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Welcome Back!

June 6, 2008

As many families are off on summer vacation or getting ready to take off, it is good to have Sis. Brandy Thorpe and her boys, Cody and Kayden back from the states after being away for several months.

We are also glad to have the Ishmaels back after a long year in Texas. We would like to congratulate Bro. Mark Ishmael on his promotion to Sargeant Major.



April 11, 2008

Hafa Adai everyone, King Darius here. We apologize for the blog being at a stand still for awhile. You won’t believe how busy we’ve been! The Master Club Regatta has come and gone and despite all the rain we had a good turn out. We’ll get you those results this week. The camp at Sirena Beach was awesome. A coconut crab walked into the camp Friday night and that was that for him. He was scooped up and put in the refrigerator. After awhile someone saw him taking a walk in the refrigerator! Poor thing had to have his claws taped. Unlike most years, it was mighty nippy during the night and I heard some people had to take cover because they were frrreeezing…brrr. Bro. Besar kept the Master Club kids busy doing different things like learning how to build a fire, taking an early morning hike, and roasting marshmallows. Oh, and the next Puppet Show about Joseph is coming up at the end of April. I won’t be in it but invite your friends and family anyway!

Wedding of Raymond Blas Jr. and Marnecia Ishmael

February 19, 2008

The newlyweds were married at the Biggs Army Airfield Chapel in El Paso, Texas on February 16, 2008. Congratulations Raymond and Marnecia! withmomdad3.jpg

With the bride’s parents, Bro. Mark and Sis. Frances Ishmael.


The whole family! Now how did ya’ll pull off an island wedding in Texas??


The newly married couple at their reception.

Church Announcements and Upcoming Events

February 11, 2008
  • Couples Banquet-A great big thank you to those who attended the banquet and to the many dedicated church members who have contributed their time and talents to make this special event possible. This year’s banquet was held at the Hilton Gallery and those who attended were treated to a breath taking view of Tumon Bay.img_0286.jpg
  • We had a good time of fellowship, food, & games. Bro. Mac challenged us in John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. (Come back to the site later to see more pictures.)
  • Master Club-The children have begun work on their sailboats for the upcoming regatta which is tentatively scheduled for the end of February or early March. If you would like to sponsor a child for this event please see Bro. Besar or Sis. Lahlah Santos.
  • Also, we are still praying for someone to train alongside Bro. Besar as Master Club head leader as he and his family prepare to transfer to another duty station later this year.
  • Mission’s Trip Bake Sale-Thank you to Sis. Roz, her helpers, and all those who donated goodies for last Sunday’s bake sale for the Mission’s Trip to Thailand in 2009. The next bake sale will be in a couple weeks.
  • FBCS-There will be no classes on Monday, February 18, 2008 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
  • Donations are still needed for the FBCS Merit Store. Please see Sis. Lahlah Santos for more details.
  • Registration for Summer School is on-going until March 14, 2008. Please see Bro. Jeff Sudo for early enrollment and more information.
  • Praise the Lord! The Hot Lunch Ministry that provides hot lunches to the students and staff each Friday has been filled. Thank you to everyone who signed-up. Your help is greatly appreciated.
  • Chapel Speakers-There are still a few openings for those interested in an opportunity to preach the Word of God every Friday during FBCS chapel time. Open dates are Mar. 14, Apr. 18, & May 2.
  • Men’s Prayer Meeting-There has been a lot of praises and encouragement from the men who attend this early morning gathering for prayer and fellowship every Saturday at 6:00 am. If you have a prayer request you would like the men to pray for contact Bro. Gene Artero or Bro. Josh Beltramo.
  • Housekeeping Ministry-A list of repairs needed for the church building(s) is still in need of volunteers. Please see any of our deacons if you can help.

Announcements for the Week of December 2nd

December 2, 2007
  • A business meeting was held today to elect deacons! Praise God that bro. Frank and bro. Bernard were unanimously accepted as deacons for Family Baptist Church. Now we have Leo, Larry, Besar, Frank, and Bernard. Praise God for faithful workers!
  • Faith Bible Institute: The institute offers a through-the-Bible course for anyone interested in growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word of God. Students can earn a Bible Degree in 3 years. Classes for Spring 2007 will meet once a week for 3 hours at FBC, second floor. Class sessions: Fridays/Mondays at 7-10pm; Saturdays at 7:30-10:30am. Open registration ends Sunday, December 2nd. Late registration starts Monday, December 3rd and up to the second day of class for Spring 2008.
  • Growing Kids God’s Way: Parents, we invite you to please sign up for the upcoming class which starts in January 2008. Books need to be ordered ahead of time so please sign up as soon as possible. Class will be held Sunday evening at 5:00pm. Please see Bernard & Susana Dejesa for more information. Sign-up sheet is in the foyer.
  • Deacons’ Dinner: Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, 8th of December at 6pm at Fiesta Hotel.
  • Puppet Program: Please mark your calebdar for a special program in the evening service on Sunday, 16th of December by the Thompson Family. Invitations to distribute are available in the foyer.
  • Christmas Fellowship: The Annual Christmas Fellowship will take place on Sunday, December 16th in the Evening Service after the Puppet Program. Please sign up for a dish to bring on the sign-up sheets in the foyer.
  • Usher Vacancy: Please see Pastor Jay to sign-up.
  • Master Clubs: No Master Clubs for the following Wednesdays: December 19th and 26th.
  • Christmas Cantata: Harvest will be having a Christmas Cantata at 7pm on December 9th. Family Baptist Church will have an abriviated service that day so people can attend.
  • FBC School Hot Lunch Ministry: We now have the 2008 sign-up sheet out in the foyer. Plan ahead to serve the Lord for the upcoming new year! For more details, please see sis. Lahlah Santos.
  • Chapel Speakers: There are still serveral opening for those interested in an opportunity to preach the Word of God. FBC School has Chapel Services every Friday and is still looking for speakers. A sign-up sheet is in the foyer.
  • Guest Speaker in January: On January 6th, Richard Yerby, a missionary to Japan, will be our guest speaker. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear him preach the Word of God!

Missionaries of the Month: John & Marry Anne Jones

Are You Missing Anything?

July 11, 2007

Are any of these things yours? We have accumulated some items and have a new spot in the foyer called “Unclaimed Items.” Please free this area and help others locate their lost goods by seeing if you can help us track the owner. Thank you!

Announcements for the Week of July 1st

July 4, 2007

Pray for Pastor Jay
Please be in prayer for Pastor Jay as he’s away as well as those he will be ministering to.

Guest Speaker
We will be blessed with a guest speaker, Doug Worley, on Wednesday, July 4th, and Sunday, July 8th.

FBC School
• FBCS is currently enrolling students from grades K5 – 10th for school year 2007-2008. Seating is limited.
Parent orientation will be held on July 28th from 8AM-12PM and is mandatory for parents of students.
Monitor training: If you’d like to be able to help in the FBC School, you mast attend one of two monitor training sessions scheduled for July 29th and August 5th from 3PM – 4:30PM.

Birthday Fellowship

Birthdays and anniversaries for the month of July will be celebrated on July 29th after the morning worship service.

Master Club
There will be no Master Club in July.

Quarterly Business Meeting
FBC will hold its quarterly business meeting on Sunday, July 15th, after the evening service. All members are urged to attend. Please bring light refreshments.

FBC Directory
The directory is currently being updated. Please see sis. Jackie for changes to your section of the directory.

Upcoming Events
• Guest speaker: Fred Thompson (our missionary of the month) – July 15th & July 22nd.
• Harvest Summer Camp – July 16th (Jr. High) and July 23rd (Sr. High)

Welcome Baby Kalle Christine!

June 16, 2007

Congratulations Ryan and Liz! We look forward to meeting your precious little girl soon!

If you’re able to give meals for their sweet family, you can coordinate that with Sister Myrna or Sister Carol. Also, if you haven’t been able to give them a meal this week and would like to in the future, we’re pretty sure that it would be most appreciated! There are no food allergies just try to avoid spicy foods since Liz is nursing. Thank you in advance!

Breakfast for Dads this Sunday

June 16, 2007

Here’s an update on what’s going on for our Sunday Breakfast for Dads! Thank you Sister Myrna for getting this out to us!

Hi Ladies,

Father’s Day is on June 17 and we usually have “Breakfast for Dads” before Sunday School. So if you’re up to it, we all usually bring in any breakfast foods to feed the dads (and whoever is there). Remember we have to be there before 8:30 a.m. So if any can show up earlier to help setup that would be a blessing! We should be able to wrap up by 9:00. We also have a guest speaker for Sunday School that day.

Let’s start cooking!


Announcements for the Week of June 10th

June 10, 2007

A K5 Teacher Has Been Found!
Ms. Patty Carman has been identified as our new, up-and-coming K5 teacher for next year’s school year. She’s expected to arrive towards the end of July. Please feel free to email her to introduce yourself and let her know that we’re excited to have her as our new teacher!

Faith Bible Institute

Fall ’07 applications are located at the back table. Deadline for standard tuition for new and current students is July 14th. Please turn applications in to bro. Mike Castro.

Ladies’ Bible Study
The ladies will be meeting for a time of Bible study and fellowship on June 15th at 7:00 PM upstairs. A sign up sheet is located on the back table. Please see sis. Linda for more info.

FBC School
– FBCS is currently enrolling students from grades K5-10th for school year 2007-2008. Seating is limited.
– Diagnostic testing will be on June 25th-27th at 9:00 AM.

Church Building Projects
Interested in serving the Lord? FBC has various projects available: Balcony Projects – Ed Collado, K5 Classroom – Frank Guerrero, Air Conditioners – Orlando Domondon. Please see the listed individuals if you would like to help in any of the projects.

FBC Directory
The directory is currently being updated! Please have your pictures taken by June 24th by bro. Cutright. Please see sis. Jackie for changes to your section of the directory.

Upcoming Events
– VBS at Grace Baptist Church in Baragada from the 11th to 16th.
– Shepherding Ministries Summer Camp – June 18th-22nd and June 25th-29th.
– FBC will be having a guest speaker on July 4th and July 8th.
– Harvest summer camp – July 16th (Jr. High) and July 23rd (Sr. High)
***If you need financial assistance in order to send your children to any of the camps, please see Pastor Jay or sis. Myrna.***