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Good Friday Service - March 30th - Communion, Reflection and Prayer
Resurrection Sunday (April 1st) 3 services - 6:30 am (Sunrise), 9:00 and 11:00 am identical services. No Adult Sunday School classes. Children’s Ministry available during 9 and 11 am services for children 2nd grade and under.
Published on Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 9:35 AM CDT
Joy! ABible Study on Philippians for Women
Tuesday Morning Women’ Bible Study - JOY! A Bible Study on Philippians for Women by Keri Folmar. Keri lets the Scriptures do the talking. She will take us deeper into the text, deeper into the heart of Paul, deeper into the mind of Christ, and deeper into our own hearts as we pursue Christ for joy in all things. The study begins Tuesday, February 6th, 9:15 am. You can register online - https://www.rainbowforest.com/womens-bible-studies, or contact Carson Kistner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 @ 2:47 PM CDT
As Christians, we are not promised lives of ease. Often it takes just a small moment of beauty to regain hope and continue on when life is chaotic and unpredictable. Only when we learn to spot the lovely in the midst of hardship can we experience the transcendent peace of God that keeps us persevering when we want to give up.
In this 7-session Bible study, Annie F. Downs examines the ordinary people of the Bible—fishermen, gardeners, women, soldiers—to reveal the moments they found beauty in the darkest circumstances and hope in God’s timing. Because they trusted in this: He makes everything beautiful in His time. The study begins Wednesday, February 14th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Study book is $13, check made payable to RFBC.
Published on Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 7:59 AM CDT
Dear Church Member and Friend,
This morning, I’m up in Chicago area where I attended the graduation of Andrey Kravtsev, my Russian friend and our RFBC missions partner in ministry for reaching the unreached people groups of the North Caucuses for the Lord. Last night, Andrey graduated from Trinity Divinity Seminary with a Doctor of Philosophy in Cross Cultural Studies. We are very proud of him.
This note is to inform you of a phone call I just received this morning from Dr. Willmington’s assistant. She informed me that Dr. Willmington is quite sick and will not be able to attend and be our guest speaker tomorrow, December 17th at Rainbow. He definitely still wants to come at a later date! I’m so sorry, first, that he is sick, but secondly that we will miss hearing him share with us tomorrow. Please be in prayer for Dr. Willmington and his health.
I will be returning to Roanoke airport this afternoon and will plan on speaking tomorrow myself. Thanks so much for understanding and more importantly, your prayers.
Published on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 9:55 AM CDT
You won't want to miss the Christmas Cantata at Rainbow Forest Baptist Church on Sunday, December 3rd, 6:00 pm as Michael O'Brien joins the choir!
Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 2:33 PM CDT
RFBC 50th Anniversary Celebration - October 29. We will be having two identical services at 8:15 and at 10:45. In between these services, our Family Life Center will be set up for a time of refreshment and fellowship to renew old acquaintances and build new relationships. We will be highlighting the wonderful legacy of yesteryear through video and memorabilia and special guests such as Evangelist Rick Via, Pastor Ken Butterworth, Alan Bays, Jonathan Geukgeuzian, and Jody Miller along with their wives and others that invested their gifts and talents to make this church so special.
Published on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 @ 9:04 AM CDT
- 8:15am - Early Service (HERITAGE) - end by 9:20am - Main Sanctuary.
- The venue has changed from ADC-202 to the Main Sancturary.
- 9:30am - Sunday School for EVERYONE - ends at 10:30am.
- NOTE: your class can actually start earlier. For example, starting @ 9:15am with refreshments until about 9:35am. Then, begin sharing, teaching, prayer time etc.
- ALL ages - including preschool, kindergarten, elementary, Student Ministry (middle/high school), college/career, and all Adult SS Classes - will meet for SS at this time.
- Parents of children in grades K and up who attend Adult Sunday School are encouraged to pick up their children from the Children's Center immediately after their class has ended.
- 10:45am - Combined Service (blend of the Resonate and Celebrate) -
- end at 12noon - Main Sanctuary.
- Children in grades K and up will attend the worship service with their parents at 10:45.
Published on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 @ 8:35 AM CDT
Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study
Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst (combined with a survey of the Gospel of John)
Our eleven week Bible study will feature Lysa TerKeurst’s exploration of the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. We will alternate weeks of doing her study with weeks of filling in the chapters of John that are not covered by Lysa, so that you will have a good understanding of the sweep of John’s message by the end as well as a better understanding of how Jesus’ words 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today.
Begins Tuesday, September 5th - November 14, 2017
9:15 - 11:45 am
RFBC ADC 202
$15 for workbooks and handouts (make checks payable to RFBC)
Wednesday Night Women's Bible Study
All Things New, by Kelly Minter (an 8 week study on 2 Corinthians)
The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the Church of God in Corinth - meaning God's Church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul's letter is as timely as ever.
Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.
Begins Wednesday, September 13, ends November 1st
6:30 pm, ADC 202
$13 for study guide
To register for Bible study and/or to sign up for child care for either study, click here
Published on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 @ 2:42 PM CDT
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Published on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @ 7:36 AM CDT