News

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) & 10:45 AM (Two by Two, Friendship, and an Intergenerational Class)

Wednesday Music Rehearsals

6:00 PM Praise Team (Sanctuary), 6:00 PM Children’s Choir (Elementary Room), 6:30 PM Handbells (Choir Room), 7:40 PM Sanctuary Choir (Choir Room)

Children’s Church

Children’s Church is during the Late Worship Gathering. Children’s Church is for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade. The children are dismissed before the sermon to the basement classroom for their worship time.

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!

CCT Meeting

The Church Coordination Team (CCT) will be meeting on Monday, October 27 at 7 PM in the church office.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child boxes are due November 15, If you need ideas and /or boxes, they are available at the back of the church or in the lower auditorium. If you don't have a complete box filled, bring it anyway and we will fill in the rest of the items! Questions? Call Jane Patton . Thank you on behalf of the precious children!

Judson Choir in Concert

We will be hosting the Judson Choir, November 6 at 7 PM. On the Thursday evening (Nov. 6), we need volunteers for a meal and lodging, and sack lunches for their tour, on Friday. Please contact Dana Davis, Barb Eidson, Lydia Burton, Joe Songer, or Shirley Pittenger if you are available to help in any way. Keep this group in your prayers for a safe journey and uplifting repertoire.

All Saints Day

Any person who was part of our church family and passed away after All Saints Sunday last year (first Sunday in November) should have a picture and the birth and death dates of the loved one to Mary Ann Bayer no later than Sunday, October 26. You may contact her or leave your items in a packet with her name on it on the receptionist's desk in the church office. Our annual tribute to these dear departed will be Sunday, November 2.

Missional Community Update

The Fall Missional Community Session is going strong. We continue to have social events, mission projects and life groups as a part of this ministry. Each month, we will have a social event on the first Sunday of the month. On the second and fourth weeks of the month, life groups will meet in homes. The third week of each month will be a time of mission for all life groups.

Life groups meet this week in homes as it is the fourth week of the month.

On November 2 from 4 PM to 6PM, we will be having a board game night! Bring your favorite board game and snacks down to the fellowship hall for some fun and fellowship. See you then!

Financial Reports

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

Visitor and 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 December newsletter, please email it to by Sunday, November 16.

November Mission Project

On November 15 from 9 AM to 3 PM, we will be serving with Habitat for Humanity rehabbing a house in Muncie - exact location to be announced at a later date. We are looking for about 10-15 committed volunteers. For those that cannot be there the entire time, we have split the day into 2 shifts - one from 9 AM-12 PM and another from 12 PM-3 PM. Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes early for check-in and orientation. Though we will likely be working inside on this project, please dress appropriately for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. Tools and supplies will be provided, but please bring a water bottle. You must be 16 years or older to be on the worksite and if you are younger than 18, you must bring a signed youth waiver which will be provided at the sign-up table. The suggested donation is $5/person for a pizza lunch that the church will provide. Please pray for and join us as we worship God through our service to our community.

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