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 Handbell Rehearsal, 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!

All Church Easter Lunch

On Sunday March 29 we will be joining together as a church family to enjoy an Easter lunch! Meat and drinks will be provided, we just ask that you bring a side item or dessert to share. Our food is always so good and you can't beat the fellowship! There will be an Easter story read by Jim Hiatt that's sure to be fun for all ages! For the little ones, we'll end the afternoon with an egg hunt! We will see you there!

Senior Adult Event

All Senior Adults (DMAs) are invited to a new event at Mount Olive Community Church on Sunday, March 29 at 3 PM. Common Ground will be providing music. The church van will leave Riverside at 2:40 PM. There is no cost for the event.

Josh Holowell Teaching

Josh is married to Whitney and they have two sons, Tyko and Finnigan. Josh and Whitney were on staff with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) at Ball State University from 2009-2014. They are now pursuing Church planting through the PCA in Central Indiana.

1927 Architectural Renderings Available

Gordy Fine Arts and Framing is providing an opportunity for you to purchase a reproduction of a 1927 architectural rendering of our building. The church was completed in 1929. Order forms are available. If you need an order shipped, please call Brian Gordy directly.

Financial Reports

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

America for Christ Offering

The America for Christ Offering is the American Baptist response to the needs of home missions within and beyond the local congregation in witness and service for Christ as mandated by the Great Commission. Gifts are channeled through National Ministries and Regional Ministries to fund home mission, education and local community ministries. First Baptist Muncie will be collecting this offering through March. If you would like to donate, please use the designated envelopes labeled America for Christ.

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 May newsletter, please email it to by Sunday, April 19.

ECI Walk MS

ECI Walk MS 2015 to raise awareness and money for research toward creating a world free of Multiple Sclerosis will be held Saturday, March 28 at BSU Worthen Arena. Bob and Vicki Hartley’s daughter Shannon has MS and Team Artist Within is participating in their sixth walk. If you would like to join the team or donate to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, please contact Bob or Vicki. This link will take you to their team page:

Muncie Reach Week

We are excited about serving our church and community during the Muncie Reach Week this April 12-26. We now have seven projects planned for these dates. You can now sign up for projects with the project coordinator. Melanie Gregg will also have a signup sheet. You can read more about the projects on the MC bulletin board or online at .

Looking for First Baptist Church? We hope you will visit soon.