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)

Early Sunday School

Tim and Patty Stigers are leading the early hour intergenerational class. The class will start back Sunday, August 2. If you attend late worship and are looking for a weekly bible study, this will be a great class. Who is God in the Old Testament? A God of mercy and compassion? Or a God of wrath, as we are often told? We look forward to Getting to Know God better as we discuss these chapters in Exodus together. Hope to see you in the “Bride Room” on the lower level.

Wednesday Music Rehearsals

6:00 PM Praise Team (Sanctuary)

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.

Church Softball

The softball team will be finishing the season this week with tournament play. The games will be on Monday (August 3) and Tuesday (August 4) of this week.

FBC/Riverside New DMA

On Thursday, August 13 the van will leave FBC at 8 AM on a trip to Warsaw, Indiana. The cost is $4 plus lunch. The first stop will be at the Biblical Garden, Central Park. After lunch, the group will stop at the Billy Sunday Home and Museum and then explore shops in Winona. Wear your walking shoes. If you are going, please contact Terry Harke , Jane Patton or Mary Harry .

Missional Community Update

The fall missional community session begins in August. We are in the process of forming several groups. This session, we will have multiple breakfast/lunch groups that will be meeting throughout the city. The groups will be gender based and will be located in places and at times that will fit into work schedules. If you would be interested in being a part of a group during the fall session, please let Wade or Melanie know.

Adoption Support Group

An adoption support group will be meeting at First Baptist for all adoptive parents (pre and post) on Monday, August 3 from 6-8 PM. Contact Shelby Harris if you have any questions about the group.

Recycling at Church

Blue trash bags are in the office and kitchen for recycling of paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, 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 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 September newsletter, please email it to by Sunday, August 23.

Welcome Cookies

In the spirit of being glad to see our current college students and welcome new ones, we will be offering a “Welcome to First Baptist” gesture that is sure to encourage old and new student friends to feel welcome. We need 36 dozen cookies (or brownies) to provide to 36 students on their first new academic year Sunday with us. Contact Molly Flodder at or if you would be interested in helping out. Leftover cookies will go to the ladies and children at the YWCA. Additional instructions are available in the August Visitor.

Fall Reach Week

A fall Muncie Reach Week is planned for October 10-17. More details will be available in the coming weeks.

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