Church News this Week 5/24

This Sunday – This Sunday morning we will continue our study of I Corinthians, examining the joy of seeing Christ as supreme over all things including our spiritual gifts. We will also be celebrating a public declaration of faith in Christ in baptism during the morning service.

*** Due to the Memorial Day weekend, we will not have an evening service this Sunday.
All-church Fellowship – Rod and Tammy Johnson invites everyone to come to their farm for a picnic this afternoon. Each family is asked to bring a salad or dessert to share, meat for your family to grill, lawn chairs for each family member, and all else will be provided. There will be directions on how to get there, at the Welcome Center.

Missions Support – The Brookdale church family voted to add Scott and Julie Fulks to our missions team this past Sunday evening. We are excited to add to our church planting focus in the continent of Europe, specifically NW Spain. This support brings the Fulks to 67%. You can watch Scott and Julie share a personal message to us at

Church Spring Cleanup – PLEASE check with Chip Tranby about clean up needs INSIDE or OUTSIDE (contact Steve Hulbert). If you have an area of ministry, please care for your own area and let Chip know that it is cleaned. If you can help, see Chip or call 701-552-2305 or 701-235-3899 or email:

Men’s Huddle – June 2 – 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Midweek Summer Small Groups begin June 6 – The midweek small group studies have now been posted and are available at the welcome center. Please sign up this Sunday or next for the study that works best for you. The studies will begin June 6. These inter-generational are great opportunities to study God’s Word together and go deeper in personal relationship. A special study for teens will be held at the church. Each study will walk through the book of John. The entire church family is encouraged to read through the book of John during their personal time of Bible reading.
The locations and leaders are as follows:

Host Homes: Study Leaders:
Horace – Mark Hulbert Mark Hulbert, Steve Hulbert
West Fargo – Lonell & Rhonda Dikoff Jay McCarty
North Fargo – Gloria Sperry Tim Kremer, Zach Paxton
South Fargo – Tom & JoEllen Salmen Tom Salmen
South Fargo – Casey & Trisha Crandall Casey Crandall
South Moorhead – Tim & Cathi Friesen Alfred Tofibam
North Moorhead – Jason & Tammy Ehresman Jason Ehresman
Climax – Steve & Melissa Morken Steve Morken
Church Bob Palma, Rod Johnson
Church (teens) Ryan Myhre

Summer Wednesday Schedule – This Wednesday night will be our final corporate Bible study and prayer time at 7:00 pm until the fall. Please sign up for one of the Summer Small Groups that will meet each Wednesday this Summer. Training for Backyard Bible Club leaders will also be held at 6:30 pm next Wednesday.
Brookdale Neighborhood Bible Clubs – We Still Need More Hosts & Leaders!

~ Three to Four Host Homes – (North Fargo & Moorhead would be good but we’ll take anywhere!) provides home/snacks/neighborhood children – there is still one more training session available next Wednesday even if you missed the training this week.

~ Leaders are still needed- provide lessons/songs/games

~ Training for Leaders – May 30 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
~ Clubs will take place June 18-22 or June 25-29 – 90 minutes per day whichever works best for Host Home – time of day is up to the Host Home. Contact Tom Salmen to be a part of the leadership to the clubs

Sunday Adult Electives – Beginning Sunday, June 3, adults will have the option of choosing from two classes on evangelism from 9:00-9:45am each Sunday, “Reaching Today’s Generation” or “Worldview and Evangelism”.

Pastor Tim, Beth and family – will be on vacation following the service this Sunday until June 12. If there is a need please contact the church office, a deacon, or intern. In Pastor Tim’s absence, Neal Stockeland, Alfred Tofibam, Trent Hagen, Sam Horn and Ryan Myhre will fill the pulpit. Please pray for these men as they minister God’s Word to the Brookdale family over the next two weeks.
Praise ~ Just in case you haven’t heard yet, the much anticipated arrival of Paton Jack Rupard came Tuesday morning at 10:24 am….he weighed in at 9 lbs, 6 oz. and measured 22” long. All are doing great! Congratulations! Brady & Danielle

Transportation Ministry Needs – every week a number of people need a ride to church for both Sunday services. If you are interested in giving leadership to or helping with this ministry, driving, organizing, etc. see John Rasmussen or Pastor Tim.