News Highlights

Blessing Tree

Bless Little Fishers Preschool - A ministry of Fishers of Men

Come and pick an apple from the blessing tree in the gathering area. Each apple has a supply we use daily at Little Fishers Preschool. Thank you for blessing our students with your gift. By blessing the preschool In this way, we hope you will feel more connected to our littlest Fishers!  Please come and visit. 

Harvey Relief Mission Rebuild - Volunteers Needed!!

October 20 - in Texas City

Fishers of Men is partnering with Fuller Center for Housing for a One-Day Mission Event and we need your help. We're looking for volunteers to help rebuild flooded homes in nearby Texas City. If you have any particular building skills or experience, that would be great but you don't need either to participate. A willing heart and a full Saturday of your time on October 20 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. will do. Thousands of homes remain uninhabitable and you can help make a huge difference in the lives of some who have been displaced. Feel free to invite family and friends aged 18 and older. For questions or more information, please contact Sandy Boughal or Jerry Lohr of the Missions Team.

Search for New Staff Person

Director of Church Administration & Finance

Fishers of Men’s Director of Church Administration and Finance (DCAF), Chris Gould, will be retiring in November. As such, we are seeking an individual with appropriate accounting, financial, administration, management and leadership skills to fill this important position.  
 
Key responsibilities include:
Maintain Church and Preschool financial records using Quick Books
Assist with preparation of annual Budgets
Attend monthly Church leadership meetings and provide financial reports for review
Work with Church staff and volunteers to address various administrative activities (e.g. Expense Reports, Budgets, Use of communication facilities etc.)
Provide Administrative Supervision for Little Fishers Preschool Director
Oversight of day-to-day operations and Church property maintenance
Coordinate communication facilities (e-News, Church Community Builder and others)
Maintain Job Descriptions, Policies and Procedures
Ensure Payroll and related forms, reports and filings are completed on a timely basis
 
The DCAF reports to the Senior Pastor and is scheduled to work 35 hours per week, Monday thru Friday. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit an electronic copy of your resume to: DCAFFOM@gmail.com  .  You may also email a request for an electronic copy of the position description which will be sent via Reply email. Resumes should be submitted no later than October 7, 2018.

 

Adult Bible Studies

Audio & Digital Available on our Website

 If you missed one of the Adult Bible Study classes, you can now listen online on the Fishers of Men website..  Click here for the link.

Save the Dates

Deaconess Coffee - Sunday, October 14 @ 9:30 

Oktoberfest - Friday, October 12 @ 6 pm 

Spirit Night at Spring Creek BBQ - Thurs October 11  5 - 9 pm

New Member Class - October 13 - Call 281-242-7711 to register 

Harvey Relief Mission Rebuilt - October 20 6:30am -6:30 pm

Trunks and Treats - October 28 3-6 pm 

 

New Discovery Class Sat. 10/13/18

Learn About Fishers of Men and What We Believe

We will have a Discovery Class for those who want to know more about Fishers of Men, Christianity, and/or becoming a member of Fishers of Men.  To register or for more information email office@fishersofmen.org or call 713-242-7711 and speak to Susan Yovich.

More Opportunities to Serve

Greeters Ministry

If you would like to help as a Sunday morning greeter starting in the Fall, please contact Pastor Bauer at church or email him at allen@fishersofmen.org .  Training will be provided.  Greeting guests is a valuable ministry and a way for you to meet other church members. Please Remember to Wear Your Name Tags each week!

Run Slides for Late Service

If you can click on a mouse, you can run slides for worship services.  You will receive complete training by Cathy King, our music and worship coordinator.  This is a very important "behind the scenes" ministry. Contact Cathy King for more information.

Ushers

Ushers are needed for both services.  This is a perfect opportunity for families to serve together.  You will be trained.  Contact Scott Williams if you can help. 

Fishers Care Team Ministry

Are you willing to prepare a meal for a Fishers Family in need?  Volunteers are needed to provide food for families recovering from a hospital stay, the birth of a new baby, a death in the family, etc.  This is a tangible way for us to show love towards each other.  Contact Tracie Hollis at tahollis1@comcast.net  to join this wonderful ministry.

Fishers' Properties Team Needs YOU!

Our Properties Team maintains and enhances our building and grounds.  Churches are not buildings – they are people – and God has blessed us with this facility to fellowship, worship and break bread together.  If you have maintenance, electrical, construction, lawn and gardening, or plumbing skills, this team is for you.  For more information, please contact Manuel Zamora at (832) 361-0630.  

Cambodia Mission Trip Update

March 23 - 31, 2019

Dates have been set! Fishers of Men will be sending a team to Stronghold Cambodia March 23rd - 31st, 2019. If you are interested in being a part of this team, email ashleywilking@gmail.com  for more information. If you are interested in donating to this mission, please indicate Cambodia Mission on your donation. Thank you for your prayers & support! 

 

Lady Fishers News

Meet & Greet - THIS Thursday 9/20 @ 7

Inviting ALL Ladies to the Lady Fishers 2018-2019 Kick off Meet & Greet Thursday, Sept. 20th  from 7-8:30 pm @ Fishers.  Meet & fellowship with your sisters in Christ.  Events for the year will be announced and light snacks & beverages served.  Please email Tracie Hollis or 281-787-2008 If childcare is needed or for more information.

We will be collecting the following items for the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry Food Pantry on Thursday night.
Canned soup, frosting, mashed potatoes, 1 lb. boxes of sugar, canned yams (29 & 40 oz.), canned pumpkin (29 oz.)  I hope you will join us on Thursday!

Deaconess Coffee

Sunday, Oct 14 between services

The Deaconess Ministry Team is hosting the Deaconess Meet and Greet Coffee on October 14 immediately following the early service in the gathering area.  The Deaconess Ministry Team assists in the spiritual care and welfare of the women of the Congregation, particularly those adult women who are single, or whose spouses are not members.  Stop by for coffee and a sweet treat to find out more and enjoy!

book club

The Ladies Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Fishers. We are reading:
 
September 26 - The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers
October 23 - Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmillan

Please plan to join us for lively discussions and fellowship (and wine).

 

Children's Ministry

Children Serving in Worship

On September 23, 2018 children are invited to help serve in worship as greeters and ushers.  If your child would like to participate, please contact Mary Vandergraff (mary@fishersofmen.org ) or Kathi Lerch (kathi.lerch@gmail.com ).

Name the Children's Ministry Area Contest!

Just a reminder, Children's Ministry is collecting ideas through September to renaming the Sunday School program/area!  Drop off your ideas in one of the red boxes (paper to write on will also be by the boxes).  Ideas will be collected from boxes by September 30 and the new name will be unveiled by Trunks & Treats on October 28!


Children & Families Information Center

Be sure to check out our new "Children & Families Info Board" right next to the kitchen between the Gathering Area and Children's Ministry Area!  We will be putting information for events for children and families here at Fishers of Men and in the community.

Camp Lone Star Weekend - Save the Date

Trunks and Treats Event is coming on October 28th from 3-6pm!

3rd-5th graders are invited to go to Camp Lone Star November 2-4!  More information will be coming soon!

Children's Ministry Help

Children's Ministry is looking for volunteers to help with Sunday School as helpers alongside the teacher and for substitute teachers.  If you are interested, please contact Mary Vandergraff (mary@fishersofmen.org )

Kids Night Out - Sept 21 from 6-9 pm

Do you need a night out on the town? Are you just looking for a nap? Well here is your chance! Fishers Student Ministry is offering a Kids Night Out for potty trained 3yr olds-5th graders. We'll watch your kids from 6-9pm on Friday September 21st! All that we ask is a suggested donation of $20 for the first child $15 for the second and $40 for a family of three(3). All proceeds go to help our Students go on mission trips! Registration forms can be found in at the Children's Ministry Check In desk or on the Board next to the new kitchen.  Any questions? Ask Richard Crouch (Youth Director) or call 281-242-7711! 

Fall Sunday School

As children are back to school, we are also back to our regular Sunday School classes!  ALL children ages 2 years old through 5th grade are invited to come join us starting at 9:45am for Sunday School with singing, games, and crafts as we study God's Word.  Doors open starting at 9:30am, and anyone is welcome to come!  For more information, stop by the Children's Ministry Check-In Desk.  Don't forget your Bible!

 

Online Giving

SecureGive Update

SecureGive is our online giving app and it has recently been updated.  If you are registered on SecureGive, you will receive an email to update your information as they move to a new platform.  The link from our website has been updated to the new site.   Next week in the eNews, there will be more information for those who would like to start giving using an online app.

 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Training

Do You Have a Heart for People?

Fishers of Men is starting a free ESL class this fall.  We need volunteers to make this a success.  You do not need to know a second language.  The only requirements are that you have a heart for serving and a heart for people.  
 
We will need people willing to serve in the following capacities:
1. tutors
2. assistant teachers
3. hospitality people
4. materials organization
5. prayer support
6. possibly volunteer childcare
 
For more information, contact Melissa Snyder.

 

Follow Pastor Braun's Weekly Blog & Devotionals

Pastor's latest blog is called Zero Tolerance and is a must read for all of us!  http://lwlutherland.blogspot.com/2018/07/zero-tolerance.html

 

Deadlines for Publications NOON Tuesday

Submitting Information for Church Publications

All requests for church publications must be submitted by NOON on TUESDAY.  If received after this date, the article will appear in the following week's articles., trifold, etc.
Send information to:
eNews:  chris@fishersofmen.org
Trifold / Trifold InsertsSusan@fishersofmen.org  
Slides for Announcement Loop/Family Matterscathyk@fishersofmen.org or screenteam@fishersofmen.org
FOM website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram: screenteam@fishersofmen.org

Youth News

FOMily Dinner

September 27
6pm - 730pm

LOCATION: Kuntz's Casa
FOMily dinners are a great time to hangout with one another, eat some great food, and to learn more about our faith! Join us September 13th at the Kuntz's to see them in action! 

Studio/Cove

September 23
5pm - 7pm

LOCATION: The Studio/The Cove
Bring your friends as we enjoy some awesome games, snack on some delicious food, and dive into God's word! 

 Wednesday Night Worship

September 19
6pm - 745pm

LOCATION: Student Min Room
Join us for  Wednesday Night Worship! We'll gather for food, games, worship (duh), bible study, and small groups! It will be great time to dive into God's Word and hang out with your friends! Cannot wait to see y'all there and bring your friends! 

The Best Preschool in Sugar Land!!

Call 281-265-5656 to schedule a tour!

  We have classes for 2 year olds through Pre-K. Call 281-265-5656 to schedule a tour.  www.littlefisherspreschool.org