Ukraine, Masks & Announcements

Brothers & Sisters,
The situation in Ukraine has intensified, with the UN estimating over two million refugees fleeing the invasion. This is the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War Two. May the Lord have mercy and show His power against evil and His love in the suffering.

Please continue to pray and donate to the relief efforts here through our church. All gifts will be sent to the International Missions Board (IMB), the missions agency of the Southern Baptist Churches (SBC), and it's sister organization, SEND Relief, the SBC's crisis relief agency. Your donations will support Baptist pastors, missionaries and churches there ministering to fleeing refugees. (see IMB President Paul Chitwood's short video).

There are many other organizations doing Gospel work to which you might also donate:



  1. Samaritan's Purse, which is deploying a field hospital in Western Ukraine (away from the current conflict). 
  2. Pastor Bogdan of Forward Church in Irvine, an OC Southern Baptist church, has sent out a specific request to medical personnel (doctors, nurses, hospital admins) who can donate supplies. He has family members from Ukraine, and they are working with the Ukrainian Consulate and a Ukrainian church in Sacramento to charter a flight from Los Angeles. If you can donate medical supplies, please contact Pastor Bogdan's uncle, Daniel Bondarenko: 949.350.4513, Danikvas@hotmail.com. (his picture is here below:)









COVID-19 and Masks:

Masks are no longer required for children, beginning this Friday, March 11, at AWANA. We have already removed mask mandates for adults. 

Official state guidelines, however, still recommend masks, especially for unvaccinated or those with pre-existing conditions. And even if you do not fall into those categories, you may feel more comfortable with a mask on anyway.

Mask or no mask, we rejoice that COVID numbers are falling to the point of no longer requiring them! May God be glorified and this be the beginning of the end of this two-year pandemic.





  1. ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING: please use the prayer guide to pray for Southern Baptist missions in North America and give your support with love offerings..
  2. QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETING on Sunday, March 13th, 1:30pm in the worship hall. All members are urged to join in person or online (Members, please check for a separate email containing the Zoom link).
  3. FCBC-LOS ANGELES 70th ANNIVERSARY Sunday, March 20, 10:30am. Please go to FCBC.org/70th or see Minister David Lin for more information.
  4. BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP: Mark your calendars: Testimonies on Sundays, 1:30pm, April 3 and 10; Baptisms on Easter Sunday, April 17th, 2:00pm.
  5. SPRING CLEANING: Please reserve April 9 and 30, 8:30-12:00pm,. Spring cleaners will be eligible for discounts to the Church Family Retreat (August 6-8). More details to come.
  6. BLOOD DRIVE: Due to the pandemic, the American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – it is the worst blood shortage in over a decade. All blood types needed, especially type O. Please donate blood at our church blood drive on Monday 5/2/22, 10:00AM-4:00 PM. To schedule your donation appointment, sign up on-line at RedCrossBlood.org Use Sponsor Code: FCBCFV or call the Red Cross at 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) 
  7. SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION ANNUAL MEETING on June 12-15 at Anaheim Convention Center. Registration is free and now open. Volunteers are still needed as ushers and registration assistants. Volunteers can also attend the convention when not on duty. Preschool, children and youth programs are provided. See Deacon Tom Yee. Register here at ChurchCenter.
  8. CHILDREN WORKERS NEEDED: If you are a church member and are interested in serving on Sundays in the Nursery, Toddlers, Preschool, or Kindergarten classes (1st or 2nd hour), please contact Carren; for AWANA on Friday nights, please see Samuel Lee.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME begins this Sunday, March 13 at 2:00am. Set your clock one hour forward before going to bed on Saturday night.