This Week at FBC

One Daily Decision, Monthly Calendar, Weekly Numbers

One Daily Decision

In 2022 at FBC we desire to have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16 & Philippians 2:5) forming our prayer, thoughts, words, and actions. Make one daily decision to be formed by the Word of God in 2022. This 49-Week Challenge from Life.Church will take us through the entire Bible in one year. It focuses on Jesus and how the entire Scripture points to Him. We hope you join us to read and reflect on the Word daily. You can also follow this plan on the YouVersion App.

Weekly Calendar

Weekly Numbers


  • Sanctuary – 85
  • Online Ave. – 20 households


  • Sanctuary – 188
  • Online Ave. – 18 households
  • Children – 45
  • Nursery – 9


Finances (11.27.22)

Weekly Budgeted Need$11,826.92
Ave. Jul. ’22-Oct. ’22:$10,831.86
Jul.’21-June ’22 Ave.$12,314.35
Ave. Jul. ’22-Oct. ’22:$4,223.73



THANK YOU to our Hot Chocolate Christmas Parade Team!

It was an amazing night downtown Marshall at the Christmas parade! So great to see so many people who stopped by the UNION! Connection, food, and conversation. Thanks to our amazing team (Coleman Family and Zoe, Spencer, Carla, Sophia, Christie and others) who served 400+ cups (27+ gallons) of hot chocolate to our community!

SERVE-Volunteer Opportunities

Looking For a Way to Serve at FBC and the Community?


Looking for a way to serve…


ARK Remodel/Construction (during week)

There are a few remaining tasks to finish. Materials and specific instructions provided.
  • Lightly sanding, stain, poly doors in ark
  • Patch and prime old nursery

Please contact



Coffee Team (Sunday AM)

Brew the self serve coffee and have it ready by 8:15AM. Be part of a regular rotation serving 1-2 times per month. If you are interested please contact

MOPS Nursery/Preschool Caregiver (once a month during week)

Serve once a month from 9-11:30. Choose from young babies, toddlers or preschoolers. Dates needed: December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18. Contact Chelsea Wray at (616) 717-3339.

Social Media Creator (during the week)

Responsible for creating and publishing content on social media platforms to grow an audience, build awareness, and ultimately, help people encounter Jesus at and through FBC. Contact

Tech/Worship Teams (8:30 & 10AM Services) 

We’re looking for more volunteers to serve on our tech and worship teams for Sunday morning services!

Worship roles include

  • vocals
  • piano
  • drums
  • acoustic
  • electric
  • bass and more!

Tech positions include:

  • running the computer slides
  • soundboard
  • cameras for the livestream
  • broadcast audio for our livestream

You will be trained for whichever position you choose. Please contact Nick Walker at if you are interested.

Ushers (8:30 & 10AM Services)

Be a friendly face as people enter the sanctuary. Assist people in finding a seat or other needs as they arise. Please contact Patti Hudson ( or Mary Pike ( to serve.


Next Steps (Baptism Dec. 11th!)

New to FBC? Desire to be more involved? Communities (Small Groups), Membership

Next Steps

Welcome to FBC!

We would love to get to know you! Please fill out a communication card by clicking HERE


The Scriptures teach us to proclaim the salvation we have found in Jesus through baptism. We are planning to baptize the morning of December 11th. There is a short 30 minute class before you are baptized to help understand the meaning and procedures of baptism. If you desire to be baptized please contact:


Get involved in an FBC Community. There will be a church wide launch Sunday January 22nd at 3:30PM in the sanctuary. All sorts of communities (existing and new) will be there to welcome you and help you get connected.

Contact Carla Edgell (if you have questions or would like to lead or participate in a community.


Desire to know more about the church? Where we have been, what we are about, and where we are going? Come to this hour long class to discover the history of the church, know the by-laws, and statement of faith of FBC. This class is the first of three steps to join the church (second is meet with deacons to share testimony and third is reception into membership before church). SUNDAY JANUARY 15th. Deacon Mark Pike will lead the class. Please contact the office to reserve your spot. 269-781-8400 or


Winter Athletics & Christmas Apple Sunday

Are you interested in playing a winter sport?  We are looking to create some FBC teams to compete in the adult sports leagues offered by the Marshall Rec Dept.  This is a great way to fellowship with others and get some exercise at the same time.  We are looking to gauge interest for sports that will start in January.  Currently we are looking at Men’s Basketball, Co-ed and/or Women’s volleyball, and Co-ed Dodgeball.  There is a signup sheet in the children’s wing, if interested please let us know which sports.  Have another sport you would like to see us try?  Talk to either Nick Dysinger, Wes Luzadder, Brad Noel, or Josh Nye 

Following a 20+ year break, “Apple Sunday” is BACK! This Christmas we are digging into our history and celebrating Christmas together in a fun way! Have a Christmas related talent, song, skit, ability or more? We’d love to have you share it Sunday December 18th at 6PM at FBC. All acts need to be submitted and approved on or before December 11th. Want to be a part of the show? Sign up in the children’s lobby or contact Kay Bean at Stay following and enjoy cookies. If possible, would you please bring a dozen cookies per household to share afterwards!

Advent Series
Advent Series

Join us as we move with expectancy to celebrate the newborn king Jesus! We will explore four different names that describe the nature and action of God and his incarnation in Jesus Christ. Join us at 8:30 and 10:00AM on Sundays.

  • December 4-Prince of Peace by Nick Walker
  • December 11-Light of the World by TBD
  • December 18-Immanuel by Kris Tarkiewicz
  • December 25-Jesus by Kris Tarkiewicz
    • Christmas Day only 10AM service
SUNDAY 18 (PM) Christmas Apple Sunday, 6PM
WED. 21 Blue Christmas Service at 6PM hosted by Stephen Ministers
SAT. 24 Christmas Eve Service at 6PM
SUNDAY 25 Christmas Day Service at 10AM (one service together)
SUNDAY 1 New Years Day Service at 10AM (one service together)

The Promised One Advent Devotional (PDF Download)

This four week devotional begins on November 27th and takes you on a journey to Christmas. This download is yours for free to use this season! Hard copies will be available at the cafe.

Copy and Paste this link to download your digital copy:


Middle & High School, Young Adults, Children, Awana

Student Ministries & Young Adults


HIGH SCHOOL: High School meets Sunday evenings 6:30-8:30PM in the church sanctuary (come in west overhang entrance). This is an awesome time of games, worship, lesson, small group, and more. Join us this Sunday for a game night with lots of food! Great opportunity to invite your friends! Who is ONE person you’re inviting to join?

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Middle School meets Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:45PM in the sanctuary lobby at the church for a time of games, snacks, questions, lesson, and more. Join us this Tuesday for a game night with lots of food! Great opportunity to invite your friends! Who is ONE person you’re inviting to join?
Contact Student Pastor Nick Walker ( with any questions.

YOUNG ADULTS: Our Young Adults (18+) group meets for Bible Study on Wednesdays from 7-9pm at UN10N (102 W Michigan Ave). This Christmas season we are journeying through our Advent devotional. Hope to have you join us! Contact Student Pastor Nick Walker ( with any questions.


(Infants – 5th Grade)




AWANA sign up is HERE!

Our 2022-23 Awana program is officially off the ground! Registration remains open and we welcome families to sign up and join the fun! Awana meets most Tuesdays during the school year, from 6-7:30pm.

Sundays at FBC for Kids:

It’s fall which means Children’s Church is back to operating in full capacity!

After checking in, preschool and elementary children should go to their NEW classroom spaces! Things are continuing to take shape with our remodel, so children may still be learning where their classrooms are. If you are unsure where to go, please look for a volunteer with an orange lanyard. They are ready to guide you to the right location!


Nursery update:

Our nurseries have officially moved into the ARK (Kids Wing) and we are excited to welcome families into these new rooms.

Infants – 1 year olds will be in the ‘Rainbow Room’ and Toddlers (2-3 year olds) will be in the ‘Mountain Room’. Again, please look for our volunteers that will be ready to assist you to the right location.

If you have any questions, please contact the Children’s Ministry staff.

*Plans for opening children’s programming during the first service (traditional) is still in the works. Volunteers will be needed to help launch this ministry again. Please contact the Children’s Ministry Staff with your readiness to serve!



Horizon-Sponsorship Update

Still Three More!


Years ago, we set out to focus ministry in one village in South Africa; Matipane. Just a few years ago, our church sponsored every single child in need from that village. AIDS, COVID, and other factors created a new reality where 46 new boys and girls from Matipane had need for sponsorship. Our church, this one stop on the tour, would be the only place these children from Matipane would be presented at churches (those not sponsored would go online).

Sponsorship is not just about money but rather the relationship formed. Letters, pictures, prayers and many of our FBC family have met their child when on a mission trip to South Africa where time is spent in Matipane. One of Joanna’s great joys when she was in South Africa years ago was meeting one of the boys our family sponsored for years.

How amazing would it be if we could once again sponsor an entire village? Well, we are almost there! It gives me great joy to share with you that 43 children were sponsored and only 3 are left! I am confident these four will be sponsored by someone who is reading this or will hear about the need. 

I am happy to introduce you to:

  • Khutso, a 7 year old boy living with his aunt who loves studying Sepedi, watching cartoons, and playing soccer.
  • Tiisetso, a 9 year old boy living with his grandmother who plays sports, loves cartoons and studying Sepedi.
  • Surprise, a 10 year old boy living with his aunt who plays soccer and favorite subject is Sepedi.

If you’d like to sponsor one or more of these boys would you please contact our office at 269-781-8400 or email

Thank you for being a part of bringing hope, for loving neighbors, and for sharing Jesus.




Stephen Ministry

If you are unable to use the QR Code, you can also visit us here to reach out for support.

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Parents Pager System
Parents Pager System

All parents… please be aware that we are now paging you via the LED sign above the door on the left side of the stage (with you facing the stage). These numbers will coincide with the number on your tag. Thanks for making sure to pay attention to that throughout service.

2023 Giving Envelopes Now Available!

Your new 2023 Giving Envelopes are now available! You can pick them up in the sanctuary lobby. Just look for your last name and find your number. Thank you for your giving and for all you do to support this church, we could not do it without you!

Online Giving

We have switched platforms. If you give online, please watch this video to learn how to use the new system.

Forward Campaign

Project Updates Here!

Thank you for your commitment, giving, and most importantly PRAYER toward this amazing project!

The building committee is meeting and this week met with our builders FED. They are working on the contract, preparing to go to bid, and forming subcommittees to work on the project.

Giving update…through the end of June our building fund is at $1,226,628.91 and growing. In 2022 alone (through June) $232,569.79 has been given. This is 31% of our three year goal of $750,000!

Remember the building is not the end goal. Rather it is about further discipling followers of Jesus to DEVELOP, SERVE, and REACH one more. Keep praying and investing in your ONE so they may too know the love of Jesus.

Communities Curriculum

Do you have Community (small group) curriculum you are willing to donate to FBC? If so, drop it off in the lobby under the coat rack in the tote provided!

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