- Sep4Sunday, September 4th • 10:15–11:15 am
- Sep3Saturday, September 3rd • 6–7 pm
- First Country Baptist Church of Surprise, AZ published a newsletterReadNewsletterJuly 22, 2022
Two more brutal months of summer and then things get back to what is normal for Arizona. I always consider our summers like the winters in Wyoming; you stay inside, run from the house to the car, and then get back inside. We trade bitter cold for heat.
Back to school is just around the corner and we are in the middle of gathering school supplies to fill 72 backpacks for the kiddos. We will be packing up the packs on Saturday July 30th beginning at 9:00 am; everyone is welcome to help. If we get 72 people each person can pack one pack.
August is the month that FCBC focuses on prayer, not that prayer is not important all the time, because it is. No, August is when we come together every weekday (M-F) for prayer at 6:00 pm. This year we will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall like we used to. This helps on cooling costs. We have a prayer calendar that directs our prayer focus for a need each day. Each night we will have a short 5-minute time of devotion and then spend the remainder of the time in silent prayer. You can pray as long as you want.
One final thought—I was reading the Book of Jeremiah in chapter 17; the first four verses gave me chills because it was like a prophetic message to America. Replace Judah with America and see how God’s Word speaks to you.
Jeremiah 17:1“The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with a point of diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of their altars, 2 while their children remember their altars and their Asherim, beside every green tree and on the high hills, 3 on the mountains in the open country. Your wealth and all your treasures I will give for spoil as the price of your high places for sin throughout all your territory. 4 You shall loosen your hand from your heritage that I gave to you, and I will make you serve your enemies in a land that you do not know, for in my anger a fire is kindled that shall burn forever.” (ESV)
Please join us during the month of August as we pray for America!
God’s love and blessings to all,