FBCO Latest Announcements:     Updated 11/25/2020

FBCO Ministry Updates:

Giving ChristmasAs you do your Black Friday shopping, don’t forget about our Christmas families! This Christmas season, FBCO will be adopting families at Christmas a little different. All the families that are adopted will be families that have come through our clothing ministry.  This will allow us to make better connections, and hopefully be able to minister to these families in a different way.  So here is how it will work:

  1. FBCO will adopt 20 families.
  2. FBCO will host a Giving CHRISTmas day on December 19 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  3. FBCO will serve a breakfast to all the families, followed by the reading of the Christmas Story, a time to shop for their child, and finish at the gift wrapping station before going home.

Here is how every member of FBCO can be involved: Provide the Christmas gift items that are requested. Walmarthttps://www.walmart.com/lists/view-events-registry-items?id=abd42ef8-f258-460b-81a4-1d444bc44496

You can either purchase the item yourself and bring to the church, purchase the items yourself and have it shipped to the church, or provide the money and FBCO will purchase the item and have it shipped here.

Operation Christmas Child – FBCO is sending 1230 Shoeboxes to children across the globe so they can hear the good news that ‘Jesus Loves You’. Thank you for your support this year as you donated school supplies, wooden cars, dolls, clothes, made dresses, backpacks & toiletry bags, soccer balls & pumps, toothbrushes, made doll blankets, gave shipping money and so much more.  Please be in prayer for the children as they receive the shoeboxes & hear about Jesus.  Some of them will never have received a gift before.  Our boxes will join over 10 million more boxes from all over the U.S., Canada and Europe.

No Wednesday Night Activities TONIGHT – on November 25th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

FBCO Business Meeting – December 13 at 5:30P. There will be a 2021 budget presentation, discussion & Quarterly business meeting.

Lord’s Supper – December 20 at 5:30P. This will include carol singing, special music, and more.

Women’s Ministry – Beginning this Sunday, November 29th – December 20th, you can sign-up for the women’s winter Bible study (running January-March) and purchase a Bible study book. We will be studying Titus and the cost of the book is $8.00. There will be a table set up in the foyer.

Medicare help for Senior Adults – DON’T FORGET! There is still plenty of time to receive help with your Medicare options. Just call the church office at 581-2484 for more information. Open re-enrollment ends Dec. 7 so please call before Thanksgiving.

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading – Registration is now open for the 2021 Upward Basketball/Cheerleading season. You can register online at fbcozark.org or in the Church office. Registration deadline is December 4.

Upward Coaches Needed – There is a need for Upward Basketball & Cheer coaches for the 2021 season. Contact Blake Hayworth if you would like to be a coach for the new season. Help leave a legacy today and become a coach!

The Preschool Ministry – is looking for additional volunteers to serve one time a month at the Preschool Welcome Desk at 9A & 10:30A or to serve one time a month to clean toys during the week. Please contact Jennifer Metcalf for more information or to sign up.

Children’s Church Series – No Children’s Church on Nov. 29. Children’s Church is for Kindergarten-4th Grade. We will meet in the JAM room every Sunday morning starting at 10:30A. We will continue our Christmas series “Simple Christmas” on December 6.

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree – This event is for 7th-12th grade students. December 16 from 6:30P-8:30P. We will get to visit shut-ins and sing Christmas carols to them. After, we will go back to the church for hot cocoa and fellowship.

Student Winter Retreat – 7th-12th grade students. January 2, 3, & 4. Cost is $60 per student. You must register by December 17 (turn in paperwork/$20 deposit). We will leave for New Life Ranch in Oklahoma on January 2 at 10A and return to FBCO by Noon on January 4. For more information, please see Pastor Jeffrey.

Student JAM – JAM is CANCELLED TONIGHT due to the Thanksgiving holiday. JAM will continue Weds. December 2 at 6:30P. Our current series “Established-in the Faith” Colossians 2:7. 7th-12th Grade.

Preschool & Children’s Worship @ Home Materials – Bible Studies for Life for Kids @ Home, is a convenient resource designed to fuel family discipleship at home. This easy to access/use material for parents is designed to offer easy to use worship materials to share with your children. Visit: www.fbcozark.org and access it via download. Contact Jennifer & Cindy for further information.

FBCO worship service/Sunday School class start times have changed and are different. So, thank you in advance for your flexibility and attention to these changes.

FBCO Worship Service & Sunday School schedule update:

9:00AM Schedule
9:00am – Worship  (Social Distancing)
9:00am – Sunday School classes: Birth-12th grade (assigned rooms)
9:00am – Adult Sunday School Classes: (Please note room changes/assignments)
College/Career – Rm 207
Linck – Rm (NFH)
Thixton – Rm (SFH)
Putt/Magee – Rm 116/118
Mendenhall – Rm Mtg Room A
Ellett – Rm 152
Murfin – Rm Mtg Room B
Jackson – Rm 110
Rookstool – Rm 130
Tella/Snow – Rm 134
Shelton – Rm 120
Eastin – (Commons)
Caskey – Rm 205
**Alternate Rooms: Reserved if attendance exceeds regular room social distancing. Signs will be posted on classroom doors.**

10:30AM Schedule (NEW Start Time!!!!)
10:30am – Worship (Social Distancing) & Streaming
10:30am – Nursery/ETC & Children’s Church (assigned rooms)
10:30am – Adult Sunday School Classes: (Please note room changes)
Bearden – Mtg Rm A&B
LaFerney – Rm 132
Pennell – Rm 130
Young/Garrison – (NFH)
Swearengin – (NFH)
Cahill – Rm 143
**Alternate Rooms: Reserved if attendance exceeds regular room social distancing. Signs will be posted on classroom doors.**

FBCO Sunday School Protocol:
1. All Sunday School rooms will strive to be Social Distanced.
***If class attendance inhibits social distancing, an alternate room will be used to ensure healthy distancing, signs will be posted.***
2. Preschool/Nursery Sunday School workers will be masked and continue current Covid-19 department protocol.
3. Student and Children’s Sunday School and Children’s Church workers will be masked, when not social distanced and continue current Covid-19 department protocol.
4. Preschool Sunday School and ETC/Nursery parents are HIGHLY encouraged to utilize the weekly sign-up’s via the church website/emails.
5. Shared rooms between the 9am & 10:30am Sunday School classes will utilize class members/volunteers to wipe down high contact surfaces. (Supplies will be available in each room.)
6. Exterior doors will lock approx. 10:45am, please use West Office Entrance & North door entrances to enter the building.

If you are sick, experience flu-like symptoms or have been directed to quarantine – PLEASE STAY HOME! FBCO worship can always be viewed on-line each week at the church website www.fbcozark.org or viewed on demand anytime at the FBCOzark Youtube channel.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (417) 581-2484.

Family Life Center Hours:  Mon-Fri – 6am-10am | Mon/Tues/Thurs – 4pm-8pm
** NO FLC or Gym hours on Wednesday nights **


FBCO Ministry Resources:

Is there a place to access FBCO Ministry updates or information?  YES

Preschool Ministry – Resources & Updates – click HERE

Children Ministry – Resources & Updates – click HERE

Student Ministry – Resources & Updates – click HERE

Adult Ministry – Resources & Update – click HERE


How can I forward my giving/offering to FBCO?

  1. You can give online at: https://www.shelbygiving.com/app/giving/fbcozark
  2. You can mail your gift: FBCO, 1400 W. Jackson St, Ozark MO 65721



If you are sick, please stay home!!! If your kids or grandchildren are sick, please keep them at home!!!

If you, or anyone in your household, have a compromised immune system or high-risk factors for this illness, please exercise caution and stay home. (CDC published information about risk factors – click here)

As conditions are due to change, we will communicate updates/changes to the church community – follow us at www.fbcozark.org and Facebook for the latest updates.