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.
Church Friends Lunch for First Quarter Coming Soon

Not always are people able to get to know others in a worship setting. In 2018, the Church Coordination Team and Julie Davis, chair of adult ministries, will be hosting an after-service lunch for families to come together and celebrate.

The first event will be Sunday, March 18, immediately following second service in the party room at Mancino’s Pizza and Grinders. The whole family is welcome to come. People will order in line as all customers do and then eat in the “party room” with others from church. There will be a fun way to get to know others as well as see others with whom we are more familiar.

You must have a reservation to attend. Get this on your calendar and watch for a link offering you a place to sign up.

February Visitor

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

Lenten Services

Community-wide Lenten services are held each Wednesday through the season of Lent. Remaining services are as follows:

  • February 21, Betrayal, Luke 21:34–22:6, Michael Sherman, Pastor, Friends Memorial
  • February 28, Discipleship, Luke 13:22–31, Dr. Joe Songer, Member of First Baptist Church
  • March 7 Kingdom, Luke 13:18–21, Wilsha Scaife, Minister, Union Missionary Baptist Church
  • March 14 Feeding, Luke 9:10–17, John A. Young, Pastor, Riverside UMC
  • March 21 Cross, Luke 18:31–34, Andre Mitchell, Pastor, Deliverance Temple

A fellowship meal is offered in the Fellowship Hall downstairs. A donation of $5.00 per person is suggested to defray expenses. A Good Friday service will be noon March 30 at Union Missionary Baptist Church, so there will be no Wednesday Lenten service that week.

Second Harvest Food Drive

During the month of February, First Baptist Church will be conducting a food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest provides food, educational opportunities, and financial advice for people in need for eight counties in East Central Indiana. We will be collecting food on February 11, 18, and 25. Financial donations may also be made.

For more information about Second Harvest programs go to

Sneak Preview - Daughters and Mothers, Sisters and Others

Later this Spring, a team of FBC ladies will be hosting a “tea party” for women and girls and their guests. A feature of the event will be a chance to have quilts evaluated by a quilt expert. Stay tuned for more information!

Soup Kitchen Auction Donations

The Soup Kitchen of Muncie will have its Annual Dinner and Auction on March 24, 2018, and is seeking donations of frequent-flyer miles or timeshare stays. Click here for more information.

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)

Friendship 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.

Sermon Series on Mark

We are currently in a sermon series on the book of Mark. We will continue in this series through Easter. 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.

Wednesday Music Rehearsals

6:00 PM Praise Team, 6:15 PM Handbells, 7:40 PM Choir

Visitor or Bulletin Information

If you would like an announcement in the March Visitor or the weekly bulletin, please email it to Wade by Sunday, February 18.

YWCA Clothing and Coats

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. Julie Morency 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.