Solomon warns us in Proverbs 4:23 to “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 23:7 says: “For as one thinks, so he is.” If our concealed places, our hearts and our minds, are not well guarded, we will be unable to discern God’s voice. When they are enamored with idols and substitutes, God’s voice is silenced and the very source of our direction for living is walled off, making our lives almost useless.

Thoughts give birth to words and deeds. Therefore, it is of top priority to control one’s heart and mind. Guard them with great diligence! Saturate your mind with the Word of God, the Bible and in being with others who have a heart to walk after God.

Johnny L. Derouen

Associate Pastor of Worship and Young Adults Details

Sunday Feb. 24th

  • 10:55 a.m. service will have Randy Strickland leading worship
  • 5 p.m. Sunday evening worship, FBCDU, youth bible study
  • 6 p.m. Special called business meeting in Fellowship Hall
  • All church fellowship immediately following meeting in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday night Feb. 27th

  • 5 p.m. church wide Wednesday evening meal
  • All children, youth, and adult programs and activities meet in the sanctuary for 6 p.m. event.
  • The event will be “Meet the Strickland’s” in the sanctuary.
  • Randy and the family will be present and the church will get a chance to ask questions and meet family.

Saturday, March 2nd

  • Come and go meet and greet in Fellowship Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Strickland family will be present for church member to come by and meet.

Sunday, March 3rd

  • 10:55 a.m. service will have Randy Strickland preaching
  • 5 p.m. Sunday evening worship, FBCDU, youth bible study
  • 6 p.m. service special called business meeting to vote on Randy Strickland
  • This will take place in the sanctuary.

Surviving the Holidays – GriefShare

Sunday, Nov. 18th 4 p.m. (Room 113)
Tuesday, Dec. 4th 6 p.m. (Jefferson Bldg.)
Sunday, Dec. 23rd 5 p.m. (Room 113)

Help and hope as you navigate the Christmas season

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?

Here’s what happens at a Surviving the Holidays seminar

A Surviving the Holidays event lasts for about two hours. You’ll be welcomed by warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. During the seminar, you will:

Watch an excerpt from the Surviving the Holidays video

Surviving the Holidays seminar is for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • What to do about traditions and other coming changes
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • How to discover hope for your future