First Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach


First Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach
First Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach
Weekly E-Newsletter
March 25, 2015
this week’s issue
Next Week’s SOAP 01
University of Christian Life 02
Church Life 03
Worship Arts 04
Children’s Ministry 05
Youth Ministry 06
Men’s & Women’s Ministry 07
Connect Church West 08
Next Week’s SOAP
The Declaration
M– Luke 24:1-3
T– Luke 24:4-5
W– Luke 24:6-8
Th– Luke 24:9-10
F– Luke 24:11
S– Luke 24:12
Main Passage for April 5
Luke 24:1-12 HCSB
Memory Verse: Luke 24:6
He is not here, but He has been
resurrected! Remember how He
spoke to you when He was still in
Galilee. HCSB
This Week’s SOAP from Pastor Dale
Scripture: Zechariah
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout in triumph, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your
King is coming to you; He is righteous and victorious . . . Return to a stronghold,
you prisoners who have hope; today I declare that I will restore double to you.
Observation: The coming of the Messiah was not a secret. God had telegraphed or
prophesied consistently that He was going to intervene. Isaiah 59:15-16 states, "Truth
is missing, and whoever turns from evil is plundered. The Lord saw that there was no
justice, and He was offended. He saw that there was no man - He was amazed that
there was no one interceding; so His own arm brought salvation, and His own
righteousness supported Him."
The Lord expected His people to believe the present and the future reality of
His redemption spiritually and emotionally. With a strong emphatic command He tells
them to rejoice greatly and shout in triumph!
Application: I sometimes struggle understanding when a specific passage may apply
directly to me and my situation. Jesus surprised people when He made direct
application of Old Testament passages to Himself. Although there is much room for
error, and even heresy, I will seek to hear from God through the proper study of His
Word. I will rejoice in His promises and provisions.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for all the ways you give me to celebrate
who You are and all the reasons to celebrate what You have done.
Today, I especially want to celebrate all the things You are going to
do in the future. I praise the name of my Redeemer and in His name
– Jesus, I pray. Amen.
University of Christian Life
Worship from the Tabernacle
Church-Wide Bible Study
Led by our Pastors
Beginning Wednesday, May 6th
Workbooks are available for purchase in the Resource Center
Church Life
Teaching Pastor Schedule
Our pastors are now speaking on a monthly rotation schedule in order to
accommodate both campus locations.
March 29, 2015
First Baptist Church
Connect Church West
9:30 AM
Dr. Dale R. Faircloth
10:00 AM Pastor Jim Sims
11:00 AM
Dr. Dale R. Faircloth
Easter Service Times
Due to the increase in attendance during our Easter weekend by family and
guests we are adding an earlier service on Easter morning.
If you are an early bird, you might enjoy coming to our 1st celebration service
at 8:00 AM. Or join us at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.
All 3 services will be identical, so don’t you won’t miss
anything by adjusting to the new time!
WHAT’S UP with the Elevator?
The second floor of the elevator has
now been poured and the top level of
walls will begin to go up soon!
Visit our Resource Center
With compelling honesty John
Stott confronts this generation
with the centrality of the cross
in God's redemption of the
world. Can we see triumph in
tragedy, victory in shame?
Why should an object of
Roman distaste and Jewish
disgust be the emblem of our
worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does
it mean for us today?
The Cross of Christ offers theology at its readable
best, a contemporary restatement of the meaning
of the cross. At the cross Stott finds the majesty
and love of God disclosed, the sin and bondage
of the world exposed. Stop by and purchase a
copy from the Resource Center today!
Sunday- 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Wednesday- 6:30 PM to 8:30
Meals on the Patio
Thank you again for your faithfulness
in giving!
Seminary Advantage
God has called all of us to some level of ministry. Whatever ministry the Lord is
calling us to, we need to be equipped for the task. For some, this may mean
taking educational courses for seminary, though going back to school can create
a lot of challenges.
We now have an option for training and education that will help us confidently
answer the call to ministry.
Seminary Advantage is a one year program where you can receive a sound
foundation in practical theology. Sign up for the entire program or just take one
course at a time.
Classes will be held Monday evenings from 6 PM to 10 PM beginning April 6.
Financing options are available and Seminary Advantage is now accepted for 30
credit hours at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Please speak to Jeff Lee for more
information. 561-345-5382 or [email protected]
Make plans now to enjoy dinner
on the patio with your family and
friends before Kids Praise, Awana,
Area 51, and Bible Study class
each Wednesday evening.
Meals begin at 6:00 PM.
Tonight’s dinner will be subs and
Next week’s meal will be chicken
All meals are $5.00 per person.
Worship Arts
Good Friday Worship Experience
Come attend this somber and moving
worship experience remembering
Jesus’ final moments, featuring
powerful music and dramatic
elements all enhanced by media and
lighting. This Friday, April 3,
7:00 PM at the Seminole Ridge
Community High School. Join us
as we remember, reflect and respond
to this powerful story.
Good Friday Choir
The Worship Arts Ministry is inviting singers to join the worship team in a moving and
reflective worship experience during Good Friday. Choral experience encouraged but
not required. Rehearsals continue tonight, March 25th at 7:00 PM, and March 28th
from 10:00 AM to Noon, and April 1st at 7:00 PM.
Brass Ensemble
Easter is coming to town and we would love to have a
small ensemble during our services. If you play a brass
instrument (ie: trumpet, trombone, F. horn) or know
someone who might be interested in joining us for this
celebratory experience, please contact Pastor Will.
“In Christ Alone”
By Stuart Townend & Keith Getty
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my
song. This Cornerstone, this solid
ground, firm through the fiercest
drought and storm…
Stuart Townend and Keith Getty met
at a worship event through a mutual
friend in 2000. After resolving to work
together on a few songs Keith sent
Stuart three different melody ideas
that he had written. Stuart describes
the first that he listened to as a
haunting melody that he loved. He
knew instantly that it was memorable
and had an enduring quality about it.
In response, Stuart decided that
whatever lyrics were written also
needed to be enduring, that they
needed to tell the story of Christ. He
particularly wanted to convey what
Christ has done and what that means
in the life of a believer. Stuart asserts,
“We so often try to pin our hopes on
how well we are doing, but the whole
message of grace is that it is not
dependent at all on how well we do,
but rather what Jesus has done. It is
not about how good or bad I am, not
about whether I am successful or if I
fail, everything is dependent on who
he is!”
Stage Décor and Handyman Opportunity
The Worship Arts is currently looking for volunteers to help with
staging. If you are have experience with staging, power tools,
woodwork or just have artistic eyes, this might be a great
opportunity for you. For more information contact Pastor Will.
Will Lopes
Worship Pastor
[email protected]
Children’s Ministry
Children’s Sunday Morning News
AWANA will resume tonight! Can’t wait
to see you there!
Make sure to pick up your derby cars if
you have not done so already! AWANA
Grand Prix will take place in April.
Scripture paints a beautiful picture of the family and of God’s heart for discipleship at
home (see Deuteronomy 6:4-7). The family is God’s original small group! It is our goal
at FBCRPB and in the Children’s Ministry to equip you as parents to accomplish God’s
design of generational discipleship. Over the next few weeks we will offer you a few
suggestions of ways you can pray for your children:
Vacation Bible School
Make sure your children are registered
for VBS! You can register in the
Resource Center or online
( by clicking the
VBS link. The cost is $25.00 per child
and includes daily craft, snacks and a
framed picture. All payments must be
made in the Resource Center or can
be dropped off at the Church Office
during normal working hours. T-Shirts
can be purchased for $12.00.
Salvation – “Father, my heart’s desire and prayer to you is that my children may
be saved, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal
glory.” (Rom. 10:1; 2 Tim. 2:10)
Growth in grace – “I pray that they may grow in the grace and knowledge of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18)
Love – “Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to walk in love, as Christ loved us
and gave himself up for us.” (Eph. 5:2)
Honesty and integrity – “May integrity and honesty preserve and protect
them.” (Ps. 25:21)
Self-control – “Father, help my children not to be like so many others around
them, but let them be alert and sober in all that they do.” (1 Thess. 5:6)
A love for God’s Word – “May my children grow to treasure your Word as more
precious than gold and sweeter than honey.” (Ps. 19:10)
Justice – “God, help my children to love righteousness as you do and to act justly
in all that they do.” (Ps. 11:7; Micah 6:8)
Mercy – “May my children always be merciful, even as their heavenly Father is
merciful.” (Luke 6:36)
Respect – “Father, grant that my children may show proper respect for authority,
for themselves, and for others.” (1 Peter 2:17)
Strong, biblical self-esteem – “Help my children develop a strong sense of
self-worth that is rooted in the realization that they are your workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works.” (Eph. 2:10)
Kids Praise resumes tonight!
When: Wednesdays at 6:15 PM
If you would like to contribute a
scholarship for a child(ren) to attend
VBS, your donation may be submitted
to the Resource Center.
Josh Sharpe
Pastor of Ministries
[email protected]
Cindy Tidd
Preschool Coordinator
[email protected]
Where: Upstairs in the Children’s Department
Who: First through Fifth Graders
Jamie Wright
Kids Coordinator
[email protected]
Teressa Lee
AWANA Preschool Coordinator
[email protected]
Wendi Bean
AWANA Kids Coordinator
[email protected]
Youth Ministry
Sunday Mornings
Middle School meets in the Activity Center
at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. We are working
our way through "Bible Studies for Life". Join
us for a small group lesson/discussion that
will help you discover what it means to live
out your faith in this crazy world.
High School meets at 9:30 AM and 11:00
AM in the Activity Center. We are involved
In topical studies that will hit many relevant
issues that a High School student will face in
Sunday Nights
Join us from 6-8 PM for some serious fun
and games. Middle School will meet
upstairs in the Worship Center and High
School will meet in the Activity Center.
High School will have a monthly outing,
so be sure to check for updates.
Spring Thing Update
For twenty-two of our middle and high school students, Spring Break
2015 consisted of yard work and pressure cleaning, with a huge
amount of fun. These young men and women served our neighbors by
helping them get their property back to a place of compliance with the
Village of Royal Palm Beach Code Enforcement. We played some
pretty serious games of Frisbee at Commons Park, basketball at the
church, had a great time at The Rapids Water Park, and it was capped
off with a ‘rockin’ Worship Night with Geoff D.
The Spring Thing was another joint effort between FBCRPB and Palm
Beach County Youth for Christ. As a church, we are blessed by this
partnership with YFC, as they are reaching out to the students of our
public schools with the hope of a lifelong relationship with Jesus.
Please remember them in your prayers, that the Lord will continue to
show them favor on our school campuses.
Summer Camp at Teen Valley Ranch
It’s not too late to sign up for Summer Camp. We are going back to Teen Valley
Ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains from July 12-18, 2015. It is going to be another
AMAZING week and space is limited, so don’t miss it. The cost is $450, but there is
still a lot of time for your child to earn that money. Let them get creative and
encourage them to work (it’s good for them)! Students, you can sign up at the
Wednesday Night Youth Service or directly with Pastor Tate.
Tate Soles
Youth Pastor
[email protected]
Tayler Zaskey
Middle School Intern
[email protected]
Stephen Kimpel
High School Intern
[email protected]
Men’s Ministry
Deep Sea Fishing Trip
Mighty Men of God Retreat
Join us Saturday, May 16th from 5:00 AM to noon
for a Men’s Deep Sea Fishing Trip. The costs $90 per
person and includes fishing trip, license, bait, and tip.
Contact Denny Zaskey at [email protected]
or Jerry Raddar at [email protected] .
Tickets will be sold in the Resource Center.
The sign up is now complete for the
retreat. If you are still interested in
attending April 24-25, 2015, you can
sign up through Lake Yale by calling
(352) 483-9800.
Men’s Weekly Bible Study
Retreat times: April 24-25, 2015
at coffee,
3:00 PM on Friday, and
Join us every Tuesday morning from 6:30 to 7:30 AM in the Activity Center as webegins
sit, drink
8:30 PM on April 25th.
train, and enjoy fellowship. This time prepares us to better handle our day and work concludes
Positioning other men around us, helps to attain a better perspective on life. Studying God’s Word
with other men will help us discover our blind spots and avoid costly mistakes.  Car pool transportation will
Jerry Radder
arranged as the dateMen’s
We are currently studying “A Man and His Story.” Both experts and regular guys offer guidance in
how to learn from our past, come alive in our present and enjoy God's best in the future.
Women’s Ministry
Women’s Summit Conference
What is the call God has on our lives as women, wives, mothers, daughters and
Event: Women's Summit Conference
Speaker: Rosa Madrigal
Date and Time: Saturday, April 19th from 9:00 AM - Noon
Let's explore scripture together, emphasizing on Proverbs
31. This a time of learning, uniting, and searching God's
Will for our lives as women. We will learn to uncloak the
conventions of society, to then clothe ourselves in His
There is no fee for this event.
Light refreshments will be served.
Rosa Madrigal
Women’s Ministry Director
[email protected]
[email protected]
Lodging is two to a room hotel
type rooms.
Connect Church West
Soft Launches Continue
As a church body, we are currently
engaged in the frontier challenge of
beginning a new church, Connect
Church West.
Please continue to pray for those
who will actively serve on this new
campus and for the families that
will remain at FBCRPB to serve the
Lord on the main campus.
Acreage Easter Egg Hunt & Family Activity Day
The Hunt is this Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 PM! Registration for children in the
community begins at 12:30 PM.
Location: Acreage Community Park located on 140th in Loxahatchee.
Schedule of Events:
7:30 AM Prayer walk
(Contact Diane Klopfenstein to register for this time of service- [email protected] )
8:00 AM Set Up
10:00 AM Worship at the Park
11:45 AM Prepare for Guests to Arrive
12:30 PM Registration and Family Fun Day Begins
2:30 PM Drawing for Prizes
2:50 PM Egg Hunt Instructions
3:00 PM Age Group Areas
3:10 PM Egg Hunt Begins
Don’t steal tomorrow
from God’s hands. Give
Him time to speak to
you and reveal His will.
He is never late– learn
to wait.
From Streams in the Desert
Become a Ministry Partner!
Church Orientation will take place on May 6th at 7:00 PM on the main campus at FBC.
Upcoming Opportunities
March 29
April 5
Acreage Community Park Easter Egg Hunt
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
9:30 and 11:00 AM
Be Blessed!
Pastor Jim Sims
Photographs contributed by FBC Royal Palm Beach
photographers Dennis Jordan & Gaby Altman
To view additional photos visit Media-photo gallery.
10701 Okeechobee Boulevard
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561.793.2475 phone
561.793.0930 fax