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April 2008

4305 W. Crawford | Denison, TX 75020 | (903) 463-3444
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 272, Denison, TX 75021

Business Meeting Sunday, April 27 Easter Sunday was a great day. The choir did a great job and we had an overflow crowd. What a blessing it is to serve the Risen Lord, amen? We have some pretty exciting things ahead of us in the coming months. Be sure to mark April 5th on your calendars. That is when we will be having our fund raising dinner for those who are going to India. Invite your friends for this. It is going to be a great barbecue dinner and we will have a silent auction that is going to be awesome. A couple of weeks ago I sent all of you a letter asking you to pray for the trip and to please consider helping us to raise the funds to go. Let me reiterate that request. All of those going are doing so at a great cost to them personally, and if there is any way you can help I know God will honor that. God doesn’t let good deeds go unrewarded. And remember our success over there will be greatly enhanced by your prayers. I hope you are already praying regularly for what God is going to do through us. As you pray be sure to pray also for our church as we attempt to impact the community in which we live. It would be a shame to go all the way to India to do evangelism and fail to reach out to our own community. I pray for us almost everyday that Faith Fellowship would be a great bastion for the cause of Christ in Denison, Texas. Thank you for your faithfulness. God bless. April 3 - Gayle Spradlin April 5 - Jerry Stewart April 5 - Rob White April 7 - Emily Washburn April 13 - Jerry Geisler April 14 - Trey Fuller April 16 - Brittany Griffin April 17 - Troy Francis April 17 - Cindy Franklin April 17 - Terrie O’Dell April 18 - Robert Welch April 30 - Gary Clay

Spring into Sunday School next Sunday!

Financial Report -Budget Offerings Mar. 2- $6,427 Budget Offerings Mar. 9 - $1,924 Budget Offerings Mar. 16 - $2,655 Budget Offerings Mar. 23 - $2,337 Budget Offerings Mar. 30 - $3,506

By Letter: Joe Geisler By Statement: Vicki Geisler website:


What is Children in Action?
Children in Action is a comprehensive missions education organization, for boys and girls in grades 16, which includes praying for missions, engaging in missions action and witness, learning about missions, developing spiritually toward a missions lifestyle, participating in the work of the church and supporting missions. Through participation in Children in Action, children grow in their knowledge, understanding and application of the Bible. They also learn from the example of missionaries, believers and hand-on mission action what it means to actively engage in ministering to others with the compassion of Christ. During the month of April we will travel to South Africa to learn more about what our missionaries are accomplishing in their far away place.

Vacation Bible School is coming in June!
Begin praying and planning whereyou can serve to help make this years VBS a big success!

Remember to pray for the Mission Team to India: Russell & DeeDee Clemons Twilene Macon Crystal & Tanner Clay Wendi Buchanan What a great Easter season we've had as we celebrated our Dale Utley Savior's death, burial and resurrection! A special thanks to Marijane & Christopher Wilburn all who provided special music during the Easter season: Melissa and Courtney Virgin, Priscilla McCabe and the choir. Adult Mission Study You are all very much appreciated along with our instruTuesday, April 8 mentalists: Bob Millsap, Nan Sue Wampler and Sharon Jackson who provide beautiful music for our congregational sing10:30 a.m. ing, special music and offertories. Also, thanks to those who Men & Women are very willingly fill in from time to time: Dee Ann Clemons and invited to attend the Kathy Randolph. What a talented group you all are and we Mission Study. do appreciate all of you. Choir practice continues every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Come and join us as we sing and rehearse. Also, the Chimes of Faith will begin chime choir rehearsals on Sunday evenings beginning April 6 at 5:00 p.m. They are always looking for more people to join them in this very unique ministry.

A covered dish luncheon will follow.

Wednesday Night Menus
Apr. 4 - Hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, brownies Apr. 11 - Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, gravy, green peas, salad, rolls, cheesecake Apr. 17 - Spaghetti, green beans, salad, garlic toast, pie Apr. 24 - Mexican chicken, tacos, rice, beans, cake

April 6 - Keith McBrayer April 13 - Allen Winslett April 20 - Robert Minchew April 27 - Jerry Pace

The month of April will not only be a busy month, it will be an exciting month. Not only do we have fun activities, we have activities plan to share the love of Jesus. On Friday, April, 11, I will be taking our students on a mystery trip. This trip is designed for fun, but the only one that knows where we will be going is myself. There will be more information to come for that. The next day Saturday, April 12, we will be going to the Rangers game in Arlington. Not only will be see the game, but there will also be a concert by Third Day. Sign up sheets are available upstairs. Also, time is running out for those that want to sign up for M-Fuge camp. Those dates are July 6-12. If you have any questions, contact Brandon. Our student ministry will also have the opportunity for a work day at the Knowles house on April 19. Lastly, please pray for our student Sunday School teachers as we will be offering a training day on April 26. I thank everyone for their prayers for our students.

The Sunday School Leadership met during the month of March and discussed our strengths, our concerns and our opportunities for outreach. Some of the concerns we discussed were the need to reach more children and families; improve our nursery and preschool areas; increase Sunday School attendance; improve generational understanding; promote deeper commitment of members; provide a ministry to those who are single again; and make best use of our facilities. Please be patient and prayerful that we would succeed in our effort to reorganize our Sunday School more effectively in reaching and retaining new members, as well as equipping regular members for ministry.

Mission Trip to India Fundraiser Barbecue Dinner and Silent Auction
Saturday, April 5 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in fellowship hall Please consider donating an item for the Silent Auction! See Priscilla McCabe for more details! All proceeds will benefit our Mission Trip to India - June 12-21!

Helping Hands Day at the Knowles 909 W. Bond Saturday, April 19 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to complete repairs to the Knowles home, started in 2007. Please bring work gloves. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Students who need to log volunteer hours for school can bring their paperwork and have it signed for approval.

Due to a change in work schedule, the bridal shower in honor of Jeremy & Tara Bergthold will be a Card Shower. For those who were planning to attend, please bring a card Sunday morning, April 6. These gifts and well wishes will be shared with the happy couple, son and daughter-in-law of Russell & DeeDee Clemons.

Sunday Prayer Team Schedule
Apr. 6 - Gayle Spradlin Apr. 13 - James Testerman Apr. 20 - Sharon Washbutn Apr. 27 - Judy White

Men's Fellowship Breakfast & Tennis Tournament
Saturday, April 12 8:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall

Remember to give faithfully to the World Missions Offering!
60% goes to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for World Missions 20% goes to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for Home Missions 20% goes to the Mary Hill Davis Offering for State Misions

Weekly Schedule
Sunday 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School 10:30 a.m. - Morning Worship Service 5:00 p.m. - Choir Chimes Rehearsal Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - Acteens 5:30 p.m. - Family Supper 6:30 p.m. - Missions Organizations 6:30 p.m. - Adult Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 6:30 p.m. - Youth Worship "Oasis" 7:30 p.m. - Choir Rehearsal


P.O. Box 272 Denison, TX 75021-0272


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