FLO (For Ladies Only)
For Ladies Only (FLO) focuses on fellowship, bible study and special events for women of all ages and at all stages of life. All ladies are welcome.
Who is FLO?
- She is single, married, divorced and widowed.
- She has a career, is a full time homemaker, and is retired.
- She has no kids, grown kids, grandkids, preschoolers, and teenagers.
- She is 25, 91 and every age in between.
- She is a new Christian and has served God for decades.
- She is not perfect, but she eagerly seeks the God who is.
- She is alive and well at FBC and we would love to include you in some or all of our women’s fellowships and Bible studies.
Bible Study Opportunities
Monday Morning Bible Study, 9:30 a.m., Suite 280
Led by Bev Carroll
There is childcare provided for the Monday morning Bible Study. Please register your child by contacting Suzanne Mason. Childcare is $5 per child per session, $8 per family. Money is collected at the end of each month.
God Chooses People Like You by Bev Carroll 9/11 – 11/13
Book is $10 (will have available for intro session on 9/11)
The heroes of the Bible weren’t any more gifted or powerful than you are. They were flawed, ordinary people living ordinary lives and doing ordinary things. Their struggles and temptations were no different from ours. But they allowed their ordinary lives to be interrupted by God, who is anything but ordinary. They chose to obey God when they did not necessarily see a happy ending. And when they did, what we see as a remarkable hero in the Bible is just an ordinary person reflecting the glory of God. Our capabilities are far less influential than the choices we make, and our choices become the stories of our lives. We can continue to serve the pain of our past and be held captive by what we wish we could change, or we can let our belief in the power of God overshadow the size of our enemy and the depth of our weakness. God doesn’t need heroes. He wants you. His power and glory are most evident in your weakness. Your past is never too complicated or too far gone for God to redeem into something beautiful - resurrection is His specialty.
WAWA at FLO
Widows and Women (Caregivers) Alone is designed for women who are widowed or are caring for spouses who are terminally/chronically ill. Its purpose is to support and encourage those who are experiencing this “alone” time. Meetings are held once a month, and include luncheons, dinners, major community events, and other activities as they may be of interest to the group.
The monthly meeting includes a brief devotion and prayer time, lunch or dinner, and sharing of interests and fun time. Reservations are requested, and may be directed to Maureen Lipford 270-1264. Your comments and questions are welcome. PLEASE REMEMBER TO MAKE RESERVATIONS!
- Tuesday, June 20, 11:45 a.m. – O’Charley’s, West Broad St. at Horsepen Road
If you want to carpool to any of these locations, or have any questions, please let Maureen know when you call or email your reservation. We look forward to lunches and chats.
Come travel with FLO to Lancaster, Pennsylvania September 8 and 9 to see “Jonah”. Both Men and Women are welcome.
- Single occupancy: $335.00 per person
- Double occupancy: $285.00 per person
- Triple or Quad occupancy: $255.00 per person
We are departing at 7:00 a.m. on September 8 and returning at 8:00 p.m. on September 9. The bus will leave from and return to the Mulberry parking lot.
- Shopping at the Bird in the Hand Farmer’s Market
- 1 dinner at Miller’s
- Ticket to Jonah
- 1 overnight stay at Country Inn
- 1 breakfast at the hotel
- Guided Amish Tour and Shopping
- Kitchen Kettle Shopping
- All Taxes & Gratuity
To register, please print and fill in this form and make checks payable to First Baptist Church with FLO in the memo line. A $100.00 deposit is due by June 1. The second payment is due by July 1 and the final payment is due by August 1. Payments and forms may be turned in to Martha Smith.
For more information, contact Sandra Harris at (804) 276-4552.
Summer Book Club
Tuesdays, June 6, July 18 and August 22, 2017; 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Adams Room
Enjoy lively discussion, coffee, tea and dessert.
June and July books are $12 and will be available for sale in Room 244 before and after Sunday School. The July book will also be available at the June study. Price and date availability of the August book TBA.
A Winter Dream
by New York Times Bestselling Author Richard Paul Evans
The #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box and master of the holiday novel re-imagines the biblical story of Joseph and the coat of many colors, presenting an inspiring modern story of family and forgiveness.
Taught by Mary Massie
Help, Thanks, Wow
by Anne Lamott
This book examines the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life. It is these three prayers – asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us – that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward.
Taught by Martha Fickert-Booth.
Dear Mrs. Noah: Letters to the Unnamed Women of the Bible
by Roberta Damon
Roberta will come and teach her brand new book!
This book looks at the stories of unnamed women in the Bible and masterfully reminds us that they weren’t just characters in a story, but real women who struggled with real fears and problems. She gives them a name and a voice that speaks to our own struggles and hopes.