Fellowship Updates

 **All events at both the Urish and Hi-Crest have been either postponed or canceled through April 24th.**

There are a lot of questions and speculations surrounding the Coronavirus. We are unsure what the next few weeks hold, but we want to take precautions for the health and safety of our congregation.

Philippians 4:6 reminds us, “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Please be in prayer for our community, those who have been affected, and our national and international leaders as they lead during this challenging time. Finally, remember God never wastes sickness, challenge or suffering but uses them to advance the gospel in the lives of priceless, eternal people. Rather than fear, live by faith and make use of all the opportunities to serve in the name of Jesus if this challenge surfaces in your connections with people around you. 


 Updates - 4/6/2020

• The new Bible Reading Plan is available.

• Sharefest 2020 is postponed. 

These are unprecedented times. Sharefest is coming up in April. Our Sharefest Planning committee met along with our partners to discuss what to do about Sharefest. Our current plan is to postpone Sharefest. The Planning Committee will reconvene in July. At that time the team will re-evaluate doing Sharefest in the fall.

• We are holding online-only services for the Weekend Worship and Surge/Fortress each week. We are also producing children's content that will accompany our weekend service stream.  

● We will have an ASL Interpreter for Weekend Worship. 

● We will continue to email updates to our church family through our weekly emails.

• We have a new page dedicated to outreach opportunities to serve in our community. https://www.fbctopeka.com/love-topeka/

• See below for tips for viewing our streaming content on various devices. 


Event Updates

All events at both the Urish and Hi-Crest have been canceled or postponed through April 24th. 


Resources

Our LifeCare team is available if you are in need of prayer or conversation.
Frank Eschmann, LifeCare Pastor
Lorraine Haug, LifeCare Coordinator

Ways to stay in community during the coronavirus.

How to talk to your children about the coronavirus:

For toddlers -  Why are people wearing masks? Why are people covering their faces?
For all children - Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource


STREAMING RESOURCES

What are the best ways to stream online?

We are providing many avenues to access our online services and events. These will work with many devices, including Smart TV's, Apple TV's, Roku devices, stream-enabled Blu-ray players, and Gaming Consoles. Below we will share some specific ways to stream to these devices – which one works best for you will depend on what kinds of devices you use.

First, here are the links where you can find our streaming content:
https://www.facebook.com/fellowshiphicrest
https://www.facebook.com/fellowshiptopeka
https://www.fbctopeka.com/live/
https://www.youtube.com/FBCTopeka
https://vimeo.com/fbctopeka
Fellowship Hi-Crest YouTube

For Facebook: (Account Required) Facebook offers the ability to stream from your mobile device and cast it to a myriad of TV's and other devices, or you can use the Facebook Watch TV App on many devices and watch our content directly on there. Use the search term "fellowshiptopeka" or "fellowshiphicrest" - Click here for more information.

For YouTube: (No account required) YouTube streaming works with the widest range of devices. You do not need the paid subscription YouTubeTV service to watch our videos. You can find the content by searching for "fbctopeka" in the YouTube app on your phone, tablet, or computer. Then, click the cast icon and choose your smart device or TV from the list. Your devices need to be on the same wi-fi network. Click here for more information.

Casting from your phone, tablet, or computer:
Casting is a method that puts your device's content on your TV screen. This can work well if you have a good internet connection and a strong wi-fi signal. Click on the options below for more information from each provider. Not all devices are compatible with each other. If you need help, email and we will do our best to help.

Apple TV  |  Chromecast   |  LG Smart TV   |   Samsung Smart TV   |   Vizio SmartCast   |   TCL & Roku Equipped  |   Sony Smart TV   |   Miracast Enabled Devices   |  Amazon Fire TV Devices