Updates about all that is happening
During the Easter season (through Pentecost Sunday on May 20), we will be surveying Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances. We would encourage you to follow along in the series and read the passages ahead of time for next week. You can find the upcoming sermons here.
The April Visitor is available online. You can download it here
There are so many great ways to build closer relationships at First Baptist! If you have two X chromosomes, you have an additional opportunity coming up soon. On Saturday, June 9, from 3:00–4:00 PM, adult ministries will host a Ladies Tea in the lower auditorium. All ladies—from birth onward—are invited to this event. This is the perfect time to invite your daughter, your mother, a friend or co-worker, your favorite aunt, or a female shut-in church member to enjoy a time of light refreshments and uplifting conversation!
You may have heard previously that this event was going to include a quilt expert. According to Molly Flodder, who is our contact with the quilt specialist, “The interest in the historical presentation and the desire to have individual quilts evaluated was so overwhelming that we decided it wouldn’t fit well into the parameters of the tea. A separate event focusing only on quilt history, information, and evaluation is being planned for this fall so that we can allow for greater interaction with the quilt expert.”
The planning team for the Ladies Tea will provide a beautiful atmosphere with individual place settings, so reservations are necessary for this event. We will be able to accommodate the first 50 people who reserve a spot. You can register for this event by clicking here until June 3. You may register online for a guest you’ve invited (you need their email address, name, street address, and phone), or your guest may register themselves. There is no charge, but there will be an opportunity at the event to give a donation to help cover the costs. Hats and gloves are welcome but optional. Enjoying this special time with your sisters in Christ is NOT optional! Don’t miss this chance to make new friends and deepen the friendships you already have. Join us! Questions? Contact Julie Davis or Shelby Harris for more information. Register Now
Please bring gently used shoes or new shoes to the U-Haul box in the office this week. The shoes will be donated to the Ross Center, and an outside organization will distribute them to third world countries as well as donate money to benefit the Ross Center.
Ross Center is a neighborhood community center in southwest Muncie. The last day to bring shoes to the office is Monday, May 7.
Also, the sewing room could use a second iron if anyone would be interested in donating one. The irons are used in the pillowcase project that provides pillowcases and pillows to homeless men, women, and children.
Have you wanted to try out a life group but have found the current model challenging for your schedule? First Baptist will soon have a “warm weather” life group! Unlike our other small groups, this group will meet from May through the late fall and be on break during the winter and early spring months. It’s ideal for people who may have more availability during the summer than in the winter months. The group, which plans to get together on Thursday evenings twice a month, already has a strong core of 9 people, but would like to invite others to join them. Interested? Contact Cheryl Flaherty or Molly Flodder.
Camp Night is Friday, May 4 from 6–8 PM in the lower auditorium. This year’s theme is UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Kids interested in going to camp, and their parents, are invited to an evening of information and fun. For more information, contact Shirley Pittenger.
Parents, we are fortunate to have dedicated mentees teach Sunday School and Children’s Church every week! Please make sure your child is attending the classroom that is appropriate for their grade level. Ms. Amber teaches the kindergarten through second grade class and Ms. Randi teaches the third through fifth grade class. This is important for our student-to-teacher ratio. We also ask you to please be respectful of our teachers’ prep time (the time between first and second service). It can be difficult for our teachers to prepare their lessons and activities if there are a lot of kids in the room. We understand there might be special circumstances that can be worked out between you and the teacher. We appreciate your cooperation! If you have any questions, please contact Britney Sue.
Early Sunday School: Sundays, 9:15 AM (Intergenerational Class, children’s classes for various ages, middle school Sunday school class) Late Sunday School: Sundays, 10:15 AM (Bykota) & 10:30 AM (Friendship and an Intergenerational Class)
The Friendship Class is for special-needs adults. Volunteers are needed to help with the classes. If you have questions about the class or would like to volunteer, call Jane Patton.
The next Church Friends Lunch will be held on Sunday, July 22. Watch your June Visitor and upcoming bulletins for the location and registration for this event. Hope to see you there!
6:00 PM Praise Team, 6:15 PM Handbells, 7:40 PM Choir
If you would like an announcement in the June Visitor, please email it to Wade by Sunday, May 20. You can also email articles for the weekly bulletin by Tuesday of each week.
You have been very helpful to our neighbors at the YWCA. Please continue to clean out closets and drawers and bring items for the YWCA women. Maryanne Bayer will be your contact person, or you may leave them in the basket in the church office marked “YWCA.” Thank you in advance for your donations.