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) & 10:30 AM (Friendship and an Intergenerational Class)

Wednesday Music Rehearsals

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

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!

Team Meetings

The Children’s Ministry Team will meet for lunch following late worship hour on Sunday, February 14.

The CCT will meet on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 PM in the church office.

Community Lenten Service

Every year Christian Ministries hosts Lenten Services during the season of Lent at 12:00 PM (Noon), and continuing each Wednesday for six weeks leading up to Easter. Shaffer Chapel AME, 1501 E. Highland Ave., Muncie will be hosting our community wide Lenten Services for 2016.

Men’s Ministry

The next Men’s Bible Study will be held at the church on Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 AM. All men are invited. On Saturday, March 5, the men will be meeting for their monthly breakfast. All men are invited to join and stay for the Scripture Engagement Workshop that follows.

Scripture Engagement Workshop

Mark your calendars for a special workshop presented at First Baptist on Saturday, March 5 from 9:00 AM to noon. Phil Collins, Ph.D. (A Taylor University Professor) will be presenting a highly interactive workshop, helping participants learn how to engage Scripture. Dr. Collins will be preaching at First Baptist on Sunday, February 28 (the week before the workshop). Look for registration forms in the coming weeks.

Missional Community Update

The spring session of missional communities is underway. There are two in-home life groups meeting this session along with a men’s and two women’s life groups. The men’s group is meeting at the church on select Saturday mornings. A women’s lunch group is currently meeting downtown every other Monday at noon for lunch, prayer, conversation and support. If you would be interested in attending this group, you can contact Molly Flodder. If you have questions about the men’s group, you can contact Wes Russell. The second women's group meets in Melanie Graham's home. Contact Melanie if you are interested in being a part of that group.

Marriage Retreat

A group will be traveling to Nashville, Indiana (The Artists Colony Inn) on February 19-20 for a marriage retreat. Please keep these couples in your prayers as they strive to strengthen their marriages.

Youth Camp Barnabas Sign Up

Teens from First Baptist are planning on taking a mission trip to Camp Barnabas this summer. Camp Barnabas offers life-changing opportunities to people with special needs and chronic diseases. Our teens work hard to make the camp experience for people with special needs possible, in turn, their lives are greatly impacted. You can get registration forms at . Deadline for signup is March 1.

Recycling at Church

Blue trash bags are in the office and kitchen for recycling of paper, plastic, glass, aluminum and 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 March newsletter, please email it to by Sunday, February 21.

Walk A Mile

Muncie Mission’s 12th annual Walk a Mile in my Shoes event is February 13; inclement weather date is February 20. The funds you raise for the walk are vital as we help build hope...hope for a better tomorrow...one step at a time. Funds are used to address physical and spiritual needs through food, shelter, Christian counseling and other long-term programs. Registration begins at 8:00 AM, Muncie Fieldhouse, followed by an opening ceremony at 9:00 AM, walk immediately follows. This is a noncompetitive walk that begins at the Fieldhouse and finishes at the Muncie Mission. Register your team(s), or if you can’t walk but want to donate to a team or walker, visit .

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