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 Handbell rehearsals will resume in the fall.

Softball Game

The next softball game will be on Monday, July 25 at the Muncie Sportsplex. The game begins at 8:00 PM. We hope you will be able to come out and support our men.

CCT Meeting

The CCT will be meeting in the church office on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM.

95th Birthday

Melva Ratchford will be celebrating her 95th birthday with a party at Westminster Village (Village Room) on Thursday, August 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Everyone is invited to stop by and wish Melva a Happy Birthday.

Youth Corn Fundraiser

Joe Walker is providing corn for sale in the parking lot after both services on Sunday, July 24. Proceeds will go to to the youth ministry at First Baptist. All unsold corn will be donated to the Muncie Mission.

Trip to Shipshewana

On Thursday, August 11, the church van will leave First Baptist at 9:00 AM. The group (combined First Baptist and Riverside) will be traveling to Menno-Hoff in Shipshewana to learn about the story of the Mennonites and Amish. The tour lasts about 1 hour. There will be time for browsing and shopping. Cost for the museum is $7.00. You will also need money for lunch. Talk to Terry Harke if you are interested in attending.

Women’s Bible Study

The women's bible study that meets in the church office on Monday afternoons will be on break until August 16th. 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 at Two Johnnys for lunch, prayer and discussion.

ChristFest Choir

On Saturday, August 20, ChristFest will be held at Canon Commons (just a few blocks from the church). Churches from all over Muncie will be participating along with the Praise Team from First Baptist. Others are welcome to sing in a community choir. Practices for the community choir will be held at 6:00 PM on July 25, August 1, 8, and 15 at Tabernacle of Praise. No sign-up required, just show up for the practices.

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

YMCA Football

The YMCA is in need of volunteer coaches for our youth flag football league. Could it be you?! Age groups range from grades K-8. Games are on 6 consecutive Saturdays beginning August 20. There will be a couple of practices prior to the start of games. Too many Saturdays in a row to commit? Coach with a friend and share the responsibility. If you are interested, please contact Kelli Petroviak at or We will require a volunteer application to be completed. Thank you!

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