Video of the Week

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VBS…A Virtually Amazing Experience!



Join Us Sunday for Our Livestream!

Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30AM for our Live Stream. Make sure your kiddos are there for our special Kids World Moment AND don’t forget to gather what you have available for our time of communion together. Let’s come together online and give God praise!
 
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this Sunday’s service at 10:30AM.
 


Do Something Expansion Campaign

 
Where Are We Now?
 
FCC’s campus expansion project has been estimated at a total cost of $2,000,000. We needed $250,000 to begin Phase One, which includes putting a new roof on the existing main building, and adding a porte-cochere to help our elderly, handicapped, and families with small children to load/unload from their vehicles in inclement weather. Phase One also includes adding a new office entrance for our future office space. We currently have received donations totaling $513,499.96 and are working toward beginning construction on Phase One.
 
We recently met with the engineer on the remaining details on Phase 1 construction. The engineer is currently completing modifications to include details of work, such as repairing concrete walks, leveling, re-curbing, and re-asphalting the West parking lot and entrance, as well as correcting standing water issues. As soon as the few changes to the design are completed, the porte-cochere will be the first item to be bid.
 
The roof system specifications are also in development. Two metal roof systems are being proposed. This will allow us to compare expense with longevity in order to make the best possible decision. Once the porte-cochere is completed, the roofing work and parking lot construction can occur at the same time.
 
Continue to pray for the project as it moves forward.
 
For more information and updates on the “Do Something” Campaign, click here.
 
To give, click here and choose “Do Something Campus Expansion”
from the dropdown menu.
 


Do Something Challenge!



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“Do Something” T-shirts Available!

You can pick yours up at the church!
Shirts cost $10 each and are available in Adult sizes XS-4X.
 


Missionary Update from Justin & Steffani

Here we are enjoying a time out at a local farm during the quarantine.
 
The past couple of months have been interesting to say the least for here, the Dominican Republic and the rest of the world. We’re all ready to come out of a mandated hibernation of sorts where many people have said it feels like Groundhog Day. However, God is still at work both here and around the world.
 
Children in the Dominican Republic are still learning while not currently in the classroom. Many of their parents haven’t been able to work and so we want to help ‘Close the Gap’ alongside them. Normally, our parents pay $30/month to help with the cost of their children’s education. We also have monthly sponsorships that cover the rest of the cost of our school and educating children there.
 
We invite you to take direct action and help ‘Close the Gap’ by sending $90 for the parents’ normal cost of $30/month for 3 months while they’re out of work.
 
 
Our pastor at Southeast, Kyle Idleman, preached a sermon series some time ago titled ‘One at a Time.’ Often times the world’s needs seem so overwhelming and we become paralyzed simply by the statistics of systemic and what feel like unavoidable problems that we just learn to deal with. Millions go hungry each night, more than a billion don’t have access to regular electricity, millions don’t have access to clean drinking water. The lists and numbers go on indefinitely.
 
What Kyle challenged the church with was that change often happens one at a time. One person at a time, one church at a time, one community at a time, etc. Jesus often healed people one at a time or had interactions one at a time.
 
It reminds me of a quote I believe that is attributable to Mother Theresa. “If you can’t feed 100 people, feed just one.”
 
How do you educate the world’s children? One child at a time. Help us close the gap by sending a one-time gift of $90 to cover the cost of one child’s education for 3 months.

Close the Gap

 
I’ve recently started teaching online business classes to a couple of church planters who want to start a chicken farm. It has been a new experience for everyone involved. There are certainly pros and cons to it as with anything, but overall it’s been wonderful. It has been great to reconnect with some Dominicans via Zoom.
 
First time teaching online!  En Espanol!
Well, I had a translator so mostly I taught in English but still…
 
Praises:
  • Technology has allowed me to continue classes with Dominicans and has worked remarkably well, 3 out of 4 days with hardly any interruptions, save a rooster in the background noise.  🙂
  • We are healthy as a family during this health crisis that has gripped the world.
  • My parents came a week and a half ago to visit and helped tremendously teaching us and working alongside us to give our home a new face lift!
Prayers:
  • For people who are sick with coronavirus to make a full recovery.
  • For our students in the Dominican to continue to be able to learn while on lockdown.
  • For our missionaries in the DR who are tired of a daily curfew of 5:00PM and just want to be able to go out of an evening for a walk or to the gym.
  • For the 33 million Americans who have applied for unemployment over the last 6 weeks.
  • For the millions more around the world who have lost jobs due to this terrible virus.
 
 
To help support the Hemmings
or
Send checks to:
 
GO MINISTRIES
11501 PLANTSIDE DRIVE, SUITE 14
LOUISVILLE, KY 40299
With “Hemming Family” in the memo


Missionary Update from the Sudsberry Family

 
Top Left: Yearly Conference. This year’s theme was having 20/20 vision which encompassed discipleship, mission, and the multiplication of leaders. We had double the amount of leaders from 2 years ago.
Top Right: A new church in Mira Flores where a children’s activity was taking place. It was great to be with our local leaders encouraging them to keep being on mission!
Bottom Left: I spent time going from community to community being with new leaders and this is a new community where a woman has opened her home for a new church to meet. It is amazing how God continues to use faithful women who open their homes for new churches to meet!
Bottom Right: A team came to serve with GO last summer and upon learning that people in their partnered community didn’t have any running water, and the women didn’t have privacy to shower in their bucket shower, they provided these small shower areas for the community. Love the mutual transformation that happens when churches work together around the world!
 

An update to encourage you

There are so many incredible things happening right now thanks to your continued partnership! As Lori continues to grow our organization through HR and Ryan through the starting of new churches we need you to know how important the role you play as we partner together to see “His Kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

Some bullet points:

  • 9 Prisons now have churches meeting in them. The beauty in the prisons is that we keep getting invited to more prisons because the guards and wardens see the culture of the entire prison change once GO comes in and begins Rooted Groups, Celebrate Recovery, and starting a church (sometimes several because of context). We also have a women’s prison who might begin bussing the women to take classes from the Seminary…under armed guard. How incredible is that!
  • Over 100 communities have received food through our Covid 19 Relief program through our new local churches.
  • A global movement of church planting has begun. We are currently developing relationships & structures to build out networks of new churches in Mexico, Argentina, Haiti, and Dominican Republic.
  • Residency created. Though we are not going to be able to begin in 2020 because of the virus, we are recruiting for 2021. If you are interested or have local leaders in countries you support and think they or people in their churches could benefit from a 6 month residency (10 hours theological training & 30 hours of relational training -they are apprenticed by a local pastor) in order to return to their country or context to start a network of new churches, please reach out to Ryan. For the first residency we have Argentines, Mexicans, Americans, Dominicans, & Haitians all planning to be here!!
  • Staffing: We are up to 19 staff (US & Local leaders). If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a missionary with GO on our church planting team, let us know!! (No, they do not need to have planting experience…simply a heart for people, integrity & character, and a willingness to work hard with an awesome team.)
  • Online Seminary: Our Seminary is now online which is allowing us to build out our content in order to be able to share with others throughout the world.
  • Over 100 Churches:  We were projecting to hit over 100 churches this year…I believe we will meet and even exceed it despite the Virus.

Thank you for your prayers! Thank you for your generosity!
-Suds 5

 
 
TO SUPPORT THE SUDSBERRY FAMILY: CLICK HERE
Or: GO Ministries
11501 Plantside Drive
Suite 14
Louisville, KY. 40299
memo: Sudsberry


Pray for Nathan!!

 
“A picture is worth a thousand words…”
 
Meet Nathan, one of many local teenagers looking for a Forever Family through adoption.
 
This charismatic, smart, friendly, and playful young man has a big smile bound to make anyone’s day brighter! Nathan loves to be active and is a hands on learner who would love to participate in activities such as football, boxing, and Tae Kwon Do. He enjoys listening to both rap and country music and he aspires to go into the Military after high school. Nathan is looking forward to being a part of a family who will be there to cheer for him and support him unconditionally. He will thrive with a family who are easy-going, nurturing, positive, and open to allowing continued contact with people important to him.
 
Please take a moment and pray that Nathan may find his Forever Family.
 
I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.”
~ Samuel 1:27
 
(Please continue to pray for Lily, as she is still looking for her Forever Family. A new church is joining us in praying for Lily; therefore, her sign was moved to that church.)