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.

Ark Trip

Sue Mutter is leading an Ark trip on July 10. We will be leaving the Meijer parking lot at 7:00 A... read more

Sue Mutter is leading an Ark trip on July 10. We will be leaving the Meijer parking lot at 7:00 AM. Cost is $80/person, which includes ticket and coach. Food is on your own at the buffet located next to Ark. Prices for the buffet are seniors ($10.99), adults ($14.99), and kids 5–12 ($6.99). Wear good walking shoes. There are electric scooters available to rent if you have problems walking ($35.00/day). We will arrive back in Muncie by 7:00 PM. If you are planning to go, please make your check out to Sue Lawson Mutter, put on the memo for the Ark trip, and mail it to Sue Lawson-Mutter, 5600 S. Edgewood Dr., Muncie, IN 47302 contact Suzy if you have questions.

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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, middle school Sunday school class) Late Sunday School: Sundays, 10:15 AM (Bykota) & 10:30 AM (Friendship and an Intergenerational Class)

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Children's Summer Schedule

We want to let you know our new summer schedule for the children! With our mentees taking some (m... read more

We want to let you know our new summer schedule for the children! With our mentees taking some (much deserved!) time off, we are shuffling things up a bit.

For the next few months (May–July), we will not have Sunday school classes for pre-K through 5th grade during first service. Child care will be provided for ages birth through 3 years with Joyce and Dave as usual. We will also be providing child care for ages pre-K through 2nd grade, who are just a little too young to sit through the service every week. They can be dropped off downstairs in the Sunday School room. Please note: This is only child care—a place for them to play during the service - there will be no lesson during this time.

We will have ALL children’s classes, birth through 5th grade, during the second service. Nothing changes for the babies and toddlers. Children pre-K through 5th grade will start in the sanctuary and will be dismissed by Wade as usual, and a helper will walk them downstairs. They will have a short worship time of their own, then break up into age appropriate groups. The worship time they have together will take the place of the children’s choir time. They will work on a song in class to perform at the end of summer!

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Friendship Class

The Friendship Class is for special-needs adults. Volunteers are needed to help with the classes.... read more

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.

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May Visitor

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

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

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Next Youth Event

The youth will be traveling to Mounds State Park today after church. We leave the church at 12:0... read more

The youth will be traveling to Mounds State Park today after church. We leave the church at 12:00. Meet in the church office. We will return to the church at 4:00. You can pick up your youth at First Baptist. Parents are welcome to attend. If you have questions please contact Christy Allen or Deena Green.

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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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Visitor or Bulletin Information

If you would like an announcement in the June Visitor, please email it to Wade by Sunday, May 19... read more

If you would like an announcement in the June Visitor, please email it to Wade by Sunday, May 19. You can also email articles for the weekly bulletin by Tuesday of each week.

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Volunteers Needed

The children’s team is in need of volunteers to help with Sunday School this summer. We have tea... read more

The children’s team is in need of volunteers to help with Sunday School this summer. We have teachers lined up, but still need “helpers” during first service during the month of July. Helpers will provide child care for ages PreK-2nd grade (there will be no lesson during this time!). Please see Britney Sue or Colleen Massoth if you’re interested in helping out this summer! Thank you!

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Warm Weather Life Group Kicking Off Next Sessions

From June through October, a group of people, several of whom are “snowbirds” and only here in th... read more

From June through October, a group of people, several of whom are “snowbirds” and only here in the summer, meet as part of FBC’s life groups. The group will be meeting on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of the month for dessert, program, and discussion.

On Thursday evening, May 30, at 6:00 PM the group will meet at the Flodders’ home for a cookout and to plan for the season and decide details about the programming for the sessions. New people are invited to join this planning meeting but need not decide about membership until afterwards. See Joe Songer or Molly Flodder if you have questions or are considering visiting with the group on May 30.

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We Are a Listening Community

You are about to open a great gift. Thirty-five stories were submitted to The Story Project. The ... read more

You are about to open a great gift. Thirty-five stories were submitted to The Story Project. The team has spent the month of May evaluating them and will meet in June to determine how best to share each story with our congregation. Perhaps you wrote one of those stories: if so, thank you! You probably have some feeling of having “put yourself out there”—you sense the discomfort that can come from wondering, What’s next? Between now and the end of the year, these stories will begin to trickle out into the life of our church. A few may show up in The Visitor; others may be shared on a Sunday morning. The bulk of them will be slated for publication in a book the team hopes to self-publish in December. Those who sit near you in worship, who serve with you in the church kitchen, who study with you in Sunday school class—these are the ones who have taken time to chronicle some way God has been at work in their life. Some of them have written deeply personal, heartbreaking thoughts. Some have shared facts about themselves that they’re unsure how you’ll receive. They’ve done it, at least partly, hoping that you will be encouraged in your own walk with God and will believe even more strongly in His faithfulness in your own life. They have given of themselves to bless you. So right now is the time for us to think critically about how we want to welcome their gift:

  • Approach each story with humble curiosity. You may be surprised at what some people have experienced. Or perhaps you’ve been in similar circumstances, but you made a very different choice about how to handle them. That’s okay. We’re not here to pass judgment on other people’s choices. Take each person’s experience at face value and purposely cultivate gratitude that someone is trusting you with details of their life.
  • Treat the details of others’ lives with respect. Obviously, The Story Project is about choosing to make these stories more public; this isn’t a small group experience where things must remain utterly confidential. Still, someone else’s story shouldn’t become fodder for gossip or small talk. Think carefully before you bring up conversation about someone else’s story with anyone except that person.
  • If someone’s story resonates with you, tell them. It can be very difficult to put a story out into the world and have no idea how it’s being received. If you can relate, or you’ve been reassured about God’s love, or you simply admire someone’s courage in sharing, tell them. Don’t keep it to yourself if someone’s story has been a blessing to you.
  • Finally . . . enjoy the process! Be amazed at the variety of life experiences and gifting that God has placed within First Baptist Church. Relish hearing the names of people you remember from decades past as they appear in the stories of some who’ve written. Discover the breadth of the ways God has worked and is working in the lives of those around you, and let it move you to praise Him all the more. We are a listening community. Let’s approach our task—our gift—with humility and love. May it draw us closer together as a church and closer to our God.

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Wednesday Music Rehearsals

6:00 PM Praise Team, 6:00 PM Handbells, 7:30 PM Choir Interested in singing in the FBC Choir thi... read more

6:00 PM Praise Team, 6:00 PM Handbells, 7:30 PM Choir

Interested in singing in the FBC Choir this season? Contact Bruce McFarland! Interested in playing drums, bass, or synth at second service? Please contact Clifton Davis! Thanks!

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YWCA Donations

The YWCA is accepting donations of hygiene items and toiletries. They are not accepting clothing ... read more

The YWCA is accepting donations of hygiene items and toiletries. They are not accepting clothing donations at this time.

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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 (May 26) from Luke 24:36-49

Worship Schedule