FLO (For Ladies Only)
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.
Fall Bible study will begin the Monday after Labor Day, September 14, 2015, with Priscilla Shirer's study, God Is Able.
Best-selling author and speaker Priscilla Shirer brings her most popular speaking topic to print, working from Ephesians 3:20-21 to show how God is our solid rock in life's most trying times in God Is Able.
No matter the details of your circumstance, God's power potential and immeasurable ability refuse to cower in the face of any challenge. God Is Able is a biblical reminder that God is always up to great things, even when His great things are greater then instant remedies and visible change.
Books are $13.00 and will be available for sale.
Summer Monthly Book Club
A book club will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. with dessert and coffee provided by FLO team.
Bev Carroll will lead discussion on Chasing God by Angie Smith on July 7, Suite 280D
Maybe you’ve never asked the question out loud, but you’ve wondered. You do the things that look good on paper: read your Bible, pray, attend study groups and go to church on Sundays. But you aren’t convinced you really know Him. Angie Smith understands, because she had run circles around the same paths searching for Him, frustrated at her lack of progress. And she probably would have continued to do so had it not been for one realization that changed everything. She wasn’t following God; she was trying to catch up with Him. And without realizing it, you may be as well. It’s a distinction that affects every aspect of our lives with Christ, and it begins with learning where we’ve relied more on man’s explanation of God than God Himself. Three simple words changed everything for Angie, and she believes they can do the same for you. Stop chasing God.
Roberta Damon will speak about her book Theirs is the Kingdom on August 18, Suite 280D
As you may remember (or maybe not), it is the story of Claudia who only gets one honorable mention in II Timothy 4:21....the last things Paul wrote before they marched him out to behead him. Claudia is an absolute unknown. In all the compendia of "Women in the Bible," she gets mentioned as someone about whom we know nothing. I spent ten years tracking her down and the story is enough to knock your socks off...She was a British princess. Her father was a king in Britain. He held off the Roman legions for seven years and was never conquered, but was betrayed by a kinswoman. The whole family was captured and taken to Rome. When Claudia's father stood before the emperor in the Roman senate to plead for his life, his daughter (then called Gladys) stood beside him....the first woman to enter the senate chamber. The emperor, Claudius, adopted her and changed her name to "Claudia"—after him. She married a Roman senator and they housed the first gentile church in Rome at their villa....
Purchase books online, at club meetings or in the Seekers Bible study class (room 244).
Limited copies of Chasing God are available now. Copies of Theirs is the Kingdom (free) available July 12.
October 2-3, Extraordinary Women Conference in Roanoke, VA
Cost of the trip will include sharing cost of hotel room, ticket price for conference, dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. We will reserve a block of rooms and tickets. Specific cost will be given with details in late August.
Cost of the trip will be approximately $50, including lodging, cost of event and dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday.
November 6-7, WMU Women’s Getaway Weekend at Eagle Eyrie, Lynchburg, VA
December 12, 12th Annual FLO Christmas Tea
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Flamming (Dining) Hall at First Baptist Church
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!