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“The Great Relinquishment”

2nd Sunday in Lent

Mark 8:34-37

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Back in the days of the Soviet Union, an American man, who happened to be a Baptist, was in Russia, staying with a family of Russian Baptists. While he was there the young adult daughter of that family announced that she wanted to be baptized. The American was delighted and said, “I’m so glad you’ve decided to believe in the Lord Jesus.” She replied, “Oh I’ve believed in him for years. I asked him into my heart when I was a child.” “Then why,” he said, “why only now are you seeking baptism?” She answered: “Because now I am ready to die.” Read the whole story…

“Into the Wild”

1st Sunday in Lent

Mark 1:9-15

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Ask a child what he is afraid of, and chances are, he won’t have much trouble answering. The dark. Thunderstorms. Cats. Clowns. Things that go bump in the night. Kids know what they fear.

Adults sometimes have a harder time saying what scares us. Perhaps our fears are not as simple and straightforward as those of our childhood. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t afraid. Read the whole story…

FBC Newsletter: February 22, 2012

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“Where the Glory Shines Brightest”

Transfiguration Sunday

Mark 2:2-9

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FBC Newsletter: February 8, 2012

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“What Jesus Chooses”

6th Sunday after the Epiphany

Mark 1:40-45

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FBC Ladies Book Club

The FBC Ladies’ Book Club will meet Monday, February 20th at 7 pm at Janice Stumpf’s house to discuss “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron.  A quick read, the story is told from the perspective of a dog.  Please contact Janice at 663-4871 or jsltumpf@umich.edu with any questions.