Weekly News at First Baptist

This page includes current announcements at First Baptist. This is the same information that is found in the weekly bulletin.

Sunday Bible Study

  • Early Sunday School: Sundays, 9:15 AM (Intergenerational Class)
  • Late Sunday School: Sundays, 10:15 AM (Bykota) & 10:30 AM (Two by Two, Friendship, and an Intergenerational Class)

Wednesday Music Rehearsals

6:00 PM Praise Team (Sanctuary) and Children’s Choir (Lower Auditorium), 6:30 PM Handbells, 7:40 PM Sanctuary Choir

Children’s Choir Rehearsal

The Children’s Choir will have a special rehearsal on Saturday, December 5 at 9:00 PM.

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 . You will be blessed if you decide to volunteer!

Planning Team Meeting

The Marriage Retreat Planning Team will meet in the church office on Monday, November 30 at 5 PM.

Youth Ski Trip

Registration Forms are available for the youth ski trip January 15-18, 2016. Deadline for registration is December 15. You can get more information and forms at .

Children’s Christmas Parties

Attention kids birth-2yrs! Please plan to attend a special Birthday Party for Jesus on Sunday December 13. The party will take place right in the 2yr old room (Joyce and Dave's room) Whether you come for the early or late service, we will have a special snack, craft, Christmas story and lots of fun! See you then! The preschool and elementary room parties will be held on December 6 in the Sunday School rooms. Please RSVP to your Sunday school teachers so that they can be prepared.

Marriage Retreat

Do you want MORE from your marriage? Do you want to make the most of your relationship with not only your spouse, but also with God? If so, plan on attending FBC's first Marriage Retreat in recent years on February 19-20 at the Artist Colony Inn in Nashville, IN. Suggested cost is $100 dollars per couple and includes room, most meals and snacks, as well as several group sessions focused on making MORE out of your relationship with your spouse. Always MORE! (Making Our Relationship Eternal) See Melanie Graham for more information.

Christmas Caroling and Dinner

First Baptist and Riverside Avenue Baptist Churches are once again partnering for the annual Caroling and Christmas Dinner. Join us on Sunday, December 13 for a time of singing, fellowship and food. Arrive at Riverside at 3:30 PM for assignments. The dinner will be at 6:00 PM. The meat, drinks, rolls and table service will be furnished. Please bring a dish or two to share. There will be a program after the meal. Please RSVP to Jane Patton or Terry Harke by December 6 if you plan to go caroling.

Missional Community Update

The fall life groups will go through November. During the months of December and January, the missional community ministry will break for evaluation and planning for the spring session.

Recycling at Church

Blue trash bags are in the office and kitchen for recycling of paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, tin cans. Let's do our part to take care of God’s Creation.

Financial Reports

Financial Reports and CCT Meeting Summaries are available in the church office on the receptionist's desk.

Visitor or Bulletin Information

If you would like to place an announcement in the church bulletin please email it to . If you have an article for the January newsletter, please email it to by Sunday, December 13.

Mission Trip Support

Shelby Harris will be traveling to the Dominican Republic soon on a mission trip with Compassion International. Shelby needs your support, both financially and in prayer. Please see Shelby for more information, or there is a flyer posted on the bulletin board in the lower level hallway.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

We are signed up to ring bells at the Mall December 8 and 10 from 10 AM to 8 PM. Our bells will be at Macy’s and JcPenney’s both days. Sign up sheets will be available at the Harvest Dinner; then, it will be posted on the bulletin board in lower hall. Give some of your time to help another.

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