Joey the Carpenter

Remember a few years back, during a presidential campaign, a guy nicknamed “Joe the Plumber”?  Politicians on both sides of the aisle attempted to align with this ordinary “Joe” as a means of reaching out to the everyday man and woman.

This week, our study series focuses on another “ordinary Joe”…..Joseph the Carpenter.  You know him, right?  Mary’s husband.  We don’t actually hear much about him beyond his entrance into Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.  Some say he was much older than his bride, Mary, and perhaps we don’t hear about him much because he died off.

Whatever the case, this week we’re giving Carpenter Joe top-billing!  John Ramey leads us in our study on The People of the Nativity, Study 2: Joseph.  Join us this Friday at the Cornwell Center beginning at 7:30 am.

Jason Schubert will share his personal faith testimony first, then we’ll jump into the story of Joseph.

See you then!


Being Thankful!

Quick reminder that we’re not meeting this week.  Please enjoy a joyous time with family and friends.

We all have so much to be thankful for, don’t we?

Thanksgiving also marks our official entry into the Advent season!  We’ll continue with our “People of the Nativity” series on Friday, DEC 1st.  John Ramey will lead us next week with study 2: “Joseph”.

I look forward to seeing all of you in fellowship then!

Have a great holiday!


Tracing Genes: Abraham to the Manger

I’m very excited that we’re cracking the “books” on a new series this week, “The People of the Nativity”.  Lesson One traces the genealogy of Jesus, from “father” Abraham to Christ’s birth.  There are three primary sections we’ll learn about as we trace this genealogy:  God’s mercy, God’s judgement, and God’s faithfulness.

Rob Miller will lead us this week as we tackle Lesson One.  If you need the participant guide, please to to the Resources page and download it there.

Reminder that we’re taking the next two weeks off as our “Fall Break”, of sorts.  Mike will be in El Salvador next week followed by the Thanksgiving holiday after that.  We’ll tackle Lesson Two on DEC 1st.  John Ramey will lead that lesson.

Also, reminder that we’ve got spots remaining for individual testimonies AND leaders for lessons three and five.  Please sign up today!

See you on Friday!


Announcing “The People of the Nativity” series!

In case you missed this morning’s FMMF, we announced our next series that will start NEXT week, NOV 10th, and will go for 5 weeks.  This series, called “The People of the Nativity”, will align nicely with the church’s advent season.

And we’ll still plan to have one person share his personal testimony throughout the next few weeks as well.  I’ve updated the sign up sheet for those testimonies at this LINK.

The study guide for the Nativity series can be found at the Resources tab on this site.  You’ll also find spaces on the Sign Up Genius link for the personal testimonies for weekly leaders on the new series.  Please sign up for one you’d like to lead!  It should be no surprise to anyone that this self-professed chicken farmer has signed up for Lesson Four titled “The Shepherds“.

Note that right out of the gate we’ll need someone to step up for Lesson One next Friday!

Finally, looking ahead into January 2018, we’ll tackle our first series of the new calendar year, Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur.

Have a great weekend!



Really…no homework??

I find myself asking my kids that at least once or twice a week when they tell me they don’t have homework on that particular evening.  My “spidey sense” really perks up when their “no homework tonight” response comes on the same night as Monday Night Football or, more recently, Halloween!

But we really do not have any FMMF “homework” this Friday as we continue with our faith testimonies.  This week, John Ramey will share his story.

Don’t forget to sign up for your own time slot.  We have space available for next week and on DEC 1st.

Lastly, John and I have been talking about our next planned study.  More on that this Friday, but it’s a great tie-in to the Advent season ahead.

See you this Friday.  Bring your coffee and get settled in by 7:45 am.