GATHER on Sunday, 05.15 - I Believe: The Case for Well-Informed Faith: You Follow Me! In Humble Service, John 21:20-24
Sunday's songs: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing; Jesus Messiah; Give Us Clean Hands.  Listen on Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube
Communion Sunday & Child Dedication Service
Livestream Service: 9:15 or 10:45 available on FBC YouTube; FBC.org; or FBC APP
GROW
ONGOING GROW
  • Discover Class: The first Sunday of the month on both campuses. Discover is a great opportunity to learn more about First Bible and how to get connected here. Register at fbc.org, or just show up the day of class! (9:15 a.m. in Decatur; 10:45 in Madison)  The next class is Sunday, June 5! Register DECATUR Register MADISON
  • Men's Prayer Breakfast :  Tuesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. (DC & MC) Enjoy breakfast and then praying for our missionaries and church family. MPB ends on 5/24.
  • Madison W3 Ladies prayer group  Thursdays, 11:00 - Noon.
  • The Madison Campus will host two new Ladies Bible Studies:  
    1.  A 10 week study, Sermon on the Mount, by Jen Wilkin. Thursdays mornings, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  beginning May 12. Join us in Room 102. Contact ELAINE for more information.  
    2. Summer Bible Study: Open Your Bible, Tuesday nights, 6:00-7:30 p.m., June 7-July 26. Whether you are a seasoned Bible reader or struggle to keep up with studying Scripture, Open Your Bible will encourage you to get into God’s word, and understand that the Bible is for you, and for right now. This study has four days of short homework assignments each week, and the group meeting is not just a review, but an opportunity to open our Bibles together. Purchase your book at LifeWay or Amazon: Open Your Bible, by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams. Online registration  for this CLASS

UPCOMING GROW OPPORTUNITIES
  • Membership Class: June 12 & 26, 9:15 at the Decatur Campus and 10:45 at Madison. If you are interested in becoming a member of First Bible, join us in our next Membership Class. These two sessions will help you learn what you should expect from your church and what your church should expect from you. Register at the HUB, or hub@fbc.org, or  click here for Decatur and here for Madison.
  • SNOWBIRD High School CAMP! June 6-11. Registration is open for students who have completed 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade by this summer.. Click HERE for details on camp. 
  • CROSSINGS Middle School CAMP! July 11-15. Registration is open for students who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade by this summer. Click HERE for details on camp. 
  • FCA Camp for camper ages 6-13 years old. June 20-24, at Austin Middle School, Decatur.  For more info call the FCA office, 256-765-0313,  or register FCA CAMP.
GO OPPORTUNITIES   
Young Life: YL is a supported local ministry of FBC.  A Drop-In Party/ Open House for their new Young Life facility is Friday, May 20th at 5:00 p.m., with a short program at 6:00 p.m. Join them in celebrating this event with the Chamber ribbon cutting, live music, refreshments & games. 425 Moulton Street SE, Decatur.
GO! Baby Bottle Boomerang, an opportunity to help two of our local mission organizations. Decatur Campus  will collect for Sav-A-Life and Madison Campus for Pregnancy Resource Center. On May 8th pick up a bottle at the HUB, fill it with coins, cash or write a check to the organization. BBB will conclude on  Father's Day.
ONGOING GO!
  • MISSIONS CRISIS RELIEF FUND:  As you are aware, some of our missionaries are on the frontlines of what is happening in Eastern Europe. Are you wondering how can I help these missionaries as they face uncertainty daily? First Bible has set up a Missions Crisis Relief fund that we are able to get to those missionaries who are supplying much needed food, medicines, hygiene products, clothes, etc. to the thousands of refugees that God has sent to them. To serve Ukrainian refugees in Moldova, direct your giving to “First Bible Church” and designate your gift for “Missions Crisis Relief .” This fund will be an ongoing relief fund. 
  •   Africa Renewal Ministry's  Child Development Program.  Since 2015, FBC members, friends and relatives have sponsored over 210 children in Katovu.  For $40 - $50 a month, you can sponsor a child, giving them access to healthcare, education, and hopePlease contact Ella Martin. 
MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITIES
Joni & Friends' Mission Trip  (for students and/or families): June 19-24. If you are interested in being a part of this stateside mission trip please contact a student ministry staff member, or email HUB. This trip is to assist the Joni & Friends organization with their family camp for those with disabilities. We will be helping at the Camp McDowell location. 
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Weekly Events

DC - Decatur Campus; MC - Madison Campus; W3 - Women's Ministry
Sunday 05/15 - Communion Sunday
8:00a.m.  Adult Bible Fellowship (DC) (no childcare)
9:15 & 10:45a.m. Worship Services (DC,  MC)
9:15 & 10:45a.m. Adult Bible Fellowships (DC & MC)
9:15a.m. Student Ministry (DC & MC)
9:15 & 10:45a.m. Nursery, SHINE Children's Ministry (Kdg.-5th grade, DC & MC)
Tuesday 05/17
6:30 a.m. Men's Prayer Breakfast (DC & MC)
Wednesday 05/18
6:30p.m. Student Ministry (MC)
Thursday  05/19
9:30a.m. W3 Sermon on the Mount Study (MC)
11:00a.m.  W3 Ladies Prayer Group (MC)