News at First Baptist Church Muncie

You can read about all that is happening in the monthly newsletter called The Visitor. But here, you can see all that is currently happening around First Baptist Church Muncie.

Bible Study

Early Sunday School: Sundays, 9:15 AM (Intergenerational Class, children’s classes for various ag... read more

Early Sunday School: Sundays, 9:15 AM (Intergenerational Class, children’s classes for various ages, youth Sunday school class) Late Sunday School: Sundays, 10:15 AM (Bykota) & 10:30 AM (Friendship and an Intergenerational Class)

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CCT Meeting

The next CCT Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, at 7:00 PM in the church office. read more

The next CCT Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, at 7:00 PM in the church office.

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Children's Choir Update

Children in preschool through fifth grade are invited to join our Children’s Choir! Practice will... read more

Children in preschool through fifth grade are invited to join our Children’s Choir! Practice will start again on October 13 at 10:00 AM in the downstairs children’s choir room. The kids will be singing a few songs for Thanksgiving this year with a performance on November 24. Please see Clif Davis or Jenny Durke with any questions.

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Children's Shoebox Collection

The children’s team is collecting items to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Please ... read more

The children’s team is collecting items to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Please drop off your items in the designated boxes in the church office. The deadline to donate is November 10. Here are some ideas of what to donate:

A “Wow” Item

doll (Consider including accessories such as doll clothes or a small doll bed); soccer ball (Make sure to include a manual air pump so that the ball can be reinflated.); stuffed animal; an outfit of clothing to wear; small musical instrument (such as a harmonica or woodwind recorder); backpack

Personal Care Items

comb; hairbrush; toothbrush; washcloth; bar soap (packaged and/or in a container); adhesive bandages-(Colorful ones can help a child be more willing to wear a bandage. Do NOT include liquid antibiotic ointment.); reusable plastic containers: cup, water bottle, plate, bowl, blunt-edged utensils (Consider filling an empty container with non-liquid items such as hair bows, bracelets, sunglasses, or washcloths to maximize the space.); blanket; non-liquid lip balm; flashlight-(solar-powered or hand-crank; if battery operated, be sure to include extra batteries of the type needed); compact mirror; nail clipper and file; stick deodorant; washable/reusable cloth menstrual pads

Clothing and Accessories

shirts and pants; pillowcase dress (loose-fitting sundress); underwear; shoes and socks; flip-flops; hat/scarf/mittens; decorative hat; wrist watch; sunglasses; tote bag/purse; bead jewelry/bead kit; hair accessories (hair clips, hair ribbons, elastic hair bands, etc.)

Crafts and Activities

pencils; small manual pencil sharpener; colored pencils; pencil case; pens; crayons; markers; coloring pads; coloring books; picture book; notebooks; glue stick (Do not include liquid glue.); small adhesive tape; watercolor set [Finger paint palette/crayons/markers (non-liquid containers), paint brushes, canvas or paper]; building blocks; playdough (Consider adding plastic cookie cutters as non-sharp utensils the child can use with the playdough.); stickers; puzzles; binoculars; compass; chalkboard with chalk; tool set with work gloves; fishing kit; brightly colored rope or twine; gardening kit with gloves and trowel (no seeds); magnets; kaleidoscope; skipping rope/jump rope; playing cards; marbles

Toys

foam ball; kickball (Make sure to include a manual air pump so that the ball can be reinflated.); tennis ball; finger puppets; slinky; Etch A Sketch; play cars/trucks/boats, plastic tools; plastic dinosaurs; interactive toys that include push buttons, lights, noise (include extra batteries); baseball and mitt; tennis ball; yo-yo; small Frisbee; small kite; hacky sack; toy cars

A Personal Note

You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.

Do NOT Include

candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

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Harvest Meal Date

The Harvest Meal will be held on November 24, 2019. Please reserve this date on your calendar. read more

The Harvest Meal will be held on November 24, 2019. Please reserve this date on your calendar.

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Keeping Up

As we study the book of Revelation, it will be important to stay up to date with the study. If yo... read more

As we study the book of Revelation, it will be important to stay up to date with the study. If you miss a week or two, you might find it hard to make sense of how it all fits together. Let me encourage you to take the time to listen to the podcast or watch the sermon videos online. Summer is a season of travel and vacation. That makes this particular study a challenge. However, with the technology that we have available, you can keep up each week and get the most out of this study.

You can subscribe to the podcast or watch the sermon videos.

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Operation Christmas Child

Attention everyone! It is not too early to think about Operation Christmas Child. Now is the time... read more

Attention everyone! It is not too early to think about Operation Christmas Child. Now is the time to buy school supplies: Crayola crayons, pencils, small notepads, etc. Please bring these to the church office. Thanks!

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Senior Adult Camp

This year’s theme is Here am I Send Me. October 25-27 at Tippecanoe Baptist Camp, North Webster I... read more

This year’s theme is Here am I Send Me. October 25-27 at Tippecanoe Baptist Camp, North Webster Indiana. Ages 55 and older. Send form for registration to the camp. Please let Shirley Pittenger know by October 15 if you are going. Church will pay half of the fee. All information is on the bulletin board outside the sanctuary door. Any questions contact Shirley .

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Senior Adult Day

Senior Adult Day is Thursday, October 10. The event is hosted by Richmond First Baptist Church an... read more

Senior Adult Day is Thursday, October 10. The event is hosted by Richmond First Baptist Church and is sponsored by ABC of Greater Indianapolis, ABC of Indiana and Kentucky, and BHI Retirement Communities. The theme will be Preserving Our Past and Protecting Our Future. For reservations, please contact Shirley Pittenger by September 29. The cost is $10.00. The church van will leave FBC at 7:45 AM. and usually returns by 4:00 PM.

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September Visitor

The September Visitor is available online. You can download it here read more

The September Visitor is available online. You can download it here

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Shut-In Fruit Baskets

On Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 AM to noon in the Lower Auditorium (kitchen), volunteers will ... read more

On Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 AM to noon in the Lower Auditorium (kitchen), volunteers will be needed to assemble and deliver fruit baskets to our shut-in members. If you are interested in volunteering contact Barbara Campbell .

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Sunday Morning Study

Are you looking for a good way to connect with other adults on Sunday mornings? James Heimlich le... read more

Are you looking for a good way to connect with other adults on Sunday mornings? James Heimlich leads a great Sunday School class during the first-service hour. This group, which meets in the Bride’s Room, includes adults of all ages and has a welcoming discussion format. If you attend second service, take a Sunday or two to come earlier and try it out.

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Trunk or Treat Candy

The Children’s Ministry Team is hosting another Trunk or Treat night at the church on Saturday, O... read more

The Children’s Ministry Team is hosting another Trunk or Treat night at the church on Saturday, October 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM, and we are in need of candy donations! We ask that candy be individually wrapped. Please drop off any candy donations in the church office by October 20. Thanks!

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Trunk or Treat

Families are invited to join us for Trunk or Treat night at the church on Saturday, October 26 fr... read more

Families are invited to join us for Trunk or Treat night at the church on Saturday, October 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM! To make this event possible, we are in need of several people to volunteer their “trunks” for this event. Vehicle participants may choose to decorate their car trunks and pass out candy to the kids. If you want, you can decorate your trunk according to a theme (Pinterest is full of ideas!) and even wear a costume that goes with it (completely optional)! We do ask that all costumes be kid friendly. In order for the families of small kids to enjoy this event, we’re asking for several people (youth are welcome to help too!) to volunteer their car for the evening. If you’re unable to host a trunk but still want to help, we are in need of candy donations! Please drop off any candy donations in the church office by October 20. In case of inclement weather, we will bring the trick-or-treating inside the church. Please see Britney Sue or anyone on the children’s team if you’re interested in being a vehicle participant. This was a very successful event last year, and we are looking forward to another fun evening this year!


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Visitor or Bulletin Information

If you would like an announcement in the October Visitor, please email it to Wade by Sunday, Sep... read more

If you would like an announcement in the October Visitor, please email it to Wade by Sunday, September 22. You can also email articles for the weekly bulletin by Tuesday of each week.

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Wednesday Music Rehearsals

6:00 PM Praise Team, 6:15 PM Handbells, 7:30 PM Choir. Interested in playing an instrument or sin... read more

6:00 PM Praise Team, 6:15 PM Handbells, 7:30 PM Choir. Interested in playing an instrument or singing at second service? Please contact Clifton Davis. If you would be interested in Handbells, contact Barbara Edison or Dana Davis. For adult choir contact Bruce McFarland.

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Youth and Youth Families Cookout

All youth and their families are invited to the Davises’ home (1032 Walnut Creek Lane, Gas City) ... read more

All youth and their families are invited to the Davises’ home (1032 Walnut Creek Lane, Gas City) for a time of food and games. This is a time of relationship building for our youth, as well as for parents of youth. Please join us next Sunday, September 22, from 12:45–3:00 PM. If you, as the parent/s, are unable to attend, but your youth is available, we will be happy to give them a ride! Please RSVP to Julie by this Thursday, September 19.

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Join us for our Worship Gatherings

9:15 AM (Traditional), 10:45 AM (Contemporary) each Sunday.

Wade Allen will be preaching this week (September 22) from Revelation 10

Worship Schedule