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March 2nd, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

God is at work in the lives of so many FBC Plano students!  DiscipleNow weekend (“DNow” for the initiated) is a high and holy time for our youth.  It’s also a fun, full, fantastic few days in which relationships are strengthened and lives are transformed.

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February 23rd, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

Thank you for your wonderful response to the 2014 Strategic Listening Survey!  Your input and sense of personal spiritual growth, involvement in the ministries of your church, and sense of God’s direction for the future are deeply appreciated.  There were 252 members of our congregation who participated in the survey.  In coming days, your Church Council, made up of those who have been designated by the church through call and election to lead in strategic planning, will begin the process of understanding the multitude of responses.  The survey results will chart the spiritual maturity and ministry involvement of our membership.  We trust the information will give a sense of direction and purpose as we seek to fulfill our mission together.

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February 16th, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

Do you remember Reddy Kilowatt?  No, he wasn’t that odd kid in your kindergarten class—or the lead singer for The Clash.  “Reddy” was the logo/spokesman for the electric company; think of a stick-figure forerunner for the green gecko who sells insurance (and is actually an anole).  He seemed to be comprised of a bolt of lightning—the message was that electricity to heat homes, shed light, and power appliances was always “ready” with the flip of a switch.

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February 9th, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

What a wonderful fellowship of faith you are!  The warmth and power of worshiping together last Sunday were such an encouragement to me.  Thank you for your cheerfulness in adjusting to our new Sunday morning schedule.  In spite of the chill outside, the joy in our hearts made it a great day.

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February 2nd, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

Once I learned I could “capture” a photo on my phone by pressing two buttons at once, I drove the rest of my family a little more “batty” one “screen-shot” at a time.  The process freezes the current image so it can be examined in depth and passed along to others.  Between today and February 16, our church will be capturing our current level of spiritual growth so that we can study our situation and make plans based on what we discover.