrote in her most recent Annual Report came to mind. Below is some of what she wrote about Pastor.

“God has done and is still doing great things here at Faith Baptist Church. Many have heard the saying that ‘everything rises and falls on leadership.’ We have seen God work great things in and through our church and the leadership of our Pastor and his wife, Jill, who are two great examples as we emulate the Christlikeness we see in their lives and family. Truly, we are blessed! Their hearts beat as one in service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I thank God for them.

The Pastor has a very busy schedule; however, he is never too busy to care for his flock. He is a man of God who loves people. He truly cares about each one of our church family, missionary family, and our community. He show this by the way he loves…unselfishly. This enablement comes from his close walk with the Lord in study of His Word, in communion with Him in prayer, and by staying faithful in what God has called him to do.”

God has also blessed us with Pastor Smith, Pastor Brock and Pastor Austin, each with their own unique gifts and abilities, each with hearts that care for people and their souls.

Take a moment to show our Pastors just how much you appreciate them. Send a card, give a gift, or share a word of encouragement. Thank the Lord for the blessings He has given Faith Baptist Church in each of our pastors.

A great way to show Pastor Osborne how much you appreciate him is to contribute to “Pastor’s Gift”. We are planning a surprise celebration for our Pastor during and following the 6pm Evening Service on Sunday, October 23. We will honor Pastor’s 55th birthday (his birthday is October 22, 1961) and the 30th anniversary of his first call to be a minister. We will be presenting him a very special gift – a trip to Japan to meet his first grandchild! You can make any checks payable to Faith Baptist Church and attach a note that says “Pastor’s Gift”, or you can use your giving envelope and just write “Pastor’s Gift” on the envelope.

If you have any questions please call James Barfield at (863) 412-2038, and please remember – this is a surprise!

Have a great weekend!

Josh

Reminder: There is no 8am Early Worship Service this Sunday, October 2. We will observe the ordinances of baptism and communion during the 10:30am Service. To watch a video of Pastor sharing what will be taking place Sunday, visit facebook.com/faithbaptistwh.