"Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves." 2 Corinthians 13:5a (NLT) The Apostle Paul encourages us to examine ourselves to be sure that our faith is genuine. How do we do that? How do we know if our faith in Jesus is real? What should we look for in our actions, thoughts and words? These are good questions.
The Bible encourages us to look at what we invest our time, money, and effort in. Do you read His Word and spend time in prayer with Him? Do you give to support the ministries of the church and volunteer to serve in needed areas? Do you have a hunger and a desire to see people accept Jesus Christ into their hearts? These are some signs of genuine faith. Test yourselves!!
Wow!! What a great Mother’s Day service. Thanks, Ronna, for all of the wonderful music. Thank you, Kathy, for organizing the parent/child dedication. Thank you, parents, for bringing your children to be dedicated. We had nine beautiful babies dedicated last week. This is a very special time for me. It is a time when the parents promise before God and the congregation to dedicate the raising of their child to Jesus Christ. It is also a time when the church body pledges to pray for these families and to provide ministries and resources that will teach and lead these children to the Lord.
Thank you, Fee Fee Church Family,for being committed to making the Gospel known to our kids. It was indeed a wonderful day.
Our roof repairs are almost completed. Thank you, church family, for being so patient and supportive of this inconvenience. When finished, our church facility will be in the best shape it has been in for many years. God is good and, as always, He has certainly blessed us.
As summer approaches, don’t forget the many summer activities that Fee Fee has to offer. We will be doing several things that are geared at ministry to families. Brochures that list all of these events are available in the parlor. Be sure to pick one up and mark your calendar. It will be a great time for everyone.
Again a big thank you to everyone who continues to participate in the Stepping Up Together emphasis. It continues to make a big difference in our giving. Thank you for your dedication and support.
It is exciting to see what God continues to do in our church family. Come and join us as we seek to “Know Christ and to make Him known”.
See you in church,
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What a blessed privilege to be the music director here at Fee Fee. As Bro. Randy gives me the scriptures for his message, I begin searching for worship music that will carry the themes. As the music is selected in preparation for each service, it is interesting to note the parallels between the traditional and contemporary stylings. So many of the contemporary writers are borrowing from the traditional hymns using not only text, but fragments of the original melodies as well. Here are three examples from many that could be cited: Chris Tomlin’s Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) utilizes a verse that was written 100 years later than the original work. There’s also Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher which emerged from the legacy of the old hymn I Need Thee Every Hour. Casting Crowns’ Glorious Day takes its roots from the hymn, One Day. These examples yet again pay tribute to the timelessness of the messages, old and new again, that give credence to the foundational tenets of our faith.
That’s about all I have for now. Maybe we should change “musings” to “meanderings”.
In closing, here’s an important phrase (very significant to the Music
Department) for you to unscramble before the next writing:
HSTRSICMA SI MIGONC!
Your prize is an all expense trip paid by YOU to a Wheel of Fortune show!!!! Or a pat on the back!
Our Parent /Child Dedication on Mother’s Day was a blessing. We had nine babies born since last Mother’s Day. We were able to show our support, celebration and love to these families. I know you’ll pray for these new children and their parents as they grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
VBS is June 24-28 this year. I hope you’ll consider spending five mornings with the children in KINGDOM ROCK-where kids stand strong for God! We have many ways for you to be involved: from collecting items to teaching classes to decorating—and we’ll give you all the resources and helps you need. Let me know how you’d like to be involved. VBS takes LOTS of hands and willing hearts! June 2 is Discovery Day for enlisted workers. Sign up to participate in the training and enjoy a delicious lunch. Child care will be provided for VBS workers who stay for the training.
May 19: AWANA awards night, Worship Center, 6:00 p.m. (reception following in café)
May 22: Children’s Wednesday night programs recognition night, Dining Room, 6:00 p.m.
May 29: PJ Movie Night, 6:00 p.m. - Three different movies will be shown.
June 2: VBS Worker Discovery Day, noon (includes lunch so please sign up)
June 8: Kids’ Fishing Derby, for ages 18 and under; Busch Lake #2, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
June 15: Kids’ Mystery Trip (with dads)
July 4-8: RA Camp for boys completing 3rd-5th grades and Challenger Camp for boys completing 6th-11th grades, Windermere Baptist Conference Center. $20 deposit due by June 1 for boys planning to attend this camp. See me if you are interested.
Thank You notes received from Jean & James Smith, Bill & Mary Miller, The d’Almeidas, and the Masokano family have been posted on the bulletinboard in the hallway to the Cornerstone Café.
The next bi-monthly church business meeting will be held on Sunday, May 19, following the evening worship service. If your ministry or committee submits written reports, please turn those in to the church office by Wednesday, May 15, if you want them to be included.
A special offering will be received on Sunday, May 26, which will go to the Scholarship Fund. The interest on this fund is used each year to help members attending college, trade school and other schools of higher education. To apply for a scholarship, please turn in a competed application no later than June 2 to receive consideration by the Scholarship Committee.
In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, there will be no afternoon activities or evening service on Sunday, May 26. The church office and buildings will be closed on Monday, May 27.
Wednesday Night Supper Menu
May 22 - Chef's Choice
The “Remnants” are looking for some volunteers! We are the group that sews for Wheels For The World and other charities. Cutting, sewing, ironing, and embroidering are some of the skills we need. We meet the first Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. We are a fun group—come once and see. Contact Sue Chadwick if you have any questions.
The May ClermontWOM are collecting wearable shoes for The Shoeman Water Projects through May 19. Funds generated by the sale of these shoes provide well drilling rigs, water purification systems, and hand pump repair in countries where people thirst for fresh water. The shoes can be men’s women’s or children’s. There is a collection box in the hall between the Cornerstone Café and Media Center.
Put Sunday, June 9, on your calendars for our annual all-church picnic! We will gather at Tiemeyer Park in St. Ann around 3:00 p.m. for fellowship and fun with dinner served at 5:00 p.m. The church will provide chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, mashed potatoes & gravy, biscuits, soda and water. Families are asked to bring a large side dish, according to last names, as follows:
A-H - large salad or fruit plate
I-P - large dessert
Q-Z - large vegetable dish
Plan to be a part of this annual event and get to know other members of the Fee Fee Family! (There will be no evening worship on that day.)
Jumping into June …
June 2 - Graduate Recognition at the 10:50 a.m. service
June 15 - Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 8:00 a.m.
June 16 - Father’s Day
June 24-28 - Vacation Bible School
June 28 - River City Rascals Game, 7:05 p.m.
Mission Trip Parents’ Meeting – May 19
All students going on the World Changers mission trip to Cincinnati this summer need to plan on bringing a parent to our Mission Trip Parents’ Meeting on Sunday, May 19, from 5:00-5:30 p.m. At this meeting you will get your final balances that you owe for the trip, receive the necessary forms to be filled out for the trip, and give you opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Fee Fee Scholarship Applications
The Fee Fee Scholarship applications are now available! If you are a member of Fee Fee and are going to be enrolled in college in the fall, make sure to fill out a Scholarship Application. You can pick up an application as well as an informational packet about the scholarships in the church parlor. You can also download the application from the church website by clicking on the “Interactive” link and then on the “Downloads” link. Scholarship applications and all needed documents are due to the church office by Sunday, June 2!
Graduation Sunday – June 2
Sunday, June 2, we will recognize our members who are graduating from high school, college, masters, or trade school. Please bring a head shot of the graduate, name of the school, and degree earned (if graduating from college) to the church office. You may also email me the information at
. This info must be turned in no later than Sunday, May 26. We are looking forward to getting to celebrate this exciting event with you!
Bosnian Food Pantry - Saturday, May 18, 8:30 a.m.-Noon– Our church body is serving the people of St. Louis by volunteering at the Bosnian Food Pantry! Arrive at the church at 8:30 a.m. We will travel by vans to the Bosnian Food Pantry to help organize food, package it, and hand it out to needy families. We will return to the church by noon.
College Finals Celebration - Thursday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.– College students, come join us as we celebrate the end of finals! We’ll have dinner and hang out at IHOP across from the church at 7:00 p.m. till whenever we want to leave. Dinner is FREE for all college students!
June Summer Events
8 - Paintball
17 - NEW EVENT ADDED!! Six Flags Day
24-28 - Vacation Bible School
26 - Midweek Monster Movie Mania
28 - Family Fun: River City Rascals Game
A reservation has been made for the 55+ Group to visit the famous Clydesdale breeding farm (Warm Springs Ranch) near Boonville on Thursday, June 20. This is the ideal time of year to see the newborn foals. To give plenty of time to have a fast food breakfast at McDonalds and be on time for the appointment at 10:00 a.m., we must leave the church at 7:00 a.m. The cost for the tour to the farm is $10.00/person. If you will pay me $10.00 before June 1, that would be helpful. Reservation money can be returned up until near the date of the tour if you cannot go. This is a rare opportunity to see this state-of-the-art facility and these magnificent animals. Sign the sheet on the bulletin board if you plan to attend.
A Metro Associational Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for June 21 at First Baptist Church of St. John. We will plan on leaving the church at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast is served at 9:00 a.m. and the event is over at 11:00 a.m. Sign the sheet for a number to report to the associational office.
Sunday Bible Study Attendance 350
Small Group Attendance 15
Total Bible Study Attendance 365
Worship Attendance: 8:00 AM 168
10:50 AM n/a
6:00 PM 54 AWANA Clubs 48
WOW Bible Studies 25
Men’s Fraternity 9
Nursing Home Ministry --
E-Giving (4/25-5/6) $7,749.00
Sunday Bible Study Attendance 352
Small Group Attendance 13
Total Bible Study Attendance 365
Worship Attendance: 8:00 AM 138
10:50 AM 276
6:00 PM 65
AWANA Clubs 53
WOW Bible Studies 23
Men’s Fraternity 7
Nursing Home Ministry 48
FULFILLING THE PROMISE
Pledges to Date: $1,313,516.00
April Gifts: $16,676.80
May Gifts (To Date): $7,370.00
Total Given: $920,553.64