Updates about all that is happening

There are many events, activities and teams at First Baptist. Here are a few updates about all that is happening.
June Visitor

The June Visitor is available online. You can download it here

School Supply Drive

We are helping Hearts and Hands United collect school supplies! They will use these supplies to fill backpacks and hand them out to hundreds of children in our community. This is an amazing charity, and it directly impacts children’s lives as they start a new school year. Drop off your donations in the labeled box in the church office. (Some ideas are crayons, pencils, notebook paper, folders, pink erasers, and highlighters.) Thank you!!!

Summer Outreach Opportunities

There are several times you could do a summer outreach: Forward S.T.E.P.S. (formerly OPT and Circles) dinners on Thursday evenings, back-to-school backpack project at the Fairgrounds on July 28, assisting YWCA women by bringing clothing and toiletries to the basket marked in the church office, Blood and Fire Ministry meals on late Saturday afternoons. It would be our hope that you would choose one place that you will make a difference in the neighborhood. Watch the bulletins and e-mail for more info.

Camp News

Camp Tippy is having their annual Dan’s Fish Fry on August 4 from 4:00–7:00 PM. Come enjoy fish and chicken and fellowship. There is still time to sign up for summer camp sessions. Check out the website at for the camp schedule and upcoming fall events!

Capital Campaign

Update: You have pledged 305,405 for our 3-year campaign. At this time $133,695 has come in. Of that, $3,460 has come in from persons who are supporting the project without a pledge. Thank you ever so much for supporting this project faithfully. It is amazing what can be done when we have a common project that will sustain our building, hopefully into the future. One of the first projects that will be addressed this year is the signage project that will create new exterior and interior signage for the church. You will begin to see that project at work as the summer progresses.

Pillowcases in July

Pillowcase opportunities abound in July. On July 9 at 5:30 we will have the ladies from A Better Way. Our other opportunity is July 26 from 10-12 with our Middle Schoolers and 2-4 with our YWCA women. Hoping our ladies can coach a sewer or be there to instruct ironing methods that guarantee a neat project.

Pre-School Volunteers

Hi families! We are in need of volunteers to teach in the pre-school classroom during the months of July and August so that our current teacher, Miss Jenny, can take a much deserved summer break! We just need a handful of people to take 1 or 2 Sundays to make this happen. Another person will be scheduled with you, and lessons will be provided! This is a fun opportunity to maybe get out of your comfort zone and be a huge blessing to our little ones of FBC! Please contact Britney Sue or Colleen Massoth if you’re interested in helping out this summer. Thanks!

Bible Study

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)

Church Friends Lunch

We hope you’ve reserved the date for our next FBC Church Friends Lunch: July 22 after second service. This time we plan to have lunch picnic-style right here in our FBC shelter house. Mark Flodder will be at the grill and Adult Ministries will provide a few sides to go along with that. We plan to have some fun activities for the kids and something simple to help the rest of us get to know one another better. We will be able to accommodate the first 60 people who sign up for this event, and registration is open until Friday, July 20. You may register online at by clicking here. Please make sure you receive confirmation that your registration is complete. We have had a couple of people who thought they were registered for previous events but had not completed the process. Your registration should say “complete” in green on the screen, and if your email address is in the church database, you should receive a confirmation email from Planning Center. If you are unsure how to register, please call Julie Davis . She will be happy to assist you.

Visitor or Bulletin Information

If you would like an announcement in the August Visitor, please email it to Wade by Sunday, July 22. You can also email articles for the weekly bulletin by Tuesday of each week.