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 and Children’s Choir, 6:30 PM Handbells, 7:40 PM 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 .

Christmas Caroling and Dinner

The annual First Baptist/Riverside Ave. Baptist Christmas caroling, dinner, and program is Sunday, December 11. For caroling, be at Riverside at 3:00 PM. Dinner is at 6:00 PM with a program to follow. Meat, drinks, and table service will be furnished. Please bring a dish or two to share. If you plan on caroling, please contact Jane Patton , Anne Crow or Terry Harke . This will help set up routes to visit our shut-ins.

Business Meeting

An all church business meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 11 at 10:15 AM in the lower auditorium. We will be electing new members to the CCT and voting on the 2017 budget. You can pick up copies of the proposed budget from Dan Lemen.

Holiday Service Times

7:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service; 11:00 AM Combined Christmas Day Service; 11:00 AM Combined New Year’s Day Service

Reception for Dr. Davis

Clif Davis is receiving the Doctor of Arts degree from Ball State on Saturday, December 17. To thank you for your support through this process, the Davis family would like to invite you to celebrate with them at an open house on that day. Please join them here at the church anytime between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM in the lower auditorium for light refreshments and an opportunity to congratulate Clif on this accomplishment.

Marriage Retreat

The Marriage Retreat committee is excited to announce that First Baptist Church will be organizing another retreat this coming February. The retreat will take place at the Artist Colony Inn in Nashville, IN on February 17 and 18. The cost is $100 per couple. A $25 deposit is required to hold your spot. Act fast! Only a limited number of rooms are available. (Sponsorships may be available. Please see Melanie Graham for more information.)

Men’s Bible Study

A bible study for men meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. The study is using the book by R. Kent Hughes titled Disciplines of a Godly Man. If you have any questions, please contact Wes Russell at .

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 January newsletter, please email it to by Sunday, December 11.

Time to Ring Bells

Reminders if you signed up to ring bells: This week we ring bells for the Salvation Army at Penny’s and Macy's. The Macy's door is actually the Mall door on the East side of Macy's. The Penny’s door is in the SE corner near the Salon and the bathroom. We ring from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Children’s Christmas Serving

For the month of December we will be having a coat drive. Coats can be new or gently used, but must be CLEAN. There's a collection box by the sanctuary and one in the church office. So many children go without a winter coat, let's help keep Muncie warm!

The children's ministry will be bell ringing at Macy’s on Thursday, December 15 from 6:00-7:00 PM. Children and families of all ages are invited to come out and join us or say hello!

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