Saturday, December 22, 2007

FRBI Spring Classes for 2008

Classes Begin Monday, January 7th

Book of Daniel
Hymnology/Song Leading
Sunday School Administration

Contact the church for details.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pastor's Birthday

Last Wednesday night, after church, the members celebrated Pastor's 42nd birthday. This month also marks his 13th anniversary as pastor at FRMBC.
"What a joy it is to serve the Lord with such a wonderful group of people. My family and I have been so blessed these last 13 years here at FRMBC."

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Willing Servants Quartet in Toledo

Last Saturday the guys sang at a Thanksgiving Fellowship hosted by Grace Missionary Baptist Church, of Toledo, Ohio. Bro. Raul Bergerman is the pastor. After dinner the guys sang 5 songs. Then Pastor Bill Brooks preached. After the message the guys sang "Jesus We Just Want To Thank You", which fit the occasion well.
Check out a clip of the quartet at by clickig HERE.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Harvest Fellowship

Everyone had a great time at last Wednesday night's Harvest Fellowship and dinner. The food was great and the fun and games were... well... FUN!! Thanks to everyone who had a part in all the planning. You can see pictures at Harvest Fellowship Pictures.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Mrs. Gill!

Recently the church celebrated, with the Gill family, the birthday of Mrs. Gill. She is now 80 years young. We praise the Lord for the many blessings He has bestowed upon her life.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Fall Cookout

This past Saturday we had our Fall Cookout. The Lord provided great weather and everyone that came out had a wonderful time of food and fellowship.

Click on the pictures to enlarge.(Or Shift+Left mouse click to open in new window)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Willing Servants Quartet in Kentucky

We made it back from the trip Saturday night around 9 o'clock. We had a great time at the Bible Conference at the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, in Richmond, KY, where Bro. Cliff Christman is pastor. The guys sang in the Friday night service and the Saturday morning service. They did a great job. The preaching was very challenging and edifying and the fellowship was wonderful. We would like to thank Bro. Christman and the church there at Trinity for inviting us down to be a part of the conference. We were blessed and we hope we were a blessing to them!

Friday, September 14, 2007

New College & Career Bible Study Fellowship

We are going to begin a College & Career Bible Study Fellowship. We have some folks who have been and are beginning to enter into the busy life of young adulthood, with its wonder and excitement, as well as its challenges and
responsibilities. As this ministry gets rolling, Pastor and Sandra will be ready, willing and able to minister to those who get involved by strengthening their faith and equipping them for Christian service.

We plan to begin this ministry next Thursday at 7:15 p.m., at the parsonage.

We're excited about what the Lord is doing in FRMBC. We anticipate what the Lord will do as we minister to people as they seek to be what He wants them to be and to do what He wants them to do, for His glory and their good.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Youth Ministry to Begin

This Fall FRMBC is revamping our Teen Discovery ministry. Our Thursday night club will be designated by the name ProTeens "Sigma". The current set-up will remain with the exception of new "society" (or team) style club divisions. Not only will the youth earn individual points, but they will also earn points for their group (society) within the whole ProTeen club.

The teen Sunday school class (grades 7-12) will still be designated as the Victor Class to coincide with the other SS classes.

Beginning next Wednesday, we will begin ProTeens "Delta Force". This is a "membership only" class for youth (grades 9-12) who are members of FRMBC and faithful to church, Sunday School, and ProTeens "Sigma". The purpose of ProTeens "Delta Force" is for committed youth to undergo Biblical leadership training, in order to develop them for service to the Lord in and through His church.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Youth Rally & Homecoming

This past weekend was a terrific weekend of ministry! Between Saturday's Youth Rally and Sunday's Homecoming services, there was a lot to praise the Lord about.
However, rather than me completely typing out an explanation of how the weekend went, let me refer you to the Thompsons' blog. Cece did a great job summing it all up; including the start-up of Discovery Bible Clubs. So...

Take it Cece!

Yes, click on those words. I'll get a picture or two up from Saturday soon.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Sunday School Carnival

Saturday, August 18th, was the day for our Sunday School Carnival. The kids had a great time playing the "carnival" games (See pictures) and then enjoyed a delicious lunch.

Thanks to all those who helped set up and take down the carnival equipment. Your ministering was a blessing to all who participated!

Be sure and check out the pictures!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Institute

Classes Begin Monday, September 10th

Bibliology - KJV Based
Practical Theology II
Old Testament Kingdom
Church Administration

For inquiries, call the church office.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Back From Vacation

Pastor is back from vacation. Updates to the blogs will take place over the next couple of days.

Friday, August 10, 2007

"Thinking Like A Christian" Sunday School Series

Starts Sunday, August 12th

This generation is faced with the greatest and most serious cultural crisis in history. And the crisis is a direct result of a radical change in the way people view what is true.

In this series of lessons, we will bring to light a Biblical worldview. Each lesson will explain a way of looking at the world that gives hope, meaning, and a greater understanding of how God fits into every part of the Christian's life. Once a Christian makes this way of thinking their own, like the leaders of the tribe of Issachar in the Old Testament, they will understand the times and know what to do (1 Chronicles 12:32).

So come join us in the FRMBC Adult Sunday School class at 10:00 a.m., every Sunday morning; and learn to "Think Like A Christian".

Monday, August 06, 2007

The Lord Blessed Our Revival

We had a great week of Revival services last week. Bro. Christman brought a challenging, Spirit led message each night. The services were well attended by the members of FRMBC as well as several visitors from sister churches. There were several that responded one night and it was evident that the Spirit of God was working throughout the whole week.
The special music each night was very uplifting and God-honoring and there was great fellowship amongst God's people.
FRMBC is praying the the spirit of revival continues as we move forward from these services to do the Lord's work here in Flat Rock.

Bro. Christman


Willing Servants Quartet

Willing Servants Quartet w/ Pastor

Pastor playing "Power In The Blood"

Godly Generation

Godly Generation

Pictures taken by Katie Hugan

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Summer Revival Begins

Our Revival services will be held Tuesday, July 31st through Friday, August 3rd. Pastor Cliff Christman from Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond, Kentucky will be preaching. Bro. Christman has been a good friend of Pastor's for several years. Bro. Christman is being used greatly by the Lord in the ministry and he will be a great blessing to our church this week.

Services will begin at 7:00 p.m. each night. Come join us as we seek for the Lord to send revival to our church and enjoy some great singing and preaching.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Camp Pictures

There are now 36 pictures in the FRMBC Camp 2007 web photo album.
You can see them at Camp 2007 Photo Album.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Camp 2007 - A BIG Success

We are back from a week-long blessing of summer youth camp! What a great time! We had great singing, great preaching and great eating. WOW!!!

Bro. Tim Summers, Assistant Pastor at Twelve-Ryan Baptist Church in Warren, MI preached the evening sermons and Pastor Hugan preached in the morning. The young people were given challenging insight throughout the whole week. There was also a lot of fun. From team competition to just clowning around, the young people had a great time.

We would like to thank all of the adults from some of the churches that were represented that came to camp to be counselors, coaches and cooks! You all did a great job!

Check out the FRMBC picture album for Camp 2007 at Camp 2007 Pictures
More pictures will be added over the next week.

Monday, July 09, 2007


Staying Safe

I saw this on another web site.

Staying safe in the world today

  1. Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents.
  2. Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home.
  3. Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents occur to pedestrians.
  4. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents involve these forms of transportation.
  5. Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in hospitals. Above all else, avoid hospitals.

You will be pleased to learn that only .001% of all deaths occur in worship services in church, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given point in time is at church!

Bible study is safe too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is even less.

For Safety's Sake - Attend church and read youR Bible...It could save your life!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Getting Ready For Camp!

Ten days from today there will be a crew of people heading out on a week-long excursion to Bethel Youth Camp, in Hawks, Michigan. Final preparations are being made for this fantastic week of spiritual growth and exciting fellowship. We need coolers to get the food up there, so if we can borrow yours, bring it to church this Sunday. The ladies have been busy purchasing food for camp and we'll need plenty of coolers and boxes to fit it all in.
We're getting in some of the forms from the churches. It looks like we might be a little low in number this year, but we'll give all who come a first class youth camp!

July 4th Picnic was GREAT!!

We had a great time at the July 4th service & picnic!
After a challenging message from Pastor, we enjoyed great food and great fun during a wonderful day of fellowship with the members of FRMBC. The Lord blessed with clear skies and a bit of a breeze, though it was pretty hot. The temperature was almost as hot as the volleyball competition! Some folks even stayed around and we got pizza in the late afternoon, early evening and played some indoor games. Then some of us went to see some spectacular fireworks.
Thanks to everyone who attended the service and the picnic!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

The Great Need of Our Nation

America’s government is a republic , a representative rule by law. America’s government is also based upon public opinion.

The only hope for America is to change public opinion. And the only thing that can change public opinion is the Word of God. We have got to get the Bible out.

Christians are not going to out-argue those who are against Christianity. They are blind, selfish, and full of greed. Instead, we are to persuade these people. We are to be taking them one at a time and winning souls to Jesus Christ.

It is not political influence that we need. It is the power of God that we need.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Let God Disturb Us

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrive safely
Because we sail to close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst for the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And our efforts to build a new earth.
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars.

We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

No Time for Kicking

A horse can’t pull while kicking.
This fact we merely mention.
And he can’t kick while pulling,
Which is our chief contention.

Let’s imitate the good old horse
And lead a life that’s fitting;
Just pull an honest load, and then
There’ll be no time for kicking.

Monday, June 25, 2007

On The Lighter Side

A Minister was walking down the street when he came upon a group of about a dozen boys, all of them between 10 and 12 years of age.

The group had surrounded a dog. Concerned lest the boys were hurting the dog, he went over and asked "What are you doing with that dog?"

One of the boys replied, "This dog is just an old neighborhood stray. We all want him, but only one of us can take him home. So we've decided that whichever one of us can tell the biggest lie will get to keep the dog."

Of course, the pastor was taken back. "You boys shouldn't be having a contest telling lies!" he exclaimed. He then launched into a ten minute sermon against lying, beginning, "Don't you boys know it's a sin to lie," and ending with, "Why, when I was your age, I never told a lie."

There was dead silence for about a minute. Just as the pastor was beginning to think he'd gotten through to them, the smallest boy gave a deep sigh and said, "All right, give him the dog."

2007 VBS Review

This year's Vacation Bible School, "RESCUE ZONE", ranks near the top of the list of all the great VBS weeks in the last decade at FRMBC. It was a total success! We had a great week of Bible lessons and delicious refreshments, and the Lord blessed us with great weather for our outside activities.

On Tuesday night we had a special visit from one of the Flat Rock firefighters. He demonstrated some of the rescue equipment on the Fire-Rescue Truck. A few of the young people were allowed to take part in demonstrating how some of the equipment works. It was very educational and, at times, very amusing.

To close each night, Bro. Lentz and Bro. Rowland performed skits that related to the particular lessons. They were both instructive and very funny!

Our highest attendance was 72. Thanks to all our VBS staff for all their hard work.

Check out the pictures of this year's VBS at VBS 2007 Picture Album at the FRMBC web site. (Use the back arrow to come back to this page.)

Matthew 5:5 says, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." What is meekness? Well, let me tell you what it is not before I tell you what it is.

Meekness is not weakness. The word "meek" means "yielded." It literally has the idea of strength under control. When an animal, especially a horse, has been domesticated, it has been trained so a rider can sit upon its back or so it can pull a plow. The term "meeked" is used to describe what has happened to that horse. It had been broken. Now it yields to the rider or a yoke.

Meekness is strength under control. It’s what we exercise when a cruel, callous, cantankerous, old neighbor mistreats us, or when a short-tempered store clerk is rude toward us. We do this by submitting our circumstances to the Lord for Him to deal with. We do this because we can be confident that He will deal with those circumstances for our good and His glory (1Peter 5:7).

Here is the attitude of meekness in our Lord, as described in Philippians 2:5-8:

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Do you know what gossips are? Gossips are people who rejoice in iniquity. They love to tell something. And yet when you love someone, as First Corinthians 13:6 says, you "rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth."

By the way, it is not an honor to you if somebody gossips to you. They want to use your ears for garbage cans. Like a lady said, “You know, my pastor said, ‘Don’t say anything unless it’s good’, and boy, is this good.” They rejoice to spread news that is not theirs to spread.

Gossips seem to be glad about injustice. They seem to delight in saying bad things about other people. You tell them something bad and they say “Aw, that’s too bad. That’s too bad. Is there anything else?”

A wise man has said, “Before you listen to anything about someone else, before you say anything, you make it pass through these three gates: 1) Is it true?, 2) Is it kind?, 3) Is it necessary?”

John 13:34-35 says, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."

Monday, June 18, 2007

VBS Preparation

Yesterday afternoon some of the guys got together and set up the stage for this week's Vacation Bible School. Even though it was work, it was a lot of fun, as the following pictures prove. Thanks everyone for all your help!!!

(Pictures taken by Katie Hugan)

Friday, June 15, 2007

A big head and a big heart can never be in the same person. Pride and love are in opposition one to another.

Do you know why there are quarrels in churches and squabbles between husbands and wives? Proverbs 13:10 says, "Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom."

There has never been a squabble, fuss, or division that was not caused by pride. There are never problems too big to solve. There are just people too small to solve them. We could solve the problems if we’d attack the problems rather than people.

Jonathan Edwards, said, “Nothing that puts a man so much out of the devil’s reach as genuine humility.” And it is love that enables us to be humble.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

FRMBC Kids Soccer Has Successful Kick-Off

Tonight's start of the FRMBC Kids Soccer "season" was nothing short of a GREAT time! Nine kids participated in the first game.

Bro. Matt Rowland started them out with some instructions, then an opening prayer, and they were ready to play; and boy did they play! Both teams did a tremendous job on offense and defense. There were several times when both goalies made spectacular saves. At half-time the score was 3-0, the green team was in the lead.

During half-time, the kids were able to get refreshed with some Hi-C and water. The kids took a break on the front lawn and Bro. Rowland gave a brief Bible devotion. After prayer the second half began.

The red team shut down the green team in the second half and even scored a point. However, they came up short and the green team won 3-1. Everyone had a great time and they are all looking forward to the next game two weeks from tonight.

(Note: Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

There are three reasons for obedience. A slave obeys because he has to. An employee obeys because he needs to. But a loving son obeys because he wants to. So many of us live like slaves, when Jesus has said, “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you” (John 15:15). I don’t work for my salvation – that work has been done by my Lord. But, I will work like any slave for the love of God. What about you?

“For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.” 1 Corinthians 9:19

Monday, June 11, 2007

New Summer Sports Ministries

Starting this week FRMBC will be starting our Summer Sports Ministries.

This Tuesday Kids Soccer for grades 1-4 will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run through 7:30 p.m.

The Youth Girls Volleyball and Boys Basketball ministries are scheduled to start this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and run through 2:30 p.m. However, we're running into some scheduling problems so we may reschedule those ministries for Thursday nights at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

These events will include Bible devotions given by Bro. Matt Rowland and Bro. Tom Cavanaugh.

Pray that we'll have good turn outs at these ministries and that we'll reach young people with the gospel.

Congratulations Tom!

Last night's high school graduation fellowship for Tom Cavanaugh turned out great. We're excited for Tom as he begins a new chapter in his life. Tom plans to go to college at U of M in Dearborn. With Tom going to college nearby, it will enable him to continue to be active here at FRMBC. Tom will be working in our summer basketball ministry that we're starting.

Tom, we are thankful for the Lord's blessing upon you and we will be praying for you that the Lord will lead you in His will for your life.

May the Lord always be at the center of your life and know that you have a lot of people at FRMBC who are...

Here For You!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Welcome To The FRMBC News Blog

This blog is designed to keep members of Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church informed of the happenings of the church. It consists of news and information about the people and events of FRMBC, scheduled events, a prayer list, and inspirational thoughts as well. Members are welcome to comment on any posts in order to contribute to the usefulness of the blog.

I hope it becomes a useful tool for the edification of the Body of Christ at FRMBC.

Here For You!
Pastor Hugan