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Sunday Mornings

8:30am & 10:45am

Sunday School: 9:45am

670 West Broadway
Medford, WI 54451
Phone: (715) 748-4936
Fax: (715) 748-2004
office@fbcmedford.com

 

 

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Cutting Edge Youth Center
 Where is the Cutting Edge Youth Center (CEYC) located?
   Who can attend the CEYC?
   How do I find out the schedule for the CEYC?
   How do I reserve the CEYC or the church for an event?
   What is the cost of using the CEYC or FBC?
Building Use & Borrowing Church Property
   How do I reserve the CEYC or the church for an event?
    What is the cost of using the CEYC or FBC?
   How do I borrow tables and/or chairs from FBC?
Serving In a Ministry
   What do I do if I'm scheduled to serve on a Sunday morning or Wednesday
     evening but I can't?

   How do I find out about volunteer opportunities?
   Who should I talk to about an idea for a FBC event or new ministry?
Children's Ministries
   What ages is the nursery for?
   What ages is Beginner's Church for?
   What ages is Awana for?
   What ages is Vacation Bible School for?
   What ages is Sunday school for?
Baptism and Membership
   What should I do if I want to get baptized?
   What should I do if I want to become a member of FBC?
Church Giving
   How do I get offering envelopes?
   How do I get a record of my year-end giving for tax purposes?
Church Meetings
   Who can come to Listening Sessions?
   Who can come to the Annual and Semi-Annual Meetings?
Prayer Requests
   How can I be part of the prayer chain?
   How do I start a prayer chain request?
 Deacons Fund
   What is the Deacons Fund?
   How do I make a Deacons Fund Request?
Food Pantry
   What is the FBC Food Pantry?
   How can I get food from the food pantry?
Materials for Sunday Mornings Procedures and Deadlines
   How do I request a table for the lobby on a Sunday morning?
   How do I go about getting an announcement placed in the church bulletin?
   How do I go about having an announcement made on a Sunday morning?
Scheduling Appointments
   How do I schedule an appointment with Pastor Luke?
Misc.
   What are the FBC Heart Statements?
   What are the FBC office hours?
   How can I get a church mailbox?
   How can I listen to a sermon from a previous week?


Where is the Cutting Edge Youth Center (CEYC) located?
    The CEYC is located at 220 N. Main St. in Medford.

Who can attend the CEYC?
    The CEYC is for all students in the Medford Community that are 7th thru 12th
    grade.

How do I find out the schedule for the CEYC?
    Click here to link the CEYC calendar.  Also, the calendar is mailed out to the
    families of students that attend the CEYC.  To get on this mailing list please    
    click here to e-mail the church office.

How do I reserve the CEYC or FBC for an event?
    To reserve one of the buildings you must contact the church at 748-4936 to    
    see if the building is available on the date that you are requesting.  Only church
    staff can add events to the church calendar.  The first priorities of both    
    buildings are church and CEYC related events.

What is the cost of using the CEYC or FBC?
    The cost of using the building for a nonchurch event depends on the event. 
    You must contact the church office at 748-4936 to get a price.  For the cost for
    a wedding, click here to link to the wedding information page.  You can also
    request a wedding brochure from the church office at 748-4936.

How do I borrow tables and/or chairs from FBC?
    The tables & chairs that we have to lend out are located in the shed.  Tables &
     chairs located inside the church are not available to borrow.  In order to
    borrow tables & chairs from FBC you must contact the church office at
    748-4936.  The office will collect the necessary information - the number of
    tables and/or chairs that you will need, the date you will pick them up and the
    date that you will return them.  If what you need is available for the requested
    time, you will be put on the schedule and be given the code to access the
    shed.  Requests made in advance and put on the schedule will be given first
    priority for the tables & chairs.  You are responsible for bringing the necessary
    vehicle to transport the tables & chairs and you are also responsible for
    bringing the necessary people with you to load and unload them.

What do I do if I'm scheduled to serve on a Sunday morning or Wednesday evening but I can't?
    You are responsible for finding your replacement.  You can either switch with
    another person or call a substitute.  Please do not contact the church office or
    relevant ministry leader to find your replacement.

What ages is the nursery for?
    The nursery is for any child from birth up to age 3.  FBC offers a volunteer
    staffed nursery on Sunday mornings for both services and Sunday school
    time.

What ages is Beginner's Church for?
    Beginner's church is for all children age 3 up to age 5.  Beginner's church is a
    program led by Kelly Schafer.  Children will be dismissed during the service at
    the appropriate time.

What ages is Awana for?
    Awana is for all children age 3 through Grade 6.  Awana is a children's
    program that meets Wednesday nights during the school year at FBC from
    6:15pm to 8:00pm.  Click here for more information about Awana.

What ages is Vacation Bible School (VBS) for?
    VBS is for all children age 4 through Grade 6.  VBS is a children's program
    that is held in the evenings for one week in the summer.

What ages is Sunday school for?
    At FBC we have a Sunday school class for all ages.  Sunday school is held
    Sunday mornings at 9:45am.  Children from birth up to age 3 can go to the
    nursery.  Children age 3 through grade 6 meet downstairs and are divided into
    classes based on their grade.  These classes use the desiring God
    curriculum.  Click here to link to the Desiring God webpage for more
    information.  Students in 7th & 8th grades meet upstairs in the Ritten Room
    and 9th thru 12th grades meet in Pastor Luke's office.  The Adult classes vary
    throughout the year in their meeting place and the topics covered.  The current
    classes and meeting places are listed in the bulletin each week.

What should I do if I want to get baptized?
    If you are interested in being baptized please schedule an appointment with
    one of the Pastors at 748-4936.  Baptisms are held periodically throughout
    the year.

What should I do if I want to become a member of FBC?
    The process of becoming a member of FBC includes first attending a
    Newcomer's Lunch.  These lunches are scheduled periodically throughout the
    year.  After the lunch you will need to schedule and appointment to meet with
    Pastor Brian.  There will be an application for you to fill out and then with the
    help of Pastor Brian, a time will be set up for you to meet with the Deacon
    Board.  After the Deacon Board gives its recommendation for membership
    acceptance, it will be voted on by the members of FBC at a business meeting.

What are FBC's office hours?
    The church office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  It is
    also closed for lunch from 11:30am to 12:30pm.  Each individual pastors'
    schedule varies and can be inquired about by contacting the church secretary
    at 748-4936.

How can I listen to a sermon from a previous week?
    Copies of the current message are available at the Information Desk or by
    contacting the church office at 748-4936.  All messages are also available by
    clicking here to link to our sermons webpage.

How do I get offering envelopes?
    Offering envelopes can be requested by contacting the church office at
    748-4936.  Using offering envelopes is strongly encouraged by the Financial
    Secretary to help in the record keeping process.

How can I get a record of my year-end giving for tax purposes?
    The Financial Secretary will distribute a year-end statement in the month of
    January.  If you do not receive one please contact the church office at
    748-4936.  Cash donations are only recordable when given in an assigned
    offering envelope.

How can I get a church mailbox?
    To get a church mailbox please contact the church office at 748-4936.  Church
    mailboxes are a great way for the church to communicate information to
    people that attend FBC.

Who can come to Listening Sessions?
    Listening Sessions are open to any person that attends FBC.  Listening
    Sessions are typiclly held every other month on the first Sunday of the month,
    but are announced in the church bulletin as one approaches.  Listening
    Sessions are an avenue for the congregation to discuss concerns with church
    leaders.  If there are specific topics and agendas planned for discussion that
    information will be announced in the church bulletin in advance.

Who can come to the Annual and Semi-Annual Meetings?
    The Annual & Semi-Annual Meetings are open to any person that attends
    FBC.  The date of the meetings and specific agendas will be published in the
    church bulletin with a minimum of two weeks notice.

How can I be a part of the prayer chain?
    FBC has a phone prayer chain and an e-mail prayer chain.  If you would like to
    be on either one of these lists please contact the church office at 748-4936.

How do I start a prayer chain request?
    To start a prayer chain request by phone contact Celia Lemke at 748-5747. 
    To start a prayer chain request by e-mail please contact the church office at
    748-4936.  Please have all pertinent information to the request available when
    calling.

How do I find out about volunteer opportunities?
    For a list of volunteer opportunities and the ministry leaders contact
    information please contact Pastor Brian at 748-4936.

Who should I talk to if I have an idea for a FBC event or a new ministry?
    Events and ideas can be presented to Pastor Brian at 748-4936.

What is the Deacons Fund?
    The Deacons Fund consists of money collected in a special offering on the
    first Sunday of each month.  People in need throughout Medford and its
    surrounding communities can make requests in times of financial difficulties. 
    Money is typically given to help with things such as rent, utilities and medical
    bills.  A gift of money from the Deacons Fund is a one-time per person gift that
    does not need to be paid back.

How do I make a Deacons Fund request?
    If you need to make a request for funds from the Deacons Fund please
    contact the church office at 748-4936.   You will then speak with a Pastor that
    will collect the pertinent information and background necessary to the
    situation.  The request will then be forwarded to the Deacons.  If the Deacons
    approve the request, the amount approved will be distributed accordingly.

What is the FBC Food Pantry?
    FBC has a food pantry to help people in Medford and its surrounding
    communities that are in need of food.  The food pantry is kept stocked by the
    loving generosity of the people that attend FBC and gracious area businesses     and organizations.  We can only stock non-perishable foods but we do have a
    voucher system set up with County Market in Medford that allows people to
    purchase the following items: 1 gallon of milk, 1 dozen eggs, 1 loaf of bread
    and1 pound of hamburger.  These items are paid for with money donated to
    the  food pantry.  You can donate non-perishable food items or money at any
    time.

How can I get food from the food pantry?
    Food from the food pantry is available by contacting the church office at
    748-4936.  The office staff will set up a time with you to pick up food for you
    and your family.  The food pantry is open for you to call Monday thru Friday
    9am to 4pm.  We request that anyone needing food call first.  Food can be
    distributed as often as you need it and the vouchers can be given out to each
    family once per month.

How do I request a table for the lobby on a Sunday morning?
    The lobby is a place that we encourage people to gather and fellowship on
    Sunday mornings.  Our desire is to not have tables fill up the lobby.  If you
    need a table to promte an FBC event you must contact Pastor Brian at
    748-4936 in advance to make the necessary arrangements for a table.

How do I go about getting an announcement placed in the church bulletin?
    All announcements requested to be in the bulletin must be turned into the
    church office by Thursdays at 3:00pm.  The FBC bulletin is reserved for the
    promotion of FBC & CEYC events.  Anything outside these priorities may be
    denied.  Inserts are not a desire for the bulletin and will not be used if the
    information will fit into the regular announcements section of the bulletin.  For a     complete list of the Bulletin Guidelines contact the church office at 748-4936.

How do I go about having an announcement made on a Sunday morning?
    Announcements about an upcoming church related event can be made on
    Sunday mornings by contacting the church office at 748-4936 prior to Sunday
    mornings to make the request.

How do I schedule an appointment with Pastor Luke?
    To make an appointment with Pasor Luke, contact him at church - 748-4936,
    via e-mail, hatfield@fbcmedford.com, or on his cell phone - 965-2280, and
    he'd be happy to schedule a time to meet with you.

What are the FBC Heart Statements?
    For a full overview of the FBC Heart Statements please click here.
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