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.

Discover First Baptist

"Discover First Baptist" is the title of a one-day class for:

  • individuals who have joined since Wade Allen became our pastor (2008),
  • those considering joining First Baptist, and
  • persons who just want to learn more about our church.

Bill Eidson will talk briefly about the history of First Baptist, Pastor Wade will lead a discussion on Baptist beliefs, and Adam Fink will explain the church's organizational structure and opportunities for service. This class will be Sunday, September 14 from noon to 2:30 PM. Lunch will be served, and childcare will be provided. You may register for the class by calling the church office at 284-7749 or by going to to register online by September 8.

Missional Community Update

The Fall Missional Community Session is underway. 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.

This month's social event will be September 7 at Prairie Creek Reservoir directly following the Sunday morning services at 12:30 PM. There is a playground, open green space, basketball courts, a small beach, and you may fish if you have a fishing license. You can also use the grills, but you will need to bring charcoal. Please bring your own picnic as there is a large shelter house. We look forward to seeing you all there! We will be meeting at the beach playground area.

Friendship Class

The Friendship Class for special-needs adults will begin its fall programing Tuesday, September 16. Volunteers will be 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!

Helping Those in Need

If you are approached by someone asking for money on Sunday mornings, please direct them to Duane Davis (pictured at right) or a member of the diaconate. Please do not give them cash. The diaconate will assess the need and find a way to best serve them.

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 October newsletter, please email it to by Sunday, September 21.

Missional Community Mission Project

This month's mission project will be September 20 from 9 AM-3 PM. Lunch will be provided. Will be helping out at the Oasis on Ball State Campus. We will be working outside (weather permitting) doing general maintenance at the house (i.e. cleaning gutters, general yard work, cleaning out and organizing sheds). There is also some inside work that can be done as well. Whether you stay the whole time or just a little while, please come help out!

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