Pastor's Update 6/5/19

Hello!

Wow, May was a busy month and it's hard to believe that it's over already. It was so nice having Shannon's mom and my parents with us for the week. I miss them already. I also miss my oldest daughter, Christina, who is currently with my parents but heading to the East Coast with Shannon's mom this weekend. 

Tyler is busy working three jobs this summer. Michelle is involved in softball and hanging out with neighborhood friends. Alex and Nathan are busy competing in the Wichita Hoops summer league. Shannon and I are hoping to paint our entire house this summer (inside and out). 

Please email me your prayer requests for next week's 24 hours of prayer. 

I look forward to seeing you this weekend. Have a Great week!

I love being your Pastor!

Chip

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Pastor's Update 5/29/19

Hello!

I hope that you had a great Memorial Day weekend with friends and family. I know that we did. My mother in law, Gale, flew back to New Jersey yesterday and my parents will be driving back to Pennsylvania on Saturday. They will be taking our oldest daughter, Christina, back with them. She will be there a week and will then head to New Jersey for the rest of the summer. She is excited!

Please email me your prayer requests for our 24 hours of prayer coming up on June 14th here at the church. We will have people praying at the church from 7am on Friday until 7am on Saturday. We do this at least once a year and it's very powerful and life changing. 

I can't wait to see you this weekend at church! Have a GREAT week!

I love being your Pastor!

Pastor Chip

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Pastor's Update 5/21/19

Hello!

It is safe to say that I will not be running outside today. Too wet and rainy. I think that there is an end in sight. I might be able to get out tomorrow. 

This weekend, our oldest son, Tyler, will be graduating from High School (Life Prep Academy). At last night's award ceremony he was given the Most Inspirational Award for football for the fourth straight year. After giving him the award they announced that starting next year, they will be renaming it the Tyler Bungard award. Very cool. We are so proud of his positive attitude and impact. 

My parents and Shannon's mom will be in town this weekend. My dad will be preaching for me this Sunday. He has been preaching for over 50 years. I really hope you and your family can make it out to hear him. 

We have had robust sign ups for the financial seminar (taking place on May 29th) and the Run for God group (starting July 10th). You can sign up for both this weekend at church downstairs at the Welcome Center in the Connection Cafe. 

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday! Stay dry and have a GREAT week!

I love being your Pastor!

Chip

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Pastor's Update 5/14/19

Hello!

Wow, these last few days have been beautiful. We had a great Mother's Day weekend at the Bungard's. On Friday, I took Shannon to the Olive Garden for an Italian feast. On Sunday, before her much deserved 3 hour nap, I made her a steak dinner with a side of Asparagus (one of her favorites). I also bought her a delicious cheesecake from Eli's Bakery in Chicago. Tyler bought her some roses and the other kids bought her some goodies from Dollar Tree. Over-all, I think she had a great weekend! 

Please take advantage of the free financial seminar that will be held here at FBC on Wednesday, May 29th at 6pm. Dinner will be served. Brian Donnely, Bank of the West Manager, will be leading it. 

Two of my kids, Tyler and Christina, will be performing this weekend in their school play. They are doing Alice and Wonderland. It will be held this Friday at 7pm in the Newman University Auditorium. Should be exciting!

I can't wait to see you on Sunday! I love being your Pastor!

Have a GREAT week!

Pastor Chip

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Pastor's Update 5/7/19

Hello!

I missed you at church on Sunday. I accomplished my goal this year of running a 1/2 marathon under 2 hours. The exact time was 1:48:55. I will probably do it again. I enjoyed this kind of race. I am taking a few days off to recover and plan to be back on the road this Thursday. I watched Steve Vermillion's message on Monday. He did a fantastic job! Wow! It was so good! 

My Son, Tyler, arrives home from his mission trip to Honduras sometime after midnight tonight. We were able to speak with him a few times while he was away but looking forward to hearing about it all when he returns. We are so proud of him!

Mothers day is this Sunday! Our Women's ministry put together a special gift for all women to be distributed after the service. 

You can sign up this Sunday at the Welcome Center for our next Partnership class. It will be held on Sunday, May 19th right after the service. Food and childcare will be provided. It will last one hour. 

I can't wait to see you on Sunday! I love being your Pastor!

Have a GREAT week!

Chip


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Pastor's Update 4/20/19

Hello!

Shannon and I dropped Tyler off late last night for his mission trip to Honduras. We just got word that they arrived safely. Please keep him (and the team) in prayer during this next week.

 

It finally become official today that my younger brother, Chad, was just nominated by President Trump to be vice-chair of the Merit Systems Protection Board. His next step is to be confirmed before a committee (which can be brutal). Please keep him in prayer. I will keep you posted. 


Well, the time has finally arrived for me to run the 1/2 marathon (13.2 miles) that I have been training for. I am hoping to dip under 2 hours. I am running it this coming weekend in Wichita.

 

If you would like to become a Partner at FBC, our next class will be on Sunday, May 19th right after church. Lunch will be provided and childcare is available. Please sign up in the Connection Cafe at the Welcome Center. The class will take one hour. 


Have a GREAT week! I love being your Pastor!

Chip

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Pastor's Update 4/23/19

Hello!

I hope that you had a great Easter with friends and family. We did something different this year after church. Instead of putting together a big meal at the house, I took the family out to eat. We went to Cheddars! It was delicious. After preaching two services, it was nice not to have to worry about cooking and cleaning. 

My oldest son, Tyler, heads out for Honduras next Tuesday on a mission trip with his school. They will be cleaning, working and doing various activities with kids in the area. Please keep him in prayer. He will be gone for a week. A big "thank you" to those who supported him financially! 

Many of you have asked about becoming partners of FBC. We have our next class scheduled for Sunday, May 19th. It will be right after church. Food and child care will be provided. It will take an hour. Please sign up on Sunday at the Welcome Center in the Connection Cafe. 

I can't wait to see you on Sunday! I love being your Pastor! Have a GREAT week!

Pastor Chip

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Pastor's Update 4/16/19

Hello,

I hope you can join us this Friday at 7pm for our Good Friday service. Childcare will be provided.

My son, Tyler, has made his college decision and plans to attend Calvary University this fall. It is located in the Kansas City area. As many of you already know, time really flies on by. It's hard to believe. We are so proud of him!

We will have a photo opportunity available for your family to take pictures before and after the service. It will be in the back of the sanctuary. Our Connection Cafe will be open from 10:30 - 11:00. 

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday! If you bring guests, be sure to introduce them to me. 

I love being your Pastor! Have a GREAT week!

Pastor Chip

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Pastor's Update 4/9/19

Hello!

The boys (Nathan and Alex)and I hit a deer Sunday night in Wichita on route 254. Pretty scary. I didn't see it until I hit it. Unfortunately, they will probably total the car but it's not official yet. None of us were hurt just shaken up a bit and we have some burns from the air bags. 

We will be having baptisms on Easter Sunday. If you have trusted in Jesus as your Savior and have not yet gone public with baptism, please contact me soon and we will get it scheduled. You can pick the service you want to be baptized. 

Tyler and Christina have their proms this weekend! I am sure that Shannon will post pictures on facebook.

Be sure to send me your prayer requests.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday! I love being your Pastor! Have a GREAT week!

Pastor Chip

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Pastor's Update 4/2/19

Hello!

I am writing this email from my kitchen table while my savory sausage is cooking on the stove top. I woke the kids up once but only Tyler is here at the table with me. So, I will have to make my rounds again soon to ensure on time arrival at school. I will be back soon. I'm back! I think they are up now. The sense of urgency in my voice helped. 

We will be having baptisms again this year on Easter Sunday. If you have trusted in Jesus as your Savior and have not yet gone public with baptism, then Easter Sunday would be the ideal time to do it. Let me know if you are interested. 

Our Good Friday church service will take place on Friday, April 19th at 7pm. Childcare is available. 

This Sunday, I will talk to you about dangerous decisions. I think it will be helpful. In fact, life is full of decisions that can either make or break us. 

I can't wait to see you on Sunday! I love being your Pastor!

Have a GREAT week!

Pastor Chip


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