**UPDATE: Annual Business Meeting

BREAKING: Because of the passing of Pastor Jones’ father on February 4, the church business meeting will be rescheduled and will not be held on 2/10. We will post that date as soon as it is available.

On Sunday, February 10, Family Life Church will be holding its annual business meeting. It will be held immediately following the 10am worship service. Besides updating you on the affairs of our church, we will be electing a few people to the church council. Everyone is invited to come and participate, however, you need to be a member of the church to vote.

The five candidates who will be running for the three council member openings are: Annie Gonzales, Zaldy Ignaco, Nathan Jones, Georgia Mullins, and David Zumwalt.

Ladies’ Event – Magdalena

The next Magdalena Bible Study will be on Saturday, January 19. All women are invited to this event that includes breakfast and childcare! It will be from 9:00am to 10:30am at our 2313 Washington Street facility. Don’t miss out!

Christmas Luncheon December 16

You are cordially invited to our annual Christmas Luncheon that will follow the morning service on Sunday, December 16. Please bring a favorite Christmas dish to share, so everyone can share a very special meal together!

The Great Christmas Wipe Out!

Last Christmas, we donated a mountain of diapers to the Family Resource Center of Zion.  This year, we’re collecting baby wipes!

Please purchase baby wipes (in packages of 72-80 each) and place them in the BIG WIPES BOX in the foyer on any Sunday through the month of December (9, 16, 23, and 30)!

FRCZ is a not-for-profit organization that provides educational services and resources to empower men and woment ot make informed choices regarding pregnancy and parenting skills.  All services are free and confidential.

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Every year, Family Life Church likes to take time to give thanks to God for all of the blessings He’s given to us. Join us this Thanksgiving Eve for this special service of worship and reflection – it will begin at 7pm on Wednesday, 21 and will be followed by a fellowship time with desserts and pies. Don’t miss it!

Tres Cruses Foursquare Church Anniversary

Did you know that this week the Tres Cruses Foursquare Church will celebrate its 5th anniversary? After giving us the vision to plant a church there, the Lord made it a reality when we were led to Pastor Gil and Nora Barcelo. Pastor Gil had previously planted a church in a nearby barrio and felt the call to plant a church in Tres Cruses. Since that time, we helped them build a church building and next year we will be constructing a more suitable house for the pastor’s family!

Special Guest: Ricky Bueno (10/21)

On Sunday, october 21 at 10am, we will be hosting Ricky Bueno from FrontLine Street Intervention.

Joining a gang at age 15, as a way to gain respect, Ricky started robbing and stealing, taking pride in his nickname, “Bandit.” After getting into drugs and alcohol, Ricky eventually dropped out of high school, giving up on becoming a doctor or lawyer; he just wanted to be a gangster. Quickly finding himself in trouble with the law, he ended up in prison four times, even becoming a gang leader there. But something happened during his last prison sentance–he picked up a Bible and started reading it. That’s when Jesus Christ changed his life around!

Knowing how Jesus changed him, today Ricky desires to see youth fulfill their potential in life with a sense of dignity, honor, respect and destiny. His organization, FrontLine Street Intervention, partners with parents, ex-gang members, mentors, community-based organizations of mutual purpose, police departments and probation officers to accomplish this task.