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)

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 for special needs adults will begin its fall programing Tuesday, Sept. 16. Volunteers will be needed to help with.the classes. If you have questions about the class,call Jane Patton , You will be blessed if you decide to volunteer!

Men’s Choir

Attention all male singers: We will have a male chorus singing for both services on August 3. The rehearsal will be at 7:30 PM on July 30 in the choir room. All male singers are welcome and encouraged to help us fill the choir loft! Ladies: Your turn is coming on August 17th.

Softball Games

We will have two games this week. The first one will be 8 PM, Monday, July 28 at the Muncie Sportsplex. We will be facing Crossover. The second game will be 7 PM, Thursday, July 31 at the same location. We will be facing University. The games are a lot of fun. Come out and support the team.

Missional Community Update

The Fall Missional Community Session begins in August. 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 are now closed to new members until next session. However, everyone is invited to join in on the social events and mission projects.

Mounds State Park (August Social Event)

The social event for August will be at Mounds State Park in Anderson on Sunday, August 3. We will gather around 1:30 PM for a picnic lunch (everyone bring your own lunch). We will spend time hiking or swimming or checking out the nature center. Each car will need to pay $5 for entrance into the park. If you want to swim, bring another $3/person. We hope everyone can join us for this time of fellowship and relaxation.

Personal Care Items Drive

August is a hard month for many families in poverty. In spite of back-to-school supply drives, there are many extra expenses in getting children ready to be in school. An issue that arises when money is especially tight occurs with "personal care items." Food stamps do not cover toiletries, soap, cleaning supplies, feminine products or diapers as well as all other non-food items. In recognition of this need, we will be providing items to families involved in Circles, the TEAMwork for Quality Living initiative that meets in our church every Thursday night.

There will be a container for those items outside the west sanctuary doors on August 17 and August 24. When you are at the grocery store, pick up an extra bottle of shampoo, a box of kleenex, can of deodorant, or package of diapers to help a struggling family.

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 September newsletter, please email it to by Sunday, August 24.

Meals on Wheels (August Mission Project)

We will be working in August to help the Meals on Wheels deliver food. We have agreed to provide five teams (at least two people must serve on a team) for the third week in August. We will need one team on Monday, August 18, three teams on Tuesday, August 19 and one team for Thursday, August 21. The Allen life group is organizing this project. Please contact Wade Allen (, ), Colleen Massoth (, ) or sign up on the missional community bulletin board if you are willing to take a slot.

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