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

No Wednesday evening rehearsals due to Thanksgiving.

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 Business Meeting

We will gather in an all church business meeting at 10:15 AM on Sunday, December 21. We will consider nominees for the CCT and the 2015 budget. You can get a copy ahead of time from Dan Lemen. Any questions or concerns can be address to CCT members. The hope is to keep this meeting brief.

Birthday Party for Jesus

Sunday, December 6 is our annual Children’s Birthday Party for Jesus! Save the Date!!! We will meet following the late service. Lunch will be provided for the whole family, and afterwards there will be fun games and activities for the kids! This is always a GREAT time for everyone, so we hope to see you there :) Please RSVP to Gayle, Jessica or Colleen. This is especially important, not just for the food, but because the children will receive a gift and we want to make sure every child gets one!!!

Parent’s Night Out

Back by popular demand, FBC will be hosting another Parents’ Night Out!!! It will be Friday December 12 from 6PM-9PM. What a great opportunity to finish (or start!) your Christmas shopping, while your little ones enjoy pizza, cookies and the movie The Polar Express, in their most comfy pjs! What fun for everyone!!! Please RSVP to Gayle, Jessica or Colleen!

Youth Ski Trip

The youth can sign up for the Youth Ski Trip which takes place January 16-19. The deadline for signup is December 1. Go to for more information and to download a form.

Harvest Dinner

The church will have a Harvest Dinner on Sunday, November 23 following the second service. Meat, beverages, and table service will be provided. Please bring a side dish to add to the feast. If you plan to attend, fill out the information card in the bulletin and place it in the offering plate. Thank you.

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 January newsletter, please email it to by Sunday, December 14.

Holiday decorating

Immediately following the Harvest Dinner today, FBC church family members are asked to stay for a little while—30 minutes to an hour—to help decorate the church for Christmas. It will go quickly if there are many to help. Won’t you join us in the sanctuary right after the meal ends?

Friendship Family Project with Ball State

The Oasis Campus Ministry is seeking to connect local families with Ball State international students through the Friendship Family Program. Our new intern, Olya Cherevko, from Kazakhstan, is leading us to begin connecting with internationals more intentionally. We are trying to connect at least 30 international students to share holiday meals with families and possibly to build a once-a-month relationship. We thank you for your support and please let Pastor Dave know at if you are interested in participating.

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