“… I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
“Thrive” is a celebration of the life of our church. Every other month we take time to reflect on the blessings God has bestowed upon us as a church family.
Beyond Our Walls
Our fourth annual Beyond Our Walls Service Day was scheduled for February 8th. This dedicated day of service and fellowship is something our church family looks forward to each and every year. Unfortunately, our 260+ volunteers were unable to come together to serve that day because of inclement weather. As a result, our Beyond Our Walls leadership team has worked to organize individual service projects to complete the tasks previously scheduled for the event.
Several projects have already been completed. Ten volunteers worked to set up for “Prom-A-Palooza” at the Foster Care Foundation on February 15th. Groups completed several light construction projects for four widows from Zion Missionary Baptist Church. These projects included things like moving furniture and re-leveling pavers. On February 27th, eighteen volunteers came together at FBR and worked to complete projects for first responders, the Drake House families, missionaries, and veterans.
As we look toward the remainder of March, there are several opportunities for you to carry out the mission of this event and serve others in the community. These include:
Saturday, March 21st:
Volunteers are needed to plant flowers, tidy up landscaping, trim trees/shrubs, and stain/seal picnic tables at Roswell North Elementary School from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This is a great service activity for adults and teenagers. Eric House is the FBR Service Area Coordinator for this project.
Saturday, March 21st:
Volunteers are needed to sand and paint the metal railing around the track at Elkins Pointe Middle School in Roswell from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This is a great service activity for adults, middle schoolers, and teenagers. Eric House is the FBR Service Area Coordinator for this project.
Saturday, March 28th:
Volunteers are needed to serve at She Is Safe in Roswell from 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM. This is a great service activity for adults and teenagers. Kathy Jennings is the FBR Service Area Coordinator for this project.
If you are interested in participating in any of these service projects, please sign up online at fbroswell.org/events.
Things don’t always go as we plan, but we are so grateful to be part of a church family that desires to serve and love others, no matter what obstacles may get in the way.
New Year’s Prayer Service
On Wednesday, January 8th we hosted a New Year’s Prayer Service in the Chapel. As 2020 was beginning, we took some special time together to bring all that we are and commit the coming year to God. There were multiple prayer stations around the room and special music. We were able to pray in different ways, but with the same goal in mind: that we bring our cares, our hurts, our desires and ambitions for this next year before God, so that He may direct our paths and we might follow where He leads. It was a significant time together for our church family!
On a cold January day, forty-four people from our church were having a blast riding water slides at the indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge. Eleven families traveled to LaGrange, GA, for our Family Retreat. While there, we got to know each other better, enjoyed meals together, and responded to God through prayer stations. We spent the day riding water slides, exploring the lazy river, and having fun in the wave pool. Along the way, we strengthened relationships, built wonderful family memories, and ate a lot of good food! Before we left on Sunday, one little girl asked her mom if we could stay there. You know it’s been a successful retreat when the parents are exhausted, and the kids want to live there! What a wonderful thing to be a part of a church that values time spent together as families. Save the date for next year!
On Saturday, February 22nd, 50 dads/granddads and daughters joined us in the Brantley Seymour Activities Building for the Daddy/Daughter Dance. We had a blast dancing to music and eating yummy food. The girls had fun running around with each other to the beat! We had our Third Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance Off, where dads and daughters broke out their best dance moves to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Everyone did such a wonderful job that it was hard for our judges to choose winners! In the end, 10 “couples” of dads and daughters won a trophy for their dance moves. This is a well-loved event, one that dads and daughters look forward to each year. This dance is just one way we are helping our families spend time together and strengthen their family bonds, bonds that will carry them through the rest of the lives. Mark your calendars for the next Daddy/Daughter Dance, Saturday, February 20, 2021!