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

Choir and Bells Resuming

Always wanted to sing? Play an instrument? Join us on Wednesday, September 7, at 6:30 PM for bells and at 7:40 PM for choir. Choir leads worship most first services (September through June) and Bells about every six weeks. Contact Clifton Davis at for more information.

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! The Friendship Class resumes on Tuesday, September 13.

Missional Community Update

Several groups are starting back this month. We have two in home groups along with a men’s Saturday morning study and a women’s bible study. If you are interested in finding out more about these groups, contact Brad Rodgers who is the Adult Ministries Coordinator.

Young At Heart Camp

The camp for Senior Adults - ages 55 and over - will be held at the Tippecanoe Camp and Retreat Center on October 25, 26, and 27. Registration fee is $80 and due at time of sending in registration forms. The forms are on the desk in the church office in a yellow folder. This is a time for fun, fellowship, ministry and good food. For further information please contact Shirley Pittenger, camp director, at or e-mail:

Women’s Bible Study

The women's bible study that meets in the church office on Tuesday afternoons will be starting a new book on September 6. All ladies are welcome to attend! Please call Melanie at for more information! If you are working and unable to attend the late afternoon group, join ladies who meet the first and third Mondays at 12:00 noon for lunch, prayer and discussion.

American Baptist Biennial

The American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky will be holding their 2016 Biennial gathering at First Baptist Muncie on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. At this biennial gathering, churches from across our region will be making new connections with other Baptists from across Indiana and Kentucky. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Linzi Rodgers.

Recycling at Church

Blue trash bags are in the office and kitchen for recycling of internal 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 October newsletter, please email it to by Sunday, September 18.

Operation Christmas Child

Suggestions for August and September are school supplies: coloring books, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, scissors, glue sticks, solar calculators, 6 inch rulers or tape measures, ink pad sets and writing paper. Remember the size of a shoe box. Contact Jane Patton if you have questions.

Community Cookout

The Fall Riverside/First Baptist Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, September 18 beginning at 4:00 PM at Riverside Avenue Baptist Church. Join us for an evening of good food, games, music and more! Drinks, burgers, brats, hot dogs and pork patties will be provided. Bring a friend, a chair, and a dish to share.

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